[Another sannyasin is returning to his farm in the west.]
Osho – Come back whenever you can find time. To be on a farm is beautiful. Make your work your meditation. Farming is the only work that is worth doing. Whenever you are with things which grow, you grow. That is the difficulty with machines: they don’t grow, so if you work with machines you are stuck. They don’t keep the growing energy flowing around you. So people who work with machines, by and by, slowly slowly become mechanical. Machines reduce man to a machine.
To be with trees and plants is beautiful because they go on growing, they become an impetus, an inspiration, and the whole energy is flowing upwards with the growth. You cannot remain low, you have to go high. If you are alert, then farming can turn you on as no drug can ever do. Mm? just the smell of the wet earth, the smell of the growing plants, the joy of the birds and the sun – all that becomes a milieu for spiritual growth. To be close to nature is to be close to god. So perfectly good – continue. Even if it is not very economical, even if it is not very paying, don’t be worried; that is irrelevant. And whenever it is possible, come, mm? Good!
Source – Osho Book “Don’t Bite My Finger, Look Where I’m Pointing”