Archive for Osho

Walk barefoot… contact the earth

"If you are walking on soft earth, the best way is to walk barefoot, no shoes. You have a tremendous contact with the earth," says Osho.

Buddha with a handful of dry leaves

Buddha says, "That which I have said is only like the few leaves in my hand. And that which I have not said is like the dry leaves in this forest." Osho explains, "The Master will [...]

The Great Indian War – Mahabharata

Osho speaks about the Great Indian War - Mahabharata - and explains the significance of the four ages: sat yuga, treta yuga, dwapar and kali yuga.

All history is rubbish

... and all politicians are criminals, says Osho.

Osho speaks on the sudras

More than 170 million people in India are considered 'untouchable' - people tainted by their birth into a caste system that deems them impure, less than human. They continue to [...]

The Puranas speak a different language

In the ninth part of a series of 10, Osho answers a question with regard to "the fundamental difference between the language of expression of the man of the fourth plane and the [...]

Buddha is asked: Is there a God?

"Ananda said, ’Master, the question is the same, but you answer so differently, you answer so contradictorily, that we have become puzzled, confused,’" says Osho. From our [...]

Times of disaster are very revealing

Osho answers a question about the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster that happened at the time he was in Uruguay during the World Tour.

The well that made everyone go mad

"Each individual is so unique, so incomparably unique, that there is no way to judge who is normal and who is abnormal," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Avoid Esoteric Garbage!

There are many people here too who are very expert in so-called esoteric jargon.

I love America

Osho responds to the question, "Do you resent America?"

A meditator like Buddha reaches the seventh plane

In the eighth part of a series of 10, Osho continues to answer a question from part 7 on 'shaktipat' and grace: "...the final happening of grace will take place when there is no [...]

The man clinging to the roots of a tree

"If you can live in the present, the taste is tremendously sweet. This is the way to live, this is the only way to live – otherwise you will not be living," states Osho. From [...]

Give all your attention to listening

Osho talks on 'Listening' at the 1968 Meditation Camp in Ajol, Gujarat: "Listen... and by and by, within you, a humming of silence will begin. The mind is becoming silent."

Beyond limitations

Osho explains to Diti the meaning of her name which she had received by mail.

After the seventh there are no bodies

In the seventh part of a series of 10, Osho answers three questions and speaks on 'shaktipat' and his preference for direct grace.

Your bondage is yours

Truth liberates. Whose truth?

Your search… will take you to the last

In the sixth part of a series of 10, Osho concludes his explanation of the seven bodies and the seven chakras. "The ultimate is the void - nothingness."

What’s going on in Jalaluddin Rumi’s monastery?

A story about the Sufi mystic and poet as told by Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Listening is a positive silence

Osho says in darshan, "Listen to people. You will learn much about them, about you. Listen to people and you will feel an opening."

Maturity is the door to divinity

"A really alert man will not feel offended even if somebody insults him personally," says Osho.

One more journey yet remains

In the fifth part of a series of 10, Osho speaks on the sixth and seventh bodies, after which comes "... the journey to non-being, non-existence."

The hen that went south

Osho speaks on dropping the intellect, using an apt parable about a hen's excursion. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Lost in bliss is the hazard of the fifth plane

In the fourth part of a series of 10, Osho continues to speak on the fifth body: "Even though the ego is intrinsically dead on the fifth plane, I-am-ness still persists."

Bayazid came upon a heap of skulls

Osho talks on the three types of hearing. "Let it be known once and forever: I am not interested in the crowd, I am interested only in individuals. And you have to show your [...]

Evolution of consciousness

"I do not believe in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Once in a while I mention him, but that is simply a kind of joke and nothing else; I don't believe in the theory of [...]

The duality ends with the fifth body

In the third part of a series of 10, Osho speaks on the significance of the fifth chakra and the fifth body.

A disciple afraid of darkness

Buddha has said: Appo deepo brava - ‘Be a light unto yourself.’ From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Anything can be turned into meditation

Osho states, "Wall Street is as good as any Himalayan cave."

The mind is always… imagining and dreaming

In the second part of a series of 10, Osho explains the meanings of the third and fourth chakras.

Buddha, Confucius and Lao Tzu – and the juice of life

"There is nothing higher than life. To live it is to be religious," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

There are seven bodies… seven chakras

In this first part of a series of 10, Osho speaks about the significance of the first and second chakras.

The disciple who got the task to look after 1000 cows

"The new man, he will be complete, entire, acquainted with the outside world and acquainted with the inside world as well," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by [...]

Family is against rebellion

Osho talks on 'Family'. "The family conditions the child in the first place. Secondly, it is the cause of all kinds of insanities."

One has to be a rebel

During sannyas darshan, Osho says to Anand Maria (Praveeta), "Rebel against all that is untrue, rebel against that which is imposed by others. Rebel against the status quo, rebel [...]

The king who tried to escape death

"Wherever you go you will find death waiting for you," states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

If a decision arises from your totality…

During a darshan Osho says, "Whenever you start thinking of the future and the past too much, just relax and pay attention to your breathing."

We are part of one organic universe

Oneness is the goal of all true religion, asserts Osho.

The third eye

With the third eye you become capable of seeing things which are there, but which cannot be seen with ordinary eyes, says Osho.

A junior devil was worried when he saw Jesus

"Once a religion is organized, it is dead," says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Watch the flow of thoughts

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If you miss adventure, you miss all

If you are alive there is inconvenience. If you are alive there are challenges.

Baal Shem’s parable: two men on a tightrope

“How did you manage to cross?” "Whenever I felt myself toppling over to one side, I leaned to the other.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

…you will do something stupid!

"You can be here, you can be on the Moon, you can be on Mars, you can change outer things - it makes no difference," says Osho.

A poet meets a mystic while contemplating the moon in a bowl of water

"Seeking truth in scriptures, seeking truth in philosophies, is looking at the reflection." From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

Cancer can exist only in a certain neurotic state of mind

Osho on the subject of 'Cancer'. "When the mind becomes very tense, so tense that it is intolerable, it starts affecting the body tissues. That's why cancer exists only when [...]

They may be sending us signals

Osho states, "You may not be aware, but within the last hundred years scientists have discovered that there must be at least fifty thousand planets in the universe on which there [...]