I remember meeting Osho and saying to myself that I want to look, act, be just like him. Of course, Osho was saying just the opposite. His message to me was to be true to myself. I recall saying to myself, “That’s easy for you to say, you are not me.” As soon as I met him, I began growing my beard to the point that I could not eat until my beard was full..
Many moons later... when my beard had become a teenager, a young friend said to me in an encounter group that my beard was keeping us separate. She said that my beard was growing straight out of my face like a barrier between the two of us.?
That very afternoon, I rickshawed down to MG Road and had a full frontal lobotomy. When I looked into the cracked mirror at my clean face... I remember chuckling to myself what a nice feeling it was to look like little ol’ me for the first time in my Osho life.
Recently, I grew a small beard again. Grey lived where there once was red... and I looked like I never got out of bed.
I shaved immediately... I realized, I enjoyed living in my very own skin.
“Each man is born with a unique individuality, and each man has a destiny of his own. Imitation is criminal. You may look like Buddha, you may walk like Buddha, you may talk like Buddha, but you will miss. Because Buddha happens only once. It is not in the nature of things to repeat. God is so creative that He never repeats anything. You cannot find another human being in the present, in the past, or in the future, who is going to resemble you exactly. Man is not a mechanism. Man is a soul, is individual. Never imitate anybody.”
My brother, Dr. Brian Alman, who wrote the best selling book “Self- Hypnosis”, will be teaching in Krefeld, Germany this October...many of you worked with Brian at the Osho Multiversity in Poona and asked me to let you know when he is coming to Europe. He will be teaching Self-Hypnosis for therapists and clients: “How to learn Self-Hypnosis- How to teach Self-Hypnosis”. The course is from Oct 18th -21st... if you are interested, you can contact Brian through his website at www.selfhypnosis.com.
Dr. Brian Alman and his mentor,
Dr. Milton Erickson, in 1977
I am a living example that self-hypnosis works. Brian shared with me all the personal tools I needed so that I could help myself use self-hypnosis to quit smoking... in fact, to go beyond all my addictions and be the best that I can be.
“You will have to lose the ego, you will have to lose your idea of who you are. The ego is nothing but a deep hypnosis. And meditation is the process of dehypnosis. It is the process of bringing you back to that innocent state where you were not yet hypnotized. Hence, Jesus says again and again: Unless you are like small children, you will not enter into my kingdom of God. What does he mean? He means you have to be unconditioned again, you have to be dehypnotized.”
Last night I had a hypnotic dream that my ass finally got enlightened... or was I only dreaming I am a donkey.
Don’t laugh... if it can happen to my dog, why can’t it happen to my sorry ass?
I just want to take a moment to thank my friend Leo Hartong for allowing me to steal his sense of humor without crying about it. You can laugh and learn for yourself at Leo’s website at http://www.awakeningtothedream.com/newsletter.
I will leave you now with a bunch of bull.
Love is, Krishna Prem
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