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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Beyond Psychology #11, (mp3) - understand, natural, mahavira


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Existence Is Happening, Not Doing

Talk #11 of the Series, Beyond Psychology

"It is a significant question, but there are many possible implications in it. The simplest and the most obvious is that a man dies without any cause; he simply becomes old, older, and the change from old age to death is not through any disease. Death is simply the ultimate old age – everything in your body, in your brain, has stopped functioning. This will be the ordinary and obvious meaning of a natural death.

"But to me natural death has a far deeper meaning: one has to live a natural life to attain a natural death. Natural death is the culmination of a life lived naturally, without any inhibition, without any repression – just the way the animals live, the birds live, the trees live, without any splita life of let-go, allowing nature to flow through you without any obstructions from your side, as if you are absent and life is moving on its own."
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Osho continues:
"Rather than you living life, life lives you, you are secondary; then the culmination will be a natural death. According to my definition, only an awakened man can die a natural death; otherwise all deaths are unnatural, because all lives are unnatural.

"How can you arrive at a natural death, living an unnatural life? Death will reflect the ultimate culmination, the crescendo of your whole life. In a condensed form, it is all that you have lived. So only very few people in the world have died naturally, because only very few people have lived naturally. Our conditionings don't allow us to be natural.

"Our conditionings, from the very beginning, teach us that we have to be something more than nature, that just to be natural is to be animal; we have to be supernatural. It seems very logical. All the religions have been teaching this – that to be man means going above nature – and they have convinced centuries of humanity to go above nature. Nobody has succeeded in going above nature. All that they have succeeded in is destroying their natural, spontaneous beauty, their innocence.

"Man need not transcend nature. I say unto you, man has to fulfill nature – which no animal can do. That is the difference.

"The religions were cunning, cheating and deceiving people. They made the distinction that animals are natural and you have to be supernatural. No animal can do fasting; you cannot convince any animal that fasting is something divine. The animal only knows that it is hungry, and there is no difference between fasting and being hungry. You cannot convince any animal to go against nature.

"This gave an opportunity to the so-called religious people, because man has the capacity at least to fight against nature. He will never be victorious, but he can fight. And in fighting he will not be destroying nature; he will be destroying only himself.

"That's how man has destroyed himself – all his joy, all his love, all his grandeur – and has not become something higher than animals, but something lower, in every possible way. Perhaps you may have never thought about it: no animal in the wild is homosexual."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

understand… natural… naturally… centered… relaxation… understanding… mahavira

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