Moving past the standard interpretations of this vintage chinese language textual content — that of utilizing it as a trademark of what to do subsequent or trying to expect the long run — Osho is utilizing the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu meant: to ignite the flame of person understanding and insight.
His commentaries on those seven verses burn via each suggestion we might carry approximately ourselves until eventually we will be able to see with an analogous crystal transparent gentle as Lao Tzu.
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Lao Tzu was ordinary in a way. And in another way he was the most extraordinary man. He was not extraordinary like Buddha; he was extraordinary in a totally different way. His extraordinariness was not so obvious – it was a hidden treasure. He was not miraculous like Krishna, he did not do any miracles, but his whole being was a miracle: the way he walked, the way he looked, the way he was. His whole being was a miracle. He was not sad like Jesus; he could laugh, he could laugh a belly laugh. It is said that he was born laughing.
How can life exist without death? How can happiness exist without unhappiness? How is heaven possible without hell? Hell is not against heaven, they are complementary, they exist together; in fact, they are two aspects of the same coin. Don’t choose. Enjoy both. Allow both to be there. Create a harmony between the two; don’t choose. Then your life will become a symphony of the opposites, and that is the greatest life possible. It will be most ordinary in a way, and most extraordinary in another way.
This is the first sentence of the book:The Tao that can be told of is not the Absolute Tao; This is the first thing he has to say: that whatsoever can be said cannot be true. This is the introduction for the book. It simply makes you alert: now words will follow, don’t become a victim of the words. Remember the wordless. Remember that which cannot be communicated through language, through words. The Tao can be communicated, but it can only be communicated from being to being. It can be communicated when you are with the master; just with the master, doing nothing, not even practicing anything.