Tuesday, July 27, 2010
SANNYAS IS YOUR DEATH AS AN EGO AND REBIRTH AS A CONSCIOUSNESS... ~OSHO~
DON'T BRING YOUR EGOS IN, OTHERWISE YOU DESTROY MY WORK. Throw your egos away. Something far more valuable is happening here.
AND SOON MANY WILL BE COMING, and you will become the precedent; you will become the pattern of what will happen to them. Soon many will be coming, in thousands. Before they start coming, YOU HAVE TO PREPARE THE ORCHESTRA -- otherwise there will be a great noise.
Have you watched it? IF THIRTY PERSONS ARE SINGING IN RHYTHM, IN HARMONY, and you join in, immediately you start falling into rhythm and harmony. But if they are just noisy, and there is no rhythm and no harmony and there is just chaos, you also become a chaos.
I am working slowly. SLOWLY I AM ADDING MORE PEOPLE TO YOUR COMMUNE. Soon there will be thousands. I want to create a small city, sooner or later, where people will be living totally egolessly. And the more people there will be, the greater is the possibility for happenings, for miracles -- because God will be more available, the sky will come more close to you.
Remember it always, WHENEVER YOUR SMALL EGO COMES IN AS A CONFLICT... When a small river comes to meet the Ganges, naturally the ego will come in. The ego will say, 'What are you doing? You will be lost, you will no longer be yourself, you will lose your identity. If you move with the Ganges, you will be called Ganges -- your name will be lost.'
That's what sannyas is. THE MOMENT YOU TAKE SANNYAS YOU ARE PART OF ME, you are lost. YOU WILL BE KNOWN BY ME, you will not be known by yourself. That is the courage. By taking sannyas you are simply merging into a totally different kind of existence, because you are merging into me. SANNYAS IS YOUR DEATH, AND A REBIRTH -- death as an ego, and rebirth as a consciousness.
But if the small river thinks, 'I am not ready to lose myself in the Ganges,' then the river will be lost in a desert -- and that will be suicide. With the Ganges it is not suicide. With the Ganges, the river becomes the Ganges. IT IS ONLY A QUESTION OF HOW YOU LOOK AT IT. If you look positively, the river becomes bigger -- it is no longer small, no longer confined to its own small banks. Now the Ganges is what SHE is, now the Ganges' being is HER being. That is another way of looking at it. And that should be the attitude.
WHEN YOU JOIN ME AS A SANNYASIN, you are dropping yourself, disappearing. When you join the commune, then you have to utterly efface yourself. If a little bit is hanging there, then you will be a trouble to yourself and to the commune too. And you will not be benefited by me.
This is happening. And this is going to happen more and more. Be prepared for it!
Sufis: The People of the Path
Vol 2, Ch # 10: Out of the mud and the mire
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