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Robin Williams (RIP) gifts the Daily Paul with sound advice.



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Enjoy your happy days

Enjoy your happy days forever, you brought lots to earth for us.

Thanks for the reminder!

And it reminded me of my own past: when I use to be a teacher I was often jumping on on my table.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Michael Nystrom's picture

telepathic, I like seeing you around here

You gave me an excellent book, that I still have not finished. In my mind, it is still open and waiting, even though it exists only on my Kindle. (In that respect, I am not a fan of Kindle. I still prefer real books.)

It is waiting. It is ripening. That is how I always think of my bookshelf, full of so many unread books. They're just waiting to ripen!

OSHO. What a man.

Is there a modern day OSHO?

He's the man.

Perhaps a Bookshelf is Like a Wine Cellar

If it is full of good books they will become more aromatic and nuanced during the years. But once in a while one needs to check out which ones have turned into vinegar. But even vinegar is not bad you can use to your next Bolognese Sauce. But then there is also a possibility that the books that you thought were not at all good wines have suddenly during the years found completely new aromatic dimensions.

I am so happy that Osho's book on Love is one of highlights of your Wine Cellar.

I truly don't know if there is any modern day Osho and to compete with "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ" as Tom Robbins called him is gonna be quite a challenge. But even there wouldn't be anybody comparable with Osho I would say that his books and videos, for example, in youtube are so manifold that it would need a life time to journey through them. Over 600 books to his name and thousands of hours of video recordings. If the book on Love is a true gem for you I can say that there are many more gems to be found among his other books as well. And then there is his true legacy which is all those meditation techniques (112 techniques in his book titled "The Book of Secrects"). If you were ever to buy this book I say don't buy it as a Kindle but as a real book. The only true teaching of Osho is meditation and one has to experiment with meditations to go deeper and deeper into the experience of emptiness/nothingness as fullness of life.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Secrets-Meditations-Discover/...

The talk about the meditations brings us to the real and true challenge which is to become oneself "Osho" or "Bhagwan" which means to become what Osho calls "a New Man". This great video about the New Man could be a great inspiration for all true seekers of DP:

http://youtu.be/Nny3faPluA8

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Thanks telepathic

This seems to be right up my alley. I love the wisdom of Jiddu Kristimurti and Osho looks to have many of the same atributes.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Dex,

I think that you will love Osho.

Jiddu Krishnamurti is very good and also Osho is a fan of Krishnamurti and I would say that Krishnamurti influenced in a deep manner Osho's path. Here is few quotes from Osho about Krishnamurti: http://oshopedia.blogspot.gr/2014/03/osho-on-j-krishnamurti....

But what Krishnamurti lacks according to Osho, and I can agree with him on this matter, is sense of humor. Krishnamurti is very serious and Osho, on the other hand, is completely non-serious and full of jokes. He is a spiritual playboy as spirituality for him is art of playfulness.

http://youtu.be/TsyVpN-fOUA

In no other spiritual teacher I have seen such a multi-dimensionality, that is, vastness. As Osho says of himself in this short clip titled "I am Vast, okay?":

http://youtu.be/awB4EWcOJXg

And finally one of my all time favorite Osho video's titled "With Meditation Life Will Be a Sheer Joy":

http://youtu.be/HHgNVRnkO88

Enjoy, Dex!

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Yes, there is. Look up...

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

"Don't just consider what the author thinks...

consider what you think!"

I only just recently found this gem that Robin Williams starred in. I was really surprised at what a good message the movie had about being an individual and finding your own way in life.

It dawned on me how I look at and perceive things differently post-awakening. I've re-watched movies and tv shows, re-listened to songs, and re-read books that I experienced when I was younger. They seem to contain entirely different messages.

Anyway, RIP Robin Williams. You made many good movies with good messages. Sad to see God-given talent thrown away.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Excellent advice!

Change perspectives, change places. See the world from a new perspective and the whole world suddenly changes.

Bonne chance everyone!

He's the man.

and most importantly

"Be Original" in thought and being.

The best stuff DP has to offer is the stuff written from the heart and not necessarily the news links...

(fist bump Michael)

DEX

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Yay for DP commenters!

The best stuff DP has to offer is the stuff written from the heart and not necessarily the news links...

I was just thinking this very thought yesterday!

Links to news on the DP are always welcome in my opinion, but the well-articulated, logical, emotional and truly human responses found in the DP comments sections are a sampling of the best humanity has to offer in so many categories I'll just have to keep this comment as a generality - "Yay for DP commenters!"

Michael Nystrom's picture

Fist bump Dex

I'm with you on that.

He's the man.