Its Already Here
Story of Every Man
You are Enlightened
and Tansen's Guru
Transformation is Sudden
Ashtavakra & King Janak
Osho - You are Enlightened
I have told you a beautiful story about
Rabindranath Tagore. In one of his
poems he has the same glimpse that is expressed in your question.
In the poem he says, ”I have been searching for God for many, many lives.
Sometimes I saw him near a faraway star, and I was immensely happy that
although the star was far away, it was not impossible to reach. And I
started moving there, but by the time I reached the star God had moved to
some other place. But he was visible – so far away, but inviting, creating
hope. And I went on running around the universe for many, many lives.
”One day it happened, I came to the house of God. I could not believe that I
had arrived. It was such a shock, but still I stepped towards the door. As I
was going to knock on the door my hand suddenly froze. A thought arose in
me: Just wait a minute and think it over. It is written outside the door,
‘This is the house of God.’ If by chance it turns out to be really the house
of God then you are finished. What are you going to do then?
”For millions of years your training has been only for searching. You are
perfectly disciplined as a seeker, but finding? That is absolutely new; you
are not acquainted with it. And moreover, a finding of the ultimate, the
absolute God, beyond which there is nothing to search... what will you do
then? What will you be? And it is going to be forever – an eternal situation
of a full stop.” He took his shoes in his hands. He was afraid that as he
goes back down the steps, if God hears some noise outside and opens the
door... And then he ran away, not looking back.
The poem is beautiful because it says, ”I am again searching him. I know
him, his house; I go on avoiding it. I go in every direction, but I keep
myself far away from the house where he is, because I know that meeting him
is going to be my disappearance.” Enlightenment is nothing but your
disappearance. It is nothing but a pure silence. Naturally one feels afraid
and one starts thinking, ”It is better to remain unenlightened and searching
for it.” The story that I told you from
Rabindranath’s poem is your story.
It is everybody’s story. That’s why I say, you are enlightened, but you
don’t want to recognize it. You want to find some way so that you can
start searching for enlightenment again.
Source: “Hari Om Tat Sat “ - Osho