Osho, one of the most revolutionary spiritual leaders of India, had a massive following during his lifetime. Today too, his teachings and programmes organised by the spiritual leaders of his commune are favoured by the seekers and common man alike.
Osho sought to answer the spiritual quest of the contemporary man. He touched upon almost every aspect of the development of human consciousness in his discourses and discussions. He stressed that in the contemporary world need is to live like Zorba the Buddha – meditate and enjoy the calming effect of spiritual life while not depriving oneself of life’s pleasures.
A celebrated spiritual leader, his teachings resonate well with the modern man striving to strike a balance in life.
How can our consciousness be free? How can we free and release our consciousness? How can we bring a mind that is bound, imprisoned in patterns out of the prison? The greatest problem that human beings face is the release and freedom of their consciousness. the question is not about a God, the question is about the freedom of consciousness.
Why should Mahavira say this? Society, the politics of the country the priests and the politicians, they were too male chauvinistic. Some compromise was needed, otherwise they would not allow anything.
The whole idea of hurry is a creation of mind. Let me say it in this way: Mind and time are synonymous, the moment your mind stops, time also stops. the more you are in your mind the more you are in time, the less you are in your mind the more you are out of time.
When you hear something about truth, you feel that you have known the truth. After reading about truth, you think that you have known it, and so you become handicapped and incapable of attaining the truth.
A compromise is a mechanical unity; A synthesis is an organic growth. So what so ever is happening right now in the name of EST, TM, ARICA, is a sort of mechanical unity.
A thinker is never here and now, he is never in the present, he is always somewhere else. A meditator is always here and now, he is nowhere else. That’s why thinking is the only barrier in meditation. You have to become aware and by and by the more you become aware, the more you stop cooperating with thinking.
A sanyassin (Monk) asked zen master Osho, " I do not feel I am a man, yet I see a man's face in the mirror". A great insight has happened to you, a great realisation. Let it sink deep, let it become your constant awareness. No face is yours. All faces are false. Once...
What is which is called God? we need to try and understand tht too, because the revolution that must come into the life of a man cannot be deep if there is no presence of God in it.
The search continues whether you get anything or not. It seems irrelevant what you have got, what you have not got – the search continues anyway.
Give, what so ever you can give, share what so ever you can share, but share only out love, Don’t think in terms of politics, of changing the world, otherwise you will be frustrated. Forget all about it. You do what so ever you o feel like doing.