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80 Inspiring Quotes by OSHO

Powerful Quotes by OSHO

OSHO was a guru, spiritual teacher as well as an Indian spiritualist, who was also known as Acharya Rajneesh or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He was an Indian faction leader who created the spiritual practice of vibrant mediation. Here are few of his inspiring quotes or thoughts listed.

QSHO Quotes

  1. “Experience life in all possible ways — good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.” - Osho
  2. “The world is against individuality. It is against your being just your natural self. It wants you just to be a robot, and because you have agreed to be a robot you are in trouble. You are not a robot.” - Osho
  3. “Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice.” - Osho
  4. “Love can never possess. Love is giving freedom to the other. Love is an unconditional gift, it is not a bargain.” - Osho
  5. “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. Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it.” - Osho
  6. “Learn to laugh. Seriousness is a sin, and it is a disease. Laughter has tremendous beauty, a lightness. It will bring lightness to you, and it will give you wings to fly.” - Osho
  7. “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.” - Osho
  8. “Mind is just in the middle. You are nothing but a mess. If you can go beyond it, intelligence grows in you; if you go below it, any intelligence that you had disappears.” - Osho
  9. “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.” - Osho
  10. “A single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity of love.” - Osho
  11. “With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that’s my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.” - Osho
  12. “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…” - Osho
  13. “The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it.” - Osho
  14. “Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.” - Osho
  15. “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.” - Osho
  16. “Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” - Osho
  17. “My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.” - Osho
  18. “One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.” - Osho
  19. “Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.” - Osho
  20. “If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support.” - Osho
  21. “It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much.” - Osho
  22. “You don’t want to loose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed - to be true - to be naked as you are.” - Osho
  23. “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.” - Osho
  24. “Now they are a circle, and they vibrate together, they pulsate together. Their hearts are no longer separate, their beats are no longer separate, they have become a melody, a harmony. It is the greatest music possible, all other musics are just faint things compared to it, shadow things compared to it.” - Osho
  25. “The moment you become miserable you are closed to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing. The moment you start clinging to things, you have missed the target-you have missed. Because things are not the target, you, your innermost being, is the target-not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you; not much money, but a rich you; not many things, but an open being, available to millions of things.” - Osho
  26. “Creativity means loving whatsoever you do - enjoying, celebrating it, as a gift of God!” - Osho
  27. “Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny - he or she has something to fulfill, some message that has to be delivered, some work that 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.” - Osho
  28. “Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown.” - Osho
  29. “Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” - Osho
  30. “In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light.” - Osho
  31. “There is no need of any competition with anybody. U R yourself, and as U R, U R perfectly good. Accept urself.” - Osho
  32. “Enlightenment will be now the beginning, not the end. Beginning of a non-ending process in all dimensions of richness.” - Osho
  33. “A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.” - Osho
  34. “If you can bring your consciousness, your awareness, your intelligence to the act, if you can be spontaneous, then there is no need for any other religion, life itself will be the religion.” - Osho
  35. “Always remember to judge everything by your inner feeling of bliss.” - Osho
  36. “There exists no God. What exists is godliness, and that godliness surrounds you. We are all in the same ocean.” - Osho
  37. “Yoga is a method to come to a non-dreaming mind.” - Osho
  38. “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.” - Osho
  39. “To me there is nothing more sacred than love and laughter, and there is nothing more prayerful than playfulness.” - Osho
  40. “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.” - Osho
  41. “Only those who are ready to become nobodies are able to love.” - Osho
  42. “Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.” - Osho
  43. “Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.”
  44. “If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against.” - Osho
  45. “Nobody is here to fulfill your dream. Everybody is here to fulfill his own destiny, his own reality.” - Osho
  46. “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.” - Osho
  47. “When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised.” - Osho
  48. “Don’t choose. Accept life as it is in its totality.” - Osho
  49. “Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself.” - Osho
  50. “Life is a balance between rest and movement.” - Osho
  51. “How can one become enlightened? One can, because one is enlightened - one just has to recognize the fact.” - Osho
  52. “Life isn’t a balance between throwing out and inviting in.” - Osho
  53. “Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go.” - Osho
  54. “There is no need to be more - you are enough. Everybody is enough.” - Osho
  55. “Zen is the only religion in the world that teaches sudden enlightenment. It says that enlightenment takes no time, it can happen in a single, split second.” - Osho
  56. “Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness.” - Osho
  57. “Yes, when you see for the first time, a great laughter arises in you - the laughter about the whole ridiculousness of your misery, the laughter about the whole foolishness of your problems, the laughter about the whole absurdity of your suffering.” - Osho
  58. “Zen is all-inclusive. It never denies, it never says no to anything; it accepts everything and transforms it into a higher reality.” - Osho
  59. “Philosophers are never happy here. Now is not their time, and here is not their space. They live there, they live somewhere else.” - Osho
  60. “You come to the master only in deep humbleness, because learning is possible only in humbleness. You have come to surrender, not to perform, not to manipulate, not to impress.” - Osho
  61. “The disciple is not hankering for knowledge; he wants to see, not to know. He wants to be. He is no longer interested in having more knowledge; he wants to have more being.” - Osho
  62. “When I say that you are gods and goddesses I mean that your possibility is infinite, your potentiality is infinite.” - Osho
  63. “Happiness is a shadow of harmony; it follows harmony. There is no other way to be happy.” - Osho
  64. “You become that which you think you are. Or, it is not that you become it, but that the idea gets very deeply rooted - and that’s what all conditioning is.” - Osho
  65. “The day you think you know, your death has happened - because now there will be no wonder and no joy and no surprise. Now you will live a dead life.” - Osho
  66. “If you can become a mirror you have become a meditator. Meditation is nothing but skill in mirroring. And now, no word moves inside you so there is no distraction.” - Osho
  67. “The modern mind has lost all capacity to wonder. It has lost all capacity to look into the mysterious, into the miraculous - because of knowledge, because it thinks it knows.” - Osho
  68. “You and your brain are two things. The brain is your machinery just like everything else is your machinery. This hand is my mechanism; I use it. My brain is my mechanism; I use it.” - Osho
  69. “The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock.” - Osho
  70. “The whole effort of a Jesus or a Buddha or a Bodhidharma is nothing but how to undo that which society has done to you.” - Osho
  71. “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.” - Osho
  72. “The moment you enter into the world of words you start falling away from that which is. The more you enter into language, the farther you are away from existence.” - Osho
  73. “All that is great cannot be possessed - and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.” - Osho
  74. “A really religious person has no theology. Yes, he has the experience, he has the truth, he has that luminosity, but he has no theology.” - Osho
  75. “God is a synergetic experience. Science can never reveal it, philosophy can never come to it - only a poetic approach, a very passive, very loving approach, can.” - Osho
  76. “The future of humanity will move closer and closer toward the approach of Zen, because the meeting of the East and West is possible only through something like Zen, which is earthly and yet unearthly.” - Osho
  77. “You have to drop all your defenses, only then is intimacy possible. We are all hiding a thousand and on things, not only from others but from ourselves.” - Osho
  78. “If you are ready to be intimate, you will encourage the other person also to be intimate. Your unpretentious simplicity will allow the other also to enjoy simplicity, innocence, trust, love, openness.”
  79. “The whole world is a cyclone. But once you have found the center the cyclone disappears. This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.” - Osho
  80. “If you are absolutely without mind, just pure consciousness, time stops completely, disappears, leaving no trace behind.” - Osho

Above are some of the powerful quotes by OSHO, if you have more of his quotes, do share them in the comments sections.