Darshan 29 April 1977

From:
Osho
Date:
Fri, 29 April 1977 00:00:00 GMT
Book Title:
For Madmen Only (Price of Admission: Your Mind)
Chapter #:
29
Location:
pm in Chuang Tzu Auditorium
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Deva means god or divine and pashianti means clarity, vision. capacity to see. Capacity to clearly see god - that will be the meaning of the whole name.

Everybody is born capable; somewhere on the way we lose the capacity. Every child comes with a very clear vision of god, but by and by we force him to forget; we force him to remember the world and forget god. We change his gestalt: we try to focus him on things - money, power, prestige, ambition. By and by, we orient him towards matter; and his orientation towards the divine becomes more and more foggy, unclear, and is lost.

Somewhere near the age of two or three, the vision is no more there. That's why if you try to remember your past, you can remember at the most up to the age of three - at the most, otherwise up to the age of four. It is very rare to remember beyond the age of three because at that moment your gestalt changed: you became focussed on matter, you started speaking a different language, you started becoming alien to your own being, you started being unnatural, patterned, so a rift, a great rift happened.

The child was natural, spontaneous, the child was living moment to moment, the child had an authenticity. He was never false, he was never untrue; he would never deceive anybody. He had no politics, he was not yet a politician; he had his original face.

By somewhere around the age of two to three he started wearing a mask, he became a human being. That is the fall Christians talk about. Up to that age he was part of god, he lived in the garden of eden.

Adam was expelled near about the age three. Every adam is expelled - and it is not the serpent who seduces him, it is the society. It is not the devil - it is the priest, the parent, the civilisation. It is the

collective mass that seduces every child. In the name of education, in the name of training, in the name of doing it for his own good, a great rift happens. Suddenly the whole dimension changes, the child is no more spontaneous. He starts feeling awkward, embarrassed, starts feeling shy, ashamed.

Mm? that is the story of Adam's expulsion - when he ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge, the first thing he remembered was that he was naked. He started feeling ashamed because he was naked.

Watch the day that a child starts feeling ashamed of his nakedness: that is the day that the rift is happening. That is the time when the child will fall from his divine innocence into human knowledge, into human calculation, human cleverness, cunningness. That is the meaning of the fruit of the tree of knowledge: the child has become a knower, now he knows.

And the most ancient meaning of the word 'know' is sexual. In the old books it is said 'Adam knew his wife.' The day a child becomes aware of his sexuality, knowledge has happened. The day a child recognises that he is a boy or she is a girl, or that he is meant to be a boy, meant to be a girl, this way and that, and starts thinking of himself as a sexual being, the child has entered into knowledge.

All knowledge starts with sexual knowledge, all knowledge is based on sexual knowledge, and then innocence is no more there.

I am saying this to you because sannyas means falling back into that innocence. again.

Sannyas means again entering into the garden of eden.

Sannyas means that we have known and recognised the fact that the society has corrupted us - now we will not allow the society to corrupt us any more. Now we will live out of innocence and not out of calculation.

That's what sannyas is all about, that now we will trust rather than doubting. Even if we are deceived, it is worth it - but we will trust! Even if a thousand and one times we are deceived, our trust will not be broken. Now we are going to stake everything on trust and with that stake.... It is a gamble, it is the most adventurous journey possible that a man can ever think of.

Once that stake is made clearly and consciously, once that commitment is made clearly and consciously, suddenly a change of gestalt. Again you are no more focussed on matter - you are unfocussed from matter and your focus changes towards god. It is a sudden illumination, a satori.

Sannyas has infinite significance. It is not a change only of the clothes - it is a change of your inner being. It is a new dimension entering into a new world - new in a sense because you have forgotten about it, otherwise it is the same old world that you were born in.

So this is just symbolic, the name, and I can see the possibility of the new gestalt arising very soon.

It is one of the most beautiful names I am giving to you.

Deva means divine, archan means prayer - a divine prayer. Prayer is something that you cannot do, but that you can be. It is not a question of doing, it is a question of being. A man can become

a prayer. Nobody can do prayer - what will you do? But one can become prayer, one can be prayer-full.

The idea that prayer can be done has misled people. It has created the sunday religion, that once a week you go to the church and do prayer and you are finished with religion. That's a very easy way to get rid of religion. You feel good: you have done the prayer, or at the most if you are very sincere, you can do it every night before you go to bed. You can just say a few ritualistic words which have been taught and which you have learned like a parrot. It is parrot-like, it is not prayer.

You can repeat it mechanically, fall into bed and go to sleep. You can finish it in a hurry, but it doesn't change your being, it doesn't change your style, it doesn't bring any light to your life, it does not create any love.

If this type of prayer was really creating love then the world would have been totally different: there would have been no Christian wars, Mohammedans would have been peaceful people, then Hindus would not have fought and killed. But that has not been the case.

Hindus and Mohammedans and Christians and all, they have been killing each other - and they are all people of prayer! They all go to the temple and to the mosque and to the church. In fact they fight because of the mosque, because of the church, because of the temple; they fight because they are people of prayer! This is absurd, this is patent nonsense - if any nonsense can be patent, this is it!

Prayer has not changed the world - that simply means that prayer has not existed yet. There have just been a few people sometimes, here and there, few and far between. Those few people have really been the solace of humankind, but their way of prayer is not of ritual, it is not parroting. They live it, they move into it, they breathe it!

So when I am giving you the name 'deva archan', it is an indication to be more prayerful.

Walking, walk prayerfully. Talking, talk prayerfully - because you are talking to a god! Listening to the wind passing through the trees, listen carefully - because you are listening to god. Listen prayerfully - because all is god, and all ground is holy ground, so each step has to be taken very very carefully, very lovingly, very respectfully. So whatsoever you do, do it prayerfully.

You are always in the temple - the whole earth is a church of god! We are never out of it anywhere; we are always in it.

This remembrance - -that god is everywhere - will change you.

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"You {non-Jews} resent us {Jews}, but you cannot
clearly say why... Not so many years ago I used to hear that we
were money-grubbers and commercial materialists; now the
complaint is being whispered around that no art and no
profession is safe from Jewish invasion...

We shirk our patriotic duty in war time because we are
pacifists by nature and tradition, and WE ARE THE ARCH-PLOTTERS
OF UNIVERSAL WARS AND THE CHIEF BENEFICIARIES OF THOSE WARS. We
are at once the founders and leading adherents of capitalism
and the chief perpetrators of the rebellion against capitalism.
Surely, history has nothing like us for versatility!...

You accuse us of stirring up revolution in Moscow. Suppose
we admit the charge. What of it?... You make much noise and fury
about undue Jewish influence in your theaters and movie
palaces. Very good; granted your complaint is well founded. But
WHAT IS THAT COMPARED TO OUR STAGGERING INFLUENCE IN YOUR
CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, YOUR LAWS AND YOUR GOVERNMENT, AND THE VERY
THOUGHTS YOU THINK EVERY DAY? ...'The Protocols of the Elders
of Zion' which shows that we plotted to bring on the late World
War. You believe that book. All right... we will underwrite every
word of it. It is genuine and authentic. But what is that
besides the unquestionable historical conspiracy which we have
carried out, which we never have denied because you never had
the courage to charge us with it, and of which the full record
is extant for anybody to read?

If you really are serious when you talk of Jewish plots,
may I not direct your attention to one worth talking about?
What use is it wasting words on the alleged control of your
public opinion by Jewish financiers, newspaper owners, and
movie magnates, when you might as well also justly accuse us of
the proved control of your whole civilization...

You have not begun to appreciate the real depth of our
guilt. WE ARE INTRUDERS. WEARE SUBVERTERS. We have taken your
natural world, your ideals, your destiny, and have played havoc
with them. WE {Jews} HAVE BEEN AT THE BOTTOM OF NOT MERELY OF
THE LATEST WAR {WWI} BUT OF NEARLY ALL YOUR WARS, NOT ONLY OF
THE RUSSIAN BUT OF EVERY OTHER MAJOR REVOLUTION IN YOUR
HISTORY. We have brought discord and confusion and frustration
into your personal and public life. WE ARE STILL DOING IT. No
one can tell how long we shall go on doing it... Who knows what
great and glorious destiny might have been yours if we had left
you alone.

But we did not leave you alone. We took you in hand and
pulled down the beautiful and generous structure you had
reared, and changed the whole course of your history. WE
CONQUERED YOU as no empire of yours ever subjugated Africa or
Asia. And we did it solely by the irresistible might of our
spirit, with ideas, with propaganda...

Take the three principal revolutions in modern times, the
French, the American and Russian. What are they but the triumph
of the Jewish idea of social, political and economic justice?
And the end is still a long way off. WE STILL DOMINATE YOU...

Is it any wonder you resent us? We have put a clog upon your
progress. We have imposed upon you an alien book {Scofield
Bible} and alien faith {Judeo-Christianity, a false Christianity}
which is at cross-purposes with your native spirit, which keeps
you everlastingly ill-at-ease, and which you lack the spirit
either to reject or to accept in full...

We have merely divided your soul, confused your impulses,
paralyzed your desires...

So why should you not resent us? If we were in your place
we should probably dislike you more cordially than you do us.
But we should make no bones about telling you why... You
Christians worry and complain about the Jew's influence in your
civilization. We are, you say, an international people, a
compact minority in your midst, with traditions, interests,
aspirations and objectives distinct from your own. And you
declare that this state of affairs is a measure of your orderly
development; it muddles your destiny. I do not altogether see
the danger. Your world has always been ruled by minorities; and
it seems to me a matter of indifference what remote origin and
professed creed of the governing clique is. THE INFLUENCE, on
the other hand, IS certainly THERE, and IT IS VASTLY GREATER
AND MORE INSIDIOUS THAN YOU APPEAR TO REALIZE...

That is what puzzles and amuses and sometimes exasperates
us about your game of Jew- baiting. It sounds so portentous. You
go about whispering terrifyingly of the hand of the Jew in this
and that and the other thing. It makes us quake. WE ARE
CONSCIOUS OF THE INJURY WE DID WHEN WE IMPOSED UPON YOU OUR
ALIEN FAITH AND TRADITIONS. And then you specify and talk
vaguely of Jewish financiers and Jewish motion picture
promoters, and our terror dissolves in laughter. The Gentiles,
we see with relief, WILL NEVER KNOW THE REAL BLACKNESS OF OUR
CRIMES...

You call us subversive, agitators, revolution mongers. IT
IS THE TRUTH, and I cower at your discovery... We undoubtedly
had a sizable finger in the Lutheran Rebellion, and IT IS
simply A FACT THAT WE WERE THE PRIME MOVERS IN THE BOURGEOIS
DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONS OF THE CENTURY BEFORE LAST, BOTH IN
FRANCE AND AMERICA. If we were not, we did not know our own
interests. The Republican revolutions of the 18th Century freed
us of our age-long political and social disabilities. They
benefited us... You go on rattling of Jewish conspiracies and
cite as instances the Great War and the Russian Revolution! Can
you wonder that we Jews have always taken your
anti-Semitesrather lightly, as long as they did not resort to
violence?"

(Marcus Eli Ravage (Big Destruction Hammer of God),
member of the staff of the New York Tribune,
"A Real Case Against the Jews," in Century Magazine,
January-February, 1928).