Stories told by Osho have many spiritual messages and its characters or objects points to some most basic needs for spiritual enlightenment. The meaning i derive from this story and the basic needs towards these objects points as derived by me are here: This story is in agreement of principles of Chinese Mystic Lao Tzu that Tao includes both, the Yin and the Yang and still it is away from it enjoying by accepting both as important constituent of life. If a person has accepted only good qualities and habits then it is like a garden without Golden Leaves. It may looks good but unable to attain enlightenment or understand the truth or Tao or soul. In search of question “Who am I?” it is necessary to accept all your acts with gratitude because nothing is bad or sin, because it is the complimentary and balancing part of your personality to make you a whole. By hiding it or by not accepting it the equilibrium is lost that is needed to maintain in your search. That is why it is called as “The Golden Leaves”. It helps in opening up eternal treasure of in spiritual journey that brings eternal treasure of Ecstasy and bliss that can never be stolen from you without your consent. The more you share it, the more it increases…such is its nature. Actually once you achieve Tao or Soul or Saakshi bhaav, one immediately realises that neither the good acts belong to you, nor the bad, you are away from both. Hiding sin or bad means Ego is still governing you and unless and until ego/thought is completely dropped, mind cannot be brought to rest.
One may consider Golden Leaves as past failures, sin, mistakes etc etc. It is requested to share meaning that you derive from this story “Golden Leaves”.