What else? Sense cannot be talked…only nonsense is left. So I don’t take it as a criticism – it is a compliment! Many many thanks to you. At least you are talking some sense!
You say: “My mind is having a fit and so is my heart. What to do?”
I don’t think anything can be done now. It is too late. You can’t go back – I will haunt you! – you can only go ahead. Drop all these ideas that you are carrying within yourself, this antagonism about men. Drop all these ideas! I am neither for men nor for women. I am only for transcendence.
And don’t take my jokes seriously! You are such fools that you can’t even take jokes playfully. Another woman has written: “Osho, you have been talking too much against women. The other day you called them ‘big-mouths’.” Now this woman simply proves that she is a big-mouth, nothing else! Nobody else has felt offended. A joke is a joke! But why are you so touchy? Now this woman must have a big mouth. At least her husband must be telling her again and again, “You big-mouth, shut up!” And now she comes here to hear something beautiful said about her, and I tell a joke…and again that big mouth comes in.
Don’t take jokes seriously. In fact, don’t take anything seriously. You miss the point if you start taking things seriously. Even scriptures have to be taken non-seriously; only then can you understand. Understanding has to be with a deep, relaxed, non-serious, playful attitude. When you become serious you become tense. When you become serious you become closed. When you are playful many things can happen because in playfulness is creativity. In playfulness you can innovate.
But your ideas are continuously there; you can’t put them aside.
Now nothing can be done. You are a sannyasin. Now, being a sannyasin means you are neither man nor woman. Finished – that game is finished!
The third question
Aren’t all people really the same?
Essentially yes, but accidentally no. At the center yes, on the circumference no. Essentially we are made of the same stuff called God, but on the circumference God comes in every shape and size, in every color, in every form. There is much difference And it is beautiful because if people were really the same, both at the center and on the circumference, the world would be a very boring place. But it is not a boring place. It is immensely interesting; it is immensely beautiful, rich. And the richness comes because of variety.