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1001 Tales

“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 will be the hiding place of your ego,” states Osho.

Indian noble with bow and arrow Feat

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 always you – it is never God, never fate…”

Barn and storm

“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 tremendous beautiful existence,” says Osho.

Henpecked husband Feat

“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,” says Osho.

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 meditation.”

Peanut butter sandwich

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.”

Formless Feat

“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 pass through the mother and the father, you come through them, but you are not created by them,” says Osho.

Rejoycing

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 joy, thankfulness and gratitude.”

Protest March Martin Luther King

“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 materialspiritual,” says Osho.

Bucket with tar

“Why have religions put you against your natural instincts? For the simple reason, to make you feel guilty. Once guilt is created … their work is done,” says Osho.

Gifts given to Buddha

“For your foolishness, I cannot punish myself… It is for you to decide to insult or not, but it is my freedom to take it or not,” said Buddha – as told by Osho.

Nature

“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 expressed. Be creative. Flower,” comments Osho.

Man alone in cinema

“The watcher is not on the screen, he is sitting in the movie hall. But the problem arises when the watcher becomes identified with something on the movie screen,” says Osho.

Child with guitar

“Every child comes with tremendous energy and potential, but the whole of society around the child starts moulding him, giving him ideals”, states Osho.

Squirrel

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.”

Lao Tzu Feat

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 Shanti.

Moses

“When you tell somebody to believe in something, you are creating a neurosis in him, you are creating a division,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Svetaketu Feat

Osho comments on a beautiful parable in the Upanishads. “The deepest core of being is non-being. The foundation of isness is nothingness.” “Life and death are not two things but two wings – two wings of the same phenomenon.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Old woman Feat

“If you believe in God, you can believe in a witch, it is the same package. If you can believe in one kind of nonsense, you can believe in all kinds of nonsense,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

“Desire means rejection of something – desirelessness means acceptance – you are happy as things are. In fact, things are irrelevant, you are happy. You are happy, that’s the point.” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Ganges purification

“For thousands of years the human mind has believed that by going to a holy pool, to a river or to a pond, all will be good. You want to find cheap ways to get rid of all that you have been doing, you don’t want to take its responsibility on yourself,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

“Love is the whole Torah, the rest is commentary. And what is love? – do not do unto others that which you would not like to be done to you,” comments Osho on this anecdote. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Youngest son Feat

“If you are intelligent you will see the futility of greed. If you are intelligent you will not miss today for tomorrow. You will not sacrifice this moment for another moment, you will live this moment in its totality,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.