Osho (Never Born, Never Died
Only visited this Planet Earth between
Dec 11 1931 - Jan 19 1990), was a spiritual teacher. Osho's syncretic teachings
emphasize the importance of
Teachings by Osho
All beings are from the very
Buddhas. It is like water and ice: Apart from
water, no ice, outside living beings, no Buddhas. Not
knowing it is near they seek it afar, what a pity!
All the Buddhas of all the ages
have been telling you a very simple fact: Be -- don't try to
become. Within these two words, be and becoming,
life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is
Unless you have
found your natural inclination
your life is going to be
a long, long tragedy, from the cradle to the grave. The only
people who have been blissful in the world are the people
who have lived according to their own
intuition and have rebelled against any effort by others
to impose their ideas. Howsoever valuable those ideas may
be, they are useless because they are not yours. The only
idea is that which
arises in you,
grows in you,
blossoms in you.
All that is great cannot be
possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man
goes on doing. We want to possess.
If you take the responsibility
your life you can
start changing it. Slow will be the change, only in the course of
time will you start; moving into the world of light and
crystallization, but once you are crystallized you will know
what real revolution is. Then share your revolution with
others; it has to go that way, from heart to heart.
Be less of a judge and you will
be surprised that when you become a witness and you don't
judge yourself, you stop judging others too. And that makes
human, more compassionate, more
Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun –
because that's precisely what it is!
Drop guilt! – because to be
guilty is to live in hell. Not being guilty, you will have
the freshness of dewdrops in the early morning sun, you will
have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake, you will
have the freshness of the stars in the night. Once guilt
disappears you will have a totally different kind of life,
luminous and radiant. You will have a dance to your feet and
your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
Drop the fear. Fear was taken
up by you in your childhood, unconsciously. Now consciously
drop it and be mature. Then the life can be a light which
goes on deepening as you go on growing.
Ecstasy is our very nature; not
to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is
natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it
needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look to
tired, because misery is really hard work; to maintain it is
really difficult, because you are doing something against
Enlightenment is the
understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that
this is it. Enlightenment is not an
it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve,
nowhere to go.
Real health has to happen somewhere inside you, in your
subjectivity, in your consciousness, because consciousness
knows no birth, no death. It is eternal.
Any human being who is becoming
independent of conditionings, of religions, scriptures,
prophets and messiahs, has arrived home. He has found the
treasure which was hidden in
his own being.
is our deepest longing. Just as the body needs food the soul needs love – it
is nourishment, spiritual nourishment. Without the food, air and water, the
body will deteriorate; without love the soul starts shrinking.
A man who
loves himself takes the first step towards
Our love is a relationship. And when love is a
relationship, it creates misery. When love is a state of being, it creates
Buddha is also in love, but he is not trying to love you. Simply because
of the way he is, love spreads. Love becomes a perfume and goes to the far
comers of the earth.
is a natural kind of meditation. And meditation is a supernatural kind
Become a language of
Facts are okay, but just okay; they don’t make life a rejoicing, they don’t
create celebration. They can give you a better standard of life but they
cannot give you a new passion
for life, they cannot give you intensity of life. They cannot give you
quality; they can only give you quantity. Only the language of love starts
penetrating you through a different dimension, through the vertical
Deep contentment is the visible sign of
love. Whenever a person is in love, he is in
deep contentment. Love cannot be seen, but contentment, the deep
satisfaction around him…his every breath, his every movement, his very being
Language is for non-lovers, those who are not
in love. For lovers, silence is enough language. Without saying anything,
they go on speaking.
you are not doing anything at all – bodily, mentally, on no level – when all
activity has ceased and you simply are, just being, that's what
is. You cannot do it, you cannot practice it; you have only to understand
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.
comes out of sitting silently. When you are so totally
quiet that there is no thought, no wave in the ocean of your
being, out of this silence comes a different kind of
Laughter is the best
medicine. If you can laugh when you are ill you will get
your health back sooner. If you cannot laugh, even if
you are healthy, sooner or later you will lose your
health and you will become ill.
Laughter brings inner
energy to the fore. When you really laugh, for those few
moments you are in a deep meditative state. Thinking stops.
It is impossible to laugh and think together. When you
really laugh, suddenly, the mind disappears.