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Enlightenment

Also known as Illumination, Awakening, Satori, Christ, Self Realization, Christ Consciousness, Cosmic Consciousness, Superconscious


"Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment." ― Nikola Tesla


"As far as I am concerned, EXCEPT MAN, THE WHOLE EXISTENCE IS PERFECTLY HEALTHY, perfectly at ease....

In my vision, it is not something hereditary that has gone wrong; IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS TO EVERY CHILD, AGAIN AND AGAIN. Because every child is born in a society which is not sane?, and he has to learn the ways of the people who are insane. And by the time he is capable of some intelligence, he is already poisoned. It is already too late, he has become an imitator.

CHILDREN ARE INNOCENT, they come into the world without any idea of what is going to happen. And naturally, finding themselves surrounded by people, they start imitating them. That is their way of learning. But in this very process of imitation and learning, happens the great mistake which Julian Huxley, one of the great scientists, thinks is genetic. It is not genetic, it is cultural; it is because of the grown-ups. THE CHILD HAS NO OTHER WAY, he has to learn from people who are sick.

AND THESE SICK PEOPLE will not tolerate anybody who is NOT sick.

ANYBODY WHO IS HEALTHY, ANYBODY WHO IS SANE? IS GOING TO BE HATED, is going to be poisoned, is going to be stoned to death. Because the crowd has to choose between two things: either this single individual is right - then the whole crowd and its whole history is wrong; or if the whole crowd and its long past - which it calls its "golden past" - is right, then this man has to be erased, because it is a constant question mark.

IT IS NOT WITHOUT REASON THAT SOCRATES IS POISONED. Socrates? is intolerable, his very presence hurts you - because his height, his intelligence, his honesty, all prove you to be hypocrites.

Certainly, THE CROWD IS NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT A SINGLE MAN'S STANDARD against the whole history of mankind. It is better to destroy this man, to get rid of this man. He is a constant nag; he is telling you that you are dishonest, that you are living in lies, that your gods are false, that your hopes are nothing but consolations, that you are trying to hide your nudity.

But you know perfectly well, that behind your clothes, you are a totally different person. THESE PEOPLE ARE REMINDERS, and it hurts to be reminded of your dishonesty to yourself. It hurts to know that YOUR LOVE IS NOT LOVE BUT JEALOUSY, it is a diluted form of hate. It hurts to know that YOUR GODS ARE ABSOLUTELY BOGUS, your own creation; your holy scriptures are as unholy as a book can be. The easier thing seems to be to remove any man like Socrates?, and be at ease with your misery, and again start making efforts to become enlightened.

It is a very strange situation: WHENEVER SOMEBODY IS NATURAL AND IS ENLIGHTENED, YOU DESTROY HIM - and then you try to find out how to become enlightened. Perhaps your quest of how to become enlightened is nothing but a very cunning strategy to postpone enlightenment.

In fact, even to say postponement is not right. YOU ARE ENLIGHTENED, AND YOU ARE TRYING NOT TO BE ENLIGHTENED. Your whole effort of being a Catholic, being a Protestant, being a Hindu, being a Mohammedan, is nothing but a device NOT to recognize your Enlightenment....

YOU HAVE BEEN HERE ALWAYS, and you will be here always. You are part, an essential part, inseparable part of this immensely beautiful dancing existence.

JUST BE NATURAL, so that you can remain in tune with existence. So that you can dance in the rain, and you can dance in the sun, and you can dance with the trees; and you can have a communion even with the rocks, with the mountains, with the stars.

EXCEPT THIS, THERE IS NO ENLIGHTENMENT.

Let me define it: ENLIGHTENMENT IS TO BE IN TUNE WITH EXISTENCE. To be in tune with nature - the very nature of things - is Enlightenment. Against nature there is only misery - and misery created by yourself. Nobody else is responsible for it.

OSHO
Om Mani Padme Hum
Ch #11: The very nature of things
pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium



THE ENLIGHTENED MAN MAKES THE UNCONSCIOUS CROWD ANTAGONISTIC


IF YOU BEHAVE WITH EVERY CONSCIOUS BEING IN SUCH A MURDEROUS WAY, certainly nobody is going to be interested in the very word 'Enlightenment'. It will create fear; you will be in unnecessary danger.

Of course, ONLY THESE FEW ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE whom you have killed, or tried to kill, HAVE HELPED HUMANITY TO BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONSCIOUS. But people have seen how the masses have behaved with Jesus, how the masses have behaved with Sarmad?.

THE MASSES HAVE CREATED A BARRIER for anybody interested in his own consciousness - it has nothing to do with society, it has nothing to do with the crowd. BUT PEOPLE ARE AFRAID, VERY MUCH AFRAID OF THOSE WHO KNOW THEMSELVES - they have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism - a charisma that can take out alive young people from the traditional imprisonment. And there are so many prisons: Christianity, and Hinduism, and Mohammedanism, and Jainism, and Buddhism... wherever there is an organized religion, it becomes militant.

CHRISTIANITY CLEARLY DEFINES ITSELF AS A MILITANT RELIGION. Then it becomes a question of growing in numbers - not growing towards heights, but widening the empire. It becomes politics, it is no longer religion. ALL THE SO-CALLED RELIGIONS ARE JUST POLITICAL STRATEGIES.

THE ENLIGHTENED MAN CANNOT BE ENSLAVED - that is the difficulty. AND HE CANNOT BE IMPRISONED. His individuality and his rebellion make the vested interests - the priests and the politicians and the pedagogues... "It is better to finish people like Socrates? - they are creating a disturbance in the mind of people."

EVERY GENIUS WHO HAS KNOWN SOMETHING OF THE INNER IS BOUND TO BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO BE ABSORBED - he is going to be an upsetting force.

THE MASSES DON'T WANT TO BE DISTURBED, even though they may be in misery. They ARE in misery, but they are accustomed to the misery. And anybody who is not miserable looks like a stranger.

THE ENLIGHTENED MAN IS THE GREATEST STRANGER IN THE WORLD - he does not seem to belong to anybody. No organization confines him - no community, no society, no nation. HIS REBELLION IS SO TOTAL THAT IT MAKES THE UNCONSCIOUS CROWD ANTAGONISTIC.

SUCH A MAN CANNOT BE TOLERATED ALIVE - HE CAN BE WORSHIPED WHEN DEAD. You can worship a Buddha when dead. You can worship a Jesus when dead. But not even a single enlightened person has been respected, loved... by the blind and the deaf and the unconscious masses.

OSHO
The Zen Manifesto: Freedom From Oneself
Ch #9: Small intervals of light
pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

See Also

18.18 - Awakening is the Essense of Religion
2012 the coming changes
A New Concept of the Universe
Awakened
Awakening
Awakening and Free Energy
Belief
Christ
Christ Consciousness
Coming Revolution of Consciousness
Cosmic Consciousness
Discernment
Faith by Science - The Dawn of a New Order of Things
Four Steps to Awakening
Genius
I Am
Intention
Kundalini
Light
Love
Mind of God
Moksha
New Age
New Era of Consciousness
New Man
Mind
Part 24 - Awakening Your Genius
Power of God
Satori
Son of God
Superconscious
Sympathy
The New Power
Veil Withdrawn
What is God
What is the Relation Between God to Man
Wisdom
Working With God


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