From Bondage to Freedom Chapter 11 The dewdrop has disappeared into theocean

CHAPTER 11

The dewdrop has disappeared into the ocean

25 September 1985 am in Rajneeshmandir

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, I FEEL THAT ONLY NOW I BEGIN TO SEE YOU. UNTIL NOW, YOU WERE ANOTHER PROJECTION OF THE FATHER. A REAL MASTER IS NOT EVEN A MASTER. THIS TOTAL FREEDOM SCARES ME, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIVE IT. WHAT IS A REAL DISCIPLE? DOES HE EXIST? OR DOES HE BEGIN TO EXIST ONLY WHEN HE STARTS TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL? The real master is only a presence. He has no intentions of being a master. His presence is his teaching. His love is his message. Every gesture of his hand is pointing to the---OSHO NAMAN

From Bondage to Freedom Chapter 10 Struggling for the newman

CHAPTER 10

Struggling for the new man

24 September 1985 am in Rajneeshmandir

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, JUDAS SOLD JESUS FOR THIRTY SILVER COINS, AND AFTER TWO THOUSAND YEARS WE SANNYASINS ARE STILL BEHAVING THE SAME WAY WITH YOU. IS THIS THE LAST EFFORT OF THE POLITICAL MIND ON ITS DEATHBED? Man has not evolved as far as consciousness is concerned. Thousands of years have passed; man's stupidity remains the same. Jesus has promised to come back, but I assure you he will not come. One experience with you was enough. Who wants to be tortured and crucified again? Who wants to be sold by the same---OSHO NAMAN

From Bondage to Freedom Chapter 1 To be ordinary is the most extraordinary thing in theworld

CHAPTER 1

To be ordinary is the most extraordinary thing in the world

15 September 1985 am in Rajneeshmandir

Question 1 BELOVED MASTER, PLEASE SPEAK ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIOCRITY AND ORDINARINESS. Mediocrity is the general state of humanity as it is. It is a retardedness of intelligence. Nobody wants you to be intelligent, because the more intelligent you are, the more it is difficult to exploit you, to enslave you. Every vested interest wants you to be mediocre. A mediocre person is just like a tree whose roots have been continuously cut so it cannot grow. The mediocre person never---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9

9 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[Osho asks a sannyasin couple who is leaving when they will be coming back. The man answers: God knows... maybe fall.] In the fall? Have you heard the famous Mulla Nasrudin story? Mulla had saved up to buy a new shirt. He went to a tailor's shop, full of excitement. The tailor measured him and said, 'Come back in a week, and ­ if Allah wills ­ your shirt will be ready.' The mulla contained himself for a week and then went back to the shop. 'There has been a delay, but ­ if Allah wills ­ your shirt will be ready tomorrow.' The following day---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8

8 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin says: It's been a strange time here for me. I've been feeling the West a lot and so have decided to go back. I also feel sad about it sometimes.] No, there is no need to be sad ­ go to the West. One day the west will disappear from the mind, but it will take time. You are conditioned by the west, brought up in the west, brought up by the west ­ it is not so easy to get out of any pattern, any culture, any civilisation; it is not so easy. You can come from one country to another country very easily, travel has become very very easy---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7

7 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[The Primal therapy group is present. Osho asks the leader for comments. The leader says it was a very soft group, influenced by a new co-leader. He then asks about a personal problem.] Mm! First you talk about the group, mm? and when you want to talk about yourself, come separately ­ always remember this! [The therapist says: This is in relation to the group.] It is nothing to do with the group, mm? it has something to do with you. So whenever you want to talk about yourself, come separately. That is more helpful to the group. If the---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6

6 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

... Dweepam ­ and this is a special word in the buddhist tradition. Buddha says to his disciples again and again 'Become an island' ­ and by that he means to remain in your aloneness totally. Just like an island unconnected to anything, just you yourself in your absolute aloneness ­ then you become an island. And that very possibility of becoming absolutely alone becomes the door to the divine. If you are related to the world too much, you cannot be related to god. If you are related to things too much, you cannot be related to yourself. If---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

5 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin, who is leaving, says: It's bothered me for a long time that I feel I never meditated... I opened a lot but I never go inside at all. Osho checks her energy.] Mm mm, just come closer. Raise your hands, close your eyes, and if something starts happening in the body energy, allow it. I would like to see where your energy is moving. ... Good! Nothing to be worried about. Simply go on opening, that's your meditation, and forget about going in. Your energy needs to go out. In fact you have always remained closed ­ so your real problem---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4

4 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin returning to the West says he will stay with his brother: My brother is a carpenter on the river ­ he works with boats.] Very good. Just be there, mm? by the river. It is good to be with a carpenter; people who work with their hands are beautiful people. It is not just accidental that Christ was born to a carpenter. It would have been difficult for him to have been born to a moneylender or something like that ­ it would have been impossible. That would have been really a miracle! It is easier to be born of a virgin, not such a---OSHO NAMAN

For Madmen Only(Price of Admission. Your Mind Chapter 30

CHAPTER 30

30 April 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin, who is leaving, says: Would you say something about dying? I'm very much engaged with that. I awoke last night and suddenly I saw how absolute it was. I've never seen it before like that ­ I could hardly get any air. In response to Osho's query she says she likes Kundalini meditation best.] So continue Kundalini in the morning, and in the night before going to sleep, start a death meditation. Just lie down, put the light off, and start feeling that you are dying. Relax the body and feel that you are dying, so you cannot even---OSHO NAMAN