A Mad World – March 29 2015
“I say to you: if you can go deeper into it you will be certainly mad in the same sense that Gautam Buddha is mad, Socrates is mad. These people are not really mad, they alone are sane but they are in a mad world.”
“And they are in such a minority that only after millions of people does there come a point when somebody becomes enlightened. He is so alone. And the whole world is not ready to accept anything that has not been happening to them… and naturally they are in a majority. And this man – Gautam Buddha or Mahavira or Bodhidharma – is trying to say that he has achieved something which you have not achieved. It hurts your ego, it annoys people, it irritates people because it brings the question clearly into their focus: “Is there life, a sane life?” They know life is not sane, but where to find the sanity?” - Osho “Sermons in Stones” pg. 185
When you are on the path towards enlightenment, do not be afraid. The world may condemn you, the world may say you are wrong, but in your heart you know that it is the right path, simply follow your heart. The majority will never the on the right path, it is impossible. The majority will always be unconscious, only the minority can be conscious. The majority will follow rules, laws, and scriptures. Rules are always easier to follow than to seek for truth within oneself. Very few will seek for the truth and follow their hearts. An awakened man will always be condemned by the masses, it is inevitable. Accept this and develop the courage to not allow the opinions of others to distract you from the Way.