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The Birth of a New Man

Persecution cannot do any harm to you

Talk #23 of the Series, From the False to the Truth

"Man, I am drunk! But not drunk with ordinary alcohol, marijuana, hashish, opium, LSD. I grow my own marijuana within me. No government can interfere with it. My source of drunkenness is my silence, my love, my centeredness, my rootedness in myself. Yes, I walk like a drunkard because I am a drunkard. You have observed truly.

"Once you know the inner serenity, a gap between you and your body arises, a gap between you and your mind arises. That creates my wobbly walking. Nothing can be done about it. It is not a medical question, it is natural to anyone who is enlightened.

"Mostly enlightened people die immediately after enlightenment, for the simply reason that they cannot manage any connection with their body and mind. It is very rare that somebody goes on living after enlightenment."
 
 
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Osho continues:
"But one has to compromise.

"That bobbling is the compromise.
Osho,
Most people, rightly or wrongly, equate democracy with the freedom to choose their politicians, yet you seem to envisage a country which is both democratic and pollution-free, because you see politicians as pollution. How is this possible?
"Just the very existence of nations, countries dividing humanity into stupid parts, is the whole game of the politician. And this I call pollution. It is poison to humanity. That's why you don't see really authentically alive people in the world.

"You are asking, 'People generally understand democracy to mean the freedom to choose politicians.' Do you see the idiotic understanding of the people? It is choosing between poisons. The bottles contain the same poison – on one is written 'Democratic,' on another is written 'Republican.'

"Politicians have been befooling you. They have managed the whole strategy in such a way that you never become aware what is happening. You choose one kind of poison for five years; for those five years you have to suffer that poison. After five years you are fed up with this kind of poison. You change to another bottle – Republican, Liberal, Democratic, Communist, Socialist. They are all available in all shapes and sizes, whatsoever suits you. But you will fall in the same ditch. Maybe there are minor differences between poisons, but poison is poison.

"I do not see democracy as the freedom to choose between the politicians. To me, democracy means there are no longer any politicians around. You individually choose somebody you feel is the right person; there are no political parties. In a real democracy, political parties cannot exist; there is no reason why they should exist. People are intelligent enough to choose on their own. The politician need not go and convince the people, 'I am the right person and the other is wrong.' And the other is also doing the same, and the poor people in their utter confusion somehow choose somebody.

"I have never voted in my life, for the simple reason that all those politicians and political parties are basically the same. They want to exploit you, oppress you. And it is a good strategy that after five years when you get fed up with one party, you can choose another."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

poison… responsibility… nobody… direction… cunning… dehypnosis… gullible… moses… kennedy… nixon
 

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