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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: One Seed Can Make the Whole Earth Green, # 1, (mp3) - continuum, religions, rinzai


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Beyond Individuality: The Ultimate Center

Peace of mind, my foot!

Talk #1 of the Series, One Seed Can Make the Whole Earth Green

"Friends, the other day, the hilarious drama of procession against me reached to the very peak. I have heard that three hundred donkeys surrounding one bodhisattva reached to the police commissioner's office asking for me to be arrested, because I am destroying the culture of a self-styled city which dreams of being cultured.

"The one bodhisattva was carrying my effigy. The one bodhisattva looked like a donkey, and the three hundred donkeys looked like human beings. Even the donkey was laughing, because he was the only authentic being in that crowd: 'What has happened to this cultured city and these so-called cultured people?'

"Donkeys by their very nature are very silent people, very philosophical, very cultured. And this donkey was wondering, 'Except me…all the three hundred donkeys who are hiding behind human masks, are doing my work, 'cheepon, cheepon.''

"These so-called human beings, self-styled, cultured ones, thought that they were insulting me."
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Osho continues:
"Nobody in the world can insult me, because it is in my hands: if I accept the insult, it is okay; if I don't accept it, you have to carry it to your home. Nobody can humiliate me. Humiliation needs my acceptance.

"On the contrary, these people were proving everything right that I have been saying to you. They were thinking that they are destroying my arguments by such processions. No procession can be an argument. No procession proves intelligence, it only proves retardedness. And carrying my effigy on a poor donkey simply exposes their real face: they are donkey-worshippers.

"All human beings are not human beings. There are so many categories: a few are still chimpanzees, a few are still gorillas, a few are still monkeys, a few are still donkeys, a few are still Yankees.

"But in this so-called, self-styled cultured city, not a single person objected to these people, that 'You are exposing yourselves, your vulgarity, your unculturedness.'

"And why are you harassing a bodhisattva? I call that donkey a bodhisattva.

"And not only I, but since the day twenty-five centuries ago when Gautam Buddha gave Mahakashyapa a lotus flower, and told to the whole commune of ten thousand sannyasins, 'What I could say to you I have said. What cannot be brought into language, I am transferring to Mahakashyapa. This lotus is just a symbol of transferring something which does not come into words.'

"And why to Mahakashyapa? – because he was the only one who had remained for years utterly silent. This day, when Buddha came for his morning discourse, everybody was puzzled. He had never carried anything in his hands, and today for the first time he was carrying a beautiful lotus flower. They were all waiting with excitement for what he was going to say, but he did not say anything. On the contrary, he simply went on gazing at the lotus flower for one and a half hours.

"Everybody was puzzled, disappointed: 'What is going on?' And at that moment, Mahakashyapa, after twenty years of silence, laughed so loudly.

"At his laughter, Buddha called him close to him and gave him the lotus flower, and told the commune, 'All that I could bring into words I have given to you."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

continuum… religions… watched… dissolving… metamorphosis… known… haikus… rinzai… homer… heine