|Only be serious about jokes
Posted by OWF Monday, September 17, 2018 at 15:57
|Only be serious about jokes; about everything else, from the very beginning, beware, dont get serious. Whatsoever I say, all the sutras have to be forgotten. And you have to forgive me for all the sutras. Just remember me for my jokes, but take them very seriously. They will help you immensely.
A drunk sat alone at one end of the bar watching the well-dressed playboy smoothly talking to one woman after another. Finally he slithered over to the man: "Hey, mister, how come you get to talk to all these women?"
"Well," said the man, "I have a special technique I figured out. It works every time. Look!"
They waited for a buxom redhead to walk by.
"Tickle your ass with a feather?" whispered the playboy.
The woman wheeled around, "What! What did you say to me?" she stormed.
"Particularly nice weather," said the man coolly; "Wont you join us for a drink?" The woman sat down and before she left the man had her phone number and a date.
Then a pretty brunette came along. Again the man said, "Tickle your ass with a feather?"
"I beg your pardon!" exclaimed the lady.
"Particularly nice weather!" cooed the man.
Charmed, the lady joined them for a while. When she left, Mr. Suave-and-Debonair said, "So you see how it works now?"
"Yeah, I get it," slobbered the drunk.
"Now you try it on the next broad," said the playboy.
So when a gorgeous blonde walked in, the drunk gathered up his courage and yelled, "Hey, lady, stick a feather up your ass?"
"What!" she raged. "What did you say?"
"Pretty fuckin nice out, aint it?" replied the drunk.
I know you are absolutely in a drunken state. Everything is upside down in you, everything is in a mess. You dont know what you are doing, why you are doing it. You dont know why you are here in the first place! But I know perfectly well why I am here and what I am doing. I am trying to wake you up - you are fast asleep.
Just take one thing seriously and that is to become more and more alert of your sleepiness. And all my efforts here, sutras or jokes, are nothing but means to wake you. Sometimes a joke can wake you up more easily than a serious sutra because listening to a serious sutra you tend to fall deeper into sleep; it is so serious that you cant be awakened by it. But a joke is so light that you dont want to miss it; you listen attentively.
And between the jokes I go on ping a few dangerous things into your head - just small bombs, between the jokes! Just remember to take the jokes seriously and the remainder you leave to me; the remainder I will do. If you are just awake between two jokes, between the two jokes I am there to a bomb inside you which will explode sooner or later. And the moment it explodes you are finished!
Osho, Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 1, Ch 7, Q 4 (excerpt)