Originally published at https://ideapod.com/zen-philosopher-explains-why-fck-is-the-most-versatile-word-ever-created/
The English language has its fair share of colorful and versatile worlds.
But perhaps, none takes the crown other than the word “f*ck.”
What other word can be used in hundreds of situations? As a verb, adjective, noun… you name it.
Try to wrack your brain for another word as versatile and magical as “f*ck.”
Did you come up with anything?
Din’t think so.
And famous Indian Guru Osho definitely agrees in the hilarious video below.
The spiritual guru said:
“One of the most interesting words in the English language today is the word ‘f*ck’. It is one magical word: just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love.
“In language, it falls into many grammatical categories. It can be used as a verb, both transitive and intransitive, and as a noun. It can be used as an adjective.
“As you can see there are not many words with the versatility of ‘f*ck’. Besides the intimate meaning, there are also the following uses:
Fraud: I got f*cked at the used car lot.
Ignorance: F*cked if I know.
Trouble: I guess I am f*cked now!
Aggression: F*ck you!
Displeasure: What the f*ck is going on here?
Difficulty: I can’t understand this f*cking job.
Incompetence: He is a f*ck-off.
Suspicion: What the f*ck are you doing?
Enjoyment: I had a f*cking good time.
Request: Get the f*ck out of here!
Hostility: I am going to knock your f*cking head off!
Greeting: How the f*ck are you?
Apathy: Who gives a f*ck?
Innovation: Get a bigger f*cking hammer.
Surprise: F*ck! You scared the shit out of me!
Anxiety: Today is really f*cked.
“And it is very healthy too. If every morning you do it as a Transcendental Meditation – just when you get up, the first thing, repeat the mantra ‘F*ck you!’ five times – it clears the throat. That’s how I keep my throat clear!”
Osho is many things to many people. He’s a philosopher, charismatic spiritual leader, mystic, and many more.
One thing is for sure, he was wise… and definitely humorous.
What do you think? Do you want to follow his advice?
Osho’s 10 Non-commandements
You can definitely learn a thing or two from the famous Zen master.
When asked to list his 10 commandments, he famously said, just for fun:
- Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you.
- There is no God other than life itself.
- Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
- Love is prayer.
- To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
- Life is now and here.
- Live wakefully.
- Do not swim—float.
- Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
- Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.
Now those are definitely some wise words to live by.