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From:The Path of the Mystic

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"The American ambassador is perfectly right, but he is not aware that the danger of intelligence is impossible to prevent. All other dangers are very small. They are visible, they may look big, but the..."
"The American ambassador is perfectly right, but he is not aware that the danger of intelligence is impossible to prevent. All other dangers are very small. They are visible, they may look big, but the..."

Osho continues:
"In fact they have already started accepting their defeat when the American ambassador says to the head of a foreign government that I am extremely intelligent, and an anarchist, and I can easily change human minds. In his statement he has accepted their defeat. Now it is only a question of realizing it as reality. Conceptually they have accepted it. Their desperate effort to destroy me, my work, my people is very symbolic. Unless they are immensely afraid, they would not make such an effort. Their fear is their death.

"One point is clear, that they are unable to propose any alternative to my way of seeing things. The statement makes it absolutely clear that they are utterly helpless. It is not coming out of power; it is coming out of a certain hunch. Deep down they have accepted the defeat.

"It is strange that they have all kinds of intellectuals on their side. None of their intellectuals have the guts to propose arguments against me. These desperate efforts simply show that they know they are empty and their exposure is imminent. And every day they are becoming more and more desperate.

"Intelligence can be defeated, because it is part of the mind, and the ambassador does not know that what he is calling 'intelligence' is something much more. It is awareness, which includes intelligence, but it is far more superior than intelligence – far higher. Intelligence can be argued against, but if awareness is there you cannot argue against intelligence because this is not mere intellect; this is a vision of the truth. It is not a question of me, it is a question of the truth being defeated – which is not in the nature of things.

"And he is trying to make the head of the foreign government afraid by adding the word anarchist. Anarchist means 'one who does not believe in any government, who does not believe in any kind of discipline, who believes only in the individual and its freedom to act, to think, to express, to create.' For the anarchist the society is a means in the service of the individual – not vice versa.

"Using the word anarchist with me is simply to create more fear…and then saying that I have the capacity to change the minds of men."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 98 mins
File Size 24.15 MB
Type Individual Talks