The caterpillar might be said to be unaware that it may become a butterfly…..OSHO
You have to approach the Master with great love, with great trust, with an open heart.
You are not aware who you are.
He is aware who he is, he is aware who you are.
The caterpillar might be said to be unaware that it may become a butterfly.
You are caterpillars — BODHISATTVAS.
All caterpillars are Bodhisattvas and all BODHISATTVAS are caterpillars.
A BODHISATTVA means one who can become a butterfly, who can become a Buddha, who is a Buddha in the seed, in essence. But how can the caterpillar be aware that he can become a butterfly?
The only way is to commune with butterflies, to see butterflies moving in the wind, in the sun. Seeing them soaring high, seeing them moving from one flower to another flower, seeing their beauty, their color, maybe a deep desire, a longing arises in the caterpillar: "Can I also be the same?"
In that very moment the caterpillar has started awakening, a process has been triggered.The Master/disciple relationship is the relationship between a caterpillar and a butterfly, a friendship between a caterpillar and a butterfly. the butterfly cannot prove that the caterpillar can become a butterfly; there is no logical way. But the butterfly can provoke a longing in the caterpillar — that is possible.
The Master helps you to reach your own experience. He does not give you the Vedas, the Koran, the Bible; he throws you to yourself. He makes you aware of your inner sources. He makes you aware of your own juice, of your own godliness.
He liberates you from the scriptures. He liberates you from the interpretations of others. He liberates you from all belief. He liberates you from all speculation, from all guesswork. He liberates you from philosophy and from religion and from theology. He liberates you, in short, from the world of words — because the word is the problem.
You become so much obsessed with the word "love" that you forget that love is an experience, not a word.
You become so obsessed with the word "God" that you forget that God is an experience, not a word.
The word "God" is not God, and the word "fire" is not fire, and the word "love" is not love either.
The Master liberates you from words, he liberates you from all kinds of imaginative philosophies.
He brings you to a state of wordless silence.
The failure of religion and philosophy is that they all become substitutes for real experience. Beware of it!