Nirvana

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Nirvana

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Why does Osho call the desire for nirvana, enlightenment, "the last nightmare"? Because, he says, all desire, all hope is the nightmare-and that this hope postpones us from being in the present moment, open to life and to what truly is. "I will go on singing the beauties of ecstasy, but don't misunderstand me. I'm not trying to convince you that nirvana has to be achieved. It is not a goal. It cannot be made a goal. It cannot be made an object of desire. It is available. Just look. Have an alert look. Life is tremendously beautiful. It is showering on you from everywhere." Through Zen stories, jokes and responses to questions, Osho talks on topics such as the nature of desire, the disease of comparison, man:s compulsive need to do, being creative with work, and the freedom of consciousness-all to give us the wake up call that: "Nirvana is not somewhere. It is the whole performance of life."