“The widespread separation of humans from nature can be traced to a few key historical developments, starting with the rise of Judeo-Christian values 2000 years ago,” writes Heather Alberro in The Conversation, on 17 September 2019.
With this anecdote Osho explains that one can become aware of what we have, only when we have lost it.
“…we don’t collect happiness, we collect suffering. Why? Why does man dwell on his sufferings so much?” – a discourse excerpt from 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..”
Over a million children in 1,000+ government schools in New Delhi are learning about ‘Happiness’, reports Kul Bhushan.
Osho speaks on ‘Happiness’: “…happiness and unhappiness are your moods and don’t depend on the outside.”
“Desire means rejection of something – desirelessness means acceptance – you are happy as things are. In fact, things are irrelevant, you are happy. You are happy, that’s the point.” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Talking on the phenomenon of happiness and contentment, Osho introduced a certain law that only some mystics have known,” says Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on January 8, 2018.
In darshan Osho talks to a sannyasin, asking him to accept sadness, and when it becomes uncomfortable to dance wildly and do latihan.
The 2018 Osho calendar and desk diary, themed around Laughter, inspired K. B. Ganapathy of the Star of Mysore, to ponder on Happiness. Published on January 1, 2018.
Osho says that the statement in the American Constitution that the pursuit of happiness is man’s birthright is stupid.
In a darshan, Osho speaks about the different reflections of bliss that we know as pleasure, happiness and joy, and refers to Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso.
Osho says, whatever is appealing to you makes you happy, whatever doesn’t appeal to you makes you unhappy, writes Sadhana in the Deccan Chronicle on April 5, 2017.
Ageh Bharti asks a personal question while waiting for Osho’s train to arrive – an Aha moment ensued.
Ian Sample writes in The Guardian that psychologists have found that people are distracted from the task at hand nearly half the time, and this daydreaming consistently makes them less happy.
Jesica L. Santos’ list of favourite quotes (many of which are by Osho) published in Huffington Post on 24th November 2014.
11 characteristics of authentically happy people, by Drake Baer, published in The Business Insider, Indonesia, on July 2, 2014.
The first question:
“Happiness is not being smart enough to know what to worry about.”
Interview by Magda Fahsi published on February 11, 2014 at MintPress News; “We no longer are human beings, we are more and more economic animals, surviving in a market place.”