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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, # 6, (mp3) - witness, witnessing, sekishitsu


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Chaos the Very Nature of Existence

Talk #6 of the Series, The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself


"First the questions from sannyasins.

From what I heard you say last night about reincarnation, I understand that even individuality is superficial.
Reincarnation was a consolation for me, that 'my essence' or 'soul' would continue. But now I understand that nothing of me will continue.
In witnessing, do we all 'plug in' to the same witnessing energy? Don't I even have my own witness?

"The ultimate truth hurts very much.

"Finally, everything is gone, including me and you. What remains is a pure consciousness.

"It is not that you are plugged into it, you are no longer.

"The dispersion is so intimate and so ultimate that first your personality has to disappear, then your individuality has to disappear, then what remains is pure existence. It makes one feel a little worried and concerned, because you don't know the experience of not being."
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Osho continues:
"Just think for a moment. Before this life you were not. Was there any trouble? Any anxiety?

"After this life you will not be again. What is the fear? There will be silence and peace, in the same space where anxiety, tensions and anguishes flourished. They all will have melted just the way a dewdrop disappears into the ocean.

"Hence, Zen does not teach you self-realization. Self-realization is a much lower goal. Zen teaches you the ultimate: no-self realization, or realizing that disappearing into the whole is the final peace.

"Your very being is an anxiety. At whatever level you are, some anxiety will remain. You are anxiety, and if you want anxiety to disappear, you have to be ready to disappear yourself.

"The second question:
In my witnessing I have experienced nothing – by that, I mean that there was nothing discernable other than the simple state of conscious waiting. I have witnessed events of the mind, body and emotions, and I have observed out-of-the-body experiences, but I don't have the clarity to understand the nature of these things.
What is the nature of no-mind apart from mind? Is it a receptive, passive mind as opposed to an active mind? Or is it truly non-mind? And how does consciousness receive and recognize information if it has no mind-brain to perceive it?
"You have asked too many questions in one question.

"The first thing to remember is that when I say witness, in the beginning you witness things of the body, of the mind, of the heart, emotions, thoughts – layer upon layer you go on witnessing. And finally, you find just a pure mirror, the witness itself. I call it a pure mirror because it is witnessing nothing. This nothingness is your very nature.

"Out of this nothingness arises everything, and into this nothingness dissolves everything. And if you are ready to be nothing – even while you are alive – your life will have a flavor of peace, silence, and grace.

"All your educational systems and all your cultural beliefs, force you to be ambitious, to be somebody. But to be somebody means creating anxieties in a silent pool, ripples and waves. The greater the ambition, the more tidal is the wave of anxiety."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

witness… witnessing… experience… chaos… dualism… sekishitsu… judas… capra

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