Happy for No Reason at All

Individual Talk

From:The Invitation

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"Awareness and divine intoxication are contradictory only in language but not in experience. In experience they are synonymous. But the divine intoxication is not at all similar to ordinary intoxication. It is not unconsciousness –..."
"Awareness and divine intoxication are contradictory only in language but not in experience. In experience they are synonymous. But the divine intoxication is not at all similar to ordinary intoxication. It is not unconsciousness –..."

Osho continues:
"That's why the idea of drunkenness arises.

"Because in intense awareness you start forgetting your ordinary mind – your so-called ego, your mundane worries, your trivia of worldly matters – there is a certain similarity with intoxication. The whole infatuation with intoxicants has remained down the ages, although all the religions, all the governments, all the masters, all the teachers, all the moralists, all the puritans – everybody has been against intoxicants. But they have not been able to prevent humanity from becoming more and more infatuated with newer drugs.

"Older drugs are there in their place; new drugs are being continuously added – now man can manufacture synthetic drugs, certainly far more unconsciousness-creating than any drugs found in nature. One is surprised to know why, when everybody has been against, they have not been able to prevent it. The reason is very simple, and not far away to find. It is too obvious; perhaps that's why one feels in a state of ignorance about the cause, about the reason.

"Man's life has remained miserable, so miserable that he wants to forget it, at least for a few hours, just to have a little rest. And all the religions and all the governments and all the so-called social servants have not been able to alleviate misery from human life. But without removing the cause, they have been forcing man not to drink alcohol, not to take marijuana. It was absolutely certain that they were going to fail. The cause has to be removed, not the symptom. The symptom will go on its own accord; just remove the cause.

"And when in intense awareness you suddenly forget all your worries, miseries, suffering, tensions, it appears similar – that's why one feels as if one is divinely intoxicated. Divinely because you have not taken any intoxicant, but there is a tremendous difference too, not to be forgotten: that you are aware.

"Any ordinary drug makes you simply unconscious. Meditation brings awareness, but awareness is such a big phenomenon that you are bound to be drowned. And in the beginning the experience is so much, so intense, that you are almost erased, as if you have disappeared. But it is not illusion."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 104 mins
File Size 22.69 MB
Type Individual Talks
Edition/ Version 2