The Wanderer

The Wanderer

The Wanderer

If you understand that this place is not a home and you are a homeless wanderer here, a stranger in an unknown land; you have to leave, you have to go…if you have penetrated that point, if you have understood it, then you don’t make a home anywhere. You become a homeless wanderer, a parivrajaka. You may even literally become so; it depends on you. You may really become a wanderer, or spiritually you may become a wanderer.
My own emphasis is not to become literally a wanderer, because what is the point? Buddha’s emphasis was not so; let it be clear to you. Buddha has not said what to do, whether to follow him literally or not. Millions followed him literally – they dropped out of their homes, out of their families; they really became bhikkhus wandering all over the country, begging. I don’t insist on that.
If really you understand then there is no need to do it in such a factual way. Because to me it appears that when a person does not understand the idea completely, only then he literally becomes a wanderer; otherwise there is no need. You can be in the home, you can be with your wife and your children, and yet remain alert that nothing belongs to you; remain alert that you don’t fall into attachments; remain alert that if things change you are ready to accept the change, that you will not weep for the spilt milk, that you will not cry, that you will not go crazy and mad.
To me this seems to be more significant than really becoming a wanderer, because that is easier. And if there is no home and if you don’t possess anything, then how can you renounce? The very idea of renouncing it makes it clear that somewhere deep in the unconscious you thought that you possessed it, because you can renounce only something which you possess.

– Osho (The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol. 1)

Medium: Oil colours on Canvas

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