The problem is not where you live, the problem is you

OSHO, FOR TWO MONTHS I LIVED IN THE COMMUNE AA
AND FOR TWO YEARS IN SOME COMMUNES IN FRANCE.
THEY HAVE ALL FAILED — HATE BECOMING STRONGER THAN LOVE.
I FELT THAT I COULD BE MORE TOTALLY MYSELF LIVING IN A GROUP
WITH COLLECTIVE DECISIONS AND PROPERTY AND FREE SEXUALITY.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WAY OF LIVING IN COMMUNES?

Osho: The problem is not where you live, the problem is you. You can go to a commune and you will carry all your problems with you. And others who have come to live in the commune have also come just like you, with all their problems. Sooner or later those problems will surface.

These outer things cannot help. They are distractions.The real change has to happen in you, commune or no commune. The real change has to happen in the deepest core of your being. If it happens there only then will life be different, otherwise it will not be different.

You say: “They have all failed.” They have failed because you are the same. They have not failed really. Their failure only proves that you are frustrated, they have not fulfilled your expectations. And what were your expectations?

You were thinking that just living in a commune would do. And your problems would be solved.Neither can a commune help, nor can going to the Himalayas and living in a cave help. Life has to be tackled very realistically. You have to see into your problems, you have to go to their very roots, you have to burn the very seed of those problems, and only then — then it can happen anywhere.

You were searching for a heaven, mm? That’s what people have been doing down the ages. They don’t change themselves, they hanker for a heaven, but wherever they go they will create hell. They ARE hell — it is not a question of finding heaven somewhere.

Unless you have it already in you, you will not find it anywhere.

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