120 Letters by Osho
Seeds of Wisdom is a collection of 120 personal letters written by Osho. These letters have a rare and beautiful quality as Osho recalls incidents from his own life, tells stories and parables and reflects on the nature of truth and the journey of a seeker.
“Infinite patience is essential. I see the gardener sowing seeds. He then puts manure in the soil, waters it and waits for the flowers to blossom. Flowers cannot be compelled to bloom. They need patience – love and patience.”
One night a traveler was staying at an inn. When he arrived there a few other travelers were just departing. Next morning when he was ready to depart, he saw some other travelers checking in. The guests at the inn would come and go, but the host always remained there. A hermit saw this and asked if the same phenomenon was not happening with man every day.
I also ask the same, and say that there is nothing greater in life than recognizing the guest and the host.
The body-mind is an inn: the guests of thoughts, feelings and desires are visiting it. But something separate from the guests is also there – the host is also there. But who is this host? How to know this host?
Buddha has said, “Stop!” – and this stopping itself is knowing it. Buddha’s full statement is: “This mad mind does not stop. If it can stop, that itself is enlightenment, that itself is nirvana.”
As the mind stops, the host reveals himself. It is pure, eternal, wakeful consciousness. It is never born, it never dies. Neither is it bound nor is it liberated. It only is… and its is-ness is supreme bliss.