Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain; 11 December 1931, Kuchwada, Bhopal State, British India – died 19 January 1990, Pune, Maharashtra, India), also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Acharya Rajneesh, and later as Osho, was an Indian godman, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. As a guru, he taught a form of meditation called dynamic meditation and advocated that his followers live fully but without attachment, a rejection of traditional ascetic practices. 20 Osho Quotes on Love 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. Yes, I would like you to love yourself, because unless you love yourself you cannot love anybody else. You don’t know what love is if you have not loved yourself. Love is a by-product of meditation. The way of love is the way of no-expectation. Love exists only when there is a total acceptance and no desire to change anything. People say love is blind because they do not know what love is. I say unto you, only love has eyes; other than love, everything is blind. 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. If you love a person you will not interfere with his personal life. You would not dare to break the boundaries of his inner world. Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. Love is the goal, life is the journey. 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. Love in its purest form is a sharing of joy. It asks nothing in return, it expects nothing. Love is a spiritual phenomenon; lust is physical. Ego is psychological; love is spiritual. It is beautiful to be alone, it is also beautiful to be in love, to be with people. And they are complementary, not contradictory. Love the person, but give the person total freedom. Love the person, but from the very beginning make it clear that you are not selling your freedom. Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue. A woman is to be loved, not understood. That is the first understanding. Courage is a love affair with the unknown. 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. Lovers never surrender to each other, lovers simply surrender to love. Love needs immense consciousness. Love is a meeting of two souls, and lust is the meeting of two bodies. Lust is animal; love is divine. But unless you know that you are a soul, you cannot understand what love is.
If you love a person, you accept the total person. With all the defects. Because those defects are a part of the person. Never try to change a person you love, because the very effort to change says that you love half, and the other half of the person is not accepted. When you love, you simply love.
Osho 18 Osho Quotes About Life to Inspire You 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. Life begins where fear ends. Life repeats itself mindlessly – unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel. Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life. Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced. If you really want peace on earth, create peace in your heart, in your being. That is the right place to begin with and then spread. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice. Darkness is an absence of light. Ego is an absence of awareness. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become. You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do. 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. A certain darkness is needed to see the stars. Many people have come and left, and it has been always good because they emptied some space for better people. I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.
Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.
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.
Osho 22 Wise Osho Quotes to Understand the Life in a Better Way Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized. Be a lotus flower. Be in the water, and do not let the water touch you. Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence. Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. And you will be growing. Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock. You will come closer and closer to perfection, but you will never be perfect. Perfection is not the way of existence. Growth is the way. 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. Existence cannot go wrong. If it does not fulfill our desires, that simply means our desires were wrong. Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he has something to fulfill, 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. Never be ashamed of your tears. Be proud that you are still natural. Be proud that you can express the inexpressible through your tears. What is discipline? Discipline means creating an order within you. As you are, you are a chaos. Mind: A beautiful servant, a dangerous master. Only laughter makes a man rich, but the laughter has to be blissful. Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more. My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently. Be – don’t try to become. To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want! You should live in the world but remain untouched by it. You should remain in the world, but the world should not remain in you. I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead.