More wisdom from Osho on Buddha, regarding living in the moment with consciousness
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Update, 2018: At the time I made the original post, I knew absolutely nothing about Osho. Since then, I watched a documentary called Wild, Wild Country and wow, I was shocked. Just goes to show truth can come from any messenger. If you haven’t seen the documentary, I recommend it. Fascinating insights into a house divided and the vulnerability of the human experience.
I’m “fired up” about what I’m getting from this book by Osho this morning. It is called “Buddha, his life and teachings” Just now, I read that we often only become fully conscious in the moment when our very life is at risk. Sometimes, that is the only situation that can flush out all those other nagging thoughts.
This rather reminds me of all those fundamental Christian sermons I’ve heard, teaching that sometimes “bad things” happen to slow us down and wake us up.
The example used by Osho is to ask what would happen if your house was suddenly on fire? It’s a pretty good bet all other thoughts not absolutely pertinent to the moment would vanish.
Can I live as if my house is on fire? Can I Live as if the only thing worth saving is My life, my consciousness, my Soul Essence? Would living this way drive me crazy or sane?
It would certainly put the petty in it’s place.
Something to ponder…..