The concept of the successor is bureaucratic.
The very idea of succession
is not the right idea in the world of consciousness.
That’s why I have said,
I will not have successors.
But you are right in saying
that you will carry in your bones
and in your blood my love, my insight.
But don’t use the word ‘successor’,
rather use the words ‘you will be me’.
Why be so far away, a successor,
when you can be me?
Be so empty that I can make a home in you,
that your emptiness can absorb my emptiness,
that your heart can have the same dance as my heart.
It is not succession; it is transmission.
Osho, Nansen: The Point of Departure, Ch 2, Q 1 (excerpt)