Saturday 11 October 2008
IN NOTHINGNESS.... THE WHOLE DESCENDS IN YOU.... - OSHO
Nothing is nirvana. The west has no idea of the beauty of nothingness. The whole Western attitude is extrovert, oriented towards things, oriented towards actions. ‘Nothing sounds, like emptiness- it is not so. This is one of the greatest discoveries of the East: that nothing is not empty, on the country it is just the opposite of emptiness. It is fullness, it is over flowingness.Break the word ‘nothing’ in two, make it ‘no- thinness’, and then suddenly its meaning changes, the gestalt changes.Nothing is the goal of sannyas Nothing is the goal of sannyas. One has to come to a space where nothing is happening; all happening has disappeared. The doing is gone, the doer is gone, the desire is gone, the goal is gone. One simply is – not even a ripple in the lake of consciousness, no sound. The Zen people call it ‘the sound of one hand clapping’. Now one hand clapping cannot create sound; it is soundless sound, the omkar, just silence. But silence is not empty, it is very full. The moment you are absolutely silent, absolutely attuned with nothingness, the whole descends in you, the beyond penetrates you…….