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Video – Philosopher and spiritual leader Osho talks common sense about the root causes of war, noting how people who are happy, joyous and in love have no reason to be interested in fighting with others.
Osho Waking Times Thoughts are always subversive. Only people who do not think are not subversive. Thinking is a crime. Jesus is crucified, Socrates is poisoned, Gautam Buddha is stoned. These people have not harmed anybody. They were the most loving, most compassionate human beings possible — but they committed a crime, and the crime’s […]
Osho Waking Times What do you do when you go to a Hindu temple, or a Mohammedan mosque, or a Christian church, or a synagogue? – you are worshiping things which you yourself have created. And that shows man’s utter stupidity: first you carve a statue of God and then you prostrate yourself before it. […]
OSHO Waking Times Often the fear of death comes up, intense and strong, and the fear of having to leave all this beauty, this friendship and love. How is it possible to relax in this certainty of death? First, it is possible to relax only when death is a certainty. Relaxing is difficult when things […]
OSHO Waking Times Meditation makes you a master and the mind becomes a slave. And remember: the mind as a master is dangerous because, after all, it is a machine; but the mind as a slave is tremendously significant, useful. “When I say, “Drop the ego, drop the mind,” I don’t mean that you cannot […]
OSHO Waking Times Happiness is a natural phenomenon. Happiness is man’s nature. You need not worry about happiness at all, it is already there. It is in your heart — you just have to stop being unhappy, you have to stop the mechanism functioning that creates unhappiness. But nobody seems to be ready for that. […]
Osho Waking Times The divine language originated in the heartFeeling is the language, the forgotten language. If you understand feeling, you understand the whole. lt is said of Lukman, one of the wisest men ever born — he is the founder of Yunani medicine — that he would go to plants, to bushes and trees, […]
Daikan Basho, Contributing Writer Waking Times Many thought leaders of our time inspire us to meditate regularly in order to reach great depths of inner peace and grow our understanding of the nature of our mind and humanity. More and more ordinary people are beginning to meditate these days, exploring how meditation impacts their lives. With […]
Osho The first step toward a healthy life is to accept one’s state of unhealthiness. If mankind was only just beginning to be haunted by terrorism, things would be very easy. But mankind has always been haunted by terrorism, hence the matter is very complex. The forms of terrorism have changed – this insanity has […]
Osho With me, happiness comes first, joy comes first. Many people come to me and they say they are unhappy, and they want me to give them some meditation. I say: First, the basic thing is to understand why you are unhappy. And if you don’t remove those basic causes of your unhappiness, I can […]
Osho Seeing is just clarity – open eyes, open mind, open heart. Not looking for something in particular, just ready and receptive. Osho, What is the difference between looking and seeing? There is a great difference. Looking means you are looking for something; you have already some idea to look for. You come here and […]
You don’t believe in God? That is not a hindrance to meditation. You don’t believe in soul? That is not a hindrance in meditation. You don’t believe at all? That is not an obstacle.
Just be, and watch . Being is not doing, and watching is also not doing. You sit silently doing nothing, witnessing whatsoever is happening. Thoughts will be moving in your mind; your body may be feeling some tension somewhere, you may have a migraine. Just be a witness. Don’t be identified with it. Watch, be a watcher on the hills, and everything else is happening in the valley. It is a knack, not an art.
How hilarious this idea of ownership is! I put up a sign on a piece of land claiming it as mine. That piece of land was already there before I was even born. Looking at my action, that piece of land must be laughing heartily, because many people before me have also put up such signs claiming it as ‘mine’ – and the piece of land buried them all!
The new man will not have any guilt. The new man will not have any split. The new man will have only one religion; that is awareness. The new man will have only one world, this world. Because that world is hidden behind it. This world is like a circumference, and that world is the center. And I call the whole man the holy man; then he becomes Zorba the Buddha.