Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1

1 February 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[Osho gives sannyas:] Just raise your hands, close your eyes, and feel utterly open. These hands are the gestures of openness. Feel receptive, because sannyas has to be received; you cannot take it, you can only receive it. It is a gift: you can allow it to happen. There is no need to grab it. The only need is to give way, to let it happen. Feel great energy showering on you, as if you are standing under a waterfall. Energy is splashing on you and the body starts swaying, the body starts feeling drunk. Go into it, and if something starts---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9

24 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A new sannyasin said she didn't understand how or why she had come here; it was just that she felt she needed to. Osho said it was good to move with one's feelings rather than thinking too much, though it was of course safer to think, as society didn't feel threatened by that... ] Feeling is dangerous for society, because a feeling person cannot be dominated, cannot be regimented; he is a rebel. and a thinking person is always a slave. Once you believe in logic, you believe in regimentation. Once you become too rational you become mechanical---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8

23 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin who is leaving says: I'll try to be back in the winter, but I've no plans.] There is no need to plan for the future. But if you have just a nucleus in the mind ­ that you have to do a certain thing ­ leave it there. Just put the thought there and it creates its own energy. It crystallises. It becomes a seed. It evolves and creates and brings about situations in which it can sprout. Thoughts become things ­ once you leave them alone. And that's a great art. If you put a seed in the earth and you go every day in the morning and---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7

22 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[An indian visitor, who is a professional dancer, asked what meditation technique would be right for her, and then went on to ask about love and relationships.] There is no need to find any other meditation. Dance itself becomes a meditation if the dancer is lost. The whole point is how to lose oneself. How you do that, or where, is irrelevant. Just lose yourself. A point comes where you are not, and still things go on... as if you are possessed. Dance is one of the most beautiful things that can happen to a man. So don't think about---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6

18 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin says: I don't want to be here ­ and I don't know why. Since Vipassana died I have felt afraid of death. And Amitabh (her boyfriend) seems different... I feel frightened. Sometimes I don't even want to be human any more. But I also don't believe that if I went away I would feel any different.] (laughing) I will scare you... that's right! Wherever you go, I will continue to. There is no escape!... Everything goes... and clinging creates misery. One has to understand that we are lonely, and that all relationship... and once we---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

17 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin says: I'm wondering about my relationship. There is a lot of good feeling, but we're sort of keeping each other safe, and I feel restricted. We'll both be starting groups and I think we'll be able to branch out.] No relationship can truly grow if you go on holding back. If you remain clever and go on safeguarding and protecting yourself, only personalities meet, and the essential centres remain alone. Then just your mask is related ­ not you. Whenever such a thing happens, there are four persons in the relationship, not two. Two---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4

16 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

... this will be your name: Ma Anand Soma. Soma means the moon, and anand means bliss ­ blissful moon. Meditate on the moon more and more. Whenever the moon is in the sky, just sit looking at it, but with very empty eyes. Looking, and yet not concentrating. Just looking, but with no strain. Do you follow? The look can be of two types. One look is what we call attention... you focus, mm? and there is a strain in the mind, as if somebody is going to hit the target with an arrow. Then you concentrate. But that is not right. Just look relaxedly,---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3

15 March 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A japanese man expressed some apprehension prior to taking sannyas, as he was already involved with a movement in Japan, called Tenrikyo, which he said started just one hundred and fifty years ago in Japan, and was something akin to Buddhism, yet not Buddhism.] No need to leave it right now. Just go on making all efforts to search deep. If you can find something higher, then leave it; then it is left automatically. Whether you leave it or not is not the question. You grow out of it rather than leaving it. You follow me? And I am giving you---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 22

CHAPTER 22

6 April 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin said that she had not been meditating for the past few months as she felt the presence of a force almost like a person's presence when she started to meditate, and in fear she would have to open her eyes. Osho checked her energy.] It is nothing to be worried about. Rather you should be happy that it is happening... but fear comes. Nobody is there. It is just your expansion of consciousness that you feel around you ­ and particularly near the shoulder Sometimes it happens in deep meditation that your body aura becomes bigger than---OSHO NAMAN

Be Realistic. Plan for a Miracle Chapter 21

CHAPTER 21

5 April 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin says: I have a lot of problems about girls... I really get frightened ­ sometimes just of everything, sometimes of nothing. It's just a general sort of fear.] A few groups will be very very helpful. The fear has to be dropped, but first you will have to go into it. You can drop a thing only when you have understood perfectly; otherwise you cannot drop it. Fear exists because of non-understanding. There are a few things that you have not understood and they are lurking in the unconscious. They manipulate you from the unconscious,---OSHO NAMAN