A CIRCLE SEEMS TO BE COMPLETE. I FEEL MYSELF ARRIVING AT A PLACE I HAD LEFT IN MY CHILDHOOD, LIVING AN INNOCENT, POETIC, ECSTATIC LIFE. THE WHOLE UNIVERSE WAS MY FAMILY. THEN -- FIRST OUT OF TRUST, THEN OUT OF FEAR -- I ALLOWED SOCIETY TO TAKE OVER. NOW ALL HAS PEELED OFF. I HAVE WALKED THROUGH THE PAIN, THE FEAR IS GONE, THE AMBITION IS GONE. KNOWING ABOUT THIS WHOLE JOURNEY WITH OPEN EYES I AM SITTING UNDER THE SKY
DRINKING THE SWEET SPLENDOR; DAY AND NIGHT. OSHO, THERE SEEMS TO BE NO DARKNESS, NO END, SOMETIMES NOT EVEN ME.
Deva Pratito, it rarely happens that one attains his childhood again. It should happen more. It should happen to everybody because without its happening, your life remains incomplete.
You go on missing something -- something that you had known but you have forgotten -- a faded memory, a lost remembrance. And the gap is not only a gap, it is a wound. It hurts, because you had brought something with your birth into the world and you have lost it somewhere. And it seems impossible to find it in this crowded universe. But unless it happens, your life has been in vain, a misery, a suffering, a futile longing, a meaningless desire, a thirst that you know cannot be quenched.
Deva Pratito, you are blessed. And remember always to pray to the existence that everybody should be blessed in the same way.
You are saying, "A circle seems to be complete." It is complete -- don't say it seems to be complete. "I feel myself arriving at a place I had left in my childhood, living an innocent, poetic, ecstatic life. The whole universe was my family. Then -- first out of trust and then out of fear -- I allowed society to take over."
This is the greatest crime that society commits against every child. No other crime can be greater than this. To spoil a child's trust is to spoil his whole life because trust is so valuable that the moment you lose trust, you also lose your contact with your own being.
Trust is the bridge between you and existence. Trust is the purest form of love, and once trust is lost, love also becomes impossible.
But every child's trust is being exploited.