Tantra says accept whatsoever you are. You are a great mystery of many multidimensional
energies. Accept it, and move with every energy with deep sensitivity, with awareness, with
love, with understanding. Move with it! Then every desire becomes a vehicle to go beyond
it. Then every energy becomes a help. And then this very world is nirvana, this very body
is a temple a holy temple, a holy place.
Yoga is negation; Tantra is affirmation. Yoga thinks in terms of duality that is
the reason for the word yoga. It means to put two things together, to "yoke" two things
together. But two things are there; the duality is there. Tantra says there is no duality,.
If there is duality, then you cannot put them together. And howsoever you try they will
remain two. Howsoever put together they will remain two, and the fight will continue, the
dualism will remain.
If the world and the divine are two, then they cannot be put together. If really
they are not two, if they are only appearing as two, only then can they be one. If your
body and our soul are two, then they cannot be put together. If you and existence are two,
then there is no possibility of putting them together. They will remain two.
Tantra says there is no duality; it is only an appearance,. So why help appearance
to grow stronger? Tantra asks, why help this appearance of duality to grow stronger?
Dissolve it this very moment, be one. Through acceptance you become one, not through fight.
Accept the world, accept the body, accept everything that is inherent in it. Do not create
a different center in yourself, because for Tantra that different center is nothing but the
ego. Do not create an ego. Just be aware of what you are. If you fight, then the ego will
So it is difficult to find a yogi who is not an egoist. And yogis may go on talking
about egolessness, but they cannot be egoless. The very process they go through creates the
ego. The fight is the process. If you fight. You are bound to create an ego. And the more
you fight, the more strengthened the ego will be. And if you win your fight, then you will
achieve the supreme ego.
Tantra says: no fight. Then there is no possibility of the ego. If we understand
Tantra there will be many problems, because for us, if there is no fight there is only
indulgence. No fight means indulgence for us. Then we become afraid. We have indulged for
lives together and we have reached nowhere. But for Tantra indulgence is not our
indulgence. Tantra says indulge, but be aware.
You are angry. Tantra will not say do not be angry; Tantra will say be angry
wholeheartedly, but be aware. Tantra is not against anger, Tantra is only against spiritual
sleepiness, spiritual unconsciousness. Be aware and be angry. And this is the secret of the
method that if you are aware anger is transformed; it becomes compassion. So Tantra says
anger is not your enemy; it is compassion in seed form. The same anger, the same energy,
will become compassion.
From the Jacket
I have no philosophy. I have a certain experience. I can share that experience with you.
But the sharing cannot be just from my side you will have to move from your dog-matic
standpoint. You will have to come with me into the unknown. I can take you to that window
from which existence is clear, transparent. But you will have to hold my hand and come"
Osho continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their individual search
for joy, fulfillment, depth, and silence. All his talks address the question of how we can
live each moment of our daily lives in awareness, relaxation and totality.
Osho defies categorization, reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to
the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written
but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given over a period of
thirty-five years. Osho has been described by the Sunday Times in London as one of the
"1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day in India as one of the ten people
along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha who have changed the destiny of India.
Osho has a stated aim of helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new
kind of human being, characterized as "Zorba the Buddha" one whose feet are firmly on the
ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Running like a thread through all aspects of
Osho is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest
potential of Western science and technology.
He is synonymous with a revolutionary contribution to the science of inner
transformation and an approach to meditation which specifically addresses the accelerated
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