Archive for 1001 Tales
Osho tells a story to illustrate "...'this' means the known and the knowable, and “That” means the unknown and the unknowable. The known plus the unknown is the Truth: this [...]
Osho says, "Man carries the seed of his misery or bliss, hell or heaven, within himself. Whatsoever happens to you, it happens because of you. Outside causes are secondary; inside [...]
"If you try to kill the ego you will become a very very humble man, but remember, 'very very' is important. You cannot be an ordinary humble man but very very humble – and that [...]
Osho says, "In each situation, watch. When you fail, it is God, it is fate ... you don’t want to take the responsibility because it hurts the ego. But when you succeed, it is [...]
"Move inch by inch, slowly – but move. And you will find that as far as you go, 'So far, I am alright.' You will go on finding ... that you are becoming an insider in this [...]
"If just the outside noise stopping for one minute gives you such stillness, such sweet silence, what will happen when your inside mind stops making noise?" asks Osho.
"The intelligent person stops creating, stops projecting and watches the mind so clearly that the mind cannot project anything. As the projections disappear, the world disappears," [...]
Osho tells a joke before the evening Gibberish meditation: "The bamboos are asking for a few laughs. Even the clouds are not silent. A few laughs before we enter into our daily [...]
Osho states, "The only cause of hell, the only cause of misery is you and nothing else. Except you, nobody can cause it. And it is not the past; you are creating it each moment."
"Everybody is born in the same way. It is not only that you don't have a father, you don't have a mother either. The day you discover your original being you will know that you [...]
Osho says, "Neither those who are living through fear nor those who are living through greed are going to enter into the kingdom of God, but only those who are living in tremendous [...]
"I believe that man is both together, spiritual and material ... In fact man is psychosomatic, not material and spiritual, because that ‘and’ creates duality ... Man is [...]
Osho states, "...millions of gifts are showering on you; just look at those gifts, and you will be surprised. You will be surprised at how you have been missing them.."
Osho relates a story about Edmund Burke who used to go to church on Sundays – he was not a believer, but he liked the preacher and the way he talked about things.
"You are a man on the earth, a woman on the earth; enjoy this gift of God! In deep gratefulness, sing the song, dance the dance that is waiting deep inside your being to be [...]
Farid said, ”I am talking in metaphors. Scissors I don’t need, because scissors cut things apart. A needle I need, because a needle puts things together. I teach love."
Osho speaks about gratefulness for all that existence is giving: "The mystic said, ... I have been trying to wake you up. Existence has given you such precious things and rather [...]
Osho speaks on the meaninglessness of boundaries and nations: "It is a mad world. All boundaries are absolute nonsense. Anything that divides man from man is inhuman, uncivilized, [...]
Osho relates the story of a young brahmin who angers his father so much with his questions, that he gives him to Death. Once found, Death confesses: "I have never killed anyone!"
Osho states, "Lust for power is the foundation of all wars. If you look at human history... the whole of human history is nothing but a history of wars, man killing man."
"Now this is a totally different approach... There is no fight between the man and the tree, there is a friendship. This is absurd for a Western mind," states Osho.
Osho speaks on death as "... a peaceful acceptance, a loving entry into the unknown, a joyful goodbye to old friends, to the old world. There should not be any tragedy in it."
Osho says in this anecdote: "Then an old angel came close to him and whispered in his ear, 'The only place man may never think of is within his own heart. You just sit there…'"
Osho mentions Kabir's son, Kamal, who corrected his father's sentence to "The dewdrop has not disappeared into the ocean, but the ocean has disappeared into the dewdrop."
Osho states, "God has been invented. It was people’s need; people needed a protector. In the immensity of the universe, a man feels so alone, so small." From our series 1001 [...]
Osho comments: "His reasoning was so absolutely correct: If people go on gathering money on one side, then who is creating the thieves?" From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by [...]