Archive for Discourses

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 [...]

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?

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 [...]

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.

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?

No Master Ever Dies For Those Who Can Trust

Last night you spoke of satsang and the importance of the disciple's proximity to the guru. Does this mean physical proximity? Is the disciple who lives at a great physical [...]

Perhaps This Earth, This Planet, Has Come To Its End

Beloved Osho, You spoke the other day of how, when an individual dies, he almost immediately finds another womb. But what happens when people die en masse, as happens in wartime or [...]

Those Cars Fulfilled Their Purpose

Ninety-three Rolls-Royces... but I have not looked back at them, at what happened.

You Can Become Mature Only If You Are Like A Child

Trust is the quality of the child, these three qualities; the quality of being total, the quality of remaining ignorant in spite of knowledge, and the quality of trust. This is the [...]

The Mind Is A Survival Measure

Thoughts are crowding you every moment of your existence, but you are so occupied outwardly, you cannot be conscious of it.

You Will Have To Learn Laughter

Beloved Osho, Why is it so difficult for me to laugh?

Yogis Have Known This Since Ancient Times

Many individuals who take birth and attain higher consciousness on this earth, have to seek birth on other planets.

This World is Just a Pilgrimage

Osho, Never belonged, Never been on the 'inside', Never felt 'at one' with another, Why such a loner all my life?

To Live Means to Risk

Q: I have a belief that in order to grow I have to take risks, and in order to take risks I have to make decisions. Then when I try to make decisions I am filled with anxiety that [...]

Be A Zorba In Your Own Way

Beloved Osho, I am just curious. Have you read the book Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis? I love it so much. Is not Zorba exactly the way you want us to be? At least that is how I [...]

You Too Have Your Shadow Existence

The Upanishads say that there is no opposition between God and the world: there is no Devil, and there is no power opposing God. How then is this world created?

Now the Real Music Can Begin

The Nabob, the king of Lucknow, invites a musician to his court to listen to music, but at a condition.

Totality in Music

Osho talks about the musician Haridas.

Hypnosis and Meditation

Beloved Master, how can hypnosis and meditation come together?

Osho and a Professional Beggar

Trust is never conditional. I trust you, not because you are trustworthy; I trust you because I cannot distrust.

The City Has Made The Human Being Inhuman

The common people have to understand this simple thing. They should move back to the villages because money has not given anything...

Postponement Is Very Dishonest

Sheer stupidity is hiding your inactivity, your inertia, your lethargy, in beautiful terms.

I Want Death To Disappear From The Earth

In an interview with Mike Wolfe of KBND Radio, Bend, Oregon, Osho answers about the construction of a genealogical, bionic person, about superman, and the evolutionary process, [...]

Sympathy Can Become Empathy

With man, suffering deepens because mind can move to the past and conceive of the future.

The Idea Was To Establish A Contact With Other Planetary Beings

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 may be life.

Violence is the Religion of America

Osho, it has been said that violence is as American as apple pie. Why is the United States - a country that prides itself as a land of freedom - such a violent place? Is there a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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?