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The Goose is Out

Zen in Action
Osho penetrates the prejudices and beliefs we have gathered as our protection against the truth.

The Zen koan, "The goose is out!" captures the whole absurdity of the human condition how, throughout our lives, we remain voluntarily ignorant of our true nature. In this book, his last responses to disciples′ questions before going into silence for three and a half years, Osho penetrates the prejudices and beliefs we have gathered as our protection against the truth.
 
 
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OSHO Media International
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    #1: The Goose Is Out!
    #2: Just See It
    #3: No Peaks, No Valleys
    #4: Transcendence Brings Buddhahood
    #5: Perfectly Imperfect
    #6: I Exalt the Ordinary
    #7: Only One Time: Now
    #8: The Dimension of the Mysterious
    #9: Rejoice to Abandon!
    #10: Dissolve in My People
 
 
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Excerpt from: The Goose Is Out, Chapter 5
Osho,
Are You infallible?


"I am infallibly fallible! First, I am not a perfectionist because to me perfectionism is the root cause of all neurosis. Unless humanity gets rid of the idea of perfection it is never going to be sane. The very idea of perfection has driven the whole of mankind to a state of madness. To think in terms of perfection means you are thinking in terms of ideology, goals, values, shoulds, should-nots. You have a certain pattern to fulfill and if you fall from the pattern you will feel immensely guilty, a sinner. And the pattern is bound to be such that you cannot achieve it. If you can achieve it then it will not be of much value to the ego.

"So the intrinsic quality of the perfectionist ideal is that it should be unattainable; only then is it worth attaining. You see the contradiction? And that contradiction creates a schizophrenia: you are trying to do the impossible, which you know perfectly well is not going to happen – it cannot happen in the very nature of things. If it can happen then it is not much of a perfection; then anybody can do it. Then there is not much ego nourishment in it: your ego cannot chew on it, cannot grow on it. The ego needs the impossible and the impossible, by its very nature, is not going to happen. So only two alternatives are left: one is, you start feeling guilty. If you are innocent, simple, intelligent, you will start feeling guilt – and guilt is a state of sickness.

"I am not here to create any guilt in you. My whole effort is to help you to get rid of all guilt. The moment you are free of guilt, rejoicing bursts forth. And guilt is rooted in the idea of perfection.

"The second alternative is: if you are cunning then you will become a hypocrite, you will start pretending that you have achieved it. You will deceive others and you will even try to deceive yourself. You will start living in illusions, hallucinations, and that is very unholy, very irreligious, very unwholesome. To pretend, to live a life of pretensions is far worse than the life of a guilty man. The guilty man at least is simple, but the pretender, the hypocrite, the saint, the so-called sage, the mahatma, is a crook. He is basically inhuman – inhuman to himself because he is repressing; that’s the only way to pretend. Whatsoever he finds in himself which goes against perfection has to be repressed. He will be boiling within, he will be full of anger and rage. His anger and rage will come out in thousands of ways; in subtle ways, indirect ways, it will surface.…

" Jealousy and love cannot exist together.

"So even the so-called good people have been causes of human misery. It hurts because we have never pondered over these things. We have never tried to excavate our past, and all the root causes of our misery are in our past. And, remember perfectly well, your past is more dominated by Jesus, Mahavira, Confucius, Krishna, Rama, Buddha, than by Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Tamerlane, Genghis Khan, Nadir Shah. History books talk about these people, but they are not part of your unconscious. They may be part of history, but they don’t make up your personality; your personality is made by so-called good people. Certainly, they had a few good qualities in them, but side by side there was a duality, and the duality arose from the idea of perfection.… Osho

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In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

serious... life... live... need... nonsense... past... problems... riko... reich... muktananda...
 

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