मंगलवार, 18 फ़रवरी 2014

From Misery to Enlightenment


CHAPTER 1

Your birthright: to take flight
29 January 1985 pm in Lao Tzu Grove

Question 1

OSHO,
SEEING AND HEARING YOU SPEAK, ONE THING CONTINUES TO STRIKE ME: FROM YOUR
EARLIEST CHILDHOOD, UP UNTIL THE LATEST SPLIT SECOND, YOU HAVE ALWAYS HAD SO
MUCH SELF-RESPECT AND SO MUCH SELF-DELIGHT. ARE WE ALL CAPABLE OF SO MUCH?

MAN is not aware of what he is capable unless he comes to realize it.

It is just like a small young bird. The bird, sitting in the shelter the mother and the father have made,
watches them fly, can see the delight of their flight. He himself would also like to fly in the same way,

be on the wing in the infinite sky, under the sun. Seeing them going higher, moving with the winds,
a great urge arises in him also. But he is not aware that he is capable of the same flight, the same
delight, the same dance. He is not even aware that he has wings.

It takes a little time for the mother and the father to persuade him. And they have a certain
methodology to persuade him. The mother may sit just a little higher on another branch and give a
call to the child. The child tries to fly but is afraid he may fall. But the mother goes on calling him; that

gives him confidence. Sometimes it is needed for the father to actually push him out of the shelter.
There is fear, he is nervous, but one thing is certain: for the first time he knows he has wings.
He flutters his wings. He does not know how to fly, but the mother is not far away; he manages to
reach her – the miracle has happened. Now the mother’s call will be coming from a second tree, and then the call will be coming from a far-off forest. But once he knows that he has wings, then
distances don’t matter. Slowly there is no need for the mother to call or the father to push him.
One day comes when he simply says goodbye to his father and mother and flies and never comes
back. He has become an individual on his own.

Whatever you see in me, feel in me, is there in you, but only as a potential.

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