DO WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING INCREASE GRADUALLY OR DO THEY COME AS EXPLOSION?

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DO WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING INCREASE GRADUALLY OR DO THEY COME AS EXPLOSION?

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THIS SUNDAY: OCT 06

THE ART OF BALANCE - BODY, MIND & SOUL

Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Come, learn the art of to stay focus, aware & balanced in every aspect of life.
Schedule
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Introduction to the beginners & Osho Video for the regular members.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Active Meditation.
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM: THE ART OF BALANCE.
12:20 PM – 12:30 PM: Sharing & Closing.
12:30 onwards - Community lunch

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OCT 19-21, 2012

OSHO FESTIVAL OF MEDITATION AND CELEBRATION WITH MILARAPA AND BAND

Milarepa's Message-The Miracle

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Beloved Friends,


It is going on eighteen years since the first Bravo America Tour. It is not only a miracle the events continue to happen each year, but that each year is somehow more beautiful than the previous. Every year I think, “OK, this has to be the last time because how can things possibly get more beautiful?” And then in some mysterious way i think we all go on getting surprised -- again and again.


The purpose of my mail is something of a personal wish that this year our annual coming-together is a tribute to this miracle and an expression of gratefulness. For me the events are more than anything else about sharing the blessing of Osho. And by “Osho” I mean the qualities meditation, love, and silence go on gracing my life with. The key word is “sharing”. In sharing, the nourishment received in the event is, in my experience, returned exponentially. One could say a thousand-fold. So I want to encourage everyone this year to reach out.

Let’s share the blessing and all what the events mean to us. Let’s bring not only ourselves to the well, but our friends and others who may be still groping in the dark, thirsty and searching for exactly this kind of thing. It is so rare in the world to have such a taste of joy, happiness, love, and sense of connectedness, what happens in these few intensive days together -- what meditation and only meditation makes possible. So if you have friends you think would enjoy and be nourished by this kind of experience — invite them, bring them.

Let’s go for it. Because who knows what lies ahead? I am not the esoteric type, so all the prophetic talk about the Year 2012 doesn’t mean much to me. But I do feel a sense of urgency and wish to convey this.

I feel if all of us make a small, extra individual effort — especially the core group who comes every year — we can make these upcoming 2012 USA events something a little extra-special. In this way, we also support the organizers and those who accept the practical responsibility for the event. On behalf of the band and myself, we look forward to charting a course with you for the stars.

We are looking forward see you next month!
Love, Milarepa, Chandira, Arjun and Teerth

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Description: milarepaOCT 19-21, 2012

OSHO FESTIVAL OF MEDITATION AND CELEBRATION WITH MILARAPA AND BAND

IT WILL BE A 3 DAY RETREAT ON LAKE LEWISVILLE

Milarepa does not need special introduction to the people who are connected to the enlightened master Osho.

Milarepa lived and worked in the Osho Commune International for more than ten years where he coordinated music with many world renowned musicians, singers and colleagues at that time. A few names are Miten, Deva Premal, Deuter, Prem Joshua and Chinmaya Dunster.

His music & workshops carries wonderful grace. His presence & depth in music has tremendous effect on those who are exploring the inner world.

Now he tours internationally every year facilitating events, giving concerts, and sharing a unique vision of meditation, music and celebration.

About his music, Milarepa says:
"My music reflects my understanding of meditation and love. The themes of the songs are universal and will be appreciated by all travelers on the path of truth and self-realization. We are on this beautiful planet to celebrate the great mystery of life - with our songs, our dances, our silences of the heart. As humanity moves into the twenty-first century, this could never be more relevant."

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Milarepa's is joining other great musicians, singers and longtime Osho Disciples

This year band include Milarepa, Chandira, Arjun and Teerth (See pictures below)

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RETREAT SCHEDULE

FRI OCT 19

10 AM - 6 PM: A day of Meditation with Milarepa

07:00 PM - 9:00 PM - MUSIC AND CELEBRATIONwith Milarepa and band

SAT OCT 20

08:00 AM - 9:00 PM- Meditations, Joy, Laughter and Sannays Celebration with Milarepa and band

SUN OCT 21

08:00 AM - 6:00 PM- Festival of Music and Meditation- with with Milarepa and band

PARTICIPATION COST

Single

Three Days - $200/person including meals
One Day $125/person including meals

Couple

Three Days - $350/Couple including meals
One Day - $200/Couple including meals

Discount

Local Participants: Book before Sep 30 and get 10% discount

Out of town participants who are taking flight to come to retreat: $150 per person including meals(Other discounts cannot be combined)

(There is no two days participation option available this time-You can join us for two days, but must pay the full cost)

*Couple: Married or a boyfriend and girlfriend living together are good example. Two friends coming to the retreat cannot be treated as couple.

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Retreat Place

Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville

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ACCOMMODATION

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Meals

* Vegetarian Meals will be provided that may include eggs and dairy.

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PARKING

Park charges $10 per day per vehicle entry.

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DO WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING INCREASE GRADUALLY OR DO THEY COME AS
EXPLOSION?

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OSHO:

UNDERSTANDING NEVER COMES, neither as a sudden phenomenon nor as a gradual one,
because it is always there. You have it right now. It is not going to happen somewhere in the
future. You are carrying it within you, just as a seed carries the tree, a woman carries a child. You are carrying it right now. Now it depends on you: if your intensity is total you will achieve it suddenly, if your intensity is not total you will achieve it by and by, in steps. But understanding never comes to you – you are understanding. Enlightenment is not something that happens to you – you are enlightenment.

Remember this; then it is a choice, your choice. If you desire it totally, in that fire of total desire all that covers that understanding burns; suddenly the light is there. But it is up to you. It is not part of the nature of enlightenment to happen gradually or to happen suddenly.
Don’t throw off the responsibility, that’s how people create philosophies and schools. In Japan
two schools of Zen exist: one believes in sudden enlightenment, another believes in gradual
enlightenment – as if these are the qualities of enlightenment, as if they belong to enlightenment.

They don’t belong to enlightenment. Enlightenment is always there; it is for you to choose. If your desire is total not even a single moment is lost. But if your desire is not total it means that you yourself are not willing it to happen right now. You want to postpone it, you want it tomorrow, some other day. Then you go on playing tricks.

If you are really sincere there is no time gap, it can happen this very moment. Not even a single
moment is to be lost, because it is already the case. One has just to look within. But if you don’t
want it right now then you can wait for millennia.
I would like to tell you an old story. It happened in Ceylon.

There was a great Buddhist Master who taught his disciples for almost eighty years. When he was a hundred and twenty he said one day, ”Now, I am going to die after seven days.” So thousands of his disciples gathered for his last darshan, to see him for the last time.
The old man, before closing his eyes and dissolving withinwards, asked them, ”Does somebody
want to accompany me? If somebody wants nirvana, enlightenment, right now, then he should
simply raise his hand and that will do.”
People knew that he was a man of his word, and he was not joking. He had never joked in his whole life, he was a serious man. He meant what he said. They started looking at each other – thousands of people and not a single hand was raised.

One man stood up and he said, ”Please don’t misunderstand me. I don’t want to accompany you right now because there are many things to be done. I have many things to fulfill, many things to pass through, many karmas to be accounted for. As yet I am not ready for it, but someday I would like to be enlightened. Can you give some key hints? – because you will be no longer here.” And the Master had been giving key hints his whole life, for eighty years. Still they wanted something to be said about it so that they could postpone and plan and think about the future. And the old Master was ready. If somebody had been ready he was ready to take him with himself. But nobody was ready.

People are cunning, because the mind is cunning. And the greatest cunningness of the mind is that it always throws responsibility onto something else. If enlightenment is gradual then what can you do? Nothing can be done; it is gradual, it will take a long time. If enlightenment is sudden then why has it not happened to you? You will ask, ”Then why has it not happened to me if it is sudden? No, it cannot be sudden. But if it is sudden and there is no need to do something for it to happen, then what can be done? I will wait – whenever it happens it happens.”

You simply want to escape from the responsibility of your own choice. Sartre has said one thing
that is really beautiful. He said, ”Man is free to choose but man is not free not to choose.” You can choose either way but don’t be befooled – you have no freedom not to choose, because even when you think you are not choosing you are choosing the opposite.

A man came to me and he said, ”I am not yet ready for sannyas. I am ready seventy per cent, eighty per cent, but twenty per cent I am not ready, so how can I take sannyas? I’m not total.”

So I said, ”Okay. But still you are choosing, and now you are choosing a minor part of your mind –the twenty per cent which says, ‘Don’t take.’ Now you are choosing the twenty per cent against the eighty per cent.”

So don’t think that you are not choosing. That’s not possible. You have to choose whatsoever you do; even if you don’t choose you will be choosing. Choice is there. One is free to choose but one is not free not to choose. If the mind says it is gradual, it is a choice; if the mind says it is sudden, that too is a choice. When you say it is sudden it means that you would like to drop every effort, so you choose sudden enlightenment. Then there is no need to do anything – when it happens it happens, nothing can be done because it is a sudden thing. Just like lightning in the sky, whenever it happens it happens – you cannot make preparations for it. It is not like electricity in the house that you put on and off, it does not depend on you. It is a sudden phenomenon, when it happens it happens. You have to wait for it. If you are thinking about reading a telegram when the electricity happens in the sky, then you have to wait. When it happens you can read it. What can you do?

People who want to escape from effort will choose sudden enlightenment. People who want
to escape from the great, total responsibility of it, that it can happen right now, will choose the
philosophy of gradualness.

I don’t say anything about enlightenment – I’m saying something about you. It is for you to feel
your desire: total desire – enlightenment is sudden, partial desire – enlightenment is gradual. It has nothing to do with the nature of enlightenment. Remember this.

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