A Man of Zen

Individual Talk

From:The Path of the Mystic

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"First, it certainly needs courage to be with me. But once you are with me, all the fears created by the mind start disappearing and a new courage, a new sincerity, takes their place. Slowly..."
"First, it certainly needs courage to be with me. But once you are with me, all the fears created by the mind start disappearing and a new courage, a new sincerity, takes their place. Slowly..."

Osho continues:
"You have completely forgotten the first courage, which is natural, because when you come from darkness to light who wants to remember those dark nights and those nightmares? Slowly, slowly, one forgets them all. And because my insistence is to be in the present, the past is forgotten.

"Now if you think to go away from me, that will be really not only just courageous, but idiotic too. Always go higher – from darkness to light, from light to more light – then courage and intelligence are together. But whenever you start slipping backwards, intelligence drops the company of courage. Then only the stupid ones will be able to fall back into darkness.

"So you are right: it is more difficult, it should be more difficult. In fact, if you are intelligent it should be absolutely impossible to go backwards: time does not allow it, life does not allow it.

"Existence has no way to go back. The whole existence aspires to go forward toward more affluence, more richness, more clarity, more understanding, more love. All these combined together I give the name 'godliness.'
Osho,
Does 'to become conscious' mean that something that was unconscious is raised to the level of the mind, and only when it has passed through the state of the mind can it rise to the level of superconsciousness? Does everything need to pass through the mind, or is it possible to become conscious from another place, and jump the mind stage?
"Those who believe only in the mind – for example, psychoanalysts, who are replacing the priests in the West and who are creating a substitute religion as bogus as the one they are substituting – for them, there is nothing higher than mind. There are steps lower than mind hence everything has to pass through your conscious mind to be released, so your unconscious becomes unburdened. But it is a very long process, because your unconscious carries the whole rubbish of this life, which is immense.

"Every second of your life, awake or asleep, you are collecting rubbish. The amount is so much that your remaining life will not be able to free you from it. Moreover, while you are freeing yourself from the old rubbish, every day you are collecting new rubbish."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 87 mins
File Size 21.37 MB
Type Individual Talks