Your Own Experience
“Are you sure that the one whose words you are taking in, whose knowledge you are imbibing, is authentic? You have no way to find out. You have no criterion to judge the true from the false. The only real test is when you have your own experience, but then you have no further need to listen to anyone else.” – Osho “The True Name” – pg. 467
With your own experience, you will know what is true and what is false. I connect so much with Osho’s teachings because his teachings are truths that I have realized within and it’s the same with Bruce Lee. They have laid the groundwork of sharing their teachings. Bruce was the first and probably last Asian American to break into Hollywood as a respectable actor, there is no need to do it again, simply promote his teachings, his books, his movies. Osho had worked for many years and have built a great following, he has thousands of hours of lectures and hundreds of books published, I simply need to promote his work. I can create my own, but to build a following the way Osho and Bruce had built a following is an enormous task at hand, if it cannot be done, then simply promote the teachings of those who have already built the foundation.
When a sage is living, people tend to not listen. After they pass away, then they listen. That is why it is beneficial to refer to the teachings of sages that have already passed. Buddha, Osho, Lao-tzu, Bruce Lee. You will not need to listen to anyone when you know, but when you know and you wish to share to others, others tend to only want to listen to those who have passed, that is why quoting the works of those who have passed serves to be very beneficial towards the growth of humanity.