“The quintessence of Tao is ‘Tathata’, acceptability. Where there is total acceptability, there is the condition of desirelessness,” states Osho.
Osho says, “To be encrusted in gold and to die are one and the same thing… The greater the wealth you want to achieve the more dead you have to be…. All heights are suicidal!”
Millions of people have become stuck in the muck of their religions, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on March 2, 2020.
Presently visiting China again, Veena writes about an interesting story she heard that is related to Lao Tzu.
Never take advantage of power. This is the way India has always lived. This was not her weakness but feminine strength, states Keerti. Published in The Asian Age, August 20, 2019.
“…And if his patients are sick, then his salary should be cut,” suggests Osho, as Lieh Tzu, Chuang Tzu and Lao Tzu had proposed to their emperor.
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.”
In a press interview in Jesus Grove, Rajneeshpuram, Osho speaks about the influence Confucius has on communism to this day.
“A man of understanding understands that somehow everybody has to be right in some sense or other,” says Osho.
Osho relates a story by Lao Tzu where he says, “If you want to survive in this world be like this tree – absolutely useless.”
Osho comments: “His reasoning was so absolutely correct: If people go on gathering money on one side, then who is creating the thieves?” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“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.
“Each individual is so unique, so incomparably unique, that there is no way to judge who is normal and who is abnormal,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“There is nothing higher than life. To live it is to be religious,” states Osho. 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.
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.
Veena writes about her visit and experiences at three very special temples: Shaolin, Zhongyue Miao and Rinzai’s temple
“According to Lao Tzu, good and evil is like night and day, and since god has made man independent, he can do good or evil as he chooses. But why is it that nature does evil? The floods come and innocent people get drowned, or a fire rages and people are burnt to death. There are so many natural catastrophes.”
I am reminded of a beautiful story; it is so beautiful that one wants…. It would have been good if it was true too; but it is very close to truth.