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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Sermons in Stones, # 18, (mp3) - circle, moments, birbal

 

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Totality: the Foundation of Freedom

Talk #18 of the Series, Sermons in Stones

"Life is a vicious circle. One things lead to another thing until the circle is complete.

"To go on moving in a circle is boring, is monotonous, is heavy on the heart. It destroys all playfulness, it destroys weightlessness; it takes away the charm, the magnetic pull towards life.

"You go again and again in the same routine, in the same circle, unwillingly. You do not want to repeat; nobody wants to repeat. Repetition is the function of a machine.

"Wherever there is a consciousness, there is a revolt against mechanical repetition.

"So I can understand your tragedy. Moreover, it is the tragedy of millions of human beings. They are all caught in a circle and then they don't know how to jump out of it.

"The problem can be reduced to very simple terms: You find it difficult to jump out of the routine because you have some vested interest in the routine."
 
 
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Osho continues:
"If it were a hundred percent boring, a hundred percent nothing but a nightmare, you would have jumped out of it without asking anybody.

"You don't need a map, you don't need a guide – all you need is totality in whatever life you are living.

"Totality is the foundation of freedom.

"Whenever you live something totally, either it is nourishing to your being – then you start absorbing it; it is no longer routine, it becomes your love affair – or you find that it is nothing but complete boredom.

"To see something as a hundred percent boredom and to ask how to come out of it is just stupid. It is as if your house is on fire and you are asking people from the window, 'How to come out?' Just jump out of the window!

"When the house is on fire, there is no question of manners, that you have to go from the right door, that you cannot go from the back door, that you cannot jump from the window. All those manners are good when the house is not on fire. Your houses are on fire, and you go on asking how to get out of it.

"Nobody is holding you in. There must be some subtle investments which are forbidding you from coming out of a life that you don't like, that you don't love, that you don't rejoice in. Perhaps to be miserable helps you to get sympathy from people – from your wife, from your children, from your parents, from your friends. And because you have not known love, even sympathy is more than you can hope for.

"Sympathy is not love. It is not even a poor substitute for love. And the mind which starts asking for sympathy is sick. So you have to go inside your mind and find out what it is that is holding you in a fixed style of life.

"Three hundred years ago, there was, in Bengal, a very great logician. Indian logic differs from Western logic, totally – and Western logic will remain childish unless it absorbs the vast developments of Indian logic. It is a ten-thousand-year work of love and art."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

circle… moments… paradise… unconscious… pressure… heart… humans… panic… birbal… rothschild
 

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