The New Dawn
“I have seen a picture sent by a friend from Japan…just looking at the picture, one feels so sad about humanity, so hopeless. The picture is of a small girl, maybe nine years old. She is going from the ground floor to the first story with her bag and books – perhaps to do her homework before she goes to sleep. She is just in the middle of the staircase when the atom bomb falls on Hiroshima.
“Then and there she is burned; and her whole body, with the books and the bag all burned, becomes attached to the wall of the staircase. She’s now just a shadow; everything is burned, but you can see the figure of the girl, you can see the figure of her bag. It did not take even a single minute for people to see what was happening, and there were at least one hundred thousand people in Hiroshima – and the number in Nagasaki was the same or a little more.
“Just a small atom exploding creates so much energy…you can use it for destruction or you can use it for some creative purpose. Right now the scientists say we have come so far from Hiroshima and Nagasaki – our new nuclear weapons are so great in their energy – that the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima look like children’s toys.
“If matter, in its smallest particle, contains so much energy, can you conceive how much energy may be available in the living cell of human beings?
“Enlightenment is the explosion of a living cell. Certainly it is not destructive at all, but it transforms the whole man. In that way, it is destructive. It destroys the old man, it destroys the night, it destroys all that was constituting your personality: your jealousy, your anger, your hate, your lust, your greed – all that is simply finished in a single moment. And the same energy that was involved in jealousy, hate, greed, ambition, and a thousand and one desires, is changed into totally new forms of energy: love, silence, peace, compassion, wisdom – all that is the basic search of life itself.
“Life in itself is dormant, it is fast asleep. Enlightenment is absolutely awake. But it is the same energy that was asleep that becomes awake. So they are not synonymous, but they are two extremes of the same energy.
“But this, if taken as an intellectual understanding, is not going to help you in any way. It has to become your own experience.
“You have to see that light.
“You have to see that explosion within your own being.
“You have to see the darkness disappearing. You have to see the new dawn of a new life – a life of grace and gratitude, a life of beauty and blessings.”
|Type||Series of Talks|
|Publisher||Osho Media International|
|Number of Pages||421|
|File Size||1,451 Kb|
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