Osho - Sahasrar, the lotus in the crown of your head, will not flower unless energy is overflowing
Osho on Patanjali Yoga Sutra - "The Transformation from one class, species, or kind into another is by the overflow of natural tendencies or potentialites.
Osho - Very significant.... If you are a man of austerities you will not be overflowing. You will have repressed your energies. Afraid of sex, afraid of anger, afraid of love, afraid of this and that, you will have repressed all your energies; you will not be in an overflow. And Patanjali says that only through overflow is there transformation. It is one of the most basic laws of life.
Have you watched that when you are feeling low in energy, suddenly love disappears? When you are feeling low in energy, creativity disappears. You cannot paint, you cannot write a poem. If you write, your poetry will not walk; dancing is far away. It will not even walk; it may, at the most, limp. It will not be much of a poem. If you paint when you are low-energy, your painting will be ill. It will not be healthy. It cannot be because it is your painting and you are feeling low in energy. In fact, the painting is you spread on the canvas. It will be gloomy, sad, dying.
I have heard about one great painter who had asked one of his friends, a doctor, to come and see his painting. The doctor watched, looked from this side and that. The friend, the painter, was very happy at how much he was appreciating. Then he finally asked, because he saw that the doctor was looking puzzled -- not even puzzled, but worried. The friend said, "What is the matter? What do you think of this painting?" He said, "Appendicitis." He had made a portrait of somebody and the doctor was looking everywhere, because the face was so pale and the body looked in such agony that he felt it must be appendicitis. Later on, it was found that the painter had the appendicitis, he was suffering from it.
You spread yourself in your poetry, in your painting,
in your sculpture. Whatsoever you do, it is you; it has to be so.
Flowers come into the trees only when they are overflowing; the energy's
too much. They can afford it. When a tree has not much energy, it will
not flower because it has not even energy enough for the leaves. It has
not even energy enough for the roots -- how can it afford? Flowers will
be almost a luxury. When you are hungry, you don't bother to buy
paintings for your house. When you don't have clothes, you think of
clothes; you don't think of having a beautiful garden. These are
luxuries. When energy is overflowing, then only is the celebration, the
transformation. When you are overflowing with energy you want to sing,
you want to dance, you want to share.
Never repress and never create blocks in your being. Never become too solid. Don't get frozen. Flow. Let your energy remain always streaming. That's the whole purpose of yoga methods: that your blocks are broken. The yoga postures are nothing but just a methodology to break the blocks that you create inside your body.
Now, something exactly like it has happened in the West. It is Rolfing, founded by Ida Rolf. Because in the West the mind is more technological, people don't want to do their own thing. They want it to be done by somebody else; hence Rolfing. The Rolfer will do the work. He will give you deep massage, and he will try to melt your blocks. The musculature that has become hardened will be relaxed.
The same can be done with yoga, and more easily, because you are your own master. You can feel your inner being more rightly, accurately. You can feel where your blocks are. If you close your eyes and sit silently every day, you can feel where your body is feeling uncomfortable, where your body is feeling tense. Then there are yoga asanas for that particular body part to relax. Those asanas will help to dissolve the musculature which has become hardened and will allow the energy to move. But one thing is certain: that a repressed person never flowers.
A repressed person remains with dammed energy, pent-up
energy. And if you don't channelize your energy in right directions,
your energy can become destructive and suicidal to you. For example: if
your energy is not moving towards love, it will become anger. It will go
sour, bitter. Whenever you see an angry person remember, somehow his
energy has missed love. Somehow, he has gone astray; hence, he is angry.
He is not angry at you, he is simply angry; you may be just an excuse.
He is anger. The energy is blocked and life is feeling almost
meaningless, without any significance; he is in a rage.
If love is not fulfilled, one becomes angry. If life is not fulfilled, one becomes angry at death. A man whose life is a fulfillment will not rage against death, he will welcome. And he will not say that it is dark night; he will say, "So beautiful, so restful." The dark is restful. It is almost warm, like mother's womb. One is moving again into the greater womb of God. Why rage? Those who have flowered, surrender. Those who are frustrated cannot surrender. Out of their frustrations they create more hopes, and each hope brings more frustrations -- and the vicious circle goes on and on, ad nauseam.
If you want not to be frustrated, drop hope -- then there will be no frustration. And if you want really to grow, never repress. Enjoy energy. Li& is an energy phenomenon. Enjoy energy -- dance, sing, swim, run -- let energy stream all over you, let energy spread all over you. Let it be a flow. Once you are in a flow, flowering becomes very easy.
Source - Osho Book "Yoga: The Alpha and The Omega, Vol 10"
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