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Chapter 13: God Is the Ocean You Are In

Osho,
When I hear you talk about past lives I get scared. I have never had any remembrance, just a vague feeling, and somewhere I know that I don’t want to know.Unless it’s a remembrance of you. And about future lives, I get so sad - just the idea of starting all over again, the family, the school, the fight for survival, and, above all, you won’t be there.
How will I remember you, how will I not forget this tremendous gift that you are? I would like this moment to stretch into eternity.And forget about anything else.
Is there any great magical surgery possible? I want to heal..

Kavisho, I am exactly doing the magical surgery you are asking about. Do you think my work consists only of communicating words, concepts, and philosophies to you? You are lying down on my surgical table.

There is no need for you to remember the past. Whenever I have talked about the past, it is just to make you aware that you have missed many opportunities before. Make it a point that you don’t miss now.

Thousands of lives have passed, and you have been moving in a wheel, in a routine. This time, come out of the circle. And if you can come out of the circle this time, there will be no future life for you - eternity will be yours.

And that’s what you are asking me: Is there any possibility to stretch this moment into eternity? This is the opportunity: this silence, this dance, this blissfulness can help you to come out of the vicious circle, and you will never enter another womb again. You will remain here - not embodied, but just as pure consciousness, spread all over existence.

My whole effort is to persuade you to take a jump from being a dewdrop and become the ocean. And the surgery is not very difficult; it is one of the simplest things possible: just get out of your mind. Become a witness to the mind; watch all its traffic pass by. Don’t be part of the traffic; stand by the side of the road - because you are not the mind.

Once this statement becomes your experience - that you are not the mind - then there is no question of being born into another stupid routine. It is the mind and the identity with the mind which is the cause of continuously moving in a circle. Disidentify. You are neither the body nor the mind. You are simply the pure watcher.

It is a simple method - the simplest possible method for the greatest experience - the most shortcut way. Whenever you have time - lying down on your bed, no special posture is needed, or standing under your shower - just remain a watcher: of the body, of the freshness of the water, of the coolness, and of the thoughts that are passing in the mind. Just by watching, mind disappears.

One day, you suddenly find an absolute silence within you - no traffic.the road is empty. The surgery is complete. You will not be born again in another body, although you will remain as part of eternal life.

And don’t be worried - I will be there. I am already there just calling you all to the sunlit peaks of consciousness from your dark valleys. Start climbing.

You can miss me only in one way, and that is: if you choose your mind, then you cannot choose me. If you choose me, you will have to drop your mind.

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