Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 20 Being lost is the beginning of findingoneself

CHAPTER 20

Being lost is the beginning of finding oneself

23 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin, who is returning to the West, says he is feeling emotionally exhausted since he completed the primal group two months ago: I feel there's just big wounds inside me, and I'm just a bit afraid that they won't heal when I go back to the west. I feel very vulnerable.] Wounds heal only when they are open ­ wounds never heal when they are protected, defended. It is painful; to have an open wound but that's the only way it heals. So don't try to close it again. Remain vulnerable, mm? ­ let---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 2 One needs the courage to beoneself

CHAPTER 2

One needs the courage to be oneself

3 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[Osho explains the meaning of prem veeresh. Prem means love and veeresh means courage, and you have to imbibe the spirit of love and courage. Love is the basic quality of the religious man, and out of love, courage grows.] When I was a small child at school there was a wrestling competition for the whole district; I have never been able to forget that incident. There was a wrestler, the most famous wrestler in those parts, who was defeated. He was going to be the champion, the district champion or something,---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 19 Happiness is a gift that only you can give toyourself

CHAPTER 19

Happiness is a gift that only you can give to yourself

22 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin married couple bring their one-year-old daughter for sannyas.] Deva tara... It means divine star. Tar means star, mm? ­ the english word 'star' comes from the sanskrit root 'tara'. In sanskrit it is 'sitara'; from sitara it has become tara in Hindi and star in English. But tara is also the name of a tantra goddess. There are two traditions of tantra ­ one is Hindu, another is Buddhist. In the Buddhist tradition tara is the name of the tantra goddess. And every Buddhist---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 18 You have known me, heard me -- you cannot goback

CHAPTER 18

You have known me, heard me ­ you cannot go back

21 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva avigan ­ divine harmony... and that's what has to be attained.... That's what is missing everywhere in every human being: people are in discord, in conflict, in division. Man is not one, man is a crowd, and that is the problem. So one part of you is going north, another part going south, and there is constant friction. That friction destroys your energy: you go on losing, wasting energy. And that energy is precious; that energy is life, that energy is god. Through conflict one never---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 17 We can all becomegods

CHAPTER 17

We can all become gods....

20 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[Osho explains to a new sannyasin, You are ready for me, and for many more things! Having a new name is significant, because it is my reading of you and it has a message. It is like a seed that I have put in your hearat. Soon you will find many things arising out of this small seed. A name given knowingly, with an insight into your being, can become your whole future. In the East, names, and particularly sannyas names, are not just labels. How can you label a person? The name can become a map, a guide, a finger---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 16 I am not a guru -- at the most afriend

CHAPTER 16

I am not a guru ­ at the most a friend

19 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A new sannyasin reminds Osho that he had darshan with him a year ago but did not take sannyas because he had just left the Israeli army and wanted to see a bit of life.] Mm mm, good, but that was not the right time ­ one has to wait for the right time. Many times people come to me but still they don't come to me. They can talk but they are not talking. Only when the right moment arrives, when you fall en rapport, when something clicks in the heart... then the communication! Otherwise we can talk and we---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 15 Now begin the enquiry intogod

CHAPTER 15

Now begin the enquiry into god

18 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

The new name is of tremendous significance: it is closing accounts with the old, getting out of the old continuity. The name is the only continuity: everything else goes on changing, only the name remains continuous, and because of the name, the fallacy exists that we are not changing. The child changes into a young man, the young man changes into an old man, life changes into death. Everything goes on changing, it is a flux. Only this false name remains static... but that creates a great illusion: that gives---OSHO NAMAN

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Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 14 While you are here let your headdisappear

CHAPTER 14

While you are here let your head disappear

17 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[Osho gives someone sannyas.] Sit here! Raise your hands and close your eyes and just think of yourself as a tree. Forget that you are in the human body but are in the body of a tree and these hands are like branches in the sky. It is raining and the tree is feeling very very delighted. It is windy and the tree starts swaying. Just be the tree and allow . the body to feel like the tree: if it starts swaying trembling, shaking, go with it. Deva means god, arpita means surrendered ­ surrendered to god,---OSHO NAMAN

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Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 13 No answer isneeded

CHAPTER 13

No answer is needed....

16 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva means divine, nirvakar means purity, innocence, virginity.... It is a very very important term in the East ­ nirvakar. It means your originalness, the way you essentially are, uncorrupted by anything foreign from the outside... Like the mirror when nothing is reflected in it: a mirror not reflecting anything, not even a reflection corrupting it. That's the state of nirvakar, innocence, purity... and that becomes possible again through meditation. Meditation is nothing but an effort to drop all the foreign elements---OSHO NAMAN

Far Beyond the Stars Chapter 12 With me, nobody is going to be aloser

CHAPTER 12

With me, nobody is going to be a loser

15 July 1977 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin, returning to the West, says: I'd just like to ask you about sannyas for my children. I have two children, six and eight, and they're probably going to come back with me in January for about six months. I have some doubts about sannyas, that it seems to be another form of baptism to put on them. Could you say something?] No need to make them sannyasins just now; that will be a baptism and that is not good, mm? Let them come, let them feel. If they decide on their own, that's good; don't---OSHO NAMAN