Wednesday, April 22, 2009

OshoSpeak – 2009: #10

From ‘Socrates. Poisoned Again after 25 centuries’

The most fundamental thing about religion is meditation………Meditation is the art of cleaning your mirror of all the dust that the society, the religions, the educational systems have poured on you; to take away everything that has not been born with you, to bring you to your absolute innocence……I call this ‘rebirth’. And after rebirth you are just a mirror

Whom do you think is the greatest Western philosopher?

Friedrich Nietzsche. It will surprise you, but Friedrich Nietzsche is the most misunderstood philosopher…….and he was more misunderstood because Adolf Hitler accepted him as his master.

He was not a fascist. No other philosopher in the West has such a deep insight into things. And his approach was so multidimensional that he could not write in the ordinary way philosophical treatises are written. He wrote in maxims………that became one of the reasons for misunderstanding him.

I have to ask You this esoteric question. How can You say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and consciousness has arisen? How do You know?

It is not an esoteric question; it belongs to the inner science of man. The moment one becomes enlightened, he is no longer confined in his own body; his vision is as big as the whole universe.

So when I said that this earth is the only place where life has blossomed, where not only life but consciousness has arisen, not only that but there have been a few people who have reached to the ultimate expression of consciousness – to me, that is godliness – I can say it with authority because it is my own vision...................

………..there is no planet other than earth where there exists something similar to man – not only alive………but man is also conscious of his life. To become conscious of one’s consciousness is the highest stage……………

To me it is an actual experience, and there are many experiences which I am not telling you about for the simple reason that they will look esoteric………….

I mention this point especially, because I am immensely concerned that life on the earth is not destroyed. It is existence’s most ambitious flight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Meditation has always been the essence in Osho Teachings.
Infact all the Talks and discourses of Osho were woven around meditation.