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I Leave You My Dream

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On Thursday, January 18, 1990, the White Robe Brotherhood gathered for their evening meditation in Gautama the Buddha Auditorium at Osho Commune in Poona, India. Osho's body was in such pain that he was unable to come to the Hall to greet the assembly. But he requested that the meditation continue at the usual time and said that he would be meditating with his people from his room. On the following night, Friday, January 19, 1990, when the assembly had gathered, Osho's personal physician announced that Osho had left his body at 5.00 pm in the afternoon and that, in accordance with his wishes, the body would be brought to the Auditorium that evening and then taken to be cremated. This is a record of the events that followed. It has been always a great moment in the lives of disciples when the master leaves the body. And, it is possible, because, the master can know when he is going to leave the body. He can collect all those who have been his fellow travellers searching, moving in the same way. Now, that he is leaving, he would like to give you his last gift. As he opens his wings towards the other world, you will feel the breeze which is incomparable. There is nothing in life to which it can be compared. It is sheer joy; so pure that even to have a little taste of it is enough to transform your whole life. We asked him how he wished to celebrate his death. And, he said, "You just take me to Buddha Hall for ten minutes. And, then take me off to the burning ghats. He said that his samadhi would be in Chuang Tzu. There are many other things that he said that we'll let you know. But, for now, let me just say it to you that in death he was just as you would have expected — incredible. And, when I started crying, he looked at me and said, "No, no. That's not the way!" He looked into Jayesh's eyes and he said, "I leave you my dream." So, let's give our beloved master the send-off in death that's appropriate for someone who's lived his life as fully as any man ever has. To be with a buddha, to live with a buddha, to be showered by his love is a blessing. But the greatest blessing is to be present when a buddha dies. You can simply ride on that energy. You can simply take a quantum leap with that energy, because buddha disappearing... and, if your love is great, and your connection is deep, it is bound to happen. If you allow total trust to happen, then you can move with me in my death too. Then the death of the master is the most liberating experience that has ever happened on this Earth. And it's high time to dance, and it's high time to dance, it's high time to dance so wake up and dance the universe is singing a song, the universe is dancing along, the universe is singing on a day like this... You remember... when I am gone you are not going to lose anything. Perhaps you may gain something of which you are absolutely unaware. When I am gone, where can I go? I will be here; in the winds, in the ocean. And, if you have loved me, if you have trusted me, you will feel me in thousand and one ways, in your silent moments, suddenly, you will feel my presence. Once I am unembodied, my consciousness is universal. Then you need not seek and search for me. Wherever you are, your thirst, your love... and, you will find me in your very heart, in your very heart beats. Don't be afraid, worried that if I am gone, then what will happen to my words. I will not be gone before I have sown the seeds in you of those words. The day I go your responsibility becomes greater to live, to live me, to become me. My leaving the body will be a challenge for you that now... that I have left one body, I can be in all of your bodies. And, I am absolutely certain, utterly happy that I have got the right people who are going to be my my books, my temples, my synagogues. It all depends on you, because, who is going to spread me all over the world? I am an incurable dreamer. No miracle ever happens unless you make it happen. I want this ashram to be the first synthesis between religiousness and scientific approach to life. This will fulfill my dream that the inner and outer of man are not separate. When I am saying this is going to happen, I am not saying it. I am simply a vehicle to the existence. I know perfectly well — when it comes from my absolute nothingness, it is a message from existence itself; it is going to happen. Nobody can prevent it. And, this is the only hope for the new man and the new humanity. JANUARY 20th 1990 As you know, over the last few days, Osho's body has been becoming noticeably weaker. What you may not know is that he is also been in considerable pain. By the night of 18th, the pain in his legs were so severe he was not even able to come out and stand on the podium with us. Over that night, he became weaker and weaker. Every movement of the body was obviously agonizing. Yesterday morning, I noticed that his pulse was also weak, and slightly irregular. I said I thought he was dying. He nodded. I asked him if we could call the cardiologist, and prepare for cardiac resuscitation. He said, "No. Just let me go. Existence decides its timing." I was helping him to the bathroom when he said, "And, you put wall to wall carpet in here... just like this bath mat." Then he insisted on walking over to his chair. He sat down and made arrangements for the few items that he has in his room. "Who should this go to?" he said, pointing to his small stereo. "It's audio? Nirupa would like it?" Nirupa has cleaned his room for so many years. And, then he went carefully around the room, and left instructions for every item. "Those you take out," he said, pointing to the dehumidifiers which he had found too noisy recently. "And, always make sure one air conditioner is on," he continued. It was incredible. Very simply, in a very matter-of-fact and precise way, he looked at everything. He was so relaxed as if he was just going for the weekend. I sat on the bed. He sat on the bed. And, I sat next to him, and I asked him, "What we should do for his samadhi?" "You just put my ashes in Chuang Tzu, under the bed. And, then people can come in and meditate there," he said. "And, what about this room?" I asked. "This would be good for the samadhi?" "No," I said, "Chuang Tzu would be beautiful." I said we would like to keep his present bedroom as it is. "So you make it nice," he said. And, then he said he would like it to be remarbled. "And what about the celebration," I asked. "Just take me to Buddha Hall for ten minutes," he said, "And, then take me to the burning ghats. And put my hat and socks on, before you take my body." I asked him what I should say to you all. He said to tell you that since his days in the marshal's cell in Charlotte, North Carolina, in America, his body has been deteriorating. He said that in Oklahoma jail, they poisoned him with thallium and exposed him to radiation, which we only came to know when the medical experts were consulted. He said they had poisoned him in such a way that would leave no proof. "My crippled body is the work of the christian fundamentalists in the United States Government," he said. He said that he had kept his pain to himself. "But living in this body has become a hell." He laid down and rested again. I went and told Jayesh what was happening and that Osho was obviously leaving his body. When Osho called again, I told him Jayesh was here. And he said for Jayesh to come in. We sat on the bed, and he gave us his final words. "Never speak of me in the past tense," he said, "my presence here would be many times greater without the burden of my tortured body. Remind my people that they would feel much, much more... they will know immediately." At one point I was holding his hand, and I started to cry. He looked at me, almost sternly. "No, no," he said, "that is not the way." I immediately stopped, and he just smiled beautifully. Osho then spoke to Jayesh, and talked about how he wanted the expansion of the work to continue. He said that now he was leaving his body, many more people would come, many more people's interest would show, and his work would expand incredibly beyond our ideas. Then he said, "I leave you my dream." Then he whispered so quietly that Jayesh had to put his ear very close to him, and Osho said, "And remember, Anando is my messenger." Then he paused and said, "No, Anando will be my medium." At that point, Jayesh moved to one side, and Osho said to me, "Medium would be the right word?" I hadn't heard what had preceded it, so I didn't understand. "Meeting?" I said. "No," he replied, "For Anando, medium — she will be my medium." He then laid back quietly, and we sat with him, while I held his pulse. Slowly, it faded. When I could hardly feel it, I said to him, "Osho, I think this is it." He just nodded gently, and closed his eyes for the last time. Osho has given some very specific guidance for his work and how it should continue. About nine months ago, Osho formed the Inner Circle — a group of sannyasins now numbering twenty. Osho said he would have no successor. The Inner Circle would be his successor. The function of the Inner Circle is in Osho's words, "To reach unanimous decisions about the continued function and expansion of the commune and Osho's work.” Anando is preparing a full account of Osho's guidance and the workings of this group, and who is in it. It will be available for you all to read tomorrow. We are preparing in the next OSHO Times all that Osho said about what will happen when he leaves his body. I have two of these beautiful pieces for you. Ten years ago, in answer to the question, "What happens when you leave your body?" He replied, "I will be dissolved in my people. Just as you can taste the sea from any place, and it is salty, you will be able to taste any of my sannyasins, and you would find the same taste... the taste of the Blessed One." "I am preparing my people to live joyously, ecstatically. So, when I am not in my body, it won't make any difference to them. They will still live in the same way, and may be my death will bring them more intensity." About six months ago, he responded to a question from Italian TV about what would happen after his death, by saying, "I believe and trust absolutely in existence. If there is any truth in what I am saying, it will survive. The people who remain interested in my work will be simply carrying the torch, but not imposing anything on anyone, either by sword or bread. I will remain a source of inspiration to my people. And, that is what most sannyasins will feel. I want them to grow on their own, qualities like love, around which no church can be created, like awareness, qualities which are nobody's monopoly, like celebration, rejoicing, and maintaining child-like fresh eyes. I want people to know themselves, not be according to someone else. And, the way is in." I hope I have conveyed to you what throughout all these months of ill health and impending death has been the most striking about what Osho has been saying. And that is that when his... that is that... that when his work continues without his having to be in the body then this is the flowering of his dream. Let me repeat his exact words in reference to his leaving the body. "My presence here will be much, much greater. Remind my people that they will feel much more. They will know immediately." He said, "My work is going really well. The commune is running beautifully. And after my death, many many more people will be coming here." One of the things Osho always said is, "Always make room for sannyasins to contribute to my work." I think you can take it there's going to be a lot for all of us to do. In some inexplicable way, it feels not that his work is over, but, that it has just begun. It feels that his whole life has been a preparation for the moment when his people can sit in silence and feel his presence without his having to do the work of carrying his body. He always says he is a lazy man. Two nights ago, for the very first time that happened. For the first time, we all sat together in silent communion without his physical presence. It's already gone 7 o'clock. He would be waiting for us now for that to happen again. Copyright© OSHO International Foundation

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