Adhyatma Upanishads: Choiceless

Based on original chapters #40, #41, #42; lower quality
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From:That Art Thou

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"That Art Thou" is a series of talks given by Osho on the Upanishads during different meditation camps.
"That Art Thou" is a series of talks given by Osho on the Upanishads during different meditation camps.

Osho continues:
"Mind creates a dichotomy, it divides. Existence is one everywhere, in every dimension, but mind divides: Mind says, ‘This is black, this is white – choose white, don't choose black. This is good, this is evil – choose good, don't choose evil.’ But good and evil are not two; black and white are not two. In reality, only gray exists. One pole of the gray is black, another pole of the gray is white. White and black are just two poles of gray; the difference is only of degrees. White means less black, and black means less white. There is no absolute black and no absolute white.

"Life is not a dichotomy, a division; life is one. Even in polar opposites life is one – but mind goes on dividing. Mind says, ‘This is good, this is bad; this is love, this is hate.’ But have you observed or not? – hate can turn into love any moment; love can turn into hate any moment. You love someone, and suddenly you start hating – if love and hate are opposites, then love can never become hate; then there is no possibility of its being turned into hate. But your love can turn into hate any moment – what does this mean? This means love and hate are not two – just two polarities of one thing.

"Love and hate are polarities of attachment.

"On one pole, attachment becomes love.

"On another pole, attachment becomes hate.

""That’s why you cannot hate someone directly. You cannot hate someone suddenly; first you have to love him, to hate. You cannot create an enemy without first creating a friend. Can you create an enemy without creating a friend? First, friendship has to be established; only then it can grow into enmity. It means friendship and enmity are not two things, but just a growth of one. But mind goes on choosing, so mind creates a false world of divisions which exists nowhere.

""In existence there are no divisions. Existence is liquid, flowing from one pole to another, moving again to another. Existence is like a pendulum moving from left to right continuously – from hate to love, from love to hate. But mind divides; and mind says, ‘This is to be chosen and this is not to be chosen.’ Then suffering comes in, because when you choose one part of a long movement, you have chosen the other part also. If you choose love, remember, you have chosen hate also. And when love turns into hate, you will suffer."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 75 mins
File Size 30 MB
Type Individual Talks