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September, 2017
There’s a common understanding that we celebrate when something good has happened. We dress up, bake cakes, invite friends to join us, have tremendous fun, take lots of pictures, and then it’s all over till next time.
Osho has a different proposal: that celebration is our natural state:
“Celebration is without any cause. Celebration is simply because we are. We are made out of the stuff called celebration. That’s our natural state – to celebrate – as natural as it is for the trees to bloom, for birds to sing, for rivers to flow to the ocean. Celebration is a natural state.”
Osho, The Secret of Secrets, Talk #8
  I always feel that I’m too busy to be celebrating all the time….  
  “People who are not enjoying their lives in the present have lust for life in the future. Lust for life is always in the future. It is a postponement. They are saying, ‘We cannot enjoy today so we will enjoy tomorrow.’ They are saying, ‘Right this moment we cannot celebrate, so let there be a tomorrow so that we can celebrate.’”  
The Alchemy of Yoga, Talk #6
  But if I am celebrating all the time, I am worried I will never get any work done!  
  “It does not mean that there will be no work if we turn life into a celebration. It is not that the wind does not work; it is always moving, blowing. It is not that the stars are idle; they are constantly moving. It is not that flowers don’t do anything when they bloom; really, they do a lot. But for them, doing it is not that important; what is important is being.”  
Krishna: The Man and His
Talk #7
  Without something to look forward to, won’t life be very boring?  
  “Celebration is not because some desire is fulfilled – because no desire is ever fulfilled. Desire as such cannot be fulfilled. Desire is only a way to avoid the present moment. Desire creates the future and takes you far away. Desire is a drug; it keeps you stoned, it does not allow you to see the reality – that which is herenow.”  
The Secret of Secrets, Talk #8
  I often hear people insist that life has to be taken seriously.  
  “I don’t think existence wants you to be serious. I have not seen a serious tree. I have not seen a serious bird. I have not seen a serious sunrise. I have not seen a serious starry night. It seems they are all laughing in their own ways, dancing in their own ways. We may not understand it, but there is a subtle feeling that the whole existence is a celebration.”  
Sat-Chit-Anand: Truth-Consciousness-Bliss, Talk #21
  So do you suggest that we celebrate everything?  
  “To me, life in its totality is good. And when you understand life in its totality, only then can you celebrate; otherwise not. Celebration means: whatsoever happens is irrelevant – I celebrate. Celebration is not conditional on certain things: ‘When I am happy then I will celebrate,’ or, ‘When I am unhappy I will not celebrate.’ No. Celebration is unconditional; I celebrate life. It brings unhappiness – good, I celebrate it. It brings happiness – good, I celebrate it. Celebration is my attitude, unconditional to what life brings.”  
The Alchemy of Yoga, Talk #10
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