Peace of Mind: The Truth Beyond Success and Failure

It does not matter to a man of awareness whether he is successful or unsuccessful, well-known or absolutely unknown, powerful or just a nobody. To a man of awareness, these dualities don't matter at all, because awareness is the greatest treasure. When you have it, you don't want anything else. You don't want to become the president or prime minister of a country.

Those who pursue power suffer even in success - they live in the eternal fear that they might lose it. At first they suffered because they were not successful; now after being successful, too, they are suffering because of a feeling of insecurity.

Moreover, they have no private space; everyone wants to meet with them and there are some who are engaged in the task of "overthrowing" them.
The life of a successful man is not a life of peace. But in failure, too, there is no peace.
For an aware person, it is all the same. Success comes and goes, and so does failure. He remains untouched and aloof. ..
This is the experience of an awakened man. He lives in the darkest of nights in the same silence, in the same peace, as he lives in the brightest day. He remains above divisions. "Such is his power, that actions can't hold him....According to the Bodhi-dharma, a Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune or adverse circumstances.
Misery comes to him and he finds in it something blissful; sadness comes to him and he finds something immensely beautiful and silent in it. Death comes to him but he finds only immortality in it. And that is the greatest power in the world - not power over anybody, but simply your intrinsic power.
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(Source: Osho)

14 comments:

  1. "The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
    -Henry Miller

    "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
    -Buddha

    Wise words that tie right into your post...

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  2. Thanks ssgreylord, for sharing your insights.
    I like this quote:
    "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
    God bless.

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  3. Awareness is indeed one of the biggest treasures in life one could ask for.

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  4. Yes, you are right Karen.I admire your insights. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
    God bless.

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  5. Just a wise and truth soul can express that kind of words that more than words are feelings and explain clearly from spirit to spirit this is a spiritual talk :) and I love it because in this world is hard to find anymore, a oasis like this.
    Thank you! and may God keep brigthening your life so you can share it with us.

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  6. Thank you so much Shine, for your motivating words.I am glad that you like my humble blog.
    God bless.

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  7. Dear Surjit, peace, is a wonderful word. In Arabic it is SLM, or Salam. In my native language, Peace is, selamat, sejahtera, damai, sentosa, tenteram, aman and more. Wow! There are more than two shades of meaning and thus experiences of feeling.

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  8. Yes ZubliZainordin, you are right.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  9. Thank you for the calm . . . amidst the fury of the world.
    Your site is a gift.

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  10. Very warm welcome Joanne Cucinello,
    to my blog and thanks for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

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  11. As insight grows, a person no longer senses opposition within or outside of himself. He begins to discern a universal oneness or unity that connects us all. This heals any sense of fragmentation or separation anxiety that breeds fear. We can all rise above fear.

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  12. Liara Covert,
    Great words of wisdom:
    ..'As insight grows, a person no longer senses opposition within or outside of himself...
    ..This heals any sense of fragmentation or separation anxiety that breeds fear..'
    I believe that insight comes only when He Blesses us with.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  14. Thanks Vimita, for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

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