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Live a little hot!
Posted by OWF    Monday, April 29, 2019 at 14:43
Beloved Osho,

What is the goal of life and how can it be achieved?

My whole life I have been telling you there is no goal!

Life is its own goal.

There is nothing outside life that you have to achieve.

All achievement is the projection of the ego.

The very idea of achievement is ambition.

What you achieve does not matter - money, power, knowledge; these are not in any way going to give you life. In fact, in achieving power, in achieving money, in achieving prestige, in achieving any other ambition, you are losing your life, you are sacrificing your life.

You are involved in stupid things, and by the side life goes on slipping out of your hands. You will realize it only at the time of death, with a shock: "I have been trying to achieve the goal of life and I forgot life itself."

The goal is always in the future, and life is always here. The goal is always far away, and life is in this very moment.

Trying to achieve it, you will miss it. You dont need to try to achieve life: you are alive.

Only dead people can have goals.

Living people live.

If you want goals to achieve, the grave is the right place for you. Just lie down in the grave.

[…] In India, I used to go to Ahmedabad, where I had the greatest number of sannyasins. In Ahmedabad I used to like only one place, and that was the place where Jayantibhai, who used to be my driver, would speed beyond the limit permitted. And I would say, "Why do you do it? I like this place!"

He would say, "Thats why I speed here: I dont want you to remember Ahmedabad because of this thing!"

And what was the thing? There was a board on the bridge saying: ‘Livva little hot Sippa Gold Spot!’ And certainly I have forgotten everything about Ahmedabad, but this ‘Livva little hot ...’ I cannot forget. This is the very essence of my religion: Livva little hot!
Forget about Gold Spot! There is no gold anywhere.

Existence is not moving to some target.

And it is good that it is not moving towards some goal, because if the goal is there, sooner or later it will be achieved. Then what? Existence is more intelligent than camels think. It has no goal, so it goes on and on - an unending, infinite process.

So the idea of goal from your mind completely, it is very destructive. It is the cancer of your soul. Live the moment that is available to you. And you never get two moments together, remember. Existence wants you to be so intelligent and sharp and quick that it gives you only one moment at a time. Just a little thought, a little goal, a little desire - and it is gone, you have missed it.

To live in the moment needs a thoughtless awareness, because even a small thought is bigger than the smallest atom of time - the moment. Hence my insistence on meditation. It is nothing but a method to thoughts and to be available to the present moment.

Live it as deeply as possible. The next moment will be born out of this moment. If you have lived this moment totally, intensely, your next moment is going to be still more golden. And thats how life goes on growing - otherwise people only grow old.

Osho, From Death to Deathlessness, Ch 23, Q 2 (excerpt)