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 causes are primary.”
“The song of a poet, the music of a musician, will go on echoing down the corridors of time. It belongs to eternity,” states Osho.
“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.
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…”
“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.
“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,” says Osho.
“The duality has melted into oneness. The knower and the known are dissolved; there is only knowing,” states 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.”
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 pass through the mother and the father, you come through them, but you are not created by them,” says Osho.
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.”
“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.
Osho states, “Avoid esotericism. They are dangerous things, you can become hooked into them … Eat your breakfast and have a good sleep! “
“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.
“Whatsoever you think about yourself, starts happening. You create your world by your thought, you create your world by your desire,” states Osho.
Osho relates a story attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430 CE). The answer is: “Just love.”
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 says, “If you float with the river of life, you will come to find your question and you will come to find your answer.”
“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.
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.
“A man of understanding understands that somehow everybody has to be right in some sense or other,” says Osho.
“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.
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 relates a story by Lao Tzu where he says, “If you want to survive in this world be like this tree – absolutely useless.”
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 than being grateful, you are behaving in such an ugly way.”
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, uncultured.”
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!”
“If you cannot follow your own advice, what right have you got to give it to somebody else?” states Osho.
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.”
“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.
“Each moment is so full of blessings, each moment is such an eternity of joy, each moment is such a dance of beauty,” concludes Osho.
“Every child comes with tremendous energy and potential, but the whole of society around the child starts moulding him, giving him ideals”, states Osho.
“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 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
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.
Osho says, “Everybody is playing a certain role that has been taught to him, for which he has been brought up.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Life is like playing on the sitar, if you are too loose, you are lost, if you are too tight, you are lost. The wise have always followed the middle path,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Light a candle of awareness and your emptiness will be full of light,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho says, “Hassids are Jews, but not accepted by the orthodox Jews. There is something in Hassids which I appreciate.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho relates a tale showing what happens when one interprets a situation. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
Osho speaks about a letter written to Dale Carnegie and how Carnegie’s answer was transformed over and over again. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“If you are humble, the whole existence becomes a teacher to you,” says Osho commenting on a Sufi story. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho speaks about the mind being the disease, “If you bring your mind to reality you will see something which is not there.” 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.
“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.
“Live consciously, don’t live according to a dead discipline”, says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.