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Osho on Misuse of Psychic Powers

Osho on Preventing Misuse of Psychic Powers

Question - Please explain the preparatory antidote for the misuse of Psychic Powers."

Osho - The only antidote for the misuse of psychic powers is love; otherwise power corrupts. All power corrupts. It may be wealth, it may be prestige, it may be politics, or it may be psychic -- it makes no difference.

Whenever you feel powerful, if you don't have love as an antidote, your power is going to become a calamity to others, a curse; because power blinds the eyes. Love opens the eyes, love cleanses the eyes... your perception becomes clear. Power clouds.

Let me tell you one anecdote: A wealthy miserly man never gave to the needy. His rabbi asked him to help a poor family in need of food and medicine. He refused.

The rabbi handed him a mirror and said, "Look into this. What do you see?"
He said, "I see my face in it, nothing else."

"Now," replied the rabbi, "look through that window. What do you see?"
He said, "I see men and women. I see two lovers engrossed in each other. And children playing. Why? Why do you ask me?"

"You answered your own question," replied the rabbi. "Through the window you looked at life; in the mirror you saw yourself. A mirro is of glass, like the window, but coated on the back with silver. As this silver concealed your view of life, you saw only yourself; so has your silver, your wealth, concealed all else from your sight so you see and think of yourself."
The rich man hung his head. "You are right," he said. "I have been blinded by silver." 

But all power blinds. Whether it is of silver or gold or psychic achievement, all power blinds. Then you go on seeing only yourself. Hence Patanjali's insistence, the moment samyama is achieved, immediately bring friendliness, love. Let that be the first thing after samyama, so your whole energy becomes a flow of love, of sharing, so whatsoever you have you go on sharing. Then there is no possibility of any misuse. 

Source : from Osho Book “Yoga, Volume 8”

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