“How can you become a Buddha? Either you are, or you are not. How can you become?” asks Osho.
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.
Osho says: “You cannot repress any thought… The easiest thing is not to force, but to be just a witness.”
“If this is possible – to have space and togetherness both – ‘then the winds of heaven dance between you…'” states Osho.
“People … think the ego comes through prestige and power – renounce power, renounce prestige – but then the ego comes through your humbleness,” says Osho.
From birth onwards, time seemed to me to go faster and faster. But since we left America, just over two months ago, it feels to me like whole lifetimes have passed. Osho, what have you done to time?
“The people you think are moral are just repressed people, egoistic, carrying all sorts of repressed desires in them. Once an opportunity is given to them, they will explode,” concludes Osho.
“Wisdom is practical, knowledge impractical. Knowledge is abstract, wisdom is earthly; knowledge is just words, wisdom is experience,” comments Osho.
A question to Osho by his lawyer, late Ram Jethmalani: Beloved Master, When I am dead, am I really dead? I want to be really convinced that death is eternal sleep.
Osho answers one of Bhagwat’s questions; “You have to see what this ego is, and just seeing is enough.”
Many times sitting in your presence I am overwhelmed by a very childlike feeling. It seems so familiar, yet from a long time ago.
“This Sufi saying wants to create the third type of man, the real man: who knows how to do and who knows how not to do,” expounds Osho.
Osho answers to: “I am terribly scared to ask this question. Why do you mention Swami Yoga Chinamaya’s name when he asks a question? And why does something in me have to ask this question?”
“The mystery will remain a mystery, but by becoming yourself a mystery, you will understand,” adds Osho
“We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion,” states Osho.
“What he means simply is that you should not feel guilty. Whatever you do – if it is not right, don’t do it again,” comments Osho.
“The existence is an infinite process. So there is no beginning, really, and there cannot be any end,” states Osho.
Junnaid says to Mansoor, “Remember, there is no home. Or, the home is everywhere – both are true.” An anecdote told by Osho.
“…And if his patients are sick, then his salary should be cut,” suggests Osho, as Lieh Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lao Tzu had proposed to their emperor.
Osho explains that power is not the cause of corruption, but only the opportunity for its expression.