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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Talking Tao, # 5, (mp3) - chaos, knowing, mussolini


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Talk #5 of the Series, Talking Tao

"Man is like an onion, exactly like an onion; layers and layers of personality; and behind all those layers is hidden the essence.

"That essence is like emptiness, shunya, void. It is more like non-being than like being, because being has a limitation, a boundary to it. But that innermost core has no boundary to it, it has no limitation, it is just a freedom, a free flow of energy, infinite in its dimensions.

"Unless one goes on peeling his layers of personality to the very end, and rediscovers the essence, one remains sickminded. Sickmindedness is being stuck somewhere, frozen somewhere. Sickmindedness is being blocked. It is an impasse – it is exactly how the word sounds: you cannot pass through it. You are blocked. You do not have a freedom to flow and to be, and not to be."
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Osho continues:
"You are forced to be something. You are more like a solid rock than like a river.

"Freedom is health. Being blocked, stuck, is sickmindedness. And everybody, almost everybody, is sick. Rarely it happens that one gathers courage to penetrate to the very innermost core of non-being. Then one becomes a buddha: whole, healthy, holy.

"We have to understand these layers because the very understanding is a healing force. If you understand exactly where you are blocked? the blocks start melting – this is the miracle, the miracle of understanding a thing. The very understanding helps it to melt. No other thing is needed to be done. If you really exactly know, if you can pinpoint where you are blocked, where you are frozen, where the impasse exists, then just being aware of it, knowing it in its totality, starts it melting.

"Knowing is a healing force. And once it starts melting you again regain the flow. You become flowing!

"The first layer of your personality is the most superficial – the layer of formalities, socialities. It is needed; nothing is wrong in it. You meet a person on the road, you know the person, if you don't say anything, and he also doesn't say anything, no social formality is fulfilled, you both feel embarrassed. Something has to be done. Not that you mean it, but it is a social lubricant; so the first layer I call: The layer of the lubricant. It helps smoothness. It is the layer of: Good morning; How are you? Great! Fine! Nice weather! Well, be seeing you; this layer. This is good! Nothing is wrong in it. If you use it, it is beautiful. But if you are used by it, and you have become frozen in it, and you have lost all contact with your innermost being, you never move beyond this, then you are stuck, you are sickminded.

"It is beautiful to say 'Good morning' to somebody, but a person who never says more than that is very ill. He has no contact with life. In fact, these formalities are not a lubricant to him, on the contrary, they have become a withdrawal, an avoidance. You see somebody, you say 'Good morning' to avoid him, so that you can go on your own way, and he can go on his; to escape from him."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

chaos… knowing… layers… sincere… recognition… games… mindful… climate… womanly… mussolini

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