Từ điển Thiền Osho - Cages - Những chiếc lồng

Osho Meditation Dictionary - Cages

And that's what a Buddha is: a bird on the wing, containing the whole sky under his small wings, moving towards the ultimate frontier of existence, always moving from the known towards the unknown, never afraid of the unknown; in fact always intrigued by the unknown, always dropping the known… Because once you have known it, it is only for stupid people to repeat it. It is sheer stupidity to go on repeating an experience. The intelligent person would like new experiences, new vistas to open up, new visions. And that's what the bird on the wing represents.

So keep that as a symbol deep in your heart. All my sannyasins have to become birds. We are all living in beautifully decorated cages — Christian cages, Hindu cages, Mohammedan cages. On some cages the Koran is inscribed, on some other cages the Gita is inscribed, on some other cages there is something else — the sayings of Buddha, Confucius, Moses.

And there are golden cages studded with diamonds. But cages are cages. We are not made to live in cages.

A sannyasin has to get rid of all cages: of religion, of nation, of caste, or ideology. He has to go on dropping all cages so that one day the whole sky opens up and becomes available to him. That's what God is all about: the whole open sky.

Excerpted from 'No Man Is An Island' by Osho