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Remember, you cannot hold bliss in your fist….OSHO

Remember, you cannot hold bliss in your fist....

 

There is a beautiful statement of one of the great Masters, Kabir. He says, "O my beloved, seeking and searching, seeking and searching, I have lost myself The drop has dropped into the ocean; now where am I going to find myself?

 

I was just a drop." After he had written this in the early morning, his disciples, who used to gather then, asked him what he had been writing. Kabir said, "I have written something, but I am not quite satisfied."

 

Let me repeat his words, they have a beauty of their own…..

 

HERAT HERAT HE SAKHI RAHYA KABIR HERAI

BUND SAMANI SAMUND MEN SO KAT HERI JAI.

 

"O my beloved friend, a great difficulty has arisen. I was searching, searching, seeking and seeking, and in all this search I forgot to take care of myself. I am lost, lost just as when a dewdrop falls into the ocean. The dewdrop finds the ocean, but at the cost of losing itself"

 

"But I'm not satisfied," Kabir said. "So just wait. Something is still not right." And he changed it — just a little change, a little difference, but what a difference it makes!

 

HERAT HERAT HE SAKHI RAHYA KABIR HERAI.

 

"O my beloved, seeking and searching, Kabir is lost. The ocean has fallen into the dewdrop, now where am I going to find my dewdrop?"

 

Both ways are true, but the second way is truer than true. It has come very close to the ultimate expression of bliss. It is a finding, but very risky — on the condition of losing your self

 

Ordinarily, in the dictionaries you will find bliss defined as happiness, pleasure, joy. Linguistically they all appear to have a similar meaning; existentially it is not so. And you will have to understand the subtle nuances and differences; only then you may be able to catch some hold of the phenomenon called bliss.

 

Remember, you cannot hold bliss in your fist.

You can hold bliss only in your open hand.

Bliss is just like a breeze:

Your fist will miss it.

Your open hand may have a little dance with it, a little love affair with it.

 

OSHO

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