The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Listening is one of the basic secrets of entering into the temple of God.  Listening means passivity.  Listening means forgetting yourself completely--only then can you listen.  When you listen attentively to somebody, you forget yourself.  If you can not forget yourself, you never listen.  If you are too self-conscious about yourself, you simply pretend that you are listening--you don't listen.  You may nod your head; you may sometimes say yes or no--but you are not listening.
When you listen you become just a passage, a passivity, a receptivity, a womb: you become feminine.  And to arrive one has to become feminine.  You can not reach God as aggressive invaders, conquerors.
You can reach God only...or it will be better to say; God can reach you only when you are receptive, a feminine receptivity.  When you become yin, a receptivity, the door is open.  And you wait.
Listening is the art for becoming passive.

--Zen Tarot, Osho

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