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.
Nature is duality and in a state of duality the sides are always equally balanced, always even. If this were not so, nature would be perverted, every thing will go haywire. So as you are moving more one side, you are gaining momentum to move to the other side. If you wish your reputation to grow, be aware that your notoriety will also grow. It goes along with it.
One very beautiful man took Sanyaas a few months ago. He has been a con man. The moment I looked into his eyes he became afraid of me. I said, what kind of con man are you? now I am going to con you. I gave him a few groups – he escaped without those groups. He became so frightened ! for months nothing was heard about him.
Response comes from your self. Reaction is created by the other person. He has hit you. He is the master of the situation and you are simply a puppet. You are reacting. His action is decisive and because he ahs done something now you are doing something in reaction.
The work that one has to do upon self consists in taking back from the robot, de-automatising processes. And you will be surprised: if you de-automatise any process great awareness is released.
Action does not disappear the grass grows by itself. Becoming watchful does not mean that you become inactive; Action happens through you, although there is no doer anymore.
If one follows certain laws of life and calls this moral, then is there any objection from a tantric? Tantra has no objection, but this having no objection is not the problem. Tantra has no objection what so ever; tantra is not in any way condemning. It is not...
We have to break the chains of superstition. First make sure there are any chains, otherwise you may break somebody’s arms and legs in the process. Chains can only be broken if there are any. What if there are none?
The master disciple relationship is a man woman relationship. You may not have looked at it that way but try to look at it that way. The disciple is receptive, the disciple is a womb.
Maintain equilibrium, know that both sex and celibacy are form of desire. Understand that both the world and Sanyaas are desires. Know that both bondage and freedom are forms of bondage.
For a man who has been laughing all his life, death also becomes a matter of laughter. But we cry all our lives. We have been educated in crying. We have been initiated into crying.