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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Philosophia Perennis, Vol. 2, # 11, (mp3) - moment, experience, meera


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You Are Perfect

Talk #11 of the Series, Philosophia Perennis, Vol. 2

"The last sutras of Pythagoras on perfection…. The first thing to be remembered: that perfection is not a goal. No enlightened person has ever been goal-oriented; he cannot be. Goal-orientation is the way of the mind. Mind exists through goals, mind exists in the future, mind exists in ambition. Mind is always an achieving mind.

"The enlightened person lives in no-mind. No-mind is enlightenment. Hence, the enlightened one cannot be goal-oriented; he has no future, for him all is present. And that's why he's continuously misunderstood. He talks of the present but people hear him through their minds, and minds immediately distort. Minds immediately change it into a goal, into some idea that has to be achieved in the future.

"Perfection is not a goal but a reality. It has not to be achieved but only recognized."
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Osho continues:
"All that is needed is a recognition of something which is already present. You are perfect – it is not that you have to become perfect. There is no should implied in it; you are already it. It has only to be recognized, you have to become alert to it, you have to be aware of it – what you are. Perfection is already the case.

"But people go on making it a goal. They say, 'We have to be perfect. We have to become enlightened. We have to attain nirvana. We have to enter into paradise.' They make a faraway beautiful goal and then the mind can continue.

"Mind needs future – any kind of future will do. You have to become rich, you have to become powerful, you have to become beautiful, you have to become wise, you have to become enlightened – it doesn't matter. If becoming is there, mind will persist. And the persistence of mind is your whole misery. It keeps you tense. It keeps you in anxiety, anguish, a continuous fear of missing the goal. It keeps you greedy – a continuous lust to attain the goal. And whatever the goal is, it does not matter – money or God, success or samadhi – it doesn't matter at all.

"Let it sink deep in your heart: wherever the goal is, the mind is; wherever the future is, the mind is. Tomorrow is another name for the mind. Tomorrow exists nowhere else except in the mind; they are dependent on each other. If you drop tomorrows, mind will simply evaporate; it cannot exist.

"Mind has no present tense; it cannot be herenow, so it goes on giving you new ideas. If you are tired of the world it says there is another world. If you are tired of this life it says, 'Don't be worried, there is an after-life – but go on running.'

"Stephen Crane has written these beautiful lines:
I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round they sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
'It is futile,' I said.
'You can never…'
'You lie!' he cried,
And ran on.
"This running, this continuous running after the horizon which exists nowhere, which is an illusion…but it appears to be there."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

moment… experience… becoming… effort… perfection… seek… lukewarm… meera… pythagoras… galileo

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