“To be sane in this insane society is really a great work of understanding, courage, rebellion,” states Osho.
“Man… never makes any effort, even in finding one very fundamental thing: who he is, from where he comes, and what is his destiny, where he is going,” states Osho.
“The rebel is in a state of tremendous love with freedom – total freedom, nothing less than that,” states Osho.
“An upanishad is a mystery school. And we are entering into an upanishad today,” declares Osho on August 16, 1986.
Osho says, “When the society is in a turmoil and everything is in crisis, a chaos pervades – this is the moment, if you want, you can escape from the prison.”
Osho speaks about the process of a conscious death and nature’s indication to become aware that death is approaching.
“This false ego which you have created by not looking in, by continuously looking out, is the root cause of fear,” states Osho.
“The priority should be your attainment of spiritual freedom, because political tyrannies come and go,” declares Osho
Osho’s vision: “The new man is an absolute necessity… If we cannot produce a new human being, then humanity will disappear from the earth.”
Osho responds to the question: Beloved Osho, It disturbs me when you don’t seem to bother about facts.
Osho’s answer to: “Would it not make matters much simpler to somehow impress upon our young ones to begin with God?”
“All your projections are yours… and they have to disappear. You have to be disillusioned. Only in that moment of disillusionment does reality explode,” states Osho.
From birth onwards, time seemed to me to go faster and faster. But since we left America, just over two months ago, it feels to me like whole lifetimes have passed. Osho, what have you done to time?
A question to Osho by his lawyer, late Ram Jethmalani: Beloved Master, When I am dead, am I really dead? I want to be really convinced that death is eternal sleep.
Osho answers one of Bhagwat’s questions; “You have to see what this ego is, and just seeing is enough.”
Osho answers to: “I am terribly scared to ask this question. Why do you mention Swami Yoga Chinamaya’s name when he asks a question? And why does something in me have to ask this question?”
“The existence is an infinite process. So there is no beginning, really, and there cannot be any end,” states Osho.
Osho explains that power is not the cause of corruption, but only the opportunity for its expression.
Sometimes a few words, even uttered by ordinary people, can fall in the right soil of the heart and can bring great transformation.
Osho talks about meditating in a Buddhafield, “the field of awakening” and returning to “the marketplace.”
Osho says not to be concerned about nirvana: “Be concerned about this moment, because this is the only true moment there is, and enter into it.”
Osho states, “In deep compassion you will be able to help many more people – because, in fact, compassion is the only thing that helps.”
Osho explains that the psychology of the buddhas does not work with the mind, its uniqueness is meditation, watchfulness, witnessing, leading to transcendence.
“Out of the mind and you are out of politics; otherwise, whatsoever you do is politics,” states Osho.
Osho says, “Maneesha has asked… Choosing the sutras for these discourses she is getting a little taste of Zen.”
Osho declares, “I am absolutely non-serious. This is a play. And I would like to call this play ‘the mad game’.”
Osho says, “When you surrender, the door opens. So don’t bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering.”
Osho gives the name Deva Prayoga to the new sannyasin, which means divine experiment. “From the known one has to go always into the unknown and one day from the unknown into the unknowable.”
Osho answers to the question if scientists are contributing to a science of enlightenment, and can one do so without being enlightened.
While in Kulu Manali, Osho answers a question by M. Achana of Nawabanath, India: “Have you a message for the press?”
On July 20, 1970 Osho began the Hindi discourse series Krishna: Meri Drishti Mein (कृष्ण : मेरी दृष्टि में) (Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy) at C.C.I. Chambers in Mumbai.
Osho speaks on Chuang Tzu’s parable of ‘The Empty Boat’ and makes a reference about his vision of teaching particularly children.
The third question:
Dear Osho, I love you. In a Sannyas Magazine you said that you are not a person. Then what are you?
By using modern technology, I feel we are hurting this vibrating, juicy earth with the dead garbage of plastic, radioactivity, bad air and so on.
Please would you comment.
Q: Today at the lecture you extolled the virtues of Hasidism. But if they are so praiseworthy, so full of feeling of brotherhood, etc., why do they exclude women from their religious practices, and particularly their ecstatic religious dancing?
Osho speaks about those who are called ‘the Masters’ in theosophy, with reference to Mabel Collins’ book, ‘Light on the Path’.
A selection of quotes by Osho about the meaning of the mala and orange/red clothing (in chronological order).
The unconscious mind contains all the memories of one’s past; the collective unconscious has memories of one’s past lives…
Osho replies, “The symbol of the mystic rose is that if man takes care of the seed that he is born with, gives it the right soil … then the ultimate growth is symbolized as the mystic rose – when your being blossoms and opens all its petals and releases the beautiful fragrance.”
Osho speaks to a group of people in Rajasthan, stating that he had come to tell them that there is a way to awaken from this bad dream they have mistaken for life.
Osho answers a question about why he has come to earth, and says, “My whole message is to see the truth, to see the hell that ego creates in the name of perfection, uniqueness – and to let it drop.”
I have to ask you this esoteric question. How can you say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and consciousness has arisen? How do you know?
In answer to a question, Osho says that all boundaries are dissolving in this commune, as it is a meeting of old friends.