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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #405 on: November 26, 2012, 10:50:21 PM »
As you recognize that you already own the wholeness you seek,
and no one outside you can give you more than you already are,
dysfunctional situations will evaporate like bad dreams exposed to the morning sun.”


Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect;
it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand.”

Alan Cohen



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« Reply #406 on: November 26, 2012, 11:14:26 PM »
Zen is rejoicing in purposelessness. What purpose is in a flower? What purpose is in the sun rising? For what purpose are you here? There seems to be no purpose to me.

I have looked deep enough in every corner of my being -- there seems to be no purpose at all, and I consider it a great freedom. If there were a purpose, then you would be in bondage, then there would be a destiny you have to fulfill. Then you could be a failure.
Every purpose creates failures and successes. But if there is no purpose, nobody is a failure. Wherever you end up, that is the place you were destined to end. Wherever your boat leads you, and wherever the river moves, that is the direction. If you have any direction, you are going to be in conflict with many directions.

Don't have any direction, and don't have any desire. That does not mean repress desire. That simply means, rejoice in every desire, rejoice in every moment. Whatever is available, whatever has come across your path, love, be friendly.

Don't make any demands on existence, otherwise you will be in suffering. All those who live in misery, live in misery for the simple reason they are thinking that a certain purpose has to be fulfilled, a certain success has to be achieved, a certain ambition. And when it is not achieved -- and there are more possibilities of not achieving it -- you will be in misery. And even if you achieve it, it makes no difference, you will be in misery. You will be in misery because when you achieve it you will find nothing is achieved.

You have become the world's richest man, and suddenly you find you are surrounded by all kinds of junk. You cannot live if you are trying to be richer. You will be richer if you live.

Live each moment in as much intensity as possible, and you will be richer. But if you are living for riches, then it is always tomorrow, the day after tomorrow... and you are wasting all these valuable moments, you are becoming poorer every moment.

You are forgetting the language of living the present, and that is the only poverty.
I know of no other richness than to live each moment without bothering about the past which is no more, and without desiring of the future which is not yet. Live it! When it will come you will be able to live it too. You will be more efficient in living tomorrow if you are intensely living life today.

Zen knows about the wine, but it is not of desire, it is of a silence.
It is of a desireless deepening of your life.
It is a silent song without sounds.
It is a music without instruments.
It is pure being.

At such a moment where being and non-being become equivalent, their presence and absence are synonymous. You are so present that you are almost absent, or the other way round -- you are so absent that you are totally present.

When you are no more, you are. When you are no more, you are the whole vastness of existence. When there is no desire, you are fulfilled. It is not that any desire has to be fulfilled. When there is no desire, when you have learned the art of remaining in a non-desiring moment, you are fulfilled.

When you are not doing anything, your action is perfect. Only non-doing can be perfect. Any doing is bound to be imperfect. No man is capable of doing anything perfectly. Perfection is of the imagination.

Life consists of all kinds of imperfections. You have to love the imperfect, and you have to respect the imperfect -- not only in others, but in yourself too.

Every day, whenever you reach to the point of your innermost being where everything is silent, where you cannot even say you are, a pure isness, unbounded, a tremendous drunkenness arises. I have called it divine drunkenness.

Osho Book "The Zen Manifesto : Freedom From Oneself"



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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #407 on: November 26, 2012, 11:27:14 PM »
My soul is your temple, O Lord
(from Shiva Manasa Pooja)

My soul is your temple, O Lord,
My actions are your handmaids,
My body is your home,
My senses witness only you,
My sleep is pure meditation on you,
These walking feet are your journey,
Whatever falls from my mouth is prayer to you,
Oh Lord, everything I say and do are worship.

 Shankara


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #408 on: November 27, 2012, 05:10:36 AM »
Zen is rejoicing in purposelessness.

beautiful post.

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #409 on: November 27, 2012, 02:36:18 PM »
Dear Sri Tushnim,Sri Nagaraj, Yes,thats the true beauty of Zen and freedom in real sense of that word. And it help us to become non doers,non ambitious and not to struggle anymore. Thank You Very much!

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #410 on: November 27, 2012, 03:01:45 PM »
Yes,We Are,dear Sri Tushnim. :) It help us to realise that. Is that better? :D

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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #411 on: November 27, 2012, 03:57:13 PM »
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"Zen is rejoicing in purposelessness."

How could it be said better? Zen path is complete saranagathi and jnana at the same time. But who could really understand the deepness of this teaching? To understand Zen in its fullness we need very pure mind.
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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #412 on: November 27, 2012, 04:51:43 PM »
Dear Hari, Yes,all those teachings i see too like one and the same. And from one we come to another,depending on what we need in some particular moment. And it is indeed difficuld to understand without pure mind. But,those teachings make us pure,those teachings make us understand.  When we ponder over something that long,it is bound to come like understanding.

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« Reply #413 on: November 28, 2012, 01:04:42 AM »
If it rains fire


If it rains fire
 you have to be as the water;

if it is a deluge of water
     you have to be as the wind;

if it is the Great Flood,
     you have to be as the sky;

and if it is the Very Last Flood of all the worlds,
     you have to give up self

and become the Lord.

Allama Prabhu


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #414 on: November 28, 2012, 01:47:23 AM »

Formula for Obtaining Life


Now, then!
Ha, now thou hast come to listen, thou Long Human Being, thou art staying, thou Helper of human beings.
Thou never lettest go thy grasp from the soul.
Thou hast, as if it were, taken a firmer grasp upon the soul.
I originated at the cataract, not so far away.
I will stretch out my hand to where thou art.
My soul has come to bathe itself in thy body.
The white foam will cling to my head as I walk along the path of life, the white staff will come into my extended hand.
The fire of the hearth will be left burning for me incessantly.
The soul has been lifted up successively to the seventh upper world.

 Cherokee


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #415 on: November 28, 2012, 01:56:54 AM »
Joyous in love, I make my aim


Joyous in love, I make my aim
forever deeper in Joy to be.
The perfect Joy's the goal for me:
so the most perfect lady I claim.
I've caught her eyes. All must exclaim:
the loveliest heard or seen is she.

You know I'd never base my fame
on brags. If ever we're to see
a flowering Joy, this Joy, burst free,
should bear such fruit no man can name,
lifting among the others a flame
that brightens in obscurity.

Guilhem IX of Poitou


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« Reply #416 on: November 28, 2012, 03:12:18 AM »

This rare and heavenly creature


This rare and heavenly creature
alone without peer
look and it's not there
it comes and goes but not through doors
it fits inside a square-inch
it spreads in all directions
unless you acknowledge it
you'll meet but never know

 Han-shan (Cold Mountain)


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« Reply #417 on: November 28, 2012, 03:24:05 AM »

No such thing as mind

my abiding place
has no pillars;
it is roofless --
yet the rain does not wet it,
nor the wind strike it.

when it blows,
the mountain wind is boisterous,
but when it blows not,
it simply blows not.

though it has no bridge,
the cloud climbs up to heaven;
it does not ask aid
of gautama's sutras.

ripples appear
on the unaccumulated water
of the undug well,
as the formless, bodiless man
draws water from it.

the mind:
since there is really
no such thing as mind,
with what enlightenment
shall it be enlihtened?

Ikkyu


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Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Reply #418 on: November 28, 2012, 03:43:10 AM »
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the mind:
since there is really
no such thing as mind,
with what enlightenment
shall it be enlihtened?

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« Reply #419 on: November 28, 2012, 03:47:41 AM »
Innocence is Divine

Zen has no value system. Zen only brings one thing into the world: understanding, awareness. Through awareness comes innocence. And innocence is innocent of good and bad, both. Innocence is simply innocence – it knows no distinction.

The last story. It is about Ryokan – the same master I was talking about a few days before, who burned the roof to save the bamboo shoot. Ryokan was a great lover of children. As might be expected of such a character as he was, he himself was a child. He was the child Jesus speaks about. He was so innocent that it was almost unbelievable that a man can be so innocent. He had no cunning, no cleverness. He was so innocent that people used to think that he was a little mad.

He liked to play with children. He played hide-and-seek, he played tamari, hand-ball, too. One evening it was his turn to hide, and he hid himself well under a straw stack in the field. It was growing darker and the children, not being able to locate him, left the field. Early in the following morning, a farmer came and had to remove the straw stack to begin his work. Finding Ryokan there, he exclaimed, ’Oh Ryokan-sama! What are you doing here?’

The master answered, ’Hush! Don’t talk so loud, the children will find me.’

The whole night under that straw he is waiting for the children! Such innocence is Zen. And such innocence is divine. Such innocence knows no distinctions between good and bad, knows no distinctions between this world and that, knows no distinction between this and that. Such innocence is what suchness is. And this suchness is the innermost core of religion.

Source: " Zen: The Path of Paradox, Vol 2 " - Osho