04 Aug Jealousy is comparison (OSHO)
Jealousy is comparison. And we have been taught to compare, we have been conditioned to compare, always compare. Somebody else has a better house, somebody else has a more beautiful body, somebody else has more money, somebody else has a more charismatic personality. Compare, go on comparing yourself with everybody else you pass by, and great jealousy will be the outcome; it is the by-product of the conditioning for comparison.
Otherwise, if you drop comparing, jealousy disappears. Then you simply know you are you, and you are nobody else, and there is no need. It is good that you don’t compare yourself with trees, otherwise you will start feeling very jealous: why are you not green? And why has God been so hard on you – and no flowers? It is better that you don’t compare with birds, with rivers, with mountains; otherwise you will suffer. You only compare with human beings, because you have been conditioned to compare only with human beings. You
don’t compare with peacocks and with parrots, otherwise, your jealousy would be more and more. You would be so burdened by jealousy that you would not be able to live at all.
Comparison is a very foolish attitude, because each person is unique and incomparable. Once this understanding settles in you, jealousy disappears. Each is unique and incomparable.
You are just yourself. Nobody has ever been like you, and nobody will ever be like you. And you need not be like anybody else, either.
God creates only originals, he does not believe in carbon copies.
Image:‘Godiva’ του καλλιτέχνη Joao Ruas (http://www.joaoruas.com/#/godiva/)