Chapter 6: The Juice of the Buddhas
First become real so that you can become consciousness, and the day you become consciousness will be the day the fragrance of bliss will arise. The tree of truth bears the flowers of consciousness and the fragrance of bliss is released.
Happiness has nothing to do with what you have or don’t have. Happiness is related to what you are. However many things you may collect, perhaps they may increase your worries, your troubles, but happiness will not increase because of them. Certainly unhappiness will increase with them, but they have no relation to an increase in your happiness.
I am not saying that you should renounce things, that you should escape from your home and renounce the marketplace. No, don’t misunderstand my statement. What is, is good. Nothing will happen either by dropping things and escaping from them or by clinging to them. Remain where you are, but begin the search within. Much outer searching has already been done, now go within. Now know the one, in this knowing one attains all. All desires are at once fulfilled.
The third question:
Why is life so lovely? Every object, every person, the whole creation - manifest and unmanifest too! Color, sound, movement, likings - friction as well. Osho, in the very remembrance the heart becomes full, tears flow, breath halts, talking stops, crying happens. I cannot describe it, Osho. The eyes close and I sit down.
Life can only be lovely, because life itself is God. Life is the manifestation of that ultimate lovely one. It is the divine that has manifested in these infinite, unending forms. You have made temples and falsified the divine because its temple is everywhere. Wherever you bow down is the temple. Wherever you open your eyes is its face. Wherever you are ready to listen is its sound. Whatever you see, whatever you hear, whatever you taste - is God.
This is why the Upanishads could say: annam brahman - “food is God.” Such a statement is not found in any other scripture in the world, and when the Upanishads were translated for the first time into English and they wrote “food is God,” people were very surprised - food, and God! How to translate it? They were shocked; what kind of statement is this? They didn’t understand it. They had made a direct, literal translation - food is God, annam brahman. They missed. Such great utterances can have no direct translation. Such great statements can only be translated indirectly. Such great utterances can be explained but cannot be turned into a direct translation. This is a very significant statement.