“…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.”
“The poetry is beautiful because there are sudden leaps and jumps…The prose moves on plain ground, in a logical sequence,” states Osho.
“If this is possible – to have space and togetherness both – ‘then the winds of heaven dance between you…'” states Osho.
With the help of a moving sand art picture, Osho demonstrates the difference between mind and meditation.
“People … think the ego comes through prestige and power – renounce power, renounce prestige – but then the ego comes through your humbleness,” says Osho.
From birth onwards, time seemed to me to go faster and faster. But since we left America, just over two months ago, it feels to me like whole lifetimes have passed. Osho, what have you done to time?
“The people you think are moral are just repressed people, egoistic, carrying all sorts of repressed desires in them. Once an opportunity is given to them, they will explode,” concludes Osho.
“Wisdom is practical, knowledge impractical. Knowledge is abstract, wisdom is earthly; knowledge is just words, wisdom is experience,” comments Osho.
A question to Osho by his lawyer, late Ram Jethmalani: Beloved Master, When I am dead, am I really dead? I want to be really convinced that death is eternal sleep.
Osho answers one of Bhagwat’s questions; “You have to see what this ego is, and just seeing is enough.”
Osho speaks on acting and says, “If you take life as an acting, you will start moving towards spirituality.”
…shout, cry, jump, talk, babble, do whatever you please. Close the doors and observe your own madness in its entirety…” suggests Osho on ‘Anger’.
“I can die, but not life. You can die, you will die – but not the cosmos, not the existence,” states Osho.
Maneesha has asked:
Our beloved Master,
This unspeakable that you are trying to communicate to us, this ungraspable that we are trying to get – sometimes it seems profoundly mysterious, sometimes it seems embarrassingly obvious. Is it either of these – or both together?
Many times sitting in your presence I am overwhelmed by a very childlike feeling. It seems so familiar, yet from a long time ago.
Answering a question in darshan, Osho declares with regard to saving the environment and ecology from the damages of technology that “the only way left is to go into technology far more deeply but with a new orientation.”