The monk in charge of the monastery once said to Yakusan, “I have rung the bell; please, Osho, it is time for the regular discourse.”
Yakusan said, “Okay. You come and follow me, holding up my bowl.”
The monk didn’t understand the master’s meaning, and Ungan – who was also present – asked, “Master, when did you lose your arms and legs?”
Yakusan said, “You are simply wearing the monk’s habit.”
Ungan replied, “I am not other than this. What about you, master?”
“I don’t have such a family,” commented Yakusan.
Once Yakusan called a boy monk to him. Dogo asked, “Why do you call such people?”
Yakusan replied, “Because of this.”
Dogo asked, “Why don’t you throw it away?”
“Because I have used it for a long time,” replied Yakusan.
One of the sannyasins has asked a question:
What is missing in communism?
Zen Fire and Zen Wind – that is what is missing in communism.
I have to go into a deeper analysis.…
Karl Marx was an intellectual giant, but he had no idea of religiousness other than Judaism and Christianity. Both are religions of prayer. Both believe in God, which is a fiction. Both believe in things which are irrational. For example, Moses passing through the sea, and the sea giving way – nature makes no exceptions. And Jesus pretending to be the only begotten son of God is absolutely absurd to any rational man like Karl Marx.
Jesus’ miracles are mythological. He made Lazarus come out of his grave, raised him back to life – and he could not do anything when he was on the cross! He could not even produce a little water – he was thirsty, it was a hot day, and he was asking continuously for water. And this man has touched people and restored their eyes; even by touching his robe people have lost their paralysis. He has walked on water, and this man could not fly with the cross towards God, his father? He was utterly helpless on the cross. That shows all those miracles are simply invented by the Christians to befool the world.
Even Christian scholars are being embarrassed by all these miracles, by his virgin birth, by his shouting towards God on the cross, “Have you forsaken me?”
Karl Marx was aware only of Judaism – he was a Jew, just as Jesus was a Jew – and he was aware of Christianity and all its crimes against humanity. Burning millions of women alive, forcing them to confess that they are having intercourse with the devil, continuous torture to any woman – beating, not letting her sleep, not giving her food, putting ice on her chest for hours….
These were the people who, by chance, invented the traction machine, because they were putting women on a traction machine which pulled the legs from one side and the head and the arms from the other side. One woman was suffering from backache – suddenly her backache disappeared. Now that traction machine has been transferred from the churches to the medical colleges, to hospitals. I know it from my personal experience!