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GFP Newsletter - 6/4/2018

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I am purposeless. And my whole philosophy of life is to enjoy purposelessness - beauty for beauty's sake, truth for truth's sake, love for love's sake. The man who is always thinking of purposes, even if he loves, it has some purpose behind it.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 6/3/2018

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Purpose is a very mundane thing - machines have purposes, the electricity has purpose, and the effort of the society is always to reduce human beings also to a purpose. From my very childhood I have been criticized by my elders, my teachers, my professors for a simple reason - they used to ask me, "What are you going to become?"

But I said, "Why should I become, I am already whatever I am; becoming means going away from being. The people who become lose their being, lose their home. I am perfectly at home."

My elders used to say, "You are good for nothing."

I said, "That is perfectly right, everybody should be good for nothing - then life will be just a blissful dance. You never ask the rose flower, 'What is your purpose? Why are you dancing in the wind? Why are you so beautiful? Why are you spreading your fragrance? What is the purpose? What are you going to gain? How much is it going to help your bank account?'"

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 6/2/2018

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Your so-called saints are all fulfilling your expectations. It is a very strange game - they are worshiped, but the reason for their worship is that they fulfill your expectations. By fulfilling your expectations they have shown clearly that they don't have their own individuality, they don't have their own consciousness, they don't have their own style of life. Just for the sake of respectability they are ready to follow those who are their followers, and this game is being continued all over the world.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 6/1/2018

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Rarely have there been people with such clarity like Gautam Buddha, knowing that it is better that people search for a living master rather than worship a dead statue. But people find it easier to worship a dead statue than to be in love with a living master, because to be in love with a living master is always risky, dangerous. You cannot rely.... The living master is a changing phenomenon; you never know what turn he is going to take tomorrow, and you cannot dominate him.

People try... hundreds of people have tried even with me, with all good intentions - what I should say, what I should not say. Their ignorance is such that they don't understand that if they are wiser than me, then why are they following me? They are my followers, advising me - what I should say and what I should not say, what I should do and what I should not do. They have come to me to be transformed and they are trying in every way to transform me!

Naturally, by and by, these people disappear, but with a dead master they are perfectly at ease.

When they say to the dead master, "Lie down," the dead master lies down, "Sit up," the dead master sits up, "Now it is time to take your food, now it is time for worship...." The dead master is just a toy in their hands. Whatever you want to do with Gautam Buddha as a statue, you can do.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 5/31/2018

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When two consciousnesses meet the joy is infinite, and the joy is forever - there is no separation. Once two consciousnesses meet, they meet for eternity. This seed, this longing, everybody is carrying within himself.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 5/30/2018

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Grace belongs to the natural human being who has dropped all kinds of conditionings - Christian, Hindu, Mohammedan, Jewish - and who lives not bothering to be in tune with the society, but in tune with existence. Then the music of existence flows through him, then the fragrance of existence surrounds him. It is not something to be cultivated, it is something you are born with; just give it an opportunity to grow.

Don't hinder its progress. Have you ever seen any deer which is not graceful? Have you seen any eagle which is not graceful? It is only man who has to cultivate it.

It is strange, because man is the highest part of existence which has evolved consciousness. Grace will come just like a shadow; you don't have to cultivate it. Anything cultivated is going to be phoney.

Only something natural that arises from your very being is going to be authentic, sincere, honest.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 5/29/2018

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A simple man, contented with his ordinariness, joyful just as he is, accepting him self and all that he has without any judgment - with a deep feeling of suchness that this is how existence wants me to be - is the only cultured man, because he will have a grace and a beauty which these people who are trying to become somebody cannot have.

You can have grace only if you relax in whatever you are. The roses have culture, because they are not competing with the lotuses. Even the smallest blade of grass has a grace and beauty, because there is no competition. It is not worried about why it has not been made a rose bush. It is utterly satisfied with being itself.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 5/28/2018

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Culture to me is the grace that comes to anybody who is being natural. Culture is neither Indian nor Eastern nor Western. The things that are called Eastern culture, Western culture, Indian culture are all phony; they are a kind of deception. How can culture be Indian or American or Russian? Culture is the radiance of a natural man, his graceful behavior, his effortless naturalness.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 5/27/2018

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Be natural. You don't have to be Christians, you don't have to be Hindus, you don't have to be Mohammedans - these are all ways of creating difficulties - you have to be just natural like trees and birds and animals. Become part of this relaxed universe - so relaxed that you forget all about easiness and you forget all about rightness. To me, this is enlightenment.

-Rajneesh

GFP Newsletter - 5/26/2018

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It is a very strange world in which we are living. Here criminals are rulers, here criminals are politicians, here criminals become presidents, vice presidents, prime ministers, because except the criminal, who wants power? An authentic human being wants peace, wants love, wants to be left alone, wants freedom to be himself. The very idea of dominating others is criminal.

-Rajneesh

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