Sannyas: Orange and Mala
- WHY DO SANNYASINS HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR NAMES AND WEAR A MALA?
- First: there is no reason why sannyasins are in orange and wear a mala except that I am eccentric about it. I am a little in love with the orange and I am in love with myself, hence the mala. This is the truth, if you understand. If you need some rationalisation you can ask my disciples."
- (Osho, Tao: The Pathless Path, Vol 1, 18 Feb 1977)
- Above quote from Osho on this question / theme is one of hundreds, all different. This one has been used here as 1) it's the most inclusive and 2) leaves the most space for his people to offer / create their own understandings. Everyone is invited to do so in the discussion page.