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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Zarathustra, A God That Can Dance, # 10, (mp3) - poverty, lie, tansen


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Of the New Idol and of the Flies of the Marketplace

Talk #10 of the Series, Zarathustra, A God That Can Dance

"The crowd of people, although their numbers are many, is far weaker than a single authentic individual. The crowd have believed themselves to be just sheep, not human beings.

"The individual declares his dignity and his pride, and he does not want to be just a mechanical part of humanity. He wants to contribute to the world some beauty, some joy, some ecstasy. He is not a beggar; and the only way not to be a beggar is to share your love, your overflowing compassion, your intelligence, your wisdom, your enlightenment.

"But the crowd, as is always the case, tries to be strong against these individuals in cunning ways. The weak man is always cunning – the cunningness is his defense. And the greatest cunningness that the crowd has propagated is the creation of the state."
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Osho continues:
"Then the state protects the mob, the retarded, the dead, the weak, the futile.

"Anybody who has any insight into human affairs will be against the state, because the state is a symbol of man's slavery.

"Although the state goes on saying, 'I am the servant of the people,' the reality is just the opposite. These servants become the masters because they have power, they have the whole bureaucracy, they have weapons. And all this power is being used against those few individuals who are rebellious – rebellious against the untrue, rebellious against the dead tradition, rebellious against all kinds of superstitions.

"The day I entered America, the first question that was asked of me was, 'Are you an anarchist? If you are an anarchist, you cannot enter America.'

"I said, 'I am something more.'

"The immigration officer looked puzzled, because according to the instructions of the government, there is no way to prevent a person who is something more than an anarchist.

"I said, 'Anarchism is out of date.'

"But from that very first day my conflict with the American government started. Such a great power is afraid of a man who is an anarchist. And what hypocrisy that they go on saying that everybody has freedom of thought, freedom of expression.

"Anarchism is also an ideology. Anarchism simply says that the state is not needed, that it is one of the greatest calamities, created by the weak against strong individuals; but the whole progress has happened through those strong individuals.

"There is certainly a need for a kind of functional organization, but it should not be more than functional; it should not give status and power to the people who are in the government.

"Just the other day I saw a picture of a great scholar, who is thought to be one of the best as far as the Hindu Vedas and the Upanishads are concerned, Pandit Ravi Shankar. And he is bowing down to president Zail Singh and receiving a reward. For Zail Singh, Sanskrit is Greek and Latin. Even Hindi he does not know. English he has heard, but he does not understand. He knows only Punjabi – and has no guts."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

poverty… lie… solitude… tansen… zarathustra… frohnmeyer… kropotkin… nixon

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