The Student, the Disciple, the Devotee

Individual Talk

From:The Razor's Edge

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"This is the right way. That's why you became so afraid, because the right way means a certain death, the death of your ego, the death of your personality as you have known it, and..."
"This is the right way. That's why you became so afraid, because the right way means a certain death, the death of your ego, the death of your personality as you have known it, and..."

Osho continues:
"For the outside world two eyes are needed, for the inside world only a single clear vision – because inside there is no duality, there is only oneness.

"Your question is, 'The other night, following the energy between my eyes, I went into myself looking for 'Who am I?' At a certain point I found myself immersed in great nothingness.' These are the spaces if you go inside. But this nothingness is not negative; just a little more acquaintance with it and you will be surprised: it appeared as nothingness because there was nothing that you have ever known before or even dreamt before. But once you become acquainted with the nothingness you start feeling an immense fulfillment, an overflowing energy. This nothingness is the beginning of fullness and wholeness.

"'The sensation,' you say, 'was very strong. I couldn't go on; I felt so afraid of this emptiness that I stopped.' Just be a little more intelligent.

"The nothingness was surrounding you, but you were not nothing. You were witnessing it; you were separate from it. The emptiness may be surrounding you, it may be vast and may create trembling in you, but you are not it; otherwise who will become afraid and who will stop going forward? Who will turn back?

"Your being is totally separate from the nothingness and emptiness that you have felt. If you had remembered only this much, 'I am not it,' the fear would have disappeared. Perhaps next time, remember that you cannot be anything that you come across. You cannot come across yourself; you cannot meet yourself. So whatever you come across is separate from you. There is no need to be afraid.

"But it happens to almost everybody. You are alone, surrounded by nothingness, emptiness, and a deep fear arises that perhaps you are coming close to death, because in our minds the association with nothingness and emptiness is with death. But even death is not you. You pass through it; it is a passage. And if you are alert, you can pass through without any fear. On the contrary, you can enjoy the silence, the peace, the immensity, the infinity that is surrounding you. You are almost in an oceanic state of consciousness."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 91 mins
File Size 23.14 MB
Type Individual Talks