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Question – Is the childishness of senility anything to do with awareness? Is senility a disease of the west only? What is senility? Osho – It has nothing to do with East or West. East and West may differ on the surface — deep down there is no difference. Man is man… maybe a few different patterns in the East and a few different patterns in the West, but they are on the surface; they are only skin deep. Just scratch a little and East and West both disappear. Deep down is humanity, one. This question is significant. „Is the childishness of senility anything to do with awareness?‟ And, „What is senility?‟ Senility is becoming old without becoming mature. Senility is growing old without growing up. Then, as the end result, the senile person becomes very childish because his child has never become a grown-up; he has always been hiding the child inside him. He was occupied in a thousand and one things of the world and the child was waiting and waiting. Now he has become retired, now all those occupations are gone and his energy also is weakening, so all those controls are also gone. Because when you control yourself and you pretend something that you are not and you hide something that you are, great energy is needed. The old man is naturally losing energy; his control is gone, he cannot control, so that which is hidden inside him surfaces: he again becomes childish. But remember, that is not what Jesus means when he says: Only those who are like children will be capable of entering into the kingdom of God. Child-likeness is not childishness. Child-likeness comes only when a person is not only growing in age but is growing up, is becoming integrated inside. It is not only a physiological phenomenon that he is sixty, but psychologically, spiritually, he has become a grown-up person, mature, ripe. Then, in the end, the person becomes child-like, innocent. Childishness is not a value, it is a disvalue. Child-likeness is a great value. To be child-like means that the circle is complete: the man has lived life, lived and loved, experienced all that was available and has come to conclude that there is nothing more valuable than innocence. He has known — known that knowledge is futile, so he has dropped knowledge. He has known all the cunning ways of the world — he has been cunning, he has been deceptive, he has been deceived, others have been cunning towards him — he has known all that, but he has grown-up and he has come to conclude that that is just useless, meaningless. Deceiving, deceived — all is a game; it does not lead you anywhere, it is a dream. He has dropped all those games. A really mature person is one who has no more obsessions with any game. He lives simply, innocently, without any pretensions and without any masks. That is the innocent person: a grown-up person become innocent, child-like. Simply getting old in age, one becomes senile, ugly, rotten; and one day, when your energies are gone, your childishness surfaces and the old person starts behaving in foolish ways. Remember, to be foolish is one thing and to be innocent is totally another. Sometimes they look similar, but they are not. An innocent person may sometimes look foolish, but he is not foolish. You can cheat him, but he is not foolish; and while you are cheating him he is feeling

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compassion for you. One day you will understand that you were a fool, he was not a fool. A foolish person looks innocent, but is not innocent. He is also cunning, though his cunningness is not a very developed quality, his cunningness is not very complex. He is also cunning, but people are more cunning than him — he is relatively less cunning, so he looks foolish. An innocent person looks similar to the foolish one, but he is not. Childishness is foolishness, stupidity: idiotic it is. Child-likeness is totally different: it is a flowering of innocence. St. Francis is child-like, Jesus is child-like, Lao Tzu is child-like. … [A sannyasin who is leaving said: Two months ago, you said you might give me a special healing meditation. I’ve been going to all the divine healings (that happen at each monthly camp) and they did much.] Osho – You would like to become a healer? … You will be able. It will be good for you. It will be good for others. Healing is a beautiful communication, deeper than any other communication. You can talk verbally, you can say to somebody, ’I love you,’ but words are just words empty. If you can simply shower your energy on the other person, you say in a very much deeper way ’I love you’. That really heals. That’s what I mean when I say that compassion is therapeutic. So just start… and there is no need to be worried about technique. Whenever you feel that you have the energy to share, just share. A few things to remember…. The person should be lying down whenever you heal, because when a person is in a lying posture there is more possibility of entering his deepest core. When a person is lying down, he is more like a child. When he is sitting, he is less like a child; when he is standing, even less like a child. When he is lying down he feels relaxed automatically, because lying down is associated with sleep and with childhood when he was not capable of sitting, not capable of standing. So sleep and childhood – these two things are deeply associated with lying. So let the person lie down and tell him to relax. The best way to help him to relax is to tell him to first do the opposite – to become as tense as possible, to tense all over the body so that he deliberately becomes tense and every fibre of the body is stretched. Tell him to come to almost a mad climax of tension, and then when he cannot go any more, tell him suddenly to relax. Then he will fall into deep relaxation. Ordinarily if you say to somebody to relax, he listens to the word, he tries, but nothing happens, because how to relax? In fact if you say to a person to relax he becomes more tense than hewas before because now he tries to relax. He does not know what to do – because you cannot relax. You can become tense, but you cannot relax. Relaxation is a by-product, is an after-effect, a consequence of utmost tension. So tell him to tense; that he knows how to do. That is not a problem – everybody knows how to become tense. Tell him that he is facing his enemy or facing death and he has to escape, so become tense. Tell him to let his whole body become tense, vibrating with tension, and then suddenly tell him to relax. With this created tension, he can relax now. He will fall into deep

So when you touch somebody. Just keep at least two inches away from the body. homosexual. defensive. you will feel very tired because you have exhausted your energy with no result. because that will be very destructive to you. It is possible only in deep trust. That is the only touch. a live electric wire He will become so afraid that his doors will close – and if the doors are closed. It is something natural. But in both the ways touch loses security. We are ready. because if you touch the body suddenly. and if you try on persons who won’t trust you. you touch wrong associations – sexual. If you fail many times. It is not that a few people are healers and others are not. queer or that something is wrong with them. If she is a woman you feel sexually aroused. forget about him. I don’t have the energy. So in the beginning. and when the person is not receptive. scared. because people who don’t believe say. And when he is relaxing. Nothing is wrong in touching each other’s body. but two men touching each other become afraid. three minutes of great tension will help him to relax. and falls back on you. or has never used it. In the beginning it is good not to. you can go on showering and nothing will happen. or somebody slapping and the other becoming afraid. If it comes up to the door and returns. you think they are gay. If you touch them they become tense. no. It is a very tempting thing. you will become unconfident about your own energy. Even fathers and mothers don’t touch and cuddle and hug their children. so much energy is pouring out that if you touch. You feel embarrassed if somebody embraces you. tense.’ Never make it an argument. When the energy comes back. unwelcomed. unreceived. When you are healing a person. Healing is possible not only because of your energy – it is possible only when your energy enters the other person and becomes his energy. now try on us. the modern mind has become afraid of touch so much that it becomes tense. and that is sexual. If a person has doubts about you. The only touch that children have come to know and associate with is when the father becomes angry and hits and slaps. innocence. We don’t touch people ordinarily. All touch has disappeared.’ In fact every person has the energy to heal. Every person born is a healer but has forgotten the capacity. Foolish! They may be just friends. never touch. If he is a man you feel embarrassed. If you see two men holding hands. ’Okay. That’s why if a person does not trust you. no healing happens. with no fulfillment. You have exhausted the energy but it has not been creative. you will feel very tired. People are very touchy about touch. You can show us how you can heal.3 relaxation. . start pouring your energy on him. Just two. because it is not possible. then by and by you will think ’Nothing is happening. The modern mind knows only one touch. or has used it in wrong associations and has come to feel that it never works. it will be almost as if you are touching him with a live wire. So in the beginning never try on just anyone. never try healing – never try. It is good not to touch the body.

Then you are no more an outsider here.4 So never try it on somebody who challenges you. that could get into it. For the energy to penetrate. Two or three minutes jogging will do. Love makes you a part of existence. but his illness may be very strong. jog. Then the touch becomes very very helpful. but you are touching his subtle body – and that’s enough. then at least wash your hands immediately and shake them. when his trust is immense and you can see that he is flowing with you. not touching the body. and your body will be confused very much. so in a way you are touching his energy aura. Sometimes the person may not be strong. It is always love that heals. because the person’s body aura is about six inches away from his body. So it you can take a shower. mm? Good. good. his or her energy also sometimes passes into you. they overlap. tense. You are not touching his or her physical body. unless you feel that without you the existence would be a little less. even stronger than you. so those vibrations of illness can enter you and can be destructive. and to be needed is the greatest need. Sometimes the person can be very very strong. but he will not be afraid about that. Nothing else can fulfill that great need. and then the contact is lost from any influences. but utterly needed. Cold water is very good – it helps your energy to shrink back. Only this much… and you will be able. On that point the whole energy showers and enters deepest. . then it becomes a pinpoint. You have really touched him. If somebody is ready to participate. because then it is foolish and you cannot heal much. impressions. do so. First just give an energy massage. Then all the impressions and vibrations will fall away from you. then it is a beautiful experience. badly ill. that’s enough. If you feel sometimes that you are really too full of the energy of the other person. Love makes you feel welcome in the world. When you feel that the person is participating tremendously. It always happens that when you are passing your energy into the other person. Keep about two. Then shake your hands. Keep about two inches distance. If it is not possible. it destroys alienation. Unless you feel that you are contributing something to existence. because love makes you whole. and there is no other therapy in the world except love. Healing is good but not at your own cost. and you can feel that your energy is being absorbed – it is not rejected. that you would be missed. If it is not possible. Sooner or later you will become ill. vibrations. that you are irreplaceable. So in the beginning never touch. but first let him get in tune with you. It is not a challenge. If you feel an urge arises to touch the person – for example he has a stomach ache or a headache or something and you feel that just touching the head will be helpful – then touch. then just wash your hands immediately. three inches away. They can make you m. After each healing it is better that if you can take a shower. he has become like a sponge and is soaking it up – then you can touch. Love makes you feel needed. … Osho – Love is therapy. When the person is relaxing more and more and you feel… and I am saying feel – not that you think. jump. to go with you.

If love is the flower. makes you feel a little weightless. singing songs in praise of God. Just as diseases are contagious. the psychoanalyst will not be of much help. Or. there is not much difference between the psychoanalyst and the patient. or whatsoever is available. man is left alone. so is health. the religious person – the Buddha.5 you will not feel healthy and whole. no other therapy is needed. there was no need for therapy. Because he was healed and whole. because of your childhood. Psychoanalysis shifts the responsibility. prayer is unlimited. Psychoanalysis comes as a substitute: it gives you a little bit of rooting. You are suffering: the psychoanalyst will show that you are suffering because of your mother. If you can pray. he himself is as ill as the patient. churches have become political. Love is between one person and another person. Man was never in need of therapy when prayer was alive. The very ground on which he has been standing for centuries has disappeared. Love is visible. were ecstatic just for being. It makes you feel a little good: so it is not you who is the cause. because of your upbringing. religion has been contaminated by the priests. the cause does not disappear. his wholeness was contagious. If there is any difference it is quantitative. Just by knowing the cause. He is falling in an abyss. when people were dancing in great gratitude. It is not a difference of being. a poor substitute for prayer. you are not in ignorance – but just by knowing the cause nothing is helped. were grateful just for life. In the o]d days there was a different kind of person moving in the world. and quantity does not make much difference. … . But for that. prayer is between one impersonal presence and the impersonal presence of the whole. for being here. His very presence was healing. with nobody to support him. it gives you a little bit of ground to hold onto. If there is any difference. Therapies are needed in the world because prayer has disappeared. Therapy is a modern need. uncared for. it is not that of quality. the Christ. unburdened. Just as illnesses can be caught from others. He may help a little bit to solve your problems intellectually. He may find out the causes of your problems – and when you know the cause you feel a little better. it is the mother. Because the psychoanalyst himself is in need. Because temples have become rotten. And prayer is the highest form of love. but it is nothing compared to prayer. very poor. but the problem is not solved. When tears were flowing from their eyes – of love. then you settle for second-best or the thirdbest. prayer is invisible. feeling uprooted. Psychoanalysis is a poor substitute for religion. flowing. of joy – and when there were songs in their hearts. so can you catch something of the healing energy from the other. there is always something else you can put blame on. The psychoanalyst and his patient are both in the same boat. that difference is of knowledge – and that makes no difference at all. then prayer is the fragrance. But when you cannot get the best. Love is limited.

start pouring your energy on him. to tense all over the body so that he deliberately becomes tense and every fibre of the body is stretched. that he knows how to do. The best way to help him to relax is to tell him to first do the opposite – to become as tense as possible. even less like a child. he can relax now. The modern mind knows only one touch. Healing is a beautiful communication. you say in a very much deeper way ’I love you’. . the modern mind has become afraid of touch so much that it becomes tense. Tell him that he is facing his enemy or facing death and he has to escape. I’ve been going to all the divine healings (that happen at each monthly camp) and they did much. ’I love you. People are very touchy about touch.] Osho – You would like to become a healer? … You will be able. Relaxation is a by-product. he listens to the word. not capable of standing. Ordinarily if you say to somebody to relax. And when he is relaxing. When he is sitting. So just start… and there is no need to be worried about technique. and then when he cannot go any more. you said you might give me a special healing meditation. he tries. because when a person is in a lying posture there is more possibility of entering his deepest core. That really heals.’ but words are just words empty. The person should be lying down whenever you heal. three minutes of great tension will help him to relax. Just keep at least two inches away from the body. That’s what I mean when I say that compassion is therapeutic. Just two. but nothing happens. You can talk verbally. We don’t touch people ordinarily. So sleep and childhood – these two things are deeply associated with lying. is an after-effect. just share. because lying down is associated with sleep and with childhood when he was not capable of sitting. he is more like a child. A few things to remember…. and then suddenly tell him to relax. deeper than any other communication. because if you touch the body suddenly. When a person is lying down. tell him suddenly to relax. because how to relax? In fact if you say to a person to relax he becomes more tense than hewas before because now he tries to relax. It will be good for others. If you touch them they become tense. So tell him to tense. That is not a problem – everybody knows how to become tense. a consequence of utmost tension. Tell him to come to almost a mad climax of tension. he is less like a child. Whenever you feel that you have the energy to share. So let the person lie down and tell him to relax. He does not know what to do – because you cannot relax. so become tense. You can become tense. Tell him to let his whole body become tense. Then he will fall into deep relaxation. It will be good for you. When he is lying down he feels relaxed automatically. but you cannot relax. vibrating with tension.6 [A sannyasin who is leaving said: Two months ago. If you can simply shower your energy on the other person. With this created tension. when he is standing. All touch has disappeared. you can say to somebody. He will fall into deep relaxation. In the beginning it is good not to. and that is sexual. It is good not to touch the body.

Keep about two inches distance. never try healing – never try. not touching the body. When the person is relaxing more and more and you feel… and I am saying feel – not that you think. That is the only touch. We are ready. If you feel an urge arises to touch the person – for example he has a stomach ache or a headache or something and you feel that just touching the head will be helpful – then touch. innocence.’ In fact every person has the energy to heal. so much energy is pouring out that if you touch. you will feel very tired because you have exhausted your energy with no result. because it is not possible. That’s why if a person does not trust you. If it comes up to the door and returns. If she is a woman you feel sexually aroused. because the person’s body aura is about six inches away from his body. When the energy comes back. First just give an energy massage. or has used it in wrong associations and has come to feel that it never works. you will become unconfident about your own energy. So in the beginning never touch. tense. with no fulfillment. never touch. . You can show us how you can heal. and if you try on persons who won’t trust you.’ Never make it an argument. The only touch that children have come to know and associate with is when the father becomes angry and hits and slaps. Keep about two. unreceived. If you fail many times. you will feel very tired. If a person has doubts about you. You feel embarrassed if somebody embraces you. Foolish! They may be just friends. You have exhausted the energy but it has not been creative. no healing happens. If he is a man you feel embarrassed. no. It is a very tempting thing. It is not that a few people are healers and others are not. but first let him get in tune with you. a live electric wire He will become so afraid that his doors will close – and if the doors are closed. So never try it on somebody who challenges you. scared. When you are healing a person. because people who don’t believe say. forget about him. unwelcomed. It is possible only in deep trust. If somebody is ready to participate. ’Okay. and falls back on you. or somebody slapping and the other becoming afraid. It is not a challenge. because that will be very destructive to you. or has never used it. Even fathers and mothers don’t touch and cuddle and hug their children. Nothing is wrong in touching each other’s body. it will be almost as if you are touching him with a live wire. So in the beginning. now try on us. So in the beginning never try on just anyone. defensive. Every person born is a healer but has forgotten the capacity. you touch wrong associations – sexual. It is something natural. then by and by you will think ’Nothing is happening. then it is a beautiful experience. but two men touching each other become afraid. Healing is possible not only because of your energy – it is possible only when your energy enters the other person and becomes his energy. and when the person is not receptive. So when you touch somebody. you think they are gay. to go with you. you can go on showering and nothing will happen. homosexual.7 If you see two men holding hands. I don’t have the energy. But in both the ways touch loses security. queer or that something is wrong with them.

it is too big for that! There is no way to know everything so something or other always remains unknown.8 three inches away. So one has to learn to live with it. and you can feel that your energy is being absorbed – it is not rejected. even stronger than you. that’s enough. his or her energy also sometimes passes into you. … [A sannyasin. and one has to learn to live with it because life cannot be sorted out. Then shake your hands. then at least wash your hands immediately and shake them. Cold water is very good – it helps your energy to shrink back. jump. impressions. They can make you m. he has become like a sponge and is soaking it up – then you can touch. then just wash your hands immediately. Healing is good but not at your own cost. After each healing it is better that if you can take a shower. He has no conflict between the known and the unknown. For the energy to penetrate. then by and by it disappears and instead of confusion a totally different new thing arises… and that’s what is called wonder. he is ready to accept the mystery of it. but he will not be afraid about that.] Osho – Confusion remains. tense. . returning to the West. vibrations. Sooner or later you will become ill. it is so big. So it you can take a shower. Only this much… and you will be able. do so. The confusion arises because of our impossible effort to sort everything out. so in a way you are touching his energy aura. and your body will be confused very much. When you feel that the person is participating tremendously. Then all the impressions and vibrations will fall away from you. badly ill. then it becomes a pinpoint. mm? Good. You have really touched him. they overlap. good. When a child has the same energy he simply feels wonder – because he is not in any way concerned about solving anything. because then it is foolish and you cannot heal much. If it is not possible. but his illness may be very strong. when his trust is immense and you can see that he is flowing with you. says she is confused. so those vibrations of illness can enter you and can be destructive. Two or three minutes jogging will do. If you feel sometimes that you are really too full of the energy of the other person. he does not make any distinction between the real and the dream. On that point the whole energy showers and enters deepest. Then the touch becomes very very helpful. and then the contact is lost from any influences. Sometimes the person may not be strong. That unknown goes on creating confusion. If it is not possible. jog. but you are touching his subtle body – and that’s enough. that could get into it. Sometimes the person can be very very strong. It always happens that when you are passing your energy into the other person. You are not touching his or her physical body. It is the same energy that becomes confusion or wonder.

the mystery will be there when we are gone. His intelligence is superb. Those beautiful moments which could have been of tremendous joy will be lost in trying somehow to manage the problems of life. to solve the confusions of life. and it will be a burden rather than being a celebration. Yes. if you don’t accept the mystery of life. You are simply surprised by the mystery of life. And the mystery is more fundamental than us – because we come out of it. Don’t be cerebral. Intellectual people become more confused than emotional people. he does not make distinctions. You are simply surprised that it is not a puzzle. Start enjoying more. we are in confusion. Everything should finally be decided in black and white. We can create a small candlelight around ourselves but the whole existence remains dark. How can you be unconfused? You will remain confused if you don’t accept that darkness. If you don’t make distinctions confusion cannot arise. No comer of mind should be left in the dark. Start approaching the mystery of life more innocently… with no concept of finding the answer. the more confused he will become. They never become confused: they simply like things as they come. The mystery was there before we came in. but they cannot be sorted out. and instead of confusion the same energy becomes more and more full of wonder. Then there is confusion. because confusion is an interpretation. it is a mystery. you are simply surprised that nothing can be solved. He would have become a poet. as great as Bhagavadgita. the unknown will remain unlimited…. because a wrong notion exists in the western mind that everything has to be clear-cutly solved. the riddles of life. a mad asylum. so the mystery is infinite. . ’Where has it gone?’ We go on saying that it was just a dream but he says. Then there are gut people also. don’t be in the head. The moment we think about life as if it is a problem. everything has to be reduced to statistics. by and by confusion disappears. laughing more. So the more a person is trying to solve things. Once you start learning to live with it. But he went mad. Become a child: don’t try to solve it – it is too big and in trying to solve it you will miss your life. Now my feeling about Nietzsche is that had he been in India he would have become a buddha. only then can we be at ease. He had that quality and unconsciously many of his writings are more poetic than philosophic: ’Thus spake Zarathustra’ is great poetry. there are problems and there are many things which one would like to sort out. incomparable – but he simply went into a madhouse. We are just small waves of the ocean. It is not an accident that great thinkers in the West – a Friedrich Nietzsche or a Mayakovsky – people who were really of great intelligence have almost always gone mad.9 Sometimes it happens that a child may have been playing with a toy in his dream and when he awakes he cries for the toy and asks. and died as a madman. In India the same energy would have been transformed with a totally different outlook. that there is no way to know and whatsoever we know will remain very very limited. Confusion arises and the wave sometimes goes mad. ’But where is it now?’ He makes no distinction between the dream and the real. The moment we start thinking that it is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. This is what I call learning to live with it.

He was occupied in a thousand and one things of the world and the child was waiting and waiting. cannot be grasped. The moment you drop questioning there is no confusion. Senility is growing old without growing up. Child-likeness is not childishness. This question is significant. Just scratch a little and East and West both disappear. spiritually. remain surprised. continue to meditate. that is not what Jesus means when he says: Only those who are like children will be capable of entering into the kingdom of God. he has become a grown-up person. „Is the childishness of senility anything to do with awareness?‟ And. and remain available for more and more surprise. confusion creates hell! Wherever you are. We want to reduce love into chemistry. The wise man drops questioning. But remember. East and West may differ on the surface — deep down there is no difference. one. in the end. so that which is hidden inside him surfaces: he again becomes childish. now all those occupations are gone and his energy also is weakening.10 There is none. and mystery is such a joy! Confusion is such a disease. as the end result. we are in confusion. the senile person becomes very childish because his child has never become a grown-up. but psychologically. The old man is naturally losing energy. And let this be your approach: create more wonder in life. Deep down is humanity. there exists none. is becoming integrated inside. The confusion is created by our questioning mind. the very effort to solve it is disrespectful. Now he has become retired. Let each moment be an encounter with the mysterious. … Question – Is the childishness of senility anything to do with awareness? Is senility a disease of the west only? What is senility? Osho – It has nothing to do with East or West. Then. Man is man… maybe a few different patterns in the East and a few different patterns in the West. In fact. Turn this confusion into mystery – it is the same energy. great energy is needed. „What is senility?‟ Senility is becoming old without becoming mature. It means we want to reduce god to a syllogism. a deep acceptance. but they are on the surface. It is not only a physiological phenomenon that he is sixty. We want to reduce everything into the manageable… and wherever we find that things are unmanageable. Then. The answer is no answer. they are only skin deep. Continue to meditate and help my people wherever you are. . suddenly it disappears. Child-likeness comes only when a person is not only growing in age but is growing up. his control is gone. innocent. a reverence for life. ripe. the person becomes child-like. so all those controls are also gone. My whole effort here is to create an unquestioning consciousness – a great trust. mature. beyond us. he has always been hiding the child inside him. Because when you control yourself and you pretend something that you are not and you hide something that you are. he cannot control.

11 Childishness is not a value. but he has grown-up and he has come to conclude that that is just useless. not at all. it is a disvalue. so he has dropped knowledge. but people are more cunning than him — he is relatively less cunning. An innocent person may sometimes look foolish. Then he opened the book and held it before me. but your insight.‖ ―Ah. but he is not foolish. Lao Tzu is child-like. one who knows nothing. much!‖ he smiled. Child-likeness is a great value. The knowledgeable person cannot see it. and while you are cheating him he is feeling compassion for you. but he is not. it has something to do with innocence. Wisdom is your insight into existence — not Buddha’s insight. That is the innocent person: a grown-up person become innocent. He lives simply. child-like. What is Wisdom? Osho – Stephen Crane writes: I met a seer. Francis is child-like. He has dropped all those games. Jesus is child-like. Wisdom has nothing to do with knowledge. One day you will understand that you were a fool.‖ I said. he has been deceptive. and one day. Deceiving. wisdom is original. though his cunningness is not a very developed quality.‖ Yes.‖"Child…‖ he began. without any pretensions and without any masks. one becomes senile. You can cheat him. He has known all the cunning ways of the world — he has been cunning. Something of the purity of the heart is a must. He is also cunning. A foolish person looks innocent. ugly. absolutely your insight into existence. one who functions from the state of not knowing. not Atisha’s insight. stupidity: idiotic it is. … Question – Osho. it is a dream. He is also cunning. can know what wisdom is. to be foolish is one thing and to be innocent is totally another. lived and loved. innocently. that I should have gone so suddenly blind. Remember. ―Only those who are like small children will be able to enter into my kingdom of God. Only the innocent person can see it. Simply getting old in age. but they are not. Sometimes they look similar. meaningless. ―let me read. deceived — all is a game. it does not lead you anywhere. ―think not that I am a child. St. he held in his hands the book of wisdom. wisdom wells up within. he has been deceived. rotten. for already I know much of that which you hold.‖ I addressed him. others have been cunning towards him — he has known all that. Wisdom is not knowledge. To be child-like means that the circle is complete: the man has lived life. Strange. something of the emptiness of being is needed for wisdom to grow. when your energies are gone. . A really mature person is one who has no more obsessions with any game. only a child. An innocent person looks similar to the foolish one. Knowledge is borrowed. your childishness surfaces and the old person starts behaving in foolish ways. so he looks foolish. Childishness is foolishness. ―Sir. He has known — known that knowledge is futile. he was not a fool. not my insight. but is not innocent. Knowledge comes from without. Jesus is right. he is blind. Child-likeness is totally different: it is a flowering of innocence. his cunningness is not very complex. but he is not foolish. ―Sir. experienced all that was available and has come to conclude that there is nothing more valuable than innocence.

forgotten. . Time is basically the field of death.‖ And the asleep person at the most can dream that he is awake. whatsoever you are doing. Once you can have a glimpse of something within your being which is not temporal. your whole attitude. That reflecting of that which is. it has transcended death too. and only then will something start moving inside you. Whatsoever is born in time will have to die. it reflects that which is. no death. then you know that you cannot die. Knowledge is a false. One word has both the meanings because in the eastern mind – particularly in the indian consciousness – time and death are synonymous. You cannot step in the same river twice. you have to move with the wise. Wisdom cannot be taught. I had moved into the without. and akal means no time. is wisdom. But that too is a dream. I had fallen asleep. when it is just a mirror. Whatsoever happens in time is going to die. it is like an infection: you have to be with the wise. your inner being starts remembering that ―I also have the same treasure as my master. Wisdom is true knowledge — rather knowing than knowledge. universities exist to teach you. Nothing can be permanent in the flux of time. because it has no full point to it. It goes on growing. Everything is fleeting and nothing is staying. Don’t be knowledgeable. That is wisdom. So akal means both things – time and death. which is not born in time. Nothing is transferred. the flux. Ordinarily. the eternal is not possible. Knowledge gratifies the ego. but that doesn’t make much difference. That dream is knowledge. Time is the field for the impermanent. The man of wisdom goes on learning. You may remain occupied in something else so that you need not look at death. simply triggers a process in you. there never comes a stop. You may avoid it… you may look at some other things. it goes on flowing. But the person who really awakes is wise. keeping the within at the back. the changing. … Osho – Deva means divine. because that certainty changes your whole pattern of life. so overflowing with innocence. wisdom happens only when the ego is gone. It is what Carl Gustav Jung calls ―synchronicity. which stands outside time. when your soul is without any dust of knowledge. The person who is asleep and thinks that he knows… that is knowledge. which has nothing to do with time. that his presence triggers a process in you.12 When you are able to see with no dust of knowledge on the mirror of your soul. Knowledge can be taught. it is not under the law of cause and effect. plastic substitute for wisdom. The treasure was not lost but only forgotten.‖ The master is so full of silence. and akal means two things: one is timelessness and another is deathlessness. Once your consciousness transcends time. In time. The movement in the disciple is not caused by the master. your total approach. you are surrounded by the fear of death. I had simply forgotten about it. You may not look at it. and that certainty is a radical change. be wise.

death is surrounding you – you are like an island. Even a one-day-old child has died. surrounded by death from everywhere. Sometimes it can happen in dancing.’ That is their mantra. Your look is irrelevant – it is there. And it affects you. watching. it needs thoughts to be there. because if you make effort you will become tense. mm? Whenever you are sitting silently. the pause between two notes. Sometimes it can simply happen when you are sitting. in meditating. Relax silently. So keep alert about it. a little more.’ That means ’Only the deathless is true – everything else is false. Each moment is sacred. silence… absolute silence. ninety years – death starts the moment you are born. but not doing anything in particular for it. in the rose – everywhere – and how can you be happy when death is there? It is impossible to be happy. to sing. when there is no thought moving on the screen of your mind. waiting. In the pause between the two notes. Death is happening in you. to be loving. So whether you look or not. death disappears. suddenly the timelessness – akal – -is there. Be alert in a feminine way – passive. to dance – death is there! Once you have entered a moment of no time. You may have heard the famous slogan of the sikhs:’Sat shree akal. time disappears. One day suddenly you find that you are exhausted – nothing is left. and it can happen in any moment. Time cannot exist without thoughts. It is constantly eating at your roots. If you love. you cannot love totally. One day is less. an openness is enough. so just be alert. And the day you realise – any moment which you feel was . And unless you have attained to the timeless. It can happen any moment because no time is against it – all time is the same. When thinking stops. receive. Because with the disappearance of thoughts. a little more… drop by drop. It can come any day… it can come right this moment. It knows no barrier. just wait for the moment. How can you see the beautiful when death is there? How can you look into a rose flower and be charmed by its beauty – how? Because death is there – already the petals of the rose are falling. whether you look or not makes no difference. Time has flown out of your hand. You have been playing with toys… you have been childish.13 but it is there. He has died already… at least one day. So be feminine. and then you have the first taste of your being. Once the screen is empty and your mind projector is not Working. The arrow of time has started moving towards death. not functioning – even for a single moment – you have dropped into the interval. wait for it. and a heart who can accept. eighty. One day it comes. Meditation is the door to timelessness. Just a readiness. to celebrate. Each moment you have died a little more. Each moment death is happening. Only the timeless is true – everything else is false. I’m saying to simply be alert. a receptivity. Death is not something that happens aker seventy. I’m not saying to make much effort for it. That moment we call akal. because death is there – how can you love totally? How can you love when death is there? It looks impossible to love when death is there. and any time it is going to happen. you have been just collecting pebbles and seashells on the seashore.

a receiver. It has been known. when your mind has become an emptiness. If you think about it. Even after that. a receptivity. express it. has expressed it. The greater the realization. Mm? it is going to happen any day! Source – Osho Book ―The Buddha Disease‖ … Question – What is Death. words cease. but it has remained unexpressed. Near a seashore – just sitting. One must approach reality completely vacant and empty. has come over you that vou can be struck dumb. something becomes silent in you. when your mind is naked and empty. just present. but never said. Only then does your mind become just a receiver. no scripture. when you have to assert it. without any preconceptions of what is to be there. you can come to it only when you do not come with your theologies. ’What is’ can be revealed only when there is no conception. This thinking creates a barrier. but communicating. the less the possibility of expressing it. something so multidimensional. and what exists after death? Osho – If you think about what is. Under the starry sky – just existing. Then there is no communication – and still there is a communication. When you are in love. you will not be able to. just being. No word. You must go into nowhere. Religion points toward total silence. And you can come to it at any moment. Every moment we are thinking and thinking. The truth has never been said. thinking ceases. You are silent. what is is revealed. You can come to it only when you do not come with your scriptures. you have to go into nothingness. something comes to you and something goes out of you. then you will impose your own conceptions on it. taken pains to express it. when your mind is totally vacant. A mute quest is required. it has been lived. no theory in you. doing nothing – and it can overwhelm you. no thought. a nothingness. unknown. you will pervert i t. endeavoured. no one to dream anything. something so unknown. when your mind is just a womb. when time had stopped – then come immediately to tell me. no one to project anything. . You won’t be able to express what has been known. When you are in love. In your silence. you can come to it only when you do not come with your questions. One must be silent to hear the creative process: one must be totally silent to know that-which-is. not doing anything – it can penetrate you. without any preconceived thoughts. without any prejudices. That is why there are glimpses of it in love. something so unimagined. doing nothing – you can come to it. words are not enough Something so vast. Language is not adequate. not a verbal questioning.14 beyond time. When you are under a tree – just sleeping. relaxing. They have tried. When nothing from your mind is imposed. only then is ’what is’ revealed because there is no one to pervert it – no one to imagine anything. And then.

it is hiding somewhere. can become an awakening and you can come into contact with what is. Theories are important. While life is. from my hands. a seer. So do not ask what death is. It is there. then what you know is second-hand – not a first hand knowledge. and you will go through it. you cannot know them beforehand. The reverse can also happen: when we are dying we may be asking. And you ask. And if you ask someone. A person who knows life. drink it completely – eat it! Then death comes. It is coming. Something (the existence) has come in. Absorb it. Know what is here and now. Both are blissful. from the friends who have gathered here. ‖What was life?‖ A dying person asks what was life and a living person asks what is death! A living person can come to know life. Then you will become capable of feeling death when you die. so that when death comes. When I am answering you. If you are just here – present. But it is possible to go through death and still not know it. so while you are alive. Then there is no communication. meaningless. Know it. And when he knows both. Your thinking has come between us as a barrier. he knows that life is not against death nor is death against life. not a realized knowledge. Know what is. but do not ask about it. live! Know life! And if you know it then you will know death also. you will have to know the night’s relaxation and sleep. One has to die to know death and one has to live to know life. Birth has been a door and death. ultimately knows death also. feel life. It is as blissful to awaken in the morning as it is to go into deep sleep at night. We are passing through life and still we have not known it. When you have known the day’s awakening. How can one know? You can think about it. he knows that something unknown has come into being and that something unknown has left. When he knows both. then there will be no communication. thinking about whether it is right or not – then we are poles apart. But you must know them while they are happening. do not ask what will be.15 If you are listening to me and still thinking within yourself. Become a knower. be one with it. too. The process is endless. but that will not be death. that will not be real. the night comes. It will come. We are asking. nothing ends. the voyage is eternal. you will know it also. ‖What is death?‖ One cannot know before dying. There will be births beyond death and there will be deaths beyond birth. the completion of life. Nothing begins. If you are just listening – and that is the miracle: to be just listening! – then even this communication that is happening right now between us can become a communication of what is. meaningful. from the whole situation that exists right here. that has come to you through your . not a knowledge that has penetrated your ultimate being. has been a door. and that barrier cannot be crossed. There are births beyond birth and there will deaths beyond death. and something has gone out. Do not think about death. It will come. Feelings are potent. It is as blissful to know death as to know life. not a felt knowledge. doing nothing then something from my eyes. ‖What is death?‖ while we are alive. if you are still creating new questions – comparing what I am saying. because death is pinnacle: the peak of life. When yon have known the day. How can you know it? You can only think about it and create theories.

You cannot make it happen. then you merely keep thinking and weaving webs of fantasy. Remember the sutra: WHEN KNOWLEDGE IS DESTROYED THE DREAM IS SEEN. and one year we spend in planning the next vacation. no future. to this very moment. and that is where life is – but you miss it! Knowledge. but the present is now. and if the flame within does not get its fuel. but you do not go at all! Half your life is spent in thinking of the past and the other half in thinking about the future. You are neither life nor death. returning to the source. in desires. You have been living. which is a dead dream. It comes when it comes. or you wander in your imagination which is a dream of the future. and your life loses its way and staggers there in the darkness. Source – Osho Book ―The Eternal Quest‖ … Osho on Sutra “WHEN KNOWLEDGE IS DESTROYED THE DREAM IS SEEN” Osho – If knowledge of the soul does not penetrate you. here and now.‖ he replied.16 innermost core. First know life. and the present has no meaning. when the soul is not awakened. which is still to come. Either you roam around the byways of your memory. What you are transcends both. To dream is to wander in that which is not present. The day you are fully awakened there will be only the present. Then you live in illusion. you will be dying – your being transcends both. and by knowing life you will come to know death also. the past and the future will get less and less and the present will begin to have more and more meaning for you. You are divided in these two. The real knowledge always comes through seeing. That which is present is reality. truth. awareness. will awaken you. you are lost in dreams. ‖What do you do in the remaining two years?‖ ‖One year we spend in musing over the previous vacation and reliving it in our minds. When knowledge is absent. where do you intend to go for your vacation this year?‖ ‖I only go on vacation every three years.‖ At least Nasruddin goes on a trip every three years. Life comes. When there is no past and no future all . do not ask what death is. Knowledge will bring you into the present. Then there is no past. It has in fact faded. but the source remains beyond both. Know life. ‖Mulla. The past and the future become everything for you. The journey never begins. As you begin to awaken. The past will fade. then dreams arise in your life. then desires arise. but in fact it is the present that is everything. The future is yet to be. If you identify yourself with life then you will think of death as your enemy. Do not identify yourself with life. I asked Nasruddin. someone who has come to life. death comes. It is you who senselessly persist in carrying the ashes. The present is in the middle. And you will know death too – as a door going back. Know life and then you know that you are beyond – unidentified. through knowing firsthand.

To be here and now totally peaceful and aware is meditation! Through this is born knowledge and through knowledge you reach the highest peak and attain the bliss of the final samadhi. that moment you are God. It was the opposition of the British Rule that brought him into being. Meditation is an effort to drag you from the past and future into the present. Because you are not present in this moment you are the mind and the body but not the soul. loses all! He who attains this. Then you are here in the present. You have to go neither backward nor forward. Mahatma Gandhi would never have become a mahatma had it not been for the British.17 diseases of the mind. and the mutual hostility gives rise to and nourishes those qualities within you which would have otherwise remained dormant. Rather. The hour of calamity. like the lotus flower. not vice versa. immaculate. Life works on the law of the opposites – where the contradiction is visible and the collaboration on which it actually works is not. Life does not oppose its contradictions. That is why Lao Tzu has said: ‖Any friend will do. which existed entirely on account of the enemy. but you do not know that with the death of your enemy something within you. pure. We can forget a friend but an enemy is never forgotten. Then you are here in the present. produces great men. ‖No leader is born without a great conflict. attains all! Source – Osho Book ―The Great Path‖ … II. but choose your enemies wisely. So he who desires to be a great leader has to make arrangements for a great conflict. you have only to be here. He who loses this. innocent.‖ Friends do not influence our lives as much as enemies do because a friend can be disregarded but we cannot afford to neglect an enemy. Hitler has written. Osho – One of the basic sutras of Lao Tzu is that life is based on the rule of opposites. the hour of tension. Let us examine this from different aspects in . You cannot name a single leader who was born in times of peace. Ordinarily it appears that if your enemy dies you will be a happier man. Great men are born when a country is in great trouble. however. the greater should be the battle. all its repetitions and circles. fresh like the morning dew. It is the calamity that causes great men to be born. also dies. are destroyed. If you are present in your entirety at any given moment. it works in collaboration with its counter-forces. Therefore it happens many times that you lose much more by the death of an enemy than by the death of a friend. It never dawns on us.‖ Therefore the greater the leader. that an enemy can so influence our life. The opposition of the enemy awakens the challenge within you.

conflict cannot be ended by the sort of love we indulge in. Conflict exists because of expectations – great expectations. the more the expectation. But lovers (and married couples) want there to be no strife. The greater the love. collaborators and friends. Rama could have existed on this earth without Ravana. they are just fooling themselves. Therefore. love would be bliss. In this so-called love that we know. there is conflict. In fact. Freud has discovered a priceless truth. the greater the strife between the lovers. co-sharers. He is talking about that which passes for love in our society. Freud was resisted for a long time. so much so that there is no need for strife any more. however. If we were to remove Ravana from the epic of RAMAYANA. It would not have been possible for either Rama or Ravana to be born without each other. If you love somebody and you analyse it honestly. and with him alone. The day strife ends. if there are no hopes pinned on the other. . no conflict. all conflicts will stop immediately. strife is an inevitable part. But they are not aware of the facts of life. Your love is periodical. You hate in the morning. the greater the frustration.18 order to understand it better. The ancient prophets of love have declared that love is complete and perfect only when there is no strife between the lover and the beloved. though they may not admit it. that they are partners. the truth was accepted. it would not be possible to construct the narrative. Then. It is not necessary that they themselves should be aware of this. however. Lovers cannot believe they are capable of hatred towards those whom they love. opposed to each other. The profound reality of life is.‖ This was a startling discovery even for Freud himself. Then we accept life as it is. Ravana made a great contribution towards the exaltation of Rama. Ultimately he could not be proven wrong. you will find yourself loving and hating alternately. according to Freud – they are not in love. you again reconcile with and swear you would be lost without. He says: ‖We also hate those whom we love. The one you quarrelled with in the morning and decided it was impossible to live with. but those who view things superficially see them to be enemies. The opposite is inevitable. The greater the expectation. Those whom we love we also despise. It is the very challenge of opposition to Ravana that brings out the resilience and temperance of Rama’s character and reveals the brilliance of his personality. Freud however says that the greater the love. but then the Rama of the epic would have been lost completely. Not only is life not formed without the opposites but it does not develop without the opposite. This is the truth. It was a terrible blow for all mankind especially for lovers. love will end also. The fact is. hate in the evening and again love at night. but on a very subtle plane these seeming opposites are partners. for love cannot stand without hatred. it means your relationship has vanished long ago. Gradually. They grOw with each other’s support. that all lovers know this within themselves. nothing would remain of the epic except Rama. Freud is not talking about the spiritual love. what we generally know as love. If you do not fight with your wife (or husband). in their relationship. love in the afternoon. And when there is frustration. If there is no strife between two lovers. If there are no expectations if there is no demand on the lover.

Now. He who accepts the opposite is a Sannyasin according to me. He who relaxes. But it is very difficult to accept the opposite. relaxation is a vexing problem Do what they may. according to our reasoning. A man toils all day long. Actually. Our ties with both are however the same. I should accept the fact that at some level within you. If you wish to sleep at night. The fact is however that he who toils throughout the day sleeps profoundly at night. Let us try to understand this from different angles. we live by our superficial standards. wise. But a person who relaxes in the day finds it difficult to sleep at night. we are tied to both our friends and our foes. Unfortunately. For the friend there is love outside and hate within. If we take away one. ‖Great lovers cannot live in peace. But life exists in opposites – just like electricity exists because of its negative and positive poles. they cannot relax. and hatred is there instead. you have come and paid respect to me.‖ Another unique personality of the West. This may be difficult to understand. But it has nothing to do with life. for the foe there is hate without and love within. If all ties of love are broken. today. So a very interesting thing happens: Those who work very hard. accumulates the opposite of relaxation. disrespect is also gathering towards me. the deeper the sleep. hatred will go on side by side with love. We cannot escape the opposite. This is straight and simple logic. De Sade. And those who have all the means to relax – to them. This fact cannot be escaped. you shall have to exert yourself in the day. Lao Tzu calls such a person. ‖Love is an illness‖. To accept the opposite means that if. Love and hatred are two sides of the same coin. So he who relaxes in the day toils at night by changing sides time and again. Hatred cannot stand on its own. The opposite is always standing by. You can hate only that person for whom you still have some measure of love. because we have great expectations for love. If you think you have hatred towards someone. the other gets lost simultaneously and there cannot be any electricity. you will find some strings of love that unknowingly tie you to him. He who is used to working all day should pass his nights also in work. all means of hatred have also vanished. He calls love an illness because we invite love. has said. We say: we must relax in the day in order to know how to relax at night. The greater the exertion. I should also be prepared to receive disrespect from your hands at a later date. This is just the same as saying we should not have any conflict with those whom we love. attain the height of relaxation. He cannot sleep. Hence. a man who has toiled throughout the day should find it impossible to relax all night. he who toils all day long accumulates the opposite aspect (relaxation).19 But Freud says. and have no time for relaxation. If I accept your respect. you are mistaken because of the simple fact that hatred cannot exist alone. Therefore. If you try and analyse your feelings about someone you really hate. If I accept your obeisance with full knowledge of . The man who does not exert himself throughout the day should find no difficulty in relaxing at night because his experience of relaxing throughout the day should be good practice for sleeping at night.

You can never imagine that a person who clings to your neck. his restlessness is acute. The same gardener waters them and the same sun sends its rays towards them They come from the same existence. When we look at a flower. He who has no relationship with you does not bother to kill you. When we see one side of life. we never glance at the thorn. He is not interested in you. He to whom this becomes clear. But when we look at the flower. Deep within your reverence. ‖If you do not want your enemies to know the facts. when we look at the thorn.‖ He has also said. has written. but it is not complete. ‖Do not treat your enemy in a way that you may . your disrespect will not make me unhappy either. in his book THE PRINCE. today and vows that you are aU that means anything to him in the world and life would be meaningless without you. they are one. It is this error that is the greatest misfortune of mankind. take care that your friends do not know them. Then. we become completely oblivious of the other. Deep within. Partial vision is not wrong. Partial vision is ignorance. When we are looking at one aspect of life. the same branch. Logic needs consistency. we forget the very existence of the thorn. On the face of it. And the flower and the thorn grow on the same tree. the sharper it pricks. they are alive because of the same roots. Our vision is always partial. would thrust a knife into you. The other half seems so contradictory that we cannot relate the one to the other. And if I become aware of the other side of the coin when I am honoured and respected. transcends both sides. Can you make someone an enemy without first making him your friend? Also.‖ This is cunning advice. the sting of his disrespect will not hurt me. How can this very person kill you? But the reality of life is that he can. But here. the more vigilant we should be because the danger is greater. ‖The greater the intimacy. and the more forget the thorn. we forget the other. the greater the enmity. This is the very depth of life. the flower vanishes from our vision and we are only aware of the pain of the thorn. It sees only one half of reality.20 this fact. we forget the flower. This man’s leaning towards me is great. Life is bound by opposites from all directions. when the thorn pricks. Machiavelli. He is bound to do something or other for me. I shall spy the seed of irreverence. They are fed by the same channel. it is difficult to relate the opposites. If I become aware of the trouble he is taking for me. the more cautious you should be of your friend. Machiavelli says. The proportion is equal: the greater the friendship. and deep within your irreverence. the illusion of reverence will vanish Then respect and disrespect appear to be two sides of the same coin. We enjoyed the aroma of the flower and the prick was the result. I shall see the spark of reverence. The thicker the friendship. why should he take so much trouble if he is not concerned with me? Surely there is some connection between him and me somewhere. If a man hurls a shoe at me. there is no consistency. one who becomes your sworn enemy could not have just been a slight acquaintance. We even forget that it was because of the flower that we had to suffer the prick of the thorn. The shoe he throws at me is much more expressive than the garland that another person puts round my neck. your reverence will give me no pleasure. Similarly. but it has some truth in it.

Source – Osho Book ―The Way of Tao. These are the two ends of his body: food and sex. He who sees only the surface of life cannot understand Lao Tzu because he talks of the ultimate polarity of existence. People are trying. It gives you nothing but a certain relief. then pleasure is happiness. The story of Columbus is well-known. forcing the body to achieve something it is not capable of. his sexuality is nothing but a relief. clinging to the wheel… and the wheel moves on. Volume 2″ … Question – Beloved Master. And whatsoever you call pleasure is. Sexual energy gathers. Each pleasure is followed by its opposite because body exists in the world of duality. just a relief of a tense state. He says there are two types of people: One. and the other. whether you are asleep or awake. For three months they saw nothing but water. it is not much to live for. The opposites are united in the profound depths of existence. If he represses sex he becomes addicted to food: if he represses food he becomes addicted to sex. Happiness will depend on where you are in your consciousness. It is a vicious circle. like a good sneeze. in every possible way. When you will be in a state of pleasure you will be afraid that you are going to lose it. Then one day Columbus looked out at the horizon and saw trees. It was a long trip. And when you will be lost in pain. on your state of consciousness or unconsciousness. you become tense and heavy and you want to release it. But many people are living only to eat. The body can give you only momentary pleasures. I belong to the first type…. Life swings from one extreme to the other. of course. Energy goes on moving like a pendulum. But the sleepy person knows nothing else. he goes on moving between these two. Nothing is stable. it depends. you will be in suffering. A tension was there. The man who is asleep. Buddha calls this the wheel of birth and death. but on its surface they are far apart. at the most. now it is no more there. Sometimes pleasure comes up and sometimes pain comes up. your pain will be followed by pleasure. of course. but we are crushed between these two rocks. We go on moving in this wheel. to achieve happiness through the body. It depends on you. Humanity can be divided in two types: the sleeping ones and the awakened ones — and. sex. And if you think . because an enemy can become a friend any day. If you are asleep. and you will try every possible effort to get out of it — just to fall again back into it. who always divide humanity in two types. Food gives you only a little taste on the tongue. who don’t divide humanity at all. but it will accumulate again. and each pleasure is balanced by pain in the same amount. and that fear will poison it. just as the day is followed by night and death is followed by life and life is followed by death. Pleasure means sensation. There is one famous maxim of Murphy.21 regret some day when he becomes your friend. accumulates. trying to achieve something through the body which is not possible to achieve through the body.‖ Life changes every moment. This is his world. Your pleasure will be followed by pain. in the same degree. there are very few people who eat to live. a small part in between. But you will never be at ease. He knows only a few sensations of the body — food. What is Happiness? Osho – Jayananda.

but you can’t say you are asleep because you can hear the noise in the house. He is in a transitory state. who are just in a limbo. but you are in a state of in-between. its beauty. All darkness has disappeared and with that darkness. dimly these noises reach to you. Vaguely. a little bit asleep. It is not a part of the dream. You are utterly herenow. But this is the world of pleasure. you don’t need any of those things to have a good time!‖ It depends on people what can be called happiness. kissed him passionately and said. It feels as if it is still a part of the dream. the young man. And it is not a relief. he enjoys poetry more. less of a quantity. it has no quality. He enjoys what he had never enjoyed before. pleasurable sensations are happiness. and this is far more lasting. less physiological. Suddenly you are in a different space: the ego is not so solid. To his surprise she happily agreed. he enjoys creating something. as if there is a great distance between you and all that is happening around you. Jayananda. something is triggered in your being. He enjoys nature. The dog can be forgiven. suddenly you forget your body. Listening to good music. far deeper than the joy that you gain from food or sex. it is an enrichment. but still you are not awake. your wife preparing tea. something goes on lingering in you. it is more psychological. In desperation he asked her to come to his apartment for a night of lovemaking. The same happens when you start meditating. He enjoys music more. The ultimate happens only when you are fully awake. You are in a state of total contentment. who are neither asleep nor awake. it is . Now is the only time and here is the only space. when your whole being is full of light. While trying to think of something else he offered her a cigarette which she declined. You can hear these things. He lives in the world of quantity. no future anymore. She replied that she did not care to go bowling. To the sleeping. a little bit awake. But this is also not the ultimate. She again declined by saying she did not care for those things. The difference between pleasure and THIS happiness is: it is not a relief. the meditator starts moving away from his sleep towards awakening. asked the young lady if she would like to go bowling. all anxiety. And then suddenly the whole sky drops into you. Seek bliss. Then the people who are in between. This has a depth. the ego is gone. His life is very superficial. all anguish. You live in the present. when there is no darkness within you. You sometimes have that experience in the early morning: still sleepy. your body becomes weightless. You become more full. but you cannot be forgiven. The nonmeditator sleeps. when all sleep is gone and all dreaming is gone. During their first date. This moment is all. ―You see. Or dancing. looking for ways to have a good time. Then happiness has a totally different meaning: it becomes more of a quality. when you are a buddha. He then suggested a movie. The grip of gravitation over you is lost. you should have seen his dog! That’s why the Siberian dogs are the fastest in the world: because the trees are so far apart. All tensions have disappeared. dreams. you become a little overflowing. He then asked if she would like to dance and drink at the new disco. no past. He lives from one pleasure to another pleasure. He is just rushing from one sensation to another sensation.22 Columbus was happy to see trees. He enjoys silence. the dancer melts and merges into the dance. the noise of the samovar or the milkman at the door or children getting ready to go to school. This is REAL happiness. it has no depth. He lives for small thrills. This is far higher. This is bliss. but she answered that she did not care for them. Even if the music stops. a harmony arises in you — you become musical.

You start moving upwards. Bliss is not dependent. Don’t remain lost in the jungle of pleasures. to nirvana. it gives you wings. you become joy. Pleasure is dependent on others. You become light. Source: from Osho Book ―Dhammapada Vol 10″ . a little bit of freedom. rise a little higher. Happiness is not so dependent on others. Bliss is absolute freedom.23 your birthright. is not separate either. it is your very nature. but still it is separate from you. happiness is human. Reach to happiness and then to bliss. Happiness gives you a little more rope. Pleasure binds you. you become part of the sky. To attain it is to attain to God. You are no more part of the gross earth. it is a bondage. bliss is divine. it is your very being. Pleasure is animal. but only a little bit. it chains you.