I’m printing the following quotation from a book by Ma Dharm Jyoti called One Hundred Tales for Ten Thousand Buddhas because I plan to refer to it in a future post, but the quote is true and useful on its own.
It is very hot in the afternoon and Osho is resting on His cot after lunch; everyone else has gone out. I close the latch of the door and sit on the floor near His cot and start fanning Him with a little hand fan. After a while He opens His eyes and says, “Stop fanning and go to sleep.”
I feel maybe He is thinking I am tired; but I am really enjoying it — making Him a little comfortable. I tell Him, “It is very hot and I can continue to fan you.”
He says, “Just accept the situation and there is no problem.” He closes His eyes again; I stop fanning Him and slowly move away. I can see curious people jumping and peeping in at the windows which have no curtains. I watch Him — He is resting like an emperor on His golden throne.