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Chapter 37: Each Moment Is Insecure

Osho,
It feels very dangerous to me, the way your therapists are working at the moment: claiming to be on the same level as you are, and doing the same work. What they say they have to offer - flying schools and “freedom” - sounds very appealing to the ego, but doesn’t seem to have any connection with your work.

I’m concerned that innocent people, wanting to be closer to you and wanting spiritual guidance, will put their trust in these people who have authority as your chosen therapists.

We saw with Sheela what happens with the misuse of worldly power. The misuse of spiritual power seems a far greater menace as it works with peoples’ very beings.

You have always said that this is what happens when a master leaves his body. Is there any advice you can give now so that history will not repeat itself this time?

The unconscious human mind is the cause of the whole trouble.

There have been people around me who were doing all kinds of things - there were doctors, there were dentists, there were plumbers, there were carpenters - but none of them got such an ego as the people who were working as therapists.

Therapy basically has nothing to do with spirituality. I was using it just to clean the rubbish that the mind has gathered down the ages. The work of the therapist with me was exactly that of cleaners, nothing superior to them in any way. But in the West therapy has connotations of spirituality because there is nothing in the name of spirituality. There is a vacuum, and therapists seem to fill it.

It is only apparently so. They don’t fill the gap, they cannot; they themselves have no spiritual experience. All that they know are certain techniques through which your mind can be cleaned. But even that cleaning of the mind makes you feel fresh only for a few days, because it does not change the base, the foundation of your being; it simply cleans the surface. You remain the same person. You will again collect the same garbage, so therapy will be needed again and again and again.

The same is true about every other kind of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology - they are just different names. There is not a single person in the whole world that psychologists can claim as purified, that now there is no need for him to go through analysis, therapy or any kind of processing.

Even the psychotherapists, psychoanalysts have to go through therapy, analysis, be under some psychotherapist once in a while, because they are also collecting garbage. In fact they are collecting more, because so many people are unloading themselves in their therapy sessions, and it is bound to affect the therapist. People will become a little lighter, but the therapist will become a little heavier - he will need therapy himself. This is a vicious circle.

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