Last night I woke as a mosquito screamed in my ear. I looked at him and he had your face. I said, “My God!” and you replied, “That’s right!” I said, “I must be dreaming.” You said, “That’s what I keep telling you.”
I said, “Osho, this is going too far.” You said, “That’s true. With me, you only start the journey when you go too far.”
And then you flew right through my mosquito net, laughing at my flimsy defenses. On the other side you stopped, looked at me again, and said, “I’m going to bug you until you wake up.” and then you were gone.
Osho, did it really happen?
Devageet, it really did happen. Don’t mistrust your dream.
This is the situation: all your defenses are nothing but mosquito nets – and you can keep out of your mosquito nets only mosquitoes who are not masters.
A master finds a way through all your defenses to the very core of your being. And the whole work of the master is to wake you up. But man’s unconsciousness is such that he can even dream that he is awake and continue to sleep.
Your mind is so rooted in doubt, suspicion, distrust, that even if I really come to your place, the first idea in your mind will be: is it true? Doubts grow in the mind just like leaves grow on the trees. You have to put a full stop to your doubting mind, and immediately your trusting heart takes charge.
These are the qualities: mind is doubt, the heart is trust. Mind is imagination, thinking, hallucination. Heart is only love. And you can see the whole world through the mind, except yourself – because you are behind the mind, and the mind has no reverse gear. You just cannot go backwards. Hence, the mind has to be completely dropped; only then does your heart, for the first time, start functioning in its totality.
I am reminded of a great king, Prasenjita, who had come to see Gautam Buddha. As he was coming, he found in his garden a very beautiful lotus flower. He thought, “It will be a good present to put at the feet of Gautam Buddha.”
But his wife said, “It is better you bring out from your treasures…. You have the best diamond in the country – a flower is just momentary. And love for Buddha and respect for Buddha are like a diamond that is forever.”
So he said, “I will take both.”
And one of the most significant things happened. When Prasenjita offered the flower to Gautam Buddha, he said, “Drop it!”
There were ten thousand sannyasins present, in absolute silence, because it was a great meeting – a meeting between a great emperor and their master. And they could not understand why Buddha said, “Drop it!”
Prasenjita thought, “Perhaps my wife was right. A flower is, after all, just for a moment.” So he dropped the flower, and with the other hand he offered the best diamond of the country, thinking that it should be accepted now.
Buddha smiled and again said, “Drop it!” This was too much; but because Buddha was saying “drop it” – it was his most precious diamond – still, because of Buddha and ten thousand people watching, he dropped it on the ground. Then he was standing with empty hands, and Buddha said a third time, “Will you listen to me or not? Drop it!”