( A collection of thirty immortal letters written by Osho to Ma Yoga Bhakti, NY, U.S.A.)

Letter: 3/Maturity Comes Through Understanding

        beloved bhakti,

    Love. A small boy with a penny tightly clutched in his hot
little hand entered the toy-shop and drove the proprietor to
distraction, asking him to show this and that and everything without
ever making up his mind.
    "Look here, my boy," said the storekeeper finally, " What
do you want to buy for a penny--the whole world with a fence
around it.?"
The boy thought for a moment and tben replied: "Let us
see it."

    And I say to you that ordinarily no one is different from
that small boy in this world.
    But unless one is different, one is not mature.
    And maturity does not come with age alone.
    Maturity comes through understanding the distinction
between that which is possible and that which is not possible.
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