Man is a seed

OSHO shared in one of his talks:

“I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. You don’t grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house; and so you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look! Kabir will tell you the truth: go wherever you like, to Calcutta or Tibet; if you can’t find where your soul is hidden, for you the world will never be real! I don’t know what sort of a God we have been talking about. The caller calls in a loud voice to the holy one at dusk. Why? Surely the holy one is not deaf. He hears the delicate anklets that ring on the feet of an insect as it walks. Go over and over your beads, paint weird designs on your forehead, wear your hair matted, long, and ostentatious, but when deep inside you there is a loaded gun, how can you have God?”

This extract was taken from OSHO:

The fish in the sea is not thirsty – but man is. Man lives in existence, and is absolutely unaware of it. Man is born in existence, breathes in existence, and one day will dissolve in existence. Man is godliness, made of the stuff called God, and yet completely oblivious of the fact.

The fish is not thirsty in the sea – but man is. God is the sea – God surrounds you, within and without. All that is, is divine. God is not a person: God is the presence that is overflowing everywhere in all directions. The radiance, the beauty of existence, the splendors, the majestic, the miraculous, the mysterious – the whole magic of life is godliness.

Godliness has not to be worshipped: godliness has to be lived. And to live godliness you need not go anywhere – you are already in it. To live in godliness you need not cultivate any character. Godliness is already the case. It is your consciousness.

To live godliness you need not become (a follower of any religion) – you are already in it; it is already in you. It is not a question of the future. This very moment godliness is showering on you. But you are closed. It comes, but you don’t receive it. It knocks on your doors, but you don’t listen to it. And it has been knocking for ages.

The old biblical story is: When Adam disobeyed God, he was frightened, obviously. God came in search of him. Afraid, he went behind a bush and hide from God. He was not courageous enough to face him, to encounter him. And the story says God called in the Garden of Eden, ‘Adam, where are you?’

Adam heard it, yet did not respond.

This is not just a story, this is not something that happened in the past: this is what is happening with each of you. Existence calls you – either you don’t hear, or, even if sometimes you hear, you don’t respond. You are hiding! You are hiding from the truth of your own being; you are hiding from yourself. You don’t want to see your original face. Godliness is your original face, and unless you see your original face, you will live in misery.

Misery is nothing but remaining ignorant of one’s own being. To be alert, to be conscious, of all that has been given to you, to be conscious of all that has been bestowed upon you, to be conscious of the treasures that are hidden in your being, is to be blissful.

Man is very strange, the strangest animal on the earth. No other animal lives in such anguish – even trees are far more blissful, even rocks have more of the heart than man. They are in tune with existence, or in tune with totality. Everything knows its place on earth, except Man. Man has lost the connection. Man has broken the bridge.

Know that we (mankind) have everything we want inside us, all we need to do is to look deep within and discover the abundance! Man is a seed – be aware and live this truth…because life is indeed blissful.

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