Beloved Osho,When I was coming for discourse, my heart wastrembling with fear; I felt as if I was going to die.Death seemed to be very close. Later in thediscourse, I felt an infinite joy from some unknownsource. Are these just two colours of love for you,or is it something else? Will you please comment?
haitanya Bharti, death is always close by. It isalmost like your shadow. You may be aware,you may not be aware, but it follows you fromthe first moment of your life to the very lastmoment. Death is a process just as life is aprocess, and they are almost together, just liketwo wheels of a bullock cart. Life cannot existwithout death; neither can death exist without life.Our minds have an insane desire: we want only lifeand not death. We don’t look at the existentialtruth, we always cling to our own insane desire.Any desire that goes against nature is insane. Andthis desire is in almost every living creature, notonly human beings. Even the trees are afraid of death, but trees can be forgiven. They are notconscious beings, they are only unconscious – fastasleep.But you are a little bit awake: you can sense thepresence of death. Hence the possibility opens fora deeper understanding, that life and death are alltogether, two extremes of one energy. Life is theactive force and death is the inactive force. Life isthe positive electricity and death is the negativeelectricity, but they cannot be separated.