To end the search

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What is Satsang?

Satsang or meeting in Truth

To end the search is to recognize “who you are”. I invite you to meet your true self. Let’s investigate the Silent Awareness that you are.

For 20 years, I was Osho’s disciple, I feel so much gratitude towards him. I like to share with you his words:

“Man is almost mad – mad because he is seeking which he has already got; mad because he is not aware of who he is; mad because he hopes, desires, and then ultimately, feels frustrated. Frustration is bound to be there be cause you cannot find yourself by seeking; you are already there. The seeking has to stop, the search has to drop: that is the great problem to be faced, encountered. The problem is that you have something and you are seeking it. Now how can you find it? You are too occupied with seeking and you cannot see the thong the thing that you already have. Unless all seeking stop, you will not be able to see it.

Seeking makes your mind focus somewhere in the future, and the thing that you are seeking is already here, now, this very moment. That which you are seeking is hidden within the seeker himself: the seeker is the sought. Hence, so much neurosis, so much madness. Once your mind is focused somewhere, you have some intention. Immediately, your attention is no longer free. Intention cripples attention. If you are intently looking for something, your consciousness has narrowed down. It will exclude everything else. It will include only your desire, your hope, your dream. And to realise that which you are you need not have any intention; you need attention, just pure attention: not intending to go anywhere, unfocused consciousness, consciousness here-now, not anywhere else. This is the basic problem: the dog is chasing its own tail. It gets frustrated; it becomes almost mad because each step, and nothing comes into its hands and – only failure, failure, failure.

Just the other day a sannyasin told me that he was now feeling frustrated. I became tremendously happy. Because when you feel frustrated, something opens within you. When you feel frustrated, if really frustrated, then future disappears. Future can exist only with the support of expectation, desire, intention. Future is nothing but intentionality. I became tremendously happy that one man was frustrated.”

 

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