Quote from Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“Don’t try to solve individual single problems–there are none: mind itself is the problem. But mind is hidden underground; that’s why I call it the root, it is not apparent. Whenever you come across a problem, the problem is above ground, you can see it–that’s why you are deceived by it.

“Always remember, the visible is never the root; the root always remains invisible, the root is always hidden. Never fight with the visible, otherwise you will fight with shadows. You may waste yourself, but there cannot be any transformation in your life; the same problems will crop up again and again and again.

“Mind is never peaceful–‘no-mind’ is peace. Mind itself can never be peaceful, silent. The very nature of the mind is to be tense, to be in confusion. Mind can never be clear, it cannot have clarity, because mind is by nature confusion, cloudiness. Clarity is possible without mind, peace is possible without mind, silence is possible without mind–so never try to attain a silent mind. If you do, from the very beginning you are moving in an impossible dimension.

“If you watch, you will never come across any entity like mind. It is not a thing, it is just a process; it is not a thing, it is like a crowd. Individual thoughts exist,….millions of thoughts, giv[ing] you the illusion as if mind exists. It is just like a crowd, millions of people standing in a crowd; is there anything like a crowd? Can you find the crowd other than the individuals standing there? But they are standing together, their togetherness gives you the feeling as if something like a crowd exists–only individuals exist.

“[Only] You abide: not as you, because that too is a thought–as pure consciousness; not your name, because that too is a thought; not your body, because one day you will realize that too is a thought. Just pure consciousness, with no name, no form; just the purity, just the formlessness and namelessness, just the very phenomenon of being aware–only that abides.

“If you get identified, you become the mind. If you get identified, you become the body. If you get identified you become the name and the form–what the Hindus call nama, rupa, name and form–then the host is lost. Then you forget the eternal and the momentary becomes significant. The momentary is the world; the eternal is divine.”

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, TANTRA The Supreme Understanding (1975)


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