Osho, also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher who gained notoriety in the 1970s and 1980s for his controversial teachings and lifestyle. He was born in 1931 in Kuchwada, India, and became a professor of philosophy before turning to spirituality full-time.
Osho’s teachings emphasized meditation, mindfulness, and personal growth. He founded the Rajneesh movement, which attracted thousands of followers and established several communities around the world. However, the movement was also known for its controversial practices, including open sexuality and drug use, which led to conflict with authorities and media scrutiny.
In 1981, Osho and his followers moved to a ranch in Oregon, USA, where they established a commune. The community was later embroiled in legal battles and controversies, including a bioterror attack on a nearby town by some of its members.
Osho died in 1990, but his teachings continue to inspire followers around the world, with his books and lectures still widely available.
Crowds create illusions.
“Be — don’t try to become”
Be – don’t try to become.
Life begins where fear ends.
Knowledge always liberates.
A man who is 100% sane is dead.
There is no one lonelier than God.
Love is the goal, life is the journey.
There is no sorrow except in captivity.
Courage is a love affair with the unknown.
Tomorrow never comes, it is always today.
A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Freedom is the ultimate value in the human soul.
The Mind : a beautiful servant, a dangerous master.
In the space of no-mind, truth descends like a light.
The world is nothing but your own magnified mind.
In love the other is important; in lust you are important.
A respectable person is invariably unrespectable within.
Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.
The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it.
Love a woman as a goddess, then love becomes worship.
If you are not selfish you will not be altruistic, remember.
Meditation is the only magic in the world and the only miracle.
All our attachments are outward-oriented and hence this illusion.
Tension means you want to be something else which you are not.
To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life.
Only laughter makes a man rich, but the laughter has to be blissful.
Always remember to judge everything by your inner feeling of bliss.
No thought, no mind, no choice – just being silent, rooted in yourself.
Lovers never surrender to each other, lovers simply surrender to love.
Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create meaning.
One who ‘knows,’ knows there is no need to discourse; knowing is enough.
Go into your mind, analyze your mind. Somewhere you have tricked yourself.
Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.
There is a great difference between trust and belief. Trust is personal, Belief is social.
If your heart says to take the jump, then take the jump, then risk, then be adventurous.
Love is a spiritual phenomenon; lust is physical. Ego is psychological; love is spiritual.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Don’t say this is good and that is bad. Drop all discrimination. Accept everything as it is.
Respect life, revere life.there is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.
A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.
They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!
What is discipline? Discipline means creating an order within you. As you are, you are a chaos.
You need power only to do something harmful. Otherwise love is enough, compassion is enough.
Thinking goes on in your head. It is not really deep into the roots of your being; it is not your totality.
If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love.
It is a strange thing, that every child is born with a closed hand, and everybody dies with an open hand.
When somebody on the outside fits with your inner image, you fall in love – that is the meaning of love.
Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer.
Whenever a situation arises that creates fear, there are two alternatives—either you fight or you take flight.
Be like an alone peak high in the sky. Why should you hanker to belong ? You are not a thing. Things belong.
There exists no God. What exists is godliness, and that godliness surrounds you. We are all in the same ocean.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
The tongue never slips – remember this always. What goes on within the mind comes invariably on the tongue.
Intelligence comes from meditation, intelligence comes from rebellion, intelligence does not come from memory.
Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed – borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves.
Love is the true God—not the God of theologians, but the God of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, the God of the Sufis.
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.
Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced.
Enlightenment will be now the beginning, not the end. Beginning of a non-ending process in all dimensions of richness.
All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.
And meditation is nothing but enjoying your beautiful aloneness. Celebrating yourself; that’s what meditation is all about.
It is beautiful to be alone, it is also beautiful to be in love, to be with people. And they are complementary, not contradictory.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead.
Sadness comes, joy comes, and everything passes by. What remains always is the witness. The witness is beyond all polarities.
A comfortable, convenient life is not a real life – the more comfortable, the less alive. The most comfortable life is in the grave.
You will find meaning in life only if you create it. It is a poetry to be composed. It is a song to be sung. It is a dance to be danced.
Relationship is the need of those who cannot be alone. Two alone persons relate, communicate, commune, and yet they remain alone.
When you love, love as if the person is a god, not less than that. Never love a woman as a woman and never love a man as a man.
You should live in the world but remain untouched by it. You should remain in the world, but the world should not remain in you.
I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.
Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. And you will be growing.
Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.
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.
You will come closer and closer to perfection, but you will never be perfect. Perfection is not the way of existence. Growth is the way.
People say love is blind because they do not know what love is. I say unto you, only love has eyes; other than love, everything is blind.
Wherever you are afraid, try to explore, and you will find death hiding somewhere behind. All fear is of death. Death is the only fear source.
People sometimes ask me, what religion are you? I always answer by saying, – I am a little part of all religions and a big part of no religion.
Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatsoever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond.
The moment you become innocent, you have found a direct line to the divine. Your heartbeat synchronizes with the heartbeat of the universe.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support.
The Truth Is That Existence Wants Your Life To Become A Festival Because When You Are Unhappy, You Also Throw Unhappiness All Around.
Meditation is a surrender, it is not a demand. It is not forcing existence your way, it is relaxing into the way existence wants you to be. It is let-go.
Help the world to become better. Don’t leave the world just the same as you have found it – make it a little better, make it a little more beautiful.
Love the person, but give the person total freedom. Love the person, but from the very beginning make it clear that you are not selling your freedom.
We are all different expressions of one reality, different songs of one singer, different dances of one dancer, different paintings – but the painter is one.
Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax it comes if you relax it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.
Don’t try to understand life. Live it! Don’t try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know and that knowing will come out of your experiencing.
Joy is spiritual. It is different, totally different from pleasure or happiness. It has nothing to do with the outside, with the other, it is an inner phenomenon.
Truth is not a theory. Truth is not a word. Truth is an experience – an experience of one’s own infinite depths. To become one with “that which is” is the truth.
You are being taught everything, but you are not being taught to be yourself. This is the ugliest form of society possible because it makes everybody miserable.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
You don’t want to lose your old friend – the misery – You have invested too much into false – Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true – to be naked as you are.
Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.
if you can laugh totally, it will give you a moment of no-time, no-min. Mind lives logically with expectations, laughter is something that comes from the beyond.
If you cling too much to logic you will never be able to be part of the living process that this existence is. Life is more than logic: life is a paradox, life is a mystery.
Yes, I would like you to love yourself, because unless you love yourself you cannot love anybody else. You don’t know what love is if you have not loved yourself.
When I say be creative I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.
I am not a teacher, and this is not a place where knowledge is important. I am just a presence to inspire in you that which is dormant, to allow you to recognize yourself.
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