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Wrong Conditioning Has Created a Workaholic Society

Wrong Conditioning Has Created a Workaholic Society

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WRONG CONDITIONING HAS CREATED A WORKAHOLIC SOCIETY, OSHO
WRONG CONDITIONING HAS CREATED A WORKAHOLIC SOCIETY, OSHO

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AND THE IDEA OF "THE WORK" HAS BEEN IMPOSED ON YOU FOR CENTURIES, that you are here for a certain "work" to do. Naturally, people wanted you not to be just lazy and enjoy. They wanted "work" -- because your work is going to create wealth, your work is going to create Alexanders, your work is going to create wars. Everything depends on you. So every culture, without exception, has been from the very beginning imposing the idea on the child that "you have a certain work, a certain purpose to fulfill in this life." It appealed to people, although it was absolutely absurd. What work are trees doing, and what work are birds doing? And what work are the sun and the moon and the stars doing? Except man, nobody is so insane to think that you have a certain great work to complete. THIS IS HOW THEY HAVE CREATED THE ACHIEVING MIND. And for thousands of years you agreed with the idea because it was very ego-fulfilling. If you are not here to do any special work, then you are accidental. You may be here, you may not be here, it doesn't matter. That hurts the ego. THE EGO WANTS YOU TO BE INDISPENSABLE TO EXISTENCE, that without your work, existence will not be complete. The same teaching was given to me by my parents, by my teachers, that "you have to do some work in your life; otherwise your life is just the life of a vagabond, a bum." I said, "Perhaps that is the work I am here for, to be a vagabond! Anyway, a few people are needed to be vagabonds..." The teacher who was telling me about the work said, "It is very difficult to discuss with you." And I said to him, "THIS IS A VERY PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAP TO ENSLAVE PEOPLE INTO SOME WORK by giving nourishment to their ego, to say that by fulfilling this work you will have fulfilled your destiny." I said to the teacher, "I don't have any destiny, because I cannot conceive that existence has any destiny. What destiny could existence have? When the work of existence is complete, that will mean an absolute death, because nothing more is there to be done. Everything has been done, so drop the curtain." I said, "I cannot see any purpose in the flowers, any purpose in the trees, any purpose in the oceans, any purpose in the stars..." EXISTENCE IS NOT A WORK, IT IS A CELEBRATION -- a sheer dance of energy which will go on and on forever in different forms, but cannot disappear. The energy is eternal. And I said to the teacher, "Never again mention work to me. Celebration is okay, but work? It is destroying the whole beauty of life. And I am in tune with existence, not in tune with you. You can go on doing your work. What work are you doing? Just being a geography teacher. I cannot conceive why existence needs a geography teacher. The whole geography is of the existence; what is the need of a teacher?" IT IS A VERY WRONG CONDITIONING THAT HAS CREATED A WORKAHOLIC SOCIETY, which condemns people who are not participating. Yes, there are needs: you need food, you need clothes, you need some shelter. Naturally, you will have to do something to create these small things. But this is not the destiny of existence that you created a house, that you produced a few children, that you are fighting with your wife. I cannot see that against the vast panorama of existence, your small stupidities are fulfilling any destiny. I want it to be emphatically understood by my people: WE DON'T HAVE ANY WORK HERE. We have to join in the celebration of existence. Those small needs are only survival measures. Don't brag about how big a bank balance you have; existence has no need of it. Don't brag about how great a politician you are, a prime minister or a president; existence

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