“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.”
“If your life is becoming insane just look deep down – you will find that all this deciding is driving you mad too,” says Osho.
Osho states: “He was a conqueror. He was pushing the river of life according to his desires… Please, flow with the river. You are a part, you cannot impose yourself on the whole; the whole is infinite.”
Osho says, “There is a way of being in contact with reality without words… Words don’t help, they hinder.”
“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!”
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 states, “The whole of existence exists without any logic. It may be a poetry but it is not a syllogism – hence it is so beautiful.”
Zarathustra has said, “Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the superman. He is a bridge and you should not make your house on the bridge…”
Osho states, “The whole function of the Master is just to bring you home – which you had never left in the first place.”
Osho on Chekhov’s story: “To say no to anything is very easy… To be positive, to say yes, is very difficult.”
Osho states, “Ego is a false notion of something which is not there at all. ‘Self’ means a center which can promise. This center is created by being continuously aware, constantly aware.”
“Truth is not decided by voting. It is not a question of how many people believe in it,” confirms Osho.
Osho comments on one of the many mysterious stories of the Sufis; “Whenever a mood comes to you … always remember: This, too, will pass.”
Osho says, “Through judgment you can never be intimate with a Master. Judgment creates barriers. Only through trust an intimacy arises…”
Osho states, “Democracy basically is mobocracy. There is a tendency in the mob to follow others. Somebody raises his hand, the others follow. The mob are like sheep.”
“Trust is a touchstone… One day you come across a real touchstone. You pick it up, it is warm, but still you throw it,” states Osho.
An anecdote told by Osho where a monk became enlightened when he overheard a butcher say, ‘I never sell anything that is not the best.’
Osho says, “A simple person is not one who possesses nothing, a simple person is one who has no possessiveness, who never looks back.”
“Almost every country has its own love stories, but nothing compared to Layla and Majnun because it has a Sufi message in it,” explains Osho.
“‘Yes, I am dying, but I must sing!’ Francis has become the song. … There is absolute silence inside. Out of that silence this song is born,” says Osho.
“You are a totally new manifestation of God. It has never been before so there has never been a person exactly like you,” states Osho.
Osho says, “You can never be somebody else. Remember it as one of the most fundamental laws. Aes dhammo sanantano…” – illustrated by two stories.
Osho says, “Discontent clouds your eyes and your vision; contentment makes your eyes unclouded and your vision clear.”
“Don’t force rules, just try to understand things. If you force rules upon yourself you will not become enlightened,” states Osho.
“Difficult not to choose, but try – and in everything… When you feel hate, try to move to the middle. When you feel love, try to move to the middle,” states Osho.
… a man questioned the tailor. ‘Don’t you remember God created the whole world in six days?’ The tailor said, ‘I know. And look at the world, how he messed it. That’s what happens if you do things in six days.’ An anecdote told by Osho
“All your seriousness is about sandcastles. And you yourself will leave them one day, trampling them down, and you will not look back,” adds Osho to the anecdote.
Osho says: “You cannot repress any thought… The easiest thing is not to force, but to be just a witness.”
“If this is possible – to have space and togetherness both – ‘then the winds of heaven dance between you…'” states Osho.
“People … think the ego comes through prestige and power – renounce power, renounce prestige – but then the ego comes through your humbleness,” says Osho.
“The people you think are moral are just repressed people, egoistic, carrying all sorts of repressed desires in them. Once an opportunity is given to them, they will explode,” concludes Osho.
“Wisdom is practical, knowledge impractical. Knowledge is abstract, wisdom is earthly; knowledge is just words, wisdom is experience,” comments Osho.