The Art of Trusting

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From:Om Mani Padme Hum: The Sound of Silence, the Diamond in the Lotus

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"David, the path back home is certainly a razor's edge. As you come closer and closer to yourself, the path goes on becoming narrower and narrower. At the very end of this path you are..."
"David, the path back home is certainly a razor's edge. As you come closer and closer to yourself, the path goes on becoming narrower and narrower. At the very end of this path you are..."

Osho continues:
"He sends a messenger, a young man, to the main monastery in Lhasa to ask them, 'Our master is getting very old and he wants a man to replace him.' After long, long difficulties of mountainous paths the young man finally reaches to the main monastery.

"An audience is given to him. And the master says to him, 'I can understand. I will send one hundred people with you.'

"The young man said, 'But I have asked only for one.' And the master said, 'Have you forgotten the old proverb? A hundred should go; rarely, one reaches.'

"The proverb was certainly known to the young man, but he could not trust that a hundred people could go and only one would reach. But he could not argue either, with the chief of all the monasteries of Tibet. One hundred monks followed the young man.

"They had not gone very far when they were stopped by a few soldiers with naked swords, who said, 'Our small kingdom has lost its master. We need a master urgently. The pay is good, the palace to live in, and you will be the only religious man in the whole kingdom. And we are simply conveying to you the orders from the emperor. Refusal can be dangerous – you can see the naked swords.'

"Many of those hundred monks started thinking, 'This is a good place – why unnecessarily go deep into the mountains? It is close to Lhasa, the kingdom is rich, the monastery is rich, all facilities are available, and you will be the high priest of the kingdom…' So not only one, many wanted to go.

"The young man said, 'Have you forgotten?'

"They said, 'We have not forgotten. You forget it – all! We are going to stay.'

"The soldiers said, 'We need only one, but the monastery is big. If many of you want to come, you can be part of the monastery and the emperor will be immensely happy.'

"Half of the crowd disappeared. The young man could not believe….

"Just a few miles further they were again prevented, this time by a crowd. They needed four priests because the richest man's daughter was being married, and the reward was going to be great."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 68 mins
File Size 15.93 MB
Type Individual Talks