Archive for Osho

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'

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 [...]

That’s how Zen people work

Ryokan must have loved bamboo tremendously because he sings about it in many songs; he paints bamboo in many paintings, says Osho.

Unconscious meditative time

In meditation the mind unclutters, experiences are digested, and the overload disappears, leaving the mind fresh and young and clear and clean, states Osho.

Live free!

A Cup of Tea (105)

The retired surgeon

"Every child comes with tremendous energy and potential, but the whole of society around the child starts moulding him, giving him ideals", states Osho.

You cannot be aware of what I am intending to do

Osho explains, "The India that you know, I have already left... But for whomsoever wants to seek and search and be, India still provides the best climate - spiritual climate, I [...]

The king’s carpenter asks if one of the trees wants to become a table

"Now this is a totally different approach... There is no fight between the man and the tree, there is a friendship. This is absurd for a Western mind," states Osho.

Love letter to Vivek

A love letter from Bhagwan (Osho) to Vivek (Nirvano) from 1971.

My sannyasins all have to be cuckoos!

Osho answers a question by Vivek.

There is no rebirth after the seventh body

Osho answers the question, "You have said that Buddha attained mahaparinirvana, but also that Buddha is to come once again in human form and will be known as Maitreya. How is it [...]

You are already there, where you needed to be

Our beloved Master, When you say each evening during the meditation, "Go in, go deeper and deeper like an arrow to your center," is it that there is actually nowhere to go and [...]

Astrology is an investigation

...into the possibility that changes in the universe have also been recorded in man, states Osho.

Out there are other worlds, there are many universes

Osho states, "It is felt deeply that this earth is going to die soon; that is why there is so much search to go beyond this earth."

Zen master Lin Chi was dying

Osho speaks on death as "... a peaceful acceptance, a loving entry into the unknown, a joyful goodbye to old friends, to the old world. There should not be any tragedy in it."

I have to speak a different language

Osho answers the question: Osho, you are quoted as being here to proclaim a new tradition, not to perpetuate the old. Why is this, and how do you see the future?

God asks his angels where he could hide from people

Osho says in this anecdote: "Then an old angel came close to him and whispered in his ear, 'The only place man may never think of is within his own heart. You just sit there…'"

Here goes Osho’s towel

"The last question - and the most important one. In fact, a question of historic importance: "Osho, Why do you always carry a towel? And why don't you drop it now?"

Divine contentment

Osho gives sannyas to Anutosh and says, "Nothing ever succeeds with the mind. It can’t afford it, it can’t allow it. It lives in the tension between that which is and that [...]

An error in Kabir’s earlier statement

Osho mentions Kabir's son, Kamal, who corrected his father's sentence to "The dewdrop has not disappeared into the ocean, but the ocean has disappeared into the dewdrop."

I am responsible for whatever happened – because you are fast asleep

Osho takes the responsibility for what happened in Rajneeshpuram and says, "...this is my deepest longing: that Sheela and her group should be forgiven."

Osho speaks on Pythagoras

Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 – c. 495 BCE) was a Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of the Pythagoreanism movement. He appears to have been the son of [...]

Communion is the whole art of being with a master

In Samvado's sannyas darshan Osho says, "Becoming a sannyasin means that now the world of communion starts. Now you will not only be hearing my words but my silence too."

We create the dictators

“Remember that you are alone, there is no God, there are no messengers, and there is no dictator. You have to be decisive about your own life,” states Osho in 1987 after he [...]

The archbishop of England at the pearly gates

Osho states, "God has been invented. It was people’s need; people needed a protector. In the immensity of the universe, a man feels so alone, so small." From our series 1001 [...]

Spiritual guidance should not be direct

Osho replies to a question by Gayan: "To guide a person without his being at all aware that he is being guided… it is just like when you smell perfume in the garden and you start [...]

The life of thoughts is very long

Osho states, "...thought waves are also physical. What we know as the mind is a very subtle form of physical energy. "

Osho on Reincarnation

Osho says, "... the whole idea of reincarnation is a misconception."