|Short Summary: Everybody should be himself: this is what I see as the fundamental rule of life. There is no need to bring anybody in between. Nobody is equal or unequal; everybody is simply himself. And I would like everybody to become just himself.|
See life directly. There is no need to bring anybody in between. Nobody is equal or unequal; everybody is simply himself. And I would like everybody to become just himself.
Everybody should be himself: this is what I see as the fundamental rule of life.
But until now you have not been able to accept it. Until now, mankind has not been ready to accept each individuals as he is – you try to make him become like somebody else: he should become like Mahavira, like Buddha, like Gandhi. This is a direct insult to the individuality of each person.
When you say to a person “Become like Gandhi”, you have greatly insulted him because he was not born to become a Gandhi. One Gandhi has already been born, what is the use of another one? To tell this man to become like Gandhi is to say that he has no right to be a copy of someone else, to imitate someone else.
He can only be a carbon copy, he cannot be original. This is an insult to this man.
So I do not say that everyone should become like everybody else, I only say that everyone should become himself.
Then this world can become a wonderful and beautiful world.
Until now, we have only tried to organize things so that everyone becomes like everybody else.
That is why you compare, you think, you search. There is no need to do this.
It is absolutely unnecessary to think in such a way.
Book Reference: The Inner Journey by Osho