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Postpone your anger for twenty-four hours and you will no longer be angry. “When Gurdjieff's father died, Gurdjieff was only nine years old. The father was poor. He called Gurdjieff close to him and told him, ‘I have nothing to give you as your inheritance. I am so poor, but...

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Nobody Is What They Really Are

“Nobody is living as himself; everyone is living as someone else.” Why do we find it so hard to be ourselves? “Nobody is what they really are. Understand this, that no one is in their right place, everyone is standing in someone else's shoes. "Nobody is looking through his own eyes; everybody...

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“Before he can come to know himself, a man has to become naked; he has to drop all his clothes. We not only wear clothes on the outside, we also wear clothes on the inside, in the mind.” Why are we so afraid to be who we really are? “Inside every...

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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...

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A Child Is a Combination of Two Personalities

A child is a combination of two personalities, and inside every person, says Osho, are at least three personalities. One is what you really are, about which you know almost nothing. The second is what you think you are. The third is what you want to project to other...

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Relaxation Is Just Being Natural

Relaxation 101 "Total relaxation is the ultimate. That's the moment when one becomes a buddha. That is the moment of realization, enlightenment, christ-consciousness. You cannot be totally relaxed right now. At the innermost core a tension will persist. “And that relaxation certainly brings the greatest joy possible, the ultimate in ecstasy,...

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Living Life Goal

“Now or never” can sound like a scary ultimatum. Don’t we feel more comfortable when life is planned, when we know what our goal is? Osho is asked, What is the goal of life? Why is there a desire to continue to live forever? “There is no goal of life, for the...

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Music Has to Be in Your Heart

Music can turn you on to yourself, awakening stagnant energy and rippling into the core of your being. Make music a part of your life and turn your life into music. “Bliss is music, music that arises when all your parts – your body, your mind, your heart and your...

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Without love life is meaningless, but without dropping all our ideas about ourselves, without dropping the ego, love cannot blossom in our lives. "A greater fear than death grips you whenever you are in love. That's why love has disappeared from the world. Rarely, very rarely does the phenomenon happen...

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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....