Chapter 7: Even Donkeys Are Not Worried
Knowing this has never been transcended by anything more blissful, more ecstatic.
You may have heard about Segal’s Law: A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
Mind is not only two, it is many. A man with mind is not sure of anything. He is doubtful about everything; he is unsure about everything. And a life of doubt and unsureness is not a life; you don’t have any roots anywhere. And without roots you cannot have flowers, and you cannot become fruitful. Your life will remain barren, a desert where nothing grows.
Two women in a train were engaged in an argument. At last, one of them called the conductor. “If this window is open,” she declared, “I will catch cold and will probably die.”
“If the window is shut,” the other announced, “I shall suffocate.”
The two glared at each other. The conductor was at a loss, but he welcomed the words of a man who sat near. These were, “First, open the window; that will kill one. Next, shut it; that will kill the other. Then we can have peace.”
That is what you have to do with your mind if you want peace, peace that passeth all understanding.
I have tried to write questions to you, but it is impossible. When you were in silence, I became aware that your silence is an invitation for meditation. It is pure celebration; it is not a burden or a duty or a bother. It is a coming closer to you; it is joy.
My heart is overwhelmed to sit at your feet. In deep love I say, “Thank you, Osho for this invitation.”
There are no questions which are really of any significance, because questions are asked by the mind. And the mind cannot find any answer.
The answer is in the death of the mind.
All questions are in the mind and the answer is beyond it; hence, if you are intelligent, you will find it very difficult to write a question. People who go on writing questions are not really alert to the fact that these questions cannot be answered. Yes, you can be shown a way where you can find an answer, but nobody else can answer your question; just like nobody else can breathe for you, and nobody else can drink for you, and nobody else can eat for you. You will have to do these things yourself.