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 long run — Osho is utilizing the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu meant: to ignite the flame of person expertise and insight.
His commentaries on those seven verses burn via each inspiration we may possibly carry approximately ourselves until eventually we will be able to see with an analogous crystal transparent gentle as Lao Tzu.
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Try to be loving and you will come across hatred, anger, jealousy, possessiveness. Try to be beautiful and you will become more and more aware of how ugly you are. Drop the dichotomy. Drop the schizophrenic attitude. Be simple. And when you are simple you don’t know who you are – beautiful or ugly. There is a Sufi story: A master was traveling, and he came to an inn for an overnight stay with his disciples. The innkeeper told him that he had two wives, one beautiful, another ugly. ” The master asked, “What is the matter?
In that way he is one-sided. Earth and heaven don’t meet in him. He is heavenly but the earthly part is missing. He is like a flame, beautiful – but there is no oil, no container. You can see the flame but it is going higher and higher, nothing holds it on the earth. I love him, I speak on him from my heart, but still a distance remains. It always remains in the phenomenon of love; you come closer and closer and closer, but even in closeness there is a distance. That is the misery of all lovers.
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.
Absolute Tao. Subtle is the Way to Love, Happiness and Truth by Osho