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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Come Follow to You, Vol. 4, # 3, (mp3) - love, ego, judas


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As I Have Loved You

As I Have Loved You

Talk #3 of the Series, Come Follow to You, Vol. 4

"The essence of religion is paradoxical – opposites meet there and lose their oppositeness. Contraries become complementary there and lose their contrariness. Day and night are not separate there, neither are life and death, nor the lower and the higher. The earth is the sky there, and the sky is the earth. To the logical mind, to mind as such – because all minds are logical – it is very difficult to conceive.

"I will read a few words from A.N. Whitehead, a very perceptive man: 'Religion is the vision of something which extends beyond, behind, and within the passing flux of immediate things: something which is real and yet waiting to be realized; something which is a remote possibility and yet the greatest of present facts; something which gives meaning to all that passes and yet eludes apprehension; something whose possession is the final good and yet is beyond reach; something which is the ultimate ideal and the hopeless quest.'

"Whitehead understands rightly the paradox of religion, but he is trying to see it through the mind, hence his final conclusion is that it is a 'hopeless quest' – hopeless because how can the opposites meet? Jean-Paul Sartre says that God is impossible because to make God possible, opposites will have to disappear."
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Osho continues:
"Death and life should become one; only then can God exist. And how can the mind conceive of life and death becoming one, winter and summer becoming one, the beginning and end becoming one? For the mind, the quest becomes hopeless.

"The modern mind is basically without religion because the modern mind has lost the capacity, the elasticity, to be illogical. In the ordinary world, to be illogical is to be mad; in religion, to be illogical is the method. Madness itself is the method to know God. Unless you are mad enough so that you can put aside the categories of the mind and you can look directly without bringing any concepts between you and the reality, you can, at the most, know the matter, the dead part, the past, but you cannot know the real, the alive, the God. Essential religion will always look elusive to the mind. In fact, it looks like a sort of craziness.

"Just a few days ago I was reading R.C. Zaehner's books. This man has tried to understand Zen, Krishnamurti, but he could not; and in the end he has written a small; poem to ridicule them. That small poem not only ridicules Krishnamurti and Zen, it ridicules Jesus, Krishna – it ridicules all religion. R.C. Zaehner writes in this poem, and he feels that he is giving you the very essence of this insanity called Zen:
Tee-hee hee,
you and me,
me is you,
you is me.
Life is death,
dead is life,
I am my husband,
you are your wife.
We aren't God-children,
they aren't God-us,
we are all that happy,
so why this fuss?
Fuss, fuss, fuss,
cuss, cuss, cuss.
Total experience?
Yes – that's us.
"He thinks that he is ridiculing, and he is being ridiculous himself; but this is natural to the mind.

"Jesus goes on saying, 'I and my father are one.' That means that the son is the father. The vice-versa has never been said, but should be said. Only then will the truth become clear; that the father is also the son. If the son is the father, then the father is also the son, but then things become elusive.

"On this last night with his disciples, he brings this meeting of opposites, this meeting of the distant and the near, to a peak point, to a climax."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

love… ego… mirror… disappears… zen… poem… judas… vivekananda… aristotle… joshua

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