Chapter 9 on Jesus sayings in Osho’s Mustard Seed book

CHAPTER 9

What’s wrong with my Wife?

29 August 1974 am in Buddha Hall THE NINTH SAYING

JESUS SAID: THE MOTE THAT IS IN THY BROTHER’S EYE THOU SEEST, BUT THE BEAM THAT IS IN THINE EYE THOU SEEST NOT.

WHEN THOU CASTEST THE BEAM OUT OF THINE EYE, THEN THOU WILT SEE CLEARLY TO CAST THE MOTE OUT OF THY BROTHER’S EYE.

Self-knowledge is the most difficult thing…

…not because it is difficult, but because you are scared to know about yourself. A deep fear exists. Everybody is trying to escape, escape from himself. This fear has to be understood. And if this fear exists, whatsoever you do will not be of much help. You may think that you want to know yourself, but if this unconscious fear is there you will continuously avoid, you will continuously try to hide, deceive. On the one hand you will try to know yourself, and on the other hand you will create all sorts of hindrances so that you cannot know. Continue reading “Chapter 9 on Jesus sayings in Osho’s Mustard Seed book”

21st saying in The Mustard Seed Osho book

THE MUSTARD SEED: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus

Become a gardener

THE TWENTY-FIRST SAYING

JESUS SAID: IF YOU BRING FORTH THAT WITHIN YOURSELVES, THAT WHICH YOU HAVE WILL SAVE YOU. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THAT WITHIN YOURSELVES, THAT WHICH YOU DO NOT HAVE WILL KILL YOU.

JESUS SAID: LET HIM WHO SEEKS, NOT CEASE SEEKING UNTIL HE FINDS.

AND WHEN HE FINDS HE WILL BE TROUBLED, HE WILL MARVEL, AND HE WILL REIGN OVER ALL.

AND HE SAID: WHOEVER FINDS EXPLANATION OF THESE WORDS WILL NOT TASTE DEATH.

The search is for oneself. Whatsoever you seek, deep down you are seeking yourself in it. That’s why the whole outward search proves ultimately futile. You may be seeking wealth, but you are seeking yourself. When you attain to wealth then you will realize the futility of it; wealth is attained but you remain unfulfilled. It was not wealth that you were seeking at all, the direction was wrong: you chose to move further away from yourself, and you wanted to seek yourself. Continue reading “21st saying in The Mustard Seed Osho book”

Absurd! Illogical! Chapter 5 from the Mustard Seed

THE SIXTH SAYING

JESUS SAID: THE KINGDOM IS LIKE A SHEPHERD WHO HAD ONE HUNDRED SHEEP. ONE OF THEM WENT ASTRAY WHICH WAS THE LARGEST.

HE LEFT BEHIND THE NINETY-NINE, HE SOUGHT FOR THE ONE UNTIL HE FOUND IT.

HAVING TIRED HIMSELF OUT, HE SAID TO THE SHEEP: I LOVE THEE MORE THAN THE NINETY-NINE.

One of the most puzzling problems has been: what will happen to the sinners, those who have gone astray? What is the relationship between the divine and the sinner? Is the sinner going to be punished? Is there going to be a hell? … Because all the priests have been insisting that the sinner is going to be thrown into hell, he is to be punished. But can God punish anybody? Is there not compassion enough? And if God cannot forgive, then who will be able to forgive? Continue reading “Absurd! Illogical! Chapter 5 from the Mustard Seed”

Osho: The Marvel of Marvels

From the book: The Mustard Seed

CHAPTER 3

The Marvel of Marvels

23 August 1974 am in Buddha Hall

THE THIRD SAYING

JESUS SAID: I TOOK MY STAND IN THE MIDST OF THE WORLD AND IN FLESH I APPEARED TO THEM.

I FOUND THEM ALL DRUNK, I FOUND NONE OF THEM ATHIRST.

AND MY SOUL WAS AFFLICTED FOR THE SONS OF MEN, BECAUSE THEY ARE BLIND IN THEIR HEART AND THEY DO NOT SEE THAT EMPTY THEY HAVE COME INTO THE WORLD, AND EMPTY THEY SEEK TO GO OUT OF THE WORLD AGAIN.

BUT NOW THEY ARE DRUNK. WHEN THEY HAVE SHAKEN OFF THEIR WINE, THEN THEY WILL REPENT.

JESUS SAID: IF THE FLESH HAS COME INTO EXISTENCE BECAUSE OF THE SPIRIT, IT IS A MARVEL; BUT IF THE SPIRIT HAS COME INTO EXISTENCE BECAUSE OF THE BODY, IT IS A MARVEL OF MARVELS. BUT I MARVEL AT HOW THIS GREAT WEALTH HAS MADE ITS HOME IN THIS POVERTY.

Jesus, or Buddha, or anybody who is awakened, will find you all drunk. The drunkenness is of many types, but the drunkenness is there. You are not alert, you are not awake: you simply think that you are awake and alert. Your sleep continues from birth to death. Continue reading “Osho: The Marvel of Marvels”

Osho on Committing Suicide – Sannyas is real suicide

Osho on Committing Suicide – Sannyas is real suicide
Question – Osho, I always think of committing suicide, and wonder what you would say about my death?

Osho – Prashant, I AM REMINDED OF A BEAUTIFUL ANECDOTE:
The minister, who got himself a little mixed up now and again, was standing over the open casket of the dearly departed, Joe Hall. “Our friend Joe Hall is not dead,” he orated. “Only the shell is here to be buried; the nut has departed.” Continue reading “Osho on Committing Suicide – Sannyas is real suicide”

Osho – Life is purposeless. And it is beautiful

Osho – Life is purposeless. And it is beautiful that it is purposeless
Question: Beloved Osho, If everything is simply happening, then can there be any ultimate purpose to It all, or is life just an accident? Can it be said that life is evolving towards Some ultimate goal?

Osho: It is very difficult, particularly for the Western mind, to understand that life is purposeless. And it is beautiful that it is purposeless. If it is purposeful then the whole thing becomes absurd – then who will decide the purpose? Then some God has to be conceived who decides the purpose, and then human beings become just puppets; then no freedom is possible. And if there is some purpose then life becomes businesslike, it cannot be ecstatic. Continue reading “Osho – Life is purposeless. And it is beautiful”

Rumi… on completion, focus, and enlightenment

One day Jalaluddin Rumi took all his students, disciples and devotees to a field. That was his way to teach them things of the beyond, through the examples of the world. He was not a theoretician, he was a very practical man. The disciples were thinking, “What could be the message, going to that faraway field… and why can’t he say it here?”
But when they reached the field, they understood that they were wrong and he was right. The farmer seemed to be almost an insane man. He was digging a well in the field – and he had already dug eight incomplete wells.

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Nothing succeeds like success, nothing fails like success

nothing-fails-like-successNothing fails like success

Most of us think that we are miserable because we don’t have everything we ever wanted. Because we are not smart enough, talented enough, successful enough. Because we don’t have enough money, etc.

You think that successful people are happy. Actually, the more successful someone is the less happy they become.

When you are poor and all your efforts are about providing yourself and your family with what you need… you have little thought about the inner emptiness… who cares, as long as you can fill your stomach. Continue reading “Nothing succeeds like success, nothing fails like success”