Dance Your Way to God Chapter 19

CHAPTER 19

15 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva means divine and ayama means dimension, the divine dimension. And that is the goal. One has to move into the divine dimension by and by. So become less and less interested in things. Become more interested in persons. Even while relating with things, relate to them as if you are relating with persons. Even if you take a book in your hand, take it with such respect that the book is no more a thing. You confer a personality on it. You eat food.... Eat with such reverence that food is not just food; it becomes a sacrament. Even the shoes---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 18

CHAPTER 18

14 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva means divine, samarpana means surrender; surrender to god, surrender to the divine. It means total surrender ­ and that is your way and your path. You are not supposed to do something about it. You are just supposed to allow god to do something to you. We just have to be in tune with the whole... just like floating with the river, not swimming against it. So relax. I see a certain tension in you. So relax more and take life easy. Don't be serious about it. To be serious about life is to miss it. Become more like a child ­ accepting,---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 17

CHAPTER 17

13 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Deva means divine and geetika means a poem, a song; a divine song. Will it be easy to pronounce, 'geetika'? And sing more ­ that's all we can do. We can dance, we can sing. There is nothing else for man to do. Nothing else is possible. We can pray, we can be full of wonder... and we can allow the mystery to mystify us. And look at life more like an artist ­ aesthetically. That is the only religious way to look at life ­ in an aesthetic way. When your eyes are full of beauty and you start looking through beauty all around, you have heard the---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 16

CHAPTER 16

12 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Anand means bliss and karunesh means god of compassion. So the whole name will mean god of compassion and bliss. And compassion is going to be your path. Feel as much compassion as possible. Feel unconditionally compassionate. And give as much as you can give of your love. Share your life as much as you can share. Sharing your energies will be your surrender. Through sharing you will attain to surrender, and through compassion you will arrive. You are ready for me and much is possible now. You have prepared it. ... Much is going to happen,---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 15

CHAPTER 15

11 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin recently returned from japan, formerly had long flowing black hair. Tonight his hair was cropped very short.] It was looking good ­ grow it again! Because long hairs are very symbolic, very significant. It is not just accidental that the new generation has moved towards long hair. It is indicative of a very deep change in the world mind. Man has always lived denying the woman within himself ­ and man is both man-woman, as woman is both woman-man. The whole old culture, the old tradition, has been an effort to demark the lines---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 14

CHAPTER 14

10 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

Prem means love, parimal means fragrance, love's fragrance. And that is the only fragrance there is, so remember it. Remember it so constantly that it becomes a deep truth in your being. Constantly remember it. By remembering something constantly, it creates a milieu around you. And as I see it, if one can attain to love, one has attained. If one misses love, one has missed. One can forget god, nothing is lost, but one cannot forget love. One should not forget love, because if one starts living and loving, god happens. So love makes the---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 13

CHAPTER 13

9 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin who bakes said that because of his work he was unable to do the meditations, and should he do anything else. Osho said that when he had time he could meditate alone... ] ... and baking is a good meditation. Put your love into it, your whole awareness into it. Just don't do it for the money ­ do it for love also. Do it with care, and then there is no need for any other meditation. If you can change your work into meditation, that's the best thing. Then meditation is never in conflict with your life. Whatsoever you do can become---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 12

CHAPTER 12

8 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

This will be your name, so completely forget the old one as if it never belonged to you, not even a relationship with it. Just completely break away from it, slip out of it just as a snake slip out of the old skin. And don't look back. It is simple, but it does miracles. The moment you can drop the old name and the old identity you simply feel unburdened, because it carries the whole past. It is not just a name; it is the very nucleus of your whole past around which your whole life has been revolving. All the anxieties, the problems, the---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 11

CHAPTER 11

7 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[To a visitor who is a primal therapist.] And can you remember yourself as a small cell in the womb? [She answers: Yes.] Just close your eyes and feel that you are becoming smaller and smaller, so I can feel where you are going and what more can be done. If something happens in the body, allow it.... Very good... come back ­ the energy is really moving. It is not just a memory ­ you can relive it. Many times it happens that people start imagining, but you are not ­ it is really happening. Much more can be done: you can go even further back.---OSHO NAMAN

Dance Your Way to God Chapter 10

CHAPTER 10

6 August 1976 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium

[A sannyasin reports back on a meditation Osho had given him to stare at a light. (see 'a rose is a rose is a rose', friday july 23rd). The sannyasin said he found it hard to sit still; he itched and wanted to scratch.] Allow it ­ don't be worried about it. Scratch and just scratch very consciously. Move slowly. Don't do it like this (Osho demonstrates a rapid rubbing movement). Go very slowly, very consciously. Then the meditation will not be disturbed at all. It is disturbed always by mechanical acts. Meditation is never disturbed by---OSHO NAMAN