Seven of Air – Politics

Seven of Air / Clouds - Politics

Do you recognize this man? All but the most innocent and sincere of us have a politician lurking somewhere in our minds. In fact, the mind is political. Its very nature is to plan and scheme and try to manipulate situations and people so that it can get what it wants. Here, the mind is represented by the snake, covered with clouds and “speaking with a forked tongue”. But the important thing to realize about this card is that both faces are false. The sweet, innocent, “trust me” face is a mask, and the evil, toxic, “I’ll have my way with you” face is a mask, too. Politicians don’t have real faces. The whole game is a lie.

Take a good look at yourself to see if you have been playing this game. What you see might be painful, but not as painful as continuing to play. It doesn’t serve anybody’s interest in the end, least of all yours. Whatever you might achieve in this way will just turn to dust in your hands.

Osho’s Teachings

Anybody who can be a good pretender, a hypocrite, will become your leader politically, will become your priest religiously. All that he needs is hypocrisy, all that he needs is cunningness, all that he needs is a facade to hide behind.

Your politicians live double lives, your priests live double lives–one from the front door, the other from the back door. And the back-door life is their real life. Those front-door smiles are just false, those faces looking so innocent are just cultivated.

If you want to see the reality of the politician you will have to see him from his back door. There he is in his nudity, as he is, and so is the priest.

These two kinds of cunning people have dominated humanity. And they found out very early on that if you want to dominate humanity, make it weak, make it feel guilty, make it feel unworthy. Destroy its dignity, take all glory away from it, humiliate it. And they have found such subtle ways of humiliation that they don’t come in the picture at all; they leave it to you to humiliate yourself, to destroy yourself. They have taught you a kind of slow suicide.

Osho The White Lotus, Chapter 10

 

A coat of quotes and passing poetry

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Everlasting

Everlasting

Thou art hidden from us, though the heavens are filled  With Thy Light, which is brighter than sun and moon !

Thou art hidden, yet revealest our hidden secrets ! 

Thou art the Source that causes our rivers to flow. 

Thou art hidden in Thy essence, but seen by Thy bounties. 

Thou art like the water, and we like the mill- stone. 

Thou art like the wind, and we like the dust ; The wind is unseen, but the dust is seen by all. Thou art the Spring, and we the sweet green garden ;

Spring is not seen, though its gifts are seen. Thou art as the Soul, we as hand and foot ; Soul instructs hand and foot to hold and take. 

Thou art as Reason, we like the tongue ; 'Tis reason that teaches the tongue to speak. 

Thou art as Joy, and we are laughing ; 

The laughter is the consequence of the joy. 

Our every motion every moment testifies. 

For it proves the presence of the Everlasting God.

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Everlasting God | Rumi