Question: Osho, what is
your message to humanity on this new year's day?
My message is simple. My message is a new man, homo novus.
The old concept of man was of either/or; materialist or spiritualist, moral or
immoral, sinner or saint. It was based on division, split. It created a
The whole past of humanity has been sick, unhealthy, insane.
In three thousand years, five thousand wars have been fought.
This is just utterly
mad; it is unbelievable.
It is stupid,
Once you divide man into two, you create misery and hell for him.
He can never be healthy
and can never be whole, the other half that has been denied will go on taking
It will go on finding
ways and means to overcome the part that you have imposed upon yourself.
You will become a
battle-ground, a civil war.
That's what has been
the case in the past.
In the past we were not
able to create real human beings, but humanoids.
A humanoid is one who
looks like a human being but is utterly crippled, paralysed. He has not been
allowed to bloom in his totality. He is half, and because he is half he is
always in anguish and tension; he cannot celebrate.
Only a whole man can celebrate.
Celebration is the
fragrance of being whole.
Only a tree that has
lived wholly will flower.
Man has not flowered
The past has been very
dark and dismal.
It has been a dark
night of the soul.
And because it was
repressive, it was bound to become aggressive.
If something is
repressed, man becomes aggressive, he loses all soft qualities.
It was always so up to
now. We have come to a point where the old has to be dropped and the new has to
The new man will not be either/or; he will be both/and.
The new man will be earthly and divine, worldly and other-worldly.
The new man will accept his totality and he will live it without any inner
division, he will not be split.
His god will not be
opposed to the devil, his morality will not be opposed to immorality; he will
know no opposition.
He will transcend
duality, he will not be schizophrenic.
With the new man there will come a new world, because the new man will perceive
in a qualitatively different way and he will live a totally different life
which has not been lived yet.
He will be a mystic, a poet, a scientist, all together. He will not choose; he
will be choicelessly ....
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