Namaskar & Hello to dear os.me family..
Once I read somewhere about achieving mastery that with consistent practice one can master any skill, subject or action.
And this reminds me of Swami Ji’s experiences of meditations for which he devoted and dedicated 1000s of hours and his life energies.
It seems like a simple law of nature- anybody who practices any action for long time can master it.
“A person can master any skill by consistent practice.”
I tried to elaborate it further more precisely- when we excel in any work we tend to do it and repeat it again and again. And that converts into habits.
It applies on both Good and Bad Habits. Good habits has only one plus point- that they are good and rewards us in physical, mental or other way.
But bad habits have one negative point that these can end us to death bed earlier, unfortunately.
Otherwise both kinds of habits are like dreams. When it ends we awake to reality and know more about our potential of awareness.
Thats why awareness is that much necessary during any Sadhana(mantra chanting, meditation etc.) and to reap fruits of grace fast.
This is the only my motive to spread the word of not forgetting awareness during Sadhana times. Especially for new practitioners who ignore things for comfort as I did in my beginning years.
I hope I have succeed in bringing a conclusion here. But If I failed, then let’s read this amazing story, which I listened in one of Osho’s Hindi pravachans.
Thank you so much for reading my words.🙏
He was sitting under a tree. One astrologer approached him — he was very puzzled, because he saw the footprints of the Buddha on the wet sand and he could not believe his eyes.
All the scriptures that he had been studying his whole life had been telling him about certain signs that exist in the feet of a man who rules the world – a chakravartin -a ruler of all the six continents, of the whole earth.
And he saw in the footprints in the wet sand on the riverbank all the symbols so clearly that he could not believe his eyes!
Either all his scriptures were wrong and he was wasting his life in astrology…otherwise, how was it possible on such a hot afternoon, in such a small, dirty village, a chakravartin would come and walk barefoot, on the burning hot sand?
He followed the footprints, just in search of the man to whom these footprints belonged.
He found the Buddha sitting under a tree. He was even more puzzled. The face was that of a chakravartin — the grace, the beauty, the power, the aura — but the man was a beggar, with a begging bowl!
The astrologer touched the feet of the Buddha and asked him.
Astrologer: “Who are you, sir? You have puzzled me. You should be a chakravartin, a world ruler. What are you doing here, sitting under this tree? Either all my astrology books are wrong, or I am hallucinating and you are not really there.”
Buddha: “Your books are absolutely right — but there is something which belongs to no category, not even to the category of a chakravartin. I am, but I am nobody in particular.”
Astrologer: “You are puzzling me more. How can you be without being anybody in particular? You must be a god who has come to visit the earth – I can see it in your eyes!”
Buddha: “I am not a god.”
Astrologer: “Then you must be a gandharva — a celestial musician.”
Buddha: “No, I am not a gandharva either.”
And the astrologer went on asking, “Then are you a king in disguise? Who are you? You can’t be an animal, you can’t be a tree, you can’t be a rock. Who exactly are you?”
And the answer the Buddha gave is of immense importance to understand.
He said, “I am just a Buddha — I am just awareness, and nothing else. I don’t belong to any category. Every category is an identification and I don’t have any identity.”
-OSHO (The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol-1)
Story Source: https://oshostories.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/buddhas-footprints/
Buddha’s Image: Artstation Pinterest