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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Yakusan: Straight to the Point of Enlightenment, # 4, (mp3) - enlightened, scriptures, yakusan


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The Sutra Is Long, the Night Is Short

Track #4 of the Series, Yakusan: Straight to the Point of Enlightenment

"Friends, one sannyasin has asked: he has been to the Dalai Lama, he has been to many Zen masters in Japan, but when he comes here he feels perfectly at home. Why?

"Thinking about his problem, I remembered….

"A man went to the psychiatrist and said, 'I am feeling so happy. Why?'

"The psychiatrist was at a loss. He had seen miserable people, sick people, and he could answer the 'why' – why they are miserable, why they are in despair, why they are sad – but how to answer a man who asks, 'I am feeling very happy. Why?'

"Happiness has no cause. It simply arises in your being without any cause. If you feel at home here, this is your home. From where comes the question, 'Why?'

"But I can understand what you wanted to ask but could not phrase it rightly."
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Osho continues:
"You have been to the Dalai Lama…. The Dalai Lama is not enlightened. He still has the great desire to be the political head of Tibet. That desire is preventing his enlightenment. I feel sorry for him – a nice man – but any desire is going to become a tremendous obstacle.

"I had sent him the message that, 'It is time you dropped the very idea of being the political head of Tibet.' He is in tremendous anguish. In this state he cannot become enlightened. If he drops the desire, the longing to be the political head of a country, perhaps as the desire disappears like smoke, he may see the light for the first time. He has not seen it yet.

"And moreover, even if he becomes enlightened, his language, his way of answering you will be out of date. He is too learned in the Buddhist scriptures: he will repeat those scriptures, and they are very ancient, they are no longer contemporary.

"The same is the situation in Japan. You have been hearing me speak on Zen masters; that creates a great desire in you to go to Japan. But don't go to Japan, you will be frustrated.

"While I am speaking on Zen masters, I am speaking in a way which is absolutely contemporary; you can understand it. They are still speaking the language of the past.

"It is a calamity that the so-called religious people get caught up in a certain moment in history. Then they don't progress from that place. The Buddhists are caught up with Gautam Buddha, twenty-five centuries back. Everything has changed, but their ideology remains twenty-five centuries old. It does not ring bells in your heart, hence you cannot feel at home.

"Never think for a moment that what I am saying about Zen has been said by the Zen masters themselves. I am constantly improving, improvising. With me religion is not something static. It is an evolutionary process. It grows like a tree, hundreds of feet high, it moves like a river, thousands of miles; not for a single moment does the movement stop. Since eternity rivers have been moving and moving and moving.

"I am not a pond; and when you go to Japan you will find ponds."
In questo titolo Osho parla dei seguenti argomenti:

enlightened… scriptures… witness… path… message… peaks… evolutionary… yakusan… dogo… mahavira

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