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.
What is the purpose of this whole play of existence? What is the meaning of all these trees growing, and human beings, and animals, and birds? What is the meaning of this earth and this heaven? What this meaning of this whole? Where will you find the meaning?
We are forcing everything on them but it is blissful to be Rabindranath. There is no need to become like someone else. And this is true not only about Rabindranath; it is enough for even the most ordinary person just to be himself.
The word " Meditation" and " Medicine" come from the same root. Medicine means that which heals the physical and meditation means that which heals the spiritual. Both are healing powers. Another thing to be remembered : the world " Healing" and the word " Whole" also...
If Jesus had been born in India, nobody would have thought about him that he was a revolutionary. People would have allowed, because there is no question – who is there to allow or not to allow? it is everybody’s own choice.
The world is there because of you - you create it, you are a creator. Every single being creates a world around himself, it depends on his mind. The mind may be illusory, but it is creative - it creates dreams. And it is up to you to create a hell or heaven. I you...
H G Wells, has written that Gautam Buddha was the most Godless man and the most God like. What happened to this Gautam? He created, he gave birth to the highest peak, the highest possibility. The ultimate had happened in him; than he was no longer creating anything
If you are created, it cannot have freedom. Have you seen any machine having freedom, anything having freedom? anything that is created is in the hand of the creator, just like a puppet. He has the strings in his hands, he pulls one string….. you must have seen a puppet show.
If you don’t know if you are confused, then know well that this is an ego trip. If you are not confused if you know well that this authentic, if there is no confusion at all then it is authentic. And it is not a question of deceiving someone else. It is a question deceiving or no deceiving oneself.
Accept the reality as you are and the world is. Don’t tty to change anything- and there is enlightenment. And then everything changes, because now you are no more the same. If you change something, nothing will change. If you accept, everything is transformed.
There have been revolutions in which we have not accepted the presence of God; instead, very often the revolutionary denies the existence of God. He looks on God as a hindrance to the revolution. He tries to tear down God too. He even becomes angry with God, feeling , “There is so much poverty in the world, so where is your God? what God are you talking about? If there is so much pain and suffering in the world, God cannot exist.” He has tried to erase God.