He said, “I cannot even touch it. You have written it and you don’t know even simple things, that after sunset one cannot eat. If one eats after sunset, one can never know what reality is.”
It was really hilarious to see the whole scene; the whole family gathered to see. The husband of the woman was a rare man. He said to me, “Except me, everybody in my family is going to betray you. Only I will remain in the end with you, because I am not a religious person; they all are against me. I don’t go to the temple, I don’t read their scriptures, I don’t follow the discipline of a Jaina – not eating in the night, not eating before sunrise, and other things. I will be the last one to still be with you, because whatever you do will not hurt me; I don’t make any image, I simply see it.
“Each time you come to my home you are different, and all these people get into difficulty. They are puzzled – last time you said something and this time you have been saying something which goes against it. Only to me it does not seem puzzling simply because last time was last time! So much water in the Ganges has gone down. This time is this time, and to me you are beautiful each time.”
And he was right. By and by all the people in his family started getting stuck with some image of me. Only he remained to the very last. He is dead now. Just before dying he said, “Convey to Osho, ‘Only you are in my mind right now, when I am leaving my body.’” He was a man who really had guts to go along with me through all the seasons of the year, all the changes of life.
If you really want to be with me you have to stop making images. What is the need to make an image? The need is to cling.
Remain without an image so that your eyes are not cluttered with old images and you are available to me directly, each moment. This direct immediacy is the true relationship between me and you. Anything less than that is worthless.
The other day I heard you saying, “Just listening to me can be enough to be transformed.” I felt so grateful to you and relaxed for a moment. But a part of me was doubtfully asking, “Is it really that easy? Can I really relax and let existence take over?” My chattering mind wants to do something. How can I be more patient and really trust?
Just for a moment you had the glimpse. Now make yourself available more and more…that glimpse comes again and again, becomes deepened. Don’t be bothered by your chattering mind. Use that chattering mind to make new questions.