The saviour (messiah) shows you the way, shows you the goal, and makes you feel significant, that you are not an accident, that God has something special to be fulfilled through you. He fulfils your psychological need. He does not destroy your fear, your meaninglessness, and your hopelessness. He simply gives a beautiful cover; he covers your psychological vacuum. And you fulfil his psychological need. The more you gather around him, the more followers are there, the more he is convinced that he is not insane. Otherwise the suspicion is bound to be there:
”What proof have you got that you are the son of God? It may be just your mind projection.” But now he has got some proof: the believers. As they go on increasing, as the following becomes bigger and bigger, now he has solid proof: so many people, millions of people, cannot be wrong.
Do you see the vicious circle? He becomes more authoritative, more determined, more fanatic. And the more he becomes authoritative, determined, fanatic, the more people are bound to fall in the trap because they need authority. They need a father figure, somebody to lead them. On their own they don’t know where to go, what to do, what to be.
That’s the way every child is being brought up, so that the psychological need arises, is bound to arise. Everything is told to the child, that he has to do this, not to do that. Of course the parents think they are doing it for the child’s own good; it is not so. It is just the opposite. They don’t mean it.
They really mean that they are doing good for the child, because how can the child decide what is right and what is wrong? So they have to decide. And naturally, the child is so small and in his eyes the father and grandfather are so big, so powerful, so wise – he can believe in them.
So from the very beginning the child is not taught, not brought up, to be an independent individual. He is brought up to be a follower. He is brought up to remain a mental slave for his whole life. His father was brought up in the same way. His father’s father was brought up in the same way. He will do the same to his children. That’s how stupidity goes on from generation to generation: one generation passes it to another generation – that becomes your inheritance.
So you are waiting, waiting for Godot... somebody who should come and fulfil all your psychological needs. He will be a father, a guide, a philosopher, a wise man; and then you can relax, you need not worry. You need not use your intelligence, you need not use your reason. You can put all your intelligence aside, you can now be blind – and follow the saviour (messiah). And when you see more and more people are coming; of course that becomes for you a proof that the man must be right.
- Osho (From Unconsciousness to consciousness)
It consists of two acts of uneven lengths in which Vladimir and Estragon spend time conversing and alternating between hope and despair while waiting for Godot to keep an appointment with them. Pozzo and his slave, Lucky, appear in each act. Pozzo is blind in the second act. A young boy arrives in each to inform Didi and Gogo that Godot will not arrive today, but will tomorrow. A bare tree in act one sprouts leaves in act two, suggesting perhaps the passage of time. The play suggests that something important is to come to life but never does.
It is universal in meaning perhaps because it avoids definition. It is about loneliness, loss, and encounter in a world where black coats, bowler hats, and boots assume significance.
- Samuel Beckett
1. From Unconsciousness to consciousness - Osho
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