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Pain, Awareness and Guilt

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by Osho

This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That’s where people go on missing…. This pain is just to make you more alert — because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don’t become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your man leaves you alone — those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that man so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day he is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.

Also, drop guilt!  —  because to be guilty is to live in hell. Not being guilty, you will have the freshness of dewdrops in the early morning sun, you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake, you will have the freshness of the stars in the night. Once guilt disappears you will have a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant. You will have a dance to your feet and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.

~OSHO

A Way to Increase Effectiveness when Studying

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The article below is about increasing your ability to comprehend by using a technique called word clearing. I studied for a short time some of the courses offered at the Church of Scientology. One of their courses was How to Gain More Comprehension through Word Clearing. Of all the courses I studied, this was the one that I have used the most.  It certainly does work, although, if the person who has written an article or dialogue hasn’t explained themselves very well, then word clearing isn’t going to make it any easier to understand what they are trying to convey.  However, if the misunderstanding is due to not being able to understand the meaning of the words used in the article or dialogue, then word clearing is very useful indeed. Continue reading