The Fundamental Slavery by Osho
“You cannot control an ecstatic person; it is impossible. You can control only a miserable person. An ecstatic person is bound to be free. Ecstasy is freedom. When you are ecstatic, you cannot be reduced to being a slave. You cannot be destroyed so easily; you cannot be persuaded to live in a prison. You would like to dance under the stars and you would like to walk with the wind and you would like to talk with the sun and moon. You will need the vast, the infinite night, the enormous. You cannot be seduced into living in a dark cell. You cannot be turned into a slave. You will live your own life and you will do your own thing. This is very difficult for society. If there are many ecstatic people, the society will feel it is falling apart, its structure will not hold anymore.” -Osho
Beware of the Popes. I have heard that the pope, addressing the youth
in Latin America, said, "My dear ones, beware of the devil. The devil
will tempt you with drugs, alcohol, and most particularly premarital
sex." Now, who is this devil? I have never met him, he has never tempted
me. I don't think any of you have ever met the devil, or that he has
Desires come from your own nature, it is not some devil who is tempting you. But it is a strategy of religions to throw the responsibility on an imaginary figure, the devil, so you don't feel you are being condemned. You are being condemned but indirectly. The pope is saying to you that you are the devil—but he has not the guts to say that, so he is saying that the devil is something else, a separate agency, whose only function is to tempt people.
But it is very strange . . . millions of years have passed and the devil is not tired, he goes on tempting. And what does he gain out of it? In no scripture have I found what is his reward for all this arduous work for millions of years. Who is paying him? By whom is he employed? That is one thing ...
And the second: Is not your God omnipotent? That's what your scriptures say, that God is all-powerful. If he is all-powerful, can't he do a simple thing?—-just stop this devil from tempting people! Rather than going to every person and telling every person, "Don't be tempted by the Devil."---Osho (Love, Freedom, aloneness).