“A real man of understanding never renounces anything. He simply understands: ‘Nothing is there to possess, so how can I renounce?'” says Osho.
Osho talks about meditating in a Buddhafield, “the field of awakening” and returning to “the marketplace.”
“Everybody somehow is trying to feel, to convince himself, that he is the greatest man in the world … And you can always find something that will be supportive to you – but it is not really nourishing to you. It is cutting you off from existence,” states Osho.
Osho talks on the subject of ‘Sannyas’: It “helps you to get rid of the non-essential … and meditation helps you to find the essential.”
“…You will have to lose a few things, but they are worthless. You will be gaining so much that you will never think again of what you have lost,” explains Osho.
Osho states, “I am not concerned with politicians but with the way politics functions: it is ugly, it is inhuman, it is barbarous.”
After telling the anecdote, Osho says: “I am challenging you to jump out of the well … And the moment you see the ocean, there will be no need for me to convince you that this is bigger than your well.”
Osho speaks about the politics in declaring abortions illegal and at the same time preventing dying people from having a pleasant death.
Osho says not to be concerned about nirvana: “Be concerned about this moment, because this is the only true moment there is, and enter into it.”
Osho talks on ‘Trust’: “It is the highest form of love, it is the essential core of love. Love itself is a mystery and indeﬁnable, but love is like a circumference and trust is its very center, its soul.”
With this anecdote Osho explains that one can become aware of what we have, only when we have lost it.
In this excerpt, Osho speaks on the origins of the Aryans and the Sanskrit roots many languages have evolved from.
Osho states that this story told by the great Sufi Master, Farid Al-Din’ Attar, is “a symbolical, mythological tale of the ultimate utter death of the disciple.”
Osho states for the record that after a hundred years the prohibition of drugs in his commune will be thought anti-revolutionary.
In a press interview in Jesus Grove, Rajneeshpuram, Osho speaks about the influence Confucius has on communism to this day.
With this Hassid story Osho illustrates that the treasure is within us, in our own home, that underneath our own consciousness, just within us, is the kingdom of God.
Osho explains with a parable that only with an innocent mind the contact is immediate, from being to being, from heart to heart.
Osho states, “In deep compassion you will be able to help many more people – because, in fact, compassion is the only thing that helps.”
Osho explains that the psychology of the buddhas does not work with the mind, its uniqueness is meditation, watchfulness, witnessing, leading to transcendence.
“Out of the mind and you are out of politics; otherwise, whatsoever you do is politics,” states Osho.
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.
Osho says, “Maneesha has asked… Choosing the sutras for these discourses she is getting a little taste of Zen.”
Osho on the subject of ‘Food’: “…there is a deep association between food and love; in fact food comes first and then love follows.”
“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.
Osho declares, “I am absolutely non-serious. This is a play. And I would like to call this play ‘the mad game’.”
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?”
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 conscious!
But please, don’t stop!
Osho says, “When you surrender, the door opens. So don’t bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering.”
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 unknowable.”
Osho answers to the question if scientists are contributing to a science of enlightenment, and can one do so without being enlightened.
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.
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 plus That is satya.”
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 purification makes me receptive to the wandering soul of Gautam Buddha.”
“Not being able to see one’s prejudices, clingings, attachments and addictions, is stupidity,” says Osho in a discourse.