Osho’s answer to, “Are there ghosts, fairies, and things like that?”
Maneesha has asked a question: Our Beloved Master, is enlightenment something like getting the punchline to the ultimate joke?
“I am love. And if you cannot see it in my dancing, then you will certainly not see it at all when I stop dancing.”
Beloved Osho, Is there actually something to be heard? Or is it that as we refine our sense of listening, we are refined, and by the time we are able to listen totally, we are totally transformed?
“Men have not allowed women to become enlightened… to be anything that is their potential,” states Osho.
“It was a great insight of Jesus to send Thomas to South India where it was possible to preach and spread Jesus’ word.”
Osho states, “There is no need of nations, there is no need of religions, there is no need of races.”
“Wherever you are sitting, wherever you are, your being there should make the place important, not vice versa,” states Osho.
“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 speaks about an interview given by Dr Abraham Kovoor in December 1976 in which he talks about Osho, criticising him and the sannyasins.
Osho speaks on ‘Dancing’; “The dancer remains one with the dance. Even when he starts dancing, the unity is not broken, there is no duality. Utter oneness.”
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.”
“As you listen to music, listen to me that way. Don’t listen to me as you listen to a philosopher; listen to me as you listen to the birds,” says Osho.
“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.
In 1982 while Osho was in public silence, he answered several questions put to him by Ed Bradley of the 60 Minutes team, one of them about enlightenment.
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 states, “And without being awakened you miss life, its meaning, and you will miss your death and its meaning.”
“I am certainly in love with the American Constitution, because it is the only hope for humanity,” says Osho.
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.
Osho talks on ‘Breath’; “In Tantra, love-making is allowed only when you have learnt how to make love and yet keep your breath cool, rhythmic.”