Osho quotes Rabia al-Adawiyya as saying: “The heard is the lie and the seen is the truth.”
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.”
Osho says, “When the society is in a turmoil and everything is in crisis, a chaos pervades – this is the moment, if you want, you can escape from the prison.”
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.”
Osho states, “In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame. He would like rather to die than to be enslaved.”
“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.’