Archive for Osho

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.

We have to choose the lesser evil

Q: Today at the lecture you extolled the virtues of Hasidism. But if they are so praiseworthy, so full of feeling of brotherhood, etc., why do they exclude women from their [...]

To be responsible means to be alert, conscious

Osho speaks on the topic 'Responsibility': "To be conscious means to take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders. To be responsible is the beginning of buddhahood."

Peanut butter sandwiches

Osho states, "The only cause of hell, the only cause of misery is you and nothing else. Except you, nobody can cause it. And it is not the past; you are creating it each moment."

Giving birth to oneself

A Cup of Tea (110)

You see the misery, but you don’t see the cause

Osho speaks about Jawaharlal Nehru's visit to Jabalpur, during which Osho approached him on Naudra Bridge.

Science has been a dagger driven into the back of nature

Osho declares "the greatest enemy today is science."

The child without mother or father

"Everybody is born in the same way. It is not only that you don't have a father, you don't have a mother either. The day you discover your original being you will know that you [...]

Mulla Nasrudin is a great storyteller

Osho says: "Mulla Nasrudin is superb. There is no comparison to him. He can tell a story just by mentioning the name. The way, the gesture, his whole presence may create a great [...]

A Sufi story about Jesus

Osho says, "Neither those who are living through fear nor those who are living through greed are going to enter into the kingdom of God, but only those who are living in tremendous [...]

These holy ones can reveal many things

Osho speaks about those who are called 'the Masters' in theosophy, with reference to Mabel Collins' book, 'Light on the Path'.

The doctor and the patient

"I believe that man is both together, spiritual and material ... In fact man is psychosomatic, not material and spiritual, because that ‘and’ creates duality ... Man is [...]

My picture, and the locket in the mala, is simply symbolic

Beloved Master, A few people are feeling not to wear their malas or red clothes, but they consider themselves Rajneeshees and want to live here. How does this fit your vision?

Osho speaks about the mala

A selection of quotes by Osho about the meaning of the mala and orange/red clothing (in chronological order).

Eighty-four thousand doors open

Osho talks on the topic of 'Zen Masters': "Only in the absence of all activity, when you are relaxed to your very being, the door opens to all the mysteries of the world, all the [...]

Ancient music in the pines

Osho speaks about Japanese Zen master Ikkyu, who was also a great poet.

Prince Charming has come

Osho states, "Avoid esotericism. They are dangerous things, you can become hooked into them ... Eat your breakfast and have a good sleep! "

The individual has to be protected

Osho states, "... if there is even a little bit of intelligence in America then it is time to stop now; otherwise, the country is going to have the same fate as that of Rome and [...]

To be a painter, you have to drop the ego

Osho on the topic of 'Art': "...the extraordinary comes only through egolessness."

The only revolution is that of the spirit

Revolution is possible only in the individual soul, states Osho.

Partners in a scam

"Why have religions put you against your natural instincts? For the simple reason, to make you feel guilty. Once guilt is created ... their work is done," says Osho.

Memories in the cosmic unconscious

The unconscious mind contains all the memories of one's past; the collective unconscious has memories of one's past lives...

The reality is

Nothing has happened And nothing will happen. What is there, is there.