Archive for Discourses

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 [...]

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.

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 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.

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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." [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 our 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 [...]

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.

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.

The Soviet Union Cannot Stop Because America Will Go Ahead

So now scientists are almost in the hands of the politicians. ... The world has to be one, and it has to be governed by creative people, not by politicians.

Journalists Should Not Be Afraid Of Anybody

Beloved Osho, What is healthy journalism? Can journalism survive on positive news? Please explain your vision on the responsibility of the media.

You Can Change Only The Individual

Beloved Osho, The longing for a better life, for a utopia, has been constantly in man's mind since he became aware of his consciousness. On the other hand he became more and more [...]

All Politicians Are Mentally Sick

Beloved Osho, We find that many intelligent people, like scientists, philosophers, and even politicians, express great admiration and respect for us individually and for the way [...]

Ego Is Unreal

Q: If the ego is unreal, then does it not mean that the unconscious mind, the accumulation of memories in the brain cells, and the process of transformation that is the subject [...]

We are All a Connected Whole

Life is an organic unity. If there is only giving and no receiving, to whom are you going to give?