Meditation


108

Albert Einstein’s so-called “God letter” sold at auction recently for $2.9m. Written the mid-fifties, the letter takes issue with belief in God: "The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses," he writes. "The Bible is a collection of venerable but still rather...

391
People in Power

Why do we put people in power who have had no training in it? A wise man once said that the urge to become a politician should be enough to disqualify a person from so doing, yet the power-hungry continue to seek election. Osho proposes shifting the power from the...

323
Personality Loosening the Bonds

The word personality comes from the Greek word persona, meaning mask. We all wear these masks, but how do we drop them? “The word personality is very significant. It comes from a Greek word persona. Persona means ‘the mask.’ In Greek drama the actors used masks, false faces. Those false...

501
Catharsis Goes hand-in-Hand with Meditation

In a recent Hindustan Times article, Indian actress Prajakta Mali, an ardent follower of Osho, talks about how she has been deeply inspired by his philosophy and his talks, and has used meditation and pranayam to get over professional and personal turmoil. “We actors have an exciting yet stressful...

781
Inner Treasure Is Paradise Now Why Waste Time?

For those who have looked inside and found their inner treasure, life becomes paradise. Otherwise it is hell. And everyone who has looked inside has found their inner treasure. Why waste time? “Turn in, search inside. Our true reality is there. And the wonder of wonders is that the moment...

1362

Richness does not equal being wealthy. Increasing numbers of people are starting to realize that without an inner richness, without the kind of resources money cannot buy, outer richness means little. “Meditation opens doors to inner richness. And the outer richness is only a false substitute: it keeps you in...

1163
A Meditator Can Do Anything

The quality of meditation transforms all our actions so that being will flow through our doing and make it more beautiful. “Doing can give you excitement. Being can give you ecstasy.  Excitement is very mundane, very ordinary – any idiot can afford it. You are not an idiot, you are...

756
Meditation Is to be in Harmony

What is meditation? Osho speaks of meditation as being a simple process or watching your own mind, neither fighting with it nor trying to control it, of just being a choiceless witness. “What is meditation? Meditation is to be in harmony – within and without. Meditation is to be in...

881
Look as is for the First Time

We all know what it means to see as if for the first time, but it usually takes something special to happen, some significant event, before we do it. What if, with practice, we could look with fresh eyes more often?   “We look at things always with old eyes. You...

Everybody seems to be meditating these days – it seems anything can be called a meditation, and the benefits are almost fantastic. We can all become super effective, improve our brains, beings and our work and our relationships improve incredibly and our creativity blossoms and … does that sound almost...