Ecstasy: The Forgotten Language
“Kabir is not dramatic at all. His assertions are simple. His assertions are just from his heart. He is not scholarly either. His poetry is pure, uncontaminated by scripture. His poetry can be understood by anyone who is innocent enough.
“So in the beginning of the journey I would like to say to you, be innocent; only then will you be able to understand Kabir. Don’t bring your mind in, don’t start arguing with him, because he is not a logician. When you go to see a painting, you don’t argue with the painting. You enjoy it. When you go to listen to a musician playing on his guitar, you don’t argue. When you go to a poet, you don’t argue. You listen to the poetry. There is no argument in your head.
“But about religion, there is difficulty. When you come to listen to a religious person you argue. And the responsibility lies with the so-called religious people themselves because they have been arguing. There have been foolish people who have even tried to prove God through argument, as if God depends on your argument; as if, if you cannot argue, he will not be able to be there – he will become nonexistent; as if God were a syllogism.
“Kabir is not going to give you any argument. His assertions are just like the Upanishads, or Mohammed’s assertions in the Koran, or Jesus’ assertions in the Bible – just statements. He feels, he sings about his feeling. Please feel him. There is no question of using your head. Put your heads aside.
“There are people for whom it is very difficult to put their heads aside. They have completely forgotten how to put it aside. The head is always on top of them – chattering, arguing, choosing, rejecting, accepting, valuing, judging, condemning – ‘Yes, this is according to me – and this is not according to me.’”
“There is no need for God to be according to you. He is not obliged to be according to you. If you want to understand, you will have to silence your mind. Listen to Kabir as one listens to poetry. He is a poet.” Osho
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