Osho used this sketch on the word fuck first in a talk in 1980 and repeated it again in this later talk. We have seen the original of this sketch being attributed to Jack Wagner, George Carlin and Monty Python - no one seems to be sure.
"When Friedrich Nietzsche declared, "God is dead," he himself became utterly helpless no consolation, no hope, no meaning. He had to go through a long process of insanity.
Nietzsche seems to me to be the most important figure that has dominated the world in this century. Without any argument his statement has infiltrated into every mind. But he was not aware of the implications. I have no problem if God is dead. There is no need to mourn his death.
The problem is that if God is dead, then you lose the most important word in your language and you will need a substitute. God was one end, one extreme, and when one extreme disappears from your mental vision, the necessary and inevitable is that you will fall to the other extreme.
And that's what has happened, Milarepa. Instead of God, `fuck' has become the most important word in our language. Even if Friedrich Nietzsche comes back, he will be surprised and he will try to resurrect somehow the dead God, because this is stupid. But you will need a whole report on it, a whole research.
One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word `fuck'. It is a magical word. Just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love. In language it falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive, "John fucked Mary," and intransitive, "Mary was fucked by John", and as a noun, "Mary is a fine fuck." It can be used as an adjective, "Mary is fucking beautiful."
As you can see, there are not many words with the versatility of fuck. Besides the sexual meaning, there are also the following uses:
Ignorance: Fucked if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am fucked now!
Fraud: I got fucked at the used car lot.
Aggression: Fuck you!
Displeasure: What the fuck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can't understand this fucking job.
Incompetence: He is a fuck-off.
Suspicion: What the fuck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a fucking good time.
Request: Get the fuck out of here.
Hostility: I'm going to knock your fucking head off.
Greeting: How the fuck are you?
Apathy: Who gives a fuck?
Innovation: Get a bigger fucking hammer.
Surprise: Fuck! You scared the shit out of me!
Anxiety: Today is really fucked.
And it is very healthy if every morning you do it as a transcendental meditation just when you get up, first thing, repeat the mantra "fuck you" five times; it clears your throat too!
God created the world -- really? Please allow the question: "Who created God"? Interesting perhaps? --
"Creation means: finished! -- the full stop has arrived. On the sixth day, the full stop; and after that there is no possibility of evolution
Evolution implies that creation is not complete, hence the possibility of evolving. Charles Darwin is saying that the creation is an ongoing process, that existence is always imperfect, that it is never going to be perfect; only then can it go on evolving, reaching new peaks, new dimensions, opening new doors, new possibilities." --
"To me a book is not just a book; it is a love affair...
I have loved reading from my very childhood. My own personal library consisted of one hundred fifty thousand rare books of all the religions, philosophies, poetry, literature. And I have read all of them, but with no purpose; I enjoyed it." --
The OSHO Library is maintained by Osho International Foundation. --
All of these books have been read, signed and dated by Osho, except about 10,000 which have been gathered on his request after he stopped reading. --
Osho's personal library is now housed in a building
named "Lao Tzu House" at the Osho Meditation
Resort in Pune, India. The library holds more than
150,000 volumes, mostly in the humanities, including
history, psychology, religion and philosophy. It also
features a quite substantial collection of the classic
literature of East and West, along with an impressive
array of biographies, books on physics and earth
sciences, etc. The library has been created with aesthetic
considerations in mind, the object being to create a
light and airy feeling rather than the "heavy" and
"serious" look of so many libraries. Books are sorted
according to size and color, and placed on the shelves
in an arrangement that suggests ocean waves. The
effect is organic and natural, with no solid blocks of
color or size to grab the eye and weigh it down.
Osho himself was an avid book collector and reader
throughout most of his life, and the library includes
volumes that he has kept in pristine condition since his
childhood. He liked to underline his books, and to
create an individualized painting on the front pages,
often including his signature, in place of a printed book
plate. Part of his work was to give daily extemporaneous
talks, which he would sometimes punctuate with
quotes and passages from books he had read. The
library was catalogued by hand for many years, with
cross-references that included not only title, author and
subject matter, but such things as the cover color,
number of pages and trim size. In that way, if Osho
wanted to see that "big book on Einstein's theory of
relativity with the blue cover, " the librarian could locate
the needle in the haystack with relative ease. In 1987,
a three-year project was initiated to computerize the
card catalog. --
The UK library journal LOGOS has published an extensive article about the library written by: Pierre Evald, Department of Library & Information Management Royal School of Library and Information Science Langagervej 4 - DK- 220 Aalborg Ø Room: 418 T: + 45 98 15 79 22 + 45 98 15 79 22, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org --