Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

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Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby Rick » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:16 pm

Here is an interesting commentary by Osho on the power of the mind and thought. Puts a different twist on the law of attraction, positive thinking, mantras and miracles.

"The mind can become powerful if you narrow it down; narrowing is the method. The more narrow the mind, the more powerful it becomes. It is just like the sun's
rays falling to the ground. If you focus those waves, those rays, through a lens, fire can be created. Those rays were falling all spread out but now they
have been narrowed down through the lens. They have become one-pointed, concentrated; now fire is possible.

The mind is energy, in fact, the same energy that comes through the sun, the same subtle rays. Ask the physicists. They say the mind has a voltage of
electricity, that it is electrical.

If you can focus the mind through a lens, the mantra is a lens, and you go on repeating Ram, Ram, Ram, or Om, Om, Om, or anything, just one word -- if you go
repeating and repeating and repeating it, and the mind's whole energy is centered in that one word -- it becomes a lens. Now all the rays are passing
through that lens. Narrowed to one point it becomes powerful, you can do miracles. Just by thinking you can do miracles.

But remember, those miracles are not spiritual. Power is never spiritual. Powerlessness, helplessness, to be nothing, is spiritual. Power is never
spiritual. This is the difference between magic and religion; magic is after power, religion is after nothingness.

A mantra is a part of magic not of religion at all, but everything is a big mess, mixed up. People who are doing miracles are magicians, not spiritual in
any way. They are even anti-spiritual because they are spreading magic in the name of religion, which is very dangerous.

Through a mantra the mind is narrowed; it is more narrowed, more powerful, and then anything can be done. There is only one thing you will miss -- you will
miss yourself. All miracles will be possible, the ultimate miracle you will miss. You will miss yourself because through narrowing down you can achieve an
object. The more the mind is narrowed, the more it becomes fixed to an object; it becomes objective. You are hidden behind and the object is outside.

So if you are a man of mantras you can say to this tree, "Die," and the tree will die; you can say to a man, "Be healthy," and the disease will disappear,
or, "Be unhealthy," and the disease will enter -- many things you can do. You can become somebody, and people will recognize you as a man of power but never a
man of God.

A man of God is born when the mind is not narrowed at all, when the mind is not flowing in one direction but is overflowing in all directions. There is no lens,
no mantra, just the energy flowing in all dimensions everywhere. That flowing energy, that energy overflowing everywhere, will make you alert about yourself
because then there is no object. Only you, only subjectivity exists, and through you, you will become aware of God, not through any power."
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby ashley72 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:02 pm

I'm not a big fan of the word Miracle... too many religious connotations.

However, I do agree with what Osho is saying here....

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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby powerbowler » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:22 pm

This commentary by Osho i found very interesting i have just read The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes which basically is saying that if you believe hard enough you can create any outcome you wish , and i think there is some truth to that . But i also had an uneasy feeling that something was wrong in following that path , it felt like there was a Faustian trap in this way of using mind, Ernest Holmes advocates channelling mind to make all aspects of your life , money , friendship, health, successful. Has anyone else felt that way regarding the church of Science of Mind and Deepak Chopra who also advocates using your faith/belief in this way? I am not saying they are wrong , i am just not sure , gut feeling says --- investigate further , where does acceptance fit into this way of thinking ?
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby Rick » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:47 pm

I would say that your instincts are right PB.

If it is true that at essence all are God in disguise, then at essence we all have unlimited creative power already within us. Osho seems to be saying that some of this power can be mis-obtained/mis-used by certain practices. I suspect some of this power can be tapped by accident of birth as well. We all know about people with seemingly extra-ordinary abilities. Years ago I use to play cards with a guy who had the most uncanny way of winning. His cards almost always would win the night. If someone had 4 kings he would have 4 aces. If someone had a king high straight flush he would have a royal straight flush. In the end when he suggested a game of cards I would simply say "Why don't I just write you a check now?" We were only playing for nickles, dimes and quarters but after one summer I quit playing cards with him. At one point I even considered taking him to a casino to see what could be done but dropped the idea as being wrong.

I am also reminded of a bible verse that has intrigued me for its potential meaning. It is John 10:1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber" Some would say that it is speaking about false leaders entering into the fold of the church. But perhaps that is just one way to read it. To me it has suggested that "heaven" could be accessed by wrong means and for other than noble reasons. In light of the truth that we all have unlimited creative power potential within and with what Osho says above, that the power to make manifest whatever one dreams up can be done outside the context of true Spirituality, it would seem to suggest my reading of the verse.
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby karmarider » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks for posting this, Rick. It's clear.

And other awakened say similar things. Jed Mckenna says awaken first, if that's your goal, and you're free to explore everything without getting caught up in delusion.

We have desires and we want power. We want to to believe in love and compassion. We want the secret to the mystical and miraculous. We want to bring our conventional ideas of success and power and knowledge and blend them with spirituality.

Basically, we want awaken and also we don't want to give up the person who wants awakening and power and secrets and spirituality.
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby hanss » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks for posting. But this statement got me very confused:
Osho wrote:Power is never spiritual. , to be nothing, is spiritual. Power is never
spiritual. This is the difference between magic and religion; magic is after power, religion is after nothingness.


Powerlessness and helplessness (among other things) is what I feel when I''m totally trapped in ego-land.

And a few quotes from ET:
To be identified with one’s mind is to be disconnected from one’s true power. In such a state of consciousness, one is no longer rooted in the awareness of being beyond the mind and is correspondingly subject to a constant experience of fear. This state is common to most people. Virtually everyone you know or meet lives in some state of fear in varying degrees. It is only through alignment with your being beyond the mind that the fear dissolves. The sense of incompleteness and deprivation that is experienced from being disconnected to one’s true power gives way to wholeness, completion and acceptance of what is.


True Power is within, and it is available now.


When the basis for your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered by the intelligence of Life itself.
"In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being."
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby karmarider » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:02 pm

Osho uses the word "power" differently from the way ET uses it, just as ET used the word "mind" differently from his contemporaries.

Osho is referring to the ego's quest for power, which comes from fear. He also says "religion" and "God" where we might say awakening and consciousness.

The way I interpret this is: yes, you can certainly use mantras and theories and blissful states and beliefs, to focus the mind to a narrow your view of reality. This can make the mind feel powerful, and the mind loves power, as the feeling of power can temporary allay the fear of separation. And if you go this way "All miracles will be possible, the ultimate miracle you will miss."
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby Rick » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:07 pm

hanss wrote:Thanks for posting. But this statement got me very confused:
Osho wrote:Power is never spiritual. , to be nothing, is spiritual. Power is never
spiritual. This is the difference between magic and religion; magic is after power, religion is after nothingness.


Powerlessness and helplessness (among other things) is what I feel when I''m totally trapped in ego-land.



Hanss,

There are some egos who feel quite powerful in their illusion. Money, good looks, fame, adoration are quite intoxicating to some, at least for a time. You are blessed to feel the barrenness of "ego-land" for you are closer to the truth than those who believe the illusion.

Osho is not speaking of True Power when he says power is never spiritual. He is speaking to the egoic, self-serving use of the Power and Intelligence that holds the very atoms of our form, and all form, together. It is not so difficult to understand this if you can realize that humanity, in its egoic state, learned how to split the atom to release an almost unimaginable destructive power. It was through the use of thought that this came to be. Thought first imagined and then made manifest that which it imagined. Power and Intelligence is our essence and can, it seems, be exploited and misused. It is this kind of power exploitation that Osho says is not spiritual. True Power is only True Power when it is, as ET says, aligned with the Present Moment. Then it is Spiritual according to Osho.
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby hanss » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:00 pm

Thanks, it makes more sense now.
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby ashley72 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:47 am

Osho wrote: religion is after nothingness.


Buddha referred to it as “emptiness”. On the other hand Jesus called it the “fullness of life”. Buddha called it emptiness because he was pointing to being empty of forms, objects or thoughts. Jesus called it "fullness of life" because.... "Osho: the mind is not flowing in one direction but is overflowing in all directions. There is no lens,
no mantra, just the energy flowing in all dimensions everywhere. That flowing energy, that energy overflowing everywhere, will make you alert about yourself
because then there is no object."
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby Rick » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:25 am

ashley72 wrote:
Osho wrote: religion is after nothingness.


Buddha referred to it as “emptiness”. On the other hand Jesus called it the “fullness of life”. Buddha called it emptiness because he was pointing to being empty of forms, objects or thoughts. Jesus called it "fullness of life" because.... "Osho: the mind is not flowing in one direction but is overflowing in all directions. There is no lens,
no mantra, just the energy flowing in all dimensions everywhere. That flowing energy, that energy overflowing everywhere, will make you alert about yourself
because then there is no object."


Pretty cool Ashley.
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Re: Osho: The Power of Thought and Miracles

Postby ashley72 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:25 am

Rick wrote:
ashley72 wrote:
Osho wrote: religion is after nothingness.


Buddha referred to it as “emptiness”. On the other hand Jesus called it the “fullness of life”. Buddha called it emptiness because he was pointing to being empty of forms, objects or thoughts. Jesus called it "fullness of life" because.... "Osho: the mind is not flowing in one direction but is overflowing in all directions. There is no lens,
no mantra, just the energy flowing in all dimensions everywhere. That flowing energy, that energy overflowing everywhere, will make you alert about yourself
because then there is no object."


Pretty cool Ashley.


No worries. Thanks for posting this written work from Osho.
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