Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stress and Tension. What Is Their Origin Source? "OSHO" Share

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone~
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What Is Their Origin Source?

The original source of all tension is becoming. One is always trying to be something; no one is at ease with himself as he is. The being is not accepted, the being is denied, and something else is taken as an ideal to become. So the basic tension is always between that which you are and that which you long to become.

You desire to become something. Tension means that you are not pleased with what you are, and you long to be what you are not. Tension is created between these two. What you desire to become is irrelevant. If you want to become wealthy, famous, powerful, or even if you want to be free, liberated, to be divine, immortal, even if you long for salvation, moksha, then too the tension will be there.

Anything that is desired as something to be fulfilled in the future, against you as you are, creates tension. The more impossible the ideal is, the more tension there is bound to be. So a person who is a materialist is ordinarily not so tense as one who is religious, because the religious person is longing for the impossible, for the far-off. The distance is so great that only a great tension can fill the gap.

Tension means a gap between what you are and what you want to be. If the gap is great, the tension will be great. If the gap is small, the tension will be small. And if there is no gap at all, it means you are satisfied with what you are. In other words, you do not long to be anything other than what you are. Then your mind exists in the moment. There is nothing to be tense about; you are at ease with yourself. You are in the Tao. To me, if there is no gap you are religious; you are in the dharma.


The Psychology of the Esoteric, Chapter 8
Just do whatsoever is pleasant — pleasant to you and pleasant to your surroundings. Just do something which brings a song to you and creates a rhythm around you of celebration. This life I call a religious life. It has no principles, it has no discipline, it has no laws. It has only one, single approach — and that is, live intelligently. ♥♥♥OSHO♥♥♥
यूँ देखेंगे उसको... बिच में अपनी जात ना होगी...
The second relationship is of I-thou.
That’s how lovers relate.
The other is respected,
respected tremendously.
The other is not reduced to a thing,
the other is not used;
in fact both enhance each other,
both enrich each other.

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