Archive for Osho

Science has been a dagger driven into the back of nature

Osho declares "the greatest enemy today is science."

The child without mother nor father

"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 [...]

Mulla Nasrudin is a great storyteller

Osho says: "Mulla Nasrudin is superb. There is no comparison to him. He can tell a story just by mentioning the name. The way, the gesture, his whole presence may create a great [...]

A Sufi story about Jesus

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 [...]

These holy ones can reveal many things

Osho speaks about those who are called 'the Masters' in theosophy, with reference to Mabel Collins' book, 'Light on the Path'.

The doctor and the patient

"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 [...]

My picture, and the locket in the mala, is simply symbolic

Beloved Master, A few people are feeling not to wear their malas or red clothes, but they consider themselves Rajneeshees and want to live here. How does this fit your vision?

Osho speaks about the mala

A selection of quotes by Osho about the meaning of the mala and orange/red clothing (in chronological order).

Eighty-four thousand doors open

Osho talks on the topic of 'Zen Masters': "Only in the absence of all activity, when you are relaxed to your very being, the door opens to all the mysteries of the world, all the [...]

Ancient music in the pines

Osho speaks about Japanese Zen master Ikkyu, who was also a great poet.

Prince Charming has come

Osho states, "Avoid esotericism. They are dangerous things, you can become hooked into them ... Eat your breakfast and have a good sleep! "

The individual has to be protected

Osho states, "... if there is even a little bit of intelligence in America then it is time to stop now; otherwise, the country is going to have the same fate as that of Rome and [...]

To be a painter, you have to drop the ego

Osho on the topic of 'Art': "...the extraordinary comes only through egolessness."

The only revolution is that of the spirit

Revolution is possible only in the individual soul, states Osho.

Partners in a scam

"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.

Memories in the cosmic unconscious

The unconscious mind contains all the memories of one's past; the collective unconscious has memories of one's past lives...

The reality is

Nothing has happened And nothing will happen. What is there, is there.

The discontented stonecutter

"Whatsoever you think about yourself, starts happening. You create your world by your thought, you create your world by your desire," states Osho.

Dance for dancing’s sake

A Cup of Tea (109)

St. Augustine is asked to give a gist of his message

Osho relates a story attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430 CE). The answer is: "Just love.”

I am here for those who are ready to be transformed

Osho says, "I am here only for the seekers, not for the mob."

Breathing into pain & breathing into the hara

While Tao spoke on Swaram's Love Osho podcast recently, she shared a meditation that sounds very intriguing, in particular as it addresses pain. We asked her to elaborate.

What is the secret of the Mystic Rose?

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 [...]

Everybody can laugh

Osho on the subject of 'Laughter': "If you go into a total laughter people think it is hysterical. It is not, it is historical!"

God fulfils a man’s desires – but the neighbours get double

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.."

Reflection on the transience of all things

A contemplation by Veetman; "Nothing lasts. Everything is fleeting. This too will pass."

What I say is said for no particular reason

What is your message, Osho? I don't understand you.

Following a map of a river

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."

If you pray for rain, you better bring your umbrella!

Osho tells a story about faith versus prayer.

I see a spiritual regeneration for the whole world

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.

Buddha was insulted

"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.

India… is part of an inner map

Osho speaks on a very meaningful parable by Chuang Tzu, and in particular about the phrase 'the phoenix that never grows old'.

I am not here to help you

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 - [...]

The woman is the stronger sex, and she has to be

Osho speaks on the strength of women and how they had to live according to the philosophy of the male chauvinists for so long.

Children… are natural mystics

Osho is asked, "Surely meditation is for mystics. Why do you propose it for ordinary people and their children?"

The train to heaven and the train to hell

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.

Leave yourself to the unknown

A Cup of Tea (107)

A judge declared both parties to be in the right

"A man of understanding understands that somehow everybody has to be right in some sense or other," says Osho.

Listening means hearing without mind

Osho talks on 'Listening / Hearing': "Listening is all that meditation is about - how to listen to that which is already there."

You are all ancient people

Osho says, "The seed is immortal, it cannot die."

The only sacred place where life exists

Beloved Osho, 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 [...]

An angel came to earth

"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 [...]

What is the answer?

In this particular excerpt from a discourse, Osho speaks about Gertrude Stein's final moments before dying, when "she flowered in this koan."

Many of you have been with me in the past

In answer to a question, Osho says that all boundaries are dissolving in this commune, as it is a meeting of old friends.

Nature has its own wisdom

Osho says, Remember the fragrance of the beautiful words of one of the great Zen masters, Ryokan:

Farid prefers a needle to scissors

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."

Death is a door to God

Vipassana's body died this afternoon. Most of this chapter contains a description of the death and sannyasins' reactions to it. Then follows a description of the celebration and [...]