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Being

â–¸ noun: the state or fact of existing.
â–¸ noun: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently.

"What, then, is the purpose of the entity's activity in the consciousness of mind, matter, spirit in the present? That it, the entity, may KNOW itself to BE itself and part of the Whole; not the Whole; not the Whole but one WITH the Whole; and thus retaining its individuality, knowing itself to be itself, yet one with the purposes of the First Cause that called it, the entity, into BEING into the awareness, into the consciousness of itself. That is the purpose, that is the cause of BEING." Cayce (826-11)

[A sannyasin says: I'm going home tomorrow, too.
I feel kind of afraid... of people that I want to resolve things with - family and friends. And I want to bring some of them back with me.]

Remember one thing: that there are things which, if you try to do them consciously, you will fail in. There are a few things that can be done only in a very indirect way, never directly.

For example, if you have seen something, tasted something, then it is very natural that you would like to share it with your friends, your family. But don't be too aggressive about it because that will become a barrier. In fact don't try to convince anybody about it. You simply go there and let them see what has happened to you, mm?

If you become too concerned about them you become nervous. If you are nervous you will become tense. If you become tense you may say that meditation gives silence, but your whole presence will show something else - that you are tense, nervous, anxious. It will be a self-defeating thing. Don't be worried about them.

If you can carry whatsoever you have felt, that's enough. Just enjoy in their presence. Let them see that you are smiling more, that you can laugh deeply. Let them see that you have become more tranquil and collected and calm. Let them see that you don't react so easily. Let them feel your being - and that will be their change. They will start asking what has happened. Then too, don't become too aggressive, because whenever you are aggressive the other becomes too defensive - that's natural. If you are not aggressive the other is defenceless - and it is easier to enter in a defenceless person. When he becomes defensive then he starts protecting, arguing, rationalising - and it is difficult, almost impossible. And particularly with people who have been intimately related to you - family and friends who have known you from your very childhood. They simply cannot believe that you have changed. That is too much for their egos. They have not changed in their whole lives - and you have suddenly changed Something must be wrong - either you have been hypnotised or you are befooling yourself or you have gone mad. First they will think about these things.

So don't be too concerned about anybody's conversion. Never be a missionary - that is one of the ugliest things a person can be. Just be yourself, but present yourself in a totally different dimension that they have not known before. And they will see it - it is something which cannot be hidden.

So simply go, loving, and be more loving, be more friendly, less argumentative. If they ask, then say something; but that too, never say with aggression. Say it with no effort to convert anybody; be humble and polite. Then you will see that a few friends are going to come - that's how many people come by and by. I never go outside this porch .
Carry the message of love - not in words, but in being.

Continue to meditate...
Osho

See Also

10.04 - The Aetheric state of Being and Mind
14.09 - Brintons Laws of Being
14.27 - Mind being Dominant is Creative
I Am
Laws of Being
The Laws of Being

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