Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
1931
1990

Indian Mystic, Guru and Spiritual Teacher, Professor of Philosophy, advocated more open attitude toward sexuality

Author Quotes

If you enjoy being with somebody, you would like to enjoy it more and more. If you enjoy the intimacy, you would like to explore the intimacy more and more. But it has to be a commitment from one heart to another heart. It has not even to be verbalized, because to verbalize it is to profane it. It has to be a silent commitment; eye to eye, heart to heart, being to being. It has to be understood, not said.

In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light.

Just the other day I came across a statement: A perfectionist is a person who takes great pains, and gives even greater pains to others. And the outcome is just a miserable world!

Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that's what maturity is all about.

Man has nothing else to do but surrender ? in deep trust, in deep love. Don?t be a doer, just surrender. Let there be a let-go.

No ideology can help to create a new world or a new mind or a new human being because ideological orientation itself is the root cause of all the conflicts and all the miseries. Thought creates boundaries, thought creates divisions and thought creates prejudices; thought itself cannot bridge them. That's why all ideologies fail. Now man must learn to live without ideologies religious, political or otherwise. When the mind is not tethered to any ideology, it is free to move to new understandings. And in that freedom flowers all that is good and all that is beautiful.

One who knows, knows there is no need to discourse; knowing is enough.

Remember: whatsoever I am saying is not the thing that I want to say to you. Whatsoever I am saying has nothing to do with truth, because truth cannot be said. Whatsoever I am saying is nothing but a hammering. If you become awake, you will see the truth.

Tantra is a great yea-sayer; it says yes to everything.

I would like that what I am doing is not lost. So I am trying in every possible way to drop all those things which in the past have been barriers for the revolution to continue and grow. I don't want anybody to stand between the individual and existence. No prayer, no priest... you alone are enough to face the sunrise, you don't need somebody to interpret for you what a beautiful sunrise it is... And this is my attitude: you are here, every individual is here, the whole existence is available. All that you need is just to be silent and listen to existence. There is no need of any religion, there is no need of any God, there is no need of any priesthood, there is no need of any organization. I trust in the individual categorically. Nobody up to now has trusted in the individual in such a way.

If you have a belief and you come against an experience which the belief says is not possible, or, the experience is such that you have to drop the belief, what are you going to choose ? the belief or the experience? The tendency of the mind is to choose the belief, to forget about the experience. That?s how you have been missing many opportunities when God has knocked at your door.

In two words, there is always an interval, however small, imperceptible. Otherwise, the words could not be two, but one would become. A word or two notes could not be two if there is a gap between them. There is always a silence, but you have to be really aware and careful to hear it.

Knowledge always liberates.

Live in the world but do not allow the world to live in you.

Man, naturally, should be a vegetarian because the whole body is made for vegetarian food. Even scientists concede to the fact that the whole structure of the human body shows that man should not be a non-vegetarian. Man comes from the monkeys and monkeys are vegetarians ? absolute vegetarians. If Darwin is correct, then man should be a vegetarian. Now, there are ways to judge whether a certain species of animal is vegetarian or non-vegetarian: it depends on the length of the intestine. Non-vegetarian animals have a very small intestine. Tigers and lions have a very small intestine because meat is already a digested food. It does not need a long intestine to digest it. The work of digestion has been done by the animal and now you are eating the animal?s meat. It is already digested; a long intestine is not needed. Man has one of the longest intestines ? that means man is a vegetarian. A long digestion is needed and there will be much excreta which has to be thrown out.

No thought, no mind, no choice ? just being silent, rooted in yourself.

Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you do not know, you are bold. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge hesitates. And the more you know, the more you feel that the ground underneath is dissolving. The more you know, the more you feel how ignorant you are.

Repentance can become a very, very deep phenomenon in you if you understand the responsibility. Then even a small thing, if it becomes a repentance not just verbal, not just on the surface; if it goes deep to the roots, if you repent from the roots; if your whole being shakes and trembles and cries, and tears come out; not only out of your eyes but out of every cell of your body, then repentance can become a transfiguration.

If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff, even though he be a bad-tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing. And all because there is somebody in the boat. Yet if the boat were empty, he would not be shouting, and not angry. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you?. Who can free himself from achievement, and from fame, descend and be lost amid the masses of men? He will flow like Tao, unseen, he will go about like Life itself with no name and no home. Simple is he, without distinction. To all appearances he is a fool. His steps leave no trace. He has no power. He achieves nothing, has no reputation. Since he judges no one, no one judges him. Such is the perfect man: His boat is empty.

If you have difficulties making a decision, choose the lesser of the two evils.

Include and grow. Include and expand.

Last night I dreamed. I dreamed that God dialogue. Allah asked: So you're telling me to say? said yes, if you have the time. Eternity God smiled and then said, as I have time. The heart wants to say. ..! asked what people would wonder, would you? Lord answered: these things: 0They are bored with their children to enlarge their accelerations are large, then the children will love! Them for the lose their health gaining wealth, gain of wealth, and then spend it on the way to achieving their health! They are aching future, they forget the present moment, and thus they live in neither the present nor future! where they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never been born! Then warm hands, God took my hand and we both were silent moments. Asked people wife of Allah love We further noted: What God said these things: You cannot have someone Vadaryd your friends , you can just see his beloved. Is not a good situation compared to others in your situation you can forgive the unforgivable learned. Might be in for a few seconds, the hearts of those who love you can create a deep wound, but to heal the wounds will take years. Has not someone who has a lot of money, but is one who needs the least. Are always the ones you like, but do not know how to express their love! Maybe two people can look at the same thing, but they see things differently. Forgiving each other is not enough, you must also forgive themselves. Said, 'Thank you God' ! There something you would like to remember it forever? Lord smiled again and said, I know who I am, and always will be.

Logic ridicules love, and love smiles knowingly at the whole foolishness of logic.

Many people have come and left, and it has been always good because they emptied some space for better people. It is a strange experience, that those who have left me have always left places for a better quality of people. I have never been a loser.

No, explanation is not needed ? only exclamation, a wondering heart, awakened, surprised, feeling the mystery of life each moment. Then, and only then, you know what truth is. And truth liberate

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Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Birth Date
1931
Death Date
1990
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Indian Mystic, Guru and Spiritual Teacher, Professor of Philosophy, advocated more open attitude toward sexuality