मंगलवार, 18 फ़रवरी 2014

And Now, And Here

CHAPTER 15

Discipline of Suchness
6 August 1970 pm in Bombay, India

Question 1
OSHO, YOU HAVE SAID BEFORE THAT IF A SEEKER IN HIS EXPERIMENT SHOULD MAKE
AN INTENSE RESOLVE THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO DIE, THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO RETURN
TO HIS OWN CENTER, IN A FEW DAYS HIS LIFE ENERGY WILL BEGIN TO CONTRACT
FROM WITHIN AND THE SEEKER WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HIS BODY AS DEAD – FIRST
FROM WITHIN, AND THEN FROM WITHOUT. CONSEQUENTLY, HIS FEAR OF DEATH WILL
DISAPPEAR FOREVER. SO THE QUESTION IS: IN THIS CONDITION, DOES ONE NEED TO
MAKE ANY SPECIAL PREPARATION OR TAKE ANY EXTRA PRECAUTION SO THAT THE
SUBTLE BODY MAY RETURN SAFELY TO THE PHYSICAL BODY? OR, DOES THE RETURN
OF THE SUBTLE BODY HAPPEN ON ITS OWN? PLEASE EXPLAIN.
In many ways, man lives essentially through the mind. Even when we perceive something as
a physical occurrence, deep down it turns out to be a psychological phenomenon. All bodily
manifestations have their roots in the mind. Let me explain a few things in this regard, then it
will be easy to follow the question.
Until fifty years ago, all human illnesses were treated as illnesses of the body. In the last fifty
years, the more we have learned about illnesses, the more the proportion of physical illnesses has
decreased while that of the psychological illnesses has increased. Even the greatest of physiologists
is ready to admit today that more than fifty percent of all human ailments are psychological.
Sicknesses which are otherwise considered as physical, more than half of them are caused by
the mind. Mind is the very substratum of man’s being, his existence. It is the source of our life, it is

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