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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 08, # 3, (mp3) - desire, future, christ


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Freedom Has to Be Earned

Talk #3 of the Series, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 08

"Niravo asked just the other day, 'Is Jesus Christ coming back soon to earth as he had promised?' Such nonsense questions go on in people's minds and not only in the minds of ordinary, common people: the so-called religious, theological, philosophical intelligentsia too keeps itself involved in such absurdities.

"Christ is not a person, it is an experience. Jesus had it, you can have it. Christ is synonymous with buddha. What we call in the East the buddha, the awakened, the West has called the christ, the crowned one. Jesus Christ cannot come back, but you can become christ any moment. Christ is already hidden in you as a seed; you are all bodhisattvas, buddhas in essence, in seed. Just a little effort, a little understanding and you can bloom, and your fragrance can be released."
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Osho continues:
"Jesus bloomed, Buddha bloomed, so can you. Why wait for Jesus Christ's coming? That is avoiding the fundamental quest. Why not become a christ? What is the point of waiting for somebody else to come and deliver you – and how can anybody else deliver you?

"The deliverance that will come from somebody else will not be much of a deliverance. Freedom has to be earned, it cannot be given; if it is given, it can be taken away. If it is given it is not yours, it is not your growth. And anything that is given to you remains only an accumulation on the outside. It never becomes part of your interiority.

"Hence Buddha says:
Know this.
Seek wisdom, and purity.
Quickly clear the way.
"Don't waste time in unnecessary things.

"Niravo, are you cuckoo or something? Why wait for Jesus Christ? What wrong has he done to you? Enough is enough. The poor man came once and you crucified him; now are you hankering to crucify him again, or what?

"The pope came before the gathering of cardinals. Rumors had spread as to the reason for this extraordinary meeting.

"'Beloved cardinals,' the pope began. 'I have called this special session to announce incredible news. It is, however, good news and bad news. As to the good: I have personally received a phone call from the Lord Jesus Christ. He has arrived on earth and has returned to fulfill his word.'

"The cardinals cheered and applauded.

"'The bad news,' the pope continued, 'is that he called from 17 Koregaon Park, Pune, India.'

"Why are you waiting for Jesus Christ? He is already here, he has always been here in the awakened ones. And the world has never missed the awakened ones. Yes, they have been few and far between, but it is because of them the earth still has significance. It is because of them the earth is not yet dead. It is because of those few flowers that the earth has still the perfume of the beyond, that the earth has salt. Otherwise the crowds are dead. If you look at the crowds the earth is a big cemetery.

"Only these few people – a Zarathustra, a Jesus, a Lao Tzu, a Buddha, a Kabir, a Nanak These people who can be counted on the fingers keep the flame burning."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

desire… future… listen… relief… psychoanalysis… hypnotic… past… christ… janak… eliot

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