OSHO, BEFORE I CAME TO POONA THIS TIME, I WAS JUST A NOBODY. BUT SITTING IN
FRONT OF YOU EVERY DAY, READING PEOPLE'S QUESTIONS, A FEELING AROSE OF BEING
SOMEBODY, AND THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR ME TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS. BUT THE OTHER
NIGHT IN DARSHAN, WHEN YOU RAISED YOUR ARMS AND STOPPED THE MUSIC IN FRONT OF
ME, YOU CAUGHT THIS SOMEBODY IN HIS MIND. NOW, INSTEAD OF FEELING FINE ABOUT
BEING A NOBODY, I FEEL LIKE A VERY STUPID SOMEBODY. PLEASE WILL YOU EXPLAIN
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?
Vimal, that is the difference between the politician and the religious man.
The politician feels he is somebody, and the religious man feels that he is nobody.
But to be a nobody is to be divine, because you have dropped your ego and you have allowed God to enter in you. When you are somebody, you are just an ugly ego, and you have closed the doors for God to enter
within you -- because God and your ego cannot exist together.
They are just like darkness and light: you cannot have them both.
Either you have light... then there is no darkness, and that is the state of a nobody.
He is spacious, without any tensions, without any anxiety, without any anguish; just a tremendous silence prevails over his heart.
There is a song without sounds in his being; there is a poetry without any words.
Nothing moves, and still everything is dancing. It is good that you have experienced both: now it is up to you to choose.
Only fools choose to be somebody -- that means you are limiting yourself, encased, imprisoned. Being a nobody means you are as vast as the sky; perhaps even the sky is not the limit.
So it has been a good experience for you, and I will keep an eye on you so that you don't become somebody.
I am not very reliable -- I can even hit you on your head. Just as I stop the music, if I see somebody is arising in you, I will stop it too.
Just a good hit on your head.... So be careful: remain a nobody.
It is so beautiful to be nobody, anonymous, just like a newborn child with no name, no fame, but tremendous innocence, great joy, eyes full of wonder and freshness.
To be nobody is an absolute necessity on the path.
The moment you become somebody, you become frozen. As you allow yourself to be nobody, the ice starts melting and the river starts flowing -- flowing towards the ocean. That is the goal of us all.
Just a joke for you, Vimal, because when you laugh totally -- in those moments you cannot be somebody.
The people who are somebody are very serious; they never laugh, they don't even smile.
Only people who are nobody can enjoy the great blessing of laughter.
And I have been watching: when you laugh totally, you are no longer there -- only laughter.
Every cell of your body has become just a dance. So don't hold yourself back, because this is not a serious place. It is for the gamblers, for the drunkards, for all kinds of good people who can relax and who can laugh and who can dance, and who don't care what the world thinks about them.
At the most they will think you are mad -- so what? Madness is better than politics.
You are not going to harm anybody.
And mad people are always joyous, not worrying about anything in the world.
A man with a poodle goes into a bar. After ordering a drink, he tells the bartender that he would like to buy some cigarettes.
But the bartender replies that they have run out.
So the man says, "That's alright, I will just send my dog across the street to get some."
He reaches into his pockets for the money, and discovers that the smallest bill he has is a twenty. He puts it in the dog's mouth and tells the dog, "Boy, run across the street and get me some cigarettes. And don't forget to bring the change."
Immediately the poodle runs out the front door.
A man sitting at the bar says to the dog's owner, "Say, that dog is really something!"
"Sure," says the man, "he can do all sorts of stuff. He is an amazing dog."
Just then they hear the loud sound of tires screeching.
The man runs out into the street, and sees a car stopped right in front of his dog, who is making love to another poodle, right in the middle of the road.
"Hey," says the man to his dog, "what is going on? You never did anything like this before."
The dog looks up at him and says, "I never had twenty dollars before."
It Really Seriously The Giant Book of Laughter "A sense of humour you can
have about yourself - it is great to laugh about yourself, and those who can do
it are slowly filled with love and care for others. In the whole world there's
nothing more inviting than laughing about yourself."
Swami Vimal, who worked in the 'Osho-Joke-Search & Create' departement for a long time, has filled almost 700 pages with incredible jokes. No other Master has used the innocence of laughter to shock you out of your 'mind'. When you laugh, no-mind comes about effortlessly.
see the book Vimal created:
"Take it really seriously"
|Back to Gossips|