The Rebellious Spirit


Deze Osho klassieker ‘The Rebellious Spirit’ is na jaren weer herdrukt en dat is een gelukkig feit. Osho’s visie vindt zijn basis namelijk in rebellie. De rebel schopt niet tegen de gevestigde orde aan. Hij transformeert zichzelf en het gevolg is, dat de naaste omgeving mee verandert. The Rebellious SpiritEn dit kan vervolgens een steeds weidser
karakter krijgen.

De rebelse spirit bevindt zich in ieder van ons. We kunnen haar vinden door ons bewust te worden van onze sociale conditionering en deze steeds meer
op te geven. Dan trekken de stofwolken van opgelegde nonsens op en ontstaat er een kristalheldere wijze van zien. En die kan niet anders dan rebelse
elementen omvatten. De nodige humor kan bij het verschijnsel rebellie niet ontbreken.

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Impressie van The Rebellious Spirit

“The rebel is one who lives according to his own light, moves according to his own intelligence. He creates his path by walking on it.” Osho

We have all heard of rebels, those freelancers that don’t give a care about anybody else but themselves… But what if we were all to spend a little more time doing exactly that? It might just be that we can begin to respond to what is happening in the world with a heartfelt need to change ourselves.

In The Rebellious Spirit, Osho speaks to the spirit that lies hidden underneath our social conditioning, fanning a flame strong enough to burn through layers of rubbish, so that we can see with the crystal-clear gaze of an enlightened being. This is a book that will entice you, tickle your being with laughter and give you the courage to be yourself in the world that is today.

Excerpt from The Rebellious Spirit: Chapter 14

Each time when I am answering you, I am never prepared for it. I don’t know myself what is going to be my next sentence. It is not ordinary speaking; it is a communion, not only communication. I have nothing to communicate. I am not trying to convince you about something, because if I am trying to convince you, then the only way is to repeat the same thing again and again and again so it becomes a conditioning in your mind.

My words are not important. What is important is your silent listening. What is important is that my words are not coming from the mind, but from my deepest silence. Although they cannot contain silence, when they come from the deepest silence something of that silence surrounds them. They cannot contain it, but something of the silence surrounds them. It is as if you have taken a bath in a lake. You cannot contain the lake, but when you come out of it, something of the lake – the freshness, the coolness – comes with you. The lake is left behind, but some quality of the lake is carried with you.

You are listening in silence. I am speaking in silence. My words reach to you with some freshness, with some fragrance and because you are silent, that fragrance, that silence, deepens your silence – makes it fragrant.