Nightly Spiritual Quote #32 Osho

No society wants you to become wise: it is against the investment of all societies. If people are wise they cannot be exploited. If they are intelligent they cannot be subjugated, they cannot be forced in a mechanical life, to live like robots. They will assert their individuality. They will have the fragrance of rebellion around them. They will like to live in freedom. Freedom comes with wisdom, intrinsically. They are inseparable, and no society wants people to be free. The communist society, the fascist society, the capitalist society, the Hindu, the Mohammedan, the Christian — no society — would like people to use their own intelligence because the moment they start using their intelligence they become dangerous — dangerous to the establishment, dangerous to the people who are in power, dangerous to the ‘haves’; dangerous to all kinds of oppression, exploitation, suppression; dangerous to the churches, dangerous to the states, dangerous to the nations. In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame. But he cannot sell his life, he cannot serve them. He would like rather to die than to be enslaved.

-Osho

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Peace and Love

Seth Kelly Curtis

4 comments on “Nightly Spiritual Quote #32 Osho

  1. hmm… self-sovereign-love does belong to and is birthed in the heart… each of us have it spade fulls… yet this does not make one wise… its activation may arise from withstanding oppression yet it remains the case that the wisdom within self-sovereign-love is also premised upon our understanding of our collective and ancient history….

  2. This is most profound!
    I couldn’t have said it better… it shows the author has far superior mind and thinking than mine, because J am still being mechanically programmed. I hope one day, I’ll reach a level of enlightenment to free my mind of society’s baggages. Thanks, much to ponder.

  3. There in is something true, but not everything.

  4. Solitaire says:

    True wisdom- it’s happening now with Covid

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