Archive for Osho

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 [...]

Heartsease blooming in the king’s garden

Osho states, "Existence needs you as you are."

Without the Italians the world would not be the same

Osho, Why and how did god create the Italians?

Adam asks: “What is a headache?”

Osho explains the origins of women's headaches.

We would not like to lose a single person

A new translation of several Hindi discourses given by Osho in Ahmedabad and Mumbai has been published recently, entitled ‘Into the Void’. In an excerpt from this riveting [...]

A new satyuga – a golden age – is possible

Osho explains the four ages the Indian mystics call 'satyuga', 'treta', 'dwapar', and 'kaliyug', and declares that darkness and unconsciousness can only be broken by people whose [...]

Nobody can compete with Shiva

Osho explains a story from Hindu mythology about Shiva drinking poison.

The last tree standing

Osho relates a story by Lao Tzu where he says, “If you want to survive in this world be like this tree – absolutely useless."

Nothing is a serious affair

"Anandi means blissful, cheerful, with laughter in the heart," says Osho to a new disciple.

Slowly slowly meditation is bound to win over

Osho says there is no need to be mad and suggests, "why not meditate?"

A man standing on the Suicide Point meets a Sufi mystic

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 [...]

All esotericism is nonsense

Osho answers a question about esotericism and says, “Yes! It is an escape from reality into fantasy.”

There are no outside causes of happiness

Osho speaks on 'Happiness': "...happiness and unhappiness are your moods and don’t depend on the outside."

The madhouse on the India-Pakistan border

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, [...]

Almost ninety-nine percent of the future is already there

Osho speaks to a new sannyasin very supportively about hypnosis and declares that once a person is capable of going into the past, he becomes automatically capable of going into [...]

Nachiketa goes in search for Death

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!"

Each flower will help you to flower

Osho gives Prabhupad, Parmartha's brother, a name for a center in Ireland: "It is just as when the gardener sees that one of his trees has bloomed – he is tremendously happy."

All political revolutions are destructive

Osho answers the question, "Why do revolutions fail?"

History is taking a great turn – it is moving on another plane

Osho says, "A real man has no nostalgia at all. He never looks back because it is no longer there."

The child that only wanted to eat sweets

"If you cannot follow your own advice, what right have you got to give it to somebody else?” states Osho.

Make it a law that any man who wants to marry a second time has to marry a widow

Osho says, "In India for thousands of years the woman has suffered so much because of this idea that she has to remain a widow."

Living is the real challenge

Osho answers the question, "Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?"

I enjoy my afternoon sleep

Osho answers personal questions by Nathan Wood, The Rogers Cable System, Portland, Oregon about his typical day: "I have always slept from eleven till two for the simple reason [...]

A lion meets a sheep at the stream

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."

Try to see the good

A sannyas darshan: "Shreyas … means ‘the ultimate good’ - and that’s the only approach towards God. If you become good you become godly, and when the good becomes total, [...]

They say I am the Hugh Heffner of the spiritual world

Q: You are known throughout the world as the tantra master or the sex guru, yet in the three years I have been in your ashram, not only have I had less sex than ever before in my [...]

A man in the 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.

Everything is done to remain young as long as possible

Q: Beloved Osho, In Western society, at least, youth is considered to be everything, and to a certain extent, it seems this is as it should be if we are to continue growing in [...]