No. 1 of a selection of ‘hot’ quotes by Osho
If you cannot listen to words said against your mind you need not come here; this is not the right place for you. I am not here to buttress your egos; I am here to destroy them. I have to speak against them. My whole work consists in destroying. First a great destruction is needed, only then your energies are released for some creative work.
Osho, Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 8, Ch 11
I don’t want you to be addicted to me. I don’t want to be a drug to you. The so-called masters and teachers of the religions of the whole world – I have come across almost all kinds and all categories of teachers – want their disciples to be addicted to them, to be dependent on them. That is their power trip. I don’t have any power trip. I love you, whether you are with me or not with me. I want you to be independent and confident that you can attain these precious moments on your own.
Osho, The Invitation, Ch 14, Q1
If somebody is coming to help you, escape! Your life is in danger. Avoid the do-gooders, the so-called saints and mahatmas. I am not here to console you, to comfort you, to make you secure. I am here to destroy you utterly, because only then is the new born – the new man, the new consciousness. If I help, the old will continue. All help goes to help the old. All help keeps the old surviving; it nourishes it. No, I am not going to help in anyway.
Osho, The First Principle [The last question]