Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The whole thing is extract from Unconsciousness to Consciousness from Osho.
The golden rule for life is that there are no golden rules.
Life is so vast. Anybody living according to a rule is destroying himself, poisoning himself. Once I have passed a bridge I want to destroy it, so that I cannot go back.
In life there are always alternatives. You are always at a crossroad, always and always. Each moment is a crossroad.
Now, if you choose the comfortable, the convenient, then you will never be able to live intensely. Be away from well trodden path. The comfortable, the convenient, the conventional, of which the society approves, means that you are ready to become a psychological slave. That’s why all this convenience.
Living dangerously means whenever there are alternatives, beware: don’t choose the convenient, the comfortable, the respectable, the socially acceptable, the honorable. Choose something that rings a bell in your heart.
The society will give you everything, if you give your freedom to it. But you have to drop one thing: your freedom, your individuality. You have to become a number in the crowd. The crowd hates the person who is not part of it. The crowd becomes very tense seeing a stranger amongst it, because the stranger becomes a question mark.
The real man would always say, ‘This is what is appealing to me, and I am going to do it.’ Then whatever happens is welcome. He will never regret. A real man never regrets, never repents, because he has never done anything against himself.
Living dangerously means: don’t put such stupid conditions between you and life like comfort, convenience, respectability. Drop all these things, and allow life to happen to you, and go with it without bothering whether you are on the highway or not, without bothering where you are going to end.

1 comment:

  1. To take a decision to follow inconvenient, uncomfortable,irrespectable, socially unacceptable, and not honorable ways to guide your life is some thing to seriously think about