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    Osho Rajneesh Book "The Perfect Master, Vol 2"

    The Perfect Master, Vol 2

    There is no Self, no Other

    2 July 1978 am in Buddha Hall
    The first question:

    Question 1


    A MASTER IS NOT: A PSYCHOTHERAPIST IS. The Master is a hollow bamboo, a mere passage,
    for the divine to descend. He is not on his own. He has nothing to say, he has nothing to do –
    but much happens through him. But it is always through him. He is not the doer of it. He is just a
    watcher. He allows it, he does not hinder it. He cooperates with it, but he is not the originator of it.
    He is just a vehicle.

    The psychotherapist IS. He is a doer, knowledgeable. He has all the expertise available. He is not
    a hollow bamboo. He is not an absence. Hence much cannot happen through him. He can only do
    a patchwork: here and there a little polishing, a little white-wash, a little adjustment – that’s all. His
    work is trivial. Man’s work is bound to remain trivial. Only God is great. And only that which comes
    from God is vast.

    Man’s doing is bound to remain petty, small – of no significance in fact, or only of momentary
    importance. But when God descends, something of the eternal reaches into your being.
    The psychotherapist knows about the mind and the workings of the mind. But man in his deepest
    core is not a mind at all. That’s the problem. Man’s disease, man’s illness, is not only that of mind –
    it is spiritual, it is metaphysical, it is existential.

    The physiologist, the physician, can help you about the body; and the psychologist, the
    psychotherapist, can help you about the mind – but these are just your surfaces. You are not your
    surface: you are your depth. Neither the physician can touch that depth, nor the therapist can touch
    that depth. That depth can only be touched by a Master – because he IS that depth.

    A Master is a no-mind. And that is the greatest difference that is possible. The psychotherapist
    knows about the mind, is a very cultivated mind, cultured, educated, efficient. Technologically he
    knows the know-how.

    The Master is a no-mind. He has no know-how. He makes his nothingness available to the disciple,
    but that nothingness IS a healing force. The psychotherapist TRIES to heal, but never succeeds.
    The Master never tries to heal, but always succeeds. His love is his therapy. Out of his absence
    flows his love.

    And that love is God’s love in fact.
    When Jesus says again and again, I and my Father are one, this is exactly what he is saying: Don’t
    think of me as myself. I only represent. I am just a symbol. I am just a door. LOOK through me and
    you will find the beyond.

    The Master lives in a totally different reality. The psychotherapist lives in the same reality where you
    live. There is no qualitative difference between you and the psychotherapist; between the patient
    and the doctor there is no qualitative difference. The difference is that of knowledge, that of quantity.
    He knows more than you know, but he is nOT MORE than you are! He is exactly at the same level.
    He is worried with the same anxieties. He is troubled by the same nightmares.

    Sigmund Freud himself remained obsessed with the fear of death his whole life. How is he going
    to help? And he is the founder of psychoanalysis. How is he going to help? All his help can only
    be a pretension. He himself is trembling. He was so afraid of death that even to mention the word
    ’death’ was enough... and he would start perspiring. Just the mention of ghosts was enough... and
    he would fall in a swoon. And it was not only so with him.

    Carl Gustav Jung was exactly the same. He was so afraid of death that he could not see a dead
    body. He always wanted to go to Egypt to see the ancient mummies. He was very much interested
    in the occult, and certainly the pyramids of Egypt have great keys of occult knowledge, and those
    mummies are carrying some great messages to be deciphered and decoded. He had become aware
    of it. He wanted to go, and many times he tried to go but never could he manage. He would fall
    ill. Whenever he would arrange to go to Egypt he would fall ill – just the idea of seeing the dead
    mummies, three thousand years old, was enough to shake him to the very roots. Slowly slowly, he
    became aware that whenever he made the arrangement he fell ill – that illness was psychological.
    Once it happened: somehow he dragged himself to the airport; even though he had a fever out of
    his fear, he went to the airport – but could not manage to enter into the aeroplane. From the airport
    he rushed back home. He became so frightened that he dropped the whole idea for ever, and he
    never went to Egypt to see those mummies. And he was very much interested in them.
    Now, how are these people going to help?

    A Master knows there is no death – not only knows through others but through his own experience.
    He has looked deep into his life, and death has disappeared like a fog – evaporated. A Master is
    one who is absolutely free, not only from pathological psychology but is free of psychology itself, is
    free of mind. He has cut the very root of all pathologies.

    With the psychotherapist your relationship is that of a patient and doctor. It is not intimate – it cannot
    be. It is professional. With the Master your relationship is that of love; it is not professional. It
    is intimate. It is the most intimate relationship there is. Yes, not even between lovers does such
    intimacy exist as exists between a Master and a disciple. It is a marriage. And such a marriage
    where not only bodies, not only minds, but two beings meet.

    The psychotherapist is trying to become the Master in the West. A strange phenomenon is
    happening: the psychotherapist is trying to become the Master, is trying to become the guru –
    and the priest, the guru, is trying to become the psychotherapist! Now priests talk about psychology,
    and psychologists talk about religion – because priests are seeing that whatsoever they have been
    selling up to now cannot be sold any more – it is out of date. People are no more interested in it.
    People are no more interested in theology. People are interested in knowing about their mind and
    its working; people are more interested in having a better mind, more efficient, more calm and quiet
    and collected.

    So the priest is moving, slowly slowly, from theology to psychology. And the psychoanalyst, the
    psychotherapist, is becoming aware of the phenomenon that the people’s real problems are not
    psychological but religious.

    Carl Gustav Jung is reported to have said: ”observing thousands of patients in my life, this has been
    one of my most important conclusions – that people who come to me after the age of forty-two, or
    nearabout, are not really suffering from any psychological problems but are suffering from religious

    I perfectly agree with Jung – that is the time when a person suddenly becomes aware of death. Just
    as at the age of fourteen a person suddenly becomes aware of sex, and sex becomes important,
    and sexual fantasies come rushing towards his being from all over the place, and each thing starts
    taking a sexual color – the dress, the way he walks, the way he talks, the way he looks – everything
    starts taking a sexual tinge, just like that, at the age of forty-two suddenly death is encountered for
    the first time. Life starts declining. One has to be ready for the second phase of life. And the modern
    society does not prepare people for the second phase.

    For life you have been prepared in the school, college, university – for almost twenty-five years you
    have been prepared! You have been taught how to live, but you have not been taught at all how to
    die. And death is the culmination of life. It is a great art.

    Religion is the art of death – how to die joyously, how to die with hallelujah on your lips, how to die
    dancingly. How to transform the quality of death into the quality of samadhi. How to transform the
    experience of death into the experience of communion with the divine.

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