Teaching Story - The false monk
by Life Positive
Now she was dying and she had a deep desire to know if the monk she had worshipped for so long was truly enlightened or not.
She called a prostitute from the town and told her, “I will give you as much money as you want. Go to this monk in the middle of the night. He will be meditating, because he meditates in the middle of the night. The door is never closed because he has nothing which can be stolen. Open the door, come close, embrace him, and then come back and tell me what happened.”
The prostitute went. She opened the door. A small lamp was burning; the man was meditating. He opened his eyes. Seeing the prostitute, he became afraid, and began to tremble. “What! Why have you come here?” And when the woman tried to embrace him, he tried to escape. He was trembling and furious.
The woman came back and told the old lady what had happened. The old lady ordered her servants to burn the cottage that she had made for this man, and be finished with him. He had not reached anywhere. The old woman said, “This fear shows the whip is not yet abandoned. This anger shows awareness is still an effort, it has not become natural. It has not become spontaneous.”
Adapted from The Search by Osho
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