Just Around the Corner Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

5 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss, Eli means light ­ a blissful light. The light is there, it has not to be enkindled. We bring it with us. We are made of it, it is our innermost core, but we are keeping our back to it. And because we go on keeping our back to the inner light, our life becomes dark, unnecessarily dark. We live in our own shadow then. Sannyas means a one hundred-and-eighty-degree turn, so that one can face oneself, and the moment one sees oneself, all darkness, all misery, all hell, simply disappears. It is found that it was false. It is found---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4

4 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Veet means going beyond, transcending, Christian means a follower of Christ. Go beyond following, that's the only way to be a Christ. Go beyond following, and that's the only way to be a Buddha. The follower never reaches the goal. Love Christ but don't follow, don't imitate, don't be a shadow, don't be a carbon copy. Love, understand, aspire, imbibe the spirit but still don't be a follower. That is the real way of following. Not to be a follower is the real way of following because then one day you can be a Christ on your own. And what I am---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 31

CHAPTER 31

31 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Prem means love; Helmut means great courage. Love is the greatest courage in life. It really needs guts to be in love. It needs a capacity to die into the love, to disappear into love. It needs courage because the ego has to be surrendered. Hence many people would like to love and be loved, but cannot dare. Their basic problem is not love; their basic problem is that they are cowards. They go on asking how to be loving, how to love, how to be loved. They should ask how to be courageous. They are asking a wrong question. And of course it is the---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 30

CHAPTER 30

30 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss, Anna means grace ­ grace that is a byproduct of bliss. Grace follows bliss as a shadow. One cannot achieve grace directly, there is no way to it. It comes via bliss. If somebody tries to be graceful without being blissful he will only be pretending, he will be at the most a good actor. But his being will remain ugly, graceless. Deep down he will remain animalistic; on the surface humanity will be just a very thin coat. It can disappear very easily; the animal will erupt. But that's what society has been teaching people to do---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3

3 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Prem means love, Laurel is a symbol of two things; one is victory, the other is immortality. Love brings both: it brings victory, it brings immortality. Love is the only experience in which defeat is impossible because the very first requirement of being in love is to be surrendered. If a person is surrendered how can he be defeated? He has accepted defeat himself ­ how can you defeat him? And that is love's secret of victory: it cannot be defeated. And love is also the only experience in life which gives you some glimpse of immortality, of---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 29

CHAPTER 29

29 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss; Pujan means worship. Bliss is worship. To be blissful is to be prayerful. To have the capacity to celebrate life is religiousness. But down the ages the so-called religions have done Just the opposite: they have made religion a very serious, somber affair. They have made it almost pathological, morbid. They have made it utterly negative: life denying, love denying, bliss-denying. Their God has been the God of denial. Deny, renounce, condemn ­ that has been the foundation up to now. And because of this the earth has remained---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 28

CHAPTER 28

28 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss; Jorrit means a Farmer. Once a farmer asked Buddha "I never see you doing anything. What is your work? What are you doing in the world?" Buddha laughed and he said "I am also a farmer, but my farming is invisible. I sow the seeds of bliss and love and truth. For them different eyes are needed to see, a different kind of perception is needed. Hence on the surface," Buddha said, "you may think I am not doing anything, but I am also a farmer just as you are. "Your farming is in the visible; my farming is in the world of the---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 27

CHAPTER 27

27 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Man is a bridge, a bridge between the animal and God, a bridge between two infinities ­ matter and consciousness. Man is not a being but a bridge. A being is complete; man is not complete. Man has to become bridged, man has to go a long way yet. Man is only a passage to be passed over, to be surpassed. Man is not a being but a becoming. God is a being and the rock is a being, but man is between the two ­ the rock and God. Unless this is continuously remembered man loses the very point of his existence. It has to be remembered that we are---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 26

CHAPTER 26

26 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Enough of war! Man has lived too much in violence. The time has come, it is absolutely the right time to take the quantum leap from war to love. Either man decides to take the quantum leap or he'll have to commit suicide. Only love can save him. War is utterly meaningless today. In the past it was not so meaningless because it was not total. Man could fight and yet survive. Man has survived; we have survived five thousand wars! So only a part was going to die, it was possible to afford that much. Now it is impossible to afford because the---OSHO NAMAN

Just Around the Corner Chapter 25

CHAPTER 25

25 May 1979 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

This is your new name: Swami Anand Prartho. Anand means blissful, Prartho means prayer. The word "prayer" comes from the same root as Prartho ­ a blissful prayer. And that is the most incredible thing that can happen in life to a man. Even love is not that far out; even love falls short, even love remains human. Prayer is a flight into the divine. It is love evaporating into the divine. It is love going beyond the gravitation of the earth. It is the most mysterious experience of life ­ indefinable, elusive, but experienceable. One cannot do---OSHO NAMAN