A Revolutionary’s take on Ashrams/Organisations
An interesting question Osho was asked in Poona One is below, and an equally interesting answer!
If you were to come here now to this Ashram as a young unenlightened man, how would you respond? Would you become part of the Ashram? What work would you do? Where would you sit?
Even if I was unenlightened, I would not be so unenlightened as to come to this Ashram! That much is certain. I would not be that much unenlightened.
Second thing you say – “Would you become part of the Ashram?” Even now I am not part of this ashram. I can not be part of any institution or any organization, even my own.
And if I had come as an unenlightened man, naturally the Ashram will not be mine, will be somebody else’s. I can not be part of even my own organisation, so how can I be a part of anybody else’s organisation? Impossible.
And then you ask – “What work would you do?”
I have never done any work. I am the laziest man in world you can find.
And the last you ask – “Where would you sit?”
I would escape immediately! I would see an organization, some Ashram, and I would run!