Stealing the Truth

Individual Talk

From:The Path of the Mystic

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"Love and trust certainly play a significant part in the relationship between the disciple and the master. But that is only a stepping stone. One has to go beyond it.
"Love is beautiful, but not..."
"Love and trust certainly play a significant part in the relationship between the disciple and the master. But that is only a stepping stone. One has to go beyond it.
"Love is beautiful, but not..."

Osho continues:
"Its use is as a means; the end is the trust.

"Just the way love functions as a means to trust, trust also functions as a means to something beyond, for which no word exists in any language – it is an experience. And this must have happened for a moment, looking into my eyes. It is not a question of love, not a question of trust, but something absolutely unknown to the mind. Love and trust help you to reach it. So remember, they are only means to an end for which no name exists but suddenly, when trust is total, you may have a glimpse of it. It is overpowering. In it you simply disappear.

"Love needs two persons. Trust also needs two persons. Love has more distance between the lovers because it is something biological; it is not a privilege to human beings. Trust is a privilege. The distance becomes smaller. Between the master and the disciple there is very little distance, but distance is distance. Less or more, it divides: the duality remains.

"The nameless phenomenon to which total trust leads is not a relationship. It is at-one-ment – the two disappear. Who is the disciple and who is the master is difficult to decide: it has become one circle, one pole. And it always comes without any pre-information: just suddenly, like a breeze. But once you have tasted it that love and trust all seem to be very poor, you have known richness. It may have been only for a few seconds, it does not matter.

"There is an old story.

"A king loved his bodyguard very much. The bodyguard was such a beautiful man with so much love and trust for the master, the king, that he could have given his life at any moment if it was needed. He was ready to serve the king in any way. They were always together – hunting, or going to war, or just going for a walk in the gardens. The bodyguard was always with the king, so there arose a certain kind of friendship.

"One day the king said, 'What do you think? – do you ever dream of being a king?'

"The poor bodyguard said, 'I am so poor, I cannot dream such costly dreams."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 80 mins
File Size 17.39 MB
Type Individual Talks