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Osho says, "In India for thousands of years the woman has suffered so much because of this idea that she has to remain a widow."
Osho answers personal questions by Nathan Wood, The Rogers Cable System, Portland, Oregon about his typical day: "I have always slept from eleven till two for the simple reason [...]
Osho states, "Lust for power is the foundation of all wars. If you look at human history... the whole of human history is nothing but a history of wars, man killing man."
Q: You are known throughout the world as the tantra master or the sex guru, yet in the three years I have been in your ashram, not only have I had less sex than ever before in my [...]
Q: Beloved Osho, In Western society, at least, youth is considered to be everything, and to a certain extent, it seems this is as it should be if we are to continue growing in [...]
Osho explains, "The India that you know, I have already left... But for whomsoever wants to seek and search and be, India still provides the best climate - spiritual climate, I [...]
"Now this is a totally different approach... There is no fight between the man and the tree, there is a friendship. This is absurd for a Western mind," states Osho.
Osho answers the question, "You have said that Buddha attained mahaparinirvana, but also that Buddha is to come once again in human form and will be known as Maitreya. How is it [...]
Osho speaks on death as "... a peaceful acceptance, a loving entry into the unknown, a joyful goodbye to old friends, to the old world. There should not be any tragedy in it."
Osho says in this anecdote: "Then an old angel came close to him and whispered in his ear, 'The only place man may never think of is within his own heart. You just sit there…'"
Osho mentions Kabir's son, Kamal, who corrected his father's sentence to "The dewdrop has not disappeared into the ocean, but the ocean has disappeared into the dewdrop."
Osho takes the responsibility for what happened in Rajneeshpuram and says, "...this is my deepest longing: that Sheela and her group should be forgiven."
“Remember that you are alone, there is no God, there are no messengers, and there is no dictator. You have to be decisive about your own life,” states Osho in 1987 after he [...]
Osho states, "God has been invented. It was people’s need; people needed a protector. In the immensity of the universe, a man feels so alone, so small." From our series 1001 [...]
Osho replies to a question by Gayan: "To guide a person without his being at all aware that he is being guided… it is just like when you smell perfume in the garden and you start [...]
Osho comments: "His reasoning was so absolutely correct: If people go on gathering money on one side, then who is creating the thieves?" From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by [...]
Osho states, "The centers that exist deep within this body alone, which Yoga calls chakras, are the accumulated forms of many lives." From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 5, Part 6 of 6.
Osho speaks about the creation of Israel by politicians and the resulting constant conflicts and suggests, "Move the Jews from Israel and give Israel to the Mohammedans; it belongs [...]
"Life is like playing on the sitar, if you are too loose, you are lost, if you are too tight, you are lost. The wise have always followed the middle path," says Osho. From our [...]
"In the new commune, the first concentric circle will be for those who come like journalists – prejudiced people, who already know that they know. In short, for the fools," [...]
Osho says, "Hassids are Jews, but not accepted by the orthodox Jews. There is something in Hassids which I appreciate." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
"Cosmic chemistry says that the entire cosmos is a body. Nothing in it stands apart, all things are joined together," states Osho. From 'Hidden Mysteries', Ch 5, Part 2 of 6.
"The deepest laws of astrology were first discovered in India," says Osho while speaking about the origins of astrology and the relationship between the sun and the human body. [...]
Osho comments on a beautiful parable in the Upanishads. “The deepest core of being is non-being. The foundation of isness is nothingness." "Life and death are not two things but [...]
"Anand Devopama, there is certainly a connection; the connection is simple. Sexual orgasms and laughter happen in the same way; their process is similar," replies Osho.
"If you believe in God, you can believe in a witch, it is the same package. If you can believe in one kind of nonsense, you can believe in all kinds of nonsense," states Osho. [...]
"Desire means rejection of something - desirelessness means acceptance - you are happy as things are. In fact, things are irrelevant, you are happy. You are happy, that’s the [...]
Osho answers a question by Vasumati. Osho says, "When unhappiness comes one welcomes it, when happiness comes one welcomes it, knowing that they are partners in the same game."
"For thousands of years the human mind has believed that by going to a holy pool, to a river or to a pond, all will be good. You want to find cheap ways to get rid of all that you [...]