Every society has done so much harm by preventing your joys and your tears. If an old man starts crying you will say, “What are you doing? You should feel ashamed, you are not a child, that somebody has taken your banana and you are crying. Have another banana, but don’t cry.”
Just see – stand on the street and start crying and a crowd will gather to console you. “Don’t cry! Whatever has happened forget all about it, it has happened.” Nobody knows what has happened, nobody can help you, but everybody will try – “Don’t cry!” And the reason is that if you go on crying, then they will start crying, because they are also flooded with….
Those tears are very close to the eyes.
And it is a healthy thing to cry, to weep, to laugh. Now scientists are discovering that crying, weeping, laughter, are immensely healthful; not only physically but also psychologically, they are very much capable of keeping you sane. The whole of humanity has gone a little cuckoo, for the simple reason that nobody laughs fully because all around there are people who will say, “What are you doing? Are you a child? – at this age? What will your children think? Keep quiet!”
If you cry and weep without any reason, just as an exercise, a meditation … nobody will believe it . Tears have never been accepted as meditation. And I tell you, they are not only a meditation, they are a medicine also. You will have better eyesight and you will have better inner vision.
I am giving you a very fundamental technique, fresh and unused. And it is going to become worldwide, without any doubt, because its effects will show anybody that the person has become younger, the person has become more loving, the person has become graceful. The person has become more flexible, less fanatic; the person has become more joyful, more a celebrant.
All that this world needs is a good cleansing of the heart of all the inhibitions of the past. Laughter and tears can do both. Tears will take out all the agony that is hidden inside you and laughter will take that is preventing your ecstasy. Once you have learned the art you will be immensely surprised: why has this not been told up to now? There is a reason: nobody wanted humanity to have the freshness of a rose flower and the fragrance and the beauty.
The whole of life has become just a utility: either you are an inspector, or you are a police commissioner, or you are a minister, or you are a teacher -just a function which any robot can do.
The only thing that the robot cannot do is meditation. In other words, I am saying that those who are not in meditation are being robots, without being aware that they are just utilities, functions, they are needed.
But a man of meditation for the first time realizes that it does not matter whether he is needed or not – he himself is a joy unto himself. He himself is bliss, he does not depend on anybody to make him blissful. That is the only freedom possible in the world. Otherwise everybody is a slave.
I want my people to understand it absolutely that unless you become blissful on your own accord, unless your rose opens within your own being, you are just a commodity, just a thing, an object. Meditation reveals your subjectivity. Subjectivity is your consciousness, and your consciousness and its experience makes your life significant, meaningful, eternal, immortal, without any beginning and without any end. A celebration, a moment-to-moment dance.
And unless you have transformed your life into a moment-to-moment dance you have missed the opportunity that existence gives you.
“Yaa-hoo! The Mystic Rose”
In the above text Osho talks about how we have become so estranged from our feelings, our real needs and our true self. In our attempt to be accepted by society we lose ourselves, we utterly conform to social norms and we deny our very existence.
If you can recognize yourself in these words, if when reading them you nod, if you want your life to be not just a utility but a meaningful life, join us in the unique process of the Mystic Pathway To Love and reclaim a joyful life!
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