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A Buddha is a Buddha, whether asleep or awake.You are exactly the same as I am……

A Buddha is a Buddha, whether asleep or awake.You are exactly the same as I am......

 

A religious man is one who sees that he is ordinary. A religious man is one who sees that he is exactly the same as others, and he does not pretend to be special — because the very idea that "I am special" is foolish; the very idea that "I am the chosen one" is egoistic. And a religious man cannot claim that — a religious man has no claim.

 

He simply accepts and he realises that he is a part of this cosmos as you are a part of this cosmos. He never puts himself above you. This is his superiority, that he never puts himself above you. This is his 'aboveness', that he never thinks that he is extraordinary or special in some way. He never carries the attitude of 'holier than thou'. He knows that you are also gods and goddesses. Maybe you don't recognize it — that's the only difference.

 

The difference between me and you is only one: I recognize who I am; you don't recognize — but there is no other difference. You are exactly the same as I am. You are a Buddha asleep, but there is no question about any difference.

 

A Buddha is a Buddha, whether asleep or awake. You may not have come across your divineness, you may not have tried, you may not have opened the door of your inner treasures, but the treasure exists. You may think that you are not special and I am special, but how can I think the same way? You may think that — it is natural.

 

OSHO

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