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Just watch your mind, and you will understand : It never allows you to sit silently even for a few moments. If you sit silently it says, “Why not listen to the radio? The newspaper must have come, your post may have arrived. Why not go to the movie? Why not watch TV?” If you are in the shop your mind says, “Go home, rest — you are tired.” If you are at home your mind says, “What you are doing here, wasting your time? Go to the shop — you could have earned something!”

The mind never allows you to be where you are, it never allows you to see things as they are. It is always taking you somewhere else, either into the past or into the future; it never allows you to be in the present. Either it drags you into memories — which are nothing but footprints on the sands of time — or it drags you into the future: great projections, great expectations, desires, goals…. And you become so much involved with them — as if they have some reality! And the reality is slipping out of your hands while you are engaged in all these trips into the past, into the future.

The mind never allows you and will never allow you to see that which is; it always takes you to that which is not.

Live in the world, but not through the mind. Don’t let the past or the future stand between you and reality. And if you can manage the state of no-mind even for a few moments — that’s what meditation is all about — you will be surprised: suddenly you are in rhythm with existence.You will pulsate with it, vibrate with it.

You will be just a wave in the great ocean of the law. You will be in such attunement, in such atonement, in such deep harmony and accord, that the whole sky will start showering flowers on you, the whole existence will rejoice with you.

This is paradise: paradise is the state of no-mind. Buddha calls it the lotus paradise, because your consciousness opens up like a lotus in the early morning sun and there is great fragrance, great beauty, and there is great grace.

OSHO



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