NEVER ALLOW YOUR BODY TO DO HARM.
Osho - Any thought
goes on inside your mind. Watch for a few minutes and you will be
surprised: the mind seems to be crazy! It jumps from one thought to
another thought for no reason at all. Just a dog starts barking in the
neighborhood and your mind takes the clue from it... and you remember
the dog that you used to have in your childhood, and the dog died... and
you start feeling sad. And because of the death of the dog you start
thinking about death, and the death of your mother and the death of your
father. And you become angry because you were never at ease with your
mother; there was always conflict. The dog is still barking, completely
unaware what he has done. And you have traveled so far!
Anything can trigger a process in you. This is a kind of slavery: you
are at the mercy of accidents. This is not mastery. And a sannyasin, a
seeker, should be a master. He thinks only if he wants to; if he does
not want to think he simply puts his mind off. He knows how to put it on
and how to put it off.
You don't know how to put it on, you don't know how to put it off; it
goes on and on. It starts working in the childhood and goes on working
till you die. Seventy years, eighty years, continuously working -- so
much work, and then you cannot expect anything great out of it because
it is utterly tired. It has not much energy left; it is leaking from
everywhere. If you can put it off... that's what meditation is all
about: putting the mind off, the art of putting the mind off. If you can
put it off, it will gather energy.
If for a few hours every day you are without the mind, you will gather
so much energy that that energy will keep you young, fresh, creative.
That energy will allow you to see reality, the beauty of the existence,
the joy of life, the celebration. But for that you need energy, and your
mind has only very little energy. Just somehow you manage your life. You
live a poor life for the sheer reason that you don't know how to
accumulate your mind energy, how to make a reservoir of your inner
being. It goes on and on leaking and you don't know how to stop those
NEVER ALLOW YOUR BODY TO DO
Three things, Buddha says: Be careful about words, be master of your
thoughts, NEVER ALLOW YOUR BODY TO DO HARM. Because the body comes from
the animals, the body IS animal. It enjoys harming, it is violent. Be
conscious of it. Don't allow it to go into violence. Don't allow it to
harm anybody, because if you harm others the harm will come back to you
sooner or later. That's the whole theory of karma: whatsoever you do to
others will be done to you. So do to others only that which you would
like to be done to you.
Source - Osho Dhammapada Vol 8
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