Archive for Osho

Tibet… is the most ancient, primitive, innocent culture

Osho speaks on ancient Tibetan customs and techniques.

The world is a pilgrimage

Osho speaks to a sannyasin about the meaning of his new name and the human soul's suffering and longing to go back to god.

Politicians [and] religions don’t want you to become one

Almost every person is split - for such silly and stupid things you cannot believe. You will not allow a saint just a little bit of smoking?

The tirtha is a mass experiment

"There is one other thing to be understood. Ordinarily we have the illusion that we are all separate individuals. This is a wrong belief," declares Osho. From ‘Hidden [...]

Cause and effect is a blind relationship

You cannot see enlightenment, you can see only the consequence of it.

Blessing or misfortune? The man without judgment

"If you ever want to get out of the mind - and without it there is no possibility of your inner growth - then, 'Judge ye not,'" says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by [...]

I rejoice in the waves of your love

An Enlightenment Day Celebration in Bhagwan's silent presence held in Pune 1. The following are quotes on the occasion of the celebration - and a song.

Hugging is the way of the heart

Osho, Why is hugging such an incredibly effective therapeutic tool? P.S. I used to think that clarity, wit and analysis was the way, but they are all garbage alongside hugging.

The samurai who felt inferior

"Simple means no inferiority, no superiority... one simply is - no comparison," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

This moment is all

To me this is sannyas:

I want one world…

Osho lines up a few plain requirements with a far-reaching outlook.

How much longer?

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All methods of helping a seeker were found in tirthas and temples

"The pyramids of Egypt are tirthas of some old, lost civilization. One interesting fact about the pyramids is that there is complete darkness inside," says Osho. From 'Hidden [...]

The monk and the prostitute

"Your saints cannot be innocents because their goodness is forced too much; their goodness is already ugly. Their goodness is managed, controlled, cultivated, it is not innocent," [...]

Now there is no need to have your own memory

Osho speaks on the impact of television and computers in modern life, asserting that computers can destroy people's memory systems.

The whole of the River Ganges is an experiment of alchemists

"Hindus and Jainas have separate keys; the former work with water, the latter with fire," states Osho. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 2, Part 5 of 9.

A moment’s reverence is enough

Osho speaks on the topic: Surrender. "The buddha is a mirror: when you bow down you see your original face reflected in the buddha."

A monk carries a woman across the river

"Remember that your understanding is shown in every way, and if you watch correctly, your very watchfulness will take you to a further step." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled [...]

Every religion has its own keys

Osho explains that each pilgrimage has its own key - no wrong person should reach the authentic place, but the right person will always find it. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 2, Part [...]

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: