Is changing a Master Betrayal?

By Osho Shailendra, Posted on Jul 1, 2009

25 YEARS AGO I TOOK MANTRA DIKSHA FROM A MASTER, BUT I DID NOT DERIVE ANY BENEFIT FROM IT. MY LIFE IS AS IT WAS. MY RESPECTED MASTER HAS PASSED AWAY. YOUR TALKS AND PRESENCE ARE TOUCHING ME. BUT I AM FEELING GUILTY, AS IF I AM BETRAYING MY MASTER. WHETHER I SHOULD TAKE DIKSHA HERE OR NOT?

Your question clearly indicates that what should have happened has not happened. Like a patient goes to a doctor and asks that I took treatment from an Ayurvedic Vaidya 25 years ago but my disease has not been cured. Now should I take your treatment or not? What will doctor say? Take it. That is my answer also.

Yes, if you would have said that you are in bliss, love and celebration and then if you would have asked, should I take Diksha, then I would have answered in negative. I would have said, "No, now you have become healthy. Now other medicine is required." But the person, who becomes healthy, does not wander in hospitals. You are here. This clearly indicates that disease is still there. There is some problem. Otherwise why you would have come here? There is some problem, tension, stress, despair, otherwise where was the need to come here. Now be strong and consume the medicine which I am giving you, take Diksha.

If disease is not cured then a person undergoes the treatment of many doctors. He leaves allopathic and goes to ayurvedic therapist. If he does not recover even from that, then he tries homeopath. If does not regain he tries acupuncture, naturopath, magnet therapy, acupressure, Unani therapy. He tries in all the ways. Same should be in spirituality. Search it everywhere. We should go there where we get something. We should search. Definitely one day our inner vision will open and we will merge with God. Then any other treatment will not be required. Then ultimate health will occur. But till that ultimately lucky incident does not take place, it will have to be searched. Doors will have to be knocked. It will have to be searched at every place. Meandering will have to be done, there is no other option. There will be some fake masters also. Cheating will also be there. Every thing will be there. That will be the part of the process of development. The person who will continue searching will finally attain the ultimate truth one day.

You don’t get tensed that you had taken Diksha from a master 25 years ago. That incident had passed away. Now you take Diksha here. Remember that the Diksha which I am giving is not the bonding for lifetime. Don’t make me also bondage.

Master is meant to give freedom, not to tie you. Why are you tied to the incident of 25 years ago? So much of water has flown in river Ganga. You are holding that riverbank which does not exist. It is surprising that we want to attain salvation. Nirvana means ultimate freedom, freedom from all bondages and we make our master also the bondage. No, don’t make your master the bondage; not even me.

I am just advising you to experiment for three months or ninety days, half an hour daily. It will be a practice of total 45 hours. I am not laying down any condition. I can just show you the way but you will have to walk on it. Yes, if you walk you will definitely reach at some stage; for that I can give you hope that something can happen. Do mantra sadhana regularly for three months, but not like that if you skip one or two days in between you will have to go to hell. It does not matter. Then you can do it for 95 days in spite of 90 days. If due to some reasons you are unable to do it for 3-4 days it won’t make any difference. Yes from your side you definitely try to spare half an hour daily whenever you get chance. There should be interest and attempt from your side. Then you see something will start happening within 3 months.

What will start? Let me hint out something for you. While listening to the sound of your breath you will start hearing something else too. The day when you hear some thing other than the sound of your breath, sound of your heart beat, on that day you come to me, from that day all will be set. Listening to your breath is just a preparation. Here there are many acharayas of Osho Dhara in your town, contact them immediately. The day when you here something other than your breath. . . I won’t tell you now what will you hear. If I will tell you now then you may start imagining. Your imagination should not get any support, that’s why I am not telling you what is it? But if you hear it with attention, hear, hear and hear, then you will catch something else. Then I can take you ahead. The small experiment of 3 months does not have any slavery or dependence. I did not become your master and you did not become my disciple. Don’t get tied to me. You continue your search. If you do honestly whatever I say, you will get the key of the ultimate treasure. Only this much is requested; there is no bondage. This is your resolution.

So the friends who want to take diksha; take it with open heart. There is no restriction. We are just giving a small discipline. Take a bath, wear clean clothes, tie a cloth on your head and do Sanjeevani mantra along with its cassette in a silent corner of your home where there is no disturbance. Later you can lie down in shavasan as long as you wish after the cassette is completed. Till you wish to remain drowned. 15 minutes or half an hour or how much time you wish to drown, remain drowned. I expect this much from you, nothing else. There is a special importance of the patka- the cloth to be tied on head. A special kind of energy will get conserved which will help you in your practice.

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