Just Like That Chapter 6 Blind mansbuff

CHAPTER 6

Blind man's buff

6 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

SAADI SAID: A MAN HAD AN UGLY DAUGHTER. HE MARRIED HER TO A BLIND MAN BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE HER. A DOCTOR OFFERED TO RESTORE THE BLIND MAN'S SIGHT. BUT THE FATHER WOULD NOT ALLOW HIM FOR FEAR THAT HE WOULD THEN DIVORCE HIS DAUGHTER. SAADI CONCLUDED: THE HUSBAND OF AN UGLY WOMAN IS BEST BLIND. Man is ignorant, blind, as if living in sleep, drunk, not aware. This is the situation. This has always been so. Many cures have been invented, many methods to awaken him. But he resists. So the real problem is not ignorance but the---OSHO NAMAN

Just Like That Chapter 5 Mindgames

CHAPTER 5

Mind games

5 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

THERE WAS A MAN WHO LOST HIS AXE, AND HE SUSPECTED THE BOY NEXT DOOR. HE WATCHED THE BOY WALKING ­ HE HAD STOLEN HIS AXE. HIS EXPRESSION, HIS TALK, HIS BEHAVIOR, HIS MANNER, EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM BETRAYED THAT HE HAD STOLEN THE AXE. SOON AFTERWARDS THE MAN WAS DIGGING IN HIS GARDEN AND HE FOUND THE AXE. ON ANOTHER DAY HE SAW THE BOY NEXT DOOR AGAIN. NOTHING IN HIS BEHAVIOR AND MANNER SUGGESTED THAT HE WOULD STEAL AN AXE. Every man, and you are included in it, lives a closed life, lives in his own world. There is not one world around you, there---OSHO NAMAN

Just Like That Chapter 4 Asking theexperts

CHAPTER 4

Asking the experts

4 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

A MAN WHO WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE DIED AND WAS BEING PREPARED FOR BURIAL, REVIVED. HE SAT UP, BUT WAS SO SHOCKED AT THE SCENE SURROUNDING HIM THAT HE FAINTED. HE WAS PUT IN THE COFFIN AND THE FUNERAL PARTY SET OFF FOR THE CEMETERY. JUST AS THEY ARRIVED AT THE GRAVE HE REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS, LIFTED THE LID, AND CRIED OUT FOR HELP. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE THAT HE HAS REVIVED, SAID THE MOURNERS, BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN CERTIFIED DEAD BY COMPETENT EXPERTS. BUT I AM ALIVE! SHOUTED THE MAN. HE APPEALED TO A WELL KNOWN AND IMPARTIAL SCIENTIST AND---OSHO NAMAN

Just Like That Chapter 3 An open and shutcase

CHAPTER 3

An open and shut case

3 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

SALIH OF QAZWIN TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES: WHOEVER KNOCKS AT THE DOOR CONTINUALLY, IT WILL BE OPENED TO HIM. RABIYA, HEARING HIM ONE DAY, SAID: HOW LONG WILL YOU SAY, IT WILL BE OPENED? THE DOOR HAS NEVER BEEN SHUT. Nature, the whole of it, is a continuous ceremony ­ a marriage, a feast. Guests go on changing, but the feast continues; the feast never stops for a single moment. Singers change, but the song remains. Except for man, nature is always in ecstasy. Man is a special case. If you look just at the present situation of man you will---OSHO NAMAN

Just Like That Chapter 2 Why have youcome

CHAPTER 2

Why have you come?

2 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

BAHAUDDIN EL-SHAH WAS SITTING WITH A NUMBER OF DISCIPLES WHEN A NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS CAME INTO THE MEETING HALL. EL-SHAH ASKED EACH OF THEM, ONE BY ONE, TO SAY WHY HE WAS THERE. THE FIRST SAID: YOU ARE THE GREATEST MAN ON EARTH. I GAVE HIM A POTION WHEN HE WAS ILL, SO HE THINKS I AM THE GREATEST MAN ON EARTH, SAID EL-SHAH. THE SECOND SAID: MY SPIRITUAL LIFE HAS OPENED UP SINCE I HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO VISIT YOU. HE WAS UNCERTAIN AND ILL AT EASE AND NONE WOULD LISTEN TO HIM. I SAT WITH HIM, AND THE RESULTANT SERENITY IS CALLED BY HIM HIS---OSHO NAMAN

Just Like That Chapter 10 Just a smallcoin

CHAPTER 10

Just a small coin

10 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

UWAIS AL-QARNI WAS OFFERED SOME MONEY. HE SAID: I DO NOT NEED IT AS I ALREADY HAVE A COIN. THE OTHER SAID: HOW LONG WILL THAT LAST YOU? ­ IT IS NOTHING. UWAIS ANSWERED: GUARANTEE ME THAT I SHALL LIVE LONGER THAN THIS SUM WILL SUFFICE ME AND I WILL ACCEPT YOUR GIFT. Life is always in the now. There is no other moment to it. Only one moment exists ­ this moment ­ all else is just a projection of the mind. Only today is, and only today remains. Tomorrow never comes, it cannot come because it doesn't belong to reality. Only today comes,---OSHO NAMAN

Just Like That Chapter 1 The unteachableteaching

CHAPTER 1

The unteachable teaching

1 May 1975 am in Buddha Hall

A MAN CAME TO LIBNANI, A SUFI TEACHER, AND THIS INTERCHANGE TOOK PLACE. MAN: I WISH TO LEARN. WILL YOU TEACH ME? LIBNANI: I DO NOT FEEL THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO LEARN. MAN: CAN YOU TEACH ME HOW TO LEARN? LIBNANI: CAN YOU LEARN HOW TO LET ME TEACH YOU? Truth cannot be taught... but it can be learned. And between these two sentences is the key of all understanding. So let me repeat: truth cannot be taught, but it can be learned ­ because truth is not a teaching, not a doctrine, not a theory, a philosophy, or something like that. Truth---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9

9 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin asks: Can you see where there's something wrong with my feelings? ­ because up to now I have not been able to feel the energy. Osho checks his energy.] It will open ­ nothing to worry about. Just be here with no desire, not even the desire of opening the heart. Just be here with no motive, because every motive becomes a hindrance ­ even the motive to open. Just be here and enjoy. Dance, sing, meditate and forget the whole world. For these few days that you will be here this is your whole world, and then the opening happens on its---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8

8 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Prem means love, das means a servant ­ a servant of love. But to be a servant of love is the way to become a master. One who is ready to surrender to love becomes immensely powerful. It is not a defeat; it is a victory. The way of love is very illogical. If you surrender you are victorious. If you try to save yourself you will be lost. If you are ready to lose yourself you will find yourself; in fact for the first time you will know who you are. The way of love is the way of paradox. In love opposites meet and become one: defeat and victory---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7

7 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Prem means love, Marian means rebellion and grace. Mary means rebellion; Ann is part of Hannah, it means grace. Your full name will mean love, rebellion, grace. Love is rebellion and love is grace too. Love is rebellion because it is the expression of your innermost core. It is not imitation, it is not being a carbon copy; it is your originality. Love is always original. Your love is going to be just your love and nobody else's. Nobody has ever loved like that and nobody will ever love like that. That is your individual flavor, that is your---OSHO NAMAN