Our Purpose in Life

The Way of the White Clouds

Rajneesh may have made a fool of himself but he had a lot of wisdom to share,

if I may say so?


The Way of the White Clouds


“Just before Buddha died somebody asked him:
When a Buddha dies where does he go—
does he survive, or simply disappear into nothingness?
Buddha is reported to have said:
‘Just like a white cloud disappearing’.

A white cloud is a mystery—

the coming, the going, the very being of it.

A white cloud exists without any roots—
it is an unrooted phenomenon, grounded nowhere,
or grounded in the nowhere.
But it still exists.

A white cloud really has no way of his own.
It drifts. It has nowhere to reach, no destination,
no destiny to be fulfilled, no end.
You cannot frustrate a white cloud
because wherever it reaches is the goal.

Hence, I call my way The Way of the White Clouds.”


Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The Search for the Absolute

The search for the absolute is vain and barren. There is only the unfolding. I don’t speak of my purpose in life. Probing more deeply into the implications of purpose reveals that having a purpose implies that we are moving along, going somewhere. That leads to the thought that we are moving toward something, some end point, some pinnacle of achievement or fulfillment. It is not necessary to limit oneself with a belief in an overall purpose. What is the purpose of an oak tree? None of us are really going anywhere. Where would we go anyway? We are Earthlings, we are home.
However, if one chooses to adopt a purpose then perhaps it might be to simply expand our awareness.