Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8

8 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva means divine, gatya means movement ­ divine movement. Life is a movement, and misery arises because we don't go with the movement. Either we start clinging to the past, then we obstruct the movement; or we start planning for the future, then too we obstruct the movement. To be with the movement one needs to be without past and without future. Then one is movement; one is life and one is god. And once there is no disparity between you and life's movement, there is joy, there is bliss. The harmony between you and the great life is what bliss---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7

7 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[Osho explains the meaning of anand avoda.] Anand means bliss; it is the ultimate state of nature... Misery is unnatural. That s why nobody wants to be miserable. It is alien. It is an encroachment on your nature; it is something foreign that does not belong to us. We cannot absorb it ­ it remains like a poison in our being. Bliss is our nature. It is not an attribute, not an accidental something that has happened. It is our very being. That's why in nature one feels more blissful ­ in the mountains, on the beach, with the trees.... Walt---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6

6 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss, salama means peace. Bliss can have two expressions: either it can be an ecstasy, overflowing, or it can be silence, peace, stillness. If bliss flows outward it is ecstatic. If it simply remains in then it is peace, and peace is a higher state than ecstasy. Even if one has attained to ecstatic joy, one has to go one step more, because one cannot remain in ecstasy forever; it tires. All kinds of excitement are tiring; although this is spiritual excitement, still it tires. It can't become a permanent state; you cannot live in it---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

5 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin wants to go home because his father is dying of a brain tumor but is still conscious.] Then it is good ­ you go. And help him to die meditatively. Meditation is a bridge between life and death. It is of immense value while one is alive and it is also of immense value while one is dying. If you meditate while alive, it keeps you cool, detached; you remain the centre of the cyclone. And when one is dying, then the cyclone is at its peak. And if one can still be center, then there will be no need to be born again; the purpose of life---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4

4 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva is a sanskrit root; it means divine. Hasido is a hebrew root; it means pious ­ divinely pious. There is a piety that can be cultivated by man, but deep down it remains an ego trip. Only on the surface is it pious. Deep down it is just the opposite. It is the ego playing a new game. It is not divine. That you can see anywhere in the priests, rabbis, ministers, monks ­ the look of holier-than-thou'. Wherever you find that look of 'holier-than-thou', it is piety full of poison. It is a cultivated practice, it is a character; the person has---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 30

CHAPTER 30

31 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A mother has brought her baby. Osho reminds her to enjoy being a mother.] Don't think of it as a duty. One tends to think of it as a duty sooner or later, and the day you think of it as a duty, something dies, something of immense value disappears; the relationship is broken. Think of it as a celebration. The child is a gift from god. Be respectful to the child... not just loving but respectful also. If there is not respect, then love becomes possessive; if there is respect, how can you possess? You cannot possess somebody you respect. the---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3

3 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin who is leaving says she loves her old mother and grown children and is reluctant to stay here a long time.] Remember one thing always, that unless you follow your desire towards blissfulness, whatsoever you do will be wrong. If you stay there you will take revenge on those people, because it is for them that you are staying there. The revenge will be very unconscious, but you will never be able to forgive them, and that will be more harmful than your coming here. Never sacrifice your bliss for anything, because if you sacrifice---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 29

CHAPTER 29

30 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Prem means love, mimanso means enquiry into truth. The full name will mean: loving enquiry into truth... and only a loving enquiry succeeds. One can enquire into truth without love; then one is doomed to fail, there is no possibility of success. Love has to be a necessary ingredient in the enquiry. Without love the enquiry remains lopsided: it remains only logic, arithmetic, science, objective. And the objective is only the circumference of our being; the centre is subjective. The head is not the essential thing in you ­ it is the most non---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 28

CHAPTER 28

29 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss, rupena means form ­ the form of bliss. Each being is a form, a certain form, a certain manifestation of the ultimate reality, and the ultimate reality consists of nothing but bliss, hence the search. We are searching for our home, we are searching for our original source, our original face. The search is for the ultimate nature, and until it is found, restlessness continues. There is no way to avoid it. No comfort can be of much help. Maybe momentarily one feels calm and quiet but again the restlessness arises. It comes---OSHO NAMAN

Dont Look Before You Leap Chapter 27

CHAPTER 27

28 July 1978 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Krishna is one of the incarnations of god. The Hindu concept of god coming to earth is not like the Christian ­ not that god has only one son, not that god only comes in one form, as Christ: god comes in many forms, god comes in every age. God comes in every country, every time, because god is not yet in a state of becoming careless towards man, and will never be. God still hopes that man can be redeemed, that man is not a hopeless case, so god comes again and again. And whenever there is enlightenment, god takes possession of the enlightened---OSHO NAMAN