“Sannyas movement is not mine. It is not yours.
It was here when I was not here. It will be here when I will not be here.
Sannyas movement simply means the movement of the seekers of truth.
They have always been here.
There have always been a line of seekers of truth. I call it sannyas. It is eternal. It is sanatan. It has nothing to do with me. Millions of people have contributed to it. I have also contributed my own share. It will go on becoming richer and richer. When I am gone there will be more and more people coming and making it richer. I will be gone. That does not mean that the sannyas movement will be gone. It does not belong to anybody… I cannot give you the truth, but I can show you the moon… please don’t get attached to my finger which is indicating the moon. This finger will disappear. The moon will remain and the search will continue. As long as there is a single human being on the earth the flowers of sannyas will go on blossoming… First, I am the only man in the whole history who gives you individuality. The so-called gurus were doing just the opposite: they were taking away your individuality. Their whole effort was that you should surrender to them. That your function was just to touch their feet and receive their blessings.
My effort is totally different. You cannot receive any blessing by touching anybody’s feet. On the contrary, you are making that man more egoistic and sick. Ego is the cancer of his soul. Don’t make anybody sick. Be compassionate. Never touch anybody’s feet… My effort is to take away all traditions, orthodoxies, superstitions, beliefs, from your mind so that you can attain a state of no-mind… the ultimate state of silence, where not even a thought moves. Not even a ripple in the lake of your consciousness. And the whole thing has to be done by you. I am not saying that ‘Just follow me. I am the savior. I will save you.’ All that is crap. Nobody can save you, except yourself. And spiritual independence is the only independence worth calling independence.”
– Osho, The Last Testament, Vol. 6, Talk #14