Osho Quote on Krishna, Buddha and You
How to Be Free
Today I would like to share with you an excerpt from Mystic Master Osho, in which he urges you to just be yourself, be original and follow your heart’s whispers. It is always inspiring to visit the teachings of the masters from time to time, as I find the vibrations of their words and insights to often be catalysts for spontaneous and sudden inner transformation. I hope you find the words below to be equally inspiring, liberating and transforming.
Osho Quote on Krishna, Buddha and You:
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The whole art for the new humanity will consist in the secret of listening to the heart consciously, alertly, attentively. And follow it, to wherever it takes you. Yes, sometimes it will take you into dangers – but remember, those dangers are needed to make you ripe. Sometimes it will take you astray – but remember again, those goings astray are part of growth. Many times you will fall – rise up again, because this is how one gathers strength, by falling and rising again. This is how one become integrated.
Never be an imitator, be always original. Don’t become a carbon copy. But that’s what is happening all over the world – carbon copied and carbon copies.
Life is really a dance if you are an original – and you are meant to be an original. Just look how different Krishna is from Buddha. If Krishna had followed Buddha, we would have missed one of the most beautiful men of this earth. Or if Buddha had followed Krishna, he would have been just a poor specimen. Just think of Buddha playing on the flute! – he would have disturbed many peoples sleep, he was not a flute player. Just think of Buddha dancing; it looks so ridiculous, just absurd.
And the same is the case for Krishna. Sitting underneath a tree with no flute, with no crown of peacock feathers, with no beautiful clothes – just sitting like a beggar under a tree with closed eyes, nobody dancing around him, nothing of the dance, nothing of the song – and Krishna would look so poor, so impoverished. A Buddha is a Buddha, a Krishna is a Krishna, and you are you. And you are not in any way less than anybody else. Respect yourself, respect your inner voice and follow it.
And remember, I am not guaranteeing you that it will always lead your to the right. Many times it will take you to the wrong, because to come to the right door one has to knock first on many wrong doors. That’s how it is. If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right. So remember in the ultimate reckoning no effort is ever wasted; all efforts contribute to the ultimate climax of your growth.
Analysis of Osho Quote on Krishna, Buddha and You:
There are few points I want to highlight from the above excerpt which I think are very helpful to one’s spiritual evolution.
1. Embrace the Unknown:
Hidden in the above message, is the profound guidance that you should be open to life and be willing to go where she wants to take you. That is what it means to follow your heart. It means to not always take the safe, secure route, but be willing to try new things and new adventures, despite having no guarantees of success.
This will allow you to move into the new, and not be imprisoned by the insecurities of the ego. For the ego is of the past and is ever seeking security and safety. So to move into the new, is to move into life, is to move into insecurity, it is to move into the now, it is to move away from the entrapments of the petty self, and ultimately you will discover, that it is to move into love.
Be open to going with the flow, else you will stagnate and be dead, even while being alive.
2. You are not less:
This is really a remarkable lesson to learn and fully embracing this Truth is liberating and empowering. Don’t compare or try to be like anyone, you are unique and wonderful, just come into your own. Just be yourself. Then everything you do will come from the depths of your being. You will contribute in your own unique way. That is the responsibility of those who have tasted the Truth. To contribute to spreading the light in their own way and in their own words. As Krishnamurti advises those who are teachers and spiritual guides, “You Speak.” That is enough.
As Ramana Maharishi points you, feeling incomplete is the essence of the problem and this incompleteness has its roots in comparison. Comparison between you and the “great ones” and comparisons between “what is” and “what should be”. This is the root cause of missing the inherent perfection of the here and now. The answer is to simply let go.