Osho,How come I have always felt, ever since childhood, that I am more than two people? Could you say something please? “Everybody is born as one single individual, but by the time he is mature enough to participate in life he has become a crowd. It is not anything special that you are feeling; it is...
“Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being.” – Osho
"No armies are needed, no weapons are needed, no nations are needed, and no religions are needed. All that is needed is a little meditativeness, a little silence, a little love, a little more humanity. Just a little more, and existence will become fragrant with something so totally unique and new that you will have to find a new category for it."
"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."
"It is the long condemnation of feminine qualities that have gone deep into the blood and the bones of women. It is man’s conspiracy to prove himself superior to women – which he is not." Osho
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."
"One of the most fundamental things to be always remembered is that we are living in a hypocrite society.
"Once, a great philosopher was asked: 'What do you think of civilization?' The philosopher said, 'It is a good idea, but somebody has to change the idea into a reality. Civilization has not happened yet. It is a dream of the future.'
"The reality is your uncultivated self, untouched by society. But that is dangerous. A child, if left to himself, will be just an animal. He will be authentic, but he will be an animal; he will not become a man. So that is not possible, that alternative is closed. We cannot leave a child to himself. We have to do something, and whatsoever we do will disturb the real self.
In the first part of this series, Don’t Just Sit There! Osho speaks about why traditional meditation methods were created and why new approaches are needed. Osho explains in detail what has changed in us and why all these well-intentioned people are struggling, confused, or worse, and why a totally new approach is required: “The...