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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: From Personality to Individuality, # 16, (mp3) - enjoying, superman, aurobindo


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Superman: The Fantasy for the Inferior

Talk #16 of the Series, From Personality to Individuality

"The idea of the new man is not only not similar to the idea of the superman, it is just the very opposite.

"The superman is a continuity with the old man.

"The new man is a discontinuity with the old man.

"The superman is superior, higher, but still belongs to the same world of the old man. He is better, stronger, more beautiful, more powerful, more intelligent; but the difference is only of degrees, of more or less.

"The new man is absolutely unrelated to the old man. The superior man, the superman, is a refinement of the old. The new man is the death of the old man. The new man comes into being when the old man dies; hence, they cannot be similar at all. They may sound similar to those who think only intellectually."
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Osho continues:
"I am not an intellectual, neither am I a thinker.

"I see things.

"I am a seer.

"And in my eyes the superman and the new man are just the very contrary to each other.

"The old society, culture, religion, philosophy – they are not against the superman; in fact the superman is their projection. It is their desire, their hope. They have been working for thousands of years to produce the superman. And in the name of the superman they have tortured the poor common man so much: it is almost impossible to believe how much humanity has been sacrificed in order to bring the superman onto the earth.

"What was Adolf Hitler doing? He was fascinated with the idea of superman. He got it from Friedrich Nietzsche. Now, it is a strange thing to understand that the people who have been interested in the superman were very inferior kinds of people. Strange, but not irrelevant. It is in fact your inferiority complex – somehow, deep down, you feel yourself inferior. To forget that inferiority, you start imagining, projecting, just the opposite of it: the superman.

"Nietzsche was in love with a woman, Wagner's wife. Wagner is one of the great musicians, a great master as far as music is concerned; and he was tremendously charismatic. He was not only a maestro of music but his playing had some touch of magic too. That's what makes a difference. The same music may be played by many people – it may be the same instrument, the same music, the same notes, but somebody simply gives wings to it and it goes on soaring higher and higher. It takes you beyond yourself into unknown spaces.

"With somebody else it is just ordinary music. It takes you nowhere; at the most, it is a kind of entertainment. You have nothing to do so you listen to the music. At least it keeps you occupied in the same way that smoking keeps somebody occupied or gossiping keeps somebody else occupied. But when a man like Wagner plays music he gives a new dimension to your being, he opens up new doors. You start moving into dimensions you have not even dreamed of

"Nietzsche was learning music from the master, and fell in love with the master's wife, not thinking at all that he had a very poor personality, in no way to be compared with Vajnaor Vagner."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

enjoying… superman… aurobindo… wagner… shaw… adam… nietzsche

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