- WE ARE WHAT WE THINK. ALL THAT WE ARE ARISES
WITH OUR THOUGHTS. WITH OUR THOUGHTS WE MAKE THE WORLD.
Osho - It has been said to you again and again that the Eastern mystics believe that the world is illusory. It is true: they not only believe that the world is untrue, illusory, maya -- they know that it is maya, it is an illusion, a dream. But when they use the word sansara -- the world -- they don't mean the objective world that science investigates; no, not at all. They don't mean the world of the trees and the mountains and the rivers; no, not at all.
They mean the world that you create, spin and weave inside your mind, the wheel of the mind that goes on moving and spinning. Sansara has nothing to do with the outside world. There are three things to be remembered. One is the outside world, the objective world. Buddha will never say anything about it because that is not his concern; he is not an Albert Einstein.
Then there is a second world: the world of the mind,
the world that the psychoanalysts, the psychiatrists, the psychologists
investigate. Buddha will have a few things to say about it, not many,
just a few -- in fact, one: that it is illusory, that it has no truth,
either objective or subjective, that it is in between.
Just imagine for a single moment that all thoughts
have ceased...then who are you? If all thoughts cease for a single
moment, then who are you? No answer will be coming. You cannot say, "I
am a Catholic," "I am a Protestant," "I am a Hindu," "I am a Mohammedan"
-- you cannot say that. All thoughts have ceased. So the Koran has
disappeared, the Bible, the Gita...all words have ceased! You cannot
even utter your name. All language has disappeared so you cannot say to
which country you belong, to which race. When thoughts cease, who are
you? An utter emptiness, nothingness, no-thingness.