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Are Your Afraid of Love

Are you afraid of love?  Osho speaks about what makes people afraid. “People are afraid of being loved because love brings misery; love brings lies. Love brings imprisonment, love brings slavery, love destroys freedom. That's why people are afraid. “And people cannot remain without love, because love is a necessary nourishment too....

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Marriage: A Dream or a Nightmare?

With news media full of the latest royal wedding it’s hard to get away from the subject of marriage. For many, marriage is a dream come true, while for others the whole idea of it is a nightmare. Osho says it represents the whole world in a miniature form. Here...

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Rising in Friendship

It is said that a good friend is hard to find, and isn’t it wonderful when we do find such a one. Friendships that last are priceless: friends that stand by us, that accept us with all our faults and failings, that love us no matter what. Here Osho speaks...

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Meditation for Politicians

Nelson Mandela, the legendary South African leader, was once asked how he kept himself from hating his tormentors. Mandela answered, “Hating clouds the mind… leaders can’t afford to hate.” I wish more politicians had this wisdom. It was an enigma for everyone close to him how he did not...

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“Man can be happy, more happy than the birds, more happy than the trees, more happy than the stars – because man has something which no tree, no bird, no star, has. Man has consciousness “But when you have consciousness then two alternatives are possible: either you can become unhappy...

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The Woman Should Be Given Every Freedom

For millenia women have been oppressed by men. The feminist movement has done its best to liberate women from this oppression, yet it is only very recently that a campaign has started to make heard the voices of those who’ve suffered at the hands of men. Osho’s vision is...

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Freedom Is to Be Yourself

When I talk about freedom, I mean freedom from something or freedom to do something; it implies more freedom of choice. But my impression is that choiceless awareness precedes the freedom you talk about. What kind of freedom does not involve choice? Can it be defined, or is it...

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With Awareness Comes Freedom

“Even the first type of freedom at least pretends that there is some goal. Even the politician says, ‘We are fighting to be free – from this kind of society, this kind of structure, this kind of politics. We are fighting to be free from this society just to...

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Freedom Has Two Sides

Meditation has given me the sense of freedom of not belonging to any particular place, country or even nationality. It’s really great. I’ve felt able to move about without much fear and to be committed without feeling imprisoned. Why then, after nine years, do I feel a bitter sadness...