Why are you selling Osho Meditations? (In Hindi)

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  1. Dear friends, I hope everybody agrees that osho is provably the most qualified to respond to this question:

    Osho, Why must everybody who wants to do meditation or hear the lecture pay for this?

    Why not?

    The rabbi climaxed his sermon with, “Life is like a glass of tea.” Later, one of the congregation asked, “Rabbi, why is life like a glass of tea?” “Why not?” answered the rabbi.

    I also say to you: Why not? You pay for everything in life, why not for your meditation? You pay for everything in your life, why not for God? Why do you want God for free?
    In fact, you don’t want God. You are ready to pay for whatsoever you want. You know that you have to pay. Meditation you don’t want. If it is given free, and even with a prasad, then you will think about it. You are ready to go to the movie and pay for it; why should you not pay for your meditation and the lecture if you want to hear it?
    The question comes, naturally, from an Indian and a non-sannyasin who does not understand me at all, who must be a newcomer. The Indians think they are the most religious people in the world; all bullshit. They are the most irreligious people in the world – they just have an egoistic idea that they are very religious. If you are really religious, you will be ready to pay for your meditation with everything, even with your life.
    What is money? If you pay five rupees for something, and if you earn ten rupees a day, then you have paid with half the day. Money is just a symbol that you have devoted half your day’s labor for it. You go to the movie and you pay ten rupees for a ticket; you earn ten rupees per day. You are saying that this movie is worth it – “I can stake one day’s labor for it.” But you are not ready to stake anything for your meditation, prayer, for religion. In fact, religion is the last thing on your list. You want it free; basically you don’t want it. If there is a price to it you start feeling uneasy.
    You ask why you have to pay here? The price that is asked is nothing; it is just the beginning of learning a certain lesson: that one has to pay for everything, and certainly for prayer, certainly for meditation – because it is the highest thing in life. Those few rupees that you have to pay are very symbolic, just symbolic, just token – they indicate something. If you are ready to pay something, then I know you will be persuaded to pay more. By and by, one day you will be able to stake your whole life for it. If you are not ready to even pay five rupees, it is impossible for you to stake your whole life.
    Gurdjieff used to ask much money for his lectures; and not only money, he would create all sorts of obstacles. For example: no lecture would be declared beforehand. If the lecture was going to be this morning at eight o’clock, early – in the wee hours, at five o’clock – you would receive a phone call: “At eight o’clock reach a certain place” – and the place would be twenty miles or thirty miles or fifty miles away – “and Gurdjieff is going to talk, and we have paid for it.”
    People used to ask, “Why do you create trouble? Why can’t you say beforehand so we can manage?” And Gurdjieff would say, “If you can manage, then it is not of worth.” If you could come suddenly, dropping all that you were going to do…. Maybe you were going to see the Prime Minister at eight o’clock, and suddenly now there is an alternative: either you go to Gurdjieff or to the Prime Minister – and you go to Gurdjieff. Then something is going to happen. You have staked for it, you have taken trouble. And then too it was not certain that Gurdjieff would speak. He might come and he would look around, and he would say, “Not now. No, not today. I will inform you later on.”
    Once it happened in Paris that for eight days he called people, and for eight days he canceled. The first day there were near about four hundred people; the last day near about five or six people. When he looked at them he said, “Now, only the right ones are left. The crowd is gone, now I can say whatsoever I want to say to you.”
    I am also not interested in the mob, in the crowd. I am not interested in casual visitors, I am interested only in the few sincere seekers. They have to show their mettle.
    And, the money that you have to pay is just the beginning. It is just the alpha; by and by I will persuade you to pay with your life. Unless you have that much courage, nothing is going to happen. Religion is not cheap, certainly not free.
    But the Indian mind is very money-minded: they talk about being religious, but they are very money-minded people. Their whole outlook about things is money. No Westerner has ever asked this; they understand: the ashram has to be maintained, the place has to be ready for you, some musician has to prepare for the music, somebody has to conduct the meditation, the gardens have to be looked after, the buildings have to be built. All needs money – from where is it going to come? And you know well that I don’t do any miracles.
    There are only two ways. One is: somebody else should donate for you. But why should somebody else donate for you? You will meditate and somebody else will donate for you? Why? If you want to meditate, you pay for it. And if you really want to meditate you will be ready to pay for it; there should be no hitch about it. If you don’t have money, go and earn it. If it is absolutely impossible, then come and work in the ashram and pay that way, workwise. But don’t ask to come for free.
    This idea of getting religion for free has entered so deep in the mind that people think they have a claim. People come to the office and they say, “Why are we not allowed?” But why should you be allowed? You have to earn it to be allowed. Just because you want to come in does not mean much.
    You have to show that you are sincere, you have to show that you are not just here out of curiosity. What is the way to check a person? The easiest way is money…because the greatest greed is for money.
    The greatest greed is for money, so whenever you have to lose your money you have to lose a little part of your greed. When you pay five rupees for entry, you are paying by dropping a little greed. The money is not the problem, the problem is greed; you are dropping a little greed. And this is just a beginning – because meditation can happen only when all greed disappears. A slight greed inside you and meditation is not possible. For a greedy mind there is no meditation; meditation happens only in a non-greedy mind. If you don’t have money, then work. Pay by your work and show your sincerity.
    But the person who has asked must have money, otherwise he would not have been allowed to enter here.
    He must have paid…must be greedy, must want to have everything free – at least about God. Because nobody bothers about God.
    I have been moving in the masses for years. I have not decided in a hurried way to drop out of the mob – I saw that it was absolutely absurd: you go on talking to people who are not ready to listen; you go on talking to people who are not seekers, who are not in any search; you go on talking to people who have come just for entertainment. Why should I waste my energy and time? I tried in every way to be available to bigger crowds, but then I found it was impossible. They come here as an entertainment, and they hear through one ear and from the other it is lost.

    From: The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol. 4, Chapter #10
    Posted here with permission of copyright holder (c) osho International Foundation, http://www.osho.com/copyrights

  2. Here is another response directly from OSHO: Selling Bliss


    –FREEDOM
    AND RESPONSIBILITY–
    Perhaps a Christian conditioning makes people think that anything 'spiritual' should be free. Osho's insight is that the mind gives scant value to anything that is free. Nothing around Osho was free. He reminded us again and again of the importance to remember that freedom comes only from responsibility and one such responsibility is that of paying.

    Osho has responded to many questions in this regards. Some text excerpts here, another excerpt is available as video from a press interview.

    "You are ready to go to the movie and pay for it; why should you not pay for your meditation and the lecture if you want to hear it?"

    "You ask why you have to pay here? The price that is asked is nothing; it is just the beginning of learning a certain lesson: that one has to pay for everything, and … CERTAINLY for meditation — because it is the highest thing in life."

    "You pay for everything in life, why not for your meditation? "

  3. there was no will of osho the question is about his online pdf books and his lecture they should be made freely available for the masses and should not be kept secret and to know them you have to pay hefty charges , its sheer stupidity

  4. Worst video aur jo tum charity lete ho uska kya
    Sab sale dhande bana rakha hai chutya banane ka osho ke nam p khub nooot chap raye hai
    Isse acha to vo jhuta dharam hai jissey gareeb ka pet bare tum logo ke hisab se gareeb to bhagwan ko pa hi ni sakta

  5. आपकी बात व्यहवारिक है। पर क्या वहाँ जो बाहर के काम करने वाले हैं, जो नॉकरी कर रहे है , उनके जगह वहाँ किसी ओशो प्रेमी को काम करने, ओशो को सुनने, वहां रहने और ध्यान करने के लिए रिसोर्ट मैनेजमेंट द्वारा व्यवस्था करने का नही हो सकता जिससे आप जो बात की इस वीडियो में वह भी संभल जाये

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