▼Introduction To Advanced Personal Leadership▼
The Leadership Series + Teaching Done Right (Part 4)Rebellion Series
(O S H O)
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No society wants you to become wise:
It is against the investment of all societies.
If people are wise they cannot be exploited.
If they are intelligent they cannot be subjugated, they cannot be forced in a mechanical life, to live like robots.
They will assert their individuality.
They will have the fragrance of rebellion around them.
They will like to live in freedom.
Freedom comes with wisdom, intrinsically.
They are inseparable, and no society wants people to be free.
The communist society, the fascist society, the capitalist society, the Hindu, the Mohammedan, the Christian — no society — would like people to use their own intelligence because the moment they start using their intelligence they become dangerous — dangerous to the establishment, dangerous to the people who are in power, dangerous to the ‘haves’; dangerous to all kinds of oppression, exploitation, suppression; dangerous to the churches, dangerous to the states, dangerous to the nations.
In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame.
He would like rather to die than to be enslaved.
He cannot serve them.
Hence, the societies down the ages have been supplying you with false knowing. That's the very function of your schools, colleges, universities.
...it is not possible to become wise through the universities.
Wisdom needs a totally different approach, a diametrically opposite approach.
Knowledge is of the mind, wisdom is a state of no-mind.
Knowledge creates the bottle around the goose — a beautiful bottle, very beautifully painted, but it is just a bottle. And inside there cannot be a real live goose.
Inside a bottle either you can have a stuffed goose — that's what your scholars are, stuffed tomatoes, potatoes, but all stuffed, stuffed with junk — or you can have a painted goose inside. It will look beautiful from the outside, but in fact you are carrying only a bottle.
And the bottle becomes heavier, because knowledge has its own way of accumulating — it goes on reproducing itself. Knowledge does not believe in birth control at all.
If you know one thing, it will drive you into another thing, because with each question answered ten new questions arise.
Again the same will happen: ten questions answered and you have a hundred questions ready for you. It goes on spreading. It becomes bigger and bigger and you are lost in it.
You ask me:
WHY AM I STILL IGNORANT?
This is why you are ignorant:
You have not yet come out of the illusion of knowledge, the illusion of the mind.
† Shree Rajneesh (OSHO) †
H y p e r l i n k e d
(i m a g e s)
your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you
respond to the call of your gift & find the courage to follow its path. May
the flame of anger free you from falsity. May warmth of heart keep
your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention. May you be consoled
in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as
a sacred gift woven around
the heart of wonder.