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11.11.2019

(quote of the week from OSHO)

Say “Hello” to a tree -  hug a tree

Have you ever said, “Hello,” to a tree? You yourself would think that you are going out of your mind. Have you ever touched a tree with love, the same way you would touch your beloved? Have you ever hugged a tree? You are missing a whole world of sensitivity that surrounds you, that is available. Slowly, slowly, you will start feeling that when you say hello to a tree…of course, it cannot respond in language, but it will respond in some way. It may start swaying even though there may be no wind. When you touch it lovingly, just a little acquaintance is needed, and you can feel that on the other side there is not something insensitive, but something which is far more sensitive than people are. The tree will be sending its energy, its warmth to your hand. If you hug a tree, the world is going to think you mad. But all the trees will know that there is still hope for man; there are still sensitive people. And hugging a tree, you will find more sensitiveness, more lovingness, than you can find even hugging your friend or your beloved, because your friend, or your beloved are full of tensions, anxieties, agonies. Trees are absolutely innocent; their consciousness is as pure as the purest sky, unclouded.” ~ OSHO


11.11.2019

Have you ever made a prayer out of eating?

Eating as a spiritual practice

When I came to Bali for the first time, I wondered why the Balinese eat quickly and all by themselves. For them, it seemed strange to talk during a meal. Food was not necessarily a social event, unless a big party took place. Then there was a ritual meal, but even there, the individual people sat alone and ate completely for themselves. (In the meantime, of course, that has changed a bit.)

When I started to study Ayurveda much later, I realized why the Balinese had such a very different eating behavior than I knew from the West. They eat consciously, concentrated.

That fascinated me. Gradually, I learned how to turn food into a spiritual practice. It is always important for me that I try everything first. Then I feel from my own experience what is right for me. Knowledge and regulations, experience and own actions - these are very different things. So in the end, listen to your heart...

28.10.2019

(quote of the week from OSHO)

experience life in all possible ways

“Experience life in all possible ways, good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become." ~OSHO


25.10.2019

Dipavali /Divali, festival of light and peace

ॐ  सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः  सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः    सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत्   ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih

(Om. May all living things be happy. May all be free of disease. May everyone care about the welfare of others. May no one worry. Om. peace, peace, peace)

Today begins the five-day Dipavali Festival! Dipavali, also called Divali, means "fairy lights" and is one of the most important festivals in India. Dipavali gets its name from the fact that fairy lights are placed everywhere during the festival. In earlier times, oil lamps were placed side by side so that they formed a string of lights. Today electric lights are often used in a variety of colors. The cities of India are turning into seas of lights. Although the origin is in Hinduism, today it is a cross-religious festival. Because no matter which God you believe or if you are looking for your own truth: it is the light that leads us out of the darkness. There are many legends about the origins of the festival. But I do not want to write about that here. For me, Dipavali is a good occasion for deeper meditation on the divine light and for a prayer of light for all humanity. So Dipavali is a symbol of light. And light connects people and awakens compassion and charity in their hearts. I remember an evening in Malaysia. Hundreds of people from so many nations and cultures of the world stood in front of the huge Petrona Towers and waited together for the fascinating night lighting. We laughed, were happy and talked. We were just people without reservations. And we all waited for the light. It was an outward light, but basically, it represents the yearning to see our original light again. Dipavali can be a start to forget enmities, disputes, conflicts, quarrels and reservations. Let us lovingly hug and approach each other. Let us turn away from the destructive path of hatred.

Conflicts are not just external. How many dark corners are hidden inside ... Dipavali is a good occasion to go within and “sweep there”. In the depth of the heart shines the most beautiful and intense light ever. And yet we do not see it because of obstacles and dust. Sit down silently. Close your eyes, because there are so many temptations to be distracted outside. Find out the way to your soul. Experience a true Dipavali: the light in your heart!

21.10.2019

(quote of the week from OSHO)

The Heart Knows Everything

“Looking at a sunset, just for a second you forget your separateness: you are the sunset. That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it. But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset, you are no longer feeling it; you have come back to your separate, enclosed entity of the ego. Now the mind is speaking. And this is one of the mysteries, that the mind can speak, and knows nothing; and the heart knows everything, and cannot speak. Perhaps to know too much makes it difficult to speak; the mind knows so little, it is possible for it to speak.” ~OSHO


14.10.2019

(quote of the week from OSHO)

To Be Happy Is Just To Be Natural

“When you are happy you are ordinary, because to be happy is just to be natural. To be miserable is to become extraordinary. Nothing is special in being happy – trees are happy, birds are happy, animals are happy, children are happy. What is special in that? It is just the usual thing in existence. Existence is made of the stuff called happiness. Just look! – can’t you see these trees?…so happy. Can’t you see the birds singing?…so happily. Happiness has nothing special in it. Happiness is a very ordinary thing. Misery makes you special. Misery makes you more egoistic. A miserable man can have a more concentrated ego than a happy man. A happy man really cannot have the ego, because a person becomes happy only when there is no ego. The more egoless, the more happy; the more happy, the more egoless. You dissolve into happiness. You cannot exist

together with happiness; you exist only when there is misery. In happiness there is dissolution.”


12.10.2019

On the full moon day, let us honor the completeness of the moon and all life!

Purnama Sasih Sadha


I spent a lot of my life on the island of Bali, and when I was not physically there, I was still mentally engaged in their culture. Tonight is full moon and I remember that the full and new moon days have special importance for the Balinese. In Bali, it's all about balance, harmony and peace. The Balinese pray not only to the gods but also to the demons. So they do not exclude darkness from their lives. Light and shadow form a harmonious whole. This is also reflected in their art, in their dances and simple in their lives resisting. It is an acceptance of light and dark, joy and sorrow, benevolence and malice. Sometimes everything is brightly lit, sometimes everything is dark. And tonight the great moon shines in the sky. In Bali, the full moon is called "Purnama". But "Purnama" also means complete, infinite and perfect. Each of us likes to look up to the full moon, is not that so? Unlike the sun, the moonlight is gentle and harmonious. It is a transformed light. In the light of the moon lies magic and somehow I feel the light of the moon as a kind of blessing. The same is true of the Balinese. The moon god Soma gives the living beings on earth light in the darkness. He reminds us that it is not dark in us but bright. Our very own light of the soul.

Every full moon day is honored by the Balinese people, by making offerings of fruits, cakes and flowers, dressing appropriately, visiting their local temple, reciting mantras and scriptures, as well as prayers, rituals and meditations. The connection of the Balinese with the spiritual world, the gods, demons and ancestors is very, very strong, so that they create their offerings with the utmost attention to detail and a loving spirit of gratitude not only on full moon days, but every day! I was very inspired by them and followed this tradition for a long time. Through the connection to my beloved Guruji Osho I let go of all traditions, but after I became "empty" and heard my inner voice, I know that the Balinese and Advaita worlds are mine.

Since then, I'm tinkering again. Now, I do not call this an offering, but a "gratitude gift". Personally,I think it's great when we honor the completeness of the moon and all life on the full moon day.  And maybe I could inspire you with that!
There is a Vedic mantra that nicely expresses this completeness:

Oṁ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṁ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate.
Pūrṇasya pūrṇam ādāya pūrṇam evāvaśiṣyate.
Oṁ. Śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ.

“Om Purnam is one of the most significant statements ever made anywhere on the earth at any time. It contains the whole secret of the mystic approach towards life. This small sutra contains the essence of the Upanishadic vision. Neither before nor afterwards has the vision been transcended; it still remains the Everest of human consciousness. And there seems to be no possibility of going beyond it. The Upanishadic vision is that the universe is a totality, indivisible; it is an organic whole. The parts are not separate, we are all existing in a togetherness: the trees, the mountains, the people, the birds, the stars, howsoever far away they may appear – don’t be deceived by the appearance – they are all interlinked, all bridged. Even the smallest blade of grass is connected to the farthest star, and it is as significant as the greatest sun. Nothing is insignificant, nothing is smaller than anything else. The part represents the whole just as the seed contains the whole.” ~ OSHO

"Purnama", I have a special relation to it. Because in Bali I lived the last 22 years in the “Jalan Pantai Purnama”, in the street of the “full moon beach”. A beautiful memory. I was really complete there!




11.10.2019

"Hindus say, Anam Brahma – food is divine. So with deep respect you eat, and while eating you forget everything, because it is a prayer. It is an existential prayer. You are eating the divine and the divine is going to give you nourishment. It is a gift to be accepted with deep love and gratitude." ~ OSHO

Eating and preparing food as a spiritual practice

In the course of my life I have learned to listen to my body. I've developed a fine sense of what's good for me and what's not so good for me. Eating and preparing food have become a healing, spiritual practice for me. I understand that I am only "healed" when everything I eat, everything that surrounds me, and everything that I do, is healing. So I consider food as a cure. Food has to nourish and heal me. So I exclude a lot. How can artificially created food heal me? How can sugar cure me? How can something that has been treated with chemical toxins cure me? How can something heal me that has been mass-produced in a factory? How can anything heal me if it was produced even under the most adverse circumstances? How can something heal me if it grew up joyless? Food is one of the holiest gifts that gives us the existence. That's why I feel obliged to keep the soil on which my food grows clean. Our earth is so precious. Unfortunately, it is destroyed by greed.  

I live according to yogic principles and of course that includes "Ahimsa". "Ahimsa" I will later devote an entire article. For me it is impossible to describe "Ahimsa" in a few words, otherwise you would misinterpret it. In this article I just want to express that my life is characterized by harming no living being. That's why I do not eat anything that could come from an animal. I also make sure that plants do not necessarily die because I want to eat them. I grow salad and herbs myself and let them grow out, come to bloom. I only take the leaves that I need in one day. This is a small example.
Each food can only give me what it has got and was allowed to experience. A plant bred with love passes on love. That would certainly be the same with animals and maybe that was how it was, but where do you find these animals today? Even in organic farms, this does not happen. Maybe there are exceptions. Certainly. Each food contains its own personal history. Everything that has been given him by nature or processing, it carries within itself and transmits it. That's why I pay attention to where my food comes from, and most of the time I do not like it when it's too much processed.

 

07.10.2019

 (quote of the week from OSHO)

This is the only world, and we have to live now and here.

This is the only world, and we have to live now and here. We are not to sacrifice now and here for some fantasy of a heaven or a paradise or moksha. We are not to sacrifice the present for the future – that is stupid because the future is born out of the present. If you kill the present, you are killing the future too, because you are killing the mother and the mother is pregnant. You are killing the child too. Each moment functions as a mother for the next moment. Condemning it is dangerous. Appreciate it, love it, rejoice in it.


28.09.2019

Today is "Mahalaya Amavasya Shani" and I would like to use this special day to officially announce my new website. It is a spiritual website that I want to use to inspire other people. I am in the middle of everyday life. Osho called this a "market place" and yet I lead a spiritual life. That is my simple way: I just make something sacred out of worldly things. On this website, I tell about my experiences, spiritual practices, yoga, mantras, my guruji osho, my guru, nature - but I also guide the visitor to the mysterious world of Asia with photos. I speak openly about my feelings or experiences and I am also open to anyone who has questions. This website is very important to me. Rather, the page is like a river, just as life is. Every week I will post anything that matters to me.

Mahalaya Amavasya Shani is known as the new moon day.

A few years ago I asked a well-read friend why this day is called "New Moon Day", even though the sky is black. There is no moon at all. And do you know what he had answered me? "Let's call the day just moonless-silence or Lunar Stillness!"
And since then the day for me means "moonless-silence"! Mahalaya Amavasya, the Day of Lunar Stillness, is the day on which I express my gratitude to all previous generations of people who have contributed to my life. That's how I learned and adopted it from the Hindus, because I feel that it's very beautiful. So many generations have lived before me and I owe all of them how I live today. Let's not always look at the bad. Everyone makes mistakes, even our generation. But we can learn from the mistakes. Let's start very small with ourselves and in our environment. I am grateful for everything that others have created for me. There are languages ​​with which I can communicate, houses offer me protection. How many people have tested my food, whether you can eat it at all? These are just a few examples. Nothing is self-evident in my opinion. Everything is a gift and for that I am grateful. Not just today, actually every day. There are only a few exceptions. But of course they exist. I'm not enlightened!!! The Hindus have special rites that they practice today and in the days before. These include donating food to poor people, fasting, spiritual practices, and reciting mantras. It was originally also a day off. I am not for imitation. For me, it's important that something happens out of my heart and that's how I express my gratitude. Just be thankful, in your own way.

For me, the "moonless silence" is a good day to make new spiritual resolutions. It's a day to empty myself, so I have room for the Divine. It's a day to start something new. And that's why I chose the day for my announcement of the website!
I invite you. Experience my Lotus World! Be welcome!

The day of the "moonless-silence" is always on other days of the week. This time it's a Saturday, that's why it's called "Mahalaya Amavasya Shani". Shani is Saturn and this is a planet that is also associated with darkness in astrology. Many people fear and anxiety. After two years of own darkness, I know that just this darkness has allowed me to grow spiritually. I am very thankful and appreciate this period of life. Shani is a guru who has put my way of life to the test. Now I am ready for the light.
In this sense, enjoy my website!

With love, Ma Prarthana Nisarga




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(Hari OM means: May our hearts be interconnected and aware that we are part of a cosmic whole. May we contribute something together to the Cosmic Whole!)

OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI OM