Osho states: “There is no need to have boundaries of nations, because the earth has no boundaries.”
Yes, the old world will come to an end; Nostradamus is not going to be wrong. But his interpreters are all wrong. My interpretation is: The death of the old is the birth of the new.
A man down on his luck goes home to his wife and tells her, “Look dear, we are running out of money and we are gonna have to cut down on all the luxuries.” He then adds scornfully, “If you would just learn to cook we could fire the chef.” “In that case,” replies the woman, “if you would learn to make love we could fire the chauffeur.”
In critical moments one has to be truthful, and if things are going to change, then you have to change also. Your ways of love have to change. You have to drop old kinds of jealousies, competitions; you have to drop old values of honor, respectability, royal blood… all nonsense. You have to learn that the whole humanity is one brotherhood. The black and the white and the in-between, all are the same.
I am reminded…
Rabindranath was in Geneva. He had just been awarded the Nobel prize, and he was being received by the government of Switzerland in a vast welcome party. Everybody was white. Somebody asked, Rabindranath, “What is your explanation? Why has God created such discriminations – because you insist on one brotherhood of the whole humanity.”
Rabindranath said, “God first created a man out of mud and baked him, but being inexperienced, baked him too much. He’s the Black man. He created a second man. Being afraid that he may again make another Black man, he pulled him out quite early, unbaked… he’s the White man.”
That’s why in the white man the desire for having a tan continues… a little more baking. And baking powders are available, baking lotions are available; put on those lotions and powders and lie down naked under the hot burning sun. This desire is because they were pulled out of the bakery a little too soon. God said, “My God, I have committed another mistake.”
That’s why the Indian is in-between. That is the third person he baked, just right, neither a little more, nor a little less. But more than that, there is not any difference… just a little more sun, a little less sun.
There is no need for any color discrimination. There is no need to have boundaries of nations, because the earth has no boundaries. There is no need to have flocks of people gathered separately – the Catholics, the Protestants, the Hindus, the Mohammedans; each one should be free to have his own immediate and personal contact with existence, his own prayer.
The new man is on the horizon.
All the preparations to destroy the world will only destroy the old man and the old world. They will create the basic necessity for the birth of a new man. I can see him on the horizon already. He has arrived; it will just take some time for people to recognize him.
Osho, The Golden Future, Ch 28, Q 1 (excerpt)
Series compiled by Shanti
All excerpts of this series can be found in: 1001 Tales
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