Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931 - 1990) was born in central India. He was a charismatic but controversial speaker and leader of the spiritual movement throughout the world. He founded the Rajnishe movement and wrote a large number of spiritual books among which "Love and meditation" (1974), "The book of secrets" (1974), "Tantra: the supreme understanding" (1975) and "Illumination: the only revolution "(1976). Discover here the best Osho phrases of all time.
Famous Osho quotes
Life is not a technology, not a science. Life is an art, you have to feel it. It's like walking a tightrope.
Accept yourself as you are. That is the most difficult thing in the world, since it goes against your training, your education and your culture.
No one can say anything about you. What people say is about themselves.
You can keep changing the exterior, but you will never be satisfied, unless the changes are internal, since the exterior can never be perfect.
If you love yourself, you will be surprised: others will love you. No one loves a person who does not love himself.
Anything you hide continues to grow, and everything that is exposed, if it is badly disappears, evaporates in the sun, and if it is adequate it nourishes.
There has never been a person like you before, there is no one like you right now in the whole world, and there will never be anyone like you.
The ego is an island in the ocean of Hell. You can get rid of hell, but you can't get rid of that island.
Intelligence never grows by imitation: intelligence grows by experimentation. Intelligence grows by accepting challenges.
Do not pay much attention to fear, because that is dangerous. If we pay close attention to fear, we will be feeding it, and it will grow.
Never try to change a person you love, because the same effort you make to change that person says that you love only half, and that the other half of the person is not accepted.
Do not let the future disturb you. Because the past no longer exists, and the future is not yet.
Never sacrifice your life for anything! Sacrifice everything for life! Life is the ultimate goal.
One thing could be fine right now and it could be a mistake next time. Do not try to be consistent; otherwise, you will be dead. Try to be alive with all your inconsistencies.
Lovers are mirrors of each other. Love makes you aware of your original face.
If you can't enjoy your own company, who else will enjoy it?
Whoever worries about coherence will be false because only lies can be consistent. Life changes incessantly.
Do not be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Close the chapters you have already read; there is no need to return to them again and again.
Forget the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You can not be improved. You just have to know it, realize it and then you will be.
You're free. You can choose to perform; You can choose to do nothing about it. Man is born as a seed. So no man is born fulfilled; only with the possibility of realization.
Only people who suffer from inferiority complex want to impress others. A truly superior person does not compare with anyone else.
The person who can be happy alone is really an individual. If your happiness depends on others, you are a slave. You are not free yet. You are in captivity.
Courage is a love story with the unknown.
Knowledge is borrowed; The knowledge is yours, only yours. Authentic knowledge is not just information, it is also transformation.
I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that is why it is growing; If it were perfect, it would have been dead.
The crowd gives you certainty, security, at the cost of your spirit. It enslaves you. It gives you some guidelines on how to live: what to do, what not to do.
That is the simple secret of happiness. Whatever you do, don't let the past get in the way, don't let the future bother you. Because the past no longer exists, and the future has not yet arrived. To live in memory, to live in imagination, is to live in non-existence.
It doesn't matter if they criticize you, defame you, crown you, or crucify you; because the greatest blessing in existence is being yourself.
Love cannot be taught, it can only be captured.
Just being alive is already a gift, but nobody told you to be grateful for the existence.
Do not try to understand life. Live the. Do not try to understand love. Move towards him. Then you will know, and all knowledge will come from your experience. The more you know, you'll know what else remains to be known.
People are not things, you cannot have property.
No one is here to fulfill your dream. Everyone is here to fulfill their own destiny, their own reality.
Do not search. What it is is. Stop and look
The moment you enter the world of words, you begin to fall out of what it is. The more you enter the language, the further you are from existence.
I do not know a value greater than that necessary to look within oneself.
The ignorant person is innocent; he knows he doesn't know, and because he knows he doesn't know, he's on the threshold of wisdom. Because he knows he does not know, he can inquire, and his inquiry will be pure, without prejudice.
Do not depend on others! Be an independent being. Listen to your inner voice.
Life is a mystery, not a question. It is not a puzzle to solve, it is not a question that must be answered but it is a mystery to live, a mystery to be loved, a mystery to be danced.
Love needs two things: it has to be rooted in freedom and it has to know the art of trust.
Never obey any mandate unless it also comes from within.
I live my life based on two principles. One, I live today as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I were to live forever.
No, I don't want to give people sticks. I want to give them eyes.
They say: think twice before jumping. I say: jump first and then think all you want.
Time cannot be stopped, it cannot be spent, it cannot be retained. It is one dimensional. There is no recoil possible. And ultimately, the same process of time is death, because you are wasting that time, you are dying.
Get out of your head and enter your heart. Think less feel more.
There are not many roads. There are many names for the same path, and this path is consciousness.
The day you think you know, your death has happened, because now there will be no wonder, joy or surprise. Now you will live a dead life.
Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself.
Being creative means being in love with life. You can only be creative if you love life enough that you want to improve its beauty, you want to bring to it a little more music, a little more poetry, a little more dance.
Happiness is an art to learn. It has nothing to do with doing or not doing.
Don't look, don't ask, don't answer, don't call, don't demand, relax. If you relax, it's there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.
Never interfere in anyone's life and don't let anyone interfere in your life.
Laughter is of tremendous beauty, it gives you lightness. Laughter will make you lighter, it will give you wings to fly. And life is full of opportunities to laugh. You just need to have sensitivity.
Happiness is a shadow of harmony; pursues harmony There is no other way to be happy.
The whole world is a cyclone. But once you've found the center, the cyclone disappears. This insignificance is the last peak of consciousness.
People say that love is blind, because they don't know what love is. I say that only love has eyes; All that is blind is not love.
Love is a bird and he likes to be free. It takes all heaven to grow.
You are not wrong! Simply your model, the way you have learned to live is wrong. The motivations you have learned and accepted as yours are not yours, they do not satisfy your destiny.
One only needs a little alertness to see and discover: life is a great cosmic laugh.
You become what you think you are. Or it is not that you become it, but that the idea is deeply rooted.
You feel good, you feel bad, and those feelings bubble from your unconsciousness, from your own past. No one is responsible except you. No one can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.
Whatever you feel, you become it. It is your responsibility.
When I say that you are gods and goddesses, I mean that your possibilities are endless, your potentiality is infinite.
Change yourself. It changes radically. Stop doing the things you've always been doing. Start doing things you've never done. Change radically, become a new person and you will surprise yourself. You are never waiting for the other to change.
No one has the power to take two steps at once; You can only take one step at a time.
My definition is: man is an animal that laughs. Laughter is proof that you are able to see the ridiculousness of life.
Life is absolutely balanced between the positive and the negative. Now it is your choice to decide which side you want to be in: heaven or hell.
God cannot be an object. It is in the depths of your own being. As can be seen?.
I have tried by all means that you realize your individuality, your freedom, your absolute ability to grow without anyone's help. Your growth is something intrinsic of your being.
The thought happens in your head. It is not really deep in the roots of your being; It is not your totality.
We die in every moment to renew ourselves in every moment.
No one is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am me. I have to contribute to my potential life; You have to contribute to your potential life. I have to discover my own being; You have to discover your own being.
The problem with the family is that children leave childhood one day, but parents never leave parenthood.
When the false disappears, the true appears with all its novelty, all its beauty, because sincerity is beauty, honesty is beauty, authenticity is beauty.
Enjoy! If you can't enjoy your work, change. Dont wait!
Meditation is life, it is not sustenance. It has nothing to do with what you do; It has everything to do with who you are. Yes, the business should not come into your being, it is true.
It is not a matter of learning a lot. On the contrary, it is a matter of unlearning a lot.
My effort here is that you don't believe until you know. When you know, there is no need to believe, you know it. I destroy all belief systems and I don't give you any substitutes. Therefore, it is not easy to understand me.
Hell is within you, as is paradise.
The truth is not found abroad. No teacher, no writing can give it to you. It is within you and if you want to get it, look for it in your own company.
Running, dancing, swimming, anything can be a meditation. My definition of meditation is: whenever your body, your mind and your soul are working together in rhythm, that is meditation, because it will bring the room.
The most important question is whether you are alive before death.
Experience life in all its forms; good-bad, sweet-bitter, light-dark, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Do not be afraid to experiment, because the more experience you have, the more mature you will be.
It's beautiful you're alone, it's also beautiful to be in love, to be with people. And they are complementary, not contradictory.
Falling in love you remain a child; Growing in mature love. Little by little, love becomes, not a relationship, but a state of your being. You are not in love, you are love.
To create guilt, all you need is a very simple thing: start calling sins wrong. It is simply errors, it is something human.
Do not wait and there will be no frustration. Frustration is just a shadow that follows expectation.
Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you don't know, you are daring. Ignorance is always daring; Knowledge doubts. And the more you know, the more you feel the ground dissolves under your feet.
Be the person you are. Never try to be another, so you can mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, at whatever cost.
You can fool yourself at certain times, live a world of dreams, but a dream will give you nothing.
Once you have begun to see the beauty of life, ugliness begins to disappear. If you start to see life with joy, sadness disappears. You can't have heaven and hell, you can only have one. It's your choice.
Love is the goal, life is the journey.
If you don't live dangerously, you don't live. Life only blooms in danger. Life never blooms in safety. When everything is going perfectly, look, you're dying and nothing happens.
In love the other is important, in lust oneself is important.
If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you do it will die and stop being what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
A very religious person has no theology. Yes, he has the experience, he has the truth, he has the luminosity, but he has no theology.
No one else that can destroy except you; No one else can create, except you. We are all Judas and Jesus.
Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means that you will start thinking for yourself; You will start looking around for yourself. You will not believe in the scriptures; You will believe only in your own experience.
Meditate with joy, do not meditate seriously. When you enter the meditation room, leave your seriousness and your shoes at the door. Make meditation a fun.
The individual does not have to fit with the model, the model has to fit with the individual. My respect for the individual is absolute.
One thing: you have to walk and create the path on foot; You will not find a path already made. It is not cheap to reach the greatest realization of the truth. You will have to create the path by walking alone; The road is not done waiting for you. It's just like the sky: birds fly but leave no traces. You cannot follow them; There are no tracks behind.
Man has lived through the centuries like a sheep, being part of the crowd, abiding by his traditions, conventions, following the old writings and the old disciplines.
Life begins where fear ends.