After telling the anecdote, Osho says: “I am challenging you to jump out of the well … And the moment you see the ocean, there will be no need for me to convince you that this is bigger than your well.”
“In this whole world, what can you gain? What can you take away with you?” asks Osho.
With this anecdote Osho explains that one can become aware of what we have, only when we have lost it.
Osho states that this story told by the great Sufi Master, Farid Al-Din’ Attar, is “a symbolical, mythological tale of the ultimate utter death of the disciple.”
With this Hassid story Osho illustrates that the treasure is within us, in our own home, that underneath our own consciousness, just within us, is the kingdom of God.
Osho explains with a parable that only with an innocent mind the contact is immediate, from being to being, from heart to heart.
“If there is justice, compassion is impossible. Both cannot exist together,” asserts Osho.
“No need to hide, no need to cover oneself. No need to be afraid: God is love and God is the judge,” says Osho to an initiate in darshan.
Osho’s comment: “How many temples are there on the earth, of how many religions? And how many different kinds of gods have they imagined?”
The story of the Master as a catalytic agent to remind us who we are.
Quoting a Zen story Osho talks about sharing, thankfulness and expectation.
Osho tells a story to illustrate “…’this’ means the known and the knowable, and “That” means the unknown and the unknowable. The known plus the unknown is the Truth: this plus That is satya.”
“Not being able to see one’s prejudices, clingings, attachments and addictions, is stupidity,” says Osho in a discourse.
Osho says, “Man carries the seed of his misery or bliss, hell or heaven, within himself. Whatsoever happens to you, it happens because of you. Outside causes are secondary; inside causes are primary.”
“The song of a poet, the music of a musician, will go on echoing down the corridors of time. It belongs to eternity,” states Osho.
“If you try to kill the ego you will become a very very humble man, but remember, ‘very very’ is important. You cannot be an ordinary humble man but very very humble – and that will be the hiding place of your ego,” states Osho.
Osho says, “In each situation, watch. When you fail, it is God, it is fate … you don’t want to take the responsibility because it hurts the ego. But when you succeed, it is always you – it is never God, never fate…”
“Move inch by inch, slowly – but move. And you will find that as far as you go, ‘So far, I am alright.’ You will go on finding … that you are becoming an insider in this tremendous beautiful existence,” says Osho.
“If just the outside noise stopping for one minute gives you such stillness, such sweet silence, what will happen when your inside mind stops making noise?” asks Osho.
“The intelligent person stops creating, stops projecting and watches the mind so clearly that the mind cannot project anything. As the projections disappear, the world disappears,” says Osho.
“The duality has melted into oneness. The knower and the known are dissolved; there is only knowing,” states Osho.
Osho tells a joke before the evening Gibberish meditation: “The bamboos are asking for a few laughs. Even the clouds are not silent. A few laughs before we enter into our daily meditation.”
Osho states, “The only cause of hell, the only cause of misery is you and nothing else. Except you, nobody can cause it. And it is not the past; you are creating it each moment.”
“Everybody is born in the same way. It is not only that you don’t have a father, you don’t have a mother either. The day you discover your original being you will know that you pass through the mother and the father, you come through them, but you are not created by them,” says Osho.
“I believe that man is both together, spiritual and material … In fact man is psychosomatic, not material and spiritual, because that ‘and’ creates duality … Man is materialspiritual,” says Osho.
The second part of three of Shanti’s essay: How long is that road from the man we are to the man we can be, from our present state to our potential as a human being and as mankind?
“Wherever you go you take your world with you,” states Osho.
Osho states, “Avoid esotericism. They are dangerous things, you can become hooked into them … Eat your breakfast and have a good sleep! “
“Why have religions put you against your natural instincts? For the simple reason, to make you feel guilty. Once guilt is created … their work is done,” says Osho.
Part 1 of 3 of an essay by Shanti: How long is that road from the man we are to the man we can be, from our present state to our potential as a human being and as mankind?
“Whatsoever you think about yourself, starts happening. You create your world by your thought, you create your world by your desire,” states Osho.
Osho relates a story attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 CE). The answer is: “Just love.”
Osho states, “…millions of gifts are showering on you; just look at those gifts, and you will be surprised. You will be surprised at how you have been missing them..”
Osho says, “If you float with the river of life, you will come to find your question and you will come to find your answer.”
Osho tells a story about faith versus prayer.
“For your foolishness, I cannot punish myself… It is for you to decide to insult or not, but it is my freedom to take it or not,” said Buddha – as told by Osho.
Osho relates a story about Edmund Burke who used to go to church on Sundays – he was not a believer, but he liked the preacher and the way he talked about things.
“A man of understanding understands that somehow everybody has to be right in some sense or other,” says Osho.
“You are a man on the earth, a woman on the earth; enjoy this gift of God! In deep gratefulness, sing the song, dance the dance that is waiting deep inside your being to be expressed. Be creative. Flower,” comments Osho.
Farid said, ”I am talking in metaphors. Scissors I don’t need, because scissors cut things apart. A needle I need, because a needle puts things together. I teach love.”
Osho states, “Existence needs you as you are.”
Osho explains the origins of women’s headaches.
Osho relates a story by Lao Tzu where he says, “If you want to survive in this world be like this tree – absolutely useless.”
Osho speaks about gratefulness for all that existence is giving: “The mystic said, … I have been trying to wake you up. Existence has given you such precious things and rather than being grateful, you are behaving in such an ugly way.”
Osho speaks on the meaninglessness of boundaries and nations: “It is a mad world. All boundaries are absolute nonsense. Anything that divides man from man is inhuman, uncivilized, uncultured.”
Osho relates the story of a young brahmin who angers his father so much with his questions, that he gives him to Death. Once found, Death confesses: “I have never killed anyone!”
“If you cannot follow your own advice, what right have you got to give it to somebody else?” states Osho.
Osho states, “Lust for power is the foundation of all wars. If you look at human history… the whole of human history is nothing but a history of wars, man killing man.”
“The watcher is not on the screen, he is sitting in the movie hall. But the problem arises when the watcher becomes identified with something on the movie screen,” says Osho.
“Each moment is so full of blessings, each moment is such an eternity of joy, each moment is such a dance of beauty,” concludes Osho.