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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Why I love Osho

"Whenever there is a crisis of identity, whenever people don’t know who they are, whenever the past loses its grip, whenever people are uprooted from the traditional, whenever the past no longer seems relevant, this crisis arises, a great crisis of identity — who are we? what are we supposed to do?

This opportunity can turn into a curse too, if you fall victim to some Adolf Hitler; but this curse can become a great opening into the unknown if you are fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of a buddha. If you are fortunate enough to be in love with a buddha, your life can be transformed.

People who are still rooted in tradition, and who think they know what is right and what is wrong, will never come to a buddha. They will continue to live their life — the routine life, the dull, the dead life. They will go on fulfilling their duties as their forefathers used to do. For centuries they have been following a track and they will go on following that trodden track.

Of course, when you follow a trodden track, you feel certain — so many people have walked on it. But when you come to a buddha and you start moving into the unknown, there is no highway, no trodden path. You will have to make your own path by walking; the path will not be found readymade.

I can give you encouragement to move on your own, I can trigger a process of inquiry in you; but I will not give you a system of thought, I will not give you any certainty. I will only give you a pilgrimage...a pilgrimage which is hazardous, a pilgrimage which has millions and millions of pitfalls, a pilgrimage in which you will have to face more and more dangers every day, a pilgrimage that will take you to the top of human consciousness, to the fourth state. But the higher you go, the more is the danger of falling.

I can only promise you a great adventure, risky, dangerous, with no promise that you will attain it — because the unknown cannot be guaranteed."
Osho doesn't tell you to follow the tradition, he doesn't give you a system of thought. That is why I love Osho.


At 1:54 PM, Blogger SSKhalsa said...

Good post.
Osho is the most rebellious human being ever walked on Earth. He was one mad versus Whole world governments.
Osho opens a possibility of true religioiness for humanity and is the only hope of a golden age.

At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Sudi Narayan said...

Beloved, Good post!
Yes.. that is why we love also too..

Ideologies or so called system of thoughts whether good or bad always come from conditioned mind(s). Because, un-conditioned mind (or No-mind) doesn't need to give out ideas because it understand all that there is and everything the way they should be.

Osho is a rare phenomenon and is a treasure to the human consciousness. Osho's words are so easy to miss. "Easy to miss" because Truth is so simple and ordinary Minds.. Not.

Love you Osho

Sudi Narayan & Family, Atlanta, GA (Art of Sudi)


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