Archive for Osho

If St. Francis of Assisi would have been born today, where would he be?

Osho says he would be in a madhouse. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Looking in the Rearview Mirror

A sannyasin has to relax to that total state of let-go when everything happens and nothing is done.

All religions have developed their own code languages

"The real location of places for pilgrimage are often hidden or obscured," says Osho. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 2, Part 3 of 9.

The whole world can be transformed into a Buddhafield

Osho talks on the topic: Commune. "I would like to create a chain of communes all around the world..."

On which side of the shoes have you left your umbrella?

"Turn each opportunity of life into meditation. Do it fully aware, alert, watchful, witnessing," says Osho while commenting on Zen master Ikkyu's question. From our series 1001 [...]

Trust and Know

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The whole purpose of the places of pilgrimage

Osho continues to explain the alchemical secrets of places of holy pilgrimage, here with reference to the tirthankaras. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 2, Part 2 of 9. "A tirthankara [...]

People Are Obsessed With Doing

When the tree is overflowing with vitality it blooms and flowers.

Being is herenow, it is what you are right now

Samudaya's sannyas darshan. "Sat means being, samudaya means arising. Up to now you have lived as a becoming, as a desire: doing this, doing that, trying for this, trying for that. [...]

To Be There!

Power is your own state. When you are full of energy, you are powerful.

The elephant, the horsefly and the sparrow

"That's how the ego exists. We magnify our virtues, we magnify our sins, we magnify everything," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

America is in a Hurry for the Third World War to Happen

"These people who are in power are almost on the brink of destroying the world, rather than lose their power. "

There are hidden meanings not visible from the outside

Osho speaks about the alchemical secrets of places of holy pilgrimage. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 2, Part 1 of 9 - "A tirtha, a sacred place of pilgrimage, is a unique invention, [...]

You have escaped to reality

Osho, when I dropped my job as a political reporter in order to come to Poona, some of my friends who are engaged in the struggle against atomic war, atomic power, destruction of [...]

I was waiting and waiting for you!

Satyananda's sannyas darshan on July 10, 1977.

Rabia is searching for her needle

"Why are you searching outside for the bliss that you have lost within?" asks Rabia about whom Osho says, "Rabia al-Adawiyya is one of the rarest women in the whole human history." [...]

Watch from the outside and be alert like a flame

Osho speaks about the Nadabrahma meditation in a darshan, "Let the body get drunk, let the mind get drunk, let them fall into a deep love-affair with each other, and you slip out [...]

Osho Speaks on Hermann Hesse

Osho declares him as one of the Western minds who has come very close to the Eastern way of looking at things.

The king who had three sons and needed to choose his heir

"You cannot hoard flowers, that is one of the most beautiful things about flowers," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Wherever My Sannyasins Meet, My Presence Will Be Felt

Beloved Osho, There are sannyasins living all over the world who feel a deep connection with you. However, on celebration days there is always that longing to be in your silent [...]

Osho Leaving His Body

A video compilation of photos from Osho's Death Celebration.

Jokes are dangerous

Osho answers a question from Anand Satyam.

Osho Speaks on Professor Dr. S. K. Saxena

Osho has spoken many times lovingly about Dr. S.K. Saxena, one of his professors at the University of Jabalpur during the 1950s.

Cry heartfully, let the tears flow

Osho says: "The problem is that, because you have repressed your tears of sadness, misery, pain — when you are joyful, rejoicing, then too your old repression continues; you go [...]

Non-Attachment

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Move from the head to the heart

Osho about the Heart: "The heart is always true. And the head is never true."

The parable of God and the farmer

"Enjoy all climates, all moods of nature" - from the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Man Has Always Been The Same

Q: Looking at myself and others here, is it possible there have been others like us - such as Buddha's disciples? Were they amazed and did they find themselves laughing at how [...]

A Gathering of Friends

In view that Osho Chairs are now being established, we are publishing a discourse Osho gave on December 23, 1967 in Lonavala, India.

Nature is Wild

Mukta was my gardener in Poona.

The Agony May Be Great

Q: If the whole history of the world were condensed into one year, with us standing at the end of that vast year, it would look something like this:

I Laugh in My Room

Beloved Master, After two years here, I had heard Bodhidharma's laughter. I never heard him again. Is he still around?

Alexander meets Diogenes…Twice!

Osho tells a rare account of a second meeting between Alexander and Diogenes, published here in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Laughter is the very essence of religion

Osho talks on Laughter: "The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it."

The Nine Adepts of Ashoka… Are Still Working

Ashoka created a group which is still existing - a group of nine persons. Whenever a person dies, another replaces him, so the group still continues.

Woman Has to Contribute More to Life

Beloved Master, You always said that women are better than men as far as ruling and governing people is concerned. You said that they are better than men because their starting [...]

I Would like Women to Take Power

Beloved Master, Why have you always emphasized that women are better than men in ruling and administration, taking care? Is that what you experience in your commune or is it only [...]

A Beautiful Christmas Card

Beloved Master, I am seventy now, but still the sexual urge is there. What should I do?

Give Science a Chance

Beloved Osho, My fear around your vision of the birth of the new man through test-tubes and genetic engineering comes not from the technology itself, but from fear of who might [...]

A Rare Woman Attains to Enlightenment

Osho speaks on acceptance and the Buddhist nun Rengetsu in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The Three Stages of Enlightenment

This question has been hovering in me for years. A few times you have talked around it, but this has mystified me more, so please enlighten.

Conscious Love

When you fall in love with a person, you feel very, very happy. This is a drug.

Six Blind Men in Search of the Nature of an Elephant

"People look into books, find out fragments, make philosophies out of fragments. That's how all the religions have evolved, and all the theologies and all the philosophies. They [...]

They Had No Consciousness

We can learn much, seeing what is happening, and then we can think introspectively about other civilizations which have disappeared, either through war or through calamities which [...]

All Our Games Are Childish

Man is so miserable, that he wants to forget his misery in any kind of entertainment, howsoever stupid it may look to those who have a little intelligence. 

Live The Moment

Osho explains in a darshan a meditation that helps to be in the herenow.

Indra’s Net

You can go on moving backwards, and you will find everything that has happened in existence up to now, had to happen for you to happen.

16. In Memory of Alan Watts

How many books have I talked about in the P.P.S? Hmmm? "Forty, Osho." Forty? "Yes, Osho."

You Are a Part of the Cosmic Consciousness

What exists? There are so  many layers. If one is only aware of the surface, then matter exists. Matter is the surface of existence.