Individual Meetings with a Contemporary Mystic
An extraordinary chronicle of intimate meetings between Osho and people of all ages and all walks of life from around the world.
At these meetings people living and working around Osho, or just visiting, have an opportunity to ask personal questions on any and every aspect of their lives or to share experiences.
In these humorous, unpredictable, one-off dialogues, Osho responds very personally to each individual with unique insights and support.
Chapter 1: Cooperate with Love
Chapter 2: Personal and Existential
Chapter 3: When Anger Is False, Laughter Is False
Chapter 4: When Death Is Taboo, Fear Uncoils
Chapter 5: Be a Chaos at Ease
Chapter 6: Live Dangerously
Chapter 7: The Rock Bottom of It All
Chapter 8: Life Is beyond Your Control
Chapter 9: Intrinsic Imperfection
Chapter 10: Use That Clarity
Chapter 11: Free and Alive
Chapter 12: Be Capable of Non-Doing
Chapter 13: Health Is a Function of Love
Chapter 14: Love Is as Rare as Buddhahood
Chapter 15: Keep the Doors Open
Chapter 16: Ride on the Wave of Harmony
Chapter 17: Outgoing, Ingoing
Chapter 18: Be Available to the Unknowable
Chapter 19: Guilt, the Shadow of the Ego
Chapter 20: Slipping into the Vertical
Chapter 21: Totality Transforms Quality
Chapter 22: The Transparency of Children
Chapter 23: Emptiness and Stuffing
Chapter 24: Beyond Experience
Chapter 25: Dancing with the Whole
Chapter 26: In Tantra, Forget about Technique
Chapter 27: Now Follow That Insight
Chapter 28: A Synthesis of Love and Awareness
Many people, many – almost ninety percent – have decided to live on the plain ground, safe, not taking any risks. They never fall to the depth, they never rise to any heights. Their life is a dull affair, a drab thing, monotonous – with no peaks, no valleys, no nights, no days. They just live in a gray world, without colors; the rainbow doesn’t exist for them. They live a gray life, and by and by they also become gray and mediocre.
Never settle for any mediocrity because that is a sin against life. Never ask that life should be without risk, and never ask for security, because that is asking for death. Live dangerously – because that is the only way to live.
The greatest danger is to reach to the greatest peaks of divineness, and to fall to the greatest depths of hell. Become a traveler between these two, unafraid. By and by you will come to understand that there is a transcendence. By and by you will come to know that you are neither the peak nor the depth, neither the peak nor the valley. By and by you will come to know that you are the watcher, the witness. Something in your mind goes to the peak, something in your mind goes to the valley, but something beyond is always there – just watching, just taking note of it – and that is you. Mind has polarity, you don’t have any polarity – you are a transcendence.
Remember this word transcendence. You are transcendental: you go beyond both the polarities. Both the polarities are in you but you are neither; you tower higher than both. Once you become in tune with this transcendence then you walk, not on the plain ground, but between the valleys and the peaks, remaining so balanced that no plain ground can remain as plain as this.
This is something inner; it has nothing to do with the ground. The ground is very high and low – both heaven and hell are there – but you are somewhere far, far away from both. You simply watch the whole game of it, the whole play of consciousness.
Homesickness will arise; it is part of our security, part of our mediocre life. But there is no home. These are just conveniences, just consolations that we create around us to give us a false feeling of security – because every moment death is coming closer and closer. Every moment the grave is calling, and sooner or later everybody is going to be in the grave. The home is not going to remain a home forever. At the most it is a caravanserai – you stay for the night, an overnight stay, and by the morning you go.
Life is an eternal journey…there is no home. To understand this homelessness is to understand life.
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
anger... moment... need... experience... sad... sadness... energy... tathata... ouspensky... bennett...
Review: Dr Deepak Chopra, Author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind "These brilliant insights will benefit all those who yearn for experiential knowledge of the field of Pure Potentiality inherent in every human being. This book belongs on every shelf of every library, and in the home of all those who seek knowledge of the higher self."