‘Respect’ is an ugly word; it has more letters than four, but actually it is a four-letter word….OSHO
'Respect' is an ugly word; it has more letters than four, but actually it is a four-letter word.
Respect is bound to be ugly in two ways:
if you respect somebody you degrade yourself into inferiority;
unless you start feeling inferior to somebody you cannot respect them.
Hence all your saints go on condemning you; unless you are condemned they cannot be respected.
The respect from your side is dependent on the condemnation from their side. They call you sinners, only then can you call them saints. They condemn everything that you do: your eating, your drinking, your living….
Your whole life, in every minute detail, has to be condemned. All that is natural has to be condemned; then their unnatural lives become very respectable.
All the saints — the so-called saints I mean — have been condemning humanity down the ages. And, slowly slowly, hearing for centuries that you are sinners you have become sinners.
They have conditioned you into such inferiority that it has almost become a reality. You have started fulfilling what they have been saying about you.?