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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: No-Mind: The Flowers of Eternity, # 3, (mp3) - oceanic, kyozan, vimalkirti


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A Meeting of Two Rivers

Talk #3 of the Series, No-Mind: The Flowers of Eternity

"Maneesha, the new situation, the new responsibility that I have taken upon myself has raised many questions from different quarters. Perhaps it will take a little time to clarify any questions, doubts, suspicions or mere curiosities.

"The first thing is from the chief of staff of United Press International. He has sent a telegram asking me, now I have allowed Gautam Buddha to be my guest, have I become a Buddhist? In the same reference he has asked: 'What about your followers? Are they also now part of an organized religion? Have they also become Buddhists?'

"The question is absolutely relevant, but my answer may baffle the chief of staff of UPI.

"Gautam the Buddha has taken shelter in me. I am the host, he is the guest. There is no question of any conversion."
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Osho continues:
"I am a buddha in my own right, and that is the reason he has felt to use my vehicle for his remaining work. He has been waiting, a wandering cloud for twenty-five centuries, for a right vehicle.

"I am not a Buddhist. Neither is Gautam the Buddha's intention to create Buddhists, or to create an organized religion. Even twenty-five centuries before, he never created an organized religion. The moment truth is organized it becomes a lie. An organized religion is nothing but a hidden politics, a deep exploitation by the priesthood. They may be shankaracharyas, imams, rabbis, or popes, it makes no difference.

"Gautam Buddha did not leave behind him any successor. His last words were, 'Don't make my statues, don't collect my words. I don't want to become a symbol which has to be worshipped. My deepest longing is that you will not be imitators. You don't have to be Buddhists because your own potential is to be a buddha.'

"I would like to say: I don't teach Buddhism, or any 'ism' for that matter. I teach the buddha himself. The people who are with me are not part of any organized religion. They are independent, individual seekers. My relationship with them is that of a fellow traveler.

"By the way, I have to remind you of Gautam Buddha's prophecy twenty-five centuries ago: 'When I come again I will not be able to be born through a woman's womb. I will have to take shelter in a man of similar consciousness and the same height and the same open sky. I will be called 'The Friend.''

"A tremendous freedom is implied in the word. He does not want to be anybody's guru, he simply wants to be a friend. He has something to share, with no conditions attached to the sharing.

"This also will help you, because a few sannyasins have been confused how they will make the difference between the ancient Gautam Buddha and me. Gautam Buddha's prophecy helps to clarify the confusion.

"Although he has taken shelter in me, I will not be called Gautam the Buddha. I will love to be called according to his prophecy: Maitreya the Buddha. Maitreya means the friend."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

oceanic… kyozan… vimalkirti… ambedkar… maitreya

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