Saturday, July 24, 2010


There was a person who believed only in Hari, he did not like Hara. But he had one idol of Harihara wherein one face was of Hari and another face was of Hara.
Every day when he has to perform pooja, he used to block the nostrils of Hara lest Hara would take the perfume of the incense he would offer, he would block the ears of Hara lest he would hear his chanting, he would put some mud or such on the eyes of Hara lest Hara would see him doing pooja. This is how he performed the pooja. He was expecting that Hari would come and bless him.
One day Hara came before him and told I am absolutely pleased with the faith you have in me. Please ask me for any boon.
The man was perplexed. He asked I have never offered you pooja. I don’t want you. In what way you are impressed?
Hara answered “No devotee of mine ever had as much faith in me as you had. The pains that you took to close my nostrils and so on every time you did pooja, is absolute indication of your absolute faith in me. I am extremely happy that there is one person who has so much of faith in me”.
If you are obsessed with anything, the thing with which you are obsessed would certainly hunt you one day.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Two pilgrims were going one behind the other. There was a small water channel that was flowing. By the side of the Channel there was an idol of a Devi. The first person took that idol, placed it across the channel, walked on the idol of the Devi.
The second pilgrim who was following him saw that, felt very bad. He came. Took the idol, made it stand, took his shalya, dipped shalya in water, cleaned the idol using his shalya, made namaskaram and jumped across the channel.
Devi was very angry. She cursed the second person “you go without offering me coconut. You have unwanted courage to disrespect me like that. You shall have misery for three days”.
The second pilgrim was astonished. He asked “Oh Devi, pardon me. I did not have a coconut. Excuse me, at any rate you did not curse the man who ill-treated you by walking on you. Why are you selecting me”.
Devi answered “I have jurisdiction only on those who have full faith in me”.
Our dealings with any person should be with full knowledge as to how much of faith we should have, in whom.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


There was a very powerful saint who loved a cat very much. One day the cat went out and came back running, perspiring as if being hunted.
The Saint asked the cat “what is the matter? Why are you perspiring?”. The cat answered “there is a dog outside”.
The Saint converted the cat into a dog and told “now that you are a dog, go out, play with the dog”.
The cat went out and came back running, perspiring as if being hunted.
The Saint asked the cat “what is the matter? Why are you perspiring?”. The cat answered “there is a dog outside”.
The Saint converted the dog to a Tiger and told “now that you are a Tiger, go out, the dog will run away, enjoy”.
The cat went out and came back running, perspiring as if being hunted.
The Saint asked the cat “what is the matter? Why are you perspiring?”. The cat answered “there is a dog outside”.
If you have fear in heart, no one can help you. Fear comes from within. It is impossible for any outside agency to remove your fear.
It is only an attitude not to be afraid that would help.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Socrates never asked that he should be accepted. Socrates is saying, “please leave me alone – just as I leave you alone. Please allow my freedom. I don’t trespass on your life, you should not trespass on my life.”
He was told “It is very simple. Leave Athens. You can make your home in any other city, and wherever you are you will find disciples, friends – about that there is no question.
“I’m not going out of Athens because it is a question of choosing between convenience or life, and I choose life – even if it brings death. But I will not choose convenience, that is cowardly.”
“Then do one thing: remain in Athens, but stop teaching.”
“I am going to continue teaching the truth.”
“Then we are helpless, because the mob, with a majority, wants you to be poisoned and killed.”
“That’s perfectly okay. You can kill me, but you cannot kill my spirit.”
By spirit he means his courage, his devotion to truth, his way of life.
He died joyously.
In fact Socrates asked again and again, “What is the matter? Ask that man; it is getting late.”
The poisoner asked Socrates, ‘Why are you in a hurry?’
‘I am in a hurry because I have lived life tremendously, totally; I know it. Death is unknown; it is a great adventure. I would like to taste death.’
You cannot kill such a man.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The whole thing is extract from Unconsciousness to Consciousness from Osho.
The golden rule for life is that there are no golden rules.
Life is so vast. Anybody living according to a rule is destroying himself, poisoning himself. Once I have passed a bridge I want to destroy it, so that I cannot go back.
In life there are always alternatives. You are always at a crossroad, always and always. Each moment is a crossroad.
Now, if you choose the comfortable, the convenient, then you will never be able to live intensely. Be away from well trodden path. The comfortable, the convenient, the conventional, of which the society approves, means that you are ready to become a psychological slave. That’s why all this convenience.
Living dangerously means whenever there are alternatives, beware: don’t choose the convenient, the comfortable, the respectable, the socially acceptable, the honorable. Choose something that rings a bell in your heart.
The society will give you everything, if you give your freedom to it. But you have to drop one thing: your freedom, your individuality. You have to become a number in the crowd. The crowd hates the person who is not part of it. The crowd becomes very tense seeing a stranger amongst it, because the stranger becomes a question mark.
The real man would always say, ‘This is what is appealing to me, and I am going to do it.’ Then whatever happens is welcome. He will never regret. A real man never regrets, never repents, because he has never done anything against himself.
Living dangerously means: don’t put such stupid conditions between you and life like comfort, convenience, respectability. Drop all these things, and allow life to happen to you, and go with it without bothering whether you are on the highway or not, without bothering where you are going to end.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Borrowed knowledge is no good.
God and knowledge of God is borrowed knowledge. To almost every one God had never been an experience. It is based on other’s teachings.
Atheism or Godlessness should be an experiment. It should not necessarily be the end. When you undertake such experiment you will get cleansed, you will shake of borrowed knowledge, you will try to find your own route.
Osho says an authentic atheist is better than pseudo theist but atheism should be the first step and not the end of the journey.
Society is against thinking. Society does not like children questioning about God or religion. Society wants God and religion to be accepted as the child is told. For this reason children will accept the truth of others.
One must first get rid of borrowed knowledge of God. Should become free from teachings of the society, books and sanyasi, then a person would become empty. At that stage he will deny God. He is the atheist.
If his journey does not stop there in becoming an atheist, if it persists, if he analysis the outer world and inner world, if he analysis the ultimate good of pursuing outer attractions and in the alternative making an enquiry into his self, he will realize that atheism is not the ultimate. He will become a real theist and he will cease to be a pseudo theist.
First become a genuine atheist. Keep your mind open. Never live on borrowed knowledge without experience.


Bertrand Russell writes that significance of a thought lies in the action to which it leads. In order to estimate the difference between the different beliefs about the same matter, we ought to consider what difference in conduct would result based on one belief or the other.
In certain cases it is right to believe whole heartedly in one of two alternatives even when there is no evidence as to which of them is true.
In the absence of evidence as to which is true, we have to choose that answer which gives greatest emotional satisfaction.
The duty in the matter of opinion is firstly we must know the truth and secondly we must avoid error.
If we abstain from either belief, we are sure of not incurring error and we are also sure of not knowing the truth.
We must be very clear that our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur errors inspite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart as to errors is healthier than excessive nervousness in that regard.
So in the absence of proof of existence of God if only you believe in God, you would like up to the expectation of God. You would try to avoid hurting others. If you have right belief that God supports you, your approach will be more confident.
If your thought is that God exists, it would lead to such action from you which would not hurt others. If your concept as to God is right it would lead to an action where you are more confident.
Hence existence of God is irrelevant. Belief is relevant and advantageous.