A Cup of Tea (122)
“People … think the ego comes through prestige and power – renounce power, renounce prestige – but then the ego comes through your humbleness,” says Osho.
From birth onwards, time seemed to me to go faster and faster. But since we left America, just over two months ago, it feels to me like whole lifetimes have passed. Osho, what have you done to time?
“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.
“Wisdom is practical, knowledge impractical. Knowledge is abstract, wisdom is earthly; knowledge is just words, wisdom is experience,” comments Osho.
A question to Osho by his lawyer, late Ram Jethmalani: Beloved Master, When I am dead, am I really dead? I want to be really convinced that death is eternal sleep.
Osho answers one of Bhagwat’s questions; “You have to see what this ego is, and just seeing is enough.”
Osho speaks on acting and says, “If you take life as an acting, you will start moving towards spirituality.”
…shout, cry, jump, talk, babble, do whatever you please. Close the doors and observe your own madness in its entirety…” suggests Osho on ‘Anger’.
“I can die, but not life. You can die, you will die – but not the cosmos, not the existence,” states Osho.
Maneesha has asked:
Our beloved Master,
This unspeakable that you are trying to communicate to us, this ungraspable that we are trying to get – sometimes it seems profoundly mysterious, sometimes it seems embarrassingly obvious. Is it either of these – or both together?
Many times sitting in your presence I am overwhelmed by a very childlike feeling. It seems so familiar, yet from a long time ago.
Answering a question in darshan, Osho declares with regard to saving the environment and ecology from the damages of technology that “the only way left is to go into technology far more deeply but with a new orientation.”
One Zen monk is reported to have said – every morning of his life after his enlightenment, the first thing in the morning he would say was, “Osho!”
“This Sufi saying wants to create the third type of man, the real man: who knows how to do and who knows how not to do,” expounds Osho.
An excerpt of Osho’s answer to the question, Why do you call yourself Bhagwan? Why do you call yourself god?
Osho answers to: “I am terribly scared to ask this question. Why do you mention Swami Yoga Chinamaya’s name when he asks a question? And why does something in me have to ask this question?”
Osho talks in darshan to an art professor: about Objective Art and about banning tourists from sacred places, unless they meditate first.
“The mystery will remain a mystery, but by becoming yourself a mystery, you will understand,” adds Osho
“We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion,” states Osho.
“What he means simply is that you should not feel guilty. Whatever you do – if it is not right, don’t do it again,” comments Osho.
Osho says, “India is the only land in the whole world, strangely, which has devoted all its talents in a concentrated effort to see the truth and to be the truth.”
“The existence is an infinite process. So there is no beginning, really, and there cannot be any end,” states Osho.
Junnaid says to Mansoor, “Remember, there is no home. Or, the home is everywhere – both are true.” An anecdote told by Osho.
“…And if his patients are sick, then his salary should be cut,” suggests Osho, as Lieh Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lao Tzu had proposed to their emperor.
Osho explains that power is not the cause of corruption, but only the opportunity for its expression.
Osho states, “Religion is not something that one gets – one has it, nobody can give it to you. It is your very being.
Sometimes a few words, even uttered by ordinary people, can fall in the right soil of the heart and can bring great transformation.
Osho describes the moment Maharshi dies and adds: “There is nowhere to go. This is the only existence there is, this is the only dance there is – where can one go?”
“Man alone is misery. Man plus god, and all misery disappears; misery is transformed into ecstasy,” states Osho.
“A real man of understanding never renounces anything. He simply understands: ‘Nothing is there to possess, so how can I renounce?'” says Osho.
Osho talks about meditating in a Buddhafield, “the field of awakening” and returning to “the marketplace.”
“Everybody somehow is trying to feel, to convince himself, that he is the greatest man in the world … And you can always find something that will be supportive to you – but it is not really nourishing to you. It is cutting you off from existence,” states Osho.
Osho talks on the subject of ‘Sannyas’: It “helps you to get rid of the non-essential … and meditation helps you to find the essential.”
“…You will have to lose a few things, but they are worthless. You will be gaining so much that you will never think again of what you have lost,” explains Osho.