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Beyond Illusion
This is the only distinction between the dream and the real: reality allows you to
doubt, and the dream does not allow you to doubt....

To me, the capacity to doubt is one of the greatest blessings to humanity. The
religions have been enemies because they have been cutting the very roots of
doubt, and there is a reason why they have been doing that: because they want
people to believe in certain illusions that they have been preaching....

Why have the people like Gautam Buddha been so insistent that the whole
existence - except your witnessing self, except your awareness - is just ephemeral,
made of the same stuff as dreams are made of? They are not saying that these
trees are not there. They are not saying that these pillars are not there. Don't
misunderstand because of the word "illusion".... It has been translated as illusion,
but illusion is not the right word.

Illusion does not exist. Reality exists. Maya is just in between - it almost exists. As
far as day-to-day activities are concerned, it can be taken as reality. Only in the
ultimate sense, from the peak of your illumination, does it become unreal, illusory.

Osho The Great Zen Master Ta Hui Chapter 12


The butterfly in this card represents the outer, that which is constantly moving and
that which is not real but an illusion. Behind the butterfly is the face of
consciousness, looking inward to that which is eternal. The space between the two
eyes has opened, revealing the lotus of spiritual unfoldment and the rising sun of

we too often get caught up in judgments . The community of seekers that arises around a Master becomes an energy field that supports each unique individual in finding his . philosophy. These judgments keep us trapped in our illusions.this is good. Osho From the False to the Truth Chapter 7 Commentary: The Master in Zen is not a master over others. this is bad. In the silence of the Master's presence.Through the rising of the inner sun. The new man I have been talking about will be a master of his own self. 22.. a disciple finds his own truth reflected. A master can be just alone. you can relax into your own deepest truth.. To be a master is a very strange job.. where the difference between dreams and reality is already known. the disciple can fall more easily into the silence of his own being. The Master Here I would like to say something. I had always wanted not to be a Master to anybody. it does not depend on the crowd. When we focus on externals. our old habits and patterns. The card reminds us not to look outside for what is real. nor a supernatural messenger with a direct line to God. How can there be a master without a disciple. the follower. He is not a teacher with a doctrine to impart. but to look within. rationality. I want this. but a master of himself --and this self-mastery is reflected in his every gesture and his every word. but simply one who has become a living example of the highest potential each and every human being. meditation is born. you have to use the mind as a servant for the heart. a follower? But in the spiritual sense of the word "master" means mastery of oneself. which I have been keeping a secret my whole life. so that your whole energy moves into your heart. Drop your opinionated mind and move inside. our sleepiness. There. The master's work is to take your mind away from you. In the eyes of the Master. You have to convince people about the heart by argument and reason. Do you see the point? The word "master" creates the idea of the disciple. It has no relationship with any following. I don't want that.

the disciple comes to understand that the outer Master was just a catalyst. . Once that light is found. a device to provoke the awakening of the inner.or her own inner light.