Religion is a rebellion

Religion is a rebellion
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Hindus think avataras come when the world is in misery, when the world is in ignorance When religion disappears from the world then avataras come All nonsense Avataras have come many, many times, but the misery has not disappeared, the ignorance has not disappeared

Hindus think avataras come when the world is in misery, when the world is in ignorance. When religion disappears from the world then avataras come. All nonsense! Avataras have come many, many times, but the misery has not disappeared, the ignorance has not disappeared.

Religion never becomes an established fact; in fact, the moment religion becomes established, it is no longer religion, it becomes a church. Established religion is no longer religion, religion remains only unestablished. Religion is a rebellion. You cannot make anything established out of it; it is intrinsically rebellious. And the play continues.But I can understand why people have projected their need for help all over the world.

This is their hope. They are in misery, that is certain, and they want somebody to help them. Why do you want somebody to help you? Because you don’t want to take the responsibility on yourself. First you say that others have made you miserable, now you say that somebody has to take you out of the misery. What are you doing? You don’t create your misery, you can’t drop it…do you exist or not?

Responsibility is existence, responsibility gives you being. If you go on throwing responsibility on to someone else – it is the Devil who is creating misery and it is God who becomes Christ, becomes Mohammed, becomes Mahavira, and takes you out of the misery – then what are you doing? You seem to be just like a football – on one side is the Devil, on one side is God and you are being kicked from this side to that. Enough! You simply say, ‘Enough! I am not going to allow myself to be kicked any more.’

Whatsoever you do is perfectly right – not that it fulfills any criterion of what is right, simply there is no criterion of what is right. That’s why I can be with Hasids, I can be with Sufis, I can be with Tantricas, I can be with yogis. It is very difficult for so-called religious people: if they are with Mahavira, how can they be with Mohammed? Impossible. If one is right then the other is wrong. If they are with Krishna, how can they be with Christ? If one is right, the other is wrong.

Their mathematics is clear: only one can be right. To me there is no criterion. You cannot judge who is right and who is wrong. Mahavira is right because he enjoyed his thing; Buddha is right because he also enjoyed his thing; Mohammed is right because he enjoyed his thing, tremendously. Bliss is right. So whatsoever I am doing I am enjoying it tremendously – and to be blissful is to be right.

Even if I commit mistakes according to you…. Maybe sometimes you feel I am committing a mistake. That will be according to you because you carry some criterion.

Osho Rajneesh

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