Passing the Mind's Borders

Individual Talk

From:The Path of the Mystic

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"Christianity and all other religions are on their deathbed. They are trying desperately to survive, but their survival is almost impossible; and the impossibility comes because they are not religions, they are pretenders.
"The true..."
"Christianity and all other religions are on their deathbed. They are trying desperately to survive, but their survival is almost impossible; and the impossibility comes because they are not religions, they are pretenders.
"The true..."

Osho continues:
"Can't you think of a man just being religious, just as you think of a man being scientific? If we can visualize a man being truthful, being sincere, being authentic, being nonviolent, being compassionate – he is a religious man.

"Religion is not something to be believed in but something to be lived, something to be experienced; not a belief in your mind but a flavor of your whole being. Whatever you do will have a religious quality to it, just as a scientific mind is bound to do everything in a scientific way, even sometimes to the extent of absurdity.

"I have heard about Herodotus, a Greek mathematician, who was the first to discover the law of averages; and because he was the first man in history to discover it, he was so full of it that he was looking at everything through the law of averages.

"One day he had gone for a picnic with his three or four children and his wife, and they had to cross a small stream. The wife said, 'Take care of the children.'

"He said, 'Don't be worried. Have you forgotten that you are the wife of Herodotus? First, I will take the average depth of the stream and the average height of the children; and if the average height is more than the average depth, there is no problem.' The wife had no understanding of averages, but she was really worried that some accident is going to happen: 'What nonsense is he doing?'

"He went with his instruments in a few places: he checked the depth of the water, and then he measured the height of all four children. Somewhere the water was shallow, and somewhere it was very deep; but when it comes to averages….

"An average is not a truth – because in that average that shallow water will make the deep water less deep.

"One child was tall, one was a small baby, but in average…. Herodotus said, 'There is no problem at all, we can cross the stream. Our children are capable: their height is higher than the river is deep.'

"The poor wife did not agree, but she could not argue against Herodotus."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 111 mins
File Size 23.38 MB
Type Individual Talks