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One of my sannyasins
went to see U.G. Krishnamurti, and because he argued with him, U.G.
Krishnamurti immediately became angry. And these people like U.G. Krishnamurti
are telling people to drop anger, to drop greed, to drop the ego. But if you
provoke them... Their whole religion is just skindeep. Inside is hiding a very
pious ego, and when ego becomes pious it becomes poisonous. It is more
dangerous because you become absolutely unaware of it, it goes so deep down in
the unconscious. U.G. Krishnamurti lived with J. Krishnamurti for twelve years,
and he never mentions his name. If somebody brings up J. Krishnamurti's name,
he immediately condemns J. Krishnamurti -- and whatever he is saying is just an
imitation of J. Krishnamurti, paraphrasing. The reason he cannot accept the
fact that he has been with J. Krishnamurti for twelve years is very simple. The
moment he accepts it, then you can compare his statements with J.
Krishnamurti's, and you will find they are simply paraphrasing. He is
repeating, imitating, he knows nothing.
Before my sannyasin
started arguing with U.G. Krishnamurti, he was just a great saint, so silent,
so peaceful. As the argument began, he was afraid to be caught, he could not
answer the questions, and anger suddenly arose. He may not have been aware of
that anger, but my sannyasin helped him! He wanted to get rid of the sannyasin.
It is U.G. Krishnamurti who is not an authentic or sincere man -- but you can
fall into the trap because he is repeating beautiful phrases. His memory is
good, and his intellect is good, but this is the shadow.
... only one thing has
to be remembered: when you are fragile in your growth, people like U.G.
Krishnamurti can destroy you. These people have missed their life, and now they
are living in frustration. And in frustration people start behaving like women.
They start breaking things, throwing things. That's what U.G. Krishnamurti is
U.G. Krishnamurti throwing things
Just the other day I
was reading a lecture of U. G. Krishnamurti. He says he went to see Ramana
Maharshi. He was not attracted - because he was chopping vegetables. Yes,
Ramana Maharshi was that kind of man, very ordinary. Chopping vegetables! U. G.
Krishnamurti must have gone to see somebody extraordinary sitting on a golden
throne or something. Ramana Maharshi just sitting on the floor and chopping
vegetables? preparing vegetables for the kitchen! He was very much frustrated.
Then another day he went and saw him reading jokes. Finished for ever! This man
knows nothing. This man is very ordinary. He left the ashram; it was not worth
it. But I would like to say to you: this man, Ramana Maharshi, is one of the
greatest Buddhas ever born to the world. That was his Buddhahood in action! U.
G. Krishnamurti must have been in search of a pretender. He could not see the
ordinariness and the beauty of it and the grace of it. And this same man, U. G.
Krishnamurti, lived with Swami Sivanand of Rishikesh for seven years - and that
chap was just stupid - and practised yoga with him. And after seven years he
recognized that he has nothing; but after seven years, he took seven years.
That simply shows that he also has a mighty dull mind. Seven years to see that
Sivanand has nothing. Seven seconds are more than enough! And with Ramana
Maharshi, seven seconds were enough - because he saw him chopping vegetables or
reading jokes, looking at cartoons. That's how the ordinary mind, the egoistic
mind functions. The ego is always searching for something bigger, some bigger
ego. And the true sage has no ego; he is an ordinary man. He is utterly
ordinary - that is his extraordinariness! I would like to say to U. G.
Krishnamurti: he should have looked in the eyes of Ramana Maharshi. He looked
only at the hands which were chopping vegetables. He should have looked into
his eyes - with what love he was chopping the vegetables. He should have looked
into his eyes to see what love he was. He was the Real Man. There is only one
indication and that is love. But to understand love you have to be a little
silent, a little loving, a little open. If you are full of prejudices about how
the enlightened man should be, then you will go on missing. You should not have
any prejudices. Just look into the eyes of a real man, and suddenly something
will start stirring in your heart too. Tears will come to your eyes, your
energy will have a great delight, your heart will throb with new vigour. Your
soul will spread its wings.
Osho: Take It Easy
Vol.1 # 5
Just the other day I
mentioned U.G. Krishnamurti. When he saw Ramana Maharshi reading joke books and
looking at cartoons, he was very much frustrated. Not only that: a man asked a
question about God and U.G. Krishnamurti was present there - very seriously,
bowing at his feet, a man asked about God. And what did Sri Ramana do? do you
know? He gave him a joke book and said, "Read it!" Naturally, U. G.
Krishnamurti was very much offended. Is this a way? This seems to be
disrespectful to the man who has asked such a serious question - to give him a
joke book. This is again a kick in the pants, in its own way. What he is saying
is, "What nonsense are you talking about! God? It is not a thing to be
talked about - better read a joke book and have a good laugh. "If you can
laugh, maybe you can know God - not by what I will say. But if you can laugh a
hearty laugh, a belly-laugh, in that moment thinking stops." In the moment
of laughter, suddenly you are one with the harmony of existence. Weep... you
have fallen apart, you are no more part of it. In sadness, in seriousness, in
despair, you are not in rhythm with existence. In laughing, in dancing, in
singing, in loving, you are in rhythm with existence.
Osho: Take It Easy
Vol.1 # 6
Now, this U. G.
Krishnamurti missed Sri Ramana - and something great was happening. Almost like
Buddha giving his flower to Mahakashyap, Sri Ramana giving a joke book to a man
who is asking about God, or Ma Tzu giving a terrific kick in the pants. U. G.
Krishnamurti missed Ramana. Then he missed J. Krishnamurti too. He lived for
years with J. Krishnamurti. Now, J. Krishnamurti is totally different in his
expression, very logical, very rational. The beginning of his work is always
with the mind; then slowly slowly he leads you beyond the mind, But there U. G.
Krishnamurti thought it was all abstraction, philosophy. He stopped going there
because "It is all abstraction." He left Sri Ramana because there was
no philosophy. He left Krishnamurti because there was too much philosophy. In
both the cases he missed. And he lived with Sri Sivananda of Rishikesh for
seven years doing yoga postures. There for seven years he thought,
"Something is here." And there was nothing! Sivananda is a very
ordinary teacher. You can find dozens of them all around this country teaching
people how to stand on their heads, teaching people stupid things. There he
remained for seven years, became a disciple.