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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 08, # 1, (mp3) - sorrow, intelligence, ginsberg


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Discontent Is Divine

Talk #1 of the Series, The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 08

"The way of Gautama the Buddha is the way of intelligence, understanding, awareness, meditation. It is not the way of belief; it is the way of seeing the truth itself. Belief simply covers up your ignorance; it does not deliver you from ignorance. Belief is a deception you play upon yourself; it is not transformation.

"The people who think themselves religious are only believers, not religious. They have no clarity, no understanding, no insight into the nature of things. They don't know what they are doing; they don't know what they are thinking. They are simply repeating conventions, traditions: dead words spoken long, long ago. They cannot be certain whether those words are true or not. Nobody can be certain unless one realizes oneself.

"There is only one certainty in existence and that is your own realization, your own seeing."
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Osho continues:
"Unless that happens, don't become contented; remain discontented. Discontentment is divine; contentment through beliefs is stupid. It is through divine discontent that one grows, but it is the path which is arduous. The path of belief is simple, convenient, comfortable. You need not do anything. You have only to say yes to the authorities: the authorities of the church, of the state. You have simply to be a slave to the people who are in power.

"But to follow the path of Buddha one has to be a rebel. Rebellion is its essential taste; it is only for the rebellious spirit. But only rebellious people have spirits, only they have souls. Others are hollow, empty.

"These sutras of today are of immense beauty, truth. Meditate over them.

"The first sutra:
'Everything arises and passes away.'
when you see this, you are above sorrow.
This is the shining way.
"Life is a flux, nothing abides. Still we are such fools, we go on clinging. If change is the nature of life, then clinging is stupidity, because your clinging is not going to change the law of life. Your clinging is only going to make you miserable. Things are bound to change; whether you cling or not does not matter. If you cling you become miserable: you cling and they change, you feel frustrated. If you don't cling they still change, but then there is no frustration because you were perfectly aware that they are bound to change. This is how things are, this is the suchness of life.

"Remember Haldane's Law: the universe is not only queerer than we imagine, it is queerer than we can imagine. And remember, you are not alone. The world really is like this.

"It is a very strange world. Everything is momentary, yet every momentary thing gives you the illusion of being permanent. Everything is just a soap bubble, shining beautifully in the sunrays, maybe surrounded by a rainbow, a beautiful aura of light – but a soap bubble is a soap bubble! Any moment it will be gone and gone forever, but for the moment it can deceive you.

"And the strangest thing is that you have been deceived thousands of times, yet you don't become aware."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

sorrow… intelligence… sexuality… projection… dreaming… disappearing… childlike… ginsberg… socrates… shaw

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