“If we see changes in the situation we change immediately, as if we have no integrated soul, no crystallized soul.”
Vivekananda was called and Ramakrishna shouted very angrily and said, ‘Is this the way to use power?’
Osho comments: “If there is such test, such totality of trust, time is not needed. If there is no trust, then even three lives are not enough.”
“Even an unenlightened Master, with deep trust, can revolutionize your life. And the reverse is also true: even an enlightened Master may not be of any help. It depends on you…” says Osho.
Another Sufi story featuring Akbar: “That girl’s love was far deeper. She was closer to God than I was…”
“This is the man of individuality, who does not care for his life, for his body, who has no fear. He accepted death with joy.”
“The golden gate is open for those who are simple, who are humble, who are almost nobodies…” adds Osho.
Osho states, “When you are seeing a sunset and you are overwhelmed by its beauty, in that moment there is knowing.”
In part two of his essay, Shanti concludes after his deliberations with Procrustes that “Everyone of us is a unique expression of ‘Existence’.”
“Intellectuals are profound archers – first they shoot the arrow and then they draw the target!” explains Osho.
Osho states, “In science, in archery, in other arts, concentration may be of great use – but it is not meditation.”
“What kind of home is this where people go on changing? It is a caravanserai. It is just an overnight stay, and then one has to go.”
“You have to catch hold of your inner light with your own awareness. Other than that there is no way,” says Osho.
“Prayer is just your effort to persuade God to do things according to you… I am against prayer. I am for meditation,” says Osho.
“You need not worry; you do the best you can do with life… And everything else will follow on its own accord,” states Osho.
Osho states, “The flower of love can blossom only when there is no ego, when there is no effort to dominate…”
Osho comments, “Only a master can save you who comes near to you and at the same time is far away from you.”
“I am love. And if you cannot see it in my dancing, then you will certainly not see it at all when I stop dancing.”
“Men have not allowed women to become enlightened… to be anything that is their potential,” states Osho.
“Wherever you are sitting, wherever you are, your being there should make the place important, not vice versa,” states Osho.
Osho quotes Coleridge: “These poems are the poems of my freedom – existence becoming free through me. These poems will have to wait.”
Osho says, “You have to remember that wherever you are it is a holy land and whatever you are doing it is divine.”
“Between these two, everybody exists. Being a prince or being a beggar are just identities given by others. It is not your reality.”
Osho: “That’s what I have been doing my whole life, telling people, ‘Just a little more. Soon you will be reaching.'”
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 says, “If surrender sits on the shoulders of your will, you have managed one of the greatest things in life.”
“Staking everything, knowing that you are gambling with the unknown… you may be victorious, you may be a failure, but it does not matter,” states Osho.
“Our own imagination is our last barrier. Once we are without imagination then reality is there face to face,” says Osho.
“The best in art, the best in music, the best in literature, the best in philosophy, the best in religion – all are mysteries,” says Osho.
“You are living surrounded by death, and if this can be remembered, this can become the greatest stimulation for meditation, for awareness,” says Osho.
Osho states, “Each system is perfect and works. But don’t mix it with anything else; let it function on its own.”