Published by Taoshobuddha MeditationsTrinidad, West indies
When a flame is put out, where does the flamego? The flame was here and now is it no-where!The flame has entered a realm invisible to mentalperception. If we had our inner vision available tous, we would see the flame now-here. This realmof now-here is nirvana.We enter nirvana when all thoughts andperception cease. By being still we know. Not thatwe attain to stillness and we have to dosomething else to know. Being still is knowing.Usually we associate memory with knowing.Memory is not knowing. Knowing is seeing thething as it is, as it exists. The realm of thisknowing is nirvana.When we cease to exist as mental beings then wetruly come to knowledge. Mind does not know.Mind cannot know. Knowing is beyond mind. Tocome to knowledge we need a no mind. This nomind is nirvana.The Siddhartha search for many years andgathered much information or what is calledborrowed knowledge. But he did not come to anyiota of knowing. Sitting under the Bodhi tree andsimply watching the stars disappear, justdisappearing from his human vision but stillexisting exactly where they are; when the last stardisappeared...the last thoughts in his mind alsodisappeared
…and the sun of
enlightenment rosein his consciousness. This is symbolic, yet an aptdescription. Siddhartha dissolved and Buddhabecame manifest. The flame of Siddhartha wasgone and the nothingness of Buddha appeared.The
thus came thus gone.
This is nirvana, the last nightmare before thedawn of enlightenment.Buddha had stopped at this point. The humanityhad to wait for another cycle of the age beforeOsho could come and usher the new era. Oshoushered in the era beyond enlightenment, the eraof the child again, the era back to the verybeginning. A return to innocence, a return to aweand wonder
this was Osho
Andthe journey continues
Nirvana is a realm here and now.
Aaj itna hai
this much for now.