Archive for Osho

Mind is ambitious and ambition is the root of politics

"Out of the mind and you are out of politics; otherwise, whatsoever you do is politics," states Osho.

The maulvi and Omar Khayyam

"If there is justice, compassion is impossible. Both cannot exist together," asserts Osho.

All joy has been contaminated

Osho says people don't see that they are poisoning the joy of the children and states that a human kind of education must be found in the world.

Unless you are a little crazy, you won’t come to Zen

Osho says, "Maneesha has asked... Choosing the sutras for these discourses she is getting a little taste of Zen."

The first love is food

Osho on the subject of 'Food': "...there is a deep association between food and love; in fact food comes first and then love follows."

A storm on the lake

"No need to hide, no need to cover oneself. No need to be afraid: God is love and God is the judge," says Osho to an initiate in darshan.

The master-and-disciple game

Osho declares, "I am absolutely non-serious. This is a play. And I would like to call this play 'the mad game'."

How Ganesha was ‘born’

Osho's comment: "How many temples are there on the earth, of how many religions? And how many different kinds of gods have they imagined?"

Make it a reality, throw out all your garbage

Maneesha has asked: Our beloved Master, Those diamond thunderbolts you hurtle around you when you dance with us each evening - at the rate we're going, someone could be knocked [...]

Surrender is the gate

Osho says, "When you surrender, the door opens. So don't bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering."

The young tiger’s roar

The story of the Master as a catalytic agent to remind us who we are.

To me life is a divine experiment

Osho gives the name Deva Prayoga to the new sannyasin, which means divine experiment. "From the known one has to go always into the unknown and one day from the unknown into the [...]

I am just a passage

A quote by Osho.

Enlightenment is beyond mind

Osho answers to the question if scientists are contributing to a science of enlightenment, and can one do so without being enlightened.

Holi festival

A symbol of triumph of good over evil, Holi marks the onset of spring. This year, the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and March 21. A quote by Osho.

Ten thousand gold coins

Quoting a Zen story Osho talks about sharing, thankfulness and expectation.

Scenery Meditation

Madhuri shares a meditation we can do while we are on a walk.

Every mother sacrifices… I am never for sacrifice

Anshu and her three-year-old son Tosho are present in darshan. They have relationship problems.

Alice in Wonderland – confused

Osho tells a story to illustrate "...'this' means the known and the knowable, and “That” means the unknown and the unknowable. The known plus the unknown is the Truth: this [...]

The work of a buddha is always going to be incomplete

Answering a question about a connection between Buddha and him because both of them having been poisoned, Osho states: "The poisoning has been a great purification for me. This [...]

The Irish house of prostitution

"Not being able to see one’s prejudices, clingings, attachments and addictions, is stupidity," says Osho in a discourse.

Release your unhappiness in solitude

"...we don't collect happiness, we collect suffering. Why? Why does man dwell on his sufferings so much?" - a discourse excerpt from Osho.

A sack of gold in the middle of a bridge

Osho says, "Man carries the seed of his misery or bliss, hell or heaven, within himself. Whatsoever happens to you, it happens because of you. Outside causes are secondary; inside [...]

Nothing should be in the control of the government

While in Kulu Manali, Osho answers a question by M. Achana of Nawabanath, India: "Have you a message for the press?"

War will be fought in the vastness of space

On July 20, 1970 Osho began the Hindi discourse series Krishna: Meri Drishti Mein (कृष्ण : मेरी दृष्टि में) (Krishna: The Man and His [...]

Emperor Akabar hears Haridas play outside his hut

"The song of a poet, the music of a musician, will go on echoing down the corridors of time. It belongs to eternity," states Osho.

We will teach children to look at the floating clouds

Osho speaks on Chuang Tzu's parable of 'The Empty Boat' and makes a reference about his vision of teaching particularly children.

When somebody really loves you, he will not say, “I love you.”

Osho states, "Love is enough unto itself - it needs no salesmanship. It doesn't need anybody to persuade, to convince; it is enough, it is a fire."

I am not a person

The third question: Dear Osho, I love you. In a Sannyas Magazine you said that you are not a person. Then what are you?

Three monks meet at a crossroads

"If you try to kill the ego you will become a very very humble man, but remember, 'very very' is important. You cannot be an ordinary humble man but very very humble – and that [...]

The crippled cannot tolerate somebody else dancing

Osho states, "How should the crippled be prevented from destroying the dancers?"

Forget the technique for twelve years

Osho speaks on the topic of 'Authentic Art': "True art means: if it helps you to become silent, still, joyous; if it gives you a celebration; if it makes you dance ... if it [...]

The Mulla shooting arrows at a fair

Osho says, "In each situation, watch. When you fail, it is God, it is fate ... you don’t want to take the responsibility because it hurts the ego. But when you succeed, it is [...]

Never before has any experiment of this kind been made

Osho answers one of Ma Yoga Pratima's questions in September 1985 in Jesus Grove, Rajneeshpuram.

Truth functioning through you

A meditation technique to find our inner voice, explained by Osho.

Test for a dangerous mission

"Move inch by inch, slowly – but move. And you will find that as far as you go, 'So far, I am alright.' You will go on finding ... that you are becoming an insider in this [...]

God comes by himself

A Cup of Tea (112)

The non-essential is needed for your madness

Osho states, "The whole world is trying to fulfill the non-essential."

The emperor’s wish: one minute of silence

"If just the outside noise stopping for one minute gives you such stillness, such sweet silence, what will happen when your inside mind stops making noise?" asks Osho.

My Dream

Osho, What is this dream of yours which you have been working so hard to realize for the past twenty-five, thirty years, ignoring all kinds of hindrances and obstacles?

The wife comes back as a ghost

"The intelligent person stops creating, stops projecting and watches the mind so clearly that the mind cannot project anything. As the projections disappear, the world disappears," [...]

Do not waste even a moment

A Cup of Tea (111)

Man and woman are more states of the mind

Osho answers a seeker’s question about how can there be any generalizations about the qualities of man and woman.

The condition: nobody to shake their head

"The duality has melted into oneness. The knower and the known are dissolved; there is only knowing," states Osho.

We need a more enlightened technology

Beloved Osho, By using modern technology, I feel we are hurting this vibrating, juicy earth with the dead garbage of plastic, radioactivity, bad air and so on. Please would you [...]

The musician in the jungle

Osho tells a joke before the evening Gibberish meditation: "The bamboos are asking for a few laughs. Even the clouds are not silent. A few laughs before we enter into our daily [...]

This pure space is the origin

Buddhists believe that the body is made of four elements, states Osho.