Saturday, February 1, 2014

Acceptance dissolves....And this is the inner alchemy

Any conflict will create more barriers.
If there is fear and you start doing something about it, then a new fear has entered: fear of the fear. It has become more complex. So the one thing to be done is, if fear is there, accept it. Don't do anything about it because doing will not help. Anything that you do out of fear will create more fear; anything that you do out of confusion will add more to confusion.
You have accepted it; it has dissolved. Acceptance dissolves; only acceptance, nothing else. If you fight you create another disturbance and this can go on ad infinitum, then there is no end to it.
People come to me and they say, "We are very afraid, what should we do?" If I give them something to do they will do it with the being which is full of fear, so action will come out of their fear. And the action that comes out of fear cannot be anything other than fear.
I have heard that Adolf Hitler was suffering from deep depression, melancholy, and psychologists were saying that it was due to some hidden inferiority complex. So all the Aryan psychologists were called. They tried but they couldn't help, nothing came out of their analysis. So they suggested that a Jewish psychoanalyst should be called. Hitler was not ready in the beginning to call a Jew, but seeing no way out of it he had to yield.
A great Jewish psychoanalyst was called. He analyzed, penetrated deep into Hitler's mind, dreams, and then he suggested, "Nothing much is a problem. Simply repeat one thing continuously,'I am important, I am significant, I am indispensable.' Let it be a mantra. Night, day, whenever you remember, repeat 'I am important, I am significant, I am indispensable.'"
Hitler said, "Stop! You are giving me bad advice."
The psychoanalyst couldn't understand. He said"What do you mean? Why do you call this bad advice?" Hitler said, "Because whatsoever I say, I am such a liar, I cannot believe it. I am such a liar, whatsoever I say, I cannot believe it. If you say: Repeat 'I am indispensable,' I know that this is a lie. I am saying it. I am a liar."
Out of lies, if you repeat something it will become a lie; out of fear, if you do something it will become a fear again. Out of hate, if you try to love that love will just be a hidden hate; it cannot be anything else-you are full of hate.
Go to the preachers and they will say, "Try to love." They are talking nonsense because how can a person who is full of hate try to love? If he tries to love, this love will come out of hatred; it will be poisoned already, poisoned from the very source. And this is what the misery of all preachers is.
Gandhi said to people who were violent: Try to be nonviolent. Then their nonviolence comes out of violence, so their nonviolence is just a facade, just a face to show. Deep down, they are boiling with violence.
If your brahmacharya, your celibacy, comes out of too much sexuality, it will be perverted sex, nothing else. So please don't create any conflict. If you have one problem, don't create another; remain with the one, "don't fight and create another. It is easier to solve one problem than to solve another; and the first is near the source, the second will be farther away. The further removed, the more impossible it becomes to solve it.
If you have fear, you have fear- why make a problem out of it? Then you know that you have fear, just as you have two hands. Why create a problem out of it- as if you have only one nose, not two? Why create a problem out of it?
Fear is there: accept it, note it. Accept it, don't bother about it. What will happen? Suddenly you will feel it has disappeared. And this is the inner alchemy -- a problem disappears if you accept it, and a problem grows more and more complex if you create any conflict with it.
Yes, suffering is there, and suddenly fear comes- accept it. It is there and nothing can be done about it. And when I say nothing can be done about it, don't think that I am talking about pessimism to you. When I say nothing can be done about it, I am giving you the key to solve it.
Suffering is there. It is part of life and part of growth; nothing is bad in it. Suffering becomes evil only when it is simply destructive and not creative at all; suffering becomes bad only when you suffer and nothing is gained out of it. But I am telling you the divine can be gained through suffering; then it becomes creative. Darkness is beautiful if the dawn is coming out of it soon; darkness is dangerous if it is endless, leads to no dawn, simply continues and continues and you go on moving in a rut, in a vicious circle.
Just to escape from one suffering you create another; then to escape from another, another. And this goes on and on and all those sufferings which you have not lived are waiting for you.
Accept the suffering and pass through it; don't escape. This is a totally different dimension to work in. Suffering is there: encounter it, go through it. Fear will be there, accept it. You will tremble, so tremble. Why create a facade that you don't tremble, that you are not afraid?
If a child is afraid in the dark, we say, "Don't be afraid, be brave." Why? The child is innocent- naturally he feels fear in the dark. You force him: "Be brave." So he also forces, then he becomes tense. Then he endures the darkness but now tense; now, his whole being is ready to tremble and he suppresses it.
This suppressed trembling will follow him now his whole life. It was good to tremble in the darkness, nothing was wrong. It was good to cry and run, nothing was wrong. The child would have come out of darkness more experienced, more knowing. And he would have realized, if he passed through darkness trembling and crying and weeping, that there was nothing to fear.
Suppressed, you never experience the thing in its totality, `you never gain anything out of it. Wisdom comes through suffering and wisdom comes through acceptance. Whatsoever the case, be at ease with it.
Don't look to society and its condemnation. Nobody is to judge you here and nobody can pretend to be a judge. Don't judge others and don't be perturbed and disturbed by others' judgment.
You are alone and you are unique. You never were before, you never will be again. You are beautiful. Accept it. And whatsoever happens, allow it to happen and pass through it. Soon, suffering will be a learning; then it has become creative.
Fear will give you fearlessness. 
Out of anger will come compassion. 
Out of the understanding of hate, love will be born to you.
But this happens not in a conflict, this happens in a passing-through with alert awareness. Accept, and pass through it, and you will defeat all suffering, all death. And you will become a Jaina- a victorious one.
- O S H O.

14 comments:

NEVER GIVE UP said...

Good Morning Sir & All Friends.

Amol Sharma said...

Good Morning Master and all. Thanks master; Thank you very much.

Magnetpal said...

Market has topped out in Jan 2014. The bull from 2009 to 2013 is over. In mar end, we should be able to clearly see the bear market. 1966, 1929 and even 2008 time cycles confirm that bull is over.

Suraj said...

Brilliant piece of work Sir.

Chetna Jethi said...

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Piyush Sharda said...

sir,
its so clearly visible in trading.

shriram said...

Am an idiot, i accept it, my boss @ office though, always rubs in the reminder everyday :-DDDddd

Deepu said...

@magnetpal, can you elaborate how do you forecast that it would be clear of entering bear market b march. there is a prediction by many investor community of pre election and post election rallies are being talked to give the market impetus in later 2014.

Trader Junkie said...

"out of anger, will come compassion" - how true !

rajiv malik said...

my daughter palak malik is behind the camera in this film-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0QSogvOBro

Magnetpal said...

Hi Deepu, its based on time cycles. Whatever its happening now in the market, has happened already in some period of time. So now its 1929 (great depression cycle) and 1966 cycles are hit. The markets were running on steroids from 2009 i.e. global money printing by central banks. The bull market also started when Fed announced in Mar 2009 that they are going to print money until 2015. They are now tapering it. Watch out the date around Mar 24 2014. The signs will be very clear then.

SANPOT said...

Thank you Ilango Sir.

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