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.
You fight anger, and for a moment it seems as if you are going to conquer it – but than the very next day you discover that the victory was merely imaginary, anger takes hold of you again. You fight sexual desire: for a moment it seems that you are victorious, but then again you are defeated.
Tension means hurry, fear, doubt. Tension means a constant effort to protect to be secure, to be safe. Tension means preparing for the tomorrow now or for the after life, afraid that tomorrow you will not be able to face the reality, so you have to prepare.
"Meditation is an effort to get rid of personality and to reach to your living sources of life, your individuality, your flame" Osho
Religion means having an understanding of how to become spontaneous, how to be one with the inner nature of life. Hence, it is just knowing – not a specialised knowledge.
As a wave it was one with the ocean; however, if it becomes a chunk of ice it will survive, of course, but than it will cut off from the ocean. And how long will it survive in that state? What so ever is frozen will undoubtedly melt.
At which stage does Love become devotion? Love is not a act; it is not something you do. If you do it, it is not love. No doing it involved in Love; it is a state of being, not an act. No one can do anything continuously for 24 hours. If you are doing love, than of...
An enlightened person is conscious even while asleep. He cannot become unconscious. Even if you give him an aesthetic, chloroform or something like that – only his periphery goes to sleep. He remains conscious; his consciousness cannot be disturbed.
So darkness has deep relaxation in it, and those who are afraid of darkness cannot relax. It is impossible, because every relaxation is dark. And darkness sounds your life on both the sides.
Love happens only when you are mature. You become capable of loving only when you are a grown-up. When you know that love is not a need but an overflow: being-love or gift-love, then you give without any conditions. The first kind, the so-called love, derives from a...
To be joyous is natural, just as to be healthy is natural. When you are healthy, you don’t go to the doctor to enquire, why am I healthy? there is no need for any question about your health. But when you are sick you immediately ask, why am I sick? what is the reason, the cause of my disease?