"You are giving so much power to power-hungry people; with your own hands, you are telling them to hang you! This is not democracy. In the name of democracy, these people have been exploiting the masses."
Author: Amrito (Prem Amrito)
It is so clear that if we have been conditioned to fight against ourselves, to be at war with our own nature. Unless this changes, we are bound to live in conflict with ourselves, with others, and with the natural world around us.
“A person who needs to be superior to feel good is a person who is carrying a volcano within him. A person who has to be superior to feel happy is suffering deep down from an inferiority complex. Only an inferior person thinks in terms of superiority. A real person, an authentic person, is neither superior nor inferior. He simply is – unique; nobody is lower than him and nobody is higher than him.”
“So, in the lifetime of each of you, the decisive moment is going to come. Either man commits suicide or seeing that this is an absolute absurdity, man changes his consciousness. It often happens that under pressure people change, and there will never again be a greater pressure than is present today." Osho
"Up to now it was revolution. The point was society, its structure. It has failed again and again in different ways. Now it should be the individual; and not revolution, but meditation, transformation."
"Unless we dissolve the individual's inner divisions, there is no possibility of really realizing a utopia and creating a harmonious society in the world."
"Essentially we are made of the same stuff called godliness, but on the circumference, godliness comes in every shape and size, in every color, in every form. There is such difference. And it is beautiful because if people were really the same, both at the center and on the circumference, the world would be a very boring place."
Anyone familiar with Osho’s views on what is crippling the contemporary world of humans, and the beliefs they share, will see his early warnings everywhere in this coronavirus pandemic.
The basic myth of the American Dream, and most other dreams too, is “the family” – and in particular, its most recent reincarnation as the nuclear family: Mum, Dad, and the resulting 2.4 kids…. As advertised on TV.
Osho on the family: "It is the basic unit of the old society; unless the family disappears the old society will continue because its basic unit is intact."