( A collection of thirty immortal letters written by Osho to Ma Yoga Bhakti, NY, U.S.A.)
Letter: 17/To Go Beyond Ego

        beloved bhakti,

    Love. Search and the ego is always somewhere behind.
    Search and in every act the ego is the motivation.
    But if one can find it so-and can realize it so- one goes
beyond it.
    Because the very realization is the going beyond.

    "Brother," said Mulla Nasrudin to a neighbour, "I am
collecting to pay the debt of a poor man who cannot meet his
    "Very laudable," said the other, and gave him a coin.
"Who is this person?"
    "Me," said Nasrudin as he hurried away.
    A few weeks later he was at the door again.
    "I suppose you are calling about a debt," said the
non-cynical neighbour.
    "I am."
"I suppose someone can't pay a debt, and you want a
    "That is so."
    "I suppose it is you who owe the money?"
    "Not this time."
    "Well, I am glad to hear it. Take this contribution."
    Nasrudin pocketed the money.
    "Just one thing, Mulla. What prompts your humanitarian
sentiments in this particular case?"
    "Ah, you see...... I am the creditor!"

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