Total Happiness In An Age Of Uncertainty

Happiness is essential to human life. Without happiness mankind is set on a path to self-destruction. The results of unhappiness have been suicide, genocide, murder and act of destructions. An unhappy person is slowly dying inside.

No-one sets out to be unhappy in life. The result is forced upon a person by inhumane (unenlightened) treatment which will damage the human psyche. This creates a host of psycho-pathologies such as: chronic depression, paralysing inhibitions, low self- esteem, self-deceit, self-abuse, uncontrollable emotions and the splitting of the psyche.

When a person enters a pervasive state of fear, anxiety or dread then their psycho-immune system runs down. Consequently, they are unable to focus, plan or manifest. From the viewpoint of the Oshana Teaching Framework, they have lost their capacity for full awareness, energy and self-directiveness.

A person in such a state is vulnerable. Inevitably he/she gets used by others in ways which are contrary to his or her true nature. Self-loathing and fear result. Finally, the person becomes apathetic and cynical as all his attempts to improve his life meet with failure, rejection or misdirection. A person in this state is unable to meet their real (spiritual, emotional) needs and starts to prematurely shrivel up and die. Be aware: tragically, this process starts at a very young age.

Unhappiness has permeated to the core of this society because it values and rewards acts of unnecessary destruction and brutality to others and nature.

But there is hope. Fortunately, happiness does not depend on external circumstances but instead on an internal relationship. How you feel about yourself is essential. But positive thinking is not deep enough. Attempting to change your mental attitude is superficial and temporary. You will only feel completely good about yourself when you have no beliefs about yourself in the deepest layer of your mind.

It’s amazing how much time people spend on trying to make them self feel good via external means and fail. The average lifestyle, which depends heavily on self-medicating (via drink, drugs and distraction) is painful testimony to the inner bitterness that many people feel. People either bite their tongues or they bite other humans. Unfortunately, a growing number of people are obsessed with hurting others through watching violent amateur movies on YourTube and video games involving killing and rape.

The only medicine is happiness. The means and the goal to finding it are internal. Existing inside you is an unlimited spring of happiness. You were cut off from it at an early age. You can find that secret spring of joy and turn it into a waterfall.

The first lecture in the Life Mastery Lecture Series Total Happiness In An Age Of Uncertainty focuses on your happiness. Subsequent lectures will focus on the happiness of your partners, babies, children and eventually the whole planet.

I Am Bringing Something Special To Your Country

Dear Seeker,

Can I call you a “seeker”? What is it you seek?

I think everyone is seeking happiness, but a spiritual seeker is one who has realised that long-lasting happiness does not lay in the trinkets promoted by society, such as, fame, fortune and power.

Jesus asked “What profiteth a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?” The answer is “nothing”. It’s a piece of skillful rhetoric. If only the whole of humanity could realise the futility of chasing temporary illusions. Until they do, responsibility for this world is yours. If not you, then who?

First of all, wake up to your true purpose. Do not dream, suppose, assume or speculate but find the Truth and you will have found the Truth of Existence.

I am coming to your country to teach again. Nothing can stop me.

It took 500 years for the Buddha’s teaching to be written as scripture. Only then could the teaching be transported to influence China, Tibet, Japan, Korea and many other Far East countries.

I am bringing something special to your country. An energy. The Enlightenment Transmission. It can easily bring Awakening with no effort. This proven to be true in nearly every case, but Awakening is not Enlightenment. Awakening is glimpse of Reality. It is to get you started.

The Transmission is moving. Move with it. You will be rewarded with spiritual riches beyond imagination.

May all beings be free in 2008!

Dave Oshana

Unshakable Self-Confidence Through Absolute Self-Realisation

Confidence. Everyone wants it. Many fake it. Only a few feel that they really have it.

What’s the secret of unshakeable self-confidence? How can I have it?

Actually, there is no secret. Self-confidence is not an accessory but an absolute necessity. A person with no confidence is unable to act with self-autonomy.

To a large degree every human being has lost their self-confidence because they have lost their self-awareness and purpose.

The easiest way to ensure self-confidence is to never lose it. Have you noticed that babies have endless self-confidence and enthusiasm? It is truly tragic when they lose it – the price of admittance to the so-called “human race”.

Given that so many have lost their self-confidence by the time that they reach their teenage years, then the only solution is a recovery operation.

What is it that has been lost when self-confidence has been lost?

Security, certainty, self-awareness, the ability to discern and discriminate and act spontaneously without doubt and inhibition – these are qualities which are lost.

First of all, let’s be clear about what does not work. Material acquisitions and attainments do not solve the problem of lacking self-confidence. If they temporarily seem to then time and changing circumstances will surely change them.

A permanent solution does not depend on external situations.

A person who lacks self-confidence has, by definition, lost faith in their own qualities and abilities.

This unfortunate situation ensues when a person does not know who they are.

Self-realisation is simply the re-gaining of the awareness of ones true nature. It is the ability to correctly perceive the world and to know the correct course of action. You can call that Enlightenment.

There is an energy which exists to help you get beyond your psychological and emotional obstructions. It is called the Enlightenment Transmission and it is available for all who truly want to recover their lost abilities and start living their life.

Intro text for Unshakable Self-Confidence Through Absolute Self-Realisation: an Oshana Deeper Understanding Intensive.

For insightful texts about other Oshana Teaching events see the Enlightenment-Now.Com Meetings web-page

Fake Realisation: Fro-ZEN No-Mind

I received two emails from a seeker who met me once en-route to a jungle commune run by a drug-taking guru.

The email gave me an opportunity to explain a number of faults in spiritual groups of the “Get Nowhere Fast” variety.

Unfortunately, this type of “Nowhere” is not the supreme deluxe version but the regular mundane “Nowhere” version which can be experienced anywhere (like our city’s concrete jungle) but it’s so much easier to cope (presumably) with the mundane under the influence of drugs. I would have imagined that a jungle is so spectacularly wild that one would NOT need drugs but some people just can’t cope without their distractions.

The points which I made in the email refer to various aberrant spiritual groups (how judgmental) and not solely to the “let’s-take-drugs-in-the-jungle” crowd.

Rather than paste the two emails here I will just refer to the relevant lines. You can fill in the gaps. Just to give some context the writer claims to have achieved a “realization of the truth” over one year ago, and that there are other self-realisers in the same commune.

The main question in the email seems to be asking if self-realisers can change the world by reaching a critical mass. There is a strong suggestion that they can’t and that they make all the same interpersonal goof-ups as other people do. I take it further and state that some so-called self-realisers are actually abusers which begs the question what is a true self-realisation.

Below is my reply:

Greetings.

About the main ideas you wonder about [i.e. critical mass], I don’t think I have ever promoted them.

I frequently find that other teachings are really messy and that I am often asked to debug people’s confused thoughts.

Sometimes it’s natural to ask certain typical seeker questions, other times the questioner has been conditioned to think and question in a certain (useless) way. This makes them join the seemingly never-ending merry-go-round of religious fanatics and village idiots that we see every generation ruining the planet. Critical mass? Possibly – but most definitely spinning in the wrong direction.

The prescription for pseudo-religious brainwashing is mental detoxification -the dropping all religious beliefs. This has become a popular method in in the West in recent times – but it is not the end of the journey just a pit-stop on the road to Enlightenment.

Concerning so-called “self-realisers”, especially the “nod and a wink” variety, suspicions are raised when the person rigidly maintains a “no beliefs, no mind, no attachments” stance. This smacks of an anal retentiveness which is only of service in certain backward tantra groups.

It seems that there are many Western groups who hold this frozen position of pseudo-spiritual high rigor mortis. It starts with the fixed stare and the permanent smile. However, no amount of makeup and air-freshener, will make the purifying corpse of the faking-IT-in-the-belife that-this-is-making-IT seeker into the real thing, although naive mass followings (the greater the numbers, the worse the ignorance) (ref: Nuremburg 1936) can’t see the con.

For the discerning seeker, these Western groups unwittingly reveal their fake pedigree, much like a Cockney who has bought a Lordship when he opens his mouth to speak, when they misguidedly claim to be branches of the tree of Hindu Advaita (renamed in American McSpirituality as “non-dualism”). The original Shankacharya would be turning in his grave, except he may have been burned already.

Fake groups are unable to grow in anything but numbers, and certainly not wisdom, because like the recipients of every transplanted belief system they are orphaned and under-fed. They therefore eternally await The Final Reckoning when the missing intellectual jigsaw piece will finally be bestowed upon them – which it never is. What we see today, unfortunately, are a lot of humans claiming to be seekers but acting like like dogs barking up the wrong tree.

This is not to knock, what you have experienced. You have probably learned that experience is better than intellectual knowledge, and yet, beliefs have entered your reported “no-mind” state long enough to cause you to write me – twice! Itchy sods.

I would not appraise your current state without witnessing it (not that I am in the business of handing out MoT certificates [Ministry of Transport]). All I can say is that I have met a number of dubious characters who claimed to be “there” or had “IT” but who were conspicuously in a far worse state than your average Joe. Worse, they tended to act out, just as you fear in your email, in the most hideous ways. This is not to say that you are in that place.

However, I am uncertain of the ashram/commune where you are. It’s well-known that shamanic herbal drugs are dished out there like cabbage was in schools in my day. I don’t agree with drug use. Worse, I know of at least two cases of drug-induced insanity which required leaving the ashram to get long-term psychological and energetic help. Too dangerous. Drugs damage. I would not trust these groups.

You asked:

“How can self realized ones save the world? in the commune that I live
in there are several no minders, does this make the rest of us any more conscious…the answer is no.”

You have answered your own question, although, I would direct you to go further.

Is “self-realisation” the same as “no-mind”? Not necessarily, but from (a particular) no-mind can come the realisation of how one’s self will live. For me, that unavoidably and immediately meant being a spiritual teacher from the moment I got enlightened. So, self-realisation could be defined as knowing who you are and what you are to do in this life.

You wrote:

“Self realized ones (I don’t like to use the word “enlightenment” it just conjures up ideas or something to become)”

A person can even aim to become one of the “self realized ones”. I am looking for substitutes for the word “enlightenment” from time to time.

You demand:

“Tell me honestly David, do you not act out human behaviour, get angry, upset etc? I am not suggesting that you get attached to your own emotions but acting them out effects others around.”

I am glad you asked me to be “honest” ; ) – i don’t want to be like those dishonest ones who claim to be self-realised.

I would love to answer this question. Everyone wonders about it sometime.

I do act out human behaviours. I love passionate emotions, but I am often careful about when, where and how I express them.

You reason:

“Surely in these moments of human attachment atrocities can occur?”

That’s an extreme speculation. I don’t know what is possible. I know that I have learned to act responsibly with awareness and avoid hurting except to saves a person. You are entering the area of ethics and right action which will ruin your no-mind . Can you accept the price for extra growth?

Will real self-realisation save mankind? Yes, in time, if it spreads.

Will critical mass do it? That’s a vague idea which could be better defined. It’s not easy for people to change and there are not enough true self-realisers at the moment. But I want to see more – just not the FroZen No-Mind garden peas variety.

Blessings,
Dave Oshana

Fully Comprehensive Spirituality: Transmission Included

Dear Seekers,

Warm greetings at this dark, white, time of year.

The purpose of all my teaching events is spiritual restoration. You can think of it as “healing” but it is much more than that.

The meetings are tailored to the energetic needs of the participants by an all-important energy: The Transmission.

The Transmission is immensely wise. It caters to a person’s spiritual needs, creates freedom from ego and accelerates spiritual growth and development.

The Transmission cleans the energy body and opens the psychic senses. You will notice that chronic emotional issues and obsessive thoughts simply vanish.

However, this spiritual work, although easy in the sense that much of it is done by The Transmission and not by you (how can you do what you don’t know how to do?) does require your ability to accept fundamental changes in your life. You will perceive differently, think differently and live differently.

Transmission is the most important part of my work, but there is also a body of practical knowledge. The basics can be learned quickly, and if sincerely practiced lead to powerful life changes.

I say that the Teaching is “Fully Comprehensive Spirituality” meaning that it covers all areas of human life and Existence.

An important set of techniques are taught in the Oshana Energy-Work Method. Through this Method you can clear many psychological and emotional blockages and re-connect to the Earth and Heavens. Once your inner senses re-open you will understand the lifestyle advice which I give to protect your growth and development. This is especially important in the modern world.

Finally, to be a spiritual human being is to serve others. The aim of all this teaching is to know who you are, why you cam here and what you have to do. I call that “Enlightenment”.

Everyone who wants to attend a 1-day Deeper Understanding Intensive should attend a recent Introduction as a preparation. I also invite potential participants to email me some details about their spiritual search as part of the teaching process.

Overseas Intensives consist of a guided meditation, energy-work and a lecture with time for questions and answers.

I will continue teaching in Finland this year. I will add to my schedule areas of social life that need to be spiritually addressed including: natural childbirth, breastfeeding, mothering, education and partnership.

Are you ready?

May all beings be free in 2008!

Dave Oshana

I Don’t Have Students

I avoid the expression “my students” wherever possible. Ideally, the word “student” would disappear from my “teaching” (ha ha) vocabulary. The truth is that I don’t have students because Truth cannot be studied.

Being described as a “teacher” further complicates the matter but this is because tax officers demand that I fit into a category which does not exist and search engines are designed to index words but not Transmission. (If you think that you don’t know what Transmission is then you have an amazing discovery to make.)

So who are these people attending my “classes” and “courses”? Hopefully, they will eventually discover that “people” they are not.

At night the moths gather around the candle-flame, immolate, incandesce and go beyond form. The flame is The Transmission. The moths are actually fireflies who believe they are butterflies when in fact they are brilliant lights.

I don’t teach. I don’t do anything except hold the space. The Transmission reveals to you what might be considered “teaching” but it is only teaching to those who do not know it. Only those who consider themselves students believe that they require teaching.