Wednesday, August 15, 2007

the true name (sat-naam)

In an earlier post, there was a link to audio files of Osho lectures on Guru Nanak ji's Japji Sahib. Link below is the e-book of English translation of the same lecture. You need to use IE to view this page, it doesn't work with FireFox browser.

The True Name - English translation of Osho's lecture on Guru Nanak's Japji Sahib

an excerpt:

What is fear? Fear always involves the other: if someone can take something away from you it destroys your security. Then there is death and there is illness -- both are the other. Hell is being surrounded by the other; hell is the other. But how can you escape the other? Should you run away to the Himalayas you will still not be alone. Sit under a tree; a crow's dropping falls on your head, and you are filled with anger towards the crow. There are the rains and the sun -- irritations everywhere. How will you escape the other who is present everywhere? The only way to escape the other is to seek the one; then no other remains. Then all fear fades away. There is no death, no illness; there are no inconveniences, because there is no other. Finally you are alone. Fear persists as long as the other remains the other for you. Ek Omkar Satnam. Once this mantra has penetrated your being, where is fear? God has no fear. Whom should He fear? He is the only one, there is no one besides Him.

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