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Protecting the Truth

The greatest art in the world is to be a disciple. It cannot be compared to anything. It is unique and incomparable. Nothing like it exists in any other relationship, nothing like it can exist.
To be a disciple, to be with a master, is to move into the unknown. You cannot be very aggressive there. If you are aggressive, the unknown will never be revealed to you. It cannot be revealed to an aggressive mind. The very nature of it is such that you have to be receptive, not aggressive.
The search for truth is not an active search, it is a deep passivity - in your deep passivity you will receive. But if you become too active and concerned, you will miss. It is like being a womb, it is feminine, you receive the truth as a woman receives a pregnancy.
Remember this... then many things will become easier to understand.

(Osho - The Grass Grows By Itself #2)


If we are dealing with nominative singular terms - Rakshita (with a short final ′a′) is a past participle meaning "protected". Rakshita (long final ′a′) is an agent noun meaning "protector".

This linguistic difference is irrelevant in a spiritual sense; by protecting the Truth (Satrakshita) one is instantly protected by it.
Consider in this regard the expression: ′Dharmo rakshati rakshita′, roughly translated by Hindu scholars as ′the virtues that are protected (practised) are protecting the human being like a shield′.

According to Osho though, "spirituality is not a question of morality, it is a question of vision. Spirituality is not the practising of virtues - because if you practise a virtue it is no longer a virtue. A practised virtue is a dead thing, a dead weight. Virtue is virtue only when it is spontaneous; virtue is virtue only when it is natural, unpractised - when it comes out of your vision, out of your awareness, out of your understanding" (Osho in The Art of Dying #9)

So, ′Dharmo rakshati rakshita′, a beautiful, far-reaching spiritual statement, only if virtue is taken in the sense Osho understands it:

"There is only one sin and that is unawareness, and only one virtue and that is awareness." (Osho in Ah, This! #6)

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