Osho’s teachings on life, self and human relationships have inspired millions around the world into living a contented life, free from materialistic pursuits!
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Osho or Acharya Rajneesh, the original name being Chandra Mohan Jain was born on December 11, 1931, in Kuchwada. He was an Indian spiritual leader who gave eclectic discourses, preaching Eastern mysticism, personal dedication, and carnal freedom.
As a young intellectual, Rajneesh visited teachers of various religious traditions working in India to received their insights on life, love and human connections. At the age of 21, he attained spiritual awakening and believed that individual experiences are central to a spiritual life and that such experiences cannot be fused into a single belief system.
The first group of Westerners came to Rajneesh in the early 1970s. It was in 1974 that a new headquarter for his movement was established in Pune. The basic practice taught at the Center was Dynamic Meditation, a process designed to allow people to experience the existence of God.
The center also developed a wide range of programs for new age healing practices adopted from the West. Rajneesh acquired fame for his progressive approach to life and it’s intricacies some of which became a subject of controversy.
Now, that you know about Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Ji, here are some motivational quotes by him to make your day and encourage you to live a great life.
1. Hard Work
“One thing: you have to walk and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
“Tomorrow never comes, it is always today.”
“Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.”
“Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.”
5. Inner Voice
“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.”
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“Drop the idea of becoming someone because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”
“Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love – now you are love.”
“You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.”
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” – Osho
“Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own. You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience.”
“A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.”
“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.”
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
“Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
listen to the existence and become part of it.”
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“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” and so in you the child your mother lives on and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.”
“Many people have come and left, and it has been always good because they emptied some space for better people. It is a strange experience, that those who have left me have always left places for a better quality of people. I have never been a loser.”
“Love first has to happen in the deepest core of your being. It is the quality of being alone, happily alone, joyously alone. It is the quality of being a no-mind, of being silent. Contentless consciousness is the space, the context, in which love arises in you.”
“Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. This is how you will be growing.”
“The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others, and the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
“Don’t try to understand life. Live it! Don’t try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know and that knowing will come out of your experiencing.”
21. Purposeful Existence
“Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny–he has something to fulfil, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.”
“There is no greater ecstasy than to know who you are.”
“The past is no more, and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment.”
“When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.”
“Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.”
“Never interfere in anybody´s life and don´t allow anybody to interfere in your life.”
“Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer.”
“Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing.”
“Don’t be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that you have read, there is no need to go back again and again.”
“Real education will be to bring out what is in you.”
Let these quotes be your guide in your journey towards self fulfilment!
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