“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the Soul.”
Existence has no language… and if you depend on the language there can be no communication with existence. Existence is a mystery, you cannot interpret it. If you interpret, you miss it. Existence can be lived, but not thought about. It is more like poetry, less like philosophy. It is a sign, it is a door. It shows, but it says nothing.
That’s why, through the mind, there is no approach to existence. If you think about it, you can go on thinking and thinking, about and about, but you will never reach it — because it is precisely thinking that is the barrier.
Look! See! Feel! Touch! — you will be nearer. But don’t think. The moment thinking enters, you are thrown off the track — then you live in a private world. Thinking is a private world; it belongs to you. Then you are enclosed, encapsulated, imprisoned within yourself.
Nonthinking, you are no more, you are enclosed no more. Nonthinking, you open, you become porous; existence flows in you and you flow into existence.
But the tendency of the mind is to interpret. Before you see something you have already interpreted it. You hear me: even before I have said anything you are already thinking about it.
That’s how listening becomes impossible. You will have to learn to listen. Listening means you are open, vulnerable, receptive, but you are not in any way thinking. Thinking is a positive action. Listening is passivity: you become like a valley and receive; you become like a womb and you receive. If you can listen, then nature speaks — but it is not a language.
Nature doesn’t use words. Then what does nature use? Says Heraclitus, it uses signs. A flower is there: what is the sign in it? It is not saying anything, but can you say it is not saying anything really? It is saying much, but it is not using any words — a wordless message.
To hear the wordless you will have to become wordless, because only the same can hear the same, only the same can relate to the same.
Sitting by a flower, don’t be a man, be a flower. Sitting by the tree, don’t be a man, be a tree. Taking a bath in a river, don’t be a man, be a river. And then millions of signs are given to you. And it is not a communication — it is a communion. Then nature speaks, speaks in thousands of tongues, but not in language. It speaks through millions of directions, but you cannot consult a dictionary about it and you cannot ask a philosopher what it means. The moment you start thinking what it means you are already on the path of going astray.
Somebody who had come to visit Picasso, a very learned man, a critic, he looked at Picasso’s paintings and then he said, “They look beautiful, but what do they mean? For example this painting” — the painting just before which they were standing — “what does it mean?”
Picasso shrugged his shoulders and said, “Look outside the window — what does this tree mean? And that bird who is singing? And what is the meaning of the sun rising? And if this whole exists without meaning anything, why can’t my painting exist without any meaning?”
Why do you ask what it means? You want to interpret it. You want to give it a linguistic pattern. You want to communicate, not commune. No, it doesn’t mean anything. It is there in its total glory. It is a meaning but it doesn’t mean anything. The meaning is existential. Look, watch, feel, move into it; allow it to move into you — but don’t ask questions. If you ask questions, enter a university — you cannot enter the universe. If you want to enter the universe, don’t ask… there is nobody to reply to you. You will have a totally different quality of being; only then will you be in contact with it.
NATURE LOVES TO HIDE
It is beautiful that nature loves to hide. Nature is NOT an exhibitionist. Nature is not an exhibitionist. The expression that is all the foliage is just a way to hide. In a flower, God is hiding in a subtle way. If you simply see the flower you will miss.
One English poet, Tennyson, has said, and said absolutely rightly, “If I can understand a flower in its totality, I will understand God.” He is right! If you can understand a pebble on the shore in its totality you will understand God, because these are all hiding-places. A flower is a hiding-place. A pebble is also a hiding-place. He is hiding everywhere — millions of forms.
Wherever you are, he is there in all the forms around you. Any form can become a door. Once you have the readiness to enter, once you are not expecting, once you are not desiring, once you are not asking for something, projecting something, suddenly the door is open.
Frequency Music this week — 396 Hz | Feel The Energy Flow – The Sound of Emptiness & Silence | Ambient Meditation & Sleep Music — We all need the silence sometimes. Listen to the ambient marimba meditation music and find the true silence between the sounds of this divine instrument. The gentle strikes of a mallet with the long after-sound create the feel of true emptiness that we all struggle to find. This meditation music is based on 396 Hz tuning – the tone of the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra healing is very important for the free energy energy flow. It is impossible to work on higher chakras if the Root Chakra is not balanced. The 396 Hz Solfeggio frequency resonates with the Root Chakra and activates its vibrations. The meditation music facilitates the awakening process and serves as a spirit guide in your spiritual journey. The ambient music provides the true feel of the healing emptiness that you can feel with happiness, passion and love. The composition is over 8 hours long, so it is also perfect as a sleep music. The sleep frequency facilitates falling asleep with no overthinking and anxiety. This music is for you if you are battling insomnia. The magic sounds of ambient marimba sleep music provide anxiety relief and guilt relief and help you to fall into the deep sleep. Keep this sleep music on for the whole night at the comfortably low volume to enjoy the healthy sleep.
Thank You Osho