At the present time, humanity is stuck up within the mad complexity of the brain and there's an pressing have to rediscover simplicity and innocence. the following, modern mystic Osho brings to existence the inherent and undying knowledge of conventional Zen tales, exhibiting that Zen is a manner of dissolving philosophical difficulties, now not of fixing them — a fashion of having rid of philosophy, simply because philosophy is a kind of neurosis. Zen is for these clever adequate to appreciate the constraints of the mind and able to realize the importance of instinct on the planet of mysticism.
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A mediocre mind does not feel so bored. He goes on; he accepts; whatsoever is, is okay; he is not so alert. The more alert you become, the more fresh, the more you will feel as if some situation is just a repetition, as if some situation is just getting hard on you, as if some situation is just stale. The more sensitive you are, the more bored you will become. Boredom is an indication of sensitivity. Trees are not bored, animals are not bored, rocks are not bored -- because they are not sensitive enough.
Then you come home -- the same wife. If you get bored it is natural. It is very difficult for you to see any newness here; everything seems to be old, dust-covered. I have heard an anecdote. Mary Jane, the very good friend of a wealthy broker, opened the door cheerfully one day, and then quickly attempted to close it when she discovered the person on the threshold to be her lover's wife. The wife leaned against the door and said, 'Oh, let me in, dear. ' 'Nothing much' said the wife, looking about.
But you don't know. If you know, there is no question of belief. Do you believe in the trees here? Do you believe in the sun which arises every morning? Do you believe in the stars? There is no question of belief. You know that the sun is there, that the trees are there. Nobody believes in the sun -- if he did, you would say he is mad. ' I have heard an anecdote. A certain lady, Lady Lewis, was appointed ambassador to Italy by the United States of America. She was a recently converted Catholic, and, of course, when people become converted, they are very enthusiastic.