“How can you become a Buddha? Either you are, or you are not. How can you become?” asks Osho.
Osho says, “Through judgment you can never be intimate with a Master. Judgment creates barriers. Only through trust an intimacy arises…”
Osho states, “Democracy basically is mobocracy. There is a tendency in the mob to follow others. Somebody raises his hand, the others follow. The mob are like sheep.”
A disciple thanks Osho for the love and compassion he expresses when he folds his hands and greets his people.
Osho’s vision: “The new man is an absolute necessity… If we cannot produce a new human being, then humanity will disappear from the earth.”
Osho responds to the question: Beloved Osho, It disturbs me when you don’t seem to bother about facts.
“Trust is a touchstone… One day you come across a real touchstone. You pick it up, it is warm, but still you throw it,” states Osho.
Osho speaks about the difference between ordinary suicide – that is not really suicide, you simply change the body – and the ultimate suicide, where you will never be born again, when you disappear into the cosmos.
An anecdote told by Osho where a monk became enlightened when he overheard a butcher say, ‘I never sell anything that is not the best.’
Osho speaks in darshan to Krishna Saraswati; “Jealousy can remain only if you are unconscious of it,” and to Leela; “he should observe – and for you, be involved in things and move moment to moment.”
Osho says, “A simple person is not one who possesses nothing, a simple person is one who has no possessiveness, who never looks back.”
Devageet asks a question: Beloved Osho, It is now becoming too much. The gossips are going right and left.
“Almost every country has its own love stories, but nothing compared to Layla and Majnun because it has a Sufi message in it,” explains Osho.
Sarita presents a meditation she often did after a break-up, “Enjoy being with nature in the same way you would enjoy being with a lover,” as Osho says.
“‘Yes, I am dying, but I must sing!’ Francis has become the song. … There is absolute silence inside. Out of that silence this song is born,” says Osho.
Osho states, “The past is gone – you are no longer a child, or you are no longer a young man. The past is gone. Let the gone be gone.”
One of the excerpts from the 3-volume compilation, The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagawan Shree Rajneesh, A-Z.
Osho’s answer to: “Would it not make matters much simpler to somehow impress upon our young ones to begin with God?”
“You are a totally new manifestation of God. It has never been before so there has never been a person exactly like you,” states Osho.
“AUM is only a formula, just like H2O. It simply represents the whole reality,” explains Osho (with audio)
“Travellers from different paths have come – travellers from different directions and dimensions…” – Osho answers a disciple’s question.
In a darshan Osho says to Veet Asmi, “Make it a point to remember every day. Whenever you can find a place and a space to be silent, sit, relax the body, and just start going in.”
Osho says, “You can never be somebody else. Remember it as one of the most fundamental laws. Aes dhammo sanantano…” – illustrated by two stories.
Osho says, “Discontent clouds your eyes and your vision; contentment makes your eyes unclouded and your vision clear.”
“All your projections are yours… and they have to disappear. You have to be disillusioned. Only in that moment of disillusionment does reality explode,” states Osho.
“Don’t force rules, just try to understand things. If you force rules upon yourself you will not become enlightened,” states Osho.
You often say that prayer is a state of consciousness. And you also say that prayer is a state of gratefulness. Then how is it that prayer is not non-dualistic?
“Difficult not to choose, but try – and in everything… When you feel hate, try to move to the middle. When you feel love, try to move to the middle,” states Osho.
… a man questioned the tailor. ‘Don’t you remember God created the whole world in six days?’ The tailor said, ‘I know. And look at the world, how he messed it. That’s what happens if you do things in six days.’ An anecdote told by Osho
“All your seriousness is about sandcastles. And you yourself will leave them one day, trampling them down, and you will not look back,” adds Osho to the anecdote.
Beloved Osho, Recently Rudolph Hess, one of the last Nazi big shots, died. He committed suicide in jail in Berlin, where he was imprisoned for forty-six years. He was the right-hand man of Adolf Hitler.
Osho says: “You cannot repress any thought… The easiest thing is not to force, but to be just a witness.”