Osho answers the question, “To us, are the words ‘god’ and ‘no-mind’ synonymous?”
“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.
Almost every person is split – for such silly and stupid things you cannot believe. You will not allow a saint just a little bit of smoking?
An Enlightenment Day Celebration in Bhagwan’s silent presence held in Pune 1. The following are quotes on the occasion of the celebration – and a song.
Osho says, “You are not new on this earth, you are older than the earth because you have lived on other earths also, other planets.”
In my childhood I used to love swimming, and my village river becomes very dangerous in rainy season, it becomes flooded.
“This is the reason why man is not meditative: The whole society forces him to be in a state of mind, not in a state of meditation.”
Ninety-nine percent of people start meditating because meditation is talked about. There are times when it becomes fashionable.
There are stories about cultures reaching to the peak. But those that reached the ultimate height eventually had to go underground.
The world headquarters will be publishing my books, will be releasing my tapes, videotapes, will be doing every kind of work. But it has no domination over anybody. All communes of the world are independent. All centers of the world are absolutely free. They are under nobody’s guidance. My sannyasins are directly related to me.
Maybe not today but some time in the future, when man will be able to understand, he will come to know this truth.
It is the whole idea of private property that has created the father, that has created the family, that has created the ownership of the woman by the man.
Pythagoras’ contribution to western philosophy is immense. It is incalculable. For the first time he introduced vegetarianism to the West.
You must have heard about the Japanese poem, haiku. It is the smallest poetry form in the world – seventeen syllables only – but one of the most penetrating. The word ‘haiku’ means ‘the beginning’. This is a tremendous significance – the word haiku means the beginning. The haiku poets say: We only begin, we
Aum purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudachyate purnasya purnamadaya purnameva vashisyate. Aum this is the cold. That is the cold. From coldness emerges coldness. Coldness coming from coldness, coldness still remains! This morning is really cold, hence the change of the meaning. I don’t stick to the words, I stick to the reality! Therefore,
Osho, It is really chilly again today. Would you please tell us a few jokes about Rajneesh sannyasins?
Just the other day, Suman and I went off to Los Angeles via Portland to buy rainbow clothes.
Beloved Osho, Could you speak to us on laughter, its meditative powers, its chemistry on the brain, its power of transformation and healing… Its relation to silence, the gap, clarity, vision…
The other day someone asked me where I came from before coming to Poona and I couldn’t remember.
A question asked by Don Lattin, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California, USA, in Rajneeshpuram:
Just look around, just observe people, and you will be surprised seeing the utterly insane state which is known as normal.