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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Book of Secrets, # 53, (mp3) - ego, meeting, exhalation


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From Death to Deathlessness

Talk #53 of the Series, The Book of Secrets

"All the enlightened ones, all the religions, agree on one thing only. Their disagreements are many, but there is one agreement amongst all, and that is that man, because of his ego, is closed to the reality. The ego is the only barrier; the feeling that I am.

"On this point Buddhas and Christs and Krishnas all agree. And because they all agree it seems to me that this is the basic thing in all religious endeavor. All else is accidental; this is essential – that you are debarred because of your own ego.

"What is this ego? Of what does it consist? How does it arise? And why does it become so important?

"Look at your mind – because you cannot understand the phenomenon of ego theoretically; you can only understand it existentially."
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Osho continues:
"Look at your mind, observe it, and you will come to a deep understanding. And if you can understand what the go is, there is no problem; it can be dropped easily. Rather, there is no need to drop it. If you can understand it, the very understanding becomes the dropping, because the ego is created through your non-understanding, it is created through your sleepiness.

"If you become alert about it, if you focus your consciousness towards it, it disappears. It disappears – just as when you bring light in a room and the darkness disappears. Even if you bring light to look at darkness, to see what darkness isif you bring light it disappears. The ego exists because you have never been alert to your existence; it is a shadow of your non-alertness. So really, there is no need to drop it. If you can look at it, it drops by itself.

"What is it? Have you ever felt any moment when there is no ego? Whenever you are silent, the ego is not. Whenever your mind is in turmoil, chattering, restless, the ego is there. Whenever you are relaxed, silent and calm, the ego is not. Just now, if you are silent, where is the ego? You will be there, but no feeling of 'I.' So try to understand it existentially.

"Right now as I am speaking, you can observe the fact that if you are silent, totally alert, you are there, but with no feeling of 'I.' And just the contrary happen: if you are troubled, in conflict, in anxiety, you feel a centered ego within you. When you are in anger, in passion, violent, aggressive, you feel a crystallized ego within you. Whenever you are in love, in compassion, it is not there.

"That's why we cannot love, because with the ego, love is impossible. That's why we go on talking so much about love, but we never are in love. And whatsoever we call love is more or less sex, it is not love; because you cannot lose your ego, and love cannot exist unless the ego has disappeared. Love, meditation, godliness, they all require one thing – the ego must not be there."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

ego… meeting… exhalation… deeply… silent… process… communication… breathing… believe… identification

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