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Osho,
You have said that there are no goals in life, no purpose. And yet we are all here with enlightenment as our goal. Please speak on this.

"If you are here with..."
Osho,
You have said that there are no goals in life, no purpose. And yet we are all here with enlightenment as our goal. Please speak on this.

"If you are here with..."

Osho continues:
"Enlightenment is not a search, it is a realization. It is not a goal! It is the very nature of life itself.

"As life is, it is enlightened. It needs nothing to be added to it, to improve it. Life is perfect. It is not moving from imperfection to perfection, it is moving from perfection to perfection.

"You are here to attain something. That is functioning as a barrier. Drop that barrier. Just be here! Forget about any purpose, life cannot have any purpose. Life is the purpose, how can it have any other purpose? Otherwise you will be in an infinite regress: then that purpose will have another purpose, then that other purpose will have another purpose.... Life has no purpose, and that's why it is so beautiful.

"Hindus have called it leela, a play. It is not even a game. Now in the West the word game has become very important; hundreds of books have been published within two, three years with 'game' in the title: The Master Game, The Ultimate Game, Games People Play, and so on and so forth. But there is a difference between game and play. Hindus have called life play not game, because even a game has something as a purpose: a result to be attained, victory to be achieved, the opponent has to be conquered.... Then a play becomes a game; then it becomes serious.

"Grownups play games, children only play. Just the very activity is enough unto itself. It has an intrinsic end, there is no goal added to it. Life is a leela, it is a play, and the moment you are ready to play, you are enlightened.

"Try to understand from some other dimension. You are already that which you are trying to be. The more you try, the more you will miss. You leave all effort, you simply accept yourself, you just be that – suddenly it is there! It has always been there but you were seeking so seriously, and that was the only cause for missing it.

"You are here to attain something: enlightenment, samadhi, satori – or something. To me all those words are nonsense, because they give you again a new line of desiring."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 98 mins
File Size 23.62 MB
Type personne parle