The master wrote a poem saying that if he were able he would have given the man the moon. Sitting under the moon that night, naked, he enjoyed the moon more than ever before.
Life is always available – and more than you can enjoy, and you always have more than you can give. The very idea of clinging makes you poor, miserable.
Veetraga means a mind that is not clinging to anything, unattached. It moves through the world untouched. In India we use the symbol of the lotus flower for Veetraga. It remains in the water but untouched, always above the water.
Members of the Enlightenment Intensive group come to speak with Osho tonight.
The most honest and the most deeply felt realization at the end of it for me is that I am the body that has carried me around for twenty-nine years, and the brain and the mind – and it’s there. I’m afraid I’m not ready yet to realize anything deeper…. I had a few flashes but there was always the mind coming in. But it was a nice thought at the time. It was a good group, and when I come back I’d like to do it again, and maybe I can get more out of it.
You can get more and more. It has been good; as far as it goes, it has been good.
It always starts with glimpses, and it is good that it does; a sudden opening of the sky will be too much, unbearable. One can sometimes go mad if the realization happens too suddenly. So we make every effort so that it doesn’t happen too suddenly. I have to look to that too. Sometimes you can be foolish enough to go into it too suddenly, and then it can be dangerous because it will be too much for you; you will not be able to absorb it. The question is not of realization, but how to digest it by and by, so it is not an experience but becomes your being.
If it is an experience it will come and go; it will remain a glimpse. No experience can remain permanent – only your being can be permanent. It has been good, and by and by, slowly…
And don’t be greedy about inner matters. It is bad even in outward matters and very bad in inward matters. It is not so dangerous when you are greedy about money and power and prestige, because those things are just futile, and whether you are greedy or not does not make much difference. But greed inside, when you move on the inward path, can be very dangerous… many people have gone almost mad. It can be too dazzling to their eyes and they can go blind.