Osho - Life should not be taken as Work but as Play


Osho - Deva means divine, vilas means play; divine play. And that is one of the most fundamental secrets of the eastern teachings -- that life should not be taken as work but as play.

God has not created the world... because the word 'creation' seems to be too serious -- he is playing. It is his leela, his play. The eastern concept is very simple, non-serious, more joyous... closer to the great beauty that surrounds -- the flowers, the birds, the rivers, the ocean. Everything seems to be in tremendous play.

And god is not doing something -- it is a game... it is hide and seek. Once you take life as a play the total concept changes. Then the anxiety, the tension of reaching somewhere, is dropped.... There is nowhere to arrive. Life is not going anywhere -- it is simply here. There is no goal. It is not goal-oriented -- each moment is the goal.

The journey is the goal, and each moment is of tremendous celebration. There is no need to wait for tomorrow -- that tomorrow we will celebrate... when we have become buddhas or christs then we will celebrate -- no! Then you will never celebrate. Each moment we have to celebrate... as if we are buddhas already. In the beginning it is'as if, but soon you realise that it is not an'as if -- it is a reality. We have not recognised ourselves as we are.

'Deva vilas' means to take life as fun... divine fun, a beautiful joke! Theologians are very serious people, and seriousness is an illness -- it is a sort of neurosis. More laughter is needed, more humour is needed.
And I am trying to create here a totally new kind of religion -- where laughter is not against prayer. You can laugh and pray together. Your laughter can become prayer -- your prayer can become laughter. Then -- only then -- does each moment become luminous, glorious. Then a splendour enters your life... from very small things.

Eating can become a sacrament and taking a bath can be meditation. Just going for a morning walk is incredibly holy! And there is no need to go to the church or to the temple, because the whole existence is his temple. and there is no need to be against your body, or anti-life in any way, because your body is his temple -- he is hiding here. A great life-affirmation arises.

Serious people become negative. Serious people become so much obsessed with god that they are ready to sacrifice life for it -- but god is in life! He is as much immanent as he is transcendent. He is in life -- of course he is more than life, too, but the way goes through life. He is in love -- he is more than love too, but the way goes through love. It does not go against life, it does not go against love. So a great affirmation is needed.

.... Make yourself less serious. Think less, feel more. Do less, dance more. Act less, play more. Acting will do, but to act is not good. And once this is understood, things start changing.


Source - Osho Book "The Buddha Disease"

 

Namaste!

Eli

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Comment by Natasha on November 8, 2011 at 6:35pm

Oh how funny!  That's really made me chuckle!  Mark you are so funny!

 

Comment by Manju on November 8, 2011 at 5:02pm
I came from Sirius actually, and siriusly got sirius on trying not to be siriusly sirius!!!
Namaste!!
Comment by Mark Seebach on November 8, 2011 at 3:50pm
Guess your not from Sirius......lol......siriusly......lol.....not...... Namaste
Comment by Manju on November 8, 2011 at 1:30pm

You are welcome Natasha! Thank you too, much blessings on your activities!

Peace and Prosperity to you in all levels!

Comment by Natasha on November 8, 2011 at 9:09am

Thank you Eli, thank you!  Once again your synchronization is perfect!  I miss having the time to be on here but stealing my lunch break to glimpse this little treasure was magic today!  Thank you and much love to you friend.

Comment by RaK on November 7, 2011 at 10:02pm
hey I saw you called I was on the phone... can we talk over the skype, or do you wish to call..I am always afraid to call at someone's house  when they are having dinner!

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