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...The Central and Superuniverses; Paper 29, The Universe Power Directors...

... The Urantia Book Part I: The Central and Superuniverses; Paper 29, The Universe Power Directors h2 { margin-top:2em; } h3 { color: #B50400; text-align: center; } .left { float: left; width: 40%; padding: 4pt 12pt; } /**/ /**/ /**/ /**/ AntiMatrix Antimatrix What's New?Theme of the Day Your browser does not support iframes. The Urantia Book The Universe Power Directors Paper 29 Book Contents...

... Notes What are you going to do about it? Sensational interview with rabbi Abe Finkelstein about Jewish control of the world Contents The Universe Power Directors 1. The Seven Supreme Power Directors 2. The Supreme Power Centers 3. The Domain of Power Centers 4. The Master Physical Controllers 5. The Master Force Organizers The Universe Power Directors (319.1) 29:0.1 OF ALL the universe personalities...

... concerned in the regulation of interplanetary and interuniverse affairs, the power directors and their associates have been the least understood on Urantia. While your races have long known of the existence of angels and similar orders of celestial beings, little information concerning the controllers and regulators of the physical domain has ever been imparted. Even now I am permitted fully to disclose...

... only the last of the following three groups of living beings having to do with force control and energy regulation in the master universe: (319.2) 29:0.2 1. Primary Eventuated Master Force Organizers. (319.3) 29:0.3 2. Associate Transcendental Master Force Organizers. (319.4) 29:0.4 3. Universe Power Directors. (319.5) 29:0.5 Though I deem it impossible to portray the individuality of the various...

... groups of directors, centers, and controllers of universe power, I hope to be able to explain something about the domain of their activities. They are a unique group of living beings having to do with the intelligent regulation of energy throughout the grand universe. Including the supreme directors, they embrace the following major divisions: (319.6) 29:0.6 1. The Seven Supreme Power Directors. (319.7...

...) 29:0.7 2. The Supreme Power Centers. (319.8) 29:0.8 3. The Master Physical Controllers. (319.9) 29:0.9 4. The Morontia Power Supervisors. (319.10) 29:0.10 The Supreme Power Directors and Centers have existed from the near times of eternity, and as far as we know, no more beings of these orders have been created. The Seven Supreme Directors were personalized by the Seven Master Spirits, and then...

... they collaborated with their parents in the production of more than ten billion associates. Before the days of the power directors the energy circuits of space outside of the central universe were under the intelligent supervision of the Master Force Organizers of Paradise. (319.11) 29:0.11 Having knowledge about material creatures, you have at least a contrastive conception of spiritual beings; but...

... it is very difficult for the mortal mind to envisage the power directors. In the scheme of ascendant progression to higher levels of existence you have nothing directly to do with either the supreme directors or the power centers. On certain rare occasions you will have dealings with the physical controllers, and you will work freely with the supervisors of morontia power upon reaching the mansion...

... worlds. These Morontia Power Supervisors function so exclusively in the morontia regime of the local creations that it is deemed best to narrate their activities in the section dealing with the local universe. 1. The Seven Supreme Power Directors (320.1) 29:1.1 The Seven Supreme Power Directors are the physical-energy regulators of the grand universe. Their creation by the Seven Master Spirits is the...

... mortals. (320.2) 29:1.2 The Supreme Power Directors are seven in number, and they are identical in appearance and function. One cannot be distinguished from another except by that Master Spirit with whom each is in immediate association, and to whom each is in complete functional subservience. Each of the Master Spirits is thus in eternal union with one of their collective offspring. The same director...

... is always in association with the same Spirit, and their working partnership results in a unique association of physical and spiritual energies, of a semiphysical being and a spirit personality. (320.3) 29:1.3 The Seven Supreme Power Directors are stationed on peripheral Paradise, where their slowly circulating presences indicate the whereabouts of the force-focal headquarters of the Master Spirits...

.... These power directors function singly in the power-energy regulation of the superuniverses but collectively in the administration of the central creation. They operate from Paradise but maintain themselves as effective power centers in all divisions of the grand universe. (320.4) 29:1.4 These mighty beings are the physical ancestors of the vast host of the power centers and, through them, of the...

... physical controllers scattered throughout the seven superuniverses. Such subordinate physical-control organisms are basically uniform, identical except for the differential toning of each superuniverse corps. In order to change in superuniverse service, they would merely have to return to Paradise for retoning. The physical creation is fundamentally uniform in administration. 2. The Supreme Power Centers...

... (320.5) 29:2.1 The Seven Supreme Power Directors are not able, individually, to reproduce themselves, but collectively, and in association with the Seven Master Spirits, they can and do reproduce — create — other beings like themselves. Such is the origin of the Supreme Power Centers of the grand universe, who function in the following seven groups: (320.6) 29:2.2 1. Supreme Center Supervisors. (320.7...

...) 29:2.3 2. Havona Centers. (320.8) 29:2.4 3. Superuniverse Centers. (320.9) 29:2.5 4. Local Universe Centers. (320.10) 29:2.6 5. Constellation Centers. (320.11) 29:2.7 6. System Centers. (320.12) 29:2.8 7. Unclassified Centers. (321.1) 29:2.9 These power centers together with the Supreme Power Directors are beings of high will freedom and action. They are all endowed with Third-Source personality...

... and disclose unquestioned volitional capacity of a high order. These directing centers of the universe power system are the possessors of exquisite intelligence endowment; they are the intellect of the power system of the grand universe and the secret of the technique of the mind control of all the vast network of the far-flung functions of the Master Physical Controllers and the Morontia Power...

... Supervisors. (321.2) 29:2.10 1. Supreme Center Supervisors. These seven co-ordinates and associates of the Supreme Power Directors are the regulators of the master energy circuits of the grand universe. Each center supervisor is headquartered on one of the special worlds of the Seven Supreme Executives, and they work in close association with these co-ordinators of general universe affairs. (321.3) 29:2.11...

... The Supreme Power Directors and the Supreme Center Supervisors function both as individuals and conjointly with regard to all cosmic phenomena below the levels of “gravity energy.” When acting in liaison, these fourteen beings are to universe power what the Seven Supreme Executives are to general universe affairs, and what the Seven Master Spirits are to the cosmic mind. (321.4) 29:2.12 2. Havona...

... Centers. Before the creation of the universes of time and space, power centers were not required in Havona, but ever since these far-distant times, one million have functioned in the central creation, each center having the supervision of a thousand Havona worlds. Here in the divine universe there is perfection of energy control, a condition not existing elsewhere. Perfection of energy regulation is the...

... ultimate goal of all the power centers and the physical controllers of space. (321.5) 29:2.13 3. Superuniverse Centers. Occupying an enormous area on the capital sphere of each of the seven superuniverses are one thousand power centers of the third order. Three currents of primary energy of ten segregations each come in to these power centers, but seven specialized and well-directed, though imperfectly...

... controlled, circuits of power go forth from their seat of united action. This is the electronic organization of universe power. (321.6) 29:2.14 All energy is circuited in the Paradise cycle, but the Universe Power Directors direct the force-energies of nether Paradise as they find them modified in the space functions of the central and superuniverses, converting and directing these energies into channels...

... of useful and constructive application. There is a difference between Havona energy and the energies of the superuniverses. The power charge of a superuniverse consists of three phases of energy of ten segregations each. This threefold energy charge spreads throughout the space of the grand universe; it is like a vast moving ocean of energy which engulfs and bathes the whole of each of the seven...

... supercreations. (321.7) 29:2.15 The electronic organization of universe power functions in seven phases and discloses varying response to local or linear gravity. This sevenfold circuit proceeds from the superuniverse power centers and pervades each supercreation. Such specialized currents of time and space are definite and localized energy movements initiated and directed for specific purposes, much as the...

... Gulf Stream functions as a circumscribed phenomenon in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean. (321.8) 29:2.16 4. Local Universe Centers. On the headquarters of each local universe are stationed one hundred power centers of the fourth order. They function to downstep and otherwise to modify the seven power circuits emanating from superuniverse headquarters, thus making them applicable to the services of the...

... constellations and systems. The local astronomical catastrophes of space are of passing concern to these power centers; they are engaged in the orderly dispatch of effective energy to the subsidiary constellations and systems. They are of great assistance to the Creator Sons during the later times of universe organization and energy mobilization. These centers are able to provide intensified lanes of energy...

... useful for interplanetary communication between important inhabited points. Such a lane or line of energy, sometimes also called an energy path, is a direct circuit of energy from one power center to another power center or from one physical controller to another controller. It is an individualized stream of power and stands in contrast to the free space movements of undifferentiated energy. (322.1) 29...

...:2.17 5. Constellation Centers. Ten of these living power centers are stationed in each constellation, functioning as energy projectors to the one hundred tributary local systems. From these beings there go forth the power lines for communication and transport and for the energizing of those living creatures who are dependent upon certain forms of physical energy for the maintenance of life. But...

... neither the power centers nor the subordinate physical controllers are otherwise concerned with life as a functional organization. (322.2) 29:2.18 6. System Centers. One Supreme Power Center is permanently assigned to each local system. These system centers dispatch the power circuits to the inhabited worlds of time and space. They co-ordinate the activities of the subordinate physical controllers and...

... otherwise function to insure the satisfactory distribution of power in the local system. The circuit relay between the planets depends upon the perfect co-ordination of certain material energies and upon the efficient regulation of physical power. (322.3) 29:2.19 7. Unclassified Centers. These are the centers who function in special local situations but not on the inhabited planets. The individual worlds...

... are in the charge of Master Physical Controllers and receive the encircuited lines of power dispatched by the power center of their system. Only those spheres of the most extraordinary energy relationships have power centers of the seventh order acting as universe balance wheels or energy governors. In every phase of activity these power centers are the full equals of those who function on the...

... higher units of control, but not one space body in a million harbors such a living power organization. 3. The Domain of Power Centers (322.4) 29:3.1 The Supreme Power Centers distributed throughout the superuniverses number, with their associates and subordinates, upward of ten billion. And they are all in perfect synchrony and complete liaison with their Paradise progenitors, the Seven Supreme Power...

... Directors. The power control of the grand universe is thus intrusted to the keeping and direction of the Seven Master Spirits, the creators of the Seven Supreme Power Directors. (322.5) 29:3.2 The Supreme Power Directors and all their associates, assistants, and subordinates are forever exempt from apprehension or interference by all the tribunals of all space; neither are they subject to the...

... administrative direction either of the superuniverse government of the Ancients of Days or of the local universe administration of the Creator Sons. (323.1) 29:3.3 These power centers and directors are brought into being by the children of the Infinite Spirit. They are not germane to the administration of the Sons of God, though they affiliate with the Creator Sons during the later epochs of universe material...

... organization. But the power centers are in some way closely associated with the cosmic overcontrol of the Supreme Being. (323.2) 29:3.4 Power centers and physical controllers undergo no training; they are all created in perfection and are inherently perfect in action. Never do they pass from one function to another; always do they serve as originally assigned. There is no evolution in their ranks, and this...

... is true of all seven divisions of both orders. (323.3) 29:3.5 Having no ascendant past to revert to in memory, power centers and physical controllers never play; they are thoroughly businesslike in all their actions. They are always on duty; there is no provision in the universal scheme for the interruption of the physical lines of energy; never for a fraction of a second can these beings...

... relinquish their direct supervision of the energy circuits of time and space. (323.4) 29:3.6 The directors, centers, and controllers of power have nothing to do with anything in all creation except power, material or semiphysical energy; they do not originate it, but they do modify, manipulate, and directionize it. Neither do they have anything whatever to do with physical gravity except to resist its...

... drawing power. Their relation to gravity is wholly negative. (323.5) 29:3.7 The power centers utilize vast mechanisms and co-ordinations of a material order in liaison with the living mechanisms of the various segregated energy concentrations. Each individual power center is constituted in exactly one million units of functional control, and these energy-modifying units are not stationary as are the...

... vital organs of man’s physical body; these “vital organs” of power regulation are mobile and truly kaleidoscopic in associative possibilities. (323.6) 29:3.8 It is utterly beyond my ability to explain the manner in which these living beings encompass the manipulation and regulation of the master circuits of universe energy. To undertake to inform you further concerning the size and function of these...

... gigantic and almost perfectly efficient power centers, would only add to your confusion and consternation. They are both living and “personal,” but they are beyond your comprehension. (323.7) 29:3.9 Outside of Havona the Supreme Power Centers function only on especially constructed (architectural) spheres or on otherwise suitably constituted space bodies. The architectural worlds are so constructed that...

... the living power centers can act as selective switches to directionize, modify, and concentrate the energies of space as they pour over these spheres. They could not so function on an ordinary evolutionary sun or planet. Certain groups are also concerned in the heating and other material necessities of these special headquarters worlds. And though it is beyond the scope of Urantia knowledge, I may...

... state that these orders of living power personalities have much to do with the distribution of the light that shines without heat. They do not produce this phenomenon, but they are concerned with its dissemination and directionization. (323.8) 29:3.10 The power centers and their subordinate controllers are assigned to the working of all of the physical energies of organized space. They work with the...

... three basic currents of ten energies each. That is the energy charge of organized space; and organized space is their domain. The Universe Power Directors have nothing whatever to do with those tremendous actions of force which are now taking place outside the present boundaries of the seven superuniverses. (324.1) 29:3.11 The power centers and controllers exert perfect control over only seven of the...

... opinion that certain of the physical controllers are sometimes automatically reactive to certain impulses of the Universal Absolute. (324.2) 29:3.12 These living power mechanisms are not consciously related to the master universe energy overcontrol of the Unqualified Absolute, but we surmise that their entire and almost perfect scheme of power direction is in some unknown manner subordinated to this...

... supergravity presence. In any local energy situation the centers and controllers exert near-supremacy, but they are always conscious of the superenergy presence and the unrecognizable performance of the Unqualified Absolute. 4. The Master Physical Controllers (324.3) 29:4.1 These beings are the mobile subordinates of the Supreme Power Centers. The physical controllers are endowed with capabilities of...

... material sphere. (324.4) 29:4.2 The Master Physical Controllers serve throughout the grand universe. They are directly governed from Paradise by the Seven Supreme Power Directors as far as the headquarters of the superuniverses; from here they are directed and distributed by the Council of Equilibrium, the high commissioners of power dispatched by the Seven Master Spirits from the personnel of the...

... Associate Master Force Organizers. These high commissioners are empowered to interpret the readings and registrations of the master frandalanks, those living instruments which indicate the power pressure and the energy charge of an entire superuniverse. (324.5) 29:4.3 While the presence of the Paradise Deities encircles the grand universe and sweeps around the circle of eternity, the influence of any one...

... of the Seven Master Spirits is limited to a single superuniverse. There is a distinct segregation of energy and a separation of the circuits of power between each of the seven supercreations; hence individualized control methods must and do prevail. (324.6) 29:4.4 The Master Physical Controllers are the direct offspring of the Supreme Power Centers, and their numbers include the following: (324.7...

...) 29:4.5 1. Associate Power Directors. (324.8) 29:4.6 2. Mechanical Controllers. (324.9) 29:4.7 3. Energy Transformers. (325.1) 29:4.8 4. Energy Transmitters. (325.2) 29:4.9 5. Primary Associators. (325.3) 29:4.10 6. Secondary Dissociators. (325.4) 29:4.11 7. The Frandalanks and Chronoldeks. (325.5) 29:4.12 Not all of these orders are persons in the sense of possessing individual powers of choice...

... think even when deprived of all power of choice, as in numerous of the lower types of animals and in certain of these subordinate physical controllers. Many of these more automatic regulators of physical power are not persons in any sense of the term. They are not endowed with will and independence of decision, being wholly subservient to the mechanical perfection of design for the tasks of their...

... vision, these undiscovered forms of energy are utilized by the living physical controllers and their associates. These same energies are also, on occasion, used by the midway creatures in their routine work. (325.8) 29:4.15 1. Associate Power Directors. These marvelously efficient beings are intrusted with the assignment and dispatch of all orders of the Master Physical Controllers in accordance with...

... the ever-shifting needs of the constantly changing energy status of the realms. The vast reserves of the physical controllers are maintained on the headquarters worlds of the minor sectors, and from these concentration points they are periodically dispatched by the associate power directors to the headquarters of the universes, constellations, and systems, and to the individual planets. When thus...

... assigned, the physical controllers are provisionally subject to the orders of the divine executioners of the conciliating commissions but are otherwise solely amenable to their associate directors and to the Supreme Power Centers. (325.9) 29:4.16 Three million associate power directors are assigned to each of the Orvonton minor sectors, making a total of three billion as the superuniverse quota of these...

... inspector is always present in each local system, maintaining headquarters on its capital sphere. They keep the whole vast living energy aggregation in harmonious synchrony. (325.11) 29:4.18 2. Mechanical Controllers. These are the exceedingly versatile and mobile assistants of the associate power directors. Trillions upon trillions of them are commissioned in Ensa, your minor sector. These beings are...

... called mechanical controllers because they are so completely dominated by their superiors, so fully subservient to the will of the associate power directors. Nevertheless they are, themselves, very intelligent, and their work, though mechanical and matter-of-fact in nature, is skillfully performed. (326.1) 29:4.19 Of all the Master Physical Controllers assigned to the inhabited worlds, the mechanical...

..., directionization, and intensification of the physical energies and with the equalization of the pressures of the interplanetary circuits. They are expert in the manipulation of twenty-one of the thirty physical energies of space, constituting the power charge of a superuniverse. They are also able to accomplish much towards the management and control of six of the nine more subtle forms of physical energy. By...

... placing these controllers in proper technical relationship to each other and to certain of the power centers, the associate power directors are enabled to effect unbelievable changes in power adjustment and energy control. (326.3) 29:4.21 The Master Physical Controllers often function in batteries of hundreds, thousands, and even millions and by varying their positions and formations are able to effect...

... energy control in a collective as well as an individual capacity. As requirements vary, they can upstep and accelerate the energy volume and movement or detain, condense, and retard the energy currents. They influence energy and power transformations somewhat as so-called catalytic agents augment chemical reactions. They function by inherent ability and in co-operation with the Supreme Power Centers...

.... (326.4) 29:4.22 3. Energy Transformers. The number of these beings in a superuniverse is unbelievable. There are almost one million in Satania alone, and the usual quota is one hundred for each inhabited world. (326.5) 29:4.23 The energy transformers are the conjoint creation of the Seven Supreme Power Directors and the Seven Center Supervisors. They are among the more personal orders of physical...

... controllers, and except when an associate power director is present on an inhabited world, the transformers are in command. They are the planetary inspectors of all departing seraphic transports. All classes of celestial life can utilize the less personal orders of the physical controllers only by liaison with the more personal orders of the associate directors and the energy transformers. [*] (326.6) 29...

...:4.24 These transformers are powerful and effective living switches, being able to dispose themselves for or against a given power disposition or directionization. They are also skillful in their efforts to insulate the planets against the powerful energy streams passing between gigantic planetary and starry neighbors. Their energy-transmutive attributes render them most serviceable in the important...

... task of maintaining universal energy balance, or power equilibrium. At one time they seem to consume or store energy; at other times they appear to exude or liberate energy. The transformers are able to increase or to diminish the “storage-battery” potential of the living and dead energies of their respective realms. But they deal only with physical and semimaterial energies, they do not directly...

... associated presences. The status of the physical realms seems to undergo a transformation under their skillful manipulation. They can and do change the physical form of the energies of space. With the aid of their fellow controllers they are actually able to change the form and potential of twenty-seven of the thirty physical energies of the superuniverse power charge. That three of these energies are...

... intelligent creatures. (328.4) 29:4.35 6. Secondary Dissociators. Compared with the primary associators, these beings of enormous antigravity endowment are the reverse workers. There is never any danger that the special or modified forms of physical energy on the local worlds or in the local systems will be exhausted, for these living organizations are endowed with the unique power of evolving limitless...

... of all three orders of energy-control beings: the primary and secondary force organizers and the power directors. Frandalanks are the most numerous of all the Master Physical Controllers; the number functioning in Satania alone is beyond your numerical concept. They are stationed on all inhabited worlds and are always attached to the higher orders of physical controllers. They function...

... arrival of a Creator Son, the Associate Master Force Organizers give way to the orders of power directors acting in the superuniverse of astronomic jurisdiction. But in the absence of such plans the associate force organizers continue on indefinitely in charge of these material creations, even as they now operate in outer space. (329.7) 29:5.7 The Master Force Organizers withstand temperatures and...

... function under physical conditions which would be intolerable even to the versatile power centers and physical controllers of Orvonton. The only other types of revealed beings capable of functioning in these realms of outer space are the Solitary Messengers and the Inspired Trinity Spirits. (329.8) 29:5.8 [Sponsored by a Universal Censor acting by authority of the Ancients of Days on Uversa.] What are...
...Love: the purest power...

... Osho The Golden Future: Love: the purest power Main Books Headers Help Your browser does not support iframes. < Prev  Osho The Golden Future   Next > Love: the purest power From: Osho Date: Fri, 25 April 1987 00:00:00 GMT Book Title: The Golden Future Chapter #: 7 Location: pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium Archive Code: 8704255 Short Title: GOLDEN07 Audio Available: Yes Video...

... retarded that it is impossible to think that he can understand the meaning of Nietzsche; but he became the prophet of Nietzsche's philosophy. And according to his retarded mind he interpreted -- not only interpreted, but acted according to those interpretations -- and the second world war was the result. When Nietzsche is talking about "will to power," it has nothing to do with will to dominate...

.... But that is the meaning the Nazis had given to it. "The will to power" is diametrically opposite to the will to dominate. The will to dominate comes out of an inferiority complex. One wants to dominate others, just to prove to himself that he is not inferior -- he is superior. But he needs to prove it. Without any proof he knows he is inferior; he has to cover it up by many, many proofs...

.... The really superior man needs no proof, he simply is superior. Does a roseflower argue about its beauty? Does the full moon bother about proving its gloriousness? The superior man simply knows it, there is no need for any proof; hence he has no will to dominate. He certainly has a "will to power," but then you have to make a very fine distinction. His will to power means: he wants to grow...

... to his fullest expression. It has nothing to do with anybody else, its whole concern is the individual himself. He wants to blossom, to bring all the flowers that are hidden in his potential, to rise as high as possible in the sky. It is not even comparative, it is not trying to rise higher than others -- it is simply trying to rise to its fullest potential. "Will to power" is absolutely...

... longing is "will to power." They changed it into will to dominate. Now they had the whole philosophy: the Nordic German Aryans are the superior race because they are going to give birth to the superman. They have the will to power and they will dominate the whole world. That is their destiny -- to dominate the inferior human beings. Obviously, the arithmetic is simple: the superior should...

... madhouse is his greatest work, and is an absolute proof because a mad man could not write it. His last book is THE WILL TO POWER. He did not see it printed, because who is going to print a madman's book? He knocked on many publishers' doors, but was refused -- and now everybody agrees that that is his greatest work. After his death, his sister sold the house and other things to publish the book, because...

... that was his last desire, but he did not see it in print. Was he mad? or are we living in a mad world? If a madman can write a book like, THE WILL TO POWER, then it is better to be mad than to be sane like Ronald Reagan, who is piling up nuclear weapons -- there are thousands of people employed in creating nuclear weapons twenty-four hours a day. You call this man sane, and you call Friedrich...

... replied, "twenty years ago I was arrested for making love to a buffalo. I thought you might be my son." Question 2: BELOVED OSHO, WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT THE SUPERMAN, YOU SAID THAT THE CAMEL HAS TO BECOME A LION. I FEEL VERY ATTRACTED TO THAT LION, BUT I AM STILL AFRAID TO GET IN CONTACT WITH IT. I HAVE THE FEELING THE LION IN ME HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY POWER. HOW CAN I USE MY POWER WITHOUT...

... LOSING MY LOVE? HOW CAN I USE MY POWER AND STILL STAY WITH AN OPEN HEART? TO ME, LOVE AND POWER SEEM TO BE CONTRADICTORY. IS THIS SO? CAN YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, PLEASE? Dhyan Agni, the question that you are asking is exactly the same as the question that Pankaja asked. You also have the same misunderstanding, although it is not related to Friedrich Nietzsche. You are basically asking, "How...

... can I use my power without losing my love? How can I use my power and still stay with an open heart? To me, love and power seem to be contradictory." That's your misunderstanding. Love and power are not contradictory. Love is the greatest power in the world. But you have to understand again: by power I don't mean power over others. Power over others is not love; power over others is pure hate...

..., it is poison, it is destructive. But to me, and to anyone who knows, love itself is power -- and the greatest power, because there is nothing more creative than love. There is nothing more fulfilling than love, there is nothing more nourishing than love. When you are in love, all fears disappear, and when you become love yourself, even death becomes irrelevant. Jesus is not very far away from the...

... truth when he says, "God is love." Certainly God is power, the greatest power. I want to improve upon Jesus: I don't say God is love, I say love is God. To me God is only a symbol and love is a reality. God is only a myth -- love is the experience of millions of people. God is only a word, but love can become a dance in your heart. Your misunderstanding is that you think power means power...

... is unconditional. It knows only giving, sharing; it does not know any desire for getting something in return. It does not ask for any response. Its joy and its reward is in sharing. And its power is in its sharing. It is so powerful that it can go on sharing with millions of people, and still the heart remains overflowing with love -- it is inexhaustible. That is its power. You are asking, "...

...;How can I use my power without losing my love?" If you want to dominate, then certainly you will have to lose your love. But if you want to love, you can love as powerfully as you want. There is no contradiction between power and love. If there is a contradiction between power and love, then love will become powerless, it will become impotent, uncreative, weak; power will become dangerous...

..., destructive -- it will start to enjoy torturing people. Love and power separate are the misery of the world. Love and power together, as one energy, can become a great transformation. Life can become a blissfulness. And it is only a question of dropping a misunderstanding. It is just as if you were thinking two plus two is equal to five, and then somebody points out to you that you are calculating wrongly...

... old woman tottered to her feet, put one hand on the radio and the other on her arthritic leg. The old man put one hand on the radio and one hand on his genitals. The old woman snapped at him, "Fred! This preacher said God would heal the sick, not raise the dead!" But you cannot avoid being misunderstood. I don't know who has given you the idea that love and power are contradictory. Change...

... it, because changing it will change you and your whole life. Love is power, the purest power and the greatest power: Love is God. Nothing can be higher than that. But this power is not a desire to enslave others, this power is not a destructive force. This power is the very source of creation. This power is creativity. And this power will transform you totally into a new being. It has no concern...
.... Video Available: N.A. Length: N.A. Question 1: BELOVED MASTER, ALL MY LIFE I HAVE BEEN INTRIGUED BY POWER AND THE RECOGNITION I CAN TAKE FROM IT. NOW, THAT SEEMS VERY CONFINED AND PETTY. YET, I SENSE ALSO THAT THERE IS A MORE AUTHENTIC TYPE OF POWER, NOT DEPENDENT ON OTHER PEOPLE OR THEIR REACTIONS - MORE WITHIN MYSELF. CAN YOU PLEASE TALK ABOUT MY ATTRACTION TOWARDS THIS? Deepak, your question needs...

... deep scrutiny, because I can say yes to it and I can also say no to it. Yes I will not say; the greater possibility is for the no. And I will explain the reasons to you. This is how mind goes on playing games with you all. You are saying, "All my life I have been intrigued by power and the recognition I can take from it." This is a truthful recognition, sincere. Many of the power-oriented...

... people are not even aware of it; their will to power remains almost unconscious. Others can see it, but they themselves cannot see it. As I said last night, this will to power is the greatest sickness man has suffered from. And all our educational systems, all our religions, all our cultures and societies, are in absolute support of this sickness. Everybody wants his child to be the greatest man in the...

... world. Listen to mothers talking about their children, as if they have all given birth to Alexander the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Joseph Stalin, Ronald Reagan.... Five billion people are rushing towards power. One has to understand that this tremendous urge to power is arising from an emptiness within you. A man who is not power-oriented is a man fulfilled, contented, at ease, at home as he is. His...

... very being is an immense gratitude to existence; nothing more is to be asked. Whatever has been given to you, you had never asked for. It is a sheer gift out of the abundance of existence. And these are the two separate paths: one is will to power, the other is will to dissolve. You are saying, "Now that seems very confined and petty..." Not only confined and petty, but also sick and ugly...

.... The very idea to be powerful over other people means taking their dignity, destroying their individuality, forcing them to be slaves. Only an ugly mind can do that. You continue the question, "I sense also that there is a more authentic type of power, not dependent on other people or their reactions - more within myself." There is some truth in what you are saying, but it is not your...

... experience. There is certainly a power which has nothing to do with domination over others. But the power of a flower opening its petals... have you seen that power, that glory? Have you seen the power of a starry night? - not dominating anybody. Have you seen the power of the smallest leaf dancing in the sun, in the rain? Its beauty, its grandeur, its joy? It has nothing to do with anybody else. It does...

... not even need somebody to see it. This is true independence. And it brings you to the source of your being, from where your life is arising every moment. But this power should not be called power, because that creates a confusion. The very word 'power' means over somebody. Even people of great understanding have not been able to see the point. In India, one religion exists, Jainism... the word jaina...

... means "the conqueror." The original meaning certainly must have been what you are talking about: the power that arises within you as a petal opens and the flower releases its fragrance. But I have looked deeply into the tradition of Jainism. When they call a man a conqueror, they also say about him that he has conquered himself. Somebody has to be conquered. They changed the name of Mahavira...

... yourself, there is no difference at all - except that the other can defend himself. At least there is that possibility. If you start torturing yourself, there is nobody to defend you. You can do anything with your own body. This is simply masochism. It is not, in my understanding, finding the source of your inner being. Hence I would not like to call it power, because that word is contaminated. I would...

... like to call it peace, love, compassion... you can choose the word. But power has been in the hands of violent people; whether they were violent with others or with themselves does not matter. I think the people who were violent with others were more natural and the people who were violent with themselves were absolutely psychotic. But the people who have tortured themselves have become your saints...

... the second part has to be understood very well; otherwise your first desire, of being intrigued by power, will be there again in a different disguise. Now you will start making efforts to find power over yourself. And that's what it seems to be. You say, "... a power not dependent on other people or their reactions - more within myself." Even the reference to other people and their...

... turn: finding yourself in a situation where this is not possible - or perhaps there is too much competition and you will be crushed; there are far bigger people, far more dangerous in the competition - it is better to withdraw within yourself and try to find a power that has no reference to other people, that is independent of other people. Even this much connection is enough for me to conclude that...

... the impossibility she looks all around to see whether anybody is watching or not. A little rabbit has been watching the whole scene. The fox walks away, not showing her defeat, but the rabbit asks, "Auntie, what happened?" The fox says to the rabbit, "My son, those mangoes are not yet ripe." If you change your desire for power, it should not be like Aesop's fable. You should...

... first understand from where the desire to power has been arising. It has been arising from your emptiness, inferiority. The only right way to be freed from this ugly desire to dominate is to enter into your emptiness, to see exactly what it is. You have been escaping from it through your power trips. Now put your whole energy not into torturing yourself, not into making any discipline of masochism...

..., but simply into entering your nothingness: what is it? And there blossom roses into your nothingness. There you find the source of eternal life. You are no more in the grip of an inferiority complex and you don't have any reference to other people. You have found yourself. Those who are intrigued with power are going away and away from themselves. The farther away their minds go, the more empty they...

... are at ease with your nothingness, all tensions, conflicts, worries, disappear. You have found the source of life which knows no death. Still, I would like to remind you: don't call it power. Call it love, call it silence, call it blissfulness, because that "power" has been so much contaminated by the past that even the word needs tremendous purification. And it gives wrong connotations...

.... This world is dominated by people who are basically inferior but are trying to cover up their inferiority with some kind of power, any kind of power. They have created many ways. Certainly everybody cannot be the president of the country - then divide the country into states. Then so many people can be governors, chief ministers. Then divide the work of the chief minister - then many people can be...

... cabinet ministers, and just lower than them, many people can be state ministers. This whole hierarchy consists of people suffering from an inferiority complex. From the lowest peon to the president, they are sick with the same disease. Indira Gandhi remained in power for a long time. When she was in power, she told my secretary many times that she wanted to see me and meet me, and she had a few...

... cabinet ministers, my colleagues in the parliament prevent me. They say, 'Going to Shree Rajneesh can be disastrous to your political power.'" Then she was defeated and my secretary said to her, "Now there is no problem. Use this opportunity. You are no longer prime minister of the country, you can come." She said, "It is even more difficult. Now my people are saying, 'If you go...

... come to me, all those who are against me will be against you! I have such a great company of enemies around the world - I enjoy it really - a single man without any weapon is at war with twenty-five countries! And those great countries, having all the power, seem to be absolutely powerless. In Germany, my people have filed a case against the government because in the parliament they were calling...

... again calls my religious movement a cult, he should be treated as a criminal. It may be the chancellor of Germany itself, it does not matter. These people are all trembling inside, worried that they can collapse; just a push is needed. They know that inside there is nothing, and outside a great competition for power. It is not a coincidence that twenty-four tirthankaras, the masters of Jainism, were...

... all coming from royal families. Gautam Buddha was a prince. What happened to these people? Rama and Krishna, the Hindu incarnations of God, are also in the same category, belonging to royal families. It seems nobody else can become enlightened! Only royal blood is needed for enlightenment.... The point that I want to make clear to you is that these people were at the top already. They had power and...

... that power they experienced did not destroy their inner emptiness. They renounced power to find out what was their interiority. Finding it, they blossomed - in a beauty, in a truth, in a statement to the whole world that "I have come home." People have not recognized the fact of why these people renounced their kingdoms. They had all the power that they needed, but JUST THAT SITUATION...

...... all the power that they need, all the money that they need and still, inside there is nobody. The house is full of money, comforts, luxuries, but the master is missing. It was out of this urgency that they renounced power and went in search of peace. Ordinary people, naturally, don't have the power. They only look at powerful people from far away and think, "If I was also given the same honor...

..., the same recognition, I would also be somebody. I would leave my footprints on the sands of time." They become intrigued with power. But look at the people who were born in power and renounced it, seeing that it is an exercise of absolute futility. You still remain the same inside. Even if you have billions of dollars, it will not make any change within you. Only the change, the transformation...

... within you, is going to give you peace. Out of that peace will come your love; out of this peace will come your dance, your songs, your creativity. But just avoid the word 'power'. Right now you are only thinking about it. Thinking will not help. Thinking is perfectly good if you want to compete in the world for power, for money, for prestige, for respectability. But as far as settling in your being...

..., mind is absolutely useless. Hence, the whole effort here is to help you get out of the mind into meditation, out of thoughts into silence. Once you have tasted your inner being, all greed, desire for money, power, will simply evaporate. There is no comparison. You have found God himself within you; what more can you desire? Question 2: BELOVED MASTER, WHAT IS THIS UNIVERSE MADE OF, BESIDES THIS...

... the overflow. You will be a transformed human being. And at this juncture of time we need millions of transformed beings who can fill the whole world with joy, with roses of consciousness. With the light of awareness, with music of the soul. Because only that can prevent the idiotic politicians from destroying this world. Perhaps you may have not noted: destruction also gives a certain power. Just...
... seven years, and his gratitude was as deep as it can be. He would have died to save me. But you are not aware of the whole of your own mind. He came to the commune in America, but the whole setup had changed. He wanted, there too, to sit by my side, to have the same power. He used to think that he loved me - if he had loved me, then there would not have been any problem. He loved his own power. He was...

... the chief guard in the ashram, but by the time he reached the commune, other guards, more efficient, had taken his place. He was not made the chief guard. Then all his love disappeared, all gratitude disappeared. He has written a book against me now, full of lies, with no foundation in truth. But he has to justify why he has left. Still he is blind, still he cannot see that it was power that was...

... keeping him here and it is power that is now taking revenge. I have no complaint against anybody, but I understand your whole mind. You don't understand your whole mind. You only understand the part that is on the surface in this moment. The whole commune was created by Sheela. And she did hard and great work - there is nothing except appreciation. But deep down she was very much worried, because she...

... life. But the desire for power, which was unconscious up to now, and perhaps to her it remained unconscious.... But bugging your own master's room.... On the one hand trusting me totally - but bugging my room is not trust. She was afraid that I might be preparing somebody - in case someone could take better care of the commune. She tried to poison Vivek, because she was the one who was taking care of...

... the commune, whomsoever she suspected may be capable of taking over her power.... She started tapping everybody's telephones, to find out if there was anybody who was against her. When I became aware of all these things she simply escaped from the commune, leaving all the problems which she had created, and taking all those twenty people who were in charge of different departments. The day she left...

... there was only food for one day in the commune, for five thousand people. Usually the routine was that food should be available for three months ahead. She had created the commune; she could not bear to see it in somebody else's hands. If she could not be in power... and it was all in her mind. There was nobody who was going to take her place. I had no idea to replace her. I had certain ideas that...

... than she was. But in her own fear, because I had come to know all these things and now she had no answer - what answer could she give to me, why she had bugged my room? - she escaped with twenty people who were in charge of different departments, so that the commune would collapse: "If I cannot be in power, then nobody can be in power; the commune cannot exist." Man's mind is such. Then she...

... started writing and giving press releases, press interviews in Europe, saying things which were absolutely absurd. But she had to justify why she had left. And after she had been sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment, the first thing she said was, "In this jail I feel better than I did in the jail of Osho's commune." She was the whole, sole power. I simply used to come for one hour...

... very foundation of a real religious man. Question 4: BELOVED OSHO, PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE MISUSE OF POWER. Shantam Divyama, there is the famous statement of an English philosopher: "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." I do not agree with him. My analysis is totally different. Everybody is full of violence, greed, anger, passion - but has no power; so he remains a saint. To...

... be violent you need to be powerful. To fulfill your greed you need to be powerful. To satisfy your passions you need to be powerful. So when power happens into your hands, all your sleeping dogs start barking. Power becomes a nourishment to you, an opportunity. It is not that power corrupts, you are corrupted. Power only brings your corruption into the open. You wanted to kill somebody, but you had...

... not the power to kill; but if you have the power, you will kill. It is not power that corrupts you, corruption you carry within yourself; power simply gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want to do. Power in the hands of a man like Gautam Buddha will not corrupt; on the contrary, it will help humanity to raise its consciousness. Power in the hands of Genghis Khan destroys people, rapes...

... women, burns people alive. Whole villages are burnt - people are not allowed to get out. It is not power... this man Genghis Khan must have been carrying all these desires in him. It is almost like when rain comes, different plants start growing; but different plants have different flowers. Whatever is hidden in your seeds, whatever is your potentiality, power gives you a chance - because most human...

... beings are living so unconsciously that when they come to power all their unconscious instincts have a chance to be fulfilled. Then they don't care whether it kills people, whether it poisons people.... You are asking me about the misuse of power. Power is misused because you have desires which are ugly, which are an inheritance from the animals. In a better world the first things should be.... We...

... waste almost one third of life in educating our children. In that one third of life, some time should be given to cleanse their unconscious; so by the time they graduate from their university, and they have some power somewhere - somebody will become a police commissioner, somebody will become a governor, somebody will become a prime minister - if they do not have anything in their unconscious that is...

... poisonous, destructive, then power cannot be misused. Who is going to misuse it? Power is neutral. My sannyasins in Italy have been trying for one year for a tourist visa for me, just for three weeks. And it has taken one year for the authorities, and they still have not been able to decide. Finally, a few days ago, a letter came: after one year the old application has become useless, a new application is...

... died yet. Your country is not a democratic country, it is still fascist. These conditions indicate, without any doubt, a fascist mind. "So I will come to Italy if you apologize publicly; or I will come to Italy when you are no longer in power. And my people in Italy will try in every way to ensure that you are no longer in power. Just let the new election come, because I have thousands of...

... that we can reply to you about your conditions." These people are not corrupted by power. These people are corrupted; power simply brings their corruption into action. Power in itself is neutral. In a good man's hand it will be a blessing. In an unconscious man's hand it is going to be a curse. But for thousands of years we have condemned power, without thinking that power has not to be...

... condemned; people have to be cleaned of all the ugly instincts that are hiding within them, because everybody is going to have some kind of power or other. It does not have to be great power. You may be just sitting in a railway station selling tickets, but that too gives you power. You are standing at the window, and the man does not even look at you. He goes on turning his file - and you can see that he...

... is not concerned with the file, he simply wants to show you your place. Even the peon sitting outside the collector's office behaves as if he is the president of the country - so it is not a question of where you are. Wherever you are, you will have some kind of power. Aurangzeb, one of India's Mohammedan emperors, was so impatient that he could not wait for his father to die, or to become old, so...

... lose power. Now he is no longer the emperor. But thirty students... teaching them the holy KORAN, he will again have the power over those small children." Psychologists say that people who are afraid of competing in life and becoming powerful, choose a simpler way: they become teachers in schools. Small children... and you can harass them, beat them, although it is illegal - but it happens all...

... in the house. He has almost become like an animal. He cannot stand up, he can only move on all fours; and because he was forced to live in darkness, he has lost his eyesight. Even parents use power. Teachers use power, husbands use power, wives use power. It does not matter where you are. If mankind comes to understand the deep psychological roots and changes man's unconscious so that there are no...

... seeds, power can go on raining but there will be no flowers of corruption. Otherwise power is going to be misused always. And you cannot take power from people's hands; somebody must be a mother, somebody must be a father, somebody must be a teacher. The only way is, to cleanse people's unconscious with meditation, fill their inner being with light. It is only meditation that gives you a clean heart...

..., which cannot be corrupted. Then power can never be misused, then power can be a blessing - it is going to be creative. Then you are going to do something to make life more lovable, more livable; to make existence a little more beautiful. But that great day has not yet arrived, and to make an effort for that great day to arrive, all the power - addicted people are going to be against you. It has been...

... again and again asked of me, "Why is the whole world against you?" They are all power-addicted people, and I am trying to make man a pool of serenity - peace and silence and love and ecstasy. Okay, Vimal? Yes, Osho. Generated by PreciseInfo ™ ...
.... Violence is not the way... love. This is the basic framework. Now the sutra: A MONK ASKED THE BUDDHA: WHAT IS MOST POWERFUL AND WHAT IS MOST ILLUMINATING? We are all asking only these two questions. First, what is most powerful? Because we are all on a power trip. We want to be powerful because we feel we are impotent, we feel we are weaklings, we feel we are limited. A thousand and one limitations...

... surround you. Everywhere you come against a wall and you feel powerless. Each moment of life brings you the feeling of helplessness. So, the question is very pertinent, a very human question. What is the most powerful thing in the world? The monk must have been a seeker of power. Now, you have to understand it. The very effort, the very desire to be powerful, is one of the obstacles to attaining power...

.... People who try to become powerful never become powerful. They are destroyed by their own search. Because the effort to become powerful means you are in conflict. You want fight - that's why you want to be powerful. Otherwise, why do you need power in the first place? You must have some aggression, some violence, some grudge. You want to prove and perform. You want to prove to others that you are...

... powerful and they are not. Deep down somewhere, like a shadow in the unconscious, an Adolf Hitler is seeking its way towards your conscious mind - or a Nadir Shah, or a Napoleon, or an Alexander. Everybody is carrying an Alexander within himself. This desire for power has created many things in the world. Science has come as a desire for power, and it has created power. But that power is destroying...

... nature, and we have to find all the keys of power, wherever it is. But the very idea takes you away from nature, makes you antagonistic to it and becomes destructive. The ecology of the earth has been destroyed by this power seeking. In the outside, in the inside - both - the natural rhythm of life is disturbed. I have heard: A very unusual idea occured one day to Frederick of Prussia. He was in the...

... antagonistic. Why do you need to be powerful? You must be thinking in terms of destroying somebody. Power is needed to destroy. Power is needed to dominate. Power is needed to conquer. The monk must have asked, 'What is the most powerful thing in the world?' In fact the actual word must have been siddhi. The monk must have asked, 'What is siddhi, what is power?' Science tries to penetrate nature to get more...

... power, and there are many systems which penetrate your innermost being - but again the goal is to get more power. Whether you become powerful in a scientific way, or you become powerful in a psychic way, it makes no difference. Now the West is becoming interested in psychic sciences, but the urge is the same - to be more powerful. So first try to understand why man seeks power in the first place. The...

... very desire is that of a soldier. You want power because without power you cannot be a great ego. For ego, power functions as food, nourishment. You seek power because only with power will you be able to say 'I am'. The more money you have, the more power you have, the more you can feel at ease with your 'I am'. The more you can destroy people, the more you can feel that nobody can destroy you. Now...

... psychologists say that people are interested in murdering, killing, in war, because when they kill others they feel very powerful. They feel power against death. They think they can create death - they can kill others. Now, they feel in a deep way that they have become immortal. Even death is under their control. It is foolish, but the idea arises. People who love killing are people who are afraid of death...

..., continuously trembling. But he continued killing people - that was just to balance the fear. The more he killed, the more he felt that he had power. The more he felt that he had power, the more he felt that death could not destroy him. He started feeling as if he was immortal. Have you watched? - in wartime people look very radiant. In wartime people look very fresh. Ordinarily they look very bored. When war...

... starts, you can see - their step has changed, their eyes have now a glimmer, a radiancy... their face looks more alive, as if the dust of the boredom is gone. Something sensational is happening. It should not be so, but whenever there is war people feel a power over death - they can kill. Immediately, in the shadow of their unconscious they feel, 'Even death is within our boundary. We can bring it or...

... we can stop it.' People love destruction just as a measure of providing security against death. The search for power is the search not to surrender, not to feel helpless, not to be in a state where you are not in control. And the religious man is doing just the opposite. He is seeking a state where he is not in control but the whole is in control - call it god, call it the supreme, or whatsoever...

... you like to call it. The religious person is one who wants to be in such a deep harmony that there is no question of conflict. He is seeking love. He is seeking a love affair with the universe. He never asks about power. He asks how to lose separation, how to merge. He asks, 'How to be in such a total surrender that I don't move in any way against the whole or separate from the whole, so that I can...

... inherit the earth. But Jesus is saying something very true: Blessed are the meek. And when he says they shall inherit the earth, he is saying this same message that Buddha is saying. MEEKNESS IS MOST POWERFUL - that is his meaning when he says they shall inherit the earth. Meekness is powerful, but the power has a totally different connotation now. Meekness is powerful because now there is nobody...

... further back - there is no "further back". I am the last person.' Jesus also says, 'Those who are last in this world will be first in my kingdom of god.' Those who are the last will be the first? It does not seem possible in this world. In this world, aggressive people, violent people, tend to power, tend to be victorious. You will find the most mad people in the most powerful places, because...

... to reach to that point one has almost to be crazy for power, the competition is such. The competition is so violent that how can a meek person reach to a state of power? No... but that is not the meaning. When Buddha says, MEEKNESS IS MOST POWERFUL, he is saying you cannot defeat a meek person because he has no desire to conquer. You cannot force a meek person to be a failure because he never...

... who does not exist as an ego cannot be conquered, cannot be defeated, cannot be destroyed. He has gone beyond. By going beyond the ego, you go beyond death. By going beyond the ego, you go beyond defeat. By going beyond the ego, you go beyond powerlessness. This is a totally different concept of power - the power of a sannyasin. This power is no more out of conflict. This power is not created out of...

... friction. You say electricity is created out of friction. You can create electricity out of friction, you can create fire out of friction. If you rub both your hands, they will become hot. There is a power that comes out of friction - by conflict. And there is a power that comes by cooperation - not by friction but by harmony. That's what Buddha says - 'One who is in accord with the way is great.' One...

... politics is the mechanism of mischief. The politician is in conflict. The religious person lives in harmony. He lives like trees. Who records about trees? He lives like rivers. Who records about rivers? He moves like clouds. Who bothers about clouds? The meek person is one who is in harmony. And Buddha says he is the most powerful. But this concept of power is totally different. To understand it, a few...

... things will be good to remember. In Japan they have a beautiful science - aikido. The word 'aikido' comes from a word 'ki'. 'Ki' means power. The same word in Chinese is 'chi'. From 'chi' comes t'ai chi - that too means power. Just equivalent to ki and chi is the indian word 'prana'. It is a totally different concept of power. In aikido they teach that when somebody attacks you, don't be in conflict...

... take attack in a very loving way. Receive it. It is a gift from the enemy. He is bringing great energy to you. Receive it, absorb it, don't conflict. In the beginning it looks impossible. How? Because for centuries we have been taught about one idea of power, and that is that of conflict, friction. We know only one power and that is of fight. We know only one power, and that is of no, saying no. You...

... can watch it even in small children. The moment the child starts becoming a little independent, he starts saying no. The mother says, 'Don't go out.' He says, 'No, I will go.' The mother says, 'Keep quiet.' He says, 'No. I want to sing and dance.' Why does he say no? He is learning ways of power. 'No' gives power. Aikido says, 'say yes'. When the enemy attacks you, accept it as a gift. Receive it...

... misinterpretation. When your ego sees that it is conquering, it is not the ego that is conquering. In fact, it is just a coincidence. Sometimes you are going to the left and the whole existence is also going to the left - you coincide. But you think you are succeeding, you think, 'I am gaining power.' Sooner or later you will be in trouble, because it cannot always be so. It can be always so only if you are meek...

... always, that's why one feels miserable. One day you are succeeding, another day you are failing. And you cannot figure it out - what is happening? Such a great intellectual, such a great man of understanding, power, strength, logic, reason - failing? What is happening? You cannot believe it, because just now it was succeeding. Ego is always in trouble because it cannot always be a coincidence...

.... Sometimes you are with the whole, unknowingly; sometimes you are not with the whole. When you are with the whole, you succeed. The whole succeeds always, you never. The meek person is one who says, 'I am not, only the whole is.' He drops himself completely. He does not become a barrier. He allows the whole to have its way. Buddha says this is real power. MEEKNESS IS MOST POWERFUL FOR IT HARBOURS NO EVIL...

... take too much energy out of you. They are never going to be fulfilled. You are sowing stones; they are not going to sprout. Your whole energy will be wasted. ... AND MOREOVER IT IS RESTFUL AND FULL OF STRENGTH. Rest should be the criterion of power. A man of power is absolutely at rest, he has no restlessness in him. Because restlessness is nothing but dissipation of energy. When you are feeling...

... restless, you are dissipating energy. Hence in the East, the meditator became the symbol of power. When a person meditates, he loses all restlessness. His thinking stops, his body movements stop; he becomes like a marble statue... totally still, unmoving. In that moment he is a pool of energy. He is tremendously powerful. If you see somebody meditating, sit by his side, and you will be benefited. Sitting...

... activity has ceased - activity of the body and activity of the mind. IT IS RESTFUL AND FULL OF STRENGTH. Remember, this definition of power is different from the ordinary definition of power. The ordinary definition of power depends on comparison. You are more powerful than your neighbour, you are more powerful than this man or that woman. You are powerful in comparison with somebody else. The power that...

... Buddha is talking about is non-comparative; it has nothing to do with anybody. Power is your own state. When you are full of energy, you are powerful. When you are leaking energy, you are powerless. Evil thoughts are like holes through which energy leaks. Restlessness is like leaking, continuous leaking. You create energy every day, a tremendous amount of it, but you waste - sometimes in anger...

... Lord, I had died. You resurrected me. Why did you resurrect me. Now I am in trouble. I don't want this life at all! What to do with it?' You have energy and you don't know what to do with it. So one goes on wasting. There are people who say they are 'killing time'. Killing time means killing life. Killing time means killing opportunity to grow, to mature, to come home. The power that Buddha is...

... talking about is the power when you don't do anything with your energy and you simply delight in its presence... a sheer delight in being full of energy... the sheer delight of a young, green tree... the sheer delight of a cloud, a white cloud wandering in the sky... the sheer delight of a lotus flower... the sheer delight of the sun coming out of the clouds... the sheer delight of being so full of...

... stumbling in the darkness. Hence I am crying - not for you, for myself.' Buddha smiled and said, 'Don't be worried about that, because your light is in your own being. I am not taking your light away. I was not your light. Otherwise you could have become enlightened - if it was in my power to make you enlightened. It is your innermost capacity to become, so be courageous, Ananda, and be a light unto...

.... You are light - a light unto yourself. FROM THE TIME WHEN THERE WAS YET NO HEAVEN AND EARTH TILL THE PRESENT DAY, THERE IS NOTHING IN THE TEN QUARTERS WHICH IS NOT SEEN OR KNOWN OR HEARD BY SUCH A MIND. FOR IT HAS GAINED ALL KNOWLEDGE AND FOR THAT REASON IT IS CALLED ILLUMINATING. Meekness is power and meditation is illumination. Both are two aspects of the same coin. On one side it is meekness...

..., egolessness; on another side it is purity of mind, illumination. They both go together. You will have to work on both these things simultaneously, together. Become more and more egoless, and become more and more meditative. And the greatest power will be yours, and the greatest knowing will be yours, and the greatest light will be yours. Generated by PreciseInfo ™ ...
...) 116:0.4 The Almighty Supreme is a living and evolving Deity of power and personality. His present domain, the grand universe, is also a growing realm of power and personality. His destiny is perfection, but his present experience encompasses the elements of growth and incomplete status. (1268.5) 116:0.5 The Supreme Being functions primarily in the central universe as a spirit personality...

...; secondarily in the grand universe as God the Almighty, a personality of power. The tertiary function of the Supreme in the master universe is now latent, existing only as an unknown mind potential. No one knows just what this third development of the Supreme Being will disclose. Some believe that, when the superuniverses are settled in light and life, the Supreme will become functional from Uversa as the...

... almighty and experiential sovereign of the grand universe while expanding in power as the superalmighty of the outer universes. Others speculate that the third stage of Supremacy will involve the third level of Deity manifestation. But none of us really know. 1. The Supreme Mind (1268.6) 116:1.1 The experience of every evolving creature personality is a phase of the experience of the Almighty Supreme...

.... The intelligent subjugation of every physical segment of the superuniverses is a part of the growing control of the Almighty Supreme. The creative synthesis of power and personality is a part of the creative urge of the Supreme Mind and is the very essence of the evolutionary growth of unity in the Supreme Being. (1269.1) 116:1.2 The union of the power and personality attributes of Supremacy is the...

... function of Supreme Mind; and the completed evolution of the Almighty Supreme will result in one unified and personal Deity — not in any loosely co-ordinated association of divine attributes. From the broader perspective, there will be no Almighty apart from the Supreme, no Supreme apart from the Almighty. (1269.2) 116:1.3 Throughout the evolutionary ages the physical power potential of the Supreme is...

... vested in the Seven Supreme Power Directors, and the mind potential reposes in the Seven Master Spirits. The Infinite Mind is the function of the Infinite Spirit; the cosmic mind, the ministry of the Seven Master Spirits; the Supreme Mind is in process of actualizing in the co-ordination of the grand universe and in functional association with the revelation and attainment of God the Sevenfold. (1269.3...

... achieve perfection of development, mind never ceases to progress — it is the experiential technique of endless progress. The Supreme is an experiential Deity and therefore never achieves completion of mind attainment. 2. The Almighty and God the Sevenfold (1269.5) 116:2.1 The appearance of the universe power presence of the Almighty is concomitant with the appearance on the stage of cosmic action of the...

... high creators and controllers of the evolutionary superuniverses. (1269.6) 116:2.2 God the Supreme derives his spirit and personality attributes from the Paradise Trinity, but he is power-actualizing in the doings of the Creator Sons, the Ancients of Days, and the Master Spirits, whose collective acts are the source of his growing power as almighty sovereign to and in the seven superuniverses...

... focus of the evolutionary almighty power of the creator children of the Paradise Deities. The Supreme Being is the maximum revelation of Deity to the seven superuniverses and for the present universe age. (1270.10) 116:2.13 By the technique of mortal logic it might be inferred that the experiential reunification of the collective acts of the first three levels of God the Sevenfold would equivalate to...

... the level of Paradise Deity, but such is not the case. Paradise Deity is existential Deity. The Supreme Creators, in their divine unity of power and personality, are constitutive and expressive of a new power potential of experiential Deity. And this power potential of experiential origin finds inevitable and inescapable union with the experiential Deity of Trinity origin — the Supreme Being...

.... (1270.11) 116:2.14 God the Supreme is not the Paradise Trinity, neither is he any one or all of those superuniverse Creators whose functional activities actually synthesize his evolving almighty power. God the Supreme, while of origin in the Trinity, becomes manifest to evolutionary creatures as a personality of power only through the co-ordinated functions of the first three levels of God the Sevenfold...

.... The Almighty Supreme is now factualizing in time and space through the activities of the Supreme Creator Personalities, even as in eternity the Conjoint Actor flashed into being by the will of the Universal Father and the Eternal Son. These beings of the first three levels of God the Sevenfold are the very nature and source of the power of the Almighty Supreme; therefore must they ever accompany and...

... manipulate; it is the vital link connecting matter and spirit. The mind bestowal of the Third Source and Center unifies the spirit person of God the Supreme with the experiential power of the evolutionary Almighty. (1271.1) 116:3.3 2. The personality revelations of the Second Source and Center. The mind presences of the Conjoint Actor unify the spirit of divinity with the pattern of energy. The bestowal...

... dependent on the progressive unification of the finite parts; the actualization of the Supreme is resultant from, and productive of, these very unifications of the factors of supremacy — the creators, creatures, intelligences, and energies of the universes. (1272.1) 116:4.2 During those ages in which the sovereignty of Supremacy is undergoing its time development, the almighty power of the Supreme is...

... superuniverse capital. (1272.4) 116:4.5 These Master Spirits are not only the supporters and augmenters of the sovereignty of Supremacy, but they are in turn affected by the creative purposes of the Supreme. Ordinarily, the collective creations of the Master Spirits are of the quasi-material order (power directors, etc.), while their individual creations are of the spiritual order (supernaphim, etc.). But...

... personifications of Trinity justice-judgment in time and space are the field fulcrums for the mobilizing almighty power of the Supreme, serving as the sevenfold focal points for the evolution of trinitarian sovereignty in the domains of time and space. From their vantage point midway between Paradise and the evolving worlds, these Trinity-origin sovereigns see both ways, know both ways, and co-ordinate both ways...

... the Conjoint Actor evolves from a living power focus to the status of the divine personality of a Universe Mother Spirit; the Creator Son evolves from the nature of existential Paradise divinity to the experiential nature of supreme sovereignty. The local universes are the starting points of true evolution, the spawning grounds of bona fide imperfect personalities endowed with the freewill choice of...

... of God the Sevenfold as this divinity grouping culminates in the actualizing Supreme. There are many other orders of universe personalities who are equally necessary to the evolution of the almighty power of the Supreme, but this portrayal is presented for the edification of human beings, hence is largely limited to those factors operating in the evolution of God the Sevenfold which are related to...

... Controllers. (1273.7) 116:5.3 2. The Supreme Power Centers. (1273.8) 116:5.4 3. The Supreme Power Directors. (1273.9) 116:5.5 4. The Almighty Supreme. (1273.10) 116:5.6 5. The God of Action — the Infinite Spirit. (1273.11) 116:5.7 6. The Isle of Paradise. (1273.12) 116:5.8 7. The Source of Paradise — the Universal Father. (1273.13) 116:5.9 These seven groups are functionally inseparable from God the...

... Power Directors. Concomitant therewith the spiritual circuits of the Master Spirits contrastively differentiated from the physical activities of power director supervision, and immediately did the cosmic mind appear as a new factor co-ordinating matter and spirit. (1274.1) 116:5.11 The Almighty Supreme is evolving as the overcontroller of the physical power of the grand universe. In the present...

... universe age this potential of physical power appears to be centered in the Seven Supreme Power Directors, who operate through the fixed locations of the power centers and through the mobile presences of the physical controllers. (1274.2) 116:5.12 The time universes are not perfect; that is their destiny. The struggle for perfection pertains not only to the intellectual and the spiritual levels but also...

... primarily concerned with material equilibrium. The pattern of a local universe takes shape not only as a result of the activities of the power centers but also because of the space presence of the Creative Spirit. And throughout these early epochs of local universe building the Creator Son exhibits a little-understood attribute of material control, and he does not leave his capital planet until the gross...

... equilibrium of the local universe has been established. (1274.4) 116:5.14 In the final analysis, all energy responds to mind, and the physical controllers are the children of the mind God, who is the activator of Paradise pattern. The intelligence of the power directors is unremittingly devoted to the task of bringing about material control. Their struggle for physical dominance over the relationships of...

... energy into harmony with the equilibrium concepts of mind subject to the overcontrol of spirit. The total evolution of the entire grand universe is a matter of the personality unification of the energy-controlling mind with the spirit-co-ordinated intellect and will be revealed in the full appearance of the almighty power of the Supreme. (1274.6) 116:5.16 The difficulty in arriving at a state of...

... the settled universes of light and life there are no unexpected physical events of major importance. Relatively complete control over the material creation has been achieved; still the problems of the relationship of the settled universes to the evolving universes continue to challenge the skill of the Universe Power Directors. But these problems will gradually vanish with the diminution of new...

..., and all of this by virtue of the creative and unifying presence of personality. Thus, in relation to personality, do physical systems become subordinate; mind systems, co-ordinate; and spirit systems, directive. (1275.2) 116:6.2 This union of power and personality is expressive on deity levels in and as the Supreme. But the actual evolution of spirit dominance is a growth which is predicated on the...

... personality can strive through mind for the mastery of energy-matter discloses the potential unity of all finite creation. (1275.5) 116:6.5 There is an interdependence of all forces and personalities throughout the universe of universes. Creator Sons and Creative Spirits depend on the co-operative function of the power centers and physical controllers in the organization of universes; the Supreme Power...

... of cosmic reality. (1275.6) 116:6.6 And as it is with the parts, so it is with the whole; the spirit person of Supremacy requires the evolutionary power of the Almighty to achieve completion of Deity and to attain destiny of Trinity association. The effort is made by the personalities of time and space, but the culmination and consummation of this effort is the act of the Almighty Supreme. And...

... human mechanism. But if you only knew something about the physique of a power center, we could, by analogy, tell you so much more about the physical universe. (1276.3) 116:7.2 Much as mortals look to solar energy for life maintenance, so does the grand universe depend upon the unfailing energies emanating from nether Paradise to sustain the material activities and cosmic motions of space. (1276.4) 116...

... universe likewise strive for God-attainment and divine perfection, there is built up a profound cosmic tension which can only find resolution in the sublime synthesis of almighty power with the spirit person of the evolving God of all creatures, the Supreme Being. (1277.1) 116:7.7 [Sponsored by a Mighty Messenger temporarily sojourning on Urantia.] What are you going to do about it? Your browser does not...
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... Osho The New Alchemy To Turn You On: The Power That Shall Make You Nothing Main Books Headers Help Your browser does not support iframes. < Prev  Osho The New Alchemy To Turn You On   Next > The Power That Shall Make You Nothing From: Osho Date: Fri, 8 April 1973 00:00:00 GMT Book Title: Osho - The New Alchemy - To Turn You On Chapter #: 5 Location: pm in Bikaner Palace...

... Hotel Archive Code: N.A. Short Title: N.A. Audio Available: N.A. Video Available: N.A. Length: N.A. DESIRE POWER ARDENTLY. ... AND THAT POWER WHICH THE DISCIPLE SHALL COVET IS THAT WHICH SHALL MAKE HIM APPEAR AS NOTHING IN THE EYES OF MEN. WE WILL BE MOVING more and more in contradictions. The language of religion is bound to be contradictory. On the face, it looks irrational. In a way it is, because...

... it goes beyond reason, it transcends reason. This sutra says DESIRE POWER ARDENTLY - but that power which makes you nothing. You become a non-being. We desire power in order to become something. The power that wealth can give, the power that politics can give, the power that prestige can give. We desire power to be something, and this sutra says DESIRE POWER ARDENTLY - but that power which makes...

... you nobody, nothing. There are two types of power. One, that power that you can accumulate from others - that which can be given to you by others or can be taken by you from others. It depends on others. The power that depends on others will make you somebody in the eyes of others. You will remain the same as you were, but in the eyes of others you will become somebody. This somebody-ness is what is...

... meant by the ego. And ego is the barrier. Desire that power - the second type - that allows you to feel that you are nobody. It is difficult to feel that "I am nobody." Everyone thinks that he is somebody, whether others agree or not. Everyone thinks that he is somebody! This is ordinariness; every ordinary mind thinks that he is somebody. The moment you come to realize that you are nobody...

... is nobody, he doesn't mean that he is nobody. Through nobodyness he is creating somebodyness. You can create ego out of nothing also. Remember that ego is power in the world and impotence as far as the divine is concerned. Everything that seems to be power in the world is impotence in the divine dimension. There, powerlessness is power. Jesus goes on saying to his disciples, "Be poor in spirit...

.... Real sannyas real renunciation, means that it is as if the whole universe, the whole humanity, has disappeared and you are alone. There is no possibility to compare. Then who are you? Nobody. This nobodyness is power - power in the world of the divine. Jesus says, "Those who are first in this world will be last in the kingdom of God, and those who are last here will be first in the kingdom of...

... God." That which is power in the world is powerlessness in the divine journey, and that which is powerlessness in the world is power in the divine journey. This sutra says Desire POWER ARDENTLY but remember the meaning of 'power'. It is powerlessness. It is a feeling of nobodyness, nothingness, of emptiness. AND THAT POWER WHICH THE DISCIPLE SHALL COVET IS THAT WHICH SHALL APPEAR AS NOTHING IN...
... IN COMMANDING? LISTEN NOW TO MY TEACHING, YOU WISEST MEN! TEST IN EARNEST WHETHER I HAVE CREPT INTO THE HEART OF LIFE ITSELF AND DOWN TO THE ROOTS OF ITS HEART! WHERE I FOUND A LIVING CREATURE, THERE I FOUND WILL TO POWER; AND EVEN IN THE WILL OF THE SERVANT I FOUND THE WILL TO BE MASTER. THE WILL OF THE WEAKER PERSUADES IT TO SERVE THE STRONGER; ITS WILL WANTS TO BE MASTER OVER THOSE WEAKER STILL...

...: THIS DELIGHT ALONE IT IS UNWILLING TO FORGO. AND AS THE LESSER SURRENDERS TO THE GREATER, THAT IT MAY HAVE DELIGHT AND POWER OVER THE LEAST OF ALL, SO THE GREATEST, TOO, SURRENDERS AND FOR THE SAKE OF POWER STAKES - LIFE. THIS DEVOTION OF THE GREATEST IS TO ENCOUNTER RISK AND DANGER AND PLAY DICE FOR DEATH. AND WHERE SACRIFICE AND SERVICE AND LOVING GLANCES ARE, THERE TOO IS WILL TO BE MASTER. THERE...

... THE WEAKER STEALS BY SECRET PATHS INTO THE CASTLE AND EVEN INTO THE HEART OF THE MORE POWERFUL - AND STEALS THE POWER. AND LIFE ITSELF TOLD ME THIS SECRET: 'BEHOLD,' IT SAID, 'I AM THAT WHICH MUST OVERCOME ITSELF AGAIN AND AGAIN. 'TO BE SURE, YOU CALL IT WILL TO PROCREATE OR IMPULSE TOWARDS A GOAL, TOWARDS THE HIGHER, MORE DISTANT, MORE MANIFOLD: BUT ALL THIS IS ONE AND ONE SECRET. 'I WOULD RATHER...

... PERISH THAN RENOUNCE THIS ONE THING; AND TRULY, WHERE THERE IS PERISHING AND THE FALLING OF LEAVES, BEHOLD, THERE LIFE SACRIFICES ITSELF - FOR THE SAKE OF POWER! 'THAT I HAVE TO BE STRUGGLE AND BECOMING AND GOAL AND CONFLICT OF GOALS: AH, HE WHO DIVINES MY WILL SURELY DIVINES, TOO, ALONG WHAT CROOKED PATHS IT HAS TO GO! 'WHATEVER I CREATE AND HOWEVER MUCH I LOVE IT - SOON I HAVE TO OPPOSE IT AND MY...

... LOVE: THUS WILL MY WILL HAVE IT. 'AND YOU TOO, ENLIGHTENED MAN, ARE ONLY A PATH AND A FOOTSTEP OF MY WILL: TRULY, MY WILL TO POWER WALKS WITH THE FEET OF YOUR WILL TO TRUTH! 'HE WHO SHOT THE DOCTRINE OF "WILL TO EXISTENCE" AT TRUTH CERTAINLY DID NOT HIT THE TRUTH: THIS WILL - DOES NOT EXIST! 'FOR WHAT DOES NOT EXIST CANNOT WILL; BUT THAT WHICH IS IN EXISTENCE, HOW COULD IT STILL WANT TO...

... COME INTO EXISTENCE? 'ONLY WHERE LIFE IS, THERE IS ALSO WILL: NOT WILL TO LIFE, BUT - SO I TEACH YOU - WILL TO POWER!... 'THE LIVING CREATURE VALUES MANY THINGS HIGHER THAN LIFE ITSELF; YET OUT OF THIS EVALUATION ITSELF SPEAKS - THE WILL TO POWER!'... TRULY, I SAY TO YOU: UNCHANGING GOOD AND EVIL DOES NOT EXIST! FROM OUT OF THEMSELVES THEY MUST OVERCOME THEMSELVES AGAIN AND AGAIN. YOU EXERT POWER...

... WITH YOUR VALUES AND DOCTRINES OF GOOD AND EVIL, YOU ASSESSORS OF VALUES; AND THIS IS YOUR HIDDEN LOVE AND THE GLITTERING, TREMBLING, AND OVERFLOWING OF YOUR SOULS. BUT A MIGHTIER POWER AND A NEW OVERCOMING GROW FROM OUT YOUR VALUES: EGG AND EGG-SHELL BREAK AGAINST THEM. AND HE WHO HAS TO BE A CREATOR IN GOOD AND EVIL, TRULY, HAS FIRST TO BE A DESTROYER AND BREAK VALUES. THUS THE GREATEST EVIL...

... on the will to power, and it was thought that he had discovered something new in human beings. But the people who were aware of Alfred Adler and his psychology of will to power were not aware of the ancient seer, Zarathustra. Zarathustra has given all the fundamentals of the psychology of will to power. It is not something new - Alfred Adler rediscovered it; and he did not even improve upon it...

... INTO THE HEART OF LIFE ITSELF AND DOWN TO THE ROOTS OF ITS HEART! WHERE I FOUND A LIVING CREATURE, THERE I FOUND WILL TO POWER; AND EVEN IN THE WILL OF THE SERVANT I FOUND THE WILL TO BE MASTER. It is certainly a great discovery. It is because of this will to power that those who are strong become commanders and those who are weak become slaves. But even the lowest slave dreams that one day he will...

... said, "What are you doing?" She said, "I don't know what is happening, but it is going on all over in the capital. Somebody has hit me, and of course, she was one of your wives" - Akbar had five hundred wives - "and she was a senior one, so I could not hit her back." The queen was the youngest wife - of course she had more power over Akbar than any other wife; she was...

... will find you are almost a standing member of many hierarchies. Many roads pass through you... somebody is higher, somebody is lower. This whole game that goes on is because of the will to power. All are under it. It is life's intrinsic law. The husband comes from the office - the boss has been angry. And although he was abusing and humiliating him, he had to continue to smile, although he wanted to...

... ends - because the teddy bear is unmarried and... one line has come to an end. But lines and more lines.... Just look at yourself and you will see everywhere... even animals living with human beings learn the language of power. You go to a stranger's house and his dog starts barking. But you will see a strange phenomenon: the dog has also become a politician. He is barking, and he is also wagging his...

... animals become part of your power hunger. There is certainly a deep will to power. But you cannot be always on the top; and even if you are on the top, how long can you stay there? There are others who are pulling your legs. You are trying hard to cling to your chair, but others also need to sit on the chair. So even if you reach to a powerful state, fear continues. Deep in your heart you are trembling...

.... Your power is not reliable - just as you have taken it from somebody else, somebody is going to take it away from you. And the lowest slave also dreams, "It is not going to be always night. One day I will also see my dawn, I will also be on my trip." He is continuously preparing. Whenever he has a chance to torture someone, to insult someone, to humiliate someone who is weaker than him, he...

... the hierarchy than the stray dog. The whole world is boiling in one pot. Zarathustra's understanding is absolutely correct: WHERE I FOUND A LIVING CREATURE, THERE I FOUND WILL TO POWER; AND EVEN IN THE WILL OF THE SERVANT I FOUND THE WILL TO BE MASTER. People ask, "Why did Judas betray Jesus?" - because he also wanted to be the master. And if Jesus remains alive, there is no chance for...

... a mini-master somewhere, they will feel great joy. THE WILL OF THE WEAKER PERSUADES IT TO SERVE THE STRONGER; ITS WILL WANTS TO BE MASTER OVER THOSE WEAKER STILL: THIS DELIGHT ALONE IT IS UNWILLING TO FORGO. AND AS THE LESSER SURRENDERS TO THE GREATER, THAT IT MAY HAVE DELIGHT AND POWER OVER THE LEAST OF ALL, SO THE GREATEST, TOO, SURRENDERS AND FOR THE SAKE OF POWER STAKES - LIFE. Even the people...

... who have the greatest power in the world are still hankering for more. Even if they have to stake their life it is worth it; otherwise, what is the reason for so many wars? - thousands of wars, so many riots, religions clashing with each other, nations fighting with each other, political parties struggling with each other. There must be a tremendous reason, an instinct which is even ready to...

... sacrifice life - even the greatest stakes his life - for more power. THIS DEVOTION OF THE GREATEST IS TO ENCOUNTER RISK AND DANGER AND PLAY DICE FOR DEATH. When Edmund Hillary climbed the greatest Himalayan peak, Everest... for almost one century, hundreds of mountaineers had tried to climb it, and failed. Not only had they failed, almost seventy- five percent of the mountaineers died; they never returned...

... motive. Just the very presence of Everest is a challenge and I wanted to be the first who has climbed the mountain." You cannot see that he has gained anything, but certainly a tremendous will to power, will to be the first... now nobody can take his place in the whole of history. In the vast future, anybody who reaches the top of Everest will be second; there is now no way to be first. This is...

... his gain. You cannot see it, it is not visible, but a great power... just being the first. AND WHERE SACRIFICE AND SERVICE AND LOVING GLANCES ARE, THERE TOO IS WILL TO BE MASTER. Even lovers are continually trying to dominate each other. They may be playing the game of love, but deep down it is the game of will to power; otherwise, why do lovers continuously fight? They fight more than they love...

...; the times of fight are longer than the moments of love. It seems they love only to fight. And for what are they fighting? - a domination. THERE THE WEAKER STEALS BY SECRET PATHS INTO THE CASTLE AND EVEN INTO THE HEART OF THE MORE POWERFUL - AND STEALS THE POWER. The man fights directly. The woman has her own feminine way of fighting; she fights through more secretive paths. And more often, almost...

...; AND TRULY, WHERE THERE IS PERISHING AND THE FALLING OF LEAVES, BEHOLD, THERE LIFE SACRIFICES ITSELF - FOR THE SAKE OF POWER! 'THAT I HAVE TO BE STRUGGLE AND BECOMING AND GOAL AND CONFLICT OF GOALS: AH, HE WHO DIVINES MY WILL SURELY DIVINES, TOO, ALONG WHAT CROOKED PATHS IT HAS TO GO! 'WHATEVER I CREATE AND HOWEVER MUCH I LOVE IT - SOON I HAVE TO OPPOSE IT AND MY LOVE: THUS WILL MY WILL HAVE IT...

....' Although I create - and whatever I create I create with love - I also destroy, because I want to go beyond. 'AND YOU TOO, ENLIGHTENED MEN, ARE ONLY A PATH AND A FOOTSTEP OF MY WILL; TRULY, MY WILL TO POWER WALKS WITH THE FEET OF YOUR WILL TO TRUTH!' Zarathustra says, "Even the will to truth is nothing but the will to power, because by knowing the truth you will have the greatest power in existence...

...." He reduces every desire and every longing, even the longing of enlightenment, to the will to power - because the moment you are enlightened, you have immense power over yourself, absolute power over your consciousness. Zarathustra cannot be said to be wrong. He has found a very key word, "will to power." 'HE WHO SHOT THE DOCTRINE OF "WILL TO EXISTENCE" AT TRUTH CERTAINLY DID...

... NOT HIT THE TRUTH: THIS WILL - DOES NOT EXIST!' "Will to existence" does not exist... unless will to existence serves the will to power; otherwise it has no meaning. You would not like just to vegetate and go on living. You would not like to be a mere survivor. 'FOR WHAT DOES NOT EXIST CANNOT WILL; BUT THAT WHICH IS IN EXISTENCE, HOW COULD IT STILL WANT TO COME INTO EXISTENCE?' You are...

... century. But Zarathustra says, "You are already in existence; hence there is no point for the will to existence." Existence certainly is needed, but it is needed only for the will to power; otherwise, who wants to exist? 'ONLY WHERE LIFE IS, THERE IS ALSO WILL: NOT WILL TO LIFE, BUT - SO I TEACH YOU - WILL TO POWER! 'THE LIVING CREATURE VALUES MANY THINGS HIGHER THAN LIFE ITSELF; YET OUT OF...

... THIS EVALUATION ITSELF SPEAKS - THE WILL TO POWER!' TRULY, I SAY TO YOU: UNCHANGING GOOD AND EVIL DOES NOT EXIST! FROM OUT OF THEMSELVES THEY MUST OVERCOME THEMSELVES AGAIN AND AGAIN. YOU EXERT POWER WITH YOUR VALUES AND DOCTRINES OF GOOD AND EVIL, YOU ASSESSORS OF VALUES; AND THIS IS YOUR HIDDEN LOVE AND THE GLITTERING, TREMBLING, AND OVERFLOWING OF YOUR SOULS. BUT A MIGHTIER POWER AND A NEW...

... have to destroy lower values. If you want to create better houses, you will have to destroy the old ones. The real creator is almost always a destroyer. He is saying it because he is destroying old values, and he is creating a new value. The new value is will to power. For that new value everything else can be sacrificed. Even life, even all your concepts of good and evil, your morality, your...

... religion, your philosophy - nothing matters. The superman has only one religion: the religion of the will to power. ... THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA. Okay, Maneesha? Yes, Osho. Generated by PreciseInfo ™ ...
... intervals will be less. Finally a moment of explosion will come from which there is no escape. Question: CAN THIS HAPPEN THROUGH WILL POWER? Will is power; energy. There is no such thing as 'will power'. Will is power, will is energy. But by 'will' I mean the whole: Those who use the term 'will power' use it in a psychic sense. They use it to mean the power of concentration. I am not using the term in...

... that sense. To me, 'will' means the whole. So only God is will. We are never will; we are just desires. Will is power, without desire. It is power with no movement or, with an inner movement. It is power without direction: directionless, dimensionless. When we say, "God is power," it does not mean that God is powerful. It means: God-power. God is the energY of the whole, the power of the...

... whole. So when I say 'will power', it does not mean that will has power. Will is power - it is energy. You can only attain it when you have lost yourself. While you are there, desire will be there. Your power will come from your desires. It will be created by concentration, by narrowing, by exclusion. Then you will have moments of powerlessness also. Your potency will exist in opposition to impotency...

... so it will come and go. But when will comes, nothing goes. Everything is. Even passivity is powerful, even impotence becomes potency. That is why the word tao is better then the word 'will' and better than the word dharma. Tao is both death and life, both darkness and light, both potency and impotency. Only then does power become absolute. 'Will power', as it is ordinarily used, only means that...

... power that is created by conflict, created by concentration. This is not power. It is just creating a conflict within you, and making one part of your mind in control of the other parts. A subtle energy, a subtle force, is created. You can use it, but then moments of depression, of powerlessness, will follow. When there is no direction that you have to move toward, when you have no desires, you are...

... power, you are energy, you are life. Then you exist without any shadows, without being followed by the opposite. That Is why it is said that God is shadowless. He IS, but there is nothing opposite to him that casts a shadow on him. Generated by PreciseInfo ™ ...
.... Length: N.A. BELOVED OSHO, PRESENT AWARENESS AND COMPARATIVE AWARENESS. YEN T'OU SAID, "IN THE FUTURE, IF YOU WANT TO PROPAGATE THE GREAT TEACHING, IT MUST FLOW OUT POINT BY POINT FROM WITHIN YOUR OWN BREAST TO COVER HEAVEN AND EARTH: ONLY THEN WILL IT BE THE ACTION OF A MAN OF POWER." THAT WHICH FLOWS OUT FROM ONE'S OWN BREAST, AS HE CALLS IT, IS ONE'S OWN BEGINNINGLESS PRESENT AWARENESS...

.... We are watching the birth of a great buddha, the great awakened one. The first sutra: YEN T'OU SAID, "IN THE FUTURE, IF YOU WANT TO PROPAGATE THE GREAT TEACHING, IT MUST FLOW OUT POINT BY POINT FROM WITHIN YOUR OWN BREAST TO COVER HEAVEN AND EARTH: ONLY THEN WILL IT BE THE ACTION OF A MAN OF POWER." Yen T'ou is saying that not only is your heart full, it will be so full that it starts...

... ready so that the seed of enlightenment can be sown. The teaching is just a rational approach to existence, and the great teaching is an experiential approach to existence. "... TO PROPAGATE THE GREAT TEACHING, IT MUST FLOW OUT POINT BY POINT FROM WITHIN YOUR OWN BREAST TO COVER HEAVEN AND EARTH: ONLY THEN WILL IT BE THE ACTION OF A MAN OF POWER." So much is condensed in this small quotation...

... winds? It happens spontaneously. It is something absolutely natural. Once your heart has become a roseflower and has opened its buds, then the fragrance starts reaching in all directions. This is the right way of sending messages to those who are worthy of receiving them, and only then will it be the action of a man of power. This has to be understood. Ordinarily you think a man of power must be a...

... president of a country, or a prime minister, or a great general, or a man like Alexander the Great. Your idea of power is always power over others; it is inhuman and ugly from the very start. Nobody has the right to have power over anybody else -- neither the husband over the wife, nor the parents over their children, nor any politician over the people. Freedom is our most fundamental right, so that kind...

... of power has to disappear from the world. That power has created thousands of wars, and that power has been our undoing. Man has not been able to use this time for his evolution, for a better earth, for a more human society, without demarcations of nations, religions, political ideologies. All our energy goes into such stupidities! Killing each other seems to be the main purpose of man's being on...

... more insane? All these energies can make this earth a paradise, but they are making it only a battlefield. This meaning of power is not the same meaning as when Yen T'ou uses the word 'power'. In the East we have used the word power -- not over others, but over oneself. Conquering your own unconquered areas of consciousness, bringing your potential to its total flowering, will make you immensely...

... powerful -- not over anybody, but just a source of power on your own accord. Power over others is very impotent: just put the president of any country down from his seat, and all power disappears. What kind of world is this? -- where chairs are powerful, where chairs are more important than man, where chairs make man powerful, not vice-versa. What will Ronald Reagan be without being a president? -- just...

... a senile fellow. What is Richard Nixon? Who cares whether he is alive or dead? It happened before the Russian Revolution that a man named Kerensky was the prime minister of Russia -- a great power. While the revolution was happening he escaped from Russia, and people remained concerned about what happened to him. Perhaps he had been killed -- because no footprints could be found, no sign of where...

... he had disappeared to. He simply disappeared into thin air. It was found in 1960 -- almost half a century after the revolution -- that he was running a grocery store in New York. Of course, under disguise; he was not telling anybody that he had been one of the most powerful men in the world. Strange ... but the mystics know of a different kind of power. Wherever the mystic sits, that place becomes...

... holy, that place becomes full of power. The mystic's power is not dependent on any votes, it is not dependent on any chair, it is not dependent on any post. The mystic's power is his own, it is not borrowed. Every president and every prime minister is just a beggar, begging for votes. I have heard about an American politician who was campaigning for his election. He knocked on a door, and he started...

... kissing every child -- and there were at least twenty children with running noses, but one has to tolerate everything if one wants power. He was feeling very much disgusted with the whole affair, but he was smiling -- just like the Jimmy Carter smile. Have you heard anything about Jimmy Carter's smile? It has disappeared. I have seen his latest photographs, and only one thing is missing -- that smile...

... one has to tolerate ...! These beggars become very powerful once they are in the post, but their power is very ugly, inhuman, and brutal. The power of a mystic has a totally different quality, and a different dimension. His power is not dependent on anybody else. His power is not the power of a beggar; his power is the power of an emperor. His power arises within his own being. He becomes a radiant...

... star. All mystics are men of great power. To be in contact with them is enough to be thrilled, to be thrilled about the unknown possibilities of your own being. Just to be in the presence of a man of truth is enough; no argument is needed to convince you -- his presence is the argument, and his power is the convincing force. One great Christian missionary, Stanley Jones, used to stay with me whenever...

... he was passing through the place where I was living. He has written beautiful books and he used to give beautiful sermons. Once I told him, "You spoke so beautifully! You were using the same words as Jesus ... but I don't see the power behind them, they are just old gramophone records. The words are the same, but the man behind the words is not the same. You use every effort to make your...

... message emphatic, but you don't have the power." He was a very sincere man, and he said, "Perhaps you are right." I said, "Not perhaps, I am right. If you had that power, which Jesus had, you would already have been crucified. It is hilarious that you hang a golden cross around your neck. Jesus did not hang a golden cross around his neck; his neck hung on a wooden cross, a cross so...

... better to be a Mohammedan. Just belong to a crowd ... because you don't have power, and a man of power stands alone like a lion roaring. He does not need to mix with a crowd. THAT WHICH FLOWS OUT FROM ONE'S OWN BREAST, AS HE CALLS IT, IS ONE'S OWN BEGINNINGLESS PRESENT AWARENESS ... What starts flowing, the moment you become aware of your awareness, which is beginningless and endless, which is eternity...

...." And the answer of Jesus is one of the most tremendous answers which has ever been given. He said, "I have been before Abraham was." Abraham is the oldest name in the genealogy of the Jews. "I was before Abraham was." This is a statement of power and self-realization. He is saying, "I am beginningless. Don't look at my body -- it may be young, but I am eternal."...

... ESTABLISHED IS REAL, THIS IS THE SO-CALLED "FLOWING OUT FROM WITHIN ONE'S OWN BREAST TO COVER HEAVEN AND EARTH." When you are established in truth, you will fill the whole cosmos with your truth, with your ecstasy, with your fragrance. And wherever there are people who are sensitive, they will start searching for the man who has attained the power, and whose words have become established. Now, you...

... included -- are trying to prevent them, still people are finding ways to come. Something is pulling them. Even if the whole world is against me, it does not matter. The people who have a little sensibility, sensitivity, towards higher states of consciousness are bound to come here. This is the power Ta Hui is talking about. I don't have any power in the ordinary sense, but I have a power within myself. I...

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