9 सितंबर 2011

Only fools believe that impossible things can happen.

In Lewis Carroll’s famous masterpiece “Alice through the Looking Glass,” there is a dialogue between the main character and the Queen, who has just told something quite extraordinary.

- I can’t believe it – says Alice.

- Can’t believe it? – the Queen repeats with a sad look on her face. – Try again: take a deep breath, close your eyes, and believe.

Alice laughs:

- It’s no good trying. Only fools believe that impossible things can happen.

- I think what you need is a little training – answers the Queen. – When I was your age I would practice at least half an hour a day, right after breakfast, I tried very hard to imagine five or six unbelievable things that could cross my path, and today I see that most of the things I imagined have turned real, I even became a Queen because of that.

Life constantly asks us: “believe!” Believing that a miracle can happen at any moment is necessary not only for our happiness but also for our protection, or to justify our existence.

Ten Commandments by Osho

Ten Commandments by Osho

In his early days as Acharya Rajneesh, a correspondent once asked Osho for his "Ten Commandments". In reply Osho noted that it was a difficult matter because he was against any kind of commandment but, "just for fun", set out the following;

1-Never obey anyone's command unless it is coming from within you also.
2-There is no God other than life itself.
3-Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
4-Love is prayer.
5-To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
6-Life is now and here.
7-Live wakefully.
8-Do not swim—float.
9-Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
10-Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.

He underlined numbers 3, 7, 9 and 10. The ideas expressed in these Commandments have remained constant leitmotifs in his movement.