Words are only containers, not the content….OSHO
EVER SINCE I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU LISTENING, LISTENING, I WAS NEVER ABLE TO REMEMBER ANYTHING YOU SAID. AS SO OFTEN BEFORE, YOU ARE SPEAKING FROM MY OWN HEART, BUT THE MOMENT THE WORDS ARE HEARD, THEY ARE FORGOTTEN TOO.
CAN YOU PLEASE SAY SOMETHING? AM I NOT REALLY LISTENING?
It is perfectly good. It is as it should be, because this is not a kindergarten school where you have to remember every word spoken by me.
Here the emphasis is not on remembering; the emphasis is on listening. If you have listened in silence, then whatever is significant will be absorbed by the heart. You may forget the words….
Words are only containers, not the content. The content will be absorbed in the heart, and the containers have to be thrown away. You cannot carry all the containers always.
Listen perfectly. Never bother about remembering — because that is a disturbance. Doing the two things together, then one starts taking notes — if not visibly, then inside in the mind. No, don't create disturbance; just listen. If something is true, your heart will simply absorb it.
And the heart has no memory system.
The memory system is in the head.
But whatever the heart absorbs will be changing your actions, will be changing your behavior, will be changing you. It will bring a transformation.
It will not bring you knowledge, it will bring you transformation. It will make you a new man.
So don't be worried about memory at all.