Swami Chaitanya Keerti
Many people often ask me: What does Osho say about the purpose of life. And I tell them what Osho has often said the purposelessness is the very nature of life. This answer shocks them. And to bring them out of this space of shock, I tell them: If you really intend to look for the purpose of life, then I can tell you that life has the same purpose as the seed has a purpose–it has to find the soil, and grow into a plant, express itself into flowers and bear fruit–in nutshell, come to fruition.
When an ordinary man becomes a Buddha, an awakened one, the seed has reached its state of fruition: Attainment of Enlightenment. We all carry within us the seed or the potential of enlightenment, but we continue living in such an unconscious way, the robotic way, the insensitive way, that we have no time to feel this potential within us. Most of us think that to meditate and look within is a waste of time, because when we look within, first we encounter a crowd of thoughts, some emotions and sentiments–and all these things in conflict. An epic war of Mahabharata goes on within us day and night. Realising this we become scared, and we lose all the patience and never look within. Happyho also provides best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR India area
But then there some people, maybe very few in millions, who are courageous to accept this challenge and continue their meditation with all the patience. One day, this fruition of enlightenment happens. Such people can be counted on our fingers who attainted to enlightenment in the last century– Raman Mahrishi, Gurdieff, Meher Baba, J.Krishnamurti and Osho. Osho attained to enlightenment at the young age of 21. Osho talks about that fateful day when this happened. In the discourses on the Discipline of Transcendence, Osho says: I am reminded of the fateful day of twenty-first March, 1953. For many lives I had been working – working upon myself, struggling, doing whatsoever can be done – and nothing was happening.

Now I understand why nothing was happening. The very effort was the barrier, the very ladder was preventing, the very urge to seek was the obstacle. Not that one can reach without seeking. Seeking is needed, but then comes a point when seeking has to be dropped. The boat is needed to cross the river but then comes a moment when you have to get out of the boat and forget all about it and leave it behind. Effort is needed, without effort nothing is possible. And also only with effort, nothing is possible.
Just before twenty-first March, 1953, seven days before, I stopped working on myself. A moment comes when you see the whole futility of effort. You have done all that you can do and nothing is happening. You have done all that is humanly possible. Then what else can you do? In sheer helplessness one drops all search.
And the day the search stopped, the day I was not seeking for something, the day I was not expecting something to happen, it started happening. A new energy arose – out of nowhere. It was not coming from any source. It was coming from nowhere and everywhere. It was in the trees and in the rocks and the sky and the sun and the air – it was everywhere. And I was seeking so hard, and I was thinking it is very far away. And it was so near and so close.
(Read more on this link: https://www.oshonews.com/2016/03/21/a-date-with-death-and-god-march-21-1953/)
In another discourse of the Last Testament, Osho explains this phenomenon in simple words: Enlightenment simply means an experience of your consciousness unclouded by thoughts, emotions, sentiments. When the consciousness is totally empty, there is something like an explosion, an atomic explosion. Your whole insight becomes full of a light which has no source and no cause. And once it has happened, it remains. It never leaves you for a single moment..
Osho’s Enlightenment is a great reminder to all of us…and millions of Osho lovers around the world will be celebrating this day, the real spring of consciousness, as a reminder to themselves and others. All are welcome to join in this celebration.