Talks in Uruguay
Speaking in an intimate setting, in Beyond Psychology Osho tells anecdotes ranging from his escapades as a young man, to his treatment at the hands of governments around the world, who fear his outspokenness to such an extent that they refuse him entry to their countries.
Just prior to these talks, Greece had abruptly cancelled Osho’s four-week tourist visa, the police threatening to dynamite the house he was staying in and swiftly removing him from the country – all because of accusations from the church that he would corrupt the minds of the young and destroy the morals and religion of the country. If, as Osho points out, their ancient traditions can so easily be destroyed by a visitor in four weeks, of what value are they?
A small group of people, reeling from the recent experiences in America and Greece, are encouraged to ask questions by Osho, who is unperturbed and constantly bringing the focus to the opportunity to go deeper. The questioners are urged to experience that which can only be found beyond the mind and behavior that are imposed by society and enforced by religions from an early age.
Chapter 1: Truth Is the Greatest Offender
Chapter 2: Live the Mystery of Existence
Chapter 3: Truth Can Only Be Your Own Experience
Chapter 4: Dancingly Disappear
Chapter 5: You Have to Go Nowhere
Chapter 6: A Lot – and Nothing
Chapter 7: Empty from Birth to Death
Chapter 8: The Head Is Compulsory, but Not the Cap
Chapter 9: I Want to Provoke Your Jealousy
Chapter 10: The Ostrich Argument
Chapter 11: Existence Is Happening, Not Doing
Chapter 12: Obedience Needs No Art
Chapter 13: Christianity Is an Empty Box
Chapter 14: Let It Sink within Your Heart
Chapter 15: I Have Kept My Wondering Eyes Alive
Chapter 16: Emptiness Has Its Own Fullness
Chapter 17: The World Is Where the Work Is
Chapter 18: Terrorism Is in Your Unconsciousness
Chapter 19: Step Aside, Let the Mind Pass
Chapter 20: It Is All Happening Silently
Chapter 21: The Most Blissful Moment – When You Cannot Find Yourself
Chapter 22: Freedom Doesn’t Choose, It Discovers
Chapter 23: Trees Grow without Being Taught
Chapter 24: Whenever the Ego Gains, You Are the Loser
Chapter 25: The Mind Collects Power by Resting
Chapter 26: The Circle Can Be Broken
Chapter 27: So Which Way Are You Moving?
Chapter 28: Going Just with His Flute and a Bottle of Wine
Chapter 29: Money Is a Strange Thing
Chapter 30: New Bottles for Old Wine
Chapter 31: The Courage to Be Ignorant
Chapter 32: Life Consists of Small Things
Chapter 33: A Gap between You and Life
Chapter 34: The Science of Hypnosis
Chapter 35: Falling above the Mind
Chapter 36: Wake Up and You Are It
Chapter 37: Each Moment Is Insecure
Chapter 38: A World beyond Time
Chapter 39: Have Your Own Mind
Chapter 40: The Body Does Not Have Beliefs
Chapter 41: Times of Crisis Are Just Golden
Chapter 42: An Experience of the Cosmic Consciousness
Chapter 43: Logic Should Serve Love
Chapter 44: Watchfulness Is the Greatest Magic
People are so unconscious that they can do anything to keep their power, their respectability – even if it means blowing up the whole world. They can risk anything to save their egos. These are the people who naturally reach the positions of power because they are the only seekers of power.
No creative, intelligent person seeks power. No intelligent person is interested in dominating others. His first interest is to know himself. So the people with the highest quality of intelligence go towards mysticism, and the most mediocre go after power. That power can be worldly, political; it can be of money, it can be of holding spiritual domination over millions of people, but the basic urge is to dominate more and more people.
This urge arises because you don’t know yourself, and you don’t want to know that you don’t know yourself. You are so afraid of becoming aware of the ignorance that prevails in the very center of your being. You escape from this darkness through these methods: lust for money, lust for power, lust for respectability, honor. And a man who has darkness within himself can do anything destructive.
Creativity is impossible from such a person, because creativity comes from your being conscious, a little alert; from light, from love. Creativity is not at all interested in dominating anyone – for what? The other is the other; neither do you want to dominate anyone, nor do you want to be dominated by anyone. Freedom is the very taste of being just a little alert.
But these people are completely asleep. In their sleep they are making atomic bombs, nuclear weapons, not knowing what they are doing. Only one thing keeps them moving, and that is more power, more power. And whoever comes in their way has to be destroyed. They don’t know anything else. They are barbarians who have not evolved into human beings. Yes, they can destroy the whole world; they are already prepared to do so. They are all against me because I am exposing them.
I am surprised: in this big world nobody else is there to join hands with me, because people are afraid of the powerful ones – they can destroy them. One is fearless only when he knows that he is indestructible; you can kill him, but you cannot destroy his being.
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
freedom… truth… moment… beautiful… unconscious… love… dangerous… mahavira… gurdjieff… diogenes