Now, do you think chairs should be given some moral discipline, that their legs should be covered? They used to be covered in Victoria’s days. In England it was very improper to leave your chairs’ legs uncovered! But it simply shows a decadent society, a basically irreligious society.
(Osho removes a greeting card from his clipboard. On the card is drawn the cartoon figure of a woman with two holes punched through the card where her breasts should be. Osho places two of his fingertips through the holes, thus giving the visual impression that her bare breasts are showing. He then places the card up in front of him so everyone can see. The hall explodes in laughter.)
Pratap Chandra Joshi, wake up and look at this picture…What can you see? Get disturbed! And it is nothing…just two holes! But you must have got disturbed, very much disturbed – and it was nothing but my two fingers! Don’t be so foolish!
People go on seeing things…just now you have seen “things” which are not there!
A mother and her daughter were in the kitchen when the mother noticed that little Mary was drawing a big prick. “Where have you seen that?” asked the mother, surprised.
“In your hands, Mummy!” replied little Mary innocently.
The mother hit the little girl and said angrily, “In my hands, hmm? You just wait till your father gets home!”
When the father got home he asked little Mary, “What did you draw that your mother has become so angry with you?”
“A pair of scissors, Dad,” replied Mary sweetly.
Poor Mary, innocent Mary was just drawing a pair of scissors! Children are children – their drawings are not so accurate. But the mother read something else into it. And of course she had seen the scissors in her mother’s hands – she was absolutely right.
That’s what is happening to you….
A man was dining out with his priest and they went to an Italian restaurant. As they were looking over the menu, the man said to the priest, “How do you pronounce that Italian dish that you are so wild about?”
Without looking up from the menu the priest said, “Gina Lollobrigida!”