An excerpt of Osho’s answer to the question, Why do you call yourself Bhagwan? Why do you call yourself god?
Osho answers to: “I am terribly scared to ask this question. Why do you mention Swami Yoga Chinamaya’s name when he asks a question? And why does something in me have to ask this question?”
The passion that happens out of our conscious choice is what meditation is all about, writes Keerti. Published in The Asian Age on August 6, 2019.
Osho talks in darshan to an art professor: about Objective Art and about banning tourists from sacred places, unless they meditate first.
“The mystery will remain a mystery, but by becoming yourself a mystery, you will understand,” adds Osho
“We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion,” states Osho.
Most days, there are articles about or mentions of Osho, and his disciples, in the Indian media. Here are the ones we selected from last week.
Videha’s review of Osho’s discourse series on one of the most famous and profound sutras of Buddha, the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, The Perfection of Wisdom That Cuts Like a Thunderbolt.
“What he means simply is that you should not feel guilty. Whatever you do – if it is not right, don’t do it again,” comments Osho.
As an answer to this question filmmaker Neal Howland replies with a glorious short film, or rather cinematic poem, filmed in New and Old Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur. With narration by Osho.
Osho says, “India is the only land in the whole world, strangely, which has devoted all its talents in a concentrated effort to see the truth and to be the truth.”
Phoebe’s horoscope for August with quotes from Osho: “My sannyasin has to learn love, life, laughter. I want to create a temple which knows how to celebrate, whose only worship will be festivity…”
In solitude the absence of the other is not felt. We are complete just by ourselves, writes Pratiksha Apurv in Speaking Tree. Published on July 6, 2019.
An ashram is the heartbeat of mystery — and a resort is manifestations and ostentations only, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on Juy 8, 2019.
“The existence is an infinite process. So there is no beginning, really, and there cannot be any end,” states Osho.
Anugraha delivers an inspriring talk about how we can live our daily lives not as robots but joyful beings, during an independently organized event on TEDx Syracuse University, USA, published on June 24, 2019.
Junnaid says to Mansoor, “Remember, there is no home. Or, the home is everywhere – both are true.” An anecdote told by Osho.
“…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.
An individual simply means one who is indivisible, one who cannot be divided, states Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on June 24, 2019.
Osho explains that power is not the cause of corruption, but only the opportunity for its expression.
Osho states, “Religion is not something that one gets – one has it, nobody can give it to you. It is your very being.
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society presented a panel featuring four notable speakers reflecting on their roles in the Rajneeshee saga. Nick McCann reports in the Courthouse News Service, published on June 28, 2019.
Sometimes a few words, even uttered by ordinary people, can fall in the right soil of the heart and can bring great transformation.
Keerti writes about the unique prayer meditation to deeply cleanse heart and mind. Published in Asian Age on June 10, 2019.
Your horoscope by Phoebe with quotes from Osho: “Nobody can live in no… you can only suffer and create more and more miseries. No is hell.”
Osho describes the moment Maharshi dies and adds: “There is nowhere to go. This is the only existence there is, this is the only dance there is – where can one go?”
One of the greatest gifts from the Buddha, zazen, is not a meditation technique; it simply means sitting silently and doing nothing, writes Pratiksha Apurv. Published in ‘Speaking Tree’ on June 8, 2019.
“Man alone is misery. Man plus god, and all misery disappears; misery is transformed into ecstasy,” states Osho.
“Terrorism is not in bombs or weapons, it is in our unconsciousness,” states Prem Naina. Published in The Sentinel, Assam, on May 23, 2019.
“A real man of understanding never renounces anything. He simply understands: ‘Nothing is there to possess, so how can I renounce?'” says Osho.
Osho talks about meditating in a Buddhafield, “the field of awakening” and returning to “the marketplace.”
“Everybody somehow is trying to feel, to convince himself, that he is the greatest man in the world … And you can always find something that will be supportive to you – but it is not really nourishing to you. It is cutting you off from existence,” states Osho.
Osho talks on the subject of ‘Sannyas’: It “helps you to get rid of the non-essential … and meditation helps you to find the essential.”
“…You will have to lose a few things, but they are worthless. You will be gaining so much that you will never think again of what you have lost,” explains Osho.
Keerti relates an African legend to the wisdom of the heart as defined by Osho. Published in the Deccan Chronicle, May 27, 2019.
Osho states, “I am not concerned with politicians but with the way politics functions: it is ugly, it is inhuman, it is barbarous.”
After telling the anecdote, Osho says: “I am challenging you to jump out of the well … And the moment you see the ocean, there will be no need for me to convince you that this is bigger than your well.”