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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: The Invitation, # 27, (mp3) - future, disappearing, prasenjita


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Growing Up, or Just Growing Old?

Still time to change the trains

Talk #27 of the Series, The Invitation

"Everybody is getting old. Since the day you were born, you have been getting old – each moment, each day. Childhood is a flux, so is youth – just old age never ends, because it terminates! That is the unique quality of old age, that it brings you to ultimate rest. But you want a few laws for middle age…You are a man of medicine, you should know better.

"As far as I am concerned, I have never been a child, never a youth, and never become old and never will die. I know only one thing in me that is absolutely unchanging and eternal. But just for your sake…

"There are many laws about middle age, because all over the world people become old. And many thinkers have been thinking, What is this old age?

"The first law is De Never's Lost Law; obviously about old age, the law can be the last: Never speculate on that which can be known for certain."
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Osho continues:
"You know perfectly well you are getting old, now don't speculate on that, that will make you more miserable.

"The law is beautiful, never speculate on that which can be known for certain. In fact, in life, except death nothing is certain; everything can be speculated upon, but not death. And old age is just the door to death.

"Middle age is when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.

"Lendel's Law: You know you are getting old when a girl calls 'No,' and all you feel is relief.

"Old age is when you start to turn out the lights for economical rather than romantic reasons!

"Old age is that period of life when your idea of getting ahead is staying even.

"Old age is when you can do just as much as ever, but would rather not.

"Old age is a mysterious experience, but all these laws have been found by the Western mind. I have not been able to discover anybody in the whole literature of the East talking about old age. On the contrary, old age has been praised immensely, because in the East it has been thought that you are not old. If your life has simply moved on the horizontal line, you are only aged. But if your life, your consciousness, has moved vertically, upwards, then you have attained the beauty, the glory of old age. Old age in the East has been synonymous with wisdom.

"These are the two paths: one is horizontal, from childhood to youth, to old age and to death; another is vertical, from childhood to youth, to old age, and to immortality. The difference in quality of both the dimensions is immense, incalculable. The man who simply becomes young, and old, and dead, has remained identified with his body. He has not known anything about his being, because being is never born and never dies; it is always, it has been always, it will be always, it is the whole of eternity.

"On the vertical line the child becomes young, but the youth on the vertical line will be different from the youth on the horizontal line. Childhood is innocent, but that is the point from where these two different dimensions open up."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

future… disappearing… horizontal… jokes… direction… known… herenow… prasenjita… mahakashyapa… emerson

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