“Your mind is hell. Going beyond your mind is heaven,” states Osho.
Osho says not to be concerned about nirvana: “Be concerned about this moment, because this is the only true moment there is, and enter into it.”
Osho says, “Man carries the seed of his misery or bliss, hell or heaven, within himself. Whatsoever happens to you, it happens because of you. Outside causes are secondary; inside causes are primary.”
Osho states, “The only cause of hell, the only cause of misery is you and nothing else. Except you, nobody can cause it. And it is not the past; you are creating it each moment.”
Osho relates a story about Edmund Burke who used to go to church on Sundays – he was not a believer, but he liked the preacher and the way he talked about things.
Osho answers a question about esotericism and says, “Yes! It is an escape from reality into fantasy.”
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.
Paul A Philips researches the concepts of heaven and hell, and wonders, “The question is, if people keep coming back lifetime after lifetime then how come is it that they never went to heaven or hell in between lives?”
The bhikkhu who guards his mind
And fears the waywardness of his thoughts
Burns through every bond
With the fire of his vigilance