“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.”
“Prayer is just your effort to persuade God to do things according to you… I am against prayer. I am for meditation,” says Osho.
In this podcast, Haridas speaks on the challenge of translating Osho’s words from Hindi and about his book on the sannyas movement.
“In your meditative consciousness, death disappears just as darkness disappears when there is light brought in,” states Osho.
Osho comments on a sutra, “So the first thing Uwais says is, ‘This is my feeling. I live moment to moment, without any plan or future. I don’t know what is going to happen this evening – maybe death.'”
Osho’s letter to Krishna Saraswati, 18 February 1971 – with a Sufi story. English translation by Ma Priyanshi.
Osho says, “Through judgment you can never be intimate with a Master. Judgment creates barriers. Only through trust an intimacy arises…”
It is only sometimes when we are face to face with a dangerous situation that we become fully awake, writes Keerti. Published in the Asian Age on February 5, 2020.
“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.
“The mystery will remain a mystery, but by becoming yourself a mystery, you will understand,” adds Osho
With this anecdote Osho explains that one can become aware of what we have, only when we have lost it.
We have mistreated our abode like a kind of junkyard while dreaming about our golden future, states Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on April 30, 2019.
Osho says: “Mulla Nasrudin is superb. There is no comparison to him. He can tell a story just by mentioning the name. The way, the gesture, his whole presence may create a great hilarious situation.”
Osho says, “Neither those who are living through fear nor those who are living through greed are going to enter into the kingdom of God, but only those who are living in tremendous joy, thankfulness and gratitude.”
Ghoshen reviews the film about a blind Sufi mystic who, guided by his young granddaughter, Ishtar, is on his way to a grand gathering of Sufis that takes place only once every 30 years.
“A man of understanding understands that somehow everybody has to be right in some sense or other,” says Osho.
Farid said, ”I am talking in metaphors. Scissors I don’t need, because scissors cut things apart. A needle I need, because a needle puts things together. I teach love.”
Osho speaks about gratefulness for all that existence is giving: “The mystic said, … I have been trying to wake you up. Existence has given you such precious things and rather than being grateful, you are behaving in such an ugly way.”
“If you cannot follow your own advice, what right have you got to give it to somebody else?” states Osho.
Sleep is also a mini death, though a man can dream in sleep that he is alive, writes Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle on March 5, 2018.
“Live consciously, don’t live according to a dead discipline”, says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
The word ‘sadguru’ means the true guru, explains Keerti in the Deccan Chronicle. Published on August 29, 2017.
“Wherever you go you will find death waiting for you,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
More than twenty Russian sannyasins got together for a flashmob performance on Palace Square, St. Petersburg’s main square earlier this month.
“Seeking truth in scriptures, seeking truth in philosophies, is looking at the reflection.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
“All asking is unnecessary, because whatsoever answer I give to you is really there inside you. I only make it apparent. I help it to surface in you,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Magic India is well and alive, says Videha after his latest visit during which he also participated in the 2017 World Sacred Music Festival in Jodhpur.
“The real location of places for pilgrimage are often hidden or obscured,” says Osho. From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 2, Part 3 of 9.
Now is my time. I don’t think anybody has spoken in a dentist’s chair. I feel privileged. I see buddhas envious of me.
Never mind all those voices about coffee being good or bad. All food and beverage intake in moderation is alright as far as I’m concerned!