Archive for Osho

“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

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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?"

A meditator like Buddha reaches the seventh plane

In the eighth part of a series of 10, Osho continues to answer a question from part 7 on 'shaktipat' and grace: "...the final happening of grace will take place when there is no [...]

The man clinging to the roots of a tree

"If you can live in the present, the taste is tremendously sweet. This is the way to live, this is the only way to live – otherwise you will not be living," states Osho. From [...]

Give all your attention to listening

Osho talks on 'Listening' at the 1968 Meditation Camp in Ajol, Gujarat: "Listen... and by and by, within you, a humming of silence will begin. The mind is becoming silent."

Beyond limitations

Osho explains to Diti the meaning of her name which she had received by mail.

After the seventh there are no bodies

In the seventh part of a series of 10, Osho answers three questions and speaks on 'shaktipat' and his preference for direct grace.

Your bondage is yours

Truth liberates. Whose truth?

Your search… will take you to the last

In the sixth part of a series of 10, Osho concludes his explanation of the seven bodies and the seven chakras. "The ultimate is the void - nothingness."

What’s going on in Jalaluddin Rumi’s monastery?

A story about the Sufi mystic and poet as told by Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Listening is a positive silence

Osho says in darshan, "Listen to people. You will learn much about them, about you. Listen to people and you will feel an opening."

Maturity is the door to divinity

"A really alert man will not feel offended even if somebody insults him personally," says Osho.

One more journey yet remains

In the fifth part of a series of 10, Osho speaks on the sixth and seventh bodies, after which comes "... the journey to non-being, non-existence."

The hen that went south

Osho speaks on dropping the intellect, using an apt parable about a hen's excursion. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Lost in bliss is the hazard of the fifth plane

In the fourth part of a series of 10, Osho continues to speak on the fifth body: "Even though the ego is intrinsically dead on the fifth plane, I-am-ness still persists."

Bayazid came upon a heap of skulls

Osho talks on the three types of hearing. "Let it be known once and forever: I am not interested in the crowd, I am interested only in individuals. And you have to show your [...]

Evolution of consciousness

"I do not believe in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Once in a while I mention him, but that is simply a kind of joke and nothing else; I don't believe in the theory of [...]

The duality ends with the fifth body

In the third part of a series of 10, Osho speaks on the significance of the fifth chakra and the fifth body.

A disciple afraid of darkness

Buddha has said: Appo deepo brava - ‘Be a light unto yourself.’ From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Anything can be turned into meditation

Osho states, "Wall Street is as good as any Himalayan cave."

The mind is always… imagining and dreaming

In the second part of a series of 10, Osho explains the meanings of the third and fourth chakras.

Buddha, Confucius and Lao Tzu – and the juice of life

"There is nothing higher than life. To live it is to be religious," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

There are seven bodies… seven chakras

In this first part of a series of 10, Osho speaks about the significance of the first and second chakras.

The disciple who got the task to look after 1000 cows

"The new man, he will be complete, entire, acquainted with the outside world and acquainted with the inside world as well," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by [...]

Family is against rebellion

Osho talks on 'Family'. "The family conditions the child in the first place. Secondly, it is the cause of all kinds of insanities."