Archive for Osho on Notable People

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In this particular excerpt from a discourse, Osho speaks about Gertrude Stein's final moments before dying, when "she flowered in this koan."

Osho speaks on Pythagoras

Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 – c. 495 BCE) was a Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of the Pythagoreanism movement. He appears to have been the son of [...]

Tibet… is the most ancient, primitive, innocent culture

Osho speaks on ancient Tibetan customs and techniques.

Osho Speaks on Hermann Hesse

Osho declares him as one of the Western minds who has come very close to the Eastern way of looking at things.

To Read Wittgenstein is Really an Experience

Osho: "Of this century I consider Ludwig Wittgenstein the most important philosopher."

Osho Speaks on Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, and philosopher.

Osho Speaks on Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola (23 October 1491 – July 31, 1556) was born to a family of minor nobility in northern Spain.

Osho Speaks on Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was born in Prague, then part of Bohemia and of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Gurdjieff – One of the Most Misunderstood Men in the World

The 1917 revolution in Russia disturbed Gurdjieff's whole work.

Osho Speaks on Katsue Ishida

Katsue Ishida aka Ma Gyan Sharno (194? - 2.4.2015) was a Japanese mystic and seeress.

Osho Speaks on Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was a Lebanese philosophical essayist, novelist, poet and artist. 

Osho Speaks on Heraclitus

Heraclitus was born in Ephesus (near modern-day Selçuk, Turkey) ca. 535-475 BCE.

Osho Speaks on Democritus

Democritus (460 BCE 370 BCE) was a Greek philosopher.

Osho Speaks on Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet.

Osho Speaks on Aristotle

Aristotle (ca. 384 BCE - 322 BCE), together with Socrates and Plato, laid much of the groundwork for western philosophy.

Osho Speaks on Draupadi

Draupadi is the 'emerged' daughter of King Drupada of Panchāla and the wife of the five Pandavas in the epic Mahābhārata.

Osho Speaks on Diogenes

Diogenes (ca. 400 B.C. - 325 B.C.) was born in the Greek colony Sinope (modern day Turkey) and lived in Athens, Greece.

Osho Speaks on Hazrat Babajan

Hazrat Babajan (ca. 1806 - September 21, 1931) was a Pathan Muslim saint, considered by her followers to be a sadguru. Born in Balochistan, Afghanistan, she lived the final 25 [...]

Osho Speaks on Meher Baba

Meher Baba (25 February 1894 – 31 January 1969), born Merwan Sheriar Irani in Pune, India, to Zoroastrian parents.

Osho Speaks on Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

Osho Speaks on Lalla of Kashmir

Kashmiri saint and mystic poet Lal Ded (Mother Lalla), also known as Lalla or Lalleshwari (1320–1392), was born in Pandrethan (ancient Puranadhisthana) some four and a half miles [...]

When The Dancer Disappears

Nijinsky was a dancer, and perhaps the best dancer the world has ever known; his dance was almost magic. He was born to dance.

Osho Speaks on Walt Whitman

Walter 'Walt' Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist.

Osho Speaks on Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was born in Prades, France.

Osho Cites Mark Twain

While speaking about languages and religion, Osho quotes Mark Twain.

Osho Speaks on Magga Baba

On this pilgrimage I have met many more remarkable men than Gurdjieff recounts in his book, Meetings with Remarkable Men.

You Are Born Out of Earth and Sky

Osho speaks on James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis and suggests he should look to the East for support.

Nobody Listened to Wilhelm Reich

Osho on prana, yogis, and the accumulation of orgone

Your Spirit is Only a Potential

Osho speaks on Maslow’s self-actualisation and Buddha’s no-self actualisation.

She Really Loved Humanity

Osho speaks on Madame Blavatsky and about giving love.

The Law of Synchronicity

Osho speaks on the the law of synchronicity discovered by Carl Gustav Jung.

The Other is Hell

Osho speaks on Jean Paul Sartre, the French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic (21 June 1905 – 15 [...]

Rabindranath Tagore, Poet and Mystic

Portrait of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.