Osho Rajneesh was an Indian cult leader, spiritual teacher and creator of dynamic meditation.
Osho was a controversial persona. While traveling throughout India to give public speeches and spread his unconventional and controversial ideas about spirituality, he earned millions of followers, but also thousands of people who discredited him.
Rajneesh stated that nothing should be taken too seriously, so his teachings were not delivered in the classic academic way, but in a relaxed and humorous setting. Of course, every unconventional method attracts criticism from the most conservative audiences, even if it works. Yet, he believed in his way of passing on knowledge, and never changed it.
Osho gained popularity by being a confident and gifted speaker, who wasn’t afraid to express his own opinions even on topics considered taboo at the time.
Here are 15 Osho quotes to help you see yourself as the kind and loving person you already are.
You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Many people have come and left, and it has been always good because they emptied some space for better people.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.
A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.
The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival because when you are unhappy, you also throw unhappiness all around.
You need power only to do something harmful. Otherwise love is enough, compassion is enough.
Be — don’t try to become.
I give a fuck if you’re a damn Jew, or a Serbo-Kroat, an American or the devil knows what! – What are your human qualities, if I may ask?
Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. And you will be growing.
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others, and the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.
Life begins where fear ends.
Joy is spiritual. It is different, totally different from pleasure or happiness. It has nothing to do with the outside, with the other, it is an inner phenomenon.