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Date: Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:54 am
Subject: Re Osho to Noby
On 2 of February 1981 pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium,
-Osho told to n0by-
"This is your New name:
Sw Anand Erhard.
Anand means bliss.
Erhard means noble."
Osho started tuning into you and said in deep compassion : ====>
"Misery always makes a person mean. A miserable person cannot be noble -- that is impossible. He has nothing to be noble for, he has nothing to share. Misery makes man mean. He is just a black hole. He sucks people. Even his presence is enough to make people sick."
"The miserable person goes on creating around himself a dark aura of misery, and because he is miserable he cannot forgive the world. There is no question of being grateful to existence; he cannot even forgive it. And I can understand. Why should he forgive it? He is just a victim of unknown forces, he has been thrown into existence without his consent. Nobody has ever asked him. One day suddenly he finds himself here, surrounded by misery -- not only on the outside but on the inside too. He goes on living because he cannot gather enough courage to destroy himself, but he fantasizes destroying himself."
"The miserable person also lacks courage. The reason is very clear: the miserable lacks courage because he hopes "Tomorrow, things may be different -- don't risk everything, wait for tomorrow! Who knows? Things may change, life may become beautiful";
hence he cannot risk, he cannot gamble. Only a blissful person can risk and gamble because he knows "What more can there be tomorrow?" He knows it cannot be improved upon, so there is no fear in risking it. The miserable person cannot gather courage so he lives but his life is just flat, dull, dead. He cannot love, he cannot sing, he cannot dance; at the most he can only pretend. Even his pretensions cannot be very deep. Anybody who has a little bit of intelligence can see behind the mask."
"It is very easy to see tears behind people's smiles; they are smiling just to hide their tears -- there is no other reason. They are afraid if they don't smile they may start crying. But up to now all the so-called religions have been praising poverty and misery. They have been calling the poor, the children of good, they have been saying that the people who are exploited, oppressed will be rewarded greatly in heaven. This was just opium to keep them subdued, to make their lives a little more comfortable, a little more cozy. The so-called religions have been giving consolations to people, not revolutions."
"That is not my function at all. I don't console anybody, in fact I do just the opposite: I tale away all your consolations, because your consolations are taken away and you are shown where you really are, there is no possibility of your ever becoming blissful. Bliss is possible, but the misery has to be understood, not avoided, not escaped from, not rationalized away, not put into beautiful words, not hidden behind esoteric jargon. It has to be seen in its utter nudity."
"It hurts in the beginning, but only in the beginning. It is bitter; but once you see the point that if you really want to get rid of it, you have to understand the roots of it, the causes of it -- why you have chosen it, why you have become miserable... And once you see exactly the reasons of your misery it starts disappearing. It is almost like magic, you need not do anything to make disappear, you have just to see clearly. Your perception has to be absolutely clean, innocent, direct and penetrating."
"... And once you see exactly the reasons of your misery it starts disappearing. It is almost like magic, you need not do anything to make disappear, you have just to see clearly. Your perception has to be absolutely clean, innocent, direct and penetrating."
"When you have seen misery to its very core, suddenly you are out of it: the very seeing is freedom. And then bliss arises -- it is your nature. Misery is imposed from the outside, it is something learned; bliss is not learned, it is an explosion. It is finding your own inner sources of life, love, light. When there is bliss there is dance, there is celebration -- and that dance makes one noble. And when you are so full naturally tend to share, for no purpose at all -- just for the sheer joy of sharing. When you have too much you want to give it. In fact one has to give it, otherwise it becomes a burden."
"When the flower is full of fragrance the fragrance has to be released to the winds. It is not a loss to the flower; it is a fulfillment. Nobility has nothing to do with character; it has something to do with blissfulness. Nobility has nothing at all to do with birth -- because even kings are miserable, more miserable than anybody else. They are rich beggars, that's all, having beautiful facades, but behind the facades are all kinds of uglinesses. Bliss is the only quality out of which nobility arises. Nobleness simply means the joy of giving, the joy of sharing, without even making the other feel obliged -- that is nobleness."
"You give and you also thank the person who has accepted your gift, that is nobility. You thank him because he could have rejected it. He has been really good to you in that he accepted your gift, in that he heard your song, in that he paid a little attention to you, in that he received your love with welcome; in that when you had so much to give he has not closed, he was open, available. He danced with you, he laughed with you -- you are obliged!"
"When this process (of transforming suffering into bliss) is triggered in one's being one starts feeling obliged to the whole existence: to the trees and to the rivers and to the mountains and to the stars. To me this is religion -- not going to the church or to a temple or to a mosque, not reading the Bible or Koran or Gita, not worshipping Krishna, Buddha, Mahavira, but getting into a deep, loving relationship with existence, offering oneself totally to existence. That is the only prayer I know of, and that's what nobility is all about."