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Once you accept a book as holy, there is no question of any argument…OSHO

Once you accept a book as holy, there is no question of any argument...

There are no holy books, there are only books well written or not well written.

Yes, there are masterpieces, but none of the so-called holy books comes into the category of a masterpiece.

I want to insist on that fact too: that not only are they not holy, according to human standards they are not even masterpieces.

For example, Mikhail Naimy's book, The Book of Mirdad, or Kahlil Gibran's book, The Prophet, or Rabindranath's book, Gitanjali, or Fyodor Dostoevsky's book, Brothers Karamazov — these are masterpieces.

None of the holy books — the Vedas, the Gita, the Koran, The Bible, the Torah — no holy book even comes near to these masterpieces.

So they are not only not holy, they are not even worth calling masterpieces.

But each religion insists — because its whole business depends on that insistence — the book has to be holy, otherwise who is going to listen?

And the book decides what you have to do, what you have not to do. It takes all responsibility off your shoulders.

It relieves you of being a responsible person in your own right. It dictates to you, and it does not allow you to argue, because you cannot argue with God.

Once you accept a book as holy, there is no question of any argument. You have to accept whatsoever is said in it.

OSHO
From Unconciousness to Consciousness
Chapter #17

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