Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Only humans have the potential to surpass themselves...

Osho says:
Man is the only animal who can surpass himself.
A dog remains a dog his whole life. A tiger remains a tiger, a rose remains a rose, a lotus remains a lotus.
Nobody except man has this tremendous power, potential, to surpass himself; hence surpassing oneself is the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.
Then the paradox can be understood: why you become real man when you surpass humanity... because then you have used the greatest gift that God has given you, then you have used the space, the opportunity, the context, of life.
You have used your life as a ladder and gone beyond.
By surpassing one becomes oneself.
And that’s what sannyas is all about: the method, the secret, the key, to surpass oneself

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