The tree is always ready to give you shelter, its shadow, its fruits, its flowers, its fragrance…OSHO
If I say to somebody, "First go and become WORTHY of sannyas, then come to me,
" that means that if he can become worthy of sannyas by his own effort,
then why cannot he become a sannyasin by himself? What is the need for him to come to ME?
He needs help, and anybody who ASKS for help should be given help,
and it should be given unconditionally.
There is a beautiful statement of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the greatest Sufi masters ever.
Take it to your heart.
COME, COME, WHOEVER YOU ARE;
WANDERER, WORSHIPPER, LOVER OF LEARNING…
IT DOES NOT MATTER.
OURS IS NOT A CARAVAN OF DESPAIR.
COME, EVEN IF YOU HAVE BROKEN YOUR VOW
A THOUSAND TIMES.
COME, COME, YET AGAIN COME.
COME, COME, WHOEVER YOU ARE…sinner, unconscious, living a life which is not glorious, divine, meaningful; living a life which has no poetry, no joy, a life of hell…. Whosoever you are, Mevlana says, "Come, I am ready to receive you. Be my guest!"
The master is a host; he refuses nobody. True masters never refuse anybody. They cannot.
If THEY start refusing people, then there is no hope.
If you go under a tree, a shady tree — tired of your journey and the burning sun on your head —
and the tree refuses you, it does not give you refuge, it does not shelter you…?
It does not happen at all.
The tree is always ready to give you shelter, its shadow, its fruits, its flowers, its fragrance.