Comments on Atisha’s sutras, from the ‘The Book of Wisdom’.
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.
“I am certainly in love with the American Constitution, because it is the only hope for humanity,” says Osho.
“We are to destroy the whole past. It has been a horrible past, it has been a nightmare,” states Osho.
Osho says, “…words can’t convey that which I am and I have to go on trying to do something which is not possible.”
“We have succeeded only in creating a hypocrite world. It is not civilized, it is not cultured,” states Osho.
Osho states, “In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame. He would like rather to die than to be enslaved.”
In a Press Interview, Osho speaks to journalists sent by the Punjab Kesari, a Hindi newspaper, who had asked him about his health. Osho mentions his time during the twelve days he has spent in US jails.
Osho tells an anecdote from his school days (with audio) – “…if you are aware, suddenly you are alone.”
A disciple thanks Osho for the love and compassion he expresses when he folds his hands and greets his people.
Osho speaks about the difference between ordinary suicide – that is not really suicide, you simply change the body – and the ultimate suicide, where you will never be born again, when you disappear into the cosmos.
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.”
“I can die, but not life. You can die, you will die – but not the cosmos, not the existence,” states Osho.
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 speaks about the politics in declaring abortions illegal and at the same time preventing dying people from having a pleasant death.
In this excerpt, Osho speaks on the origins of the Aryans and the Sanskrit roots many languages have evolved from.
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.
When the Master is alive, when he is living, when the truth is breathing, then it is a cult – it has to be condemned. And when the Master is dead… And with the Master’s death the truth disappears, because truth needs an embodiment. It is an experience; it has to exist in the person
Osho answers a seeker’s question about how can there be any generalizations about the qualities of man and woman.
Death is not a problem created by thinking; you cannot solve it by thinking. Whatsoever you think, how can you solve it? says Osho.
“When you celebrate, the whole existence participates with you. Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal,” says Osho.
Osho talks about the copyright on the meditation The Four Directions. “So my suggestion to you is that the best will be to call it No Directions.”
“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.