SUMMARY - First in the Morning - Osho

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  • True love is unlimited, formless and all-encompassing. What most people call love is limited, possessive, and based on conditions.

  • Love needs to be developed through exploration and practice. It is a skill that anyone can learn, unlike talents which only some possess.

  • Fear and love are two opposing ways of living. Fear brings death while love brings life. One must choose to live through love, not fear.

  • Everyone has the potential for enlightened, unlimited love. But one must discard limited forms of love which bring misery rather than bliss.

  • There are levels of human energy - sex, respect, affection, friendliness, love, and prayer. Spiritual growth means moving energy upward through these levels. Antagonism blocks this growth.

  • Love is to the soul as breathing is to the body. Love brings the soul to life in the same way that breathing sustains the body. Loving everything unconditionally is a sign of enlightenment.

  • Love and prayer refer to the same energetic state - one of unity with and openness to existence. In this state, there are no boundaries between the lover, the loved and the act of loving.

  • The key message is about realizing one's full potential for unlimited, unconditional love - a love which embraces all of existence. This realization brings bliss, enlightenment and union with the divine.

  • The passages aim to inspire the reader to embark on this journey of self-realization through love. But one must be wary of inferior forms of love which bring suffering rather than bliss. True love is recognizable by its unlimited and egoless nature.

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  • We cling to the known and fear the unknown, making life stagnant. But life is a journey into the unknown. Realizing our immortality frees us from fear.

  • Meditation helps us know our true self and turns life into a celebration. We should meditate regularly to see our inner light.

  • Each being is unique. Accept and be yourself. Imitating others leads to misery. Bliss comes from authenticity.

  • God is infinite, surrounding everything. Losing our boundaries allows us to feel God's presence. God is not a person but existence itself.

  • The spiritual path needs support from a master. Though the goal seems far, patience leads us there.

  • Intelligence grows through challenge, not comfort. The mediocre follow others; the intelligent follow their light. Meditation sharpens intelligence and brings us closer to existence.

  • Life seems like a nightmare until we wake up. We need not solve problems, just wake up.

  • Asking gets nothing. Gratitude gets everything. Feel grateful for all existence has given. See even suffering as a blessing, helping us grow.

  • Worship nature. Feel God's presence in it. This merges us with the divine.

  • Existence cares for all. Feel immense gratitude for life's gift. More gifts come from gratitude.

  • Live as if in paradise, then enter paradise. Become alert, sensitive, harmonious. Experience joy and become one with existence.

  • Beauty radiates within. Discover your inner beauty. Share joy, song, love and friendliness freely. Give wholeheartedly. Life becomes a dance. There is no birth or death, just eternal recurrence.

  • Opportunity to know your true self. Do not waste it seeking money, power or fame. Seek your inner world.

  • Ask nothing from existence. Be grateful for what you have. You receive all existence.

  • In gratefulness, become worthy. Ask and miss the chance. Receive through gratitude, not asking.

  • Flow with life, do not cling to the known. Realize immortality and be free of fear. Turn inward to see the light. Accept yourself. Lose boundaries to feel infinite. Path needs support. Challenge brings intelligence. Wake from the nightmare by solving no problems. Gratitude gets all. Worship nature and feel God. Care for all with gratitude. Paradise comes from harmony. Share freely. Opportunity within. Do not waste on surface gains. Ask nothing, receive all in gratitude. Grateful, become worthy. Flow, realize eternity, turn inward, accept self, lose bounds, supported path, challenge intelligence, wake by solving naught, gratitude gains all, nature as God, care through thanks, paradise in harmony, share freely, within opportunity, surface wastes, ask naught gain all, gratitude worth.

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  • We all have immense potential and wisdom within us, but we lose sight of this while chasing mundane goals and knowledge. We must unlearn what we have learned and allow our inner wisdom to emerge.

  • Meditation means sitting silently with yourself and being open to your inner self. This opens you not just to yourself but to existence itself. Without this, life remains empty.

  • Knowledge from outside is cheap and plentiful. Inner knowing comes from purification and seeing for yourself. It transforms you. Meditation releases your inner wisdom.

  • We each have infinite beauty within, like a star. Meditation lets us reach this light through the darkness. Knowing this inner flame is knowing the divine. The journey is hard but worthy.

  • Love needs courage to drop the ego. Only then does love flow. The ego blocks love's flow. Dropping ego finds our real self.

  • Losing ego-self finds real self. Ego dies for divine birth. This is spiritual alchemy's paradox.

  • Ego gives false identity and misery. Real identity is eternal bliss. Have courage to lose ego.

  • Follow your heart, not crowds. Heart knows the inner treasure. Crowds live in darkness. Follow your inner voice.

  • Life becomes blessing with tenderness, love and compassion. Lacking these blocks the divine in life. Develop heart, drop head.

  • Splitting life into ordinary and spiritual creates split in us. Life is whole; nothing needs rejection, but transformation through love, joy and bliss.

  • Change is constant; clinging gives misery. Accept change; don't cling.

  • We have immense potential, like birds, but live in self-made cages through clinging to ideologies, religion, etc. Free yourself; experience freedom.

  • True freedom comes from accepting responsibility, good and bad. Transcending good/bad gives freedom and enlightenment.

  • The human brain evolved over millions of years but can't become aware or meditative. Avoid becoming an 'automaton'. Become aware.

  • Becoming aware opens us to existence and the present moment, leading to creativity, intensity and insight. Awareness, not knowledge, is the real treasure.

  • All, including humans and computers, are part of the whole. Don't feel superior. Have a sense of belonging to the whole.

  • Life can be sheer joy if we are in the present, not clinging to past or future. This is what meditation and mindfulness offer.

  • Courage is the greatest religious quality. Without courage, you cannot attain truth, love, trust or inquire into reality.

  • Traditional religion taught fear of God, hell, punishment. But love arises from fearlessness, not fear.

  • True courage is dropping the known each moment. The courageous leave familiar shores and voyage into the unknown. This brings miracles, wisdom and bliss.

  • Most lack courage and cling to the known out of fear, preventing realizing potential and celebrating life. Courage makes one authentic, free and egoless.

  • Have courage to move from known to unknown to unknowable--which is existence itself. This brings excitement, ecstasy and enlightenment.

  • Follow your inner voice, not the crowd. Have courage to be yourself. That alone gives freedom and truth. Be wholehearted; be one with the infinite.

  • Mysticism focuses on finding bliss, which leads to God. It has no beliefs and is an open inquiry into truth and existence. Anyone can be a mystic.

  • Religion depends on beliefs. Mysticism depends on experience. Mystics seek bliss consciously. Others unconsciously seek bliss. Seeking consciously lets mystics achieve bliss.

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  • Bliss, joy and gratitude arise from living in the present moment, being authentic and achieving inner harmony. This leads to creativity, laughter, cheerfulness and an ability to find the divine in small things.

  • One should not cling to the past or future but realize life is a gift to be experienced now. Each moment and each breath is infinitely valuable. Appreciating this leads to contentment and bliss.

  • True freedom comes from overcoming fear and insecurity. One should live dangerously by dropping attachments and exploring the unknown. This intensity of living leads to knowing truth.

  • We all carry infinite glory and potential within that can only be released through spiritual awakening. Very few achieve this but even one awakened person can change the world. Identification with the material world keeps us trapped.

  • All of existence is interconnected. Understanding one part leads to understanding the whole. But this is only truly seen by mystics and poets who are rooted in the heart, not the mind.

  • Life is an opportunity to express one’s authentic self and message. By removing negative qualities like greed and fear, one can grow positive qualities and offer something to existence. But this requires effort and work.

  • Appearances are deceptive. One must look within to find truth and see the essence of a person. An ordinary looking person may have an extraordinary soul. Judging by outward qualities is superficial.

  • One should take life lightly and not too seriously. With laughter and celebration, one can more easily experience the divine. The early morning is a magical time to feel grace and aliveness.

  • The inner music is always playing but drowned out by the noisy mind. Dropping thoughts allows one to hear this wordless music which helps one transcend. Only those rooted in the heart can hear it.

  • Life is lived most passionately by living fearlessly. Security and safety are lifeless whereas intensity of living, even for a moment, is truly living. This passion sharpens one’s mind and intelligence.

  • Each person has a truth to express which leads to contentment when shared. We have always existed in different forms. Understanding timelessness leads to bliss.

  • Green symbolizes life, freshness and new beginnings. Religions have suppressed this life in people. Blossoming allows one to be content and never sad. Harsh energies can be transformed through meditation into peaceful ones.

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• Find inner peace by transcending desires and living fully in the present moment. True freedom comes from within, not outside circumstances.

• Awakening requires conscious effort. Although all have the potential, few achieve it. The awakened person lives with detachment, love and inner freedom regardless of surroundings.

• Silence the mind through meditation to know truth and attain freedom. Words and ideologies obscure truth. True religion transforms from within.

• Life becomes simple, harmonious and blissful when shifting from unconsciousness to consciousness. One becomes integrated, aware and alert.

• As unconscious territory becomes conscious, one spiritually blooms. This flowering is enlightenment - eternal and infinite. Our consciousness must expand as the unconscious shrinks.

• Humanity is evolving to a higher consciousness. Old religions are too narrow. A new flowering is possible through radical inner transformation.

• Find fulfillment through oneness with existence. Separation creates lack. Well-being comes from containing the whole existence within.

• Creativity arises from inner bliss. Uncreative people are bored and boring. Do inspiring things and share your creativity. Follow your inner light.

• Knowing ecstasy means fulfilling your potential and enriching the world. It comes from silencing the mind to allow truth to flow through you.

• There are two worlds: outer and inner. Exploring the inner world leads to enlightenment. What's inside reflects outside. Becoming aware transforms cruelty into compassion.

• Truth appears distorted in ordinary consciousness but manifests radiantly in enlightened consciousness. Still the mind like a mirror to reflect truth.

• Feel unfulfilled until connecting with the divine within. Meditation creates inner space for existence's love. Understand rather than act. Be fearless.

• Surface desires disappear at your center. Acting from your center, function gracefully. Feel oceanic within though seeming a dewdrop outside. Resolve inferiority/superiority complexes.

• Live vertically in the now for freedom and wholeness. Growth brings adventure in overcoming fear and greed, which create heaven and hell. The religious live fearlessly and gratefully, enjoying each moment. Gratitude connects to the divine.

• Live in love and bliss, not greed and fear. Accept death. Meditate for inner grace. Rejoice in small things. Listen within. Be patient and committed to your spiritual path. Understand the discontented mind.

• Share your inner riches to make life ecstatic. True service brings joy to others through your own contentment, not conversion.

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Osho, a spiritual teacher,promoted integrating wisdom & science. “Zorba the Buddha” enjoys life & is serene. Osho developed "OSHO Active Meditations" for stress release. He wrote autobiographies. The OSHO Int'l Meditation Resort in India offers meditation,creativity, learning & celebration. Programs incorporate Osho's vision. Resort has organic vegetarian food & accommodations. Resources: OSHO.com, social media.

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