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on November 1, 2012 with no comments
Posted By Deepak Jain
Happiness is part of unhappiness. That’s why happiness should not be the goal of your life, because if you want happiness you will have to remain unhappy. The unhappier you are, then only a few moments, few and far between, will be those of happiness.
The goal is not happiness, the goal is bliss. Don’t ask me, “What is happiness?” because that shows you are searching for happiness. If you have come here in search of happiness, you have come to the wrong place.
My effort here is to create bliss, not happiness. Happiness is worthless: it depends on unhappiness. Bliss is transcendence: one moves beyond the duality of being happy and unhappy. One watches both – happiness comes, one watches and does not become identified with it. One does not say, “I am happy. Peace – it is wonderful.” One simply watches, one says, “Yes, a white cloud passing.”
And then comes unhappiness, and one does not become unhappy either. One says, “A black cloud passing – I am the witness, the watcher.”
This is what meditation is all about – just becoming a watcher. Failure comes, success comes, you are praised, you are condemned, you are respected, you are insulted – all kinds of things come, they are all dualities. And you go on watching. Watching the duality, a third force arises in you, a third dimension arises in you. The duality means two dimensions – one dimension is happiness, another is unhappiness. Watching both, a depth arises in you – the third dimension, witnessing, Sakshi.
And that third dimension brings bliss. Bliss is without any opposite to it. It is serene, tranquil, cool. It is ecstasy without any excitement
~ Osho ~