Beyond Enlightenment

Responses to Questions
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“You are doing perfectly well. Just forget all about enlightenment,” says Osho as he responds to questions ranging from the spiritual to the intensely personal. Do the best you can with life and everything else will follow.

“You are doing perfectly well. Just forget all about enlightenment,” says Osho as he responds to questions ranging from the spiritual to the intensely personal. Do the best you can with life and everything else will follow.


Excerpt from: Beyond Enlightenment, Chapter 42
"In the East we have a conception of circles of existence and non-existence, just like day and night. Creation is followed by de-creation; everything goes into nothingness, just as day is followed by night and everything goes into darkness. And the period is going to be the same: as long as the creation is, so is the resting period going to be; and again there will be a creation of a higher order.

"And this will go on from eternity to eternity – creation, de-creation, creation, again de-creation – but each time the morning is more beautiful. Each dawn is more colorful, more alive; the birds are singing better, the flowers are bigger, with more fragrance. And the East has the tremendous courage of accepting the idea that this will go on forever and forever. There has never been any beginning, and there will be no end.

"After enlightenment, you have to disappear. The world is left behind, the body is left behind, the mind is left behind; just your consciousness, as individuality, is still there.

"To go beyond enlightenment is to go beyond individuality and to become universal. This way, each individual will go on moving into nothingness. And one day, the whole existence moves into nothingness and a great peace, a great night, a deep, dark womb, a great waiting for the dawn. And it has been happening always, and each time you are always born on a higher level of consciousness.

"Enlightenment is the goal of human beings. But those who are enlightened cannot remain static; they will have to move, they will have to change. And now they have only one thing to lose – themselves.

"They have enjoyed everything. They have enjoyed the purity of individuality; now they have to enjoy the disappearing of individuality. They have seen the beauty of individuality; now they have to see the disappearance and its beauty, and the silence that follows, that abysmal serenity that follows."

In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
question... intelligence... silence... answer... beautiful... unconscious... moment... mahavira... dronacharya... uddalak...
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Publisher OSHO Media International
ISBN-13 978-0-88050-058-6
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