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”