When I say: “Be still and know” I mean a stillness that comes out of understanding, not out of any kind of hypnosis. And out of understanding the first thing that happens is: “Seek the strength of no-desire.” The more you look into your life, you will find your life is in a mess because of desiring…. ~ OSHO

Love life, be more happy. God can come only to a happy soul. Only when you are utterly happy is there a possibility, otherwise not — because misery closes you, bliss opens you up. ~ OSHO

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The Body is the door, the body is the stepping stone… ~ Osho

….The body is the door, the body is the stepping-stone. And any education that does not touch the subject of your body and consciousness is absolutely not only incomplete, it is utterly harmful, because it will go on being destructive. It is only the flowering of consciousness within you that prevents you from destruction, and that gives you a tremendous urge to create — to create more beauty in the world, to create more comfort in the world.
That is why I include art as the second part of the academy. Art is a conscious effort to create beauty, to discover beauty, to make your life more joyful; to teach you to dance, to celebrate.

And the third part is a creative science.

Art can create beauty, science can discover objective truth, and consciousness can discover subjective reality.

These three together can make any system of education complete. All else is secondary — maybe useful for mundane purposes but is not useful for spiritual growth, is not useful to bring you to the sources of joy, love, peace, silence. And a man who has not experienced the inner ecstasy has lived in vain, unnecessarily. He vegetated, he dragged himself from the womb to the grave, but he could not dance and he could not sing and he could not contribute anything to the world.

According to me, a religious person is one who contributes to the world some beauty, some joy, some happiness, some celebration which was not there — something new, something fresh, some more flowers. But religion has never been defined the way I’m defining it. And all the ways religion has been defined have proved absolutely ugly and wrong. They have not helped humanity to rise to the heights of joy and beauty and love; they have drowned the whole humanity in misery and suffering. They have not taught you freedom; on the contrary, they have enforced on you all kinds of slavery in the name of obedience. Obedience to whom? Obedience to the priests, obedience to those who have money, obedience to those who have power: in short, obedience to all the vested interests.

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When you can put your whole energy into creating something that will give you satisfaction, that will give you a deep sense of fulfillment, a sense that you have not been here unnecessarily, you have contributed something; you have made the world a little more beautiful – a few more flowers you have added to it. If everybody is adding a few more flowers, this whole world can again become a garden. – Osho, Sermons in Stones, Ch

It’s Sunday. Relax. Share the love. Turn on your heater and give your partner a massage. Love is in the air. “Just remember one thing: keep the attitude of prayer whenever you are massaging the person… feel that the other is divine. This is something very basic – otherwise massage can turn into something sexual, and that’s what has happened in the west: massage has become a cover-up for sexuality.” ~ Osho

“When sadness comes, just sit by the side and look at it and say, “I am the watcher, I am not sadness,” and see the difference. Immediately you have cut the very root of sadness. It is no more nourished. It will die of starvation. We feed these emotions by being identified with them.” ~ Osho

“I am not a messiah, and I am not a missionary. And I am not here to establish a church or to give a doctrine to the world, a new religion, no. My effort is totally different: a new consciousness not a new religion, a new consciousness not a new doctrine. Enough of doctrines and enough of religions! Man needs a new consciousness. And the only way to bring consciousness is to go on hammering from all the sides so that slowly slowly chunks of your mind go on dropping. The statue of a buddha is hidden in you. Right now you are a rock. If I go on hammering, cutting chunks out of you, slowly slowly the buddha will emerge.” ~ Osho

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“I am not here to console you, to comfort you, to make you secure. I am here to destroy you utterly, because only then is the new born – the new man, the new consciousness. If I help, the old will continue. All help goes to help the old. All help keeps the old surviving; it nourishes it. No, I am not going to help in any way.” ~ Osho