Osho is asked how he would like to be remembered.
One of the excerpts from the 3-volume compilation, The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagawan Shree Rajneesh, A-Z.
Beloved Osho, Recently Rudolph Hess, one of the last Nazi big shots, died. He committed suicide in jail in Berlin, where he was imprisoned for forty-six years. He was the right-hand man of Adolf Hitler.
“The poetry is beautiful because there are sudden leaps and jumps…The prose moves on plain ground, in a logical sequence,” states Osho.
With the help of a moving sand art picture, Osho demonstrates the difference between mind and meditation.
Osho speaks on acting and says, “If you take life as an acting, you will start moving towards spirituality.”
…shout, cry, jump, talk, babble, do whatever you please. Close the doors and observe your own madness in its entirety…” suggests Osho on ‘Anger’.
“I can die, but not life. You can die, you will die – but not the cosmos, not the existence,” states Osho.
Maneesha has asked:
Our beloved Master,
This unspeakable that you are trying to communicate to us, this ungraspable that we are trying to get – sometimes it seems profoundly mysterious, sometimes it seems embarrassingly obvious. Is it either of these – or both together?
One Zen monk is reported to have said – every morning of his life after his enlightenment, the first thing in the morning he would say was, “Osho!”
An excerpt of Osho’s answer to the question, Why do you call yourself Bhagwan? Why do you call yourself god?
Osho says, “India is the only land in the whole world, strangely, which has devoted all its talents in a concentrated effort to see the truth and to be the truth.”
Osho states, “Religion is not something that one gets – one has it, nobody can give it to you. It is your very being.
Osho talks on the subject of ‘Sannyas’: It “helps you to get rid of the non-essential … and meditation helps you to find the essential.”
Osho speaks about the politics in declaring abortions illegal and at the same time preventing dying people from having a pleasant death.
Osho talks on ‘Trust’: “It is the highest form of love, it is the essential core of love. Love itself is a mystery and indeﬁnable, but love is like a circumference and trust is its very center, its soul.”
In this excerpt, Osho speaks on the origins of the Aryans and the Sanskrit roots many languages have evolved from.
Osho states for the record that after a hundred years the prohibition of drugs in his commune will be thought anti-revolutionary.
Osho says people don’t see that they are poisoning the joy of the children and states that a human kind of education must be found in the world.
Osho on the subject of ‘Food’: “…there is a deep association between food and love; in fact food comes first and then love follows.”
Maneesha has asked:
Our beloved Master,
Those diamond thunderbolts you hurtle around you when you dance with us each evening – at the rate we’re going, someone could be knocked conscious!
But please, don’t stop!
A symbol of triumph of good over evil, Holi marks the onset of spring. This year, the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and March 21. A quote by Osho.
Answering a question about a connection between Buddha and him because both of them having been poisoned, Osho states: “The poisoning has been a great purification for me. This purification makes me receptive to the wandering soul of Gautam Buddha.”
Osho states, “Love is enough unto itself – it needs no salesmanship. It doesn’t need anybody to persuade, to convince; it is enough, it is a fire.”
Osho speaks on the topic of ‘Authentic Art’: “True art means: if it helps you to become silent, still, joyous; if it gives you a celebration; if it makes you dance … if it becomes a bridge between you and God — that is true art.”
Osho answers a seeker’s question about how can there be any generalizations about the qualities of man and woman.
Osho speaks on the topic ‘Responsibility’: “To be conscious means to take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders. To be responsible is the beginning of buddhahood.”
A few people are feeling not to wear their malas or red clothes, but they consider themselves Rajneeshees and want to live here. How does this fit your vision?
Osho talks on the topic of ‘Zen Masters’: “Only in the absence of all activity, when you are relaxed to your very being, the door opens to all the mysteries of the world, all the miracles of existence.”
Osho states, “… if there is even a little bit of intelligence in America then it is time to stop now; otherwise, the country is going to have the same fate as that of Rome and Roman civilization.
Osho on the subject of ‘Laughter’: “If you go into a total laughter people think it is hysterical. It is not, it is historical!”
Osho speaks on a very meaningful parable by Chuang Tzu, and in particular about the phrase ‘the phoenix that never grows old’.
Osho talks on ‘Listening / Hearing’: “Listening is all that meditation is about – how to listen to that which is already there.”
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 ‘Happiness’: “…happiness and unhappiness are your moods and don’t depend on the outside.”