Happiness Knows No Tomorrow

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Osho,
You say that mind's substance is memory and information.
Does reading therefore inflate and invigorate the mind?

"It depends. It depends on you. You can use reading as a food for the ego...."
Happiness Knows No Tomorrow
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Osho,
You say that mind's substance is memory and information.
Does reading therefore inflate and invigorate the mind?

"It depends. It depends on you. You can use reading as a food for the ego...."

Osho continues:
"In certain moments of deep absorption you will become one with the divine.

"This can happen listening to the song of a bird also, so the question is not of the Gita, Bible or Koran – the basic question is of the listener. How do you listen? Are you just greedy to know more? Then the Gita, Koran, Bible will all poison you. If there is no greed, you will just read it as a beautiful poem; it has tremendous beauty in it. You are not trying to fill your memory with it, but you are just being aware; reading, watching, observing, moving into it as much as possible but remaining at the same time aloof – a watcher on the hills. You should not be impressed, because all impressions are like dust gathering on the mirror. If you are not impressed – I am not saying not inspired, that is totally different. To be inspired is totally different than to be impressed. Anybody can be impressed, but to be inspired you need great intelligence, understanding.

"Inspiration is getting in tune with a certain scripture, to be meditative with it – not through the mind but through your totality. If you read the Gita that way, you are reading the Gita with your blood, with your guts, with your heart, with your mind, with your body. Everything that you have, your totality, is there. When you are simply collecting information, only your head is there and nothing else. Then you gather impressions and you have missed.

"Listening to me the same is possible. You can listen to my words; you can listen to me. If you listen only to the words you will leave a little more knowledgeable than when you had come here; your burden will be more not less. You will be deeper in bondage, not freed, because whatsoever I am saying, these are not words. Listen to the silence in them. Listen to the person who is speaking through them. Be with me! If you forget my words, nothing is lost. But if you carry only my words and you forget me, everything is lost.

"Listening to me should not be through the head only, but with your totality."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 100 mins
File Size 28.48 MB
Type Individual Talks