Mind is the Unreal – Osho

Sat Sangha Salon

It seems as if everything I perceive in or out of meditation is my own creation or projection. I can’t distinguish between what I see, feel or am creating.

Osho, what is?

There is no need to distinguish between thoughts, dreams and reality. If you try, you will feel more confused. There is no way to distinguish, because as far as mind is concerned everything appears in the mind as a thought. It may be real, it may not be real; but the moment anything appears in the mind it appears in the form of thought.

You cannot distinguish, and there is no need. And don’t go on that journey, because that journey becomes a journey of thinking, and meditation is lost. Rather, on the contrary, remain centered in your witnessing. Don’t be worried by the objects in the mind; whatsoever they are, they are mind stuff. You simply remain…

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Being human

The Universe Meeting Itself

A human being is a composite of disparate strands.

From these disparate strands the mind creates the illusion of persistence by constantly moving from one strand to another.

For example the mind may follow a chain of arising thoughts. It may then move from the thoughts to an itch on the foot. Then it will be distracted by the sound of a buzzing fly. Then an emotion of irritation will arise.

All these are ways in which the ego convinces itself of its perpetual existence.

But the truth is there is no perpetual existence for the human being. There is constant change. Constant arising, falling and rearranging the strands that comprise the being.

All this plays out in the persistent and eternal light of consciousness.

This is the element without which the idea of a human being collapses.

If there is one error in our understanding of reality is that…

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