“You are living surrounded by death, and if this can be remembered, this can become the greatest stimulation for meditation, for awareness,” says Osho.
“First I want you to be established as a buddha. Then the second step is very easy: any day I can tell you to jump into the cosmos,” says Osho.
“To be sane in this insane society is really a great work of understanding, courage, rebellion,” states Osho.
Osho says, “The ego thinks it can do everything. It lives with this fallacy. The part lives with the fallacy that it is the whole.”
Osho speaks about the process of a conscious death and nature’s indication to become aware that death is approaching.
In Part 2 of 3, Veena describes the magnificent visit to the Mogao Caves that left both her and Michael in overwhelming awe, and made her ponder Osho’s insistent use of the phrase ‘the ten thousand buddhas’.
“Now, before we enter into our daily meditation… just to drop all burdens, all the worries of the world, and have a few good laughs,” says Osho.
In Part 1 of 3, Veena embarks on a journey to the ancient city of Dunhuang to find the origin of Osho’s often-used phrase: the ten thousand buddhas. These stories will be part of her next book, ‘Farewell to Song Mountain’ which she is currently writing.
Osho states, “Ego is a false notion of something which is not there at all. ‘Self’ means a center which can promise. This center is created by being continuously aware, constantly aware.”
Deva Dosa sent us an update about the activities at Osho Jetban and their Buddha Purnima celebration this year.
Buddha Purnima is the day of death and resurrection with a message that all of us are buddhas, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in The Times of India and Speaking Tree on May 7, 2020.
“You are a totally new manifestation of God. It has never been before so there has never been a person exactly like you,” states Osho.
Osho says, “You can never be somebody else. Remember it as one of the most fundamental laws. Aes dhammo sanantano…” – illustrated by two stories.
“All your seriousness is about sandcastles. And you yourself will leave them one day, trampling them down, and you will not look back,” adds Osho to the anecdote.
Visiting Osho Jetban in Lumbini, Mahika Mahiya learns the difference between the tourist-trap ‘Disney Buddha’ temple and the real Maya Devi Temple. (Part 2)
Mahika Mahiya celebrates a sacred past life memory that for her, could have happened only at Osho Jetban International Commune in Lumbinī, Buddha’s birthplace, in south-central Nepal. (Part 1)
Videha’s review of Osho’s discourse series on one of the most famous and profound sutras of Buddha, the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, The Perfection of Wisdom That Cuts Like a Thunderbolt.
The Buddha did not use the old Sanskrit language – he used the Pali language which everybody could understand in those days, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on May 13, 2019.
Osho explains with a parable that only with an innocent mind the contact is immediate, from being to being, from heart to heart.
In his column Abracadabra, K. B. Ganapathy explores the ‘Esoteric Group’ of nine persons known as ‘Navaratanas’ and some of Osho’s statements about the group. Published in the Star of Mysore on April 20, 2019.
Osho states, “In deep compassion you will be able to help many more people – because, in fact, compassion is the only thing that helps.”
Osho explains that the psychology of the buddhas does not work with the mind, its uniqueness is meditation, watchfulness, witnessing, leading to transcendence.
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!
Osho says, “When you surrender, the door opens. So don’t bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering.”
Let life lead us towards our inner spiritual experience, suggests Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, February 17, 2019.
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Along the lines of ‘you ain’t seen nothin’ yet’, the Android Kannon Mindar was observed preaching to monks of the Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto on February 23, 2019.
Keerti says that for those who have known themselves all facts such as date of birth and events dissolve, they cease to have meaning. Published in The Economic Times on February 20, 2019.
The Dalai Lama talks to a group of seekers led by Deepak Chopra at his residence in Dharamsala/McLeodGanj, HP, India on February 11, 2019.
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“Everybody is born in the same way. It is not only that you don’t have a father, you don’t have a mother either. The day you discover your original being you will know that you pass through the mother and the father, you come through them, but you are not created by them,” says Osho.
“I believe that man is both together, spiritual and material … In fact man is psychosomatic, not material and spiritual, because that ‘and’ creates duality … Man is materialspiritual,” says Osho.
“For your foolishness, I cannot punish myself… It is for you to decide to insult or not, but it is my freedom to take it or not,” said Buddha – as told by Osho.
One who lives in that space of tathata (suchness) is called tathagata, which is also one of the names of Buddha, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on May 28, 2018.
Osho explains, “The India that you know, I have already left… But for whomsoever wants to seek and search and be, India still provides the best climate – spiritual climate, I mean.”
Osho answers the question, “You have said that Buddha attained mahaparinirvana, but also that Buddha is to come once again in human form and will be known as Maitreya. How is it possible to take on a human form after reaching nirvana? Please explain this.”
A man who lives a natural and a meditative life may not need any of the therapies available in the modern world, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on May 1, 2018
Osho answers the question: Osho, you are quoted as being here to proclaim a new tradition, not to perpetuate the old. Why is this, and how do you see the future?
Ageh Bharti recalls the preparations for Osho’s move from Jabalpur to Mumbai, during which Osho spoke about promises.
Meditation should not be treated as a fashion embraced by movie stars, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on December 4, 2017.
Rashid’s ink drawings: “Every drawing is a different sort of failure. I offer them as milestones on the Way of Meditation.”
“God is not an argument … nirvana is not an argument, it is not a conclusion; it is an experience,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
‘Buddha [knew] it was possible to attain here in this house, because it has nothing to do with forest or with town, with family or with ashram… It is available everywhere,’ relates Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“For understanding to come one has to one day unlearn all that one has learnt,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“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 series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
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 one in between.”
“There is nothing higher than life. To live it is to be religious,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“All civilizations live through beliefs and faith,” explains Osho. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 9 of 9.
“The final thing to be understood about the tirtha is the value of symbolic acts,” explains Osho. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 8 of 9.
Osho explains that each pilgrimage has its own key – no wrong person should reach the authentic place, but the right person will always find it. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 4 of 9.
Osho declares him as one of the Western minds who has come very close to the Eastern way of looking at things.
You can go on moving backwards, and you will find everything that has happened in existence up to now, had to happen for you to happen.
It energises you and makes you fearless, writes Pratiksha Apurv on Speaking Tree, New Delhi, India, on August 26, 2016.