Osho’s invitation echoes the words of the Sufi mystic, Jalaluddin Rumi: "Come, come, whoever you are; wanderer, worshipper, lover of learning it does not matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come, yet again come." Seekers from all over the world bring their questions to Osho and he responds with characteristic individualized attention, warmth and humor.
Excerpt from Come Come Yet Again Come, Chapter 1
I am a sinner. Can I also become your sannyasin?
Govind, yes, absolutely yes! In fact, only a
sinner can become a sannyasin. Those who
think themselves saints, holier-than-thou, they
are the closed people, they are the dead
people. They have become incapable of living,
incapable of celebrating.
Sannyas is celebration of life, and sin is natural:
natural in the sense that you are unconscious –
what else can you do? In unconsciousness, sin
is bound to happen. Sin simply means that you
don’t know what you are doing, you are
unaware, so whatsoever you do goes wrong.
But to recognize that “I am a sinner” is the
beginning of a great pilgrimage. To recognize
that “I am a sinner” is the beginning of real
virtue. To see that “I am ignorant” is the first
glimpse of wisdom...
Come, Come, Yet Again Come, ch. 1