Over de Oosterse Mystici: Atisha, de Baul Mystici, Bodhidharma, Gautama de Boeddha, Tswang Tse, Kabir, Lao Tse, Mahakashyap, Nansen, Patanjali, Tilopa
In ‘Mystics of the East’ worden Oosterse mystici belicht en wat hun bijdrage aan de bewustwording van de mensheid is, zoals Atisha, de Bauls, Lao Tse, Bodhidharma Boeddha en meer Het Oosten is eeuwenlang – of mogelijk altijd al – het spirituele, de de gewijde bron van leven geweest. Niet alleen komt de zon in het Oosten op, ook een Gautama de Boeddha is daar ontstaan.
Het Oosten heeft duizenden mystici voortgebracht. Het Westen steekt in vergelijking hiermee armzalig af. het Westen heeft grote wetenschappers opgeleverd. Zo heeft het Oosten grootse onderzoekers van het eigen innerlijk van de mens.
Nog steeds trekt het Oosten, ook al verkeert ze in een gedegradeerde staat, in haar donkerste periode, de zoeker aan – bijna als een magneet.
Zij die op zoek gaan naar de waarheid voelen zich plotseling aangetrokken tot het Oosten.
Het boek ‘Mystics of the East’ is verkrijgbaar bij de Boekhandel. Er staan leuke schetsen van de Oosterse mystici in, gemaakt door Swami Anand Teertha (Sudi)
Osho about Eastern Mystici I
“In this vast universe the Eastern mystici have come to realize that even the whole universe goes into death once in a while. Planets die, suns die, stars die – every day new stars are born, new planets are born. Whole solar systems have disappeared, not leaving even a trace behind, and new solar systems have appeared. They say and I agree with them, that the whole universe dies. Then there is darkness; everything has gone to sleep. And then again there will be dawn; again planets will be born, stars will be born – a new cycle of creation. Millions of cycles of creation have happened and they will go on happening.
Your consciousness belongs to the eternal which never dies. At the most it goes into sleep when the whole universe dies and comes back in the morning awake, fresh – a new world is beginning.” Osho, Sermons in Stones.
Osho about Eastern Mystici II
Mystics are the greatest creators in the world – but their creativity is not visible. They are not sculptors so that you can see their statues and they are not poets so that you can see their poetry. They are not potters and they are not dancers and they are not singers. What do they create? They create man, they create higher peaks of consciousness in humanity. All that is great in man has been created by the mystics, but it is invisible, obviously. I would like to say to you that the mystics will not come to your marketplaces, you will have to go to the mystics. Because in the marketplace they will not be understood. What kind of commodity have they brought? Even the flute player can convince people that he has brought something, he has brought some entertainment – a beautiful song. But what is the mystic going to show?
His hands are empty, but his soul is full.
But to see that, you will have to go to the mystics, because only those in whose being the urge, the search for truth has arisen, will be able to understand something.” Osho, The Messiah, Vol 1
Review of Mystics of the East
“Osho does not teach any religion and does not belong to any particular religion. What he really teaches is religiousness – the real fragrance of all the flowers of existence, the Buddhas, the mystics and sages that this world has known. Osho has given thousands of discourses on all the well-known and not so known mystics of the world—from Ashtavakra to Zarathusthra .
Osho is a modern day mystic whose wisdom, clarity and humor have touched the lives of millions of people around the world. His insights are creating the conducive atmosphere or ‘ Atma-Sphere ” for the emergence of what he calls the ‘New Man’ or Zorba , the Buddha – the combination of celebration, dance and song of Zorba and the silence, stillness and meditation of the Buddha, the meditation of the East and the materialism of the West. Zorba the Buddha is a totally new human being who is an awakened one, and he is life-affirmative and free. When someone asked Osho the definition of religion, Osho replied: To be in romance with life is religion.
Amongst all the Enlightened Ones, Gautama the Buddha is very special to Osho. He says: “I love Gautama the Buddha because he represents to me the essential core of religion. He is the beginner of a totally different kind of religion in the world. He has propounded not religion but religiousness. And this is a great radical change in the history of human consciousness.” Mystics of the East
“When a Buddha moves the wheel of dharma , it takes two thousand five hundred years for it to stop completely….” says Osho. “The wheel that Buddha moved has stopped. The wheel has to be moved again. And that is going to be my and your life’s work – that wheel has to be moved again. Once it starts revolving it will again have twenty-five centuries’ life.”
Osho teaches meditation for our inner transformation. Love and compassion are the natural expression of this transformation. We can meditate with Buddha, dance with Krishna and celebrate our love with Sufis .”
Swami Chaitanya Keerti , Osho World Foundation, New Delhi