Archive for Osho

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."

One has to be a rebel

During sannyas darshan, Osho says to Anand Maria (Praveeta), "Rebel against all that is untrue, rebel against that which is imposed by others. Rebel against the status quo, rebel [...]

The king who tried to escape death

"Wherever you go you will find death waiting for you," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

If a decision arises from your totality…

During a darshan Osho says, "Whenever you start thinking of the future and the past too much, just relax and pay attention to your breathing."

We are part of one organic universe

Oneness is the goal of all true religion, asserts Osho.

The third eye

With the third eye you become capable of seeing things which are there, but which cannot be seen with ordinary eyes, says Osho.

A junior devil was worried when he saw Jesus

"Once a religion is organized, it is dead," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Watch the flow of thoughts

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If you miss adventure, you miss all

If you are alive there is inconvenience. If you are alive there are challenges.

Baal Shem’s parable: two men on a tightrope

“How did you manage to cross?” "Whenever I felt myself toppling over to one side, I leaned to the other.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

…you will do something stupid!

"You can be here, you can be on the Moon, you can be on Mars, you can change outer things - it makes no difference," says Osho.

A poet meets a mystic while contemplating the moon in a bowl of water

"Seeking truth in scriptures, seeking truth in philosophies, is looking at the reflection." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Cancer can exist only in a certain neurotic state of mind

Osho on the subject of 'Cancer'. "When the mind becomes very tense, so tense that it is intolerable, it starts affecting the body tissues. That's why cancer exists only when [...]

They may be sending us signals

Osho states, "You may not be aware, but within the last hundred years scientists have discovered that there must be at least fifty thousand planets in the universe on which there [...]

Chuang Tzu finds a bullock cart upside down

"Conflict you have always been in. Now try accord. And suddenly you will see – the whole meaning changes. Then you are no more in antagonism with nature," says Osho. From our [...]

Man is a stranger on the earth

Pravasi’s sannyas darshan on December 5, 1978.

Dreamworld and reality

A selection of quotes where Osho talks about LSD, drugs in general, alcohol and meditation.

The temple is a symbol of God’s dwelling

While commenting on a sutra by Nanak, Osho speaks of the importance of music and to see it as the door to the divine. "Our temples are designed for sound to reverberate inside, [...]

Twenty-four hours I am in love

Osho answers a question by freelance journalist Penny Allen from Sisters, Oregon, USA: "What happened to your glasses?"

The cause changes, the war continues

Osho speaks on 'peace of mind' and asserts that to be against anything is to be at war. "Peace is very alive. Peace is more alive than war - because war is in the service of death, [...]

Infinite Mystery

The last question: Osho, what's it all about?

Naropa dreams of a horrible-looking woman

"... one who only understands the word becomes ugly," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The music not made by man

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Work should be a worship

The question is if your ego disappears into meditation what will happen to your work.

Impotence of the mind – Action out of delight

Osho answers a question by Vinod Bharti; "If you see the impotence of the mind, the mind disappears but action becomes for the first time tremendously beautiful."

It was just a joke. You are not enlightened, relax!

In Rajneeshpuram, Osho declared a few sannyasins enlightened. Here is a question of one of them. Osho comments on how they reacted differently mentioning, among others, Vinod [...]

There are many holy masters existing in an unembodied form

Osho speaks about the holy ones around us who exist in a bodiless state, referring to the book, 'Light on the Path' by Mabel Collins. Part 2 of 2. "When subjectivity and [...]

The boy with the candle

"We arise out of the cosmic consciousness; we fall back into the cosmic consciousness," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Search, Search and Search

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Yuri Gagarin: ‘My beautiful earth…’

Osho comments on Yuri Gagarin's quote, 'Strange, when you live on the earth, you don't bother about the earth...'

Consciousness cannot be forced

Osho speaks on the inner and outer senses, referring to the book, 'Light on the Path'. He says that the book "was dictated by the Masters to Mabel Collins." Part 1 of 2. "If your [...]

You will have to go into your naked essence

Henri Bergson spoke at the beginning of this century. He said, 'The addition to the body brought by technology calls for a corresponding addition to the soul.'

The realm of happiness

In a darshan, Osho speaks about the different reflections of bliss that we know as pleasure, happiness and joy, and refers to Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso.

Three kings who visit a man named Frank

Osho comments on a parable found on the back of Bob Dylan's album, John Wesley Harding, From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.