Osho Sannyas - My sannyas is
Osho- MY SANNYAS IS NOT A DISCIPLINE.
My sannyas is freedom, freedom from all control Ė even from
self-control. A controlled man is a dead man. Whether you are controlled
by others or by yourself does not make much difference.
My sannyas is spontaneity, living moment to moment without any
prefabricated discipline, living
with the unknown, not exactly knowing where you are going. Because if
you know already where
you are going you are dead. Then life runs in a mechanical way. A life
should be a flow from the
known towards the unknown. One should be dying each moment to the known
so the unknown can penetrate you. And only the unknown liberates.
Discipline can never be of the unknown. Discipline has to be of the
mind. The mind is your past. All that you have learned, all that you
have been conditioned for, all that you have experienced, all that you
have thought about Ė this is your mind. Out of this mind comes a
planning for the future. That planning for the future will be nothing
but a repetition of the past. It comes out of the past; it cannot be
anything else. Maybe a little modified here and there, decorated here
and there, but there will be no radical revolution in it.
My sannyas is a radical revolution. By giving you sannyas, I give you
freedom. I give you courage to live without any planning, to live
without mind, to live without past. Of course it is dangerous, but life
is dangerous. Only when you are dead, then there is no danger. Then you
are safe Ė safe in your grave. Safety never exists before that. If you
want to be safe and secure and perfectly protected, insured against all
dangers, then donít enter into sannyas.
Enter into your grave. Then donít breathe, because breathing is
dangerous. One day breathing is going to bring death to you. Breathing
iS dangerous. Life exists in danger, pulsates in danger. Life exists in
the ocean of death. It has to be dangerous; it cannot be safe and
secure. You are not a rock. You are a flower, you are fragile Ė in the
morning, laughing with the sun; by the evening, you are gone. How can
life be secure? In its frailty, in its fragileness, how can you even
conceive of insurance? No, there is no insurance, there cannot be.
And one should not live by the philosophy the insurance companies go on
propagating. One should live with the danger, with death hand in hand.
Then tremendous dimensions open before you. Then God is revealed. God is
very dangerous. There exists no other dangerous word comparable to God.
God means to live a life of spontaneity, of nature. Donít try to corrupt
your future. Let it be. Donít try to corrupt it, donít try to manage it.
Donít give it a mold and a form and a pattern.
Of course, if you live the way I teach, many things will disappear from
your life. The first thing will be the security Ė and it is a false
thing. Only the false disappears with sannyas, not the real. The real
starts appearing. The security will disappear. The marriage will
disappear. Love will remain; love is real.
Let it be more clear: love can exist with sannyas, but not marriage,
because marriage is an effort
to give a pattern to love, to give a discipline to love, to give it a
legal, social form. But what are you doing? How can you manage that
which has not come yet? You can love a woman or a man, and you can feel
in this moment that you will love her always and always, but this is
just a feeling of this moment. How can you promise? An authentic man
will never promise. How can you promise for the future? How can you say
really you will be able to love tomorrow too? If love disappears what
will you do?
And it appeared on its own accord, you have not brought it in, so when
it disappears what will-you do? It comes and goes; it happens and
disappears. It is not within your power; it
is bigger than you. So when you say, ĒI will love you tomorrow too,Ē
what are you going to do? If
love disappears you will pretend, you will substitute. Thatís what
happens in a marriage. Then two dead persons living in a dead
relationship go on quarreling, fighting, nagging each other, trying to
dominate, manipulate, exploit, destroy.
Marriage is an ugly thing. Love is tremendously beautiful. My sannyas is
like love. The older sannyas was. more like marriage. My sannyas is
simply a courage to face whatsoever is going to happen, without any
rehearsal for it.
Source : from the Osho Book "Ecstasy - The Forgotten Language"
Osho Vision of Sannyas
Osho - What does it mean to be a
Osho - I have not stopped the
Osho - I have called
you Swami just to indicate your Path
Osho Sannyas - Daily
routine and a discipline for a Sannyasin
Osho on significance of wearing Orange clothes as a Sannyasin
Sannyas happens only to a very few, rare human beings
What of those who
take Sannyas, only to drop it back in their home environment?
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