just relax and enjoy….OSHO
BEFORE MEETING YOU AND TAKING SANNYAS IN 1980, I USED TO ACHIEVE WHATSOEVER TARGETS AND GOALS I MADE. BUT SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN RELAXING AT THE PLATFORM, WAITING FOR THE WHISTLE OF THE INCOMING TRAIN. RELAXING AND WAITING HAS INCREASED TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT SOMETIMES DURING YOUR DISCOURSES THE SOUND OF MY OWN SNORING MAKES ME GET UP, FEELING AS IF THE TRAIN HAS ARRIVED — BUT THE TRAIN NEVER ARRIVES.
BELOVED MASTER, WHAT NEXT?
Learn to snore totally.
This is not right — that your own snoring wakes you up.
Be a real authentic snorer, so that it wakes up everybody but you.
Snoring is an art.
And as far as the platform is concerned, you are not on the platform. You are sleeping on the train. So no need to worry. The train is taking you; that's why you don't hear the whistles of incoming trains.
Snore fully, sleep well; the train is going fast.
This is one of the problems for those who in their life have been achievers — whatever they wanted, they achieved; whatever the target, whatever the goal, they managed it.
But enlightenment is not a goal.
And God is not an achievement.
God is your very reality. All that you need is to relax completely. That's why I am saying snore perfectly. This getting up again and again and watching whether the train is coming in or not unnecessarily disturbs your sleep, disturbs your relaxation.
My sannyasins are not goal oriented.
My whole approach is that of let-go; it is not of effort. You just relax and enjoy. Even in the discourse sleeping is not prohibited, nor is snoring prohibited.
Just snore a little musically so everybody can enjoy it.
You do not have to do anything — so don't ask what next. You just have to relax so totally that you can feel your being in its ultimate glory, its blissfulness and benediction.
I am telling you that you are already where you want to be, you are already that which you are thinking to become.
Becoming is a disease.
You are a being. You are not to become anything. But because in your whole life you have been a hard worker, achieving everything that you wanted, it is just the old habit that makes meditation also an effort, enlightenment also a goal, God also somewhere else.
In this wide world, why do so many people go on missing? And why do only so few people realize the truth, the beauty, the bliss? The reason is simple: everybody is thinking in terms of goals. And those who are thinking in terms of goals are going to fail — because it is not a goal. It is already within you. So the more you run to get it, the farther you go away from it.
Coming to oneself is not a journey; it is just renouncing all effort, all goals, all becoming. Just start enjoying wherever you are whatever you are. This is the most simple thing but it appears very difficult because we have been trained for goals.
There is nothing that you have to do.
All that is needed is for you to sit silently doing nothing — the spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.
Naturally, the grass never gives any whistles, it simply grows; it is not a railway station.
And the grass is growing.
But if you see it every day, you will not feel that it is growing.
You are all growing. You will realize it only when the growth has come to such an explosion that you cannot conceive that it is possible without growth. You are growing every day — from a child you become young, from being young you become old; but you cannot find the point at which you started becoming young, at what point you started becoming old — because you are so close to your growth and it happens slowly every day.
Being close to me, you are not aware of the fact that you are no more part of the world in which you are living. Superficially you are living in the same world, but deep down you have entered a different world with me — a world of no effort, a world of non-doing, a world of no goal, a world of isness, of here, of now.