Quantcast

View Book

 
 
OSHO Online Library   »   The Books   »   Die O Yogi Die
« < 1 2 3 4 5 > »
 

Chapter 7: Wander Alone

What is the meaning of desire? Desire means: I don’t want to be as I am, I want to be something else.

Desire means: I don’t want to be where I am, I want to be something else.

Desire means: Today? - there is no happiness today, the happiness will occur tomorrow.

Desire says: Move, run, get somewhere.

Dropping desire means: I am satisfied where I am, I am blissful as I am, I have no desire to be anything else.

All desires are desires to be something else. Hence all desires dethrone you, they take you away from your center. As soon as desire is gone then you are enthroned in your center. In becoming enthroned in the center it is found that the devotee is God.

Today’s sutras:

Yogis who condemn others,
Yogis eating meat, drinking wine, taking drugs.
By the hundreds they go to hell.
Shri Gorakh Raja speaks the plain truth.

Yogis who condemn others.

He says that if as a yogi you condemn others, your yoga, your meditation, has been lost.

A few things have to be understood here. The first thing: it is necessary to understand the difference between condemnation and criticism. Gorakh also makes criticisms. This sutra is also critical. He is saying:

Yogis who condemn others,
Yogis eating meat, drinking wine, taking drugs.

Those who as yogis condemn others, eat meat, drink alcohol and take drugs - such people, numbering in the thousands, fall into hell.

.By the hundreds they go to hell.

Such people exist in vast numbers and will fall into hell. Gorakh says: I am telling you the plain truth - listen.

This does contain criticism, but there is no condemnation in it. The difference between criticism and condemnation is subtle and if it is not understood there can be a misunderstanding. Buddha criticized and so did Mahavira. Christ criticized and Mohammed also. There has never been a master on the earth who did not criticize. So what is the difference?

« < 1 2 3 4 5 > »