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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Sat-Chit-Anand: Truth-Consciousness-Bliss, # 25, (mp3) - enlightenment, beauty, activity


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Nobody Is Planning except Man

Talk #25 of the Series, Sat-Chit-Anand: Truth-Consciousness-Bliss

"It is a very difficult question. I could not sleep the whole night. I tried and tried hard to find something nice about men, but I have to admit to you there is nothing that can be said. You can see for yourself.

"An interviewer for a ladies' magazine is questioning a famous British general about his sex life. 'Excuse me, sir,' she begins, 'but can you recall the last time you had relations with your wife?'

"His upper lip stiffens for a moment and then he says, 'Yes, of course I can, it was nineteen forty-five.'

"After a moment's silence the woman says, 'That was a long time ago.'

"The general glances at his watch and says, 'Not so long really. It is only twenty-one forty-nine.'

"Hymie Goldberg sends his eldest son to India on a cultural exchange, but is very upset when he comes back as a sannyasin."
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Osho continues:
"Not knowing what else to do, he phones his old friend, Moishe Finkelstein, and tells him the sad news.

"'Funny you should say that,' exclaims Moishe. 'My son went to Pune and he too came back a sannyasin.' The two old friends decide to go to the rabbi for help.

"When they have told the rabbi their unhappy tale, the rabbi scratches his head and replies, 'Funny you should say that. My son also went to Pune and he came back a sannyasin. We had better go to the synagogue and pray to God for advice.'

"So the three old Jews go down to the synagogue and pray fervently for guidance. Suddenly there is a clap of thunder and a voice from above says, 'Funny you should say that, my son also went to Pune and became a sannyasin: Swami Jesus Christ.'

"Man is a funny thing. If any of you find anything nice about man, please inform me. I accept my failure absolutely.
Can one live without planning? Not counting the dreams about a hazy future, I see that a lot of my mind activity goes into planning – for next week, for next month.
And when I try to act spontaneously I look like a weather vane that does not know how the wind blows.
"The problem of planning for the future is one thing: to start living in the future is another thing. The planning about the future is in the present. And the more you are in the present, the better you can plan: the activity of planning is in the present.

"The problem with the mind is, it starts living in the future. It starts thinking of beautiful golden days that are coming. That is not planning; it is daydreaming.

"I can understand planning, but remember, planning for the future is not equivalent to living in the future. Planning is a present moment activity. And the more you are present, the more you have clarity and transparency so you can plan without any haziness or dreams lurking around you.

"You are saying, 'I see that a lot of my mind activity goes into planning – for next week, for next month.'

"This is not being in the present."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

enlightenment… beauty… activity… relaxed… realized… challenge… effortless

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