Osho Day: 19 January 2014
You ask me, Binoy Thomas: There is so much vitality here now….
The vitality is because we are living herenow, our whole vision is of herenow. We don’t look beyond that because beyond that nothing exists; whatsoever comes is always now.
Time is an invention. Now is a reality. So much creativity is happening for the simple reason that we have withdrawn ourselves from past and future.
Our whole energy remains blocked either in the past or in the future. When you withdraw all your energy from past and future a tremendous explosion happens. That explosion is creativity. And this is only the beginning – every day, every moment, things are becoming more intense, more passionate. But we are not trying in any way to control the future.
But my ashram
is never going to become
a dead institution.
And if it does,
it won’t be my ashram.
I am not a prophet, neither am I a messiah. To me, the claims of Jesus Christ and people like him, look childish: that they have come to deliver the whole humanity from their sins. Krishna says in the Gita, “Whenever religion will be lost, I will come back.”
To me, this is all crap. There is no need for anybody to come; the people who will be here will take care of themselves. I am preparing my people to live joyously, ecstatically. So when I am not here, it won’t make any difference to them. They will still live in the same way – and maybe my death will bring them more intensity.
Death is always a beautiful background which makes your life more intense. But my ashram is never going to become a dead institution. And if it does, it won’t be my ashram.
You ask me:
When you leave your body will the ashram become a dead institution and will you just become deified and forgotten?
I am not leaving anything to anybody. I have declared myself Bhagwan. I am not leaving anything to anybody. Why should I leave it to anybody? I know I am the Blessed One – and only I can know. How can anybody else know it? And I am trying to seduce my people into understanding this immensity: that they are also the blessed ones. It is impossible to deify me – I have already done it! What else is there left for you? I don’t depend on anybody.
Before I leave the world,
I am going to declare
all of my sannyasins
Thousands of Bhagwans
all over the world!
Before I leave the world, one thing I am certainly going to do – it is private, so please don’t tell anybody else – before I leave the world, I am going to declare all of my sannyasins blessed ones.
Thousands of Bhagwans all over the world! There will be no need to make any special nook and corner for me, I will be dissolved in my people. Just as you can taste the sea from any place and it is salty, you will be able to taste any of my sannyasins and you will find the same taste: the taste of Bhagwan, the taste of the Blessed One.
I am waiting for the right moment.
Once the new commune is established, all my sannyasins will be called Bhagwans. Then it really will be a Bhagwan movement.
Osho, The Goose is Out, Ch 10, Q 1 (excerpt)