I came across this Osho quote the other day,which made me think.Advanced meditators will have to indulge me for the fact that it did not cause me to stop thinking altogether,but i obviously haven`t reached their exalted level,yet.
I am generally not so keen to toss Osho quotes around.
Not so much from fear of infringing a copyright, but rather from the fact that it always seems to me that tossing an Osho quote in to back up one`s opinion shows a lack of imagination or intelligence.
So,given that i am not a serial Osho tosser..
Here goes,just this once..
“You have to be reminded that your being a disciple does not mean that you have to agree with me on anything whatsoever,except meditation.
Our relationship is only of meditation and of nothing else.
I am not proposing a doctrine to which you have to subscribe.Neither am i proposing a religion that you have to be part of.
You don`t have to agree with me on anything-any of my statements.I dont have that type of investment at all.
You are absolutely free to agree or disagree,or remain indifferent.only on one point are you here with me.That point is meditation.”
I do wonder why so many take Osho`s statements on, for example,rape,politics,stalinism,terrorism,science,art,literature,therapy,tarot,music or whatever as the last word?
Seems fanatical at worst,but more realistically,a bit dim. As if having your own opinion will be “in the mind”,but parroting Osho`s somehow keep you in the clear?