Fate of an Astrologer

I have heard an ancient story, it happened in Greece. A great astrologer, the most famous of those days, fell into a well. Because in the night he was studying the stars, walking on the road he forgot that there was a well by the side and fell into it

The sound of his falling and his crying…. An old woman who lived in a hut by the side came out, helped him to get out of the well.

He was very happy. He said, “You have saved my life! Do you know who I am? I am the royal astrologer. My fee is very great — even kings have to wait for months to consult me — but for you I will predict your future. You come tomorrow morning to my house, and I will not take any fee.”

The old woman laughed and she said, “Forget all about it! You cannot see even two feet ahead — how can you see my future?”

This is the situation of millions of people on this earth. They cannot see that which is, they are obsessed with that which should be. The greatest obsession that humanity suffers is of “that which should be.” It is a kind of madness.

 

Osho – “The Book of Wisdom”

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