It is very rarely that you are conscious. (OSHO)

It is very rarely that you are conscious. (OSHO)

Man as he is is utterly unconscious. He is nothing but his habits, the sum total of his habits.
Man is a robot. Man is not yet man.
Unless consciousness enters into your being, you will remain a machine.

That’s why the Sufis say man is a machine. It is from the Sufis that Gurdjieff introduced the idea to the West that man is a machine.
It is very rarely that you are conscious.
In your whole seventy years’ life, if you live the ordinary so-called life then you will not know even seven moments of awareness in your whole life.

And even if you know those seven moments or less, they will be only accidental.
For example, you may know a moment of awareness if somebody suddenly comes and puts a revolver on your heart. In that moment, your thinking, your habitual thinking, stops. For a moment you become aware, because it is so dangerous, you cannot remain ordinarily asleep.
In some dangerous situation you become aware. Otherwise you remain fast asleep. You are perfectly skillful at doing your things mechanically.

Just stand by the side of the road and watch people, and you will be able to see that they are all walking in their sleep. All are sleep-walkers, somnambulists.

And so are you.

Just watch yourself. The things that you are doing, you have done so many times. The ways you react, you have been reacting always. In the same situation you always do the same thing.

You are feeling nervous and you take out your cigarette and you start smoking.

It is a reaction; whenever you have felt nervous you have done it.

You are a machine. It is just a built-in program in you now.

You feel nervous, your hand goes into the pocket, the packet comes out.

It is almost like a machine doing things.

You take the cigarette out, you put the cigarette in your mouth, you light the cigarette, and this is all going on mechanically.
This has been done millions of times, and you are doing it again.

And each time you do this it is strengthened.

The machine becomes more mechanical, the machine becomes more skillful.

The more you do it, the less awareness is needed to do it.

 

 

 

 

Unio Mystica
Osho



Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase .

    lecturesbureau: "Faith is taking the first step
even when you don't see the whole staircase ."
    265
    0
  • When a woman is talking to you , listen to what she says with her eyes .

    lecturesbureau: "When a woman is talking to you ,
listen to what she says with her eyes ."
    375
    1
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity . It comes from an indomitable will .

    lecturesbureau: "Strength does not come from physical capacity .
It comes from an indomitable will ."
    420
    0
  • Count your age by friends , not years . Count your life by smiles , not tears .

    lecturesbureau: "Count your age by friends , not years .

Count your life by smiles , not tears ."
    289
    0
  • The fault-finder will find faults even in Paradise .

    lecturesbureau: "The fault-finder will find faults even in Paradise ."
    202
    0
  • It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important ...

    lecturesbureau: "It is the time you have wasted for your rose
that makes your rose so important ..."
    719
    4
  • Attachment is the strongest block to realization .

    lecturesbureau: "Attachment is the strongest block to realization ."
    158
    0
  • The World will not be destroying by those who do evil , but by those who watch them without doing anything .

    lecturesbureau: "The World will not be destroying by those who do evil ,

but by those who watch them without doing anything ."
    249
    2
  • Tell me who admires and loves you , and I will tell you who you are .

    lecturesbureau: "Tell me who admires and loves you ,
and I will tell you who you are ."
    455
    0
  • Something to do , something to love , and something to hope for .

    lecturesbureau: "Something to do ,
something to love ,
and something to hope for ."
    242
    1