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WHAT IS MY DESIRE FOR LOVE?

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WHAT IS MY DESIRE FOR LOVE?

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Zorba the Buddha Festival of Meditation and Celebration

Milarepa and Band and Swami Chaitanya Keerti

OCT 14-16

WE START ON FRIDAY, OCT 14 MORNING 10 AM

THREE FULL DAYS OF LOVE, LIFE AND LAUGHTER

PARTICIPATION COST

Single

Three Days - $250/person including meals (including shared accommodation).
Two Days $200/person including meals (including shared accommodation).
One Day $125/person including meals (including shared accommodation).

Couples

Three Days - $350/Couple including meals (including shared accommodation).
Two Days - $300/Couple including meals (including shared accommodation).
One Day - $200/Couple including meals (including shared accommodation).

Check out Milarepa's music samples and his websites below:

http://milarepamusic.com/ 

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THIS SUNDAY: SEP 18

9:15 AM

LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS: A meditative remedy to heal your relationships

 

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Time: 9: 15 AM - 12:30 PM

"Man and woman are halves of one whole, so are love and meditation. Meditation is man; love is woman.
In the meeting of meditation and love is the meeting of man and woman. And in that meeting, we create the transcendental human being -- which is neither man nor woman."
-Osho

 

Schedule


9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Introduction to the beginners & Osho Video for the regular members.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Dynamic Meditation.

11: 00AM - 11:20 AM: Break.

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM:Circle of love

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM: Sharing & Closing.

 

Price:

For newcomers the first workshop is always FREE.

For everyone else the price is 'Income Based' (to make the Osho meditations open to as many people as possible) so you decide what to pay based on what you can afford:

 

  • High/Medium Income $20 (Drop in price)
  • Low Income $10
  • Students/Unemployed $5
  • Couples $30 (Drop in price)
  • Pre-Register for 4 classes (to be completed in 60 days) & get 25% discount.


New Participants must come at 9:15 AM to get the introduction.


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More information on Osho meditations:

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Location:

Zorba Studio
3207 SKYLANE DR STE 102
Carrollton, TX 75006

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NEW TO MEDITATION OR EXPERIENCED. ALL ARE WELCOME.

 

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OCT 14-16

WE START ON FRIDAY, OCT 14 MORNING 10 AM

THREE FULL DAYS OF LOVE, LIFE AND LAUGHTER

Zorba the Buddha Festival of Meditation and Celebration

Milarepa and Band and Swami Chaitanya Keerti

 

It’s our utmost joy to announce that this retreat will be facilitated by Milarepa and band and Swami Chaitanya Keerti together.  Perfect combination of Osho’s close disciples who will represent the Osho’s flavor in Music, Silence and Celebration.  This is probably just only one opportunity that we have managed to arrange such a combined program.


Come and allow your soul to take shower in divine presence of Osho with Milarepa’s Music and Silence and beauty of Swami Chaitanya Keerti .

Milarepa and Swami Chaitanya Keerti do 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,DeuterPrem 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."

Check out Milarepa's music samples and his websites below:

http://milarepamusic.com/ 

http://oneskymusic.com/

Swami Chaitanya Keerti

Swami Chaitanya Keerti was initiated by Osho in 1971. He was the spokesperson for the Osho Commune International and also the founding editor of the Osho Times International. He is presently the spokesperson of Osho World Foundation and the editor of the Osho World Magazine, Published in New Delhi.

He has been the editor of Osho Books. He is the author of three books on Osho: Allah to Zen, The Osho way: In Romance with life and Osho Fragrance.

Swami Chaitanya Keerti regularly contributes articles on meditation and other subjects to several newspapers and magazines. He travels extensively to conduct meditation camps in different parts of the country and abroad.
Swami Chaitanya Keerti  is visiting from India to conduct Osho retreats in USA and Canada.

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http://oneskymusic.com/

Description: Retreats with Swami Chaitanya Keerti

Schedule:

FRI OCT 14

10 AM - 6 PM: A day of Meditation with Swami Chaintanya Keerti

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM -LIVE MUSIC CONCERT AND CELEBRATION with Milarepa and Band

SAT OCT 15:

07:00 AM - 9:00 PM- Meditations, Joy, Laughter, Live Music -With Milarepa, Chaitanya Keerti and Band

SUN OCT 16

07:00 AM - 6:00 PM- Sannays Celebration, Meditations in Live Music - With Milarepa, Chaitanya Keerti and Band

It will be a Residential Retreat at Hidden Cove Park on Lake Lewisville

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Address:
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Rd.
The Colony, TX 75034
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PARTICIPATION COST

BOOK BEFORE SEP 01 AND GET 15% DISCOUNT.

Singles

Three Days - $250/person including meals (including shared accommodation).
Two Days $200/person including meals (including shared accommodation).
One Day $125/person including meals (including shared accommodation).

Couples

Three Days - $350/Couple including meals (including shared accommodation).
Two Days - $300/Couple including meals (including shared accommodation).
One Day - $200/Couple including meals (including shared accommodation).

*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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SHARED ACCOMMODATION

*Shared accommodation will be provided in the mediation hall or lake surrounded cottages or at local friend's houses who live nearby. Please bring your own comforters, sleeping bags, pillow, towel, shampoo, conditioners, Toilet roll, Meditation Cushion and Cloth or Yoga Mat to lie down on floor. We may be able to provide Air Mattress. You can also bring your camping gears if you would like to camp by the lake.

PRIVATE ACCOMODATION

There are many hotels around within 15 to 20 minutes drive. Please click on the following link to find the price and location:
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Meals

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

PARKING

Park charges $5 per day per vehicle entry.

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WHAT IS MY DESIRE FOR LOVE?

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IN THE ULTIMATE SENSE, all desires are the same -- because desire means you are not contented with yourself as you are. Desire is a discontent.
Essentially, desire is a longing for that which is not. Essentially, desire is a complaint against existence. You say: "This is not the way I want to be. This is not the house I want to live in, and this is not the woman I want to love and be loved by. This is not the world, this is not the society, this is not the body, this is not the mind, that I can be content with."
Desire means discontent, and desire means a hope in the.future -- that somewhere there must be a place where everything will fall in tune with you. Desire means that "I am not in tune with the world as it is, so I hope for another world with which I can be in tune." But you are not going to be in tune anywhere, because all the time you are learning only one thing, and that is not being in tune with.
Yesterday you were not in tune with, the day before yesterday you were not in tune with. In childhood there was no harmony between you and the world. Young you were not in harmony. Old you are not in harmony. And you are hoping: "Tomorrow I will be in tune with things and things will be in tune with me." And the whole life is disciplined, trained, for NOT being in tune with. Tomorrow will always be the same as yesterday.
In Hindi, we have the same word for both, for yesterday and tomorrow. That is something very significant -- the SAME word for both! Yesterday also we call KAL, and tomorrow also we call KAL. It simply means that your tomorrow is going to be nothing but a repetition of your yesterday, your future is nothing but a repetition of your past. So don't wait for the future because then the future will only be a repetition of the past.
To be desireless means to be herenow, contented: whatsoever is is good; whatsoever is is the only way for things to be -- there is no other way, it cannot be otherwise. It is the way life is and life is meant to be. Suddenly you are surrounded by peace.
Just see: this very moment I can see peace surrounding you. This moment being with me, there is no yesterday, no tomorrow. The past is not there, the future is not there -- you are just herenow. This nowness, this hereness, this is what desirelessness is. You are just happy being with me.
This is the way to live your whole life. Let this be your DHAMMA -- the Way. Each moment, whatsoever is, enjoy it, celebrate it, feel thankful for it.
So, ultimately, all desires are the same, because the nature of desire is the same. But if we don't think about the ultimate meaning of desire, then there are differences, then there are many differences.
You have asked: "What is my desire for love?"
Now the desire for love can have three meanings -- it depends on you. The ultimate meaning is certainly one, and that meaning is that you are not happy with yourself. You think you will be happy with somebody else. Now this is stupid, now this is not possible. You are not happy even with yourself? How can you be happy with someone else? And you can manage somebody else to live with you only if that someone else is also not happy with himself or herself -- otherwise why should she or he bother about you?
You can manage and persuade somebody to live with you only because he or she is also in the same trap of desire. Now two unhappy persons meet. Now two persons who are not happy with themselves meet. You are asking for miracles -- miracles don't happen.
Two unhappy persons meeting cannot make each other happy; they will become doubly unhappy, that's all. It is simple arithmetic. They will become very very unhappy. Not only doubled, in fact, their unhappiness will be multiplied because their unhappinesses will clash. They will be angry at each other. They will take revenge on each other. They will think the other has been a cheat, because "the other promised me a garden of roses, and there seems to be no possibility of any delivery."
All promises prove false -- because out of unhappiness how can you promise? Out of unhappiness how can you give? You don't have it in the first place, how can you share? You share only that which you have. If you are happy, you share happiness. If you are unhappy, you share unhappiness. If you are sad, you share sadness.
So you ask me: "What is my desire for love?" It will depend on you.
First thing: it can be just a desire for sex. That is simple, not very complicated -- very gross. In fact, to call it love is not right. But we call everything love. Somebody says, "I love ice-cream." Somebody says, "I love my house. I love my dog. I love my wife. I love golf!" So what to do?
'Love' is one of the most misused words. We use it for a thousand and one things. So when people need sex, they call it love. Sex is a very rudimentary form of love, very primitive, just the ABC of love. Cannot go very deep and cannot be very fulfilling. Or you can really mean love by 'love'. Then it means that you are a happy person and you would like to share your happiness. You are burdened with your happiness.
When your love means sex, you simply are burdened with sexual energy and you would like to release it. It is going to be a relief. You want somebody to help you relieve it. The sexual love is very physical.
If you really mean love by 'love' then you have to be happy, content, rejoicing in your life. Then celebration is needed in your heart, so that you can share. This is sharing of the heart. Sex is sharing of the body: love is sharing of the heart.
And there is still another possibility I call prayer. When you have even gone beyond the heart, your whole being is in deep need to flower, bloom, needs to be shared, then it is prayer.

Sex exists between two bodies; it can exist even with a dead body. That's what happens when you go to a prostitute. The prostitute is not there; just the body is there. The prostitute makes her body available to you, and she simply escapes from the body -- because she never loved you, how can she be there? She becomes absent. That is the whole art of being a prostitute. She becomes absent to you; she simply forgets all about you. She may start thinking about her boyfriend; she may create a dream about her boyfriend, and she will completely forget you and leave the body at your disposal. It is a dead body. You can use it, but it is just a means. It is ugly, it is tremendously ugly, to make love to a dead body.
But I am not saying that it happens only with prostitutes -- it may be happening to you with your wife. Your wife may not be there. If love is not there, how can she be there? Your wife may not be present to you when you are making love to her; or, your husband may not be present there. He may be simply fulfilling a duty. Then again it is prostitution. Maybe marriage is a more permanent sort of prostitution, more institutional, more convenient and secure, but the difference is not of quality -- maybe of quantity, but not of quality.
Whenever you love a person and the person is not present, you love a person and you are not present, then only bodies are there. It is a mechanical thing. When you love a person, you have to be present to the person; you have to be present to the presence of the person. Two presences meet, overlap, merge, and there is tremendous joy, there is peace, silence.
So many religious people are against sex because they have not yet understood what love is. They have understood love only as the first gross thing -- sex. So they go on talking against it. They have not understood the beauty of love; they have known only ugly sex. If you find a saint still talking about sex and being against it, you can be certain he has never known love. And a person who has never known love cannot know prayer, whatsoever his pretensions -- because sex becomes refined in love, and love becomes refined in prayer. It is a hierarchy, it is a pyramid. The base is sex and the peak is prayer, and between the two is the expanse of love.
When you are present to another's presence, and fulfilled in the presence, and happy in the presence, there is a sharing. Love may become sexual, love may have a sexual dimension too, but then sex is elevated, then sex itself is no longer gross, then sex itself has come to a higher altitude. Then it has a different quality to it.
When you love a person and sex happens spontaneously, just as a sharing -- not that there is any greed for it, not that you have been desiring it, not that you have been planning it, not that it has been in your mind, it has not been there at all -- you were simply sharing the presence, and out of that sharing even bodies started meeting and merging into each other, then sex is also different.
In love, either sex disappears or is transformed. First it is transformed, then by and by it disappears. Then arises another, higher quality of love -- that is prayer. In prayer there is no sex left. Love is just in the middle between prayer and sex.
In love, both are the possibilities: love may spread to the very roots, to sex; and love may sometimes rise to the very peak of prayer. Loving a person, sometimes you may love in a sexual way, and sometimes you may love in a prayerful way. Love will spread to both the banks. Love is the river; it touches both the banks. Sometimes even the body, and sometimes the person will be so transfigured that you will see god or a goddess. Unless your love starts feeling the presence of the other as divine, then there is no prayer.
When you move to prayer then sex completely disappears. From prayer there is no fall to sex, that is impossible. Prayer is the other shore. From sex there is no contact with prayer -- sex is the other shore. They are far apart. They meet in love, so love is the MOST complex thing in human experience, because in love there is a meeting of two shores. In love, matter and spirit meet, body and soul meet, the creator and the creation meet. Never miss any opportunity to grow into love.

BUT IT DEPENDS. You ask me: "Are all desires the same? What is my desire for love?"
You will have to watch. I cannot give you an answer for it right now. You will have to observe. Be very clear about your own feelings. If it is sexual, nothing to hide, nothing to be worried -- it is natural. It has to rise from that natural source; you have to begin from there. Don't hide it, don't rationalize it -- let it be whatsoever it is. If it is sex, it is sex. Try to understand it. Help it to move towards more loving -- more and more towards the person, less and less towards the body.
If you feel it is love, then help it to move in the direction of prayer. Then love the person, but remember God. Then hug the person, but remember God. Then hold the person of your love, the hand of your beloved, your lover, but remember that that hand belongs to God. Then let this remembrance go deeper and deeper.
I cannot give you an answer -- you will have to find it. Even if I give you an answer, you will interpret it in your own way. I may talk about prayer, but if your energy remains stuck at sex you will interpret it in a sexual way.
I have been saying for years that religion is a bridge from sex to superconsciousness. All sorts of people have heard it. Those who are obsessed with sex, they think: "Very good, so samadhi is also sex." They reduce samadhi to sex. Those who are really flowing into samadhi, they become very happy so they say, "Good, so now there is no need to condemn anything -- even sex has an element of samadhi in it. We can accept it, absorb it, and can be deep in peace, because when there is no conflict there is peace."
I have talked to many people, but they understand always in their own way. Let me tell you one anecdote before you fall asleep:

Mulla Nasrudin went to his doctor. He is old, very old, almost ancient, and he was looking very weak. And the doctor said, "Nasrudin, tell me about your love-life, because it seems you are wasting too much energy."
He said, "My love-life is very simple: four times a week I make love to my wife; four times a week I make love to my secretary; and four times a week I make love to my typist."
The doctor was horrified. He said, "Nasrudin, you will kill yourself! It is time you should take yourself in hand."
Nasrudin said, "That too I do four times a week."

Your understand ing is your understanding. Even if I talk about prayer, you will understand whatsoever you can understand. It is better you observe, it is better you go into your own mind, its functionings.
Just one thing I would like to tell you: don't condemn, never condemn. A condemnatory mind will never be able to understand life. Never judge. Never evaluate. Just be a simple observer. Because once you have a judgement, then you don't allow your mind to open itself completely to you -- your judgement becomes a barrier. If you are already convinced that sex is sin, then how can you face your own sexuality? You will garb it. You will deceive yourself. You will rationalize it. You will find ways and means and words and philosophies to hide it.
Never keep any prejudice, so that your existence becomes transparent to you. And whatsoever it is, at least with.me, everything is good -- whatsoever it is, it is good. It is your mind, it is your body, it is your energy. The first basic requirement is to see it clearly, and from that vision things start moving.
If it is sex, nothing to be worried. It is good that you are not impotent -- think of that. It is sex, it is good -- you have energy. Now you can use that energy. Have you ever heard of any person who was impotent and became enlightened? I have not heard. And, believe me, it has not happened -- it cannot happen. An impotent man is the poorest man in the world because enlightenment cannot happen to him. Even if he tries, it cannot happen -- because he has no energy in the first place to transform.
And let me tell you another truth: that whenever enlightenment has happened it has happened to a very sexual person -- always! Because more energy... and you can ride on it. It has not happened to so-called lukewarm people -- nothing happens to them; they are stuck with their lukewarmness. It has happened to very hot people.
Buddha was very hot. He had lived a very sexual life, and out of that he became more and more understanding. And one day when he became aware of how much energy he was throwing unnecessarily, he started channelizing that energy into a different direction -- towards love, prayer, compassion, meditation.

It is the same energy! There is only one energy in the world and that energy is sexual energy. Even if God has to create something, He has to do it through it. A child is born, life is born, out of sex. A flower blooms -- it is sexual energy. The cuckoo goes on singing a crazy song -- it is out of sexual energy. Just look all around! The whole world is throbbing with sexual energy. It is the only energy there is! Sex is the stuff the universe is made of. So don't condemn it. Ride on the waves, the roaring waves of sex, and you will start feeling new dimensions, new altitudes.
The first entry will be in love, and the second door will be of prayer. But you can start only from where you are. So the first thing to be absolutely certain about is where you are -- and only you can be certain about it.
Watch... and just go on noting. And if you are not condemning, if you are not justifying, if you are not saying good or bad, if you are not a puritan moralist, if you are simply a pure observer, you will be able to see -- because it is within you, where your energy is. And once you have known where it is, start working.
If it is hanging around the sex centre, then nothing to be worried. Just remember one thing: never make love to a person you don't love. That is a perversion -- because then you will remain obsessed with sex. Make love to a person you really love, otherwise wait -- because when you love a person, the very love will pull the energy upwards. And once the energy has started moving towards love, love is so satisfying that who bothers about sex? Sex has never satisfied anybody. It creates more and more dissatisfaction. Sex has never fulfilled anybody -- it knows no fulfilment.
Have a sexual relationship only when you have a loving relationship, so love and sex become associated. And love is a greater centre, a higher centre. Once sex is hitched to love, it starts moving upwards. Once you feel that you are loving, then never go to pray in a temple or in a mosque or in a church -- that is foolish. Then again do the same as you did in the first place: your first prayer has to happen with your beloved or with your lover. Either before you make love, let there be prayer; or, after you have made love, let there be prayer; or -- and the third is the best -- while you are making love, let there be prayer.
If love becomes joined with prayer, then it can hitch-hike, then it can be pulled by prayer. Love has to pull sex energy up, and then prayer has to pull love energy up. Once you are at the point of prayer, SAHASRAR -- the one-thousand-petalled lotus in your head -- opens. It only opens at the moment of prayer.

These are the three basic centres: the sex centre, the heart centre, and the SAHASRAR -- the one-thousand-petalled lotus. The heart centre is just in the middle, between the SAHASRAR and the sex centre. From the heart centre the roads go to both the centres. From sex nobody can jump directly to SAHASRAR; one has to pass through love, through the heart centre. From the heart centre you can spread both ways -- nothing is wrong in it. Once you have reached SAHASRAR, the ultimate flowering of your inner lotus, then sex completely disappears. Then there is no sex left.
In sex there is no prayer. In prayer there is no sex. In love both meet and mingle. That's why I repeat again: Love is the door of entering into this world, or entering into the other world. Love is the door which opens both the ways.
Jesus is right when he says: God is love. But I would like to say -- and I feel my statement is better than Jesus' -- I would like to say to you: Love is God. Jesus says: God is love. I say: Love is God.

Somebody asked me, a small child, "What is your name?"
I said, "My name is love."
And let that be your name also. Once you understand what love is, you have understood life. You have understood all that is needed to be understood.

- Osho-

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