Finger Pointing to the Moon Chapter 14 To Fly Is YourBirthright

CHAPTER 14

To Fly Is Your Birthright

20 October 1972 am in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India

[NOTE: This is a translation of the Hindi series ADHYATMA UPANISHAD. This version is the final edit pending publication.] KNOWING ONESELF AS UNATTACHED AND INDIFFERENT AS THE SKY, A YOGI IS NOT ATTACHED AT ALL AFTER THAT TO ANY FUTURE ACTIONS. JUST AS THE SKY PRESENT IN A POT FULL OF LIQUOR IS NOT AFFECTED BY THE SMELL OF THE LIQUOR, THE SOUL REMAINS UNTOUCHED BY ALL HAPPENINGS IN SPITE OF BEING PRESENT DURING ALL OF THEM. JUST AS AN ARROW RELEASED WILL NOT STOP BEFORE PIERCING THE AIMED AT OBJECT, THE ACTIONS---OSHO NAMAN

Finger Pointing to the Moon Chapter 13 SweetFruits

CHAPTER 13

Sweet Fruits

19 October 1972 pm in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India

[NOTE: This is a translation of the Hindi series ADHYATMA UPANISHAD. This version is the final edit pending publication.] ONE WHO NEVER KNOWS ANY DIFFERENCE THROUGH INTELLECT BETWEEN JIVA, THE EMBODIED SOUL, AND BRAHMA, OR BETWEEN BRAHMA AND NATURE, THE CREATION, IS CALLED A JIVANAMUKTA, THE ONE WHO IS LIBERATED WHILE LIVING. RESPECTED BY THE GOOD OR INSULTED BY THE WICKED, ONE WHO EVER REMAINS IN EQUANIMITY IS CALLED A JIVANAMUKTA. FOR THE ONE WHO HAS KNOWN THE BRAHMA ESSENCE, THIS WORLD NO LONGER REMAINS THE SAME AS---OSHO NAMAN

Finger Pointing to the Moon Chapter 12 Die To TheFuture

CHAPTER 12

Die To The Future

19 October 1972 am in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India

[NOTE: This is a translation of the Hindi series ADHYATMA UPANISHAD. This version is the final edit pending publication.] WHEN NO DESIRE ARISES FOR OBJECTS WORTHY OF BEING ENJOYED, KNOW THIS AS THE LIMIT OF NONATTACHMENT. WHEN NO I-NESS ARISES, KNOW THIS AS THE LIMIT OF KNOWING. WHEN THE DISSOLVED DESIRES DO NOT ARISE BACK AGAIN, THIS IS THE LIMIT OF RELAXEDNESS, AND SUCH A STHITPRAGYA, A SEEKER, STABLE IN WISDOM, EVER REMAINS IN BLISS. HE WHOSE SELF IS ABSORBED ONLY IN BRAHMA, THE ULTIMATE REALITY, REMAINS DESIRELESS---OSHO NAMAN

Finger Pointing to the Moon Chapter 11 The SoulsThirst

CHAPTER 11

The Soul's Thirst

18 October 1972 pm in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India

[NOTE: This is a translation of the Hindi series ADHYATMA UPANISHAD. This version is the final edit pending publication.] DURING SAMADHI, THE OBJECTS OF THE EXPERIENCES ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM THE SOUL, HENCE THEY ARE NOT EXPERIENCED. BUT THESE GLORIFIED EXPERIENCES OF THE SEEKER WHO HAS COME OUT OF SAMADHI ARE INFERRED THROUGH RECOLLECTIONS OF THE MIND. IN THIS BEGINNINGLESS WORLD, MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF KARMA, ACTIONIMPRESSIONS, ARE ACCUMULATED. THEY ARE ALL DESTROYED BY THIS SAMADHI AND PURE DHARMA, THE SELF-NATURE---OSHO NAMAN

Finger Pointing to the Moon Chapter 10 The FourSteps

CHAPTER 10

The Four Steps

18 October 1972 am in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India

[NOTE: This is a translation of the Hindi series ADHYATMA UPANISHAD. This version is the final edit pending publication.] THUS, THROUGH THE STATEMENTS LIKE TATTVAMASI, THAT ART THOU, TO PURSUE THE MEANINGS SUCH AS ONENESS OF JIVA, THE EMBODIED SOUL, AND BRAHMA, THE ABSOLUTE REALITY, IS SHRAVANA, THE LISTENING. AND TO REASONABLY PURSUE THE MEANING OF WHATEVER HAS BEEN LISTENED TO IS MANAN, CONTEMPLATION. ESTABLISHING YOUR MIND IN THE INDUBITABLE MEANING ATTAINED THROUGH THIS LISTENING AND CONTEMPLATION, ATTUNEMENT WITH IT---OSHO NAMAN

Finger Pointing to the Moon Chapter 1 Dont Just Listen,Do

CHAPTER 1

Don't Just Listen, Do

13 October 1972 pm in Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India

[NOTE: This is a translation of the Hindi series ADHYATMA UPANISHAD. This version is the final edit pending publication.] INVOCATION OM, MAY THE SUN GOD GIVE US HIS BENEDICTION. MAY VARUNA, THE GOD OF WATER, GIVE US HIS BENEDICTION. MAY ARYAMA, INDRA, BRAHASPATI AND VISHNU GIVE US THEIR BENEDICTION. MY SALUTATIONS TO BRAHMA, THE ABSOLUTE REALITY. O VAYU, THE GOD OF AIR, SALUTATIONS ESPECIALLY TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE THE BRAHMA MANIFEST. I SHALL CALL ONLY YOU THE MANIFEST BRAHMA. I SHALL ALSO CALL YOU THE TRUTH,---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 9 Every pain can become asatori

CHAPTER 9

Every pain can become a satori

12 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin who came to Osho because he has cancer of the foot, has just discovered that it has now spread to the rest of his body. He says he feels strangely at peace. He is returning to the West.] Mm mm, no, nothing to be worried about; just go. But this time don't be scared of the operation: if they suggest any operation, go through it. If they want to remove anything, let them. Mm? don't be worried, and accept it so totally that you come out of it very much benefitted and enriched. Every pain can become a---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 8 The victory that comes throughsurrender

CHAPTER 8

The victory that comes through surrender

11 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Jayananda. It means victory and bliss... but this victory is something very paradoxical: it comes only when you stop desiring it; it comes only when you accept your utter defeat. So there are two kinds of victories in the world: one is that which comes through desire, aggression, fight, mm? ­ the worldly victory. One has to conflict with a thousand and one things, one has to prove one's ego in many ways and one has to be really violent. One has to use all sorts of means, good and bad, because the only---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 7 When the abyss is yourhome

CHAPTER 7

When the abyss is your home

9 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva means divine and himani means coolness ­ mm? divine coolness. And that is the whole secret of bliss: if one wants to be blissful in existence, one has to be cool. The moment we become hot we lose our centre; the moment we become hot we start moving towards the periphery. The hotter you are, the further away from yourself; the cooler you are, the closer. When it is perfectly cool, utterly cool, you are centred. So keep it as a key, and whenever you start feeling that you are getting hot about anything ­ anger,---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 6 Sipping tea can beprayer

CHAPTER 6

Sipping tea can be prayer

8 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

A few things about sannyas.... The oldest concept of sannyas was very life-negative, it was utterly against life, but my idea of concept is absolutely life-affirmative. Nothing has to be dropped, everything has to be transformed. All that is available is immensely valuable: anything denied will never allow you to be whole, and if you are not whole you can never be holy. So the old sannyas was an unholy sannyas: it accepted only part of life, it denied the remaining part. It accepted the mind, it denied the body; it---OSHO NAMAN