This day, humanity is stuck up within the mad complexity of the brain and there's an pressing have to rediscover simplicity and innocence. right here, modern mystic Osho brings to existence the inherent and undying knowledge of conventional Zen tales, displaying that Zen is a fashion of dissolving philosophical difficulties, now not of fixing them — a manner of having rid of philosophy, simply because philosophy is a type of neurosis. Zen is for these clever sufficient to appreciate the constraints of the mind and able to realize the importance of instinct on this planet of mysticism.
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Once discovered, it has become public. Now it is everybody's theory. Once discovered, once proved, now even a school child can learn it. Now no genius is needed -- you need not be an Albert Einstein. Just a mediocre mind will do; just an ordinary mind will do. You can understand it and it is yours. Of course, Einstein had to work for years -- then he was able to discover it. You need not work. If you are ready to understand and put your mind to it, in just a few hours you will understand. But the same is not true about religious truth.
Be a light unto yourself. When he says. Be a light unto yourself. he means: if you have surrendered to life you have become a light unto yourself. Then life leads you. Then you always live in enlightenment. When he says. 'Be a light unto yourself, he is saying don t follow anybody, don't cling to anybody. Learn from everybody but don't cling to anybody. Be open, vulnerable, but remain on your own, because finally the religious experience cannot be a borrowed experience. It has to be existential; it has to be your own.
They deaden your being. If you exhale, you trust in life. The Buddhist word 'nirvana' simply means exhaling, breathing out -- trusting. Trust is a very, very innocent phenomenon. Belief is of the head; trust is of the heart. One simply trusts life because you are out of life, you live in life, and you will go back again to the source. There is no fear. You are born, you live, you will die; there is no fear. You will be born again, you will live again, you will die. The same life that has given you life can always give you more life, so why be afraid?