Archive for Osho

The chain reaction

Our beloved master, I imagined that our tendency to put ourselves down was a product of our conditioning, and something peculiar to modern man. But even in Rinzai's time it [...]

You are not predicting the future

A sannyasin says: I'm going back to pursue my study of astrology and to try to use it as a medium to communicate with people - not for its predictative qualities but just as a [...]

The man who lost his axe suspected the boy next door

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.

Wild dance and latihan

In darshan Osho talks to a sannyasin, asking him to accept sadness, and when it becomes uncomfortable to dance wildly and do latihan.

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Becoming one with the cosmos

Particularly Zen masters want you to be free from birth and death, says Osho.

Vegetarianism is a byproduct of meditation

Osho answers a question about why his disciples are vegetarians and also speaks about the life of peacocks and deer in Rajneeshpuram.

Hillel gives a summary of the Torah

"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 [...]

We are strangers to this earth

In a Hindi discourse, Osho answers a question by the late Om Prakash Saraswati after listening to the first discourse on the Gita of Ashtavakra: "These words are of the sky. These [...]

Jesus was born on January sixth

Osho says, "It was Constantine who was actually the founder of Christianity."

We exist with the trees

Osho talks on the topic of 'trees' and tells the story of the Taoist woodcutter: "Either man has to turn back and drop the Western aggressive attitude or man has to get ready to [...]

Becoming friends with a tree

In this video Swaram reminds us of a beautiful meditation: hugging a tree.

Death comes to pick up the 100-year-old king

"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 [...]

I have been with you forever

We are not separate, even now - nobody is separate; the whole existence is one organic unity.

Junaid breaks his fast out of love for a disciple

"Live consciously, don’t live according to a dead discipline", says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The complete circle of energy

Osho introduces a small experiment: "You are looking at the mirror, your own face in the mirror, your own eyes in the mirror..."

The woodpecker

In answer to the question, What is this ego? Osho tells an ancient story. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

I celebrate myself

"When you celebrate, the whole existence participates with you. Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal," says Osho.

Happiness is always with you

Osho says that the statement in the American Constitution that the pursuit of happiness is man's birthright is stupid.

Simply surrender to Laxmi

Tonight Sagar came to darshan, telling Osho that Laxmi (the secretary of the organization) has asked him to leave the ashram. He asked Osho if he were really to leave or if this [...]

Three wise men in a locked room

"People are trying different methodologies, practising a thousand and one things, to get out. And in fact they are out." says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Nature cures

Osho says, Sometimes it is very, very good to be ill. Nothing wrong about it.

I hit only the chosen people

Osho says, "Mind tends to forget. Mind is a forgetfulness. You have to continuously remember where you are, why you are here...." while answering Santosh's question.

An angry man slammed the door and threw his shoes

"If you can be angry, then why can't you be loving?" asked Rinzai. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Duality is part of nature

Osho answers the question, "Some days I feel like a swami and others like a ma. Can I be both? Or will I grow up schizy?"

Beloved Osho, how can I thank you?

Osho: "There is no need: just be what you can be."

Thoughts cannot be copyrighted

Osho talks about the copyright on the meditation The Four Directions. "So my suggestion to you is that the best will be to call it No Directions."

No head in the mirror

"Nirvana is the stuff you are made of. Just a remembrance is needed," concludes Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

If your life is a rejoicing, then it is sane

Osho gives sannyas to Prem Gathen and explains that his name means a beautiful love story. He then tells him about Tansen, an extraordinary musician in King Akbar's court.

God cannot be grabbed!

Osho's answer to the question: "Is prayer useful? If so, teach me how to pray. I mean, prayer to receive god's love, to feel his grace."

A blind man came to argue with Buddha

"God is not an argument ... nirvana is not an argument, it is not a conclusion; it is an experience," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Master and organisation

Bound to be a contradiction...

Seriousness is a dangerous disease

Anand Hasyo's sannyas darshan.

At the last stage you have to sacrifice the ego

Osho explains to a new disciple that the people who come to a master can be divided into four categories.

The two bronze statues in the woodland park

"Whatsoever you repress will become your attraction," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Buddha visits his wife after enlightenment

'Buddha [knew] it was possible to attain here in this house, because it has nothing to do with forest or with town, with family or with ashram... It is available everywhere,' [...]

America is one of the greatest destructive powers in the world

In a press interview in Rajneeshpuram, on 26 July 1985, Osho replies to a question by Swami Shanti Prabhu of the Rajneesh Times.

When oneness happens, then one’s self is not

Osho speaks on oneness and how he is related to the cosmos and to other people.

Two actors out of work

"...Don't put anybody higher than you and don't put anybody lower than you. We are one," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

My message is universal

Osho states about his message: "Its universality means that it is the foundational doctrine of existence," and that "truth is absolutely uncompromising."

There is no need of any government

Osho answers questions asked by a member of the press in Mumbai after he returned from his world tour. "I am an anarchist. I want to see humanity without being governed by anybody, [...]

They worship money

"Indians are so obsessed with money: money seems to be their god. No other country worships money; in India it is worshipped," says Osho.

Man is immortal

"Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion," says Osho

God has been your prison

Osho answers the question, "To us, are the words 'god' and 'no-mind' synonymous?"

Mantra is a subtle drug

"If you repeat a certain mantra for a long time, that too creates subtle chemical changes in your being. It is better than drugs, but still, that too is a subtle drug," says Osho.

Three types of listeners

"For understanding to come one has to one day unlearn all that one has learnt," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

The more we arrange to protect ourselves, the more we expose ourselves to danger

Osho declares, "If we examine the course of human thinking in the last 300 years, we find a steep increase in doctrines of humanity and justice. But never, in all the history of [...]

The Lotus Sutra

"First, recite the sutra; second, understand intellectually; third, give a sign that you have lived it. These are the three stages," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled [...]

When the body dies, the mind continues

Osho speaks on the complexity of the state of the mind and says it is almost like a bridge between the soul, the universal, and the body, the individual.