Truth Has to Wait...but Not to Wait Forever

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From:Beyond Enlightenment

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"It would have been very easy if life were only facts and figures – easy but boring; easy but flat; easy but not worth living. And the mind is concerned only with facts and figures...."
Truth Has to Wait...but Not to Wait Forever
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"It would have been very easy if life were only facts and figures – easy but boring; easy but flat; easy but not worth living. And the mind is concerned only with facts and figures...."

Osho continues:
"And he saw Junnaid sitting by the side of a beautiful lake with a beautiful woman. He saw from far away, and from far away everything is beautiful, and particularly a Mohammedan woman. No Mohammedan woman is ugly; her face is veiled. It is a great strategy of ugly women against the beautiful; in this way the beautiful are lost.

"All his repressed suspicions and doubts arose, surfaced – and it was not only that Junnaid was sitting with the woman; the woman was pouring wine from a flask into a cup for Junnaid. All his trust was shattered, all his love was finished: 'There is a limit to everything. This is going too far. This man is a fraud!'

"And if he had returned without going to Junnaid to say something, he would have remained with the idea that the man was a fraud. He had all the facts, he had seen with his own eyes, he was a witness. He needed no other evidence, no other proof. No argument would have convinced him that he could have been wrong.

"But Junnaid shouted loudly, 'Don't go back! Come close, because when you come close many facts prove to be fictions. The closer you come, the more fictitious they are. Just come close.'

"A little bit afraid, but he came.

"Junnaid lifted the veil from the woman's face. She was Junnaid's mother, an old woman. And he said, 'What about the beautiful woman you had seen? – and you had seen her with your own eyes. Could you have imagined an old woman, my own mother? It was beyond your imagination. And take this flask and look closely, taste it; it is pure water, not wine. Just the flask is of the wine. But you were thinking with absolute certainty that this man is a fraud: women and wine in privacy, in the forest; and in public he has another face, of a great master.'

"The disciple fell at his feet and said, 'Please forgive me.'

"Junnaid said, 'It is not a question of forgiveness; it is a question of understanding. You have a trust which is forced, and a forced trust is bound to sooner or later go through a breakdown."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 133 mins
File Size 27.99 MB
Type Individual Talks