Tweet Anybody who can be a good pretender, a hypocrite, will become your leader politically, will become your priest religiously. All that he needs is hypocrisy, all that he needs is cunningness, all that he needs is a facade to hide behind. Your politicians live double lives, your priests live double lives–one from the front [...]
If you grow in love, meditation will happen like a shadow. Love and
meditation are two aspects of the same coin; if you have gained control
of the one aspect, the other follows. If you meditate, love will follow;
Five or six hours glued in your chair before a television set just seeing others playing football, or any other sport, is not right. It does not give you any growth.
Tweet Question : Can you speak about the motherly qualities of a woman? Osho : To be a mother is sweet…. Why? Just giving birth to a child is not to be a mother, remember. Otherwise there are millions of mothers on the earth — and there seems to be no sweetness. In fact, if [...]
Do not cling to life,” and this is easy to understand and follow. But he also says, “Do not lust for life.” Are we not to enjoy in the present all that nature has to offer us: food, love, beauty, sex, etc? And if this is so, is it not lust for life?
celebration; not worship but celebration. When you worship, you start making a hierarchy; the lower and the higher. When you worship you put something on top of other things.
My message is a new man, homo novus. The old concept of man was of either/or; materialist or spiritualist, moral or immoral, sinner or saint. It was based on division, split. It created a schizophrenic humanity. The whole past of humanity has been sick, unhealthy, insane. In three thousand years, five thousand wars have been fought. This is just utterly mad; it is unbelievable. It is stupid, unintelligent, inhuman.
Stop all this nonsense! Listen to me: Be a light unto yourself. Remember, these are my last words. Be a light unto yourself: APPO DEEPO BHAVA.’
Tweet The very word friendship is not of the heights – the word friendliness rises to the moon, to the sun – because the word friendship is just of the mind. It is confining; you can be in friendship with only a few people. But friendliness is vast; you can be friendly to the trees, [...]
Tweet Intimacy with one woman or one man is better than having many superficial relationships. Love is not a seasonal flower, it takes years to grow. And only when it grows does it go beyond biology, and start having something of the spiritual in it. Just being with many women or many men will keep [...]