What about us?

“Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity” said once a Pakistani friend of mine, a woman who has lived in a country where peace is not something you find when you wake up, but something you need to search for deep in your heart and survival is far away from being a daily state of certainty. In countries like Pakistan life is a gift you appreciate with every breath you take. Life is a gift. Period. It does not matter which country you are from. It is a gift I appreciate every day of my life and I live in a peaceful country such as New Zealand, thanks God, where terrorism is almost considered unreal. Today I feel that the entire world is affected by a disease I call “heartlessness”. Everywhere people are dressed in uniforms of brutality (Bob Marley, Burnin’ and Lootin’). There is violence everywhere, because there is no peace in our hearts. There is no peace in our minds. There is no peace in our souls. Humanity is suffering. The earth is suffering – the trees, the birds, the ocean, the sky…Everything is crying. Everybody is dying. Are we blind? Are we depth? Are we senseless?

Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores
I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Hey, what about yesterday? What about us?
What about the seas? What about us?
The heavens are falling down? What about us?
I can’t even breathe? What about us?
What about apathy? What about us?
I need you? What about us?
What about nature’s worth
It’s our planet’s womb? What about us?
What about animals? What about it?
We’ve turned kingdoms to dust? What about us?
What about elephants? What about us?
Have we lost their trust? What about us?
What about crying whales? What about us?
We’re ravaging the seas? What about us?
What about forest trails?
Burnt despite our pleas? What about us?
What about the holy land? What about it?
Torn apart by creed? What about us?
What about the common man? What about us?
Can’t we set him free? What about us?
What about children dying? What about us?
Can’t you hear them cry? What about us?
Where did we go wrong
Someone tell me why? What about us?
What about babies?? What about it?
What about the days? What about us?
What about all their joy? What about us?
What about the man? What about us?
What about the crying man? What about us?
What about Abraham? What about us?
What about death again
Do we give a damn
Michael Jackson, Earth song

 

Bombing for peace is a farce!

Anyone who claims to bomb innocent civilians “for peace” is a terrorist, despite nationality, ethnicity and religion. This applies to Israelis who bomb innocent Palestinians, to Palestinians who are not bombing because they are Muslims, but because they are angry and desperate. A daughter who has seen her own mother losing her dignity and dying at checkpoints while giving birth will naturally blow herself up and consequently kill people. It is not a justifiable act, but it is understandable that you can simply lose your mind in that situation. And yes America, it applies to you as well. Don’t think that you get cleaned out of this dirty game you are a huge part of. You can’t combat terrorism while being a terrorist yourself. Or are your bombs which killed millions of people in Baghdad and Afghanistan “in the name of democracy and peace” justified? You claim you are defending your people. How can there be a defence without there being an attack? And we all know that 9/11 was a well planned “own goal” which on purpose spread dirt on Islam – a religion of peace, love and mercy. I am not defending Islam here. I am just telling some facts. Any religion is based on peace and love. No holy book speaks of killing people. So, to you too, dear people who claim to be Muslims. Being a Muslim is not just a name you can spit on. It is a way of life. You are just humans – imperfect while Islam is perfect. Carrying the name of Islam while hating is unislamic, “unspiritual” and inhuman. Islam means peace. To all those who bomb in the name of Allah – our creator – I’d like to say: I am sorry dude, but people who have a minimum of common sense and intelligence won’t swallow your pill. How can you be religious and at the same time bomb and kill people? And destroy creation? The name you carry is not honourd by you. You can’t be a Muslim and carry hate in your heart. I am a Muslim and I don’t even hate you. I feel compassion. I pray for all those families who lost their relatives in Boston last week. I pray for all those who are heavily injured and whose lives can never be the same like before. May you still find peace and love in challenging times and may you be rewarded for those feelings. I pray for those who kill in the name of peace. May you find the way to get to the deepest part of your soul and feel love for yourself first and then for your brothers and sisters on earth. Only then will there be peace on earth. I pray for all those families who lose their children in war or natural disasters every day. Those people whose pain is not mentioned in the media because “it is useless news while filling the newspaper with Boston news and blaming it on Islamic terrorists can change the people’s consciousness and can give us Americans the reason to continue the war against terrorism in Afghanistan”. Again I’d like to quote Bob Marley: “Until the philosophy that holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently abandoned and discredited there is war.”

Salaam,

Poetic Lyric

 

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it’s fine – don’t define

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This extract is in line with my poetic life – where there is no room for defining anything since the moment you define it is the moment you kill it, no room for any system, religion, dogma, criteria, category, subject.
In line with this extract I’d like to claim that rationality leads to mind-constructs and pain since it is limited. Irrationality is immense and vast. If you are irrational you are living without defining or labelling things. You are just SEEING existence. Not things!!! And everything is flowing like a river. And you are immersed. Touching the ocean and feeling every wave of it. You cannot name or define this feeling. You can only embrace it. Feel it. Live it. And you can write poems about it to transcend the feeling, “to open the window” as Osho says.
Life is poetry.

Enjoy the extract:

“Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Mohammedanism – these are only ideologies, dogmas, creeds; they are only cults. The true religion has no name, it cannot have any name. Buddha lived it, Jesus lived it – but remember, Jesus was not a Christian and Buddha was not a Buddhist, he had never heard of the word. The truly religious people have been simply religious, they have not been dogmatic. There are three hundred religions in the world – this is such an absurdity! If truth is one, how can there be three hundred religions? There is one science and three hundred religions?
If the science that is concerned with the objective truth is one, the religion is also one because it is concerned with the subjective truth, the other side of the truth. But that religion cannot have any name, it cannot have any ideology.
I teach only that religion. Hence if somebody asks you what my teaching is, in short, you will not be able to say – because I don’t teach principles, ideologies, dogmas, doctrines. I teach a religionless religion, I teach you the taste of it. I give you the method to become receptive to the divine. I don’t say anything about the divine, I simply tell you, “This is the window – open it and you will see the starry night.”
Now, that starry night is indefinable. Once you see it through the open window you will know it. Seeing is knowing – and seeing should be being too.
There should be no other belief.
So, my whole effort is existential, not intellectual at all. And the true religion is existential. It has always happened to only a few people and then disappears from the earth because the intellectuals immediately grab it and they start making beautiful ideologies out of it – neat and clean, logical. In that very effort they destroy its beauty. They create philosophies, and religion disappiers.
The pundit, the scholar, the theologian, is the enemy of religion.
So remember it: you are not getting initiated into a certain religion: you are getting initiated into just religiousness.
It is vast, immense, unbounded – it is like the whole sky.
Even the sky is not the limit, so open your wings without any fear. This whole existence belongs to us: this is our temple, this is our scripture. Less than that is man-made, manufactured by man. Where it is manufactured does not matter much – beware of manufactured religions so that you can know the true, which is not man-made. And it is available in the trees, in the mountains, in the rivers, in the stars – in you, in people that surround you – it is available.”

Reference

Osho (2000) “The Autobiography of a spiritually incorrect mystic”. New York: Osho International Foundation, p.172-173

 
To all the leaders or educators I have a few questions:

How can you teach religion without being religious?
How can you teach poetry without seeing the ocean, the trees, the flowers?
How can you teach language without speaking the language?
How can you be a mother without being a child?
How can you see the sky without flying?
How can you be without being?

In line with Osho’s extract – a divine expression of the soul.

Transcription of Akim Funk Buddha‘s lyric:

“I’m wonderin’ when the madness will end, cz it makes no sense.
dense times, stupid crimes.
you can go for yours and I can get mine.
everything was FINE before it was DEFINED.
following the leader – then you’ll always be behind.
are you blind? are YOU blind?”

Poetic Lyric

healing from within: the psychosomatic man

healing without medicine
People link healing to medicine, a science which treats the human being as a machine rather than as a being. A human being is a being and not a machine. That’s why medicine has failed. This, however, is not the only reason. Medicine has also failed because it treats the symptom and not the patient. The painkiller or whatever chemical substance doctors prescribe only attenuate the pain. They disillusion the patient and make him unaware of the pain which still exists inside his soul and body rather than going to the source and finding out why the patient feels that way.

Healing happens without medicine.
Medicine creates more sickness.
It is poison.

Healing happens within.
Medication happens at the surface – outside the soul.

Medication “heals” the pain (outside).
Meditation heals the sickness (inside).

Healing needs to happen from within.
Through meditation.
Meditation is the only healing power.

I reject mainstream medicine (allopathy) because, as anything else, it is just another tool used by the system to control human beings and to make them numb, unaware, stupid and ignorant. Today, people don’t need to take drugs anymore in order to be numb. The system is making sure that numbness becomes the status of the human being in every day life.
The system is using its knowledge or science and is presenting it so well to us. They use discourse power, manipulative words. They talk about the development of modernity or the development of science as if it is something to celebrate. And people follow. They drink too much of the “development” bottle which contains a bad virus. So, they end up believing that today we are living in a developed and advanced world thanks to the technological and scientific advancements in the medical field, which apparently contributed to a high decrease of the mortality rate in the “developed” countries and an increase in longevity.
If we are really so developed then why is humanity suffering so much? Why do people get cancer, headaches, etc? These are all diseases or pains that are unknown in most Southern countries. My grandmother who lives in a village and who has always lived simple and natural, has never experienced all these pains and when she feels some sort of pain then she heals herself with herbs or meditation. This way is what today is know as “indigenous knowledge” and which is not considered a developed science. The only result is that my grandmother is healed and those who live a modern metropolitan life are filled with chemical pills and painkillers in order to “heal”. Who is the developed one now, my granny or the “system people”?
The truth is that we all possess healing power. It lies within us. We have only forgotten it and are too taken by the “developments” of modern science. Of course, the system, does not like people like me – people who are here to reawaken our lost truth, our own healing power.

I have always been cleaned and never taken any sort of medicine.
I am so grateful to my mum who decided to heal me naturally when I had fiver at 40 degrees. She strengthened my immune system so much that my body reproduces anti-corps without any effort.
A healed person, however, is not a person who combats his sickness, but a person who remains healthy and healed. Healing, therefore, is a natural state of the human being who by nature was born conscious and aware. An aware person goes deep into his soul and knows exactly what is happening to him right from the start of his existence. An aware person does not need a doctor because he will always be healthy and healed. Being healthy is our nature.
Those who have forgotten about their beautiful nature can find their path and get their healing power back.
They need to go from medication to mediation, like Osho says.

doctors are not healers
In line with this I’d like to outline the difference between a doctor and a healer, in case you are convinced that a doctor is a healer.

Doctors cure the patient after he has fallen sick.
Healers maintain the patient healthy.

Doctors make you unaware of the pain without killing it. As a result, the disease will remain and properly spread, but you won’t notice it at the moment only.
Healers show you the way of meditation through which you see the root of the pain and are able to destroy it.

Doctors are doers.
Healers are non-doers.

For example, aspirin represses – anger remains hidden inside you, violence goes on raging inside you. You only keep the alarm shut, that’s all. Nothing changes, only the alarm is no longer there. This goes on and on, and it becomes more and more accumulated. It may give you cancer.
Real health needs to happen somewhere inside you, in your subjectivity, in your consciousness, because consciousness knows no birth, no death. It is eternal. And to be healthy in consciousness means: first, to be awake; second, to be harmonious; third, to be ecstatic, and forth, to be compassionate (Osho 1994, 29-34).

our wholeness
I agree with Osho according to who Western science has viewed man as a separate unit. Man, however, is an organic unity who needs not only the treatment of the part that is sick. The sick part is only the symptom that the whole organism is going through difficulties. The sick part is only showing it because it is the weakest. If you treat the sick part only, the disease will still remain since the sick part is just a part of the wholeness (Osho 1994, 35).
Western medicine ignores the soul of the man.
Man is soul – mind and spirit in a body.
Man is psychosomatic.
“Western medicine does not accept that there is any subject in you. It only accepts your body; it does not accept you (Osho 1994, 37).
Sickness is objective and the feeling of well-being is subjective. Therefore, there cannot be one unique medicine that cures the same sickness in different patients since the result will be different.
The illness is the same in every human being, for instance, let’s say it is cancer, while the source of this illness is different in every human being- it can be anger, feelings of rejection, oppression, repression, etc. All these feelings have a different nature, but the same result: cancer.
Cancer, therefore, cannot be prevented or healed through medicine (objectivity), but through meditation (subjectivity).

fragmenting our wholeness is the cause of all diseases
It is worth noticing how the system actually produces the virus (religions, doctrines, rules, etc) in order to classify people and give them certain rules they need to obey to. At the same time it produces the antivirus, namely the medicine to “cure” the people from their sickness. Pay attention: religions, for instance, or any other doctrine, are just labels full of rules which ought to be followed by the people. How can the people follow rules if they are wild by nature and will therefore, sooner or later, reject their own religion?
Sooner or later people will realize that they can actually not fit into the box they have chosen or were given on the day they were born. So, they start rebelling or struggling inside. The system and any other outer body (family, school etc) will make them feel guilty and convince them that they are not good people, that they are not behaving well or according to the criteria of a good human being. This manipulation has a strong impact on the psyche and consciousness of a human being. It drives him crazy, insane. This madness is the pain that he will feel and which the doctor wants to “cure” with medicine, namely another substance that comes from the outside rather than making him focus on the inside. The truth is that doctors are members of the system. They have no intention of making thier patient focus on their inside. That’s why medicine is considered the best means to “cure” people. In reality, however, medicine has failed. Medicine is the outer substance. Meditation is the inner substance. Inner pain can only be healed inside, within.

health is the presence of health
Health is NOT the absence of sickness, but a state of well-being.
Health has nothing to do with sickness. So, why is mainstream interfering again and giving it a negative connotation?
Again, I’d like to invite people to pay attention to discourse and the way the system manipulates society with the use of words. It’s a strategic and well organized game they are playing.
Making humanity sick is their benefit. It is the interest of capitalism.
If everyone knew this secret, capitalism would not survive since there would be no need for medicine, doctors, science, etc.
The system wants to hypnotize us. By following the system we are deviated from our own truth, our own power of existence. We have lost this wisdom which lies inside of us and is now covered with all the layers or concepts constructed by the system.

being healthy rather than becoming healthy
As Confucius says, everybody should pay the doctor for keeping him healthy, not for curing him. If he falls sick, then the expenses go on the doctor; the medicines and all the expenses – and his salary will be cut too because he has not been taking care of the man (Osho 1994, 34).
We are doing exactly the opposite. We are paying doctors for “curing” us with medicine or poison.
“You treat one disease, but you treat it with poison: the disease will be gone but the poison will be left in the system. It is a fact and proof that man will be able to live at least three hundred years; that is a scientific estimate. His body has the possibility to go on renewing itself for three hundred years. So, whatever we have been doing is basically wrong because man dies at seventy (Osho 1994, 39).

communicate to the energy
Gregg Braden gives us a very detailed explanation of how our energy works in the Divine Matrix.
The Divine Matrix is the energy field which surrounds us, and to which we can talk through the vibrations of our heart. These vibrations are feelings which emanate a certain energy. This energy has a profound impact on the Divine Matrix and therefore determines our life, moment, experience.
The ability to talk or communicate to the Divine Matrix is innate and everybody has it.
The system or the Matrix (referring to the movie The Matrix) surrounds us and has raped our consciousness. People’s consciousness has been violated so much that people have just forgotten how to talk to this energy field.
The synchronicity between our energy and the outer energy or Divine Matrix is our healing power.
Learning how to talk to this energy field determines our health and well-being.

numbing consciousness
Malcolm X speaks the truth in his speech “message to the grassroots”. Here he explains the difference between the house Negro and the field Negro. He highlights man’s numb consciousness. He goes deeper into the topic and uses a metaphor which depicts the wider picture of man in our society. Malcolm is referring to Afroamericans living in America who were kept under control. His speech applies to the entire humanity today. We are all filed Negroes today, no matter what colour our skin is. The system (religious uncle Toms) is controlling us. It is controlling our consciousness. We are on a roller coaster. Like Malcolm X says, we suffer peacefully. It is like when the dentist is going to pull your teeth out and your pain is attenuated through anaesthetic (Novocaine). You are bleeding everywhere. Yet, you are told to suffer peacefully.

“You bleed when the white man says bleed. You bite when the white man says bite. You bark when the white man says bark. If violence is wrong in America, then violence is wrong abroad.” -Malcolm X


Reference

Osho 1994, From Medication to Meditation, The Random House Group Limited, England.

Poetic Lyric