Osho says, “Your mind is just… a TV screen or a drama stage. You are not supposed to act. You are not supposed to do anything.”
Osho comments on the last stanzas of Desiderata: ‘Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.’
Param Srikantia (Deva Anugraha) offers some sage advice on how to deal with the mind, the ‘chattering monkey’. Published on cleveland.com, November 29, 2020
Osho speaks on these lines in the Desiderata: “Hear then the wisdom of the wise…” and “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.”
A sannyasin, arriving, says he feels simultaneously very young and very old; and he feels to be alone.
Anando writes, “That was… a wonderful breakthrough. I stopped struggling and started enjoying watching my crazy mind, and then quite unexpectedly I started falling into silent gaps.”
An interview by Swaram: How meeting Osho has changed Valli’s life and about the sannyas community today.
Osho says, “The ego thinks it can do everything. It lives with this fallacy. The part lives with the fallacy that it is the whole.”
Osho says: “You cannot repress any thought… The easiest thing is not to force, but to be just a witness.”
With the help of a moving sand art picture, Osho demonstrates the difference between mind and meditation.
An individual simply means one who is indivisible, one who cannot be divided, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on June 24, 2019.
“Out of the mind and you are out of politics; otherwise, whatsoever you do is politics,” states Osho.
Meditation teaches us to live intensely, while the mind’s inherent nature is to train us to worry and plan for the future, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on March 31, 2019.
Osho answers to the question if scientists are contributing to a science of enlightenment, and can one do so without being enlightened.
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 speaks on Chuang Tzu’s parable of ‘The Empty Boat’ and makes a reference about his vision of teaching particularly children.
Parents who maintain their socially-given identity cannot be the true guardians of the child, asserts Harry Krueger. Published in Wake-up World on June 7, 2016.
Through his cross, Jesus Christ is asking us to avoid the conflict between mind and consciousness, writes artist Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on December 22, 2018.
This present moment is beyond time. One can live in this no-time, no-space paradigm while fully breathing the present in its totality, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on November 17, 2018.
The unconscious mind contains all the memories of one’s past; the collective unconscious has memories of one’s past lives…
Our mind is a powerful receiver of all kinds of information which becomes memory, writes Chaitanya Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on October 20, 2018.
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..”
We need to experience the energy of existence by opening our inner doors and stepping out, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in Speaking Tree on October 8, 2018.
Ageh Bharti recalls an experience he told Osho about, to which Osho responded, “It is the highest stage of mind that has happened to you.”
“The watcher is not on the screen, he is sitting in the movie hall. But the problem arises when the watcher becomes identified with something on the movie screen,” says Osho.
As a sannyasin, one has to learn the art of meditating and creating distance from the mind that is suicidal, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on June 14, 2018.
Osho says, “In the past the information was not available to explain memory as a bundle of thoughts and thought waves, but now it is easier….”
Osho speaks about the mind being the disease, “If you bring your mind to reality you will see something which is not there.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
In a Hindi discourse, Osho answers a question by the late Om Prakash Saraswati after listening to the first discourse on the Gita of Ashtavakra: “These words are of the sky. These words come from the homeland, come from that from which source we all come, the source to which we must return.”
Marc’s rude awakening when he found out as a child that he was duped to believe in the existence of a Father in heaven.
Osho speaks on the complexity of the state of the mind and says it is almost like a bridge between the soul, the universal, and the body, the individual.
Bhagawati questions the effects of popular prayer, chants and well-wishing: “These so-called prayers are all mantras that won’t make anybody wake up but put everybody to sleep with the smug feeling of having ‘done’ something positive.”
“Man has not evolved much. The real man is born only when your inner monkey completely disappears, utterly disappears,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Osho speaks on the nature of desire and man’s state of mind. “Man is not a being but a process of becoming. Hence there is so much misery, anxiety, anguish.”
Recently, during my flight to Washington DC, I checked the in-flight entertainment menu, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on August 3, 2017.
Osho talks on ‘Listening’ at the 1968 Meditation Camp in Ajol, Gujarat: “Listen… and by and by, within you, a humming of silence will begin. The mind is becoming silent.”
Alarm bells have been sounding for years but most smartphone users ignore them, and are seen forever hunched over their device, busy with seemingly urgent transmissions. So here’s another clarion call, published in Science Daily on June 23, 2017.
Osho answers a question by Vinod Bharti; “If you see the impotence of the mind, the mind disappears but action becomes for the first time tremendously beautiful.”