My Way: The Way of the White Clouds
The questions Osho answers in this book were chosen over a period of fifteen days with a specific purpose: to introduce Osho and his work to the thousands of visitors and seekers looking for a new way of life.
With the clarity available only to a man who has gone beyond time and space to a state of supreme consciousness, Osho gives a comprehensive blueprint of his vision for a troubled twenty-first century humanity.
The symbol of the white clouds is chosen to represent the way a seeker moves on the path?and this book addresses all the states - storms, winds, rains, sun, rain and rainbows - that are part of the adventure.
Chapter 1: The Way of the White Clouds
Chapter 2: The Mystery Beyond Mind
Chapter 3: To Be Miserable or Ecstatic??
Chapter 4: All Hopes Are False
Chapter 5: Dropping the Ego Now
Chapter 6: Are You Still Carrying Her?
Chapter 7: The Mystery of Relationship
Chapter 8: Only a Ripe Fruit Falls
Chapter 9: Surrender and I Will Do the Rest
Chapter 10: You Are the Way
Chapter 11: You Are the Meeting Point
Chapter 12: Whatsoever You Do, Be Total
Chapter 13: Share Through Your Being
Excerpt from My Way: The Way of the White Clouds
"Just before Buddha died somebody asked him: When a buddha dies where does he go? Does he survive or simply disappear into nothingness? This is not a new question, it is one of the oldest, many times repeated and asked. Buddha is reported to have said: Just like a white cloud disappearing?.
This very morning there were white clouds in the sky. Now they are there no more. Where have they gone? From where do they come? How do they evolve, and how do they dissolve again? A white cloud is a mystery, the coming, the going, the very being of it. That?s the first reason why I call my way The Way of the White Clouds.
But there are many reasons, and it is good to ponder, to meditate upon them. A white cloud exists without any roots. It is an unrooted phenomenon, grounded nowhere or grounded in the nowhere. But still it exists. The whole of existence is like a white cloud: without any roots, without any causality, without any ultimate cause, it exists. It exists as a mystery.
A white cloud really has no way of its own. It drifts. It has nowhere to reach, no destination, no destiny to be fulfilled, no end. You cannot frustrate a white cloud because wherever it reaches is the goal. If you have a goal you are bound to get frustrated. The more goal-oriented a mind is the more anguish, anxiety and frustration there will be, because once you have a goal you are moving with a fixed destination. And the whole exists without any destiny. The whole is not moving anywhere; there is no goal to it, no purpose.
Once you have a purpose you are against the whole - remember this - then you will get frustrated. You cannot win against the whole. Your existence is so tiny - you cannot fight, you cannot conquer. It is impossible to conceive how an individual unit can conquer the whole. And if the whole is purposeless and you are with purpose you are going to be defeated.
A white cloud drifts wherever the wind leads - it doesn?t resist, it doesn?t fight. A white cloud is not a conqueror, and still it hovers over everything. You cannot conquer it, you cannot defeat it. It has no mind to conquer - that?s why you cannot defeat it. Once you are fixed to a goal, purpose, destiny, meaning, once you have got that madness of reaching somewhere, then problems will arise. And you will be defeated, that is certain. Your defeat is in the very nature of existence itself.
A white cloud has nowhere to go. It moves, it moves everywhere. All dimensions belong to it, all directions belong to it. Nothing is rejected. Everything is, exists, in a total acceptance. Hence I call my way The Way of the White Clouds."