A person who meditates sincerely generates tremendous energy within and around him. Existence blesses him with healing powers that are also felt by others. The same could happen to a devotee whose prayers originate from his heart and is not a mechanical ritual taught by priests. Authenticity is needed in both the cases. The healing with the meditator or the devotee is not something of his own, but a blessing from the divine or God’s grace. When the flower blooms it has the fragrance that spreads around.
The flower does not go into an ego trip. In one of his discourses on THE HIDDEN SPLENDOUR, Osho makes this point with a Sufi story : A Sufi mystic was so full of love and joy —- his life was filled with laughter, music and dancing. So God became very interested in because he never asked for anything, he never prayed. He never went to the mosque, he never even uttered the name of God.
God became intrigued with the mystic and came to the Sufi and said, “I am immensely happy because that is how I want people to be. I don’t want them to pray for an hour and do the opposite in the remaining 23 hours. I don’t want them to become pious once they enter the mosque, and when they go back, they leave their piety in the mosque and are just their own selves : angry, jealous, full of anxiety and violence. I have watched you and I have loved you. That is why you have become the prayer. You are, right now, my only argument in the world that something more than man exists —– although you have never argued, you have not even uttered my name, but you live, you love, you are so full of joy that there is no need for any language, your very presence becomes the argument for my existence. I want to give you a blessing. You can ask for anything.”
The Sufi said, “But I don’t need anything. Forgive me, I cannot ask, because I really don’t need anything. You are generous, you are loving, you are compassionate, but I am so full, there is no space within me for anything else.” God said, “I knew you would not ask for anything. Don’t ask for yourself, but you can ask for others, because there are millions of people who are miserable and sick, and have never known anything for which they can be grateful. I can give you powers to do miracles, and you can change the lives of all these people.”
The Sufi said, “If you insist, then I can accept your gift under one condition.” God said, “Condition ? You are really strange. What is the condition ?” The Sufi said, ” My condition is that I should not become aware of what is happening through me, by you. It should happen behind my back. It should happen through my shadow. I may be passing and my shadow may fall on a dead tree, and the tree may become alive again, but I should not know it, because I don’t want to fall back. If I know it —– that I have done it, or even that God has chosen me as the instrument to do it —– it is dangerous. So my condition is : a blind man might start seeing, but neither should he know that it is because of me, nor should I know that it is because of me. My shadow behind my back will do all the miracles.”
And it is said that God said to him, ” You are not only strange, you are unique and rare. And this will be so : You will never know what things are happening around you. Miracles will happen. And I will remember your condition.”
————- Swami Chaitanya Keerti.