“Unless something is your experience, don’t go on deceiving yourself,” 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.
Sometimes a few words, even uttered by ordinary people, can fall in the right soil of the heart and can bring great transformation.
Osho describes the moment Maharshi dies and adds: “There is nowhere to go. This is the only existence there is, this is the only dance there is – where can one go?”
“A real man of understanding never renounces anything. He simply understands: ‘Nothing is there to possess, so how can I renounce?'” says Osho.
Osho talks about meditating in a Buddhafield, “the field of awakening” and returning to “the marketplace.”
“Everybody somehow is trying to feel, to convince himself, that he is the greatest man in the world … And you can always find something that will be supportive to you – but it is not really nourishing to you. It is cutting you off from existence,” states Osho.
“…You will have to lose a few things, but they are worthless. You will be gaining so much that you will never think again of what you have lost,” explains Osho.
Osho states, “I am not concerned with politicians but with the way politics functions: it is ugly, it is inhuman, it is barbarous.”
After telling the anecdote, Osho says: “I am challenging you to jump out of the well … And the moment you see the ocean, there will be no need for me to convince you that this is bigger than your well.”
Osho says not to be concerned about nirvana: “Be concerned about this moment, because this is the only true moment there is, and enter into it.”
With this anecdote Osho explains that one can become aware of what we have, only when we have lost it.
Osho states that this story told by the great Sufi Master, Farid Al-Din’ Attar, is “a symbolical, mythological tale of the ultimate utter death of the disciple.”
In a press interview in Jesus Grove, Rajneeshpuram, Osho speaks about the influence Confucius has on communism to this day.
With this Hassid story Osho illustrates that the treasure is within us, in our own home, that underneath our own consciousness, just within us, is the kingdom of God.
Osho explains with a parable that only with an innocent mind the contact is immediate, from being to being, from heart to heart.
Osho states, “In deep compassion you will be able to help many more people – because, in fact, compassion is the only thing that helps.”
Osho explains that the psychology of the buddhas does not work with the mind, its uniqueness is meditation, watchfulness, witnessing, leading to transcendence.
“Out of the mind and you are out of politics; otherwise, whatsoever you do is politics,” states Osho.
Osho says, “Maneesha has asked… Choosing the sutras for these discourses she is getting a little taste of Zen.”
Osho declares, “I am absolutely non-serious. This is a play. And I would like to call this play ‘the mad game’.”
Osho’s comment: “How many temples are there on the earth, of how many religions? And how many different kinds of gods have they imagined?”
Osho says, “When you surrender, the door opens. So don’t bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering.”
Osho answers to the question if scientists are contributing to a science of enlightenment, and can one do so without being enlightened.
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 plus That is satya.”
“Not being able to see one’s prejudices, clingings, attachments and addictions, is stupidity,” says Osho in a discourse.
“…we don’t collect happiness, we collect suffering. Why? Why does man dwell on his sufferings so much?” – a discourse excerpt from Osho.
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 causes are primary.”
While in Kulu Manali, Osho answers a question by M. Achana of Nawabanath, India: “Have you a message for the press?”
On July 20, 1970 Osho began the Hindi discourse series Krishna: Meri Drishti Mein (कृष्ण : मेरी दृष्टि में) (Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy) at C.C.I. Chambers in Mumbai.
“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.
Osho speaks on Chuang Tzu’s parable of ‘The Empty Boat’ and makes a reference about his vision of teaching particularly children.
The third question:
Dear Osho, I love you. In a Sannyas Magazine you said that you are not a person. Then what are you?
“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 will be the hiding place of your ego,” states Osho.
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 always you – it is never God, never fate…”
“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 tremendous beautiful existence,” says Osho.
“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.
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 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,” says Osho.
“The duality has melted into oneness. The knower and the known are dissolved; there is only knowing,” states 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 comment.
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 meditation.”
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 religious practices, and particularly their ecstatic religious dancing?
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.”
Osho speaks about Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit to Jabalpur, during which Osho approached him on Naudra Bridge.
“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 pass through the mother and the father, you come through them, but you are not created by them,” says Osho.
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 hilarious situation.”
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 joy, thankfulness and gratitude.”
Osho speaks about those who are called ‘the Masters’ in theosophy, with reference to Mabel Collins’ book, ‘Light on the Path’.