- There is no Goal
- Charity is Sharing
Path towards God
- Rabia al-Adawiyya
- Sufi Mystic Bayazid
Osho on Judgement
- Osho on Laila Majnu
Osho on Attachment
Sufi Rabia on
Identification is Misery
- How to Stop Mad
- Sufi Rabiya and Hassan
Master is Always There
Mulla Nasruddin wisdom
- This World is only a caravanserai
- Rabiya and Hassan Story
Osho - Identification is
I am reminded of a Sufi story.
A great emperor asks
his wise men to give him a mantra of such a type that it can be used in any
dangerous, fatal situation – Any Advice is always particular, and he wants a
mantra, an advice, the essence of all wisdom, so that it can be used in any
situation whatsoever, whenever there is danger. The wise men are very
confused, very disturbed, and in a deep anguish. They cannot find such an
essence of all wisdom.
Then they go to a Sufi mystic and he gives a piece of paper and says, ”This
should not be opened unless there is Really danger! And then the advice will
be there.” So the king put the piece of paper under the diamond of his ring.
There are many moments when the danger approaches, but the Sufi has
emphatically said, ”Unless you feel this is really the last hope – that
nothing can be more dangerous – only then open it!” Many dangers come and
go, and the king always feels this is not the last; something more can still
Even death approaches, and the king is just on his deathbed, but still he
cannot open it, because he remembers still more is possible. But his wise
men say, ”Now please open it. We want to see what is there.” But the king
says, ”The promise must be fulfilled. Really, now it is irrelevant what is
there; the mantra has worked upon me. Since having this mantra with me, I
have not felt any danger at all. Whatsoever the danger was, I have felt
still more was possible, and I have remained the host. I was never
Danger can never
become the ultimate unless you are identified with it, and then anything can
become the ultimate – just anything! Just anything ordinary can become the
ultimate, and you are disturbed.
And the king said, ”Now I am not worried at all, whatsoever. The man is
wise; the Sufi knows – I am not concerned about what he has written.”
Then, the king died
without opening the ring. The moment he died, the first thing his wise men
did was to open the ring. There was nothing; it was just a piece of paper...
just a piece of paper – not a word, not a single word of advice. But the
advice worked; the mantra worked.
So be centered in your host, and remember
nothing is happening to you. All that is happening is just the guests,
visitors; they will come and go. And it is good that they come and go; it
enriches you, you become more mature.
But don’t follow them, don’t be involved with them. Don’t become one with
them. Don’t fall in love and hate; don’t fall into identification. Remain
the host, and then the ultimate happening happens. Then the ultimate
explosion becomes possible. Once the witnessing soul is known, you will
never be the same again. The whole world disappears and you are transmuted
into a new dimension of bliss. Identification is misery;
bliss. To fall in love and hate with the guest is misery. To transcend them,
and to be centered in oneself, is bliss.
Source: from book “That Art Thou” by Osho
Related Osho Links:
Quotes on Attachment
Osho- Unless a man is creative, he
cannot find much joy in life
Osho - Why is this life,
which has no end and no beginning, so mysterious?
Osho - Why Man
continue to live the way he lives -- in misery, in agony, in suffering
Osho on Misery - What is this attachment to misery? And why
is it so difficult to be happy?