Monday, May 14, 2007

If you listen to your likings, you are listening to your old mind. One has to do some things against one's likings, and then one grows. Growth is not as smooth as people think. It is painful.... And the greatest pain comes when you have to go against your likes and dislikes. But who is this that goes on saying,’ This I like and this I don't like?’ This is your old mind, not you. If it is allowed, there is no way to change. The mind will tell you to stay in the old rut, because it likes that. So one has to come out of it. Sometimes one has to be against likings and disliking. Whenever one changes an old-style, it is painful, it hurts. It is like learning a new skill. You know the old very well, so everything goes easily. When you learn a new skill, it is difficult. And it is not only learning a new skill, it is learning a new being. It is going to be hard. The old has to die for the new to be born. The old has to go for the new to come. If you go on clinging to the old, there is no space for the new to come in."
Everyday OSHO.
Number 233.

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