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Immaturity makes a man accidental; maturity gives man a direction…OSHO

Immaturity makes a man accidental; maturity gives man a direction...

 

Yes, I say be spontaneous, but I don't mean be unconscious.

 

I mean be alert and spontaneous. By 'being spontaneous' you immediately understand to become a driftwood; so whatsoever happens, whatsoever and wheresoever the mind leads you, you are led by it. You become accidental.

 

Immaturity makes a man accidental; maturity gives man a direction.

 

Maturity comes from a Latin root, MATURAS, which means: to be ripe.

 

A fruit is mature when the fruit is ripe, when it has become sweet and is ready to be digested, can be eaten, can become part of anybody's life. A mature person is one who has come to know what love is, and love has made him sweet.

 

 Be spontaneous, but you can be spontaneous only when you are very aware. Otherwise you will become an accident — one moment going to the north, another moment going to the south. You will lose all direction. A spontaneous man is ready to respond to each moment.

 

Sometimes some may see that he is moving to the north, and sometimes others may see that he is moving to the south, but his inner direction remains absolutely certain. His inner direction remains arrowed. He may have to adjust to circumstances, but once adjusted, he again gains energy, momentum, and starts moving towards his direction. He has a feel for the direction, but that feel comes only when you are very, very alert.

 

OSHO



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