The Gates of Heaven and Hell

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"Heaven and hell are not geographical. If you go in search of them you will never find them anywhere, because they are within you, they are psychological. Mind is heaven, and mind is hell, and..."
The Gates of Heaven and Hell
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"Heaven and hell are not geographical. If you go in search of them you will never find them anywhere, because they are within you, they are psychological. Mind is heaven, and mind is hell, and..."

Osho continues:
"The conclusion was very ridiculous. In conclusion almost all the children depicted God something like this: God is an old man, very tall, bearded and very dangerous. He creates fear. If you don't follow him he will throw you into hell; if you pray and follow him he will give you paradise and all the pleasures. He is sitting on a throne in the sky and watching everybody. You cannot escape him; even in your bathroom he is looking.

"The outgoing mind projects everything outside. This is your God. Don't laugh, don't think this is a child's conception – no, this is you. This is how you think about God – as a cosmic spy, always searching to condemn, to throw you into hell, to punish, and very ferocious, revengeful. That's why all religions are based on fear: if you do this you will be appreciated, rewarded; if you don't do this you will be punished. But the base seems to be fear, and God seems to be just a very powerful emperor sitting on a throne in heaven. The whole concept is foolish but human. Human mind is foolish. The whole concept is anthropocentric.

"In The Bible it is said God created man in his own image. The reality seems to be quite otherwise: man created God in his own image. We have projected God in our own image; it is a blow-up of the human mind – a bigger human mind, that's all. Remember, if you think God is somewhere outside you, then you have not even taken the first step towards being religious.

"The same happens with all the concepts: heaven is without, hell is without, as if there exists nothing like the within. What is within you? The moment you think of the within it seems that everything goes empty. What is within? The world is without, sex is without, sin is without, virtue is without. God, heaven, hell – everything is without. What is within you? Who are you? The moment you think of the within the mind goes blank, there is nothing.

"In reality everything is within; the outer is just a projection. Fear is within you; then the fear is projected as a hell."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 104 mins
File Size 26.7 MB
Type personne parle