Moving past the standard interpretations of this vintage chinese language textual content — that of utilizing it as a hallmark of what to do subsequent or trying to are expecting the long run — Osho is utilizing the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu meant: to ignite the flame of person understanding and insight.
His commentaries on those seven verses burn via each notion we may perhaps carry approximately ourselves till we will be able to see with an analogous crystal transparent mild as Lao Tzu.
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It is not the ordinary logic of the logicians; it is the logic of a hidden life, a very subtle life. Whatsoever he says is on the surface absurd; deep down there lives a very great consistency. One has to penetrate it; one has to change his own mind to understand Lao Tzu. You can understand Mahavira without changing your mind at all; as you are, you can understand Mahavira. He is on the same line. Howsoever ahead of you he may have reached the goal, he is on the same line, the same track. When you try to understand Lao Tzu, he zigzags.
His doors are open, he invites friends, lovers, and he is ready to share, he is ready to give. When you give out of your emptiness you are never afraid of giving because you cannot exhaust the emptiness. You go on giving, you go on giving, you go on giving – it is always there, you cannot exhaust it. Only finite things can be exhausted, that’s why they create miserliness – you are afraid to give. A man who feels he is empty, why should he be afraid to give? He can give himself totally, and unless that is possible love is not possible.
When the people of the Earth all know the good as good, there arises (the recognition of) evil. Therefore: being and non-being interdepend in growth… Use both – don’t choose. Life is an interdependence. Use sin also, it exists there for a purpose; otherwise it wouldn’t exist. Use anger also, it exists there for a purpose; otherwise it wouldn’t exist. Nothing exists without any purpose in life. How can it exist without any purpose? Life is not a chaos; it is a meaningful cosmos. …being and non-being interdepend in growth… So be and not-be together.