Archive for Discourses

I’m Still Smelling that Spaghetti!

Beloved Osho, Not long ago, in a discourse, I heard you say that you hated spaghetti. Then recently, you said you hated suntans.

Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Conscious

Osho explains that science is not the only methodology to use to enter the mysteries of existence, rather the crudest and slowest methodology, and that a mystic can enter existence in a single moment.

Know Thyself, Be Thyself

Beloved Osho, The Sufis say that a person has a purpose in life and you need to find out what your purpose is. This question keeps coming up for me now that I am not in a commune any longer.

The Whole Art is How to Listen

Osho, If I can truly experience the music of the flute player, can that be on the same level as the experience you wish to occur with you?

You Are Just The Driver Of The Mind

Q: How is it possible that the mind can go on producing thoughts constantly, and how can we stop that which we have not started?

Beloved Osho, Who am I?

Sanjaya, how am I to know? How can I answer this question? Nobody else can answer it for you except you. I cannot answer it on your behalf.

The Death Of This Earth Is Not Far Away

Beloved Osho, Why have human beings gone through this struggle since the very beginning? Were there not already highly developed civilizations living on this earth? And yet their consciousness got lost and man had to start all over again.

Become Aware of Your Extremes

Osho, William Blake said, 'The way of excess leads to the palace of wisdom,' and, 'Man never knows what is enough before he knows what is too much.'

It Is A Reality. The World Is Going To End.

Beloved Osho, In the last few weeks you have been talking a lot about the world running fast towards a dead end, without showing any more hope that things will ever change.

Jam Today!

The Ancients said: "(Self-)cultivation takes an unimaginable time (while) enlightenment in an instant is attained."

Osho Speaks on ‘Who am I?’

Inquire of the inmost, the one, of its final secret, which it holds for you through the ages.

Osho Speaks on Srinivan Ramanujan

In 1888 a person named Ramanujan was born in a poor Brahmin family in South India. He became a very famous mathematician.

Terrorism is Going to Become Bigger and Bigger

Beloved Osho, I've heard that in Europe the threat of terrorism is striking fear in everyone.

A Date with Death and God: March 21, 1953

Osho speaks in detail about the insights and events leading to his enlightenment.

Destroy the World’s Noisiness!

[...] it all depends how much you trust your silence, how much you trust yourself, how much the silence is arising from your inner sources.

Surrender to Existence

Surrender is a very paradoxical state: on one hand you disappear, on the other hand you appear for the first time in your infinite glory, in your multidimensional splendor.

I Don’t Have Any Beard

Q: What is the significance of your long beard?

You Have Survived the Test

Beloved Master, Upon returning to Holland last year I started communicating about you with an overwhelming sense of urgency. I felt you imparted this urgency to me, but it seemed also to be a part of my nature.

Let The Truth Reach – By Any Means

Beloved Osho, You were saying that the new will be victorious. Will it really be the new, or will it be the old polished up here and there.

Meditation Has to Become Almost Like a Wildfire

Osho says, "The society has no soul, you can change only the individual...."

The Society Is Soulless

Society is interested in specialists and not in happy people.

The Phenomenon of Trust

Beloved Osho, Since I have been able to trust more and more in existence, everything is going so easily, so softly, so beautifully.

Life Can Never Be Known By Analysis

One, is to analyze a thing, to divide it into its parts, but parts are not the whole.

The World is Very Close to Its End

Q: Beloved Osho, What is this undercurrent of giggling in my heart every time I feel that you are using the whole world as a device for our growth, and that you are using us as a device for the whole world? Would you please comment?

In Your Love I Will Live

Q: Sometimes you talk nonsense in the lectures. How can you tell us to go and look for an alive master if you die?

Who Has Divided Humanity?

During three thousand years, fifteen thousand wars have been fought. Fifteen thousand wars in three thousand years?

Primal Spirit

Osho speaks about knowing one's essence, quotes Master Lu-tsu saying that only the primal spirit and the true nature overcome time and space.

Going From One Emergency Room To Another

Osho answers a question about death and the utter necessity to truly experience life so the conscious becomes more and more alive while the unconscious goes on dying.

Mind Is Blind Like A Bat

Man is as if asleep. Man lives in a stupor - moves, works, is born, lives and dies, but almost fast asleep, snoring.

Why don’t I feel that I am myself?

Gayatri, Because you are not yet....

Remain Aloof of Praise or Criticism Alike

Beloved Master, why is it that nobody likes to be criticized, and yet everybody loves to criticize others?

Osho Speaks on Khajuraho

If you see the temples of Khajuraho in India....

The Whole Idea of Christmas is Bogus

Christianity is a fiction. Jesus had never even heard the name Christianity.

The Other Is Hell

A question by Prem Neeto.

Body Memory and Mind Memory

Meditation is a subtle death - a deep death of you, your mind, your ego, of all that makes you defined. But that which is within is there. That is pure consciousness.

I Am Making You Responsible

Arthur Koestler writes about an experiment. Meditate over it.

Just by Whirling You Can Know Yourself

Osho talks about Rumi's statement: Do not move because of fear.

Mediumship is a Female Technique

Q: What is the difference between entering another body and psychic mediumship? How does one enter into a medium?

You Are Not To Teach Children Religion and Morality

Osho, How can we teach children to be moral and religious?

At the Start of Sneezing

"At the start of sneezing, during fright, in anxiety, above a chasm, flying in battle, in extreme curiosity, at the beginning of hunger, at the end of hunger, be uninterruptedly aware."

The Conflict of Human Society Is Between Worlds

Osho states, "You are a projector going on and on projecting things which are nowhere, only inside you, and the whole world becomes a screen."

Meditation, Compassion and Gratitude

Osho explains how gratitude arises out of compassion and is not directed towards anyone in particular.

The Law of Synchronicity

The law of synchronicity has to be understood. This is one of the greatest contributions of Carl Gustav Jung to modern humanity: the law of synchronicity.

Humanity Can Be Moved To Other Planets

The old man has lived with all kinds of divisions - nations, races, religions. The New Man will live an undivided humanity, with all the sources pooled into one. And that will enable him to explore the universe.

The Mind Is Very Ancient

Osho speaks on the distinction beweeen brain and mind.

When I Started Serving Cooked Food…

Q: Osho, Dolly Diddee showed me a passage from one of your earlier books where you say that no saint is against any other saint, and that they deliberately speak against each other to drive away people who are not suited to them and to push their buttons.

Osho Speaks on J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti, a man who struggled for ninety years – his last words have some great meaning.

Man Will Be Able To Be Controlled

Osho asserts that society will soon fix an electrode in people's brains to control them - it will be cheap and easy, and then there will be no possibility for human freedom.

Acting Is the Most Spiritual of Professions

Osho is asked to 'say something about acting'.