I Can Wait Forever, I Can Wait Infinitely


I am talking a different language, you understand a different language – but there is no need to make much fuss about it. It is natural.

Osho Meditating


A hippie was walking along the road when he saw a big rock by the side of the road, wobbling. Being a strong hippie, he picked up the rock to see what was underneath. To his surprise, out jumped a leprechaun!

“To be sure, I am grateful to ye, lad!” he cried. “And in return for your kindness I will grant you three magic wishes.”

“Far out!” drawled the hippie. “Hey man, well, I wanna be uptight, outa sight and in the groove, baby!”

“Okay!” said the leprechaun, and turned him into a Tampax.


There is no problem when you misunderstand me or don’t understand me – there is no problem. I simply enjoy, whether you understand or misunderstand. My enjoyment remains undisturbed.

And I am not a messiah, and I am not a missionary. And I am not here to establish a church or to give a doctrine to the world, a new religion, no. My effort is totally different: a new consciousness not a new religion, a new consciousness not a new doctrine. Enough of doctrines and enough of religions! Man needs a new consciousness.

And the only way to bring consciousness is to go on hammering from all the sides so that slowly slowly chunks of your mind go on dropping. The statue of a Buddha is hidden in you. Right now you are a rock. If I go on hammering, cutting chunks out of you, slowly slowly the Buddha will emerge. It takes time….

And there is no hurry either. I am not in a hurry, because the problem with hurry is: the more you are in a hurry, the more the whole thing is delayed. And if you are not in a hurry at all, things start happening sooner. I can wait forever, I can wait infinitely. But the miracle is: if you can wait infinitely, things can happen instantly.

Talking to you
I am loving you –
not giving
you a doctrine
but my heart.

Right now the Buddha can pop up in your consciousness; suddenly a bud can open and become a flower. And one never knows when it is going to happen so one has to simply go on working. And the work should never be thought of as work but as worship. Working with you I am worshipping you. Talking to you I am loving you – not giving you a doctrine but my heart.

Handle it with care.

Osho, Be Still and Know, Ch 9, Q 6 (excerpt)

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