Osho on Talented person

[A sannyasin asked Osho about her father who is an artist, and had been diagnosed as schizophrenic.]

Osho – I don’t think it is schizophrenia, and I don’t think it is an illness. This type of thing happens many times to talented people. A talented person is almost always in trouble. His very talent is a struggle.

A talented person is almost always somehow abnormal, not normal. The more talent you have, the more difficulties there will be in your life, because the mind has a certain capacity, but the talent can be more than the capacity of the mind. Then you cannot contain the talent in your mind; the strain is too much.

It is as if a two hundred watt current is running in a one hundred watt bulb. Everything starts going crazy. Meditation can be of tremendous help to him.

[The sannyasin answered: He jokes about it!]

Nothing to be worried about. People almost always joke about something to which they feel a certain attraction. Write to him about the Nadabrahma meditation. It will be very very helpful. It will be very soothing to his mind.

… he can do it lying down. And when you go home, you can just sit by his side and do it. Tell him to participate. The very sound, the humming sound, is very relaxing, very soothing to the inner brain. It will be very helpful. When you go, remind me again, and I will give a special meditation tor him too. We will do something… don’t be worried.

Source: from Osho Book “The Passion for the Impossible”

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