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「過去」と「過去世」の癒し③

「過去」と「過去世」の癒し③

 

 

『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)がなくなると
欲を満たそうとするマインド(思考)が生まれません。

 

欲を満たそうとするために
あれこれと考えなくなる…
ということです。


光明 enlightenment の状態とは
このような
『私(自分)』という
◯ エゴ(自我・欲)
◯ マインド(思考)
がない状態

 

ノーエゴ
ノーマインド
の状態のことです。

 


それは

 

 

『私(自分)』だけを見て
『私(自分)』という欲を満たすためだけに生きるのではなく…
周り『全体』が見えない無意識の状態で
1人の人間の欲のためだけに生きるという
「偏った」アンバランスで不自然な状態の生き方ではなく、

 

『全体』を見て
『全体』のバランスを壊さないように
意識して
『私(自分)』も『全体』も
「偏らず」バランスで自然な状態の生き方です。

 

それが
『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)がない
光明 enlightenment 後の
『宇宙意識と1つ』である状態の生き方です。

 

 

『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)がないので
苦しみの輪サンサーラからの永遠に離脱した生き方です。

 

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『私(自分)』という
◯ エゴ(自我・欲)
◯ マインド(思考)
が自分を苦しみ続けている
苦しみの原因(種)です。

 

なぜなら人間は

 

欲を満たしても満たしても
さらに新たな欲が何倍にも生まれてしまい

 

その新たな欲にまだ満たされていない
飢えと渇きに苦しみ続けるため
欲を満たそうとし続けます。

 


最初はささやかな1つの欲だったかもしれませんが
1つの欲が満たされて叶うと
ならばもっともっと…
と欲張ってしまうものです。


これが苦しみを繰り返してしまう原因です。

苦しみの輪サンサーラをぐるぐると周る苦しみの旅です。

 

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『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を持つことから
苦しみははじまります。

 

 


苦しみを永遠に終わらせるためには
『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
ポイっと『手放す』必要があるのです。


苦しみの輪サンサーラからの永遠の離脱
光明 enlightenment には
『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
ポイっと『手放す』必要があるのです。

 

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「現世」の「過去」も「過去世」も
この『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
持っていることにより
「今ここ(現在)」までずーっと
苦しみを繰り返し
苦しみ続けています。


『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
持つと
人間はいろいろなモノを
所有し
独占し
支配しようとします。

 

『私(自分)』の欲を満たすために
周り『全体』を自分の都合のいいように
支配やコントロールしようとします。

 

『私(自分)』の欲を満たすために
周り『全体』が自分の都合のいいようにならない場合
支配やコントロールを強めるために
暴力や権力などのパワーを使います。

 

それが

 

『私(自分)』と『他(自分以外の全て)』
の争いになっていき
人間関係が悪くなります。

 

苦しみのはじまりです。

 

 


1人1人が
この『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
持っていることにより

 

1人1人が
『私(自分)』の欲を満たそうして

 

『全体』を見ることを『忘れて』しまい
アンバランスで不自然な状態となり
苦しんでいきます。

 

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人間の本来の自然な状態は
『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
持っていない状態
光明 enlightenment の状態です。

 

この『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を
持っていることにより
『私(自分)』の欲を満たそうして夢中になり

 

一時的に
人間の本来の自然な状態である
光明 enlightenment の状態を『忘れて』います。

 

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「過去世」や「現世」の「過去」から
ずーっと繰り返し続けてきた
苦しみを終わりにするためには
本来の自然な状態の
光明 enlightenment の状態を
再び「感覚」で『思い出す』ことです。

 


『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を『手放し』
『全体』の『宇宙意識と1つ』の意識で生きることです。

 


光明 enlightenment の生き方とは
真理のまんまを生きることです。

真理は一言では説明できないものですが
こんな生き方…
というお話しをすることはできます。

 

 


『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を『手放し』
『全体』の『宇宙意識と1つ』の意識で生きることは

所有欲
独占欲
支配欲
などなどが無い状態となります。

 

人間はみんな地球に
何も持たずに生まれてきて
何も持たずに死んでいきます。

 

なんにも所有していません。

 

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なのに

 

『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を持ってしまうことで

 

地球や宇宙にある
あらゆるものを欲しがり
所有したり
独占したり
支配したりします。

 

これは真理では「間違った」マインド(思考)です。

 

それをなぜか
人間の欲の都合のいいように
「正しい」と思い込み信じ込むことにより


所有
独占
支配
コントロール
などなどが
当たり前とされています。

 


真理では「間違った」マインド(思考)で生きると
必ず
「失敗」や「間違い」をしてしまい苦しみます。

 


「過去世」や「現世」の「過去」
人間はずーっと昔から
人間の欲に都合のいい生き方である
真理では「間違った」マインド(思考)で生き続け
「失敗」や「間違い」を繰り返し続けて苦しんでいます。

 


苦しみ続けていても
欲を満たしたいために
人間の欲に都合のいい生き方である
真理では「間違った」マインド(思考)で生きる選択を
やめようとしません。

 


『全体』を破壊しないバランスをとることよりも
『私(自分)』の欲を満たす方が大切…破壊はあり…のように…

 


苦しみから永遠に救われるためには
自分と全体の「今ここ(現在)」の現実を
目を覚まして『観る(観照)』ことが大切です。

 


導師 master oshoはこの現実を
このようにお話ししています。

 

 

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平和が存在したことはなかった。


歴史には二つの期間しかなかった、

 

私たちが戦争として知っている期間

私たちが平和として知っている期間

 

後者は見せかけにすぎない…


実際には、
それは次の戦争への準備期間と呼ばれるべきだ。

 

すべての歴史はたった二つのものから成り立っている、

 

戦争

戦争への準備だ。

 


………

 


あるとき、
アルバート・アインシュタインが尋ねられた、

 

「あなたは原子エネルギーを発見した科学者ですから、
第三次世界大戦でなにが起こるのか、
私たちに説明できるのではないでしょうか」
 
アインシュタインは目に涙を浮かべて言った、

 

「第三次世界大戦のことは尋ねないでほしい…
私はそれについてはなにも知らない。
しかし、
第四次世界大戦についてなら、なにかお話できるだろう」
 
この質問をしたジャーナリストはひどく驚いて、開いた口がふさがらなかった…
この人は第三次世界大戦についてなにも言おうとしないし、
そのことはなにも知らないと言うのに、
第四次世界大戦についてならなにか言うことができるだって? 
彼は興奮して尋ねた、

 

「では、その第四次世界大戦のことを話してください」
 
アインシュタインは言った、

 

「それについてひとつだけ言うことができるのは、
それはけっして起こらないということだ」

 

 

第三次世界大戦が最終戦争になる。

 

 

第二次世界大戦が終わり、
表向きは平和が回復されて以降、
この最終戦争のために、
政治家たちは準備してきた。

 


………

 


すべての森が消えてしまえば、
温度はあまりにも高くなり、
そのせいで二つのことが起こってくるだろう。

 

第一に、生物が生き延びることが不可能になる。

 

第二に、その熱のせいで北極と南極、ヒマラヤやアルプスやその他の山々の氷が解けはじめる。

 

そしてこれによってすべての海面が40フィート上昇する。
そのために世界中のすべての都市、すべての国々が洪水に見舞われる。


それはほとんど全世界を洪水で覆ってしまうだろう…

 

そしてこの洪水が引くことはけっしてない。

 


………

 


地球規模の自殺に踏み切る前に、
少なくともあなたたちは
自分のなかに存在する神を知っているべきだ。


あなたたちは
これから出会う人たちに
自分の歓びを、
自分の静寂を、
自分の笑いを
広めなくてはいけない。

 

あなたの
友人たち、
知人たち、
恋人たち、
子どもたちへの
これ以上の贈り物はない。


時間はとても短く、
仕事は山積しているが、
もしあなたに勇気があれば、
そのチャレンジを受けることができるはずだ。

 

 

There has never been any peace.

There have been only two periods in history:

the period we know as war,
and
the period we call peace,

which is a cover up -- in reality it should be called preparation for another war.

The whole history consists only of two things:

war
and
preparation for war.


………


Once, Albert Einstein was asked:
"You, being the scientist who discovered atomic energy, must be able to inform us what is going to happen in the third world war."
Einstein had tears in his eyes and he said,
"Don't ask me about the third world war -- I do not know anything about it. But if you want to know about the fourth world war, I can say something."
The journalist who was asking the question was immensely surprised and amazed: The man is not saying anything about the third world war, says he knows nothing about it, but he is ready to say something about the fourth world war? He asked excitedly,
"Then please tell me about the fourth world war."
Einstein said,
"Only one thing can be said about it -- that it is never going to happen."

The third world war will be the last world war.

For this last world war, politicians have been preparing since peace was officially restored after the second world war.


………


If all the forests disappear,
the temperature will become so high that it will do two things:

firstly, it will become impossible for life to survive;

secondly, all the ice at the north and the south poles, on the Himalayas and the Alps and other mountains, will start melting because of the heat.

And this will raise all the oceans by forty feet. It will flood all our cities, all our countries; it will drown almost the whole earth -- and this is not a flood that is going to recede.


………


Before they succeed in committing a global suicide,
at least you should have known the god that exists within you.

You should spread
your joy and
your silence and
your laughter to anybody you come in contact with.

 

You cannot give a better gift
to your friends,
to your acquaintances,
to your lovers,
to your children.

 

The time is very short and the work is tremendous,
but if you have courage,
the challenge can be accepted.


………


from osho talks
osho の講話より

 

The Hidden Splendor

Talks given from 12/03/87 pm to 26/03/87 am English Discourse series

27 Chapters
Year published: 1987

Chapter #7
Chapter title: Preparing for the last world war

15 March 1987 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

 

(このお話しの全文は今日のブログの最後にあります。)

 

 

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『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を持ってしまうことで

地球や宇宙にある
あらゆるものを欲しがり
所有したり
独占したり
支配したりします。

 

これは真理では「間違った」マインド(思考)です。

 

それをなぜか
人間の欲の都合のいいように
「正しい」と思い込み信じ込むことにより
所有
独占
支配
コントロール
などなどが
当たり前とされています。


真理では「間違った」マインド(思考)で生きると
必ず
「失敗」や「間違い」をしてしまい苦しみます。

 

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お互いに傷つけあう苦しみを繰り返す…


「過去」からずーっと
人間の歴史は争いばかりでした。

『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を持ってしまうことで…

 


愛ではなく
怒りの生き方…

 


でも導師 master oshoはその苦しみを繰り返す生き方から
自分で自分を救い出すための
光の『気づき』を
お話しの中にたくさんキラキラと散りばめています。

 

 

以前もブログでご紹介していますし
メインブログの『seed of ◯ 地球を自然ままに…』でも

http://hanasennin9.hatenablog.jp

毎回ご紹介している
osho のお話しを少しご紹介します。

 

 

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人間は地球の客人(ゲスト)

 

 

私たちはみな裸でこの世界にやってきた。

 

私たちはこの世界の中に何も持ってきてはいない。

 

私たちは本当に私たち自身しか持ってはいない、
自分自身以外の全ての物はこの世界に属していて、
それは私たちの物ではない。

 


真の現実とは、
あなたはあなた自身しか与えることができないということだ、
それはすばらしい現実であり、とほうもなく美しく、真正のスピリチュアルだ。

 


全ての人々は地球の客人(ゲスト)だ。

 


存在に感謝しなさい、
あなたが客人(ゲスト)として招待されたことを。

 


誰もここに属してはいない。

 

みんなある日ここに来て、
みんなある日ここを去っていく。

 

これは大きな宿だ。

 


誰がここにいるというのか?

 


何百万という人々があなた以前にここにいて、
彼らの名前さえ記憶に残っていない。

 

彼らはみな客人(ゲスト)だった。

 

そして何百万という人々が、
私たちが去った後、
ここにいるだろう。

 


この惑星を駅の待合室のように使ってはいけない。

 


とくにインドの駅のだ。

私は何年にも渡って旅をしてきた。


何千という待合室にいた、
そして奇妙な光景を目にしてきた。

 

人々がバナナの皮を床に棄てている。
「パン」の葉を床に吐き棄てている。

「何をしているんだ!」

と私が尋ねたなら、

彼らの答えは、

「ここはただの待合室だ、誰の家でもない、誰が構う?
たった10分かそこらで、私の列車はやってくるんだ!」

 

あなたの列車がやってくるのは確かだ、
しかし、
あなたの列車は何人かの乗客を連れてきて、
彼らはこの待合室にいることになる、
あなたのバナナの皮と一緒にだ!

 


あなたは客人(ゲスト)だ。

 


この地球を、
もう少し美しくして、
もう少し人間味あり、
もう少し愛情深く、
もう少し薫り高くして去りなさい、
あなたの後にやってくる、
見知らぬ客人のために。

 


私たちはみな客人(ゲスト)だ、
この美しい地球を駅の待合室のように使ってはいけない。

 


地球は待合室ではない。

 


地球は私たちの家homeとなり、
他の誰かの家homeにもなる。

 

 

こんな惨めなことは言わないように、

 

「私はいなくなる…10分後には私の列車はやってくる、
私が待合室を汚して去っても、誰が構う?」


誰も、ここには属していないのだ。

 


今のところ私たちはここにいて、
今のところ私たちは、トータルに、強烈に、ここにいなくてはならない。

 

そしてこの瞬間を、できる限り美しくしなくてはならない。


私たちは生を、ダンスのように生きなくてはならない。

 

そうすれば、私たちが去った後、
後からやって来る人たちは誰でも、気づくだろう、

 

ここにいた人びとは、
普通の人びとではなかったと、

 

彼らは花々と芳香を遺していった、

 

彼らは彼らの歌と、
彼らのダンスの、
こだまを遺していった、

 

彼らは、純粋な24金の足跡を遺していった。


私たちが客人なのは、不運ではない。

 


それは大いなる機会だ。

 


この惑星、この存在は、
あまりにも気前良く、
親切で、
愛情深く、
受け入れてくれているので、
あなたがここにいるのを、
歓迎してくれている。

 


足跡を遺しなさい。

 


あなたは行ってしまうだろうが、
あなたの笑いは後に残るだろう。

 

あなたは行ってしまうだろうが、
あなたのダンスは後に残るだろう。

 

あなたは行ってしまうだろうが、
あなたの生き方は、
独自のバイブレーションを生み出し続けるだろう。

 

そしてそれは未来の人々に、
感謝とともに、思い起こせるだろう。

 

自分たちは、偉大な惑星の継承者なのだと。

偉大な人類の継承者なのだと。

 


誰1人も地球の主人(ホスト)ではない、
みんな地球の客人(ゲスト)だ。

 


あなたはあなた自身以外なにも与える物を持っていない。

私たちはこの世界の中に何も持ってきてはいない。

私たちはみな裸でこの世界にやってきた。

 

 

osho talks…

 

We all come naked in the world.

We don't bring anything into the world.

All that we really have is our own self -- everything else belongs to the world, is not ours.


The very realization that you can give only yourself is a great realization, tremendously beautiful and intrinsically spiritual.


Everybody is a guest.

Be grateful to existence that it has invited you to be a guest.


Nobody belongs here.

Everybody comes one day,
and everybody one day goes away.

This is a big caravanserai.


Who is going to stay here?


Millions of people have been here before you -- not even their names can be remembered, they were all guests -- and millions of people will be here after we are gone.

Just don't use this planet like a waiting room in a railway station, particularly an Indian railway station.

I have been traveling for years, staying in thousands of waiting rooms and seeing the strange scene.

People are throwing their banana peels on the floor, spitting their "pan" leaves on the floor, even if I have asked them,

"What are you doing!"

They answer me saying,

"This is only a waiting room. It is not anybody's home. And who cares? Just ten minutes more and my train is coming!"

It is true your train is coming, but your train will be bringing a few passengers who will be staying in this waiting room with your banana peels!

You are a guest.

 

Leave this earth
a little more beautiful,
a little more human,
a little more lovable,
a little more fragrant,
for those unknown guests who will be following you.


We are all guests, but don't use this beautiful planet as a railway-station guest house. It is not a waiting room.

It is our home for the time being and it will still be the home for somebody else.

Don't be so miserly as to say,

"I will be gone -- after ten minutes my train is coming, so who cares if I leave the waiting room dirty?"


Nobody belongs here.

 

But for the moment we are here, and for the moment we have to be here totally, intensely, and we have to make this moment as beautiful as possible.


We have to live our life like a dance, so when we leave, anybody who comes after us will find that the people who have been here were not ordinary people; they have left flowers and fragrance; they have left the echoes of their songs and their dances; they have left their footprints in pure, twenty-four carat gold.

It is not unfortunate that we are guests.

 

It is a great opportunity:

the planet, the existence, has been so generous,

so kind, so loving, so accepting,

that it has welcomed you to be here.

 

Leave your mark.

 

You may be gone, but your laughter can remain.

You may be gone, but your dance can remain behind.

You may be gone, but the way you lived will go on creating its own vibrations; the people of the future will be reminded, with gratitude, that they are inheritors of a great planet and of a great race of human beings.


Nobody is a host;
everybody is a guest.


You don't have anything to give except yourself.

We don't bring anything into the world.

We all come naked in the world.

 


from osho talks
oshoの講話より

 

The Golden Future

Talks given from 19/04/87 pm to 31/05/87 pm, English Discourse series, 40 Chapters, Year Published : 1988

Chapter #22
Chapter title: The time for families is over

22 May 1987 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

 

英語のダウンロードpdfはこちら。

http://www.oshoworld.com/e-books/eng_discourses.asp?page_id=5

 

Youtubeはこちら。

osho : Don't use this planet like a wating room

https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=tw&v=VqCLR5_oNtE

 

 

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1人1人が
「過去」からずーっと持ち続けてきた
『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を『手放し』
本来の自然な状態である
光明 enlightenment の状態を
再び「感覚」で『思い出し』
『宇宙意識と1つ』である状態で生きることで

『全体』のバランスを意識して壊さないように生きることで

 

地球の戦争は終わります。

 

地球の自然環境破壊は終わります。

 

 

全ての人が
苦しみから至福へと変容する
光明 enlightenment

人間だけでなく地球全体の全ての至福となる…

 

 

苦しみから至福への方法の答えはもう出ています。

 

 

あとは
1人1人が
そのことを意識して生きるかどうか…だけなのです。

 

 

欲のエゴ(自我・欲)をまだ持ち続けることを選択するか…
エゴ(自我・欲)を『手放し』光明 enlightenment するか…

 

 

選択は個人の自由です。

 

命令はしません。
権力による支配やコントロールは暴力なのでしませんd(^_^o)

 

みなさんの自由選択でいいのです。

 

 

苦しみの輪サンサーラからの永遠の離脱
光明 enlightenment をしようと
腹をくくった人たちへ…


意識の成長の旅の中の

「過去世」や「現世」の「過去」の癒しとは

 

「過去」からずーっと持ち続けてきた
『私(自分)』というエゴ(自我・欲)を『手放し』

 

本来の自然な状態である
光明 enlightenment の状態を
再び「感覚」で『思い出し』
『宇宙意識と1つ』である状態で
『全体』として生きることです。

 

 

意識して宇宙全てのバランスをとる…
意識して自分のバランスをとる…
それは自動的に
意識して地球全てのバランスをとることになる…

 

 

sammasatiサマサティ(right remembrance)
正しく想起する。


『The last word of Buddha was, sammasati.

Remember that you are a buddha – sammasati.』


瞑想と愛 (^-^) meditation & love

 

 

花仙人

 

 

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導師 master や導師 master の指先を見るのではなく

自分の内側にある『魂(源泉)』(満月)を見るのだよ

自分の真の導師 master は自分の内側にある『魂(源泉)』だよ

と外側の光明 enlightenment を得た導師 master たちは伝え続けています。

大切なことは

自分の内側にある『魂(源泉)』を再び「感覚」で『思い出す』こと。

 

 

苦しみの輪サンサーラから永遠の離脱をしよう!

と腹をくくったみなさんへ…

 

 

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◯ マインド(思考)
◯ エゴ(自我・欲)
の声に従って生きると
必ず間違いや失敗が起こる。
苦しむ。

 

『魂(源泉)』真理
の声に従って生きると
間違いや失敗は起こらない。
苦しみはなくなる。

 

自分の内側にある声が

 

◯ マインド(思考)
◯ エゴ(自我・欲)
の声なら
不思議と不安や恐怖心がある。

 

『魂(源泉)』真理
の声なら
不思議と安心や愛に満たされ喜びがある。

 

この内側の声がどちらか…ということを見極めることが
苦しまない人生になる。

 

まず大切なことは

 

自分の内側にある。『魂(源泉)』真理を
再び「感覚」で『思い出す』こと。

 

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これが全ての光明 enlightenment を得た導師 master たちから
全てのみなさんへの慈悲の愛のメッセージ。

 

みなさんの真の至福のために…

 

 

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瞑想 meditation

 

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男性性と女性性の統合(超越)

 

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内側にある『源泉 source (魂 soul )』と
『全ての存在は1つ』all one であることを『思い出す』

 

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Showering without Clouds
雲なく雨は降りそそぐ

The last morning star
夜明けの星

サハジョとダヤの女性の覚者の詩

 

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The Ultimate Alchemy, vol 1,2
この講話の英語のPDFダウンロードはこちはです。
http://www.oshoworld.com/e-books/eng_discourses.asp?page_id=15

 

瞑想はたくさんの種類があります。
ご自身にあった瞑想がみつかるといいですね。

 

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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, vol 1,2
この講話の英語のPDFダウンロードはこちはです。
http://www.oshoworld.com/e-books/eng_discourses.asp?page_id=15

 

oshoアクティブ瞑想に関してはこちら、
http://www.osho.com/ja/meditate/active-meditations/why-active-meditations

 

oshoの瞑想音楽はこちら、



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平和が存在したことはなかった…
のoshoの講話のお話し全部です。

英文でよければお読みになってください。

 

Preparing for the last world war


Question 1
BELOVED OSHO,
SINCE PEACE WAS OFFICIALLY RESTORED TO THE WORLD AT THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO, WHAT HAVE THE POLITICIANS BEEN DOING?


Anand Maitreya, there has never been any peace. There have been only two periods in history: the period we know as war, and the period we call peace, which is a cover up -- in reality it should be called preparation for another war. The whole history consists only of two things: war and preparation for war. And you are asking me, "Since peace was officially restored to the world at the end of World War Two, what have the politicians been doing?"
The politicians have been doing exactly what they have always been doing: creating more conflict, more unrest, more discrimination, more destructive weapons -- and preparing for the third world war.

 

Once, Albert Einstein was asked: "You, being the scientist who discovered atomic energy, must be able to inform us what is going to happen in the third world war." Einstein had tears in his eyes and he said, "Don't ask me about the third world war -- I do not know anything about it. But if you want to know about the fourth world war, I can say something."
The journalist who was asking the question was immensely surprised and amazed: The man is not saying anything about the third world war, says he knows nothing about it, but he is ready to say something about the fourth world war? He asked excitedly, "Then please tell me about the fourth world war."
Einstein said, "Only one thing can be said about it -- that it is never going to happen." The third world war will be the last world war. For this last world war, politicians have been preparing since peace was officially restored after the second world war.

 

The politician and his game are the ugliest things you can conceive of. We are facing a dark night, and I am reminded of the old saying that "When the night is darkest, the dawn is very close by." But I hesitate to say that this dark night that is surrounding us will have any dawn to it.

 

I will just tell you exactly what has been happening since 1945 -- and people are kept in absolute ignorance; they are not aware that they are sitting on a volcano which can erupt any moment. They are kept engaged in trivia, and the real problems are kept hidden as if they don't exist.

 

Since 1945 there have been one hundred and five wars fought in sixty-six countries -- all of them in the Third World. One is necessarily tempted to ask, "Why in the Third World?" America and the Soviet Union both have gone so far ahead in developing destructive weapons, that the weapons used in the second world war are out of date. For them, they are of no use. They have to be sold somewhere; some market is needed, and the market is possible only if there is war.
America goes on giving weapons to Pakistan. Then, naturally, India goes on taking weapons from the Soviet Union. And this has been happening in the Third World: one country purchases out-of-date material from the Soviet Union; then its enemy purchases from America. This is good business.

And they don't want these people to stop wars, because otherwise, where are they going to sell these weapons on which they have spent billions of dollars? And these poor countries and their politicians are ready to purchase them, although their people are dying of hunger -- seventy-five percent of their budget goes towards war.
On the average, each war has lasted three and a half years. So who says peace has been restored? One hundred and five wars in sixty-six countries, each war lasting at least three and a half years -- and you call it peace?

 

These wars caused sixteen million deaths. In the second world war, there were also millions of deaths. Since the second world war, which is the time of peace, sixteen million people have been killed in wars -- and still you go on calling it peace?

 

But the politicians are so cunning, and people are so blind that they will not look around at what is happening. They will go on fighting about small things: which district should remain in which state? Belgaum is a district here; should it remain in Maharashtra? -- because it is a boundary district between the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
There are people belonging to both languages, and they have been killing each other continually for three decades -- and just a small thing cannot be decided.
In fact, nobody wants to decide it. Otherwise, what is the problem? Just a small plebiscite, a vote under neutral observation, and people can decide where they want to be. There is no need for killing each other. But it seems politicians are deeply interested in trouble continuing somewhere or other, so that they are needed.
Sixteen million people have been killed, and yet in every school and every college and in every university, they go on repeating, "We are living in a period of peace." In fact, the world war was almost more peaceful!

 

The majority of the wars have been in Asia. It is one of the strategies of the powerful nations and their politicians that they should fight always in some other country; the Soviet Union and America should fight in Afghanistan. So the people of Afghanistan are killed; Afghanistan becomes a graveyard, and America and the Soviet Union are both profited by selling weapons. They are sending their experts, their weapons; they are training the Afghanis, and Afghanis are killing other Afghanis. One side has weapons from America, the other side has weapons from the Soviet Union.

 

Nine million civilians have been killed in conventional wars since Hiroshima.

 

In ancient times, civilians were never killed. It is absolutely absurd: if your armies are fighting, the people who are fighting in armies may be killed, but now there seems to be no sensibility, no reasonability -- nine million people who are civilians are killed. There may be small children, women, old people -- who have nothing to do with the war, who may be reading in their schools, who may be working in their factories, or who may be cooking in their kitchens.

 

Just a few days ago Ronald Reagan, for no reason at all, attacked Libya -- he bombed the civilian parts of Libya. His target was Kaddafi, and because Kaddafi has three houses inside the city, all his three houses had to be bombed. And in bombing his houses, other houses were burned and bombed. And just now, investigators have come to know that while the bombing was going on, professional killers were searching inside Libya for Kaddafi because it was possible he might not be killed by the bombs, he might not be in his own house.
So they were bombing the civilians, and professional killers were searching inside Libya to find Kaddafi. They could only kill Kaddafi's daughter. And neither Kaddafi nor the Libyans have done anything wrong against them.
And it is a coincidence that the day England allowed Ronald Reagan to use England as a base for bombing Libya, the parliament of England did not allow me to stay at the airport, in the lounge, for six hours -- because I am a dangerous man! And Ronald Reagan is allowed to use England to bomb an innocent country which has done no harm to him. This is as dark a night as humanity has ever faced.

 

The current war budget is around seven hundred billion dollars per year.
Every year, fifteen million people die from malnutrition and disease, and every year seven hundred billion dollars are spent on warfare.
Every minute, thirty children die for want of food and inexpensive vaccines and every minute one point three million dollars of public funds are spent on the world's military budget.
It seems we are not interested in life anymore; we have decided to commit suicide. Man has never been in such a suicidal mood -- ever, in the whole of history.
Two hundred and fifty million children have not received even a basic education. A single nuclear submarine equals the annual education budget for one hundred and sixty million school-age children in twenty-three developing countries. Just one submarine! And there are thousands of submarines moving around the ocean all over the world -- American and Russian both -- and each submarine has nuclear weapons six times more powerful than all the weapons that were used in the second world war. And they are so costly that we could have provided our children with education and food, nutrition.

 

But our interests are not there.

 

These are the politicians who don't want to be interfered with, who want absolute control of humanity -- nobody above them.
The world's forests are disappearing at the rate of eighteen to twenty million hectares a year -- an area half the size of California, and California is one of the biggest states in America. Within the next twenty to thirty years, all the tropical forests will be gone; and the implications are tremendous because these forests are supplying you with oxygen and life. If these forests disappear at the rate they are disappearing, mankind will be at a loss to find enough oxygen -- from where?

And on the other hand, whatever carbon dioxide you exhale, these forests inhale. If these forests were not there... already there is a very thick layer of carbon dioxide continuously accumulating in the sky, just on the twenty-mile boundary where the atmosphere ends. And because of that carbon dioxide, the temperature of the atmosphere is rising. It is already four degrees higher than it has ever been.

 

If all the forests disappear,
the temperature will become so high that it will do two things:

 

firstly, it will become impossible for life to survive;

 

secondly, all the ice at the north and the south poles, on the Himalayas and the Alps and other mountains, will start melting because of the heat.

 

And this will raise all the oceans by forty feet. It will flood all our cities, all our countries; it will drown almost the whole earth -- and this is not a flood that is going to recede.

 

But these politicians go on doing it. Just a few months ago I was in Nepal. Nepal is the poorest country in the world, but rather than dropping its arrangements for war, it has sold its forests -- eternal forests of the Himalayas -- to the Soviet Union. And the Soviet Union has cut whole mountainsides and left them dry. And for what? To create more newspapers.
What is the need of so many newspapers? It is almost the same news every day, and now that we have got far better media systems, the newspaper is out of date -- there is radio, there is television. Why do you go on clinging to newspapers and destroying all the forests? Just because all the politicians, presidents and prime ministers need their pictures on the front page; their speeches, which are simply bullshit, to be published -- without any consideration of what harm they are doing.

 

During the same period, the world population is expected to increase thirty to forty percent, from five billion to seven billion. This population growth alone will cause requirements for water to double in nearly half the world. Food is another thing... even water will become difficult, because the requirement will be double and we don't have that much water for drinking.
In addition, the United Nations reports say that globally, twenty million hectares a year of farm and grazing land are being reduced to zero productivity. More than one thousand plant and animal species become extinct each year -- a rate that is expected to increase. One and a half to two million people in developing countries suffer acute pesticide poisoning annually, and pesticide-related deaths are estimated at ten thousand per year. Officers of India's planning commission reported recently: "We in India are on the verge of an enormous ecological disaster, with our water reserves drying up. What is happening in Africa is going to happen in India within a few decades."

 

Your population goes on growing, your land goes on becoming more barren, your water supply is becoming less and less, and because forests have been cut, the rivers that go through Nepal to Bangladesh are creating, every year, such floods as have never been seen before. Thousands of people are dying, thousands of villages simply disappear -- because those thick trees were making the rivers flow slowly. Now that there are no trees, the rivers come with such force that the ocean is not ready to absorb that much water so quickly. The water starts returning and that returning water creates the floods that happen in Bangladesh.
Neither Indian politicians nor Nepalese politicians are ready to stop cutting the trees. Nobody is interested in human life.

 

Nobody is interested in finding out what our priority should be.

 

A poor country like India has so many newspapers, so many magazines, which are absolutely unnecessary. And that newsprint paper does not grow in the fields, does not fall from the sky; you have to cut trees. Trees that have taken one hundred fifty years, two hundred years to grow, disappear. And what do you gain from your newspapers? Politicians are the real criminals -- not the criminals who are in your jails. It would be a far better world if there was an exchange: all the politicians in the jails, and all the criminals in the politician's positions -- they would prove more human.
The politicians go on hiding facts as long as possible, as if by hiding facts you can change anything.

 

Now many countries are not declaring how many homosexuals they have. Families are not declaring that the person who has died, has died from AIDS. They are bribing doctors to get certificates that he has died of a heart attack, or of cancer -- because the family is more worried about its respectability, about what people will think: "Somebody has died of AIDS in your family?"
But hiding the fact means... that man had a wife; he may have transferred the disease to the wife and if there are children, they may be born with the disease -- and nobody will know it and they will go on spreading it all around.
The disease is not an ordinary sexual disease -- anything that comes out of your body, even your tears, carries the virus. If a child is crying, and just out of kindness and compassion you wipe the tears of the child, there is a danger you may be getting AIDS. Saliva carries the virus, and the whole of humanity is being kept in darkness: kissing should be stopped now -- completely!

There is only one small part of humanity -- the people who live in Siberia, the Eskimos -- they are the only people in the whole of history who have never kissed. And when for the first time they saw Christian missionaries kissing, they could not believe it: "How dirty these people are, mixing saliva with each other! Are they human beings or some kind of monsters?"
Their way is far more scientific and far more hygienic. They don't kiss just to show love - - because it can be not love, but death -- they rub noses with each other; that looks very clean, unless you have a cold.

The other day it was accepted that ten million people are suffering from AIDS right now; and this is not a definitive report because countries like India have no way of knowing -- nor the means to know. Only very developed countries have come to know that ten million people are suffering.... Perhaps at least one hundred million people are suffering in all these backward countries.
For example, in Africa, AIDS is more prevalent than anywhere else. And it was never made known that Africans are not homosexuals, but they have a strange perversion: they make love to women, but not from the front.

There are people around the world, in small villages, who even make love to animals -- and they have given AIDS to animals! And now animals are spreading that AIDS through their milk, through their meat. Things have gone beyond human control.
No doctor wants... even if he comes to know that his patient has AIDS, he does not want to tell the patient because then the patient will insist, "Treat me!" There is no treatment. So the doctor tries, "You have some other disease," and sends him to some other expert because being in contact with the AIDS patient the doctor is in danger, the nurses are in danger. The whole staff is in danger.

In one of the reports I saw about jails... thirty percent of the people in jails are homosexuals. And that does not seem to be an accurate report. It must be the minimum that jail authorities have accepted -- because people who are living in jails for twenty years, thirty years, and cannot come in contact with women, are bound to force homosexuality on each other.
The simplest thing would be.... There are separate jails for women -- why should they be separate? The prisoners should live in a mixed way, with women and men together, and then AIDS and homosexuality can be avoided. But politicians will not say anything about it, simply because of fear. Their whole object is to say only things which people like, only things which don't go against people's prejudices, their traditional mind -- because they depend on people's votes.

 

That's why I said that religious people should always be consulted by the politicians; their advice should be given every possible attention. But Rajiv Gandhi says that politicians should not be interfered with by religious people. Religious people can be interfered with by politicians -- about that, there is no question. This is an unfortunate thing, but it goes on and on, and time is very short.

 

I used to be very hopeful. Still, I go on hoping against hope that perhaps, in a very dangerous situation, man may awaken. But there seems to be a sadness in my heart because I can see that if nothing is done, then this century is going to be our end.

 

And not only our end, but the end of the whole of existence's dream of creating consciousness. It has been successful only on this planet. There are millions of stars and each star has dozens of planets; only on this small planet has the miracle happened that not only life exists -- consciousness exists; not only consciousness exists, but there are people who have reached to the ultimate peak of consciousness: a Gautam Buddha, a Socrates, a Pythagoras, a Chuang Tzu.

 

Life disappearing from this small planet will make the whole universe so poor that it will take millions of years to come again to this state where consciousness can become enlightened.

 

My sadness is not about myself. I am absolutely contented. Death cannot take anything from me. My sadness is concerned with the whole of humanity, because their death will take away any opportunity of their becoming enlightened, of their becoming blissful, of their knowing meaning and significance.

 

They have lived in darkness.
Are they going to die in darkness too?

 

I would like my people, at least, not to waste time in postponing their own growth, because politicians are absolutely prepared to destroy each other -- to destroy all and everything. Their lust for power has come to the climax. Before they succeed in committing a global suicide, at least you should have known the god that exists within you.

 

You should spread your joy and your silence and your laughter to anybody you come in contact with.

You cannot give a better gift to your friends, to your acquaintances, to your lovers, to your children.

The time is very short and the work is tremendous,
but if you have courage,
the challenge can be accepted.

 

Don't depend on politicians; they cannot do anything; they are not even aware of where they have been leading humanity -- into what darkness.

 

from osho talks

 

The Hidden Splendor

Talks given from 12/03/87 pm to 26/03/87 am English Discourse series

27 Chapters
Year published: 1987

Chapter #7
Chapter title: Preparing for the last world war

15 March 1987 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

 

 

花仙人