Osho ….about sin and awareness


“Enjoy life, but remain watchful. All that a seeker needs is a certain awareness that follows him like a shadow. Whatever you are doing, just remain alert.

The English word”sin” is very significant; not in the way Christians interpret it, not according to the dictionaries, because they have been influenced by the religions, but according to the original roots; the word “sin” simply means forgetfulness. And that gives a totally new dimension to the word- a beauty. It is not something for which you can be thrown into hell. It is something that you can manage. It is not concerned with any action in particular; it is concerned with your awareness.

To be aware is to be virtuos, and to remain in unawareness is the only sin. You may be doing good things without awareness, but those good things are no longer good because they come out of darkness, unconsciousness, blindness. As far as awareness is concerned, a man who is full of awareness, alert, cannot do anything wrong. It is intrisically impossible.

Awareness brings so much clarity, so much perception, so much understanding that it is impossible to do anything that can be harmful to anyone. It is impossible to interfere with somebody’s freedom or somebody’s life. You can only be a blessing to existence, nothing else. So to forget that you are a seeker us dangerous. It is falling into sin. This is the only sin I accept as sin”.


Sat Chit Anand, Chapter 26

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