from mind to every cell of consciousness

You have to be just a waiting, an intense waiting, with a great longing — almost like thirst, hunger, not a word …. It is like the experience of people who have sometimes got lost in a desert. At first, thirst is a word in their mind: “I am feeling thirsty and I am looking for water.” But as time goes on, and there is no sign of any oasis — and as far as the eyes can see, there is no possibility of finding water — the thirst goes on spreading all over the body.
From the mind, from just a word, `thirst’, it starts spreading to every cell and fiber of the body. Now it is no longer a word, it is an actual experience. Your every cell — and there are seven million cells in the body — is thirsty. Those cells don’t know words, they don’t know language, but they know that they need water; otherwise life is going to be finished.
It comes … it certainly comes. It has never delayed for a single moment. Once you are in the right tuning, it suddenly explodes in you, transforms you. The old man is dead and the new man has arrived.
– OSHO
thank you Sw Niravo for posting this and ur wonderful website

10 Responses to “from mind to every cell of consciousness”

  1. DQ says:

    Shekhar
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    What happens when ye are thirsty
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    yet tis hunger that plunders?
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    why? why? why?

  2. HOBO says:

    The old man is dead and the new man has arrived.
    Thirsty again ?

  3. Isabel says:

    ah thirst …
    from what???
    how do we know???
    when inside…
    Gods’ river …
    flows…

  4. brahmastra says:

    An excerpt from an article called The Five Secrets of Creation by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
    The Mind :
    Let us examine the five factors that influence the mind. : space, time, food, past impressions, associations and actions.
    Space : The place you are in. Every place you are in has a different impact on the mind. Even in your house, you can see that you feel different in different rooms. A place where there has been singing, chanting and meditation has different influence on mind. Suppose you like a particular place, you may find a little later it will not be the same.
    Time : Time is also a factor. Different times of the day and year have different influences on the mind.
    Food : Different types of food that you eat influence you for a few days.
    Past impressions or Karmas have a different impact on the mind. Awareness, alertness, knowledge and meditation all help erase past impressions.
    Associations and actions : The people and events you are associated with influence your mind. With certain people your mind behaves one way and with others a different way.
    Although these five factors influence your life and your mind, know that Self is more powerful. As you grow in knowledge, you influence them all.
    Restlessness:
    Now let us examine the types of restlessness and its remedies. There are five types of restlessness :
    The first is due to place you are in. When you move away from certain places, streets or houses, you immediately feel better. Chanting, singing, or the innocence of children playing and laughing can change this atmospheric restlessness. If you chant and sing, the vibration in the place changes.
    The second type of restlessness is in the body. Eating the wrong food, Vata or aggravating food, eating at odd times, not exercising, and overworking can all cause physical restlessness. The remedy for this is exercise, moderation in the work habits and a one to two day vegetable or juice diet.
    The third type of restlessness is mental restlessness. It is caused by ambition, strong thoughts, likes or dislikes. Knowledge alone can cure this restlessness; this includes seeing life from a broader perspective, knowing about the Self and realizing the impermanence of everything. If you achieve everything, so what? After your achievement you will die. Knowledge of your death or life, confidence in the Self and in the divine can all calm down mental restlessness.
    There is also emotional restlessness. Any amount of knowledge does not help here. Sudarshan Kriya helps! All that emotional restlessness vanishes. Also the presence of the Guru, a wise person, or a saint will help calm emotional restlessness.
    The fifth type of restlessness is rare. It is the restlessness of the Soul. When everything feels empty and meaningless, know you are very fortunate. Do not try to get rid of it.
    Embrace it! This restlessness of the Soul can bring authentic prayer in you. It brings perfection, Siddhis and miracles in life. It is so precious to get that longing for the Divine.
    Satsang and presence of enlightened once, soothe the restlessness of the Soul. Do not look for the Divine somewhere else in the sky. See God in every pair of eyes, in the mountains, water, trees and animals. How? Only when you see God in yourself. Only Gods can worship Gods.
    Heightened awareness brings you close to the reality. And for this you have to increase your Prana. This can be done through 1. fasting and eating fresh food 2. Pranayams, Sudarshan Kriya, and meditation 3. Silence 4. Cold water baths 5. The right amount of sleep 6. Emotional contentment 7. Presence of the Master 8. Singing and chanting 9. Giving without Givership and service without Doership.
    All these together are called as Yagya. When you have reverence for the whole universe, you are in harmony with the whole universe. Then, you do not need to reject or renounce anything. When you have reverence in all your relationships, your own consciousness expands; Even small things appear to be significant and big. Every little creature appears dignified. It is the reverence in every relationship that saves the relationship. Cultivate the skill of having reverence for every moment of your life.

  5. brahmastra says:

    I don’t know if it went through the first time..this may repost. An excerpt from an article called The Five Secrets of Creation by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
    The Mind :
    Let us examine the five factors that influence the mind. : space, time, food, past impressions, associations and actions.
    Space : The place you are in. Every place you are in has a different impact on the mind. Even in your house, you can see that you feel different in different rooms. A place where there has been singing, chanting and meditation has different influence on mind. Suppose you like a particular place, you may find a little later it will not be the same.
    Time : Time is also a factor. Different times of the day and year have different influences on the mind.
    Food : Different types of food that you eat influence you for a few days.
    Past impressions or Karmas have a different impact on the mind. Awareness, alertness, knowledge and meditation all help erase past impressions.
    Associations and actions : The people and events you are associated with influence your mind. With certain people your mind behaves one way and with others a different way.
    Although these five factors influence your life and your mind, know that Self is more powerful. As you grow in knowledge, you influence them all.
    Restlessness:
    Now let us examine the types of restlessness and its remedies. There are five types of restlessness :
    The first is due to place you are in. When you move away from certain places, streets or houses, you immediately feel better. Chanting, singing, or the innocence of children playing and laughing can change this atmospheric restlessness. If you chant and sing, the vibration in the place changes.
    The second type of restlessness is in the body. Eating the wrong food, Vata or aggravating food, eating at odd times, not exercising, and overworking can all cause physical restlessness. The remedy for this is exercise, moderation in the work habits and a one to two day vegetable or juice diet.
    The third type of restlessness is mental restlessness. It is caused by ambition, strong thoughts, likes or dislikes. Knowledge alone can cure this restlessness; this includes seeing life from a broader perspective, knowing about the Self and realizing the impermanence of everything. If you achieve everything, so what? After your achievement you will die. Knowledge of your death or life, confidence in the Self and in the divine can all calm down mental restlessness.
    There is also emotional restlessness. Any amount of knowledge does not help here. Sudarshan Kriya helps! All that emotional restlessness vanishes. Also the presence of the Guru, a wise person, or a saint will help calm emotional restlessness.
    The fifth type of restlessness is rare. It is the restlessness of the Soul. When everything feels empty and meaningless, know you are very fortunate. Do not try to get rid of it.
    Embrace it! This restlessness of the Soul can bring authentic prayer in you. It brings perfection, Siddhis and miracles in life. It is so precious to get that longing for the Divine.
    Satsang and presence of enlightened once, soothe the restlessness of the Soul. Do not look for the Divine somewhere else in the sky. See God in every pair of eyes, in the mountains, water, trees and animals. How? Only when you see God in yourself. Only Gods can worship Gods.
    Heightened awareness brings you close to the reality. And for this you have to increase your Prana. This can be done through 1. fasting and eating fresh food 2. Pranayams, Sudarshan Kriya, and meditation 3. Silence 4. Cold water baths 5. The right amount of sleep 6. Emotional contentment 7. Presence of the Master 8. Singing and chanting 9. Giving without Givership and service without Doership.
    All these together are called as Yagya. When you have reverence for the whole universe, you are in harmony with the whole universe. Then, you do not need to reject or renounce anything. When you have reverence in all your relationships, your own consciousness expands; Even small things appear to be significant and big. Every little creature appears dignified. It is the reverence in every relationship that saves the relationship. Cultivate the skill of having reverence for every moment of your life.

  6. shivani singh says:

    i like what osho used to say, but the man was such a fraud. such a drug addict, and such a hypocrite.
    it is very easy to get high on marijuana and say fancy things, we have all done that.
    i therefore don’t have respect for him and end up preventing myself from mulling on the things he had to say.
    love, shivani

  7. Koizen says:

    A question to Sw Niravo,
    Dear Sw Nirvao,
    May you throw some light on “How to get right tuning?”
    and I believe its universal too, isnt it? then instead of metaphor “thirst” can it be applied to goals? not only spiritual ones…but material goals too for betterment of our people? their living standards?

  8. Koizen says:

    Dear Shivani,
    can a man high on marijuana, his very words would find a place in Mr.Kapur’s blog if they did not have an iota of truth?
    To reject a fraud, a drug addict and a hypocrite one has to be a part of fraud or hypocracy…to understand what’s going on and then may be judgemental…
    I agree many people have strong opinions of/about Osho…but there are certein things that still take people’s fancy…or else after mid-80’s and till today nobody will be talking of him. Some of his vibrations still strike in people’s being or say neurons. One has to take them or reject them…but it may be like take what is good and reject other things….
    Also., one thing I wish to share is…are these sayings of “Osho” or “Bhagwaan Rajneesh” I see two personalities of “Osho” and ‘Bhagwaan Rajneesh’ both are different…still would opine (again an opinion) that take what’s good and reject other things…

  9. Searcher says:

    Osho…I am to say something in his honour but words are failing me. Osho you are my buddha and you are paving way for the searchers like me.

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