An excerpt from Anugyan’s recently published book, The God of New York.
“Prayer is just your effort to persuade God to do things according to you… I am against prayer. I am for meditation,” says Osho.
Osho quotes Coleridge: “These poems are the poems of my freedom – existence becoming free through me. These poems will have to wait.”
Osho concludes his commentaries on the last stanzas: ‘With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.’
Osho comments on the last stanzas of Desiderata: ‘Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.’
Osho speaks on the topic of ‘Nature’: “This planet has to be loved, this planet has to be rejoiced in. It is a gift.”
“We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion,” states Osho.
New Johns Hopkins University research found that an ‘encounter with God’ made people less afraid of death and improved their overall moods and outlooks, writes Natalie Rahhal. Published on Mail Online on April 26, 2019.
“No need to hide, no need to cover oneself. No need to be afraid: God is love and God is the judge,” says Osho to an initiate in darshan.
Osho says, “When you surrender, the door opens. So don’t bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering.”
Osho gives the name Deva Prayoga to the new sannyasin, which means divine experiment. “From the known one has to go always into the unknown and one day from the unknown into the unknowable.”
An essay by Marc about the oldest questions asked by mankind: who created the universe, why was the world created, is there a design?
Let us make God free from all concepts of personality, writes Chaitanya Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on October 29, 2018.
“Whatsoever you think about yourself, starts happening. You create your world by your thought, you create your world by your desire,” states Osho.
Osho states, “…millions of gifts are showering on you; just look at those gifts, and you will be surprised. You will be surprised at how you have been missing them..”
“You are a man on the earth, a woman on the earth; enjoy this gift of God! In deep gratefulness, sing the song, dance the dance that is waiting deep inside your being to be expressed. Be creative. Flower,” comments Osho.
Widely-read Australian writer, John Howard, reviews Prem Vandan’s (Martin Guinness) new, second book.
Young Turkish people are rejecting Islam, writes Selin Girit, BBC News, Istanbul. Published on May 10, 2018.
Osho says in this anecdote: “Then an old angel came close to him and whispered in his ear, ‘The only place man may never think of is within his own heart. You just sit there…'”
Osho states, “God has been invented. It was people’s need; people needed a protector. In the immensity of the universe, a man feels so alone, so small.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho says, “Hassids are Jews, but not accepted by the orthodox Jews. There is something in Hassids which I appreciate.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
On the other hand, many so-called saints have been teaching us to ignore our body, and let it starve, says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on February 19, 2018.
The mantra that Guru Nanak gave to the world explains to seekers that God is not separate from His creation. He is totally absorbed and immersed in the one He has created, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree, India.
Osho’s answer to the question: “Is prayer useful? If so, teach me how to pray. I mean, prayer to receive god’s love, to feel his grace.”
Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor and quirky comedian. He also acted in several unusual outstanding movies which are early pointers to his present life and insights that he conveys in this video.
No one believes God exists because it is a ‘preposterous’ idea, according to Graham Lawton, in ‘How to be Human’ by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September 29, 2017.
“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.
A noted speaker, Hans Wilhelm has been inspiring audiences around the world with his spiritual and life-affirming concepts that he shares in many of his more than 200 books that he wrote and illustrated. This is his latest video about the negative impact of organised religions on the individual.
“Once a religion is organized, it is dead,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
While commenting on a sutra by Nanak, Osho speaks of the importance of music and to see it as the door to the divine. “Our temples are designed for sound to reverberate inside, their construction based on it.”
Henri Bergson spoke at the beginning of this century. He said, ‘The addition to the body brought by technology calls for a corresponding addition to the soul.’
Osho tells a rare account of a second meeting between Alexander and Diogenes, published here in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
In the midst of many global crises, while many of us find ourselves feeling fury, helplessness, and grief, drowning in shadow, Lissa Rankin shares a love letter. Published in Wake Up World on November 23, 2016.
Gramya: I would like to ask about prayer, because I was taught as a child to pray and the prayer was of thanksgiving.