After this taxi incident, my girl friend, who is also coming for discourse every evening and I decide that either she will come to stay with me in the night or I go to her house. In the morning, we can depart. She likes to come to my home; I have arranged an extra bed for her in my room. It works out fine.
People living in the neighborhood notice it and not knowing the facts, start the rumor that I am bringing girls in my home at night, who leave in the morning. When I hear this gossip from a friend, I am really shocked. What a rotten society we are living in. How people project their minds on us! They won’t even dare to come and talk to me about this.
Sometimes I decide
to stay at my friend’s home and come to my home in the morning. And again
the gossip: I am not coming home the whole night; surely I am doing some
night business. I tell to Osho about all these rumors about us. And His
answer is, “It is your fire test. You have not to react, but ignore such
people. Be indifferent. One day the truth will reveal itself.”