Archive for Discourses

Ten thousand gold coins

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

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 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.

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 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.

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 [...]

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," [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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."

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.

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 [...]

Osho speaks about the mala

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

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! "

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 discontented stonecutter

"Whatsoever you think about yourself, starts happening. You create your world by your thought, you create your world by your desire," states Osho.

St. Augustine is asked to give a gist of his message

Osho relates a story attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430 CE). The answer is: "Just love.”

What is the secret of the Mystic Rose?

Osho replies, "The symbol of the mystic rose is that if man takes care of the seed that he is born with, gives it the right soil ... then the ultimate growth is symbolized as the [...]

God fulfils a man’s desires – but the neighbours get double

Osho states, "...millions of gifts are showering on you; just look at those gifts, and you will be surprised. You will be surprised at how you have been missing them.."

What I say is said for no particular reason

What is your message, Osho? I don't understand you.

Following a map of a river

Osho says, "If you float with the river of life, you will come to find your question and you will come to find your answer."

If you pray for rain, you better bring your umbrella!

Osho tells a story about faith versus prayer.

I see a spiritual regeneration for the whole world

Osho speaks to a group of people in Rajasthan, stating that he had come to tell them that there is a way to awaken from this bad dream they have mistaken for life.

Buddha was insulted

"For your foolishness, I cannot punish myself... It is for you to decide to insult or not, but it is my freedom to take it or not," said Buddha - as told by Osho.

I am not here to help you

Osho answers a question about why he has come to earth, and says, “My whole message is to see the truth, to see the hell that ego creates in the name of perfection, uniqueness - [...]

The woman is the stronger sex, and she has to be

Osho speaks on the strength of women and how they had to live according to the philosophy of the male chauvinists for so long.

Children… are natural mystics

Osho is asked, "Surely meditation is for mystics. Why do you propose it for ordinary people and their children?"

The train to heaven and the train to hell

Osho relates a story about Edmund Burke who used to go to church on Sundays – he was not a believer, but he liked the preacher and the way he talked about things.

A judge declared both parties to be in the right

"A man of understanding understands that somehow everybody has to be right in some sense or other," says Osho.

The only sacred place where life exists

Beloved Osho, I have to ask you this esoteric question. How can you say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and [...]

An angel came to earth

"You are a man on the earth, a woman on the earth; enjoy this gift of God! In deep gratefulness, sing the song, dance the dance that is waiting deep inside your being to be [...]