1978: From Argentina a T’ai Chi Ch’uan teacher, Horacio Lopez comes next...


















.....This will be your new name: SWAMI DEVA AJIJO.

DEVA means DIVINE;

AJIJO means FRIEND: A DIVINE FRIEND.


This has to become the very centre of your life: overflow with friendliness towards each person, man, woman, animal, bird,tree.

The whole existence is full of soul, full of god. It is a very vital existence, life is dancing all around, but one can see this life only when one falls into a deep intimacy with existence. That intimacy I call friendship.

The scientific training has taught human beings to be inimical to nature; that has been one of the most harmful things that has ever happened. Science has taught people that we are to fight with nature, as if nature is there to destroy us; we have to conquer it. That stupid attitude has made man utterly disoriented from nature, cut away; he has lost his Roots. And that is the only problem we are facing now. People are searching for meditation, prayer, new ways of being, but the deeper search and the more basic search is how to get rooted in existence again.

Call it meditation, call it prayer, or whatever you will, but the essential thing is how to get rooted in existence again. We have become trees which are uprooted, and nobody else is responsible except us with our own stupid idea of conquering nature. We are part of it; how can the part conquer the whole?

Befriend it, love it, trust it, and slowly slowly in that friendship, in that love, in that trust, intimacy arises; you come closer.

Nature comes closer to you and nature starts revealing its secrets.

Its ultimate secret is god...


IT IS REVEALED ONLY TO THOSE WHO ARE REALLY

FRIENDS OF EXISTENCE.



BHAGWAN SHREE RAJNEESH Poona, India, October 23, 1978


From the Darshan Book “A tip tongue taste of Tao”

 

!978- 1979, One Year in India traveling between Poona -Bhagwan’s Ashram; Goa, the pristine beach in 1978; Madras to hear Krishnamurti and a guest at Rishi Valley School and teaching T’ai Chi at a rural School.