(By this time the glamorous creature’s long delicate hands are weaving and dancing all around Niskriya in tantalizing delight.)
Ten years ago I came to your feet and found that unknowingly I was already there. Have I ever been somewhere else in my life or in any life? Isn’t it that this thirst of ours has created your smile to show us how existence smiles?
Osho, I don’t know what the question is or if I have any more questions for they are quenched day after day by your love and my gratitude. But then why did I say to myself, jump now? And yet, I look back once more to my passion and to its old songs and dreams.
Osho, can you really promise me that passion is always transformed into compassion?
My god! Sarjano…Has everybody gone mad? You are also in the same trouble…!
But your passion is different. It has nothing to do with ordinary, blind natural forces. Your passion is what has brought you to me, which even makes you feel that perhaps you have always been here, or even in other lives too.
You are asking, Isn’t it that this thirst of ours has created your smile to show us how existence smiles?
Osho, I don’t know what the question is…
There is no need to know what the question is. Just know the answer….
This silence is the answer.
This love is the answer.
This feeling of a thirst being quenched is the answer. Who cares about the question?
The whole of humanity can be divided into two categories: the majority has questions, and the minority has answers. It is very rare to find a person who has both – I have never come across any person, living or dead. By the time a person reaches to the answer, questions disappear. Questions are just like darkness: when you reach to the light, they disappear – not that they are solved, they simply dissolve.
In this quenching of the thirst, day after day, certainly a love and a gratitude arises which says to you,…jump now. But the old, the past, is heavy. To drop it, even though it is meaningless, needs a lion’s heart, because you have identified yourself for long, too long, with things which you are not. And now suddenly, you have to drop all those identities of many lives.
It is not only difficult for you, it is difficult for everybody. But howsoever difficult it may be, it is not impossible. If it has not been impossible for me, why should it be impossible for you? If hundreds of mystics around the world have been able to drop the whole past and have never looked back, you are also capable of the same courage – you have just not tried it.