Spread Your Joy

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From:The Hidden Splendor

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"There has never been any peace. There have been only two periods in history: the period we know as war, and the period we call peace, which is a cover up – in reality it..."
"There has never been any peace. There have been only two periods in history: the period we know as war, and the period we call peace, which is a cover up – in reality it..."

Osho continues:
"But if you want to know about the fourth world war, I can say something.'

"The journalist who was asking the question was immensely surprised and amazed: The man is not saying anything about the third world war, says he knows nothing about it, but he is ready to say something about the fourth world war? He asked excitedly, 'Then please tell me about the fourth world war.'

"Einstein said, 'Only one thing can be said about it – that it is never going to happen.'

"The third world war will be the last world war. For this last world war, politicians have been preparing since peace was officially restored after the second world war.

"The politician and his game are the ugliest things you can conceive of. We are facing a dark night, and I am reminded of the old saying that 'When the night is darkest, the dawn is very close by.' But I hesitate to say that this dark night that is surrounding us will have any dawn to it.

"I will just tell you exactly what has been happening since 1945 – and people are kept in absolute ignorance; they are not aware that they are sitting on a volcano which can erupt any moment. They are kept engaged in trivia, and the real problems are kept hidden as if they don't exist.

"Since 1945 there have been one hundred and five wars fought in sixty-six countries – all of them in the Third World. One is necessarily tempted to ask, 'Why in the Third World?' America and the Soviet Union both have gone so far ahead in developing destructive weapons, that the weapons used in the second world war are out of date. For them, they are of no use. They have to be sold somewhere; some market is needed, and the market is possible only if there is war.

"America goes on giving weapons to Pakistan. Then, naturally, India goes on taking weapons from the Soviet Union. And this has been happening in the Third World: one country purchases out-of-date material from the Soviet Union; then its enemy purchases from America. This is good business.

"And they don't want these people to stop wars, because otherwise, where are they going to sell these weapons on which they have spent billions of dollars? And these poor countries and their politicians are ready to purchase them, although their people are dying of hunger – seventy-five percent of their budget goes towards war."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 88 mins
File Size 19.74 MB
Type Individual Talks