Archive for Excerpts

All joy has been contaminated

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.

Man and woman are more states of the mind

Osho answers a seeker’s question about how can there be any generalizations about the qualities of man and woman.

Science has been a dagger driven into the back of nature

Osho declares "the greatest enemy today is science."

Love letter to Vivek

A love letter from Bhagwan (Osho) to Vivek (Nirvano) from 1971.

Your beloved is dead

Death is not a problem created by thinking; you cannot solve it by thinking. Whatsoever you think, how can you solve it? says Osho.

Never Born – Never Died

Two slideshows, dated 19th and 20th January 1990, Osho International Commune, Pune, India.

I celebrate myself

"When you celebrate, the whole existence participates with you. Only in celebration do we meet the ultimate, the eternal," says Osho.

Thoughts cannot be copyrighted

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."

God has been your prison

Osho answers the question, "To us, are the words 'god' and 'no-mind' synonymous?"

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.

I love America

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

Maturity is the door to divinity

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

Anything can be turned into meditation

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

We are part of one organic universe

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

Dreamworld and reality

A selection of quotes where Osho talks about LSD, drugs in general, alcohol and meditation.

Work should be a worship

The question is if your ego disappears into meditation what will happen to your work.

Politicians [and] religions don’t want you to become one

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?

Cause and effect is a blind relationship

You cannot see enlightenment, you can see only the consequence of it.

This moment is all

To me this is sannyas:

I want one world…

Osho lines up a few plain requirements with a far-reaching outlook.

Just Witnessing – Not Interfering, Not Even Judging

Q: You say the whole world is a mess. What is it that you're trying to create in man, in the world?

Sat Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar and Kali Yuga

Osho talks on the four yugas.

You Are Very, Very Ancient

Somebody asked Mulla Nasrudin when he was lying on his deathbed:

Boxing Should be Banned

Osho states that entertainments should be a raising of our consciousness.

America Is Barbarious

Two quotes by Osho about John F. Kennedy.

After A Hundred Years

The coming hundred years are going to be more and more irrational.

Indebted To My River

In my childhood I used to love swimming, and my village river becomes very dangerous in rainy season, it becomes flooded.

Oneness Expressing in Millions of Ways

"In existence you cannot make clear-cut divisions, everything melts into each other, " states Osho.

Now What Is Poetry?

Somebody asked a very famous Chinese poet, Yang Wang-li:

An Organisation Is Not Needed

An organization is not needed, only a gathering is needed.

Why Man Is Not Meditative

"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."

Science Cannot Go Beyond The Outer

Science cannot go beyond the object, because the very approach makes a limitation.

I Am Responsible for Myself

Osho comments on Atisha's sutra: Drive all blame into one.

Become Drunk

From Swami Yoga Chinmaya: I love the way you walk. Why do you walk how you walk?

Everybody Is Doing Meditation

Ninety-nine percent of people start meditating because meditation is talked about. There are times when it becomes fashionable.

Osho Speaks on Ancient Civilisations

There are stories about cultures reaching to the peak. But those that reached the ultimate height eventually had to go underground.

Except For Mankind, The Earth Is One

So in the lifetime of each of you, the decisive moment is going to come:

The Ocean Delighting in its Being

We are all great waves of the ocean.

Go As My Messenger

Whatsoever you have tasted here, share it and by sharing it will go on growing.

The Mala is a Device for Meditation

You ask me, "Why this mala? Why this picture?"

People Are In A Hurry

I have come to know people who have meditated three days, and on the fourth day they ask,

The Tenth Picture

Osho explains in short the 10 cards about mastering the ox.

Your Coming To Me Was A Happening

I don't know how to speak; you cannot find a more amateur speaker in the world.

The Inner Harmony Has Been Disrupted

Maybe not today but some time in the future, when man will be able to understand, he will come to know this truth.

Love Flows Downwards

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.

Sex Is Never A Problem

Just put aside all prejudices. Simply watch life.