“It is absolutely urgent because we don’t have much time before somebody goes crazy. Any moment the destruction of the earth is imminent,” states Osho.
Osho quotes Coleridge: “These poems are the poems of my freedom – existence becoming free through me. These poems will have to wait.”
Osho says, “You have to remember that wherever you are it is a holy land and whatever you are doing it is divine.”
“Between these two, everybody exists. Being a prince or being a beggar are just identities given by others. It is not your reality.”
“Perhaps I am the only one in the world who is in absolute support of mechanical brains taking over the work of human intelligence,” states Osho.
Osho states, “… there is no need that the revolution should happen before our eyes. It is contentment enough that you were part of a movement that changed the world.”
Osho: “That’s what I have been doing my whole life, telling people, ‘Just a little more. Soon you will be reaching.'”
Osho concludes his commentaries on the last stanzas: ‘With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.’
Osho says, “Your mind is just… a TV screen or a drama stage. You are not supposed to act. You are not supposed to do anything.”
“Desiderata says: Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. Don’t condemn yourself – you are a child of the universe,” states Osho.
Osho comments on the last stanzas of Desiderata: ‘Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.’
“In your meditative consciousness, death disappears just as darkness disappears when there is light brought in,” states Osho.
Osho says, “If surrender sits on the shoulders of your will, you have managed one of the greatest things in life.”
“Staking everything, knowing that you are gambling with the unknown… you may be victorious, you may be a failure, but it does not matter,” states Osho.
Osho speaks on further lines from the Desiderata, starting with ‘Neither be cynical about love… Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.’
“Our own imagination is our last barrier. Once we are without imagination then reality is there face to face,” says Osho.
“The best in art, the best in music, the best in literature, the best in philosophy, the best in religion – all are mysteries,” says Osho.
“You are living surrounded by death, and if this can be remembered, this can become the greatest stimulation for meditation, for awareness,” says Osho.
Osho comments on: ‘Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter…’
Osho continues with the line in Desiderata: ‘Without surrender, without making any compromise, remain yourself.’
Nan In said to the archbishop, “Whoever has written these sentences will become a buddha in some future life.”
Osho speaks on the line from the Desiderata: ‘If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.’
Osho states, “Each system is perfect and works. But don’t mix it with anything else; let it function on its own.”
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence,” and “As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons,” are the next lines of the Desiderata.
“If your life is becoming insane just look deep down – you will find that all this deciding is driving you mad too,” says Osho.
Osho speaks on these lines in the Desiderata: “Hear then the wisdom of the wise…” and “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.”
Osho states: “He was a conqueror. He was pushing the river of life according to his desires… Please, flow with the river. You are a part, you cannot impose yourself on the whole; the whole is infinite.”
Osho says, “There is a way of being in contact with reality without words… Words don’t help, they hinder.”
Osho states that “… it is certain that I have been poisoned by Ronald Reagan’s American government.” He describes in detail his experiences after his arrest in Charlotte and his accumulating health issues since.
Osho declares, “The future is bound to be more receptive, more welcoming. We may not be here but we can manage to change the consciousness for centuries to come.”
“Many, many times man has become very civilized, and many, many times all civilization has disappeared from the earth,” states Osho.
“To be sane in this insane society is really a great work of understanding, courage, rebellion,” states Osho.
Osho comments on a sutra, “So the first thing Uwais says is, ‘This is my feeling. I live moment to moment, without any plan or future. I don’t know what is going to happen this evening – maybe death.'”
“The quintessence of Tao is ‘Tathata’, acceptability. Where there is total acceptability, there is the condition of desirelessness,” states Osho.
“Man… never makes any effort, even in finding one very fundamental thing: who he is, from where he comes, and what is his destiny, where he is going,” states Osho.
Osho says, “To be encrusted in gold and to die are one and the same thing… The greater the wealth you want to achieve the more dead you have to be…. All heights are suicidal!”
“The rebel is in a state of tremendous love with freedom – total freedom, nothing less than that,” states Osho.
“An upanishad is a mystery school. And we are entering into an upanishad today,” declares Osho on August 16, 1986.
Osho says, “The ego thinks it can do everything. It lives with this fallacy. The part lives with the fallacy that it is the whole.”