The disappearance of hope:

” Enlightenment is when all hope disappears. Enlightenment is disappearance of hope. Don’t be disturbed when I say that enlightenment is a state of hopelessness — it is not negative. Hope arises no more; desire is created no more. Future disappears. When there is no desire there is no need for the future. The canvas of the future is needed for the desire. You paint your desires on the canvas of the future — when there is nothing to paint, why should you carry the canvas unnecessarily? You drop it.

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When there is nothing to paint, why should you carry the brush and the color tubes? They come from the past. The canvas comes from the future and the color and brush and technique, and all that, comes from the past. When you are not going to paint you throw away the canvas, you throw away the brush, you throw away the colors — then suddenly you are here now. This is what Buddha calls chittakshana — a moment of awareness, a moment of consciousness. This moment of consciousness can happen any moment.

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There is no special time for it, there is no special posture for it, there is no special place for it — it can happen in all kinds of situations. It has happened in all kinds of situations. All that is needed is that for a single moment there should be no thought, no desire, no hope. In that single moment, the lightning….” OSHO

(cool i did not know he had also done paintings!)

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