Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LIVING LIFE LIKE AN ACTOR - MEDITATION FOR BUSY PEOPLE - OSHO

If someone wants to blossom in sannyas living in the thick of the world, he should cease to be a doer and become an actor, become a witness…..
Your miseries will just evaporate, because all your miseries and agonies come from your being a doer in life….
“ Recently an actor came to visit me. He is a new entrant into the film world. He asked for my autograph with a message for him.
So I wrote in his book: "Act as if it is real life and live as if it is acting."
To me, the sannyasin is one who lives life like an actor.
If someone wants to blossom in sannyas living in the thick of the world, he should cease to be a doer and become an actor, become a witness.
He should live in the thick of life, play his role, and at the same time be a witness to it, but in no way should he be deeply involved in his role, be attached to it.
He should cross the river in a way that his feet remain untouched by the water.
It is, however, difficult to cross a river without letting the water touch your feet, but it is quite possible to live in the world without getting involved in it, without being tied to it.
In this connection it is necessary to understand what play acting is.
The miracle is that the more your life becomes play acting, the more orderly, natural and carefree it becomes.
If a woman, as a mother, learns a small truth, that although the child she is bringing up has been borne by her, yet he does not belong to her alone, that she has been no more than a passage for him to come into this world, that he really belongs to that unknown source from which he came, which will sustain him through his life and to which he will return in the end, then that mother will cease to be a doer; she will really become a play actor and a witness.
Conduct an experiment sometime.
Decide that for twenty four hours you are going to do everything as acting.
If someone insults you, you will not really be angry, you will only act as if you are angry.
And likewise, if someone praises you, you will not really be flattered, you will only act as though you are flattered.
An experiment like this, just for twenty-four hours, will bring astonishing results for you; it will open new doors to life and living for you.
You will then realize to your surprise that you have gone through any amount of unnecessary pain and misery in life by being a doer; they could have easily been avoided if you had been an actor instead.
When you go to bed after this experiment in play acting, you will have a deep sleep such as you have never known.
Once you cease to be a doer, all your tensions and anxieties will disappear.
Your miseries will just evaporate, because all your miseries and agonies come from your being a doer in life.”
OSHO
Book - Krishna: The Man & His Philosophy. Chapter # 22
Chapter Name - Sannyas Is Of The Highest
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