Part 1 - All the Diseases originate in the mind says Acupuncture.... - Old Man's Horse.

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In my earlier postings, I have mentioned:

"All the Diseases originate in the mind says Acupuncture."

Now let us go deep in to it.

The tension, confusion, fear, jealousy, ego, pride, worry, impatience, faithlessness, inferiority complex, anger, etc., do great harm to our mind, leading to diseases.

One of the important reasons why we get tensed, confused, afraid, etc., is, the unnecessary Judgments we have about ourselves and others.

If we learn to look at the facts without Judgments, our mind will be free from tension, confusion, fear, etc.  It will give freedom to us from the diseases we are suffering.

Here is a simple story which explains about the unnecessary Judgments we make in life.

Read this story.  Assimilate it, well.  Drop your Judgments.  And lead a disease free life.

 - by Osho

I will tell you a small story. It happened in the days of Lao Tzu in China, and Lao Tzu loved it very much. For generations the followers of Lao Tzu have been repeating the story and always finding more and more meaning in it. The story has grown; it has become a live factor.

The story is simple: There was an old man in a village, very poor, but even kings were jealous of him because he had a beautiful white horse. Such a horse had never been seen before — the beauty, the very grandeur, the strength. Kings asked for the horse and they offered fabulous prices, but the old man would say, `This horse is not a horse to me, he is a person, and how can you sell a person? He is a friend, he is not a possession. How can you sell a friend? No, it is not possible.’ The man was poor, there was every temptation, but he never sold the horse.

One morning, he suddenly found that the horse was not in the stable.

The whole village gathered and they said, `You foolish old man. We knew it beforehand, that some day the horse would be stolen. And you are so poor — how can you protect such a precious thing? It would have been better to sell it. You could have fetched any price you asked, any fancy price was possible. Now the horse is gone. It is a curse, a misfortune.’

The old man said, `Don’t go too far — simply say that the horse is not in the stable. This is the fact; everything else is a judgment. Whether it is a misfortune or not, how do you know? How do you judge?’

The people said, `Don’t try to befool us. We may not be great philosophers, but no philosophy is needed. It is a simple fact that a treasure has been lost, and it is a misfortune.’

The old man said, `I will stick to the fact that the stable is empty and the horse is gone. Anything else I don’t know — whether it is a misfortune or a blessing — because this is just a fragment. Who knows what is going to follow it?’

People laughed. They thought the old man had gone mad. They always knew it, that he was a little crazy; otherwise he would have sold this horse and lived in riches. But he was living like a woodcutter, and he was very old and still cutting wood and bringing the wood from the forest and selling it. He was living hand to mouth, in misery and poverty. Now it was completely certain that this man was crazy.

(Story to be continued.... tomorrow)


Acu Healer. Kuntikana RadhaKrishna Bhat, D.A.Sc.,
"Acupuncture Can Cure All Diseases."