“Carrying fuel, drawing water from the well and he says, ‘How mysterious.'”
From a discourse by Osho on Sufism: “If you have known love you have known death, if you have known meditation you have known death.”
Osho states, “The whole of existence exists without any logic. It may be a poetry but it is not a syllogism – hence it is so beautiful.”
“My suggestion is that a black hole is like a door: from one side it is a black door, a black hole – things go into it and disappear into nothingness,” says Osho.
Zarathustra has said, “Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the superman. He is a bridge and you should not make your house on the bridge…”
Osho answers Yoga Anurag’s question: According to what I have been hearing you say, the title of this series, Theologia Mystica, seems to be a contradiction in terms.
Osho speaks about the process of a conscious death and nature’s indication to become aware that death is approaching.
“[It] is a common experience in medical colleges that the kind of sickness the students are learning about … starts happening to many students,” states Osho.
Osho states, “The whole function of the Master is just to bring you home – which you had never left in the first place.”
“This false ego which you have created by not looking in, by continuously looking out, is the root cause of fear,” states Osho.
Osho on Chekhov’s story: “To say no to anything is very easy… To be positive, to say yes, is very difficult.”
Rinzai said, “That which can be heard will not be essential. I have given you the key; silence is the key…”
Osho states, “Ego is a false notion of something which is not there at all. ‘Self’ means a center which can promise. This center is created by being continuously aware, constantly aware.”
“The priority should be your attainment of spiritual freedom, because political tyrannies come and go,” declares Osho
“Truth is not decided by voting. It is not a question of how many people believe in it,” confirms Osho.
In answer to a question Osho says, “Hell is when you are all tense, and heaven is when you are all relaxed.”
Osho comments on one of the many mysterious stories of the Sufis; “Whenever a mood comes to you … always remember: This, too, will pass.”
Osho says, “Through judgment you can never be intimate with a Master. Judgment creates barriers. Only through trust an intimacy arises…”
Osho states, “Democracy basically is mobocracy. There is a tendency in the mob to follow others. Somebody raises his hand, the others follow. The mob are like sheep.”
Osho’s vision: “The new man is an absolute necessity… If we cannot produce a new human being, then humanity will disappear from the earth.”
Osho responds to the question: Beloved Osho, It disturbs me when you don’t seem to bother about facts.
“Trust is a touchstone… One day you come across a real touchstone. You pick it up, it is warm, but still you throw it,” states Osho.
An anecdote told by Osho where a monk became enlightened when he overheard a butcher say, ‘I never sell anything that is not the best.’
Osho says, “A simple person is not one who possesses nothing, a simple person is one who has no possessiveness, who never looks back.”
Devageet asks a question: Beloved Osho, It is now becoming too much. The gossips are going right and left.
“Almost every country has its own love stories, but nothing compared to Layla and Majnun because it has a Sufi message in it,” explains Osho.
“‘Yes, I am dying, but I must sing!’ Francis has become the song. … There is absolute silence inside. Out of that silence this song is born,” says Osho.
Osho states, “The past is gone – you are no longer a child, or you are no longer a young man. The past is gone. Let the gone be gone.”
Osho’s answer to: “Would it not make matters much simpler to somehow impress upon our young ones to begin with God?”
“You are a totally new manifestation of God. It has never been before so there has never been a person exactly like you,” states Osho.
“AUM is only a formula, just like H2O. It simply represents the whole reality,” explains Osho (with audio)
“Travellers from different paths have come – travellers from different directions and dimensions…” – Osho answers a disciple’s question.
Osho says, “You can never be somebody else. Remember it as one of the most fundamental laws. Aes dhammo sanantano…” – illustrated by two stories.
Osho says, “Discontent clouds your eyes and your vision; contentment makes your eyes unclouded and your vision clear.”
“All your projections are yours… and they have to disappear. You have to be disillusioned. Only in that moment of disillusionment does reality explode,” states Osho.
“Don’t force rules, just try to understand things. If you force rules upon yourself you will not become enlightened,” states Osho.
You often say that prayer is a state of consciousness. And you also say that prayer is a state of gratefulness. Then how is it that prayer is not non-dualistic?
“Difficult not to choose, but try – and in everything… When you feel hate, try to move to the middle. When you feel love, try to move to the middle,” states Osho.
… a man questioned the tailor. ‘Don’t you remember God created the whole world in six days?’ The tailor said, ‘I know. And look at the world, how he messed it. That’s what happens if you do things in six days.’ An anecdote told by Osho
“All your seriousness is about sandcastles. And you yourself will leave them one day, trampling them down, and you will not look back,” adds Osho to the anecdote.