Moving past the standard interpretations of this vintage chinese language textual content — that of utilizing it as a hallmark of what to do subsequent or trying to expect the longer term — Osho is utilizing the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu meant: to ignite the flame of person information and insight.
His commentaries on those seven verses burn via each notion we may possibly carry approximately ourselves till we will be able to see with an analogous crystal transparent gentle as Lao Tzu.
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Once it happened… A saint knocked at the doors of heaven, and at the same time, just by his side, a sinner knocked too. And the saint knew the sinner very well. He had lived in his neighborhood, in the same town, and they had died on the same day. The doors opened. The gatekeeper, St. Peter, didn’t give even a look at the saint. He welcomed the sinner. The saint was offended. This was not expected, that a sinner should be welcomed. He asked St. Peter, “What is the matter? You offend me. You insult me.
Howsoever beautiful Buddha is, he misses something. Lao Tzu is not so beautiful, not so perfect. Buddha and Lao Tzu are both standing before you: Lao Tzu will look ordinary and Buddha extraordinary, superb. But I tell you, thousands of buddhas exist in Lao Tzu. He is deeply rooted in the earth – he is rooted in the earth, and he is standing high in the sky; he is both heaven and earth, a meeting of the opposites. There are three words to be remembered: one is dependence, another is independence, the third is interdependence.
God cannot create things without any purpose – he is not mad. Existence is very purposeful, meaningful; if this life exists it means the other life cannot exist without it. It is the base. But you carry your notions when you come to me. When you come to me and I talk about enlightenment, you understand me in terms of what you have been taught about enlightenment. When you come to me and I talk about renunciation, sannyas, you understand something else; not what I am saying. I have to use your language, and the words are all contaminated.