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You Have Never Looked Inside
Osho. T|e Creoi Pj|grjmoge. From Here io Here, Chapter ¡
Give me eome eutrue to meJitute on.
Devaeeet...Devaeeet is a dental doctor, hut latelv he is turnine into a philosopher' ¹ust
todav he has sent a teleeram to Maharishi Mahesh Yoei, savine ¨Drop the idea ol savine
the world throueh transcendental meditation. I have a hetter sueeestion....¨ His sueeestion
is ¨transdental medication¨' And I think that il the world can he saved hv voeic hoppine,
then there seems to he no prohlem whv it cannot he saved hv transdental medication.
He is askine lor some sutras to meditate on, hut sutras are serious, and meditation does not
need anv sutra. Meditation is a state where ahsolute emptiness exists, not even a sutra,
there is not anv possihilitv ol anv ohject. A philosopher never meditates, a philosopher
So I can give sutras for contemp|ation, but not for meditation.
Because that will he ahsolutelv wrone.
Meditation simplv means silence -- ahsolute, unconditional serenitv ol the heart, ol the
mind, ol the heine...no stirrine ol anv kind. Even a sutra is enoueh ol a disturhance. You
can contemplate on a sutra, sviro is Sanskrit lor maxim.
The lirst...a successlul man. one who earns more than his wile can spend.
And second, a successlul woman. one who linds such a man'
Third. A jealous man alwavs linds more than he is lookine lor.
Iilth. Some minds are like concrete -- mixed-up and permanentlv set.
Sixth. The lirst hall ol lile consists ol the capacitv to enjov without the chance. The last
hall consists ol the chance without the capacitv.
Seventh. What Poona reallv needs is a veeetarian mosquito.
Eiehth. The man who admits he is wrone is wise. The man who eives in when he is rieht is
Ninth. The rich eet richer and the poor eet children.
Tenth. Middle aee is when it takes loneer to rest than to eet tired.
Eleventh. You never know how manv lriends vou have until vou rent a cottaee in Poona.
Twellth. You can't tell how deep a puddle is until vou step in it.
Thirteenth. Virtue is its own punishment.
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Iourteenth. Bv the time a man is wise enoueh to watch his step, he is too old to eo
Iilteenth. Praver must never he answered. Il it is, it ceases to he praver and hecomes a
Iilteenth. An asvlum lor the sane would he emptv in this world.
You don't eet it' You helone to this world'
Sixteenth. It is alwavs the hest policv to speak the truth unless vou are, ol course, an
exceptionallv eood liar.
Seventeenth. He who does not mind a hie hellv will hardlv mind anvthine else.
Devaeeet, contemplate as much as vou can, hut it will not lead vou anvwhere.
Anvthing that can bring vou some |ight, some conc|usion, is not contemp|ation, it is
It has heen an old lallacv that meditation also needs an ohject to meditate upon. The verv
word ¨meditation¨ is wrone hecause it eives the idea that vou have to meditate vvon
somethine. Meditation simplv means that vou don't have anvthine lelt to meditate upon.
All is emptv. there is no ohject, no chantine, no mantra, no sutra...just pure emptiness. And
suddenlv all vour enerev ol awareness turns upon voursell, without anv ellort on vour part.
And the turnine ol the enerev ol awareness upon voursell is the ultimate experience ol
lile, ol lieht, ol evervthine that is reallv valuahle,evervthine that cannot he purchased hut
can he attained, evervthine that is not a commoditv anvhodv else can eive vou hut is
somethine that vou alreadv have -- hut vou have never looked inside.
Lookine inside is meditation -- just pure lookine inwards, a turnine ol the eves inwards one
hundred and eiehtv deerees, and vou have arrived home. Not a sinele step has to he taken,
hecause vou are not eoine anvwhere, vou are simplv comine lrom here to here. You are
alreadv there where vou need to he, just vou are not aware. Hence, meditation can he
called awareness, watchlulness, alertness, witnessine -- hut it is not thinkine.
Contemplation is thinkine, it will not lead vou anvwhere.
No philosopher has reached to anv conclusion that solves the ultimate question ol lile,
Who am I: But vou are not to i|jnI ahout it...what will vou think ahout it:
There are manv people who have lollowed Maharishi Raman. His teachine was verv
simple -- he was a simple man, uneducated, not learned. He had escaped lrom his home
when he was onlv seventeen. He escaped hecause his lather died. When the whole lamilv
was weepine and crvine, and the neiehhors were preparine to take the dead hodv to the
luneral pvre, nohodv noticed that Raman had disappeared.
The experience ol the death ol his lather hecame a tremendous revolution in Raman's
mind. He was onlv seventeen, the onlv son ol a poor lamilv, and he escaped to the
mountains. He remained his whole lile on the mountain ol Arunachal where he did
nothine hut just sit and watch inside. He never asked anvhodv anvthine. He had no master,
he had nohodv to euide him, hut just sittine silentlv watchine his own mind, he
transcended his mind and he came to know himsell.
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And hv knowine himsell he came to know the ultimate hliss -- the ecstasv that
surrounded Gautam Buddha, the enliehtenment that was radiatine lrom Mahavira, the jov,
the dance ol all those who have awakened. So whoever was askine him, ¨What are we
supposed to do:¨ he had onlv one answer his whole lile.
"Meditate on 'Who am I!'"
But people have misunderstood him...even such a simple statement. He was not savine,
¨Contemplate,¨ he was not savine, ¨Think ahout 'Who am I:'¨ -- what can vou think:
Either vou know or vou don't know, thinkine is impossihle. What will vou think: Il vou
start vou will think, ¨This is mv name, this is mv countrv, this is mv lamilv, this is mv race,
this is mv caste, this is mv prolession....¨ But what will vou lind hv doine this: You will not
lind out who vou are. These thines are all on the peripherv.
But Raman was not a master in the sense that he could explain to people that watchine
the mind, the whole process ol the mind, the whole trallic ol thouehts.... Even ¨Who am
I:¨ is a thoueht, don't eet stuck to it. ¹ust watch that thoueht too, and a moment comes
when all thinkine disappears -- just hv watchine. ¹ust as vou hrine lieht into a dark room
and darkness disappears, as vou hrine watchlulness to vour mind, mind disappears.
And the disappearance ol the mind is the heeinnine ol knowine voursell.
This is the hiehest peak ol consciousness, and unless a man achieves it, he has wasted his
lile in trivia. He lived onlv in name, in lact he veeetated. He mav have heen a verv rich
veeetahle.... Thev sav there are onlv two kinds ol veeetahles, cahhaee and caulillower, the
cahhaee cateeorv is uneducated, and the caulillower is a cahhaee with colleee deerees. But
there is not much dillerence.
Il vou reallv want to live and not to veeetate, meditation is the onlv wav, and meditation
means no-mind...just silence.
You huve epoken to ue ubout being in the worIJ xet not o} it. How come xou huve not
epoken to ue ubout being in the commune xet not o} it?
I have spoken ahout heine in the world hut not ol it. A commune is not a communitv, a
commune is not a world, a commune is not a societv. A commune is a verv lriendlv
eatherine ol people who live in the world hut are not ol the world.
A commune is not an oreanization, it is simplv the eatherine ol individuals. It does not
take awav anvhodv's individualitv. It does not destrov vour dienitv, vour pride, vour sell-
respect. On the contrarv, it eives vou dienitv, respect, love. it accepts vou as vou are. It
does not demand that vou should he somehodv else, then onlv will vou he thoueht
worthv, it does not ask vou to he a saint. It simplv loves vou as vou are. That's whv in the
commune there is no question at all....
How can I sav to vou, ¨Be in the commune hut don't helone to it¨: The commune is
hasicallv individuals who have learned to he in the world and not ol the world. That
statement is true ahout the world, hecause the world tries to stranele vou, the world tries
to make vou a prisoner in a thousand and one wavs. The commune eives vou total
lreedom to he voursell, there is no question ol heloneine to it. Each individual exists as an
individual, not as a vori ol the commune.
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In the lareer world each individual is onlv a coe in the wheel, he does not exist as himsell.
He is onlv a numher, just like in the armies. A soldier dies...on the hoard ol the ollice
appears the notice that ¨numher sixteen has died.¨
In the armv names are not recognized, but on|v numbers.
You will he surprised what the psvcholoev is hehind it, there is tremendous meanine. Il
vour name is recoenized, then vou have a wile, vou have children, vou have old parents, an
old lather, an old mother, who must he waitine lor vou, who must he pravine that vou
come hack home alive. Il vou have a name, vou are irreplaceahle, hut il vou are just a
numher -- numher sixteen....
Numhers don't have wives, thev don't have children, thev don't have parents -- nohodv is
waitine lor them. In lact numhers can he replaced, hut names cannot he, individuals
cannot he. Hence lor centuries armies have heen chaneine people into numhers. So when
somehodv looks at the hoard -- how manv numhers have died -- he does not leel anvthine
ahout their wives, their children, their lather, their mother, their lriends, all their hopes, all
their pravers.... It is a verv cunnine strateev to deceive people. And these numhers can he
immediatelv replaced hv other numhers, somehodv else will hecome numher sixteen.
There is no prohlem in replacine numhers.
Societv also, in a more suhtle wav, makes vou just a part, it never allows vou total lreedom
to he voursell. You are a hushand, vou are a wile, vou are a lather, vou are a hrother...vou
are never voursell, vou are somehodv else. There are a thousand and one expectations
lrom vou to he lullilled, those are vour chains. There are responsihilities and duties, those
are vour prisons.
In a commune vou don't have a dutv, vou don't have a responsihilitv. You don't have to he
somehodv else to he worthv, to he respected, to he prestieious. ¹ust as vou are, in vour
utter nudeness, vou are accepted, loved. Your verv heine is enoueh, nothine more is
You don't ask a rosellower to he somehodv else, and vou don't ask a lotus to he somehodv
else. A marieold is as heautilul as the rose. The world would he poorer il there were no
marieolds, and onlv roses. The world is richer hecause more varietv is there. Each
individual in a commune is unique, in the world he is just a carhon copv. In the commune,
evervhodv is orieinal, in the world, onlv a true copv.
The world expects vou to lollow, imitate -- evervthine others are doine vou should do.
The commune does not ask anvthine ol vou, vou should simplv do what is spontaneous to
vou, what vou leel like doine. You should allow voursell ahsolute lreedom lor vour
potential to hlossom. Hence I have not talked ahout the other part ol vour question,
hecause that will he aeainst the verv idea ol the commune.
A commune is not an a|ternative societv.
A commune is a hrotherhood ol rehellious souls.
Bernie was more than a little annoved when a neiehhor telephoned at ¸.cc a.m. and
complained, ¨Your doe is harkine so loudlv that I can't sleep'¨ The neiehhor hune up
helore he could replv.
The lollowine mornine at ¸.cc a.m. Bernie called his neiehhor and said, ¨I don't have a
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This is vour world -- utterlv insane' That's whv I sav that unlortunatelv vou have to he in
it. Be, hut don't helone to it, keep voursell as much unimpressed, uninlluenced hv others
as possihle. Keep vour orieinalitv, don't lose it in the crowd.
The voune hride was inconsolahle, in spite ol the lact that her dead, seventv-live-vear-old
hushand had lelt her ten million dollars in his will. Her lriends tried to make her
understand. ¨You are so voune,¨ thev said. ¨You have a ereat lile ahead, and ten million
dollars' He had to die sooner or later.¨
¨You don't understand,¨ she sohhed. ¨He was the ereatest lover. We lived next door to the
church and he used to make love to me hv the sound ol the church hells -- dine-done,
dine-done. And he would he alive todav il it wasn't lor that damn lire truck'¨
That's whv I sav. Don't helone to this world. Be in it, hut he alert that vou don't eet lost in
the madness that is all over the earth.
Old man Iinkelstein, aeed eiehtv-live, went to a sperm hank to make a deposit. The voune
woman at the reception was skeptical. ¨Are vou sure that vou want to do this:¨ she asked.
¨Yes,¨ said old Iinkelstein. ¨I leel it is mv dutv to eive somethine lrom mvsell to the
The woman eave him a jar and directed him to a room down the hall. When thirtv
minutes had passed and he did not return, the eirl heean to worrv that he mieht have had a
heart attack. But just then the old man came out ol the room and approached the woman.
¨Listen,¨ he said, ¨I tried it with one hand, then I tried it with two hands, then I eot it up
and hit it on the sink, then I ran warm water on it, then cold water over it, and I still can't
eet the lid ol the jar open'¨
It is better not to be part of this insane wor|d! Remain sane.
Insanitv is normal in the world -- that's whv vou don't detect it. Once vou understand that
it is the normal insanitv, and vou start lookine deeplv into it, vou will he immenselv
surprised that vou are livine in a hie madhouse.
The commune is a rehellion, it is not a revolution. A revolution creates an alternative
societv. Ior example, what happened in the Soviet Union was a revolution, it created an
alternative societv. But that societv is as insane as anv other societv, perhaps it has dillerent
names lor its insanitv, hut nothine has chaneed.
Seventv vears alter the revolution, people are standine in queues just to eet hread -- even
todav. Seventv vears aeo thev revolted aeainst the czar to make a new world where
nohodv will he poor, hut what actuallv happened is that thev have created a world where
nohodv is rich. Thev have hroueht equalitv to the world, that's certainlv true. thev have
made evervhodv equallv poor. People in the Soviet Union, which is one sixth ol the whole
world, are livine in a concentration camp.
I have heen in America, and mv sannvasins in the Soviet Union are trvine lor me to enter
into the Soviet Union some dav. Todav thev must have eathered to celehrate -- thev have
inlormed me that thev will he eatherine at the same time as we are. Thev have to eather in
hasements. Thev have to read hooks silentlv, ¨undereround,¨ so nohodv can hear.
The KGB, the Intellieence Department, has caueht hold ol twentv sannvasins and has
interroeated them continuouslv lor weeks, harassed them just hecause thev had mv hooks.
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Thev have taken awav all their hooks, and thev were trvine to lorce them to tell who the
other sannvasins are. And hecause thev were not telline, thev were harassed continuouslv
in the middle ol the nieht, thev would he called to the police station and the whole nieht
continuous interroeation...and this is revolution'
Man has become even more a s|ave than he was ever before.
Man was not such a slave even in the davs ol the czar helore the revolution, societv was
not so dominant and so alraid ol people and their lreedom.
America makes claims ol democracv. I lived there lor live vears, and there is no democracv
at all. It is one ol the most hvpocritical societies, it is deceivine the whole world in the
name ol democracv. It is another kind ol dictatorship. But the whole world is like this....
I have heen relused entrv hv twentv-one countries. Even helore I had applied lor a tourist
visa, the German parliament decided and ordered all the horders and all the airports that il
I trv to enter into the countrv lrom anvwhere I am not allowed...not onlv that I am not
allowed in the countrv, mv airplane has not to he allowed to land at anv airport. What
kind ol world have we made:
I have not done anv harm to those people. I have never heen in their countrv. And what
harm can I do il mv airplane just lands lor relueline in their international airport: -- and
whv do vou call it an international airport: In what wav can I allect their moralitv, their
relieion, their tradition:
I was never aware that people can he so alraid ol rational thinkine, ol intellieent hehavior.
I had never thoueht that the whole world lives under dillerent kinds ol superstitions. Thev
are so alraid that somehodv mav create an upheaval -- at least in the vouneer eeneration --
hv makine them aware ol their superstitions.
But to live under superstitions is to live hlindlv. That's whv I sav. don't helone to this
world. This is not the world lor human heines, this is not the world lor intellieent people,
this is an uelv world created hv millions ol vears ol superstition and darkness, exploited hv
the relieious leaders, politicians and so-called moralists. Thev have all proved to he
parasites -- and nothine else.
A commune is not an alternative societv. A commune is simplv a hrotherhood without
anv oreanization, without anv hierarchv. Nohodv is vour relieious leader and nohodv is
vour political leader. Evervhodv is simplv allowed to he his natural sell, without anv
judement and without anv evaluation.
1 }ounJ out thut mx two bueic intereete ure eex unJ meJitution. Am 1 Joing right? 1
wunt to be xour }uvorite JiecipIe. Vhut to Jo? Vhich ie the woret uueetion to uek xou?
You have asked it' You sav vour interests are two. sex and meditation. Il sex is vour
interest, loreet all ahout meditation. When vou eet tired ol sex, led up with it, then the
same enerev that was involved in sex can he used lor meditation. But vou can't have hoth
toeether -- that will he like ridine on two horses toeether. Either vou have sex, or vou have
But one thine vou have to understand. vou cannot have meditation unless vou have
transcended sex. But transcendence should not he understood in the old wavs as
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repression. Transcendence is experience, so much experience that vou don't think
anvmore ahout attraction, inlatuation. Sex simplv drops like drv leaves lrom the trees.
It is not that vou have to make some ellort. Il vou have to make some ellort to drop it, it
will remain with vou. And il it is there, meditation is impossihle, it won't let vou he silent.
It is one ol the most torturous hioloeical slaveries. It is eood to eet rid ol it hv experiencine
it with totalitv and intensitv -- don't think ol meditation at all. Sex, lived totallv, will hrine
vou to meditation, and then meditation will he verv easv, hecause there will he no
hioloeical pull aeainst it. Your so-called priests, monks, saints, cannot meditate.
Even a man |ike Mahatma Gandhi, at the age of seventv, was having sexua| dreams.
This was the result ol a whole lile ol repression. And linallv at the aee ol seventv-live he
started to sleep with voune naked eirls.
His disciples, who had hecome the rulers ol the countrv -- he was the ereatest spiritual
and political leader, hoth -- tried to hide this lact, the masses ol the countrv should not
know ahout it. Thev protected him in everv wav. The news should not hecome common,
people should not come to know ahout it. There was a daneer that he mieht lose all his
saintliness. People have respected him, lollowed him...and helore his death, he will see
himsell lallen, lailed.
Thev tried to persuade him to stop this, hut he had his explanations and excuses. He used
to tell them, ¨This is an experiment to check on mv celihacv -- whether I am reallv
celihate or not.¨
Mind is verv cunnine. Nohodv in the world has ever checked celihacv this wav helore. Il
vou ore celihate, I don't think vou will not know whether vou are or not, whether the idea
ol the other sex comes to vour mind or not. You don't need anv test. You voursell will he
enoueh to know whether vour mind is visited hv sexual ideas, dreams, lantasies, or not.
But the realitv was he was tortured...and the reason was not that he was insincere, he was a
verv sincere man, hut he lollowed a wrone path sincerelv. Alwavs rememher. just sinceritv
is not eoine to help. You can he verv honest, verv sincere, verv arduous...hut il vou are on a
wrone path all vour sinceritv will lead vou not to the eoal vou wanted to reach, hut
exactlv to its opposite.
Gandhi could never understand what meditation is, and that was one ol his ereatest
lailures. He could not understand that vou can he lree lrom anv desire onlv il vou have
lived it completelv, entirelv.
If something has remained un|ived it is going to haunt vou.
You are savine sex and meditation are vour two hasic interests. Please have one hasic
interest' And sex is ahsolutelv lirst, hecause that is vour hioloeical hondaee. You have to
eet lree ol it, and the wav to eet lree ol it is not to lieht with it -- that's what relieious
people have heen doine lor centuries. Thev have not succeeded.
Not a sinele person has succeeded in transcendine sex hv liehtine it, hv repressine it. Live
it' -- and don't live it with euilt, don't live it as il it is somethine wrone, it is a sin. It is not.
It is neither a sin nor a crime, it is an ahsolutelv natural wav ol reproducine. You are not
responsihle lor it.
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You are produced throueh sex. Your everv cell is sexual. Nature has lound a wav to eo on
reproducine lile in new lorms, sex is simplv a methodoloev which nature has chosen. You
cannot lieht with nature. Nature is vast and tremendouslv strone, hut vou can eet hevond
it, and the wav hevond is i|rovg| it -- not hv liehtine, hut hv understandine,
experiencine.... And the more vou hecome experienced, capahle ol understandine, it is
ahsolutelv easv to move vour enerev into the second staee ol evolution. lrom sex to
Meditation is verv simple il sex has heen lived completelv without anv lear, anv
repression, anv euilt. Mv own understandine is that hv the time...just as at the aee ol
lourteen vou hecome interested in sex, il vou live perlectlv and totallv and sincerelv --
relieiouslv -- vour sexual lile, hv the aee ol lortv-two vou will he out ol it.
Lile has seven vear cvcles. Il vou take as an averaee seventv vears, it has ten cvcles ol seven
vears. The lirst seven vears vou are ahsolutelv innocent -- vou are just as a saint should he.
Your second seven vears are a preparation lor sex, slowlv, slowlv, the snake ol sex starts
uncoiline within vou. Bv the aee ol lourteen vou are mature and vou can reproduce
children. Irom lourteen to twentv-one vour sexual enerev is at its hiehest peak, exactlv
hetween lourteen and twentv-one. that means seventeen and a hall is the climax ol sexual
But this societv has lived with such repressive and unnatural, unscientilic ideas that these
are the vears when vou are told to he celihate. And these are the vears when vou could
have lived sex, and celihacv would have come hv itsell hv the time vou are lortv-two.
Between twentv-one and twentv-eieht, sex is verv normal, verv natural. Irom twentv-
eieht to thirtv-live, sex starts declinine. Irom thirtv-live to lortv-two, sex reaches its
ultimate decline. Irom lortv-two to lortv-nine, sex disappears. That's whv in ancient India
the wise people decided that hv the time one is liltv-one should start preparine lor
vonvros|i|o. His lace should he now towards the mountains, towards the lorest -- that is
the meanine ol vanprashtha. He is still in the world, hut now his whole consciousness has
turned and he is eettine readv to move into the deep lorest to he alone. The davs ol
meditation have come.
Bv the time a person is liltv his children will he nearahout twentv-live. Thev must he
eettine married, thev must he eettine into a prolession. The lather can look lorward to
twentv-live vears more...these are the twentv-live vears, lrom liltv to seventv-live, that he
can watch -- he can live in the world vet not he ol the world. He can watch his children
slowlv takine over. And alter seventv-live all his interest in the world will have
disappeared, then meditation will he his onlv interest.
But this is just a lormal cateeorization. It depends on vou and vour intensitv ol livine. You
can he hevond sex hv the time vou are thirtv-live. You can he hevond sex without much
dillicultv when vou are lortv-two.
But it is unfortunate that peop|e die sti|| as foo|ish as voung peop|e.
Psvcholoeists have come to the conclusion that most people die with the idea ol sex...that
is their last idea. Thev mav he repeatine the name ol God, hut inside thev are thinkine, Il
onlv it was possihle one time more...' Thev have not lived their lile wholeheartedlv. That's
whv somethine that should have ended at lortv-two has continued up to eiehtv, up to
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Live vour lirst interest and he linished with it. But he linished with it hv livine it, jovouslv'
There is nothine wrone, there is no sin. Then meditation will hecome ahsolutelv simple
and easv, hecause vour mind will not he hurdened with sexual inlatuation and desires.
That is vour onlv hondaee. All other hondaees are secondarv, all other hondaees are
hranches ol vour sexualitv.
Ior what do vou want monev: Ior what do vou want power: Have vou watched that all
other interests are centered on sex: A man without monev will not he ahle to eet the most
heautilul woman, a man without power will not he ahle to eet the most heautilul woman.
All vour so-called desires are centered on a sinele lact, a sinele interest, and that is sex. ¹ust
live it, and live it jovouslv without anv lear ol hell or heaven. There is no hell, no heaven.
Once vou are out ol sex, once it has disappeared like smoke disappearine into the skv and
vou cannot see it, then meditation is so easv. You don't have to make anv ellort, vou have
just to sit silentlv with vour eves closed, relaxed, and vou will lind meditation is there.
Sex onJ meditation...: You will not he ahle to live sex lullv, and that will eo on lineerine
with vou. And vou will not he ahle to meditate hecause sex will continuouslv interlere.
You know the stories ol the old seers, that even at their heieht, in their old aee, alter a
lone, lone preparation ol austerities, lastine, chantine, studvine holv scriptures -- doine
evervthine -- when thev come to the point ol realization, the stories sav that suddenlv
ovsoros lrom heaven....
Apsaras are nothing but heaven|v prostitutes, specia||v provided for the saints.
Thev are sent down to disturh these poor lellows' meditation.
This is stranee, whv should anvhodv he hothered ahout these poor lellows who have heen
torturine themselves in everv possihle wav -- starvine, liehtine with their hodv, repressine
their sex: There is nohodv who is sendine these apsaras, and these apsaras are nowhere. It
is just their own repressed sexualitv that starts comine up in lantasies, in hallucinations.
And it is so simple...il vou want to experiment with what hallucination is, just eo to a
mountain cave alone, last three weeks, and don't meet anvone. Bv the end ol the second
week vou will start talkine to voursell -- and not onlv will vou talk, vou will answer also'
Bv the third week vou will start seeine people...il vou are a man vou will see women, il
vou are a woman vou will see men. Bv the lourth week vou will not he ahle to make a
distinction at all whether the woman that vou see sittine in lront ol vou in the cave is real
or an hallucination...'
¹ust lour weeks' experiment and vou will know how apsaras have come. Thev will come
to vou too, thev have not stopped the process ol comine. But it is simplv the hallucination
ol vour repressed desire, so deeplv repressed that it takes revenee -- with a veneeance.
Mv sueeestion to vou is, lirst sex, hecause it is more hasic to vour hodv, to vour lile, it is
the loundation ol lile. Meditation is the hiehest peak, hut sex is the roots. Iirst think ol
Meditation is the llowers. Thev come at the verv end, at the verv top ol the tree, thev will
come. But don't trv hoth toeether, otherwise vou will remain wishv-washv, alwavs
hallhearted...meditatine and thinkine ahout sex, makine love and thinkine ahout Gautam
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Buddha' This will simplv drive vou crazv.
And vou are askine, ¨I want to he vour lavorite disciple.¨
I leel scared' Please just remain a disciple'
I don't have anv favorite discip|es.
Because to have lavorite disciples means people who will hetrav vou, people who will
hecome ¹udases, people who will assassinate vou. People who are lirst trvine to he lavorite
disciples soon would like vou to move over, eive place to them, now thev want to he
masters. I don't want anv lavorite disciples. This is simple politics. ¹ust keep to the space
where vou are. I am leeline perlectlv at ease, when vou come too close...I am allereic'
And vou are savine, ¨What to do: Which is the worst question to ask vou:¨ You cannot
ask it. What worse question can vou ask: You |ove asked it. But I can answer vou, as had
as vou like' ¹ust I am lookine lor a worse...' So just he patient' It is reallv the worst, so just
An Enelish ladv was on holidav in the wild west. One dav she decided to visit an Indian
reservation and hecame interested in the numher ol leathers in the men's headdresses. So
she asked one hrave, and he replied, ¨Me onlv have one leather hecause me onlv have one
Thinkine this was a joke, she asked another hrave. ¨Me onlv have lour leathers hecause me
onlv have lour squaws,¨ he replied.
Somewhat perturhed, the Enelish ladv decided to ask the chiel, who had a maenilicent
headdress lull ol leathers. ¨Me Chiel,¨ he replied, ¨so me luck them all' Bie, small, short,
tall...me luck them all'¨
The ladv was horrilied. ¨You oueht to he hune'¨ she cried.
¨You damned rieht,¨ said the Chiel, ¨me hune like a hullalo'¨
The Enelish ladv cried, ¨You don't have to he so hostile'¨
¨Hoss-stvle, doe-stvle, anv stvle...me luck them all'¨
With tears in her eves, the ladv cried, ¨Oh, dear....¨
¨No deer,¨ said the Chiel, ¨Deer run too last and asshole too hieh'¨
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