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What is the difference between the ancient Upanishad and the one which is happening here and now?
Posted by Osho World Foundation    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 09:55
Beloved Osho,
What is the difference between the ancient Upanishad and the one which is happening here and now?

There is no difference. There cannot be, because it is not a question of time.
It may have happened thousands of years before, it may happen thousands of years in the future. The time is irrelevant; the question is of the happening.
Can you ask the same question, "What is the difference between the ancient lovers and the modern lovers?" Love knows no time. Whether the love was in ancient times or today or in the future, time is simply not relevant. Love is the same.
An Upanishad is a love affair - a love affair between a master and a disciple, a love affair where the master is ready to share. He is just like a raincloud, ready to shower. And the disciple is ready to receive - open, with no windows closed, holding nothing back - totally available. Whenever a disciple is totally available and the master is overflowing with his ecstasy, the Upanishad happens.
There is no difference in the ancient Upanishad, in this Upanishad, or in the future Upanishads. An Upanishad is a phenomenon which is beyond time, beyond space. Dont call Upanishads ancient because that word ancient makes them related to time. Dont call this Upanishad modern because time has no place as far as the phenomenon of Upanishad is concerned. There is no ancient love, there is no modern love.
And neither is it confined to space: it can happen anywhere, any time; the only necessity is that somebody is overflowing with blissfulness and somebody else has the guts to be available to this overflowing bliss, is not afraid.
People are always afraid of unknown things, and this is the most unknown.
People are always afraid of the strange, and this is the strangest experience possible.
People are always afraid of the mysterious, and this is the last word in the world of mysteries.
Osho, The Osho Upanishad, Ch 9, Q 2