Archive for Osho

God cannot be grabbed!

Osho's answer to the question: "Is prayer useful? If so, teach me how to pray. I mean, prayer to receive god's love, to feel his grace."

A blind man came to argue with Buddha

"God is not an argument ... nirvana is not an argument, it is not a conclusion; it is an experience," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Master and organisation

Bound to be a contradiction...

Seriousness is a dangerous disease

Anand Hasyo's sannyas darshan.

At the last stage you have to sacrifice the ego

Osho explains to a new disciple that the people who come to a master can be divided into four categories.

The two bronze statues in the woodland park

"Whatsoever you repress will become your attraction," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Buddha visits his wife after enlightenment

'Buddha [knew] it was possible to attain here in this house, because it has nothing to do with forest or with town, with family or with ashram... It is available everywhere,' [...]

America is one of the greatest destructive powers in the world

In a press interview in Rajneeshpuram, on 26 July 1985, Osho replies to a question by Swami Shanti Prabhu of the Rajneesh Times.

When oneness happens, then one’s self is not

Osho speaks on oneness and how he is related to the cosmos and to other people.

Two actors out of work

"...Don't put anybody higher than you and don't put anybody lower than you. We are one," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

My message is universal

Osho states about his message: "Its universality means that it is the foundational doctrine of existence," and that "truth is absolutely uncompromising."

There is no need of any government

Osho answers questions asked by a member of the press in Mumbai after he returned from his world tour. "I am an anarchist. I want to see humanity without being governed by anybody, [...]

They worship money

"Indians are so obsessed with money: money seems to be their god. No other country worships money; in India it is worshipped," says Osho.

Man is immortal

"Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion," says Osho

God has been your prison

Osho answers the question, "To us, are the words 'god' and 'no-mind' synonymous?"

Mantra is a subtle drug

"If you repeat a certain mantra for a long time, that too creates subtle chemical changes in your being. It is better than drugs, but still, that too is a subtle drug," says Osho.

Three types of listeners

"For understanding to come one has to one day unlearn all that one has learnt," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The more we arrange to protect ourselves, the more we expose ourselves to danger

Osho declares, "If we examine the course of human thinking in the last 300 years, we find a steep increase in doctrines of humanity and justice. But never, in all the history of [...]

The Lotus Sutra

"First, recite the sutra; second, understand intellectually; third, give a sign that you have lived it. These are the three stages," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled [...]

When the body dies, the mind continues

Osho speaks on the complexity of the state of the mind and says it is almost like a bridge between the soul, the universal, and the body, the individual.

An effortless affirmation of life

In darshan, Osho says, "A man without meditation never comes to know the blessedness of life. He can only feel complaints against life."

Vipassana Meditation

An introduction, and invitation, to Vipassana; a video by Nisarga from the Integral Body Institute in Poland.

The monkey and the Master

"Man has not evolved much. The real man is born only when your inner monkey completely disappears, utterly disappears," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Our whole approach… is destructive

"This whole life is geared around wrong things. Money is more important than meditation," says Osho, answering a disciple's question.

“Have you made your peace with Moses?”

Osho says, "If you have accepted your being – finished. Your journey has come to an end. Now you can flower." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

This whole existence comes out of zero

Osho states, "... zero is the root of all mathematics and of all science; you cannot conceive of an Einstein without the concept of a zero."

The honeymoon is before the marriage

Osho speaks on the ‘ghotul’, the youth house of an ancient aboriginal community in India.

The moment when you open your mouth

Osho, do you find your jokes funny or are you catering for our sense of humour? P.S. We love them!

Sannyas and in the world

A Cup of Tea (99)

There will be a great universal change

Osho says to a new sannyasin, "It is the greatest altruistic act one can do – to become aware – because by becoming aware you release awareness into existence..."

The court fool

Osho says, "You will be surprised to know that they were not ordinary fools, they were some of the wisest men in the country." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The whole existence consists of light

"There is only light, an immense ocean of light," says Osho.

Death is an illusion

Osho answers the question of a disciple, "Is there another way without death and insecurity?"

The Zen Master in the carriage

"One has to be capable sometimes of not being kind. Great kindness is capable of being kind and of not being kind, both." says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Man is an effort to be

Osho speaks on the nature of desire and man's state of mind. "Man is not a being but a process of becoming. Hence there is so much misery, anxiety, anguish."

Infinite is the universe… and its mysteries and secrets

In the last part of this discourse, Osho continues to answer the question from part nine: "The inquiry of a man of the fourth plane changes dimensions..."

Walk barefoot… contact the earth

"If you are walking on soft earth, the best way is to walk barefoot, no shoes. You have a tremendous contact with the earth," says Osho.

Buddha with a handful of dry leaves

Buddha says, "That which I have said is only like the few leaves in my hand. And that which I have not said is like the dry leaves in this forest." Osho explains, "The Master will [...]

The Great Indian War – Mahabharata

Osho speaks about the Great Indian War - Mahabharata - and explains the significance of the four ages: sat yuga, treta yuga, dwapar and kali yuga.

All history is rubbish

... and all politicians are criminals, says Osho.

Osho speaks on the sudras

More than 170 million people in India are considered 'untouchable' - people tainted by their birth into a caste system that deems them impure, less than human. They continue to [...]

The Puranas speak a different language

In the ninth part of a series of 10, Osho answers a question with regard to "the fundamental difference between the language of expression of the man of the fourth plane and the [...]

Buddha is asked: Is there a God?

"Ananda said, ’Master, the question is the same, but you answer so differently, you answer so contradictorily, that we have become puzzled, confused,’" says Osho. From our [...]

Times of disaster are very revealing

Osho answers a question about the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster that happened at the time he was in Uruguay during the World Tour.

The well that made everyone go mad

"Each individual is so unique, so incomparably unique, that there is no way to judge who is normal and who is abnormal," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Avoid Esoteric Garbage!

There are many people here too who are very expert in so-called esoteric jargon.

I love America

Osho responds to the question, "Do you resent America?"