मंगलवार, 18 फ़रवरी 2014

Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast


CHAPTER 1

1 February 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium
[Osho gives sannyas:]

Just raise your hands, close your eyes, and feel utterly open. These hands are the gestures of
openness. Feel receptive, because sannyas has to be received; you cannot take it, you can only
receive it. It is a gift: you can allow it to happen. There is no need to grab it. The only need is to
give way, to let it happen.
Feel great energy showering on you, as if you are standing under a waterfall. Energy is splashing
on you and the body starts swaying, the body starts feeling drunk. Go into it, and if something starts
happening in the body, allow it.
Tao is the name for that which cannot be named, a name for the nameless – just like god or dhamma
or truth or logos. These are not really names, but human helplessness. We have to call it something,
we have to address it. Tao is one of the most beautiful names given to the unknown, because it is
utterly meaningless. God has become very meaningful, hence it has lost significance.
You can worship god, you cannot worship tao; there is no image. Even people who say that they
believe in no image, that they believe only in god, they too worship, and in the worship an image
arises automatically. You need not carve an image out of wood or stone: the image is carved out of
your thought, it is part of your imagination. You may not worship a stone image, but the moment you
say ’god’ a subtle image arises in you: somebody sitting there on a golden throne, controlling the
whole world, a very wise man with a white beard and all that, a father figure. But with’tao’ no figure
arises. That is the beauty of the name, that it simply gives you no clue. It gives you no excuse to go
into imagination. It gives no help for you to become a worshipper.
That is the greatest name given to the unknown. It is significant because it is meaningless; it means
nothing. All that can be put into it is that it means the way – not a way to any goal but just the way

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