Watch who you are listening to. Watch who you are reading. ….OSHO
Watch who you are listening to. Watch who you are reading.
I have known so many books on meditation written by people who know nothing of meditation. They have come to me to ask about meditation, and when they came to ask I was puzzled.
I asked, "But I have read your book. You have written such a beautiful book on meditation!"
They said, "Yes, it has sold well and we have earned much, but as far as meditation is concerned, we have not done it at all."
I asked them, "How have you written such beautiful books?"
They said, "Reading other books."
All that you need is good scissors and glue, and you can write a book on anything! Just collect fifty books, go on cutting relevant pieces and glueing them, and a new book is created. That's how all kinds of absurdities go on.
New books go on appearing on each subject.
There are so many books on meditation that if so many people were meditating this world would be a paradise! So many books on yoga, so many books on God, so many books on Christ, Buddha, Mahavira!
If people knew Buddha, Mahavira, Christ, Mohammed, so well, this world couldn't be in such ugly shape. But they don't know. They are knowledgeable, certainly, but their knowledge is mechanical. They have read — because they can understand language — but they have not experienced anything.
And religion is basically experience. It is an experiment with your own subjectivity. It is a journey inwards. It is a penetration into your own interiority.