“Conflict you have always been in. Now try accord. And suddenly you will see – the whole meaning changes. Then you are no more in antagonism with nature,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“… one who only understands the word becomes ugly,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“We arise out of the cosmic consciousness; we fall back into the cosmic consciousness,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho comments on a parable found on the back of Bob Dylan’s album, John Wesley Harding, From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“All asking is unnecessary, because whatsoever answer I give to you is really there inside you. I only make it apparent. I help it to surface in you,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“The mind is very cunning. Everybody’s mind is the mind of the Jew. ‘Jew’ is not a race; it is the innermost core of all minds,” says Osho about this ‘joke’. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
The Japanese Master Nan-In (1868-1912) gave audience to a professor of philosophy. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“If you ever want to get out of the mind – and without it there is no possibility of your inner growth – then, ‘Judge ye not,'” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Simple means no inferiority, no superiority… one simply is – no comparison,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Your saints cannot be innocents because their goodness is forced too much; their goodness is already ugly. Their goodness is managed, controlled, cultivated, it is not innocent,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Remember that your understanding is shown in every way, and if you watch correctly, your very watchfulness will take you to a further step.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho says he would be in a madhouse. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Turn each opportunity of life into meditation. Do it fully aware, alert, watchful, witnessing,” says Osho while commenting on Zen master Ikkyu’s question. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“That’s how the ego exists. We magnify our virtues, we magnify our sins, we magnify everything,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
A quote by Rabia al-Adawiyya.
“Why are you searching outside for the bliss that you have lost within?” asks Rabia about whom Osho says, “Rabia al-Adawiyya is one of the rarest women in the whole human history.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“You cannot hoard flowers, that is one of the most beautiful things about flowers,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“Enjoy all climates, all moods of nature” – from the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho tells a rare account of a second meeting between Alexander and Diogenes, published here in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho speaks on the ways of the world to fill the inner vacuum, in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho speaks on acceptance and the Buddhist nun Rengetsu in our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“People look into books, find out fragments, make philosophies out of fragments. That’s how all the religions have evolved, and all the theologies and all the philosophies. They are all fragmentary,” says Osho. Related story in the series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Introduction to a new series compiled by Shanti, to be published weekly.
Article 50 (last of the series): As far as we know, it is for the first time in the 13,8 billion years of the history of our universe, that through a Life’s form the Universe is becoming aware of itself and we are that Life’s form.
Article 49: It may take a couple of ‘years’, but the Sun’s luminosity will burn down the Earth, the present Stelliferous Era will end and all stars in the universe will have exhausted their fuel.
Article 48: It may take a couple of ‘months’, but Africa’s collision with Eurasia will close the Mediterranean Basin and create a mountain range, similar to the Himalayas, and all the continents on Earth will fuse into a new supercontinent.
Article 47: It may take a couple of ‘weeks’, but there will be a new glacial period, Betelgeuse will explode in a supernova, the coral reef ecosystems will recover and the widening East African Rift valley will be flooded by the Red Sea.
Article 46: “Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet from climate change in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice,” says former US president Bill Clinton.
Article 45: Last call of our astronomer – and of the international scientific consensus as well – this time about the shocking effects of (over-)population and (over-)consumption on the planet and the people.
Article 44: Your human population has been growing continuously since the end of the Black Death, around the year 1350, although the most significant increase has been in the last 70 years.
Article 42: This is the time either to destroy your whole Earth or to destroy all these arbitrary conceptions of nation, race and religion, to rebuild humankind and to make the whole Earth one humanity.
Article 41: As societies evolved from family-groups and tribes to chiefdoms and states, the power elite created the gods to glue the people together as “brothers and sisters”, in order to let them work and fight for them.
Article 40: We have seen by now how the universe created man. No, nothing mentioned in the earlier contributions can be left out! Everything is needed for that one little girl, for that one boy, for every one of us.
Article 39: The most striking observation is that in the mid-20th century, humanity’s effect on the Earth crossed a tipping point. This happened when post-World War II production and consumption slipped into the overdrive.
Article 38: What if Earth, as a system, is operating now in a quantifiably new state, because of the profound changes humans are making to Earth’s natural systems?
Article 37: The Holocene is the name given to the last 12.000 years of Earth’s history. The Holocene is witnessing all of humanity’s recorded history and the rise and fall of all its civilizations.
Article 36: The genus ‘Homo’ is the youngest twig from a 2.5 million year old branch from a 4.6 billion year old tree, a seedling in a 13.8 billion year old universe. You and I are a recent leaf, or maybe a flower, on that twig!
Article 35: During the present Ice Age, temperate zones are alternately covered by glaciers, during glacial periods, and uncovered during interglacial periods, when the glaciers retreat, like the period we are living in right now.
Article 34: The Pleistocene is characterized by the presence of large land mammals, like mammoths and mastodons. This period also sees the evolution and expansion of our own species, Homo sapiens.
Article 33: During the Pliocene, large polar ice caps start to develop. Some apes come down from the trees and start to exist on the plains in Africa. Australopithecus afarensis, like Lucy, lives in East-Africa.
Article 32: The overall pattern of biological change is one of expanding open vegetation systems, at the expense of diminishing closed vegetation. The apes arise and diversify, becoming widespread in the Old World.
Article 31: On land, mammals begin to dominate in this period, except in Australia. They continue to grow larger and larger, in good harmony with the expansion of grasslands and prairies.
Article 30: In the Early Eocene, the Earth is a greenhouse world. Life is small and living in cramped jungles. There is nothing over the weight of 10 kilograms. At the top of the food chains are huge birds.
Article 29: The Early Paleocene sees the recovery of the Earth, after the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous. During this period mammals grow bigger and occupy a wider variety of ecological niches.
Article 28: A most important event in the Cretaceous, at least for terrestrial life, is the first appearance of flowering plants. At the end of the period, volcanic eruptions are poisoning the atmosphere and an asteroid hits the Earth.
Article 27: During the Jurassic Period, the supercontinent Pangea splits apart. The period is a golden age for the large herbivorous dinosaurs. The Jurassic also sees the first birds, including Archaeopteryx.
Article 26: During the Triassic, the survivors of the Permian extinction spread and recolonize. Coelophysis is an early dinosaur. Near the end of the period, the first mammals evolve.
Article 25: By the beginning of the Permian, many of the continents of today meet in supercontinent Pangea. The end of the Permian is the largest mass extinction recorded in the history of life on Earth.
Article 24: The Carboniferous Period answers the question “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” definitely. This period is famous for its vast swamp forests, the primary source of the carbon for the coal beds we are burning
Article 23: The Devonian is notable for the rapid diversification in fish. Near the end of this period, a mass extinction event occurs, considered to be the second of the ‘big five’ mass extinction events of Earth’s history.