Talks on Fragments from "Tao Te Ching" By Lao Tzu
by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
To be ordinary is the most extraordinary thing that can happen to you; but the desire to be extraordinary, to be spiritual, supermen, not of this world by of the other world, is a mania. Only Tao is a natural religion. All other religions are in subtle ways unnatural. Lao Tzu is the future of the whole of humanity and all possibilities of bliss and benediction lie through him, pass through him.
Life is illogical and if you become too logical you become closed to life. Then you move in a mental direction, not in an existential direction. Lao Tzu is not logical, he is very, very simple man, not a scholar at all. He does not known anything about arguments: he simply watches life, he is a great watcher of life, a witness, a spectator.
We are in Tao, because where else can we do? Just as the fish lives in the ocean and is completely oblivious of the ocean, we are living in Tao and are completely oblivious of Tao. We live in Tao, through Tao, but we are not aware of it. The Tao exists, because without the Tao trees will not grow, and stars will not move, and the blood will not circulate, and the breath will not come in. life will disappear.
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