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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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

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 [...]

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, [...]

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.

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.

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 [...]

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.

The nine states of your being

Modern psychology has discovered a few things which are significant; although they have been discovered only intellectually, still it is a good beginning.

The Sufi master who did not want to speak

"All asking is unnecessary, because whatsoever answer I give to you is really there inside you. I only make it apparent. I help it to surface in you," says Osho. From our series [...]

The tirtha and the temple have their own science

"All civilizations live through beliefs and faith," explains Osho. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 9 of 9.

A Rabbi drives into Father Murphy’s car

"The mind is very cunning. Everybody’s mind is the mind of the Jew. ‘Jew’ is not a race; it is the innermost core of all minds," says Osho about this 'joke'. From our series [...]

To be German Means to be Perfect

"It is not a question of following me; the real question is of following your own light," says Osho.

From Italy to Nirvana there is a Direct Route

Osho talks about Italians, and Indians, "I must have been an Italian; otherwise whatsoever I am now today would not have been possible."

There are a few tirthas that are eternal

"The final thing to be understood about the tirtha is the value of symbolic acts," explains Osho. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 8 of 9.

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." [...]