The Poems and Path of a Woman Mystic
Sahajo’s statements are fresh, simple and direct. She is ordinary and uneducated, neither a poet nor a scholar, just a very direct, simple-hearted woman from Rajasthan – but she is awakened. She says things clearly and to the point and in a way that nobody has ever said before. Nothing is hidden, nothing is borrowed.
As Osho takes us on this journey with Sahajo we come to see that up to the final step a woman experiences meditation through love, her focus is on the personal. Only when she reaches close to enlightenment, her hitherto dormant masculine qualities help her consciousness take the final jump to its silent center where the duality of male and female no longer exists.
“This series of talks that I have called Showering without Clouds will be an entirely new journey.
Up to now I have spoken on enlightened men; now for the first time, I will speak about an enlightened woman. It was easy to speak on enlightened men – I can understand them, we are of the same type. It will be a little difficult to speak on an enlightened woman.
It is a slightly unfamiliar path…”
Chapter 1: The Enlightened Woman
Chapter 2: The Paths of Love and Meditation
Chapter 3: Two States of Consciousness
Chapter 4: Rising in Love
Chapter 5: Her Only Companion Is Her Own Being
Chapter 6: Desireless Devotion
Chapter 7: Devotion Has No Cause
Chapter 8: Seek, and You Will Miss
Chapter 9: The Master Gave Me Eyes
Chapter 10: Meditation, the Soul of Devotion
This series of talks that I have called Showering without Clouds will be an entirely new journey. Up to now I have spoken on enlightened men; now for the first time, I will speak about an enlightened woman. It was easy to speak on enlightened men – I can understand them, we are of the same type. It will be a little difficult to speak on an enlightened woman. It is a slightly unfamiliar path.
In their innermost core men and women are one, but their expressions are very different. Their way of being, their way of looking at things, their way of thinking, their statements are not only different, but opposite. So far I have not spoken on any enlightened woman. But if you have some understanding of enlightened men, if you have had a little taste of enlightenment, perhaps it will now be easier for you to also understand an enlightened woman.
For example, a ray of sunlight is white but when it passes through a prism it splits into seven colors. Green is not red and red is not green – although both are formed by dividing the same ray. And ultimately they will meet and become one ray again. Before the division they were one, and again, after merging they will become one. But in between there is a big difference and the difference is very sweet. There is a great difference between them and this difference should not be destroyed. The distinction should always remain because in that very difference is the juice of life. Let red be red, let green be green. That’s why red flowers blossom on green trees. Green flowers on green trees would not look as beautiful; red flowers on red trees would not look like flowers.
In the ultimate reality, men and women are one. There, the ray becomes white. But in existence, in the manifest, in their expression they are different. This difference is very beautiful. There is no need to eliminate the difference; it should be enhanced!