“Hell is the place!”

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“The people you think are moral are just repressed people, egoistic, carrying all sorts of repressed desires in them. Once an opportunity is given to them, they will explode,” concludes Osho.

Ordinarily, whatsoever you call moral is just repression and nothing else.

I have heard about a lady who was a paragon of virtue on earth, but upon her death was dismayed to find herself in hell. She phoned St. Peter, who begged her to be patient, because heaven was temporarily so overbooked he could not make room for her.

Two weeks later she buzzed St. Peter again, warning him that they were teaching her to drink and smoke – “These people here are very dangerous and the temptation is great and I am afraid.” Patience and fortitude, counseled St. Peter; he would soon be able to accommodate her – but not just yet.

A fortnight later, the paragon of virtue made a final call: “Hi there, Pete? Forget all about it! And if you really want to enjoy, come here. This is the place.”

The people you think are moral are just repressed people, egoistic, carrying all sorts of repressed desires in them. Once an opportunity is given to them, they will explode. Out of fear and out of greed they have repressed themselves.

Osho, Ecstasy: The Forgotten Language, Ch 1 (excerpt)

Series compiled by Shanti
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