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THE ART OF LISTENING | OSHO

The art of listening
is based on silence in the mind ;
so that the mind does not interfere ,
it simply allows whatever is coming to you .


INTELLECTUAL LISTENING IS A KIND OF DEAFNESS | OSHO

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OSHO speaks in many talks about the art of listening .  

" If you listen to me intellectually you miss , not something , but all . Intellectual listening is a kind of deafness . When I say something , you can listen to the word . You have a mind , a library in the mind of all your prejudices , philosophies , ideologies . The word has to go through all those preconceived patterns , and by the time it reaches to you it is no longer the same . "

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BEYOND PSYCHOLOGY | CHAPTER 21 | TRANSCRIPTION | OSHO

|| INTELLECTUAL LISTENING IS A KIND OF DEAFNESS ||

If you listen to me intellectually you miss , not something , but all .

Intellectual listening is a kind of deafness .

When I say something , you can listen to the word .

You have a mind , a library in the mind of all your prejudices , philosophies , ideologies .

The word has to go through all those preconceived patterns , and by the time it reaches to you it is no more the same .

It has changed so many times , passing through the whole process of intellectual listening , that when it comes out , it is absolutely something else .

And yet it appears to be rationally the right thing ; it fits with your mind .

The process of listening has managed to cut it here and there , to change it here and there , to color it here and there , to make it what you want it to be , not what it is .

And you will agree with it ; it is your own idea , it has nothing to do with me .

Listening intellectually is not listening at all .

It is a way of avoiding .

The right way is that you do not bring your mind in , and let me go into your innermost being without being hindered .

Then there will be an understanding .

Then there will be a communion , a real listening , because in the very process of listening , you have changed .

Now the agreement that arises in your being is not agreeing with your mind , it is agreeing with something new , which your mind knows nothing of .

The mind is always old , and the truth is always new ; they never meet , they never coexist .

You are fortunate that you can listen the right way — putting the mind aside , just allowing me to sink deeper and deeper within you .

Then even though words have been used , but silence has been conveyed .

Even words have been used , that which cannot be said has been said — at least has been heard . And saying is not important , hearing is important .

Right listening means you will never ask how to do it .

For example , if I am talking about silence and you are listening the right way , you will never ask how to be silent , because in the very listening you would have tasted it .

In the very listening you will have experienced it — the window has opened .

The people who listen intellectually are bound to ask later on how to do it . Their question about how to do it signifies that they have missed what was conveyed to them .

It is not only words that I am saying to you — I am conveying my very heart .

The words are only vehicles .

Through the intellect the vehicles will reach , but I will be left behind .

When you are listening without the mind , the vehicle becomes unimportant ; its only use is that it helps me to reach to you .

It is my outstretched hand , so that I can touch your heart .

SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM