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Question:

OSHO, I ALWAYS THINK OF COMMITTING SUICIDE, AND WONDER WHAT YOU WOULD SAY ABOUT MY DEATH?

Osho:

Prashant,

I AM REMINDED OF A BEAUTIFUL ANECDOTE:

The minister, who got himself a little mixed up now and again, was standing over the open casket of the dearly departed, Joe Hall. "Our friend Joe Hall is not dead," he orated. "Only the shell is here to be buried; the nut has departed."

Why should you think of suicide?
Are you a nut or something?
If you have become a sannyasin you have already committed suicide.
Sannyas is a suicide -- the real one.
It is not destroying the body, because destroying the body is not going to help; you will be immediately born again somewhere in some other womb.
It will only be renewing the body; it is not real suicide.

Sannyas is real suicide, because it destroys the mind, it takes you beyond the mind...

OshO
Be Still and Know
Chapter #10
Chapter title: Me, Enlightened?

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