Archive for Darshans

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.

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 [...]

Every mother sacrifices… I am never for sacrifice

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

Death is a door to God

Vipassana's body died this afternoon. Most of this chapter contains a description of the death and sannyasins' reactions to it. Then follows a description of the celebration and [...]

Nothing is a serious affair

"Anandi means blissful, cheerful, with laughter in the heart," says Osho to a new disciple.

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 [...]

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."

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, [...]

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 [...]

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."

Seeing is light

Sannyas darshan of Veet Nisha, from Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast, Ch 27, dated 27 February 1978: "To open your eyes needs courage because you may have to see things [...]

You are not predicting the future

A sannyasin says: I'm going back to pursue my study of astrology and to try to use it as a medium to communicate with people - not for its predictative qualities but just as a [...]

Love people, relate with people

In darshan, Osho speaks to Prito: "One has to be two things: at the center, bliss, at the circumference, love; inside, bliss, outside, love.

Simply surrender to Laxmi

Tonight Sagar came to darshan, telling Osho that Laxmi (the secretary of the organization) has asked him to leave the ashram. He asked Osho if he were really to leave or if this [...]

If your life is a rejoicing, then it is sane

Osho gives sannyas to Prem Gathen and explains that his name means a beautiful love story. He then tells him about Tansen, an extraordinary musician in King Akbar's court.

Seriousness is a dangerous disease

Anand Hasyo's sannyas darshan.

At the last stage you have to sacrifice the ego

Osho explains to a new disciple that the people who come to a master can be divided into four categories.

Man is immortal

"Down the ages man has been searching to find how to conquer death. And in fact there is no need to search, because death is an illusion," says Osho

An effortless affirmation of life

In darshan, Osho says, "A man without meditation never comes to know the blessedness of life. He can only feel complaints against life."

There will be a great universal change

Osho says to a new sannyasin, "It is the greatest altruistic act one can do – to become aware – because by becoming aware you release awareness into existence..."

The whole existence consists of light

"There is only light, an immense ocean of light," says Osho.

Beyond limitations

Osho explains to Diti the meaning of her name which she had received by mail.

Listening is a positive silence

Osho says in darshan, "Listen to people. You will learn much about them, about you. Listen to people and you will feel an opening."

One has to be a rebel

During sannyas darshan, Osho says to Anand Maria (Praveeta), "Rebel against all that is untrue, rebel against that which is imposed by others. Rebel against the status quo, rebel [...]

If a decision arises from your totality…

During a darshan Osho says, "Whenever you start thinking of the future and the past too much, just relax and pay attention to your breathing."

Man is a stranger on the earth

Pravasi’s sannyas darshan on December 5, 1978.

The realm of happiness

In a darshan, Osho speaks about the different reflections of bliss that we know as pleasure, happiness and joy, and refers to Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso.

A darshan diary is a pageant, a festival

Deva Ashoka wrote the introduction to the darshan diary 'The Open Door'. He elaborates on the two Bhagwans he perceives, the one who speaks in discourse and the other, in darshan.

The world is a pilgrimage

Osho speaks to a sannyasin about the meaning of his new name and the human soul's suffering and longing to go back to god.

People Are Obsessed With Doing

When the tree is overflowing with vitality it blooms and flowers.

Being is herenow, it is what you are right now

Samudaya's sannyas darshan. "Sat means being, samudaya means arising. Up to now you have lived as a becoming, as a desire: doing this, doing that, trying for this, trying for that. [...]

I was waiting and waiting for you!

Satyananda's sannyas darshan on July 10, 1977.

Gratitude to the Whole

Gramya: I would like to ask about prayer, because I was taught as a child to pray and the prayer was of thanksgiving.

The Whole Trinity is There

Neeraj is going back to Devon, England. She is unsure whether to spend her time travelling around England, or starting a meditation centre where she lives.

Every Planet Has To Die One Day

Prem Gaffar, a new sannyasin, says: "I've started to stand off and observe things and it looks as if... people are destroying themselves... The world is destroying itself."

River of Love

Sarito has just come too; he's the architect from America. He is grey-haired, has glasses; his energy feels young, in touch.

A Disidentification with the Past

Having given sannyas to a man from England, the twin brother of a sannyasin, Osho explained the meaning of his name - Anand Bhagwata - to him, and then went on to talk about the [...]

The World Is Run By Fools

A couple, newly returned from the West, are present. The man says that whenever he has to deal with authorities - for example to get a visa - or even sees a policeman, he feels [...]

Nobody Cares About the Greater Humanity

Life is a discontentment because we are living it in a very wrong way.

Sannyas Means Trusting Me

Nirjara. It is one of the most important words in the Eastern search for truth.

Think in Terms of Play, Prayer…

So finally you have arrived!

Bliss Is the Path

Anand means bliss, pantha means the path...

Bliss Is Always Homeless

Aniketa means homeless and anand means bliss...

Remain Contented in the Moment

Deva means divine, anutosh means contentment - divine contentment.

That Is The Way To God

Osho explains the new name given (Prem Anado) and speaks about the silence of the heart.

Bliss and Wisdom

Osho explains the sannyasin's new name and also suggests to him to practice a specific meditation.

The Woman is the Stronger Sex

Yashodara tells Osho that there is something on his mind.

A Revolution From The Outside To The Inside

Man has infinite capacities but is utterly unaware of them.

A Sky Without Clouds

Anand means bliss. Trinda means pure, clean, clear.

Once Catharsis Has Happened, Only Then Can Yoga Techniques Be Used

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