Osho Dhara
[a live stream of Osho]
Presents
Anand Pragya
The Art of
Blissful Living
It is a three day workshop to
help participants to go through
the process of Self Diagnosis
with the help of Eight fold path
of Lord Buddha and also
insights based on the most
recent Psychological,
Behavioral & Ontological
research.
Contd..
With the help of music, meditation
& discussions participants are
encouraged to learn the art of
blissful living. The sessions are
structured to bring about an all
round development of a person to
enable him to excel in whatsoever
he does.
It is run in a forum style & every
one is encouraged to participate
actively.
Anand - Bliss
Pragya – Wisdom
(The Wisdom to find Bliss)
The Right
Search
(Samyak Khoj)
The very Foundation of
our Journey !
Searching !
Seeking !
What, Why & Where ?
Let us have a look !!
Participants are
requested to share
their views on the
Subject of their
Search !
Human needs,
Motivation &
The Four Principles
i) Life has it’s needs, and needs
motivate us to work.
ii) While working there arises the
‘desire for fruit’ in return of
the work done by us, and this
brings misery.
Contd..
iii) The Eight fold path is
the easiest way to get
rid of all miseries.
iv) Bliss is our real nature.
Hierarchy of
Human needs
In the Western Psychology,
Abraham Maslow, the humanistic
psychologist, has recognized Seven
types of Human needs from,
Biological to Self-Actualization.
In the East one more Human need
has been thought to be of great
importance & the Ultimate one :
The need for Liberation
or Ultimate Freedom !
1) Biological
(food, water, air, etc.)
2) Sexual need
3) Safety & Security
(Money, House etc.)
4) Love needs
(to love & to be loved)
Contd..
5) Belongingness or Affiliation
needs (to be a part of society,
organization or religion etc.)
6) Esteem needs (ambition, to
be known or recognized by
others etc.)
7) Self-Actualization (need to
fulfill one’s own potential)
8) Liberation or Ultimate
Freedom
Whatever may be the
‘subject’ of our seeking,
but one thing is certain
that we are seeking
Bliss !
Seek the Right
thing at the
Right place !
Examples for Right Search :
*
The two announcements in
the Airplane during a
journey :
* Sufi mystic Rabia’s search
for the needle :
The one dimensional
exploration of the East has
led to Materialistic poverty !
&
The West’s one dimensional
exploration has led to
Spiritual poverty !
Osho Vision
‘Zorba the Buddha’
Richness of both the worlds !
Science + Religion
(The Holistic approach to Life)
The birth of a New Man !
Pragya Geet
Ghar se bahar sab nikal pade,
kuch mandir, kuch
mayakhane me...
Dhan ke peeche kuch log
lage, kuch pagal kursee pane
me…
The Eight fold
Path for
Blissful Living
1) Right Paradigm (Put first
thing first) (Samyak Drishti)
2) Right Awakening
(Synergize)
(Samyak Jagriti)
3) Right Action
(Be Proactive)
(Samyak Karma)
Contd..
4) Right Living
(Think Win/Win)
(Samyak Sambandh)
5) Right Speech (Seek first to
understand & then to be
understood). (Samyak Vani)
6)
Right Effort (Begin with the
end in mind). (Samyak
Sankalpa)
Contd..
7) Right Acceptance
(Samyak Sweekar)
8) Right Samadhi
(Sharpen the Saw)
(Samyak Samadhi)
(Inspired by the Eight Fold
Path propounded by the
Great Buddha.)
It is interesting & amazing
to find that Stephen
R. Covey in his famous
book, ‘The Seven Habits of
Highly Effective People’
talks about these paradigms
in great detail !!
The Right Paradigm
(Samyak Drishti)
(Sammaditti)
Putting first thing first
Right Paradigm or Samyak
Drishti or Sammaditti is one of
the most important & the first
point of the Eight fold path
which leads to Blissful Living.
It means to look at things,
events or persons without any
Opinion, Idea, Philosophy,
Dogma, Imagination or
Scripture.
Drishti
Vision
Positive
Negative
One Extreme
Other Extreme
Right
Samyak
Middle Path
Examples
of
Samyak Drishti
*
*
*
*
Hanuman’s finding of Red flowers
instead of white flowers at the
Ashoka Vatika at Lanka :
Interpretations of the chattering
of the birds by various people :
A Childs conditioned mind :
American & Japanese shoe
company agent’s perspective on
shoe business at a tribal village :
Pragya Geet
Jeevan viraat hai saagar saa,
ham ooper oopar jeete hain ;
Ghatnayen hain laharon jaisee,
hum bahut aarth de dete hain..
Kya huva jo ek saakee roottee ?
Kya huva jo ek pyalee footee ?
Sharing
&
Self-Analysis
Participants are invited to share
incident from their life which has
given them pain or misery.
i) Have you ever faced a sad event
in your life ?
ii) Have you ever faced a death of a
dear one ?
iii) Have you ever become a victim
of ill treatment by a friend or
relative ?
Contd..
iv) Have you ever been deceived?
v) Has someone hurt you to the
extent that it was a turning
point in your life ?
vi) Have you ever been rejected
in love or elsewhere ?
vii) Do you treasure anything
unpleasant which is difficult
to forget ?
The three
aspects of
an incident !
Fact
‘Tathya’
The actual incident !
Fiction
‘Kathya’
Story added to it from
our side !
Truth
‘Satya’
Lesson learnt from the
incident !
* Expectation - Future
* Attachment - Present
* Guilt
- Past
The three pillars
of Sorrow !
Fiction is the real
cause of our misery.
Truth helps us to
lead a Stress free &
Blissful life !
Right
Awakening
(Samyak Jagriti)
Sammasati
(Synergizing)
What is Right Awakening ?
Are we not awake ?
Are we asleep ?
Someone asked Lord Mahavira,
Who is a Muni (a noble one) ?
The Lord said, ‘Asutta Muni’ !!
(The one who is not asleep, but aware !,is
a noble one.)
The main cause of misery :
We create a Non substantial,
imaginary Ego or Ghost !
Then,
We Fight to protect the
imaginary Ego or Ghost from
other imaginary, non substantial,
hostile Egos or Ghosts …
Beware of the Ghost nature !
Intrapersonal
Conflict
Interpersonal
Conflict
Environmental
Conflict
Psychosomatic
Ailments
Communal fights
& Wars
Destruction of
Nature
The real face
of the
world we
live in !
* The world’s military budget
totals to more than One
trillion dollars per year.
* 450 million people suffer
from hunger & malnutrition.
Contd..
* 1.7 billion people lack access to
clean water and 1.2 billion to
adequate sanitation.
* The explosive yield of the world’s
nuclear arsenal is equal to
1 million Hiroshima bombs.
* In the last 3000 years man has
fought 5000 wars in the name
religion & a piece of cloth called
national flag.
Know your
Ghost !
Types of
Ghost Nature
Psychology reveals that
there are Four Pairs of
Ghosts ….
Almost everybody is under
predominant influence of
one of these Ghosts :
1st
Pair :
2nd Pair
:
I am right
You are wrong
I will possess
You can’t possess
3rd
Pair :
I will dominate
You can’t dominate
4th
Pair :
I am justified
You are not
justified
The Attraction of the Opposites :
When persons having opposite
Ghosts confront each other :
Every Possibility of Fight !
Opposite Ghosts attract each
other just like North & South
poles of a magnet !
The Secret of constant Fight & Conflict
between Lovers ! !
What is the
Remedy ?
Let go of the
old wounds by :
Forgiving
&
Forgetting !
Dealing
with
Anger
# Past Anger
Rx. Catharsis
# Present Anger
Rx. Awareness
# Future Anger
Rx. Engage in Creativity
Pragya Song
Hai koun sahee, koun galat, kya
rakha hai es naadanee me;
Koudee kee chinta karne me,
heera beh jaata panee me.
Jab bhee shikva shikayat ho,
jaanna tumhee khalnayak ho…
Samyak Karma
Right Action
(Sammakamanta)
(Be Proactive)
What is Samyak
Karma or
Right Action ?
Any Action that leads
us closer to our
‘Buddha Nature’ is
called the ‘Right
Action’ or
‘Samyak Karma’…
Some interesting
facts about
‘Karma’
*
*
*
*
A human being cannot live
without Karma,
The whole existence is
continuously engaged in Karma
We are responsible for our
Karma,
Below human no living being can
be made responsible for any
Karma undergone by it,
Contd..
* Our Karmas create our destiny
*
It is not at all necessary to
always receive favorable
resultant fruit against any
Karma done by us
* A human being has the
maximum freedom to choose
any Karma,
* Every Karma has it’s equal &
opposite reaction
Balance between
Two Extremes
Inaction
(Akarmanyata)
To much Action
(Ati Karmathta)
Balanced
(Samyak)
The Journey of Karma
Level of Action
4
Level of Speech
3
Level of Thinking
2
Level of Feeling
1
Types
of
Karma
* Pratikarma (Reaction)
Action done in reaction to
any action is Pratikarma
* Karma : Life has needs, in
order to fulfill those needs
one has to work. This is
karma.
There is a big
difference between
Reaction &
Response !
* Vikarma
(Action executed by Nature)
(Pro-active actions, Good actions
by taking initiation)
* Akarma
(Action done without Ego) i.e.
action minus the notion of the
doer..
Close
observation of
nature may lead
us towards
Vikarma !
Karma
Action + Ego
Vikarma
Action by Nature
Akarma
Action - Ego
Pragya Geet
Ham apana likhte bhagya
swayam par samay jab beet jata
hai, Khud ka hi likha na padh
pate,
Akhshar jab dhundala ho jata
hai..
The Greatest expression
of Karma Yoga :
The
Bhagvat Geeta
Samyak
Sambandh
Think Win, Win
The art of making
cordial relationship
with others !
The third basic
need !
Abraham Maslow
Pragya Geet
Goutam ne kaha bhikshuon
suno, man hi sukh-dukh ka
mool aho Jo hai uska karta
na maan, kuch nahee mila
to pareshan…
The three basic relationships
# Intrapersonal
# Interpersonal
# Environmental
Intrapersonal
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Respect & Care for the body
Acceptance & creation of a
healthy mind
Understanding & expression of
emotions (Emotional
Intelligence)
Acknowledging Spiritual reality
Harmony in Body, Mind, Emotion
& Spirit
Interpersonal
The 4 paradigms of human
interaction :
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#
I
I
I
I
win, you lose
lose, you win
lose, you lose
win, you win
Win-Win
It means that agreements
or solutions are mutually
beneficial, mutually
satisfying !
It is not my way or your
way; it is a better way, a
higher way !
Cordial interpersonal
relationship is a great
help for one to go for
inward journey… and
in knowing oneself….
Win-Win relationship
Healthiest Form
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Dependence
Independence
#
Interdependence
WART
W - Win-Win
A - Attention,
Appreciation
R - Respect,
Recognition
T - Transaction
Development of Heart
# Friendship towards happy
people
# Compassion towards sad
people
# Pleasant attitude towards
virtuous people
# Indifference towards evil
Sage Patanjali
Rx.
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Friendliness
Happiness
Compassion
Gratefulness
Osho
Samyak Vani
(Right Speech)
(Seek first to understand,
then to be understood)
What is Right Speech ?
The speech which
reflects the expression
of Satyam, Shivam &
Sundaram …
‘Satyam bruyat
priyam bruyat’
Speak the truth, but it
should be humble &
sweet !
Pragya Geet
Heera ko kahane se,
patthar patthar rah jata
hai.
Kankad ko agar kankad
kaho to agar, vakta
kankad ho jata hai..
Meethi vani boliye
man ka aapa khoy,
Aouran ko sheetal
kare, aaphi sheetal
hoai…
--Kabir Sahib--
Kadavi vani boliye
sabse jhagada hoai,
khud tanav me
doobo Aouran ko bhi
le doobo …
-- Hamlog
--
Prophet Zarathushtra
# Hu-Mata
(Right Thoughts)
# Hu-Ukta (Right Words)
# Hu-Vrashta
(Right Deeds)
Speech is a very
important means
to have
communication
with others…
Communication expert estimate
# 10 % of our communication
is represented by
words
# 30 % by our sounds
# 60 % by our body language
Great thoughts &
words come from a
Meditative mind
i.e. a Silent mind !
The three monkeys of
Mahatma Gandhi !
For Right Speech :
Rx.
# Say when it is necessary
# Checking the tone of the
voice
# While saying keeping in mind
the person, place, time & the
mood
# Seeking first to understand
and than to be understood
# Attentive listening
Samyak Sankalpa
(To begin with the end in Mind)
(Samma Samkapa)
Samkalpawan
or
Aatmawan
Consciousness has many
qualities, one of them is the
power of will i.e. Volition !
What we are today is the
sum total of the will power
of yesterdays & what we
would be tomorrow will be
the sum total of today !
Reasons for lack of
Will Power
in most of us :
i)
Too much security in the
childhood
ii) Negative conditionings in the
childhood, no exposure to
challenges etc.
iii) No training for the creation
of will power, poor role
models etc.
iv) Lack of Self knowledge
Pragya Geet
Jab bhi badha aaye path
me, usko sopan bana lena.
Apman kare koyee, Shiv
sa vishpan bana lena…
Manipur Chakra
The Center of Will Power
Ways to strengthen this Center :
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#
#
Exercise for the navel
Navel Breathing
Positive auto suggestions in
Antar & Bahir Kumbhak
Contd..
# Utterance of ‘HOO’ Mantra
# Taking part in
adventurous activities
# Stop exercises
# Trust in the Supreme
Intelligence
Agyna Chakra
Will Power is executed
through the Agyan Chakra
(the seed of will, the third eye)
Ways to activate Agyan Chakra
# Tratak Meditation
# Mandala Meditation
# Shiva Netra Meditation
# Gouri Shankar Meditation
7- Steps to
fulfill the Vow
# A balanced & mixed approach of
Intellect & Heart (emotion)
# Courageous enough to be liberated
from the past, Goal oriented &
accepting the challenges of the
job at hand (present moment)
# Proper Planning, clear decisions,
assessment, flexibility, creation
of sub-goals, intermediate &
daily goals
# Declaration, Sharing &
receiving information
# Getting help, suggestions &
Team work, Interdependent
# Great effort, consistent hard
work, learning from failures,
Self-confidence, Self-esteem
# Great patience, Trust, Gracefull acceptance of results of
any kind, Gratefulness
Samyak Sweekar
Right
Acceptance
Pragya Geet
Sansari ho ya sadhak ho, fal
ki aakankhsa badhak hai ;
Uddhyeshya karm ka poora
ho, yah to na sada
aavashyak hai…