Osho, as we all know, was one of the most popular and influential Indian spiritual gurus. He could also be one of the rarest human beings who examined almost all other faiths and became a huge proponent of embracing our authenticity, uniqueness and individuality and most of all, to be truly alive.
I grew up reading Osho and was always inspired by his talks and writings. Here is another set of life changing quotes from Osho from my journal…
If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. In relationship with others, it is only you mirrored.
Real love is not an escape from loneliness, real love is an overflowing aloneness. One is so happy in being alone that one would like to share.
Love is authentic only when it gives freedom. Love is true only when it respects the other person’s individuality, his privacy.
ON LIFE, MEDITATION AND LIBERATION:
Never sacrifice your life for anything! Sacrifice everything for life! Life is the ultimate goal.
A comfortable, convenient life is not a real life – the more comfortable, the less alive. The most comfortable life is in the grave.
It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is that you are flowering. Discover yourself, otherwise you have to depend on other people’s opinions who don’t know themselves.
A serious person can never be innocent, and one who is innocent can never be serious.
Hell is our creation, and we create hell by trying to do the impossible. Heaven is our nature, it is our spontaneity. It is where we always are.
The word devil is very beautiful, if you read it backwards it becomes lived. That which is lived becomes divine and that which is not lived becomes the devil.
Die each moment so that you are renewed each moment.
To be total in action is to be free of action.
Liberation is your being perfectly natural. Liberation is not something to be bragged about, that you have attained something very great. It is nothing great, it is nothing extraordinary. It is just being natural, just being yourself.
The person who trusts can relax into existence. The person who cannot trust remains tense, remains anxious, afraid.
The existence loves you, otherwise you would not be here. Relax into your being, you are cherished by the whole…
ON TANTRA & YOGA:
The highest peak of Yoga is the beginning of Tantra – and Tantra leads you to the ultimate goal. Yoga can prepare you for Tantra, that’s all, because the final thing is to be effortless, loose and natural.
Be empty, loose and natural. Let that be the most fundamental principle in your life.