“विज्ञान: विश्वास से विवेक की ओर” – ओशो

हमारी चेतना में हो रही इस सारी उथल-पुथल, अराजकता, क्रांति और नए के जन्म की संभावना का केंद्र और आधार विज्ञान है। विज्ञान के आलोक ने हमारी आंखें खोल दी हैं और हमारी नींद तोड़ दी है। उसने ही हमसे हमारे बहुत-से दीर्घ पोषित स्वप्न छीन लिए हैं और बहुत से वस्त्र भी और हमारे स्वयं के समक्ष ही नग्न खड़ा कर दिया है, जैसे किसी ने हमें झकझोर कर अर्धरात्रि में जगा दिया हो। ऐसे ही विज्ञान ने हमें जगा दिया है।
विज्ञान ने मनुष्य का बचपन छीन लिया है और उसे प्रौढ़ता दे दी है। उसकी ही खोजों और निष्पत्तियों ने हमें हमारी परंपरागत और रूढ़िबद्ध चिंतना से मुक्त कर दिया है, जो वस्तुतः चिंतना नहीं, मात्र चिंतन का मिथ्या आभास ही थी; क्योंकि जो विचार स्वतंत्र न हो वह विचार ही नहीं होता है। सदियों-सदियों से जो अंधविश्वास मकड़ी के जालों की भांति हमें घेरे हुए थे, उसने उन्हें तोड़ दिया है, और यह संभव हो सका है कि मनुष्य का मन विश्वास की कारा से मुक्त होकर विवेक की ओर अग्रसर हो सके।
कल तक के इतिहास को हम विश्वास-काल कह सकते हैं। आनेवाला समय विवेक का होगा।

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“What is Inner Voice?” – OSHO

The first thing: the inner voice is not a voice, it is silence. It says nothing. It shows something, but it says nothing. It gestures towards something, but it says nothing. The inner voice is not a voice. If you are still hearing some voice, it is not inner. ‘Inner voice’ is a misnomer, it is not the right word. Only silence is inner. All voices are from the outside.

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“New Year’s Message to Humanity”- OSHO

My message is simple. My message is a new man, homo novus. The old concept of man was of either/or; materialist or spiritualist, moral or immoral, sinner or saint. It was based on division, split. It created a schizophrenic humanity. The whole past of humanity has been sick, unhealthy, insane. In three thousand years, five thousand wars have been fought. This is just utterly mad; it is unbelievable. It is stupid, unintelligent, inhuman.
My concept of the new man is that he will be Zorba the Greek and he will also be Gautam the Buddha: the new man will be Zorba the Buddha. He will be sensuous and spiritual, physical, utterly physical, in the body, in the senses, enjoying the body and all that the body makes possible, and still a great consciousness, a great witnessing will be there. He will be Christ and Epicurus together.

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“Love is My Message” – OSHO

I love you. Love is my message — let it be your message too. Love is my color and my climate. To me, love is the only religion. All else is just rubbish, all else is nothing but mind-churning dreams. Love is the only substantial thing in life, all else is illusion. Let love grow in you and God will be growing on its own accord. If you miss love you will miss God and all.

There is no way to God without love. God can be forgotten — if love is remembered, God will happen as a consequence. It happens as a consequence. It is the fragrance of love and nothing else. In fact there is no God but only godliness. There is no person like God anywhere. Drop all childish attitudes, don’t go on searching for a father.

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“Money & Currency !! ” – OSHO

Money is your love — love of things, not of persons. The most comfortable love is of things because things are dead, you can possess them easily. You can possess a big house, a palace — the greatest palace you can possess easily — but you cannot possess even the smallest baby; even that baby rejects, even that baby fights for his freedom. A small baby, howsoever small, is dangerous for the man who wants to possess. It will rebel, it will become rebellious, but it will not allow anybody to possess it.
People who cannot love persons start loving money because money is a means to possess things. The more money you have, the more things you can possess; and the more things you can possess, the more you can forget about persons. You will have many things but you will not have any contentment because deep contentment comes only when you love a person. The money will not revolt but it cannot respond also, that is the trouble.

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“Consciousness and Conscience !” – OSHO

Consciousness is a mirror. Conscience is a photo-plate. Once a photo-plate is exposed, it is finished; it catches the picture and then that picture remains for ever, fixed. It cannot grow, remember.
Conscience is a photo-plate and consciousness is a mirror. It also reflects, but it never clings to any reflection. It remains empty, and hence it remains capable of reflecting new situations. If it is morning, it reflects the morning. If it is evening, it reflects the evening. The photo-plate is fixed; if you exposed it in the morning then it will always remain morning in the photo, it will never become evening, night.
There is no need to develop a conscience. The need is to drop the conscience and develop consciousness. Drop all that you have been taught by others, and start living on your own and searching and seeking.

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“Proof For God !” – OSHO

God is not a syllogism. God is not a conclusion. God is an experience of beauty, of truth, of good, of consciousness. Where are you looking for the proofs? Your very being is the only proof. The seeker is the sought. God resides in you as you. God is a tree in a tree and a dog in a dog and a man in a man. God is all these things. God is this whole.

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“Yoga is Science of the Soul” – OSHO

Yoga is a simple science. It is neither theistic nor atheistic. Patanjali really is superb, a miracle of a man. He never talks about God. And even if he mentions God once, then too he says it is just one of the methods to reach the ultimate; there is no God. To believe in God is just a technique.
Yoga is not a religion—remember that. Yoga is not Hindu, it is not Mohammedan. Yoga is a pure science just like mathematics, physics or chemistry. Physics is not Christian, physics is not Buddhist. If Christians have discovered the laws of physics, then too physics is not Christian.

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“Sufism: A Rebel against Islam?” – OSHO

Sufism is pre-Islam and yet it is a unique new phenomenon too. It is the essential core of Islam and yet it is a rebellion against the establishment of Islam too. That’s how it is always. Zen is also both — it is the essential core of Buddhism and a rebellion against the establishment.
Yes, it is very rebellious. It is rebellious because it is essential. The essential is always rebellious. Mohammed was a rebellious man — his whole life he was haunted by enemies. Many times he was just on the brink of being killed. He had to fight his whole life — a mystic had to become a warrior, a mystic had to waste his whole life in being a warrior. He had to carry a sword. And you can see the contradiction, the paradox — on his sword he had written the words: peace, love. Love had to carry a sword because of mad people. Peace had to carry a sword because of neurosis.

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“Why I Am Here ?” – OSHO

Why are you here? — who can answer it? And if it can be answered, you will no more be a man, you will become a mechanism. This mike is here and there is a reason for it; it can be answered. The car is there in the porch; the why can be answered. If your why also can be answered, you become a mechanism like a mike or a car — you become a utility, a commodity. But you are a man, not a machine.
The answer is possible, but it is not going to come like an answer, it is going to come like a lived experience. The answer is going to be existential, not intellectual. The question is intellectual. Drop it! Rather, be! Otherwise, you can go on asking…. For centuries man has asked millions of questions; not a single question has been solved by speculation, thinking, logic, reason. Not even a single question is solved. On the contrary, whenever people have tried to answer a question, the answer has created a thousand and one more questions.

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“Yoga is Beyond Theism, ATheism” – OSHO

Yoga is neither. It is a simple science. It is neither theistic nor atheistic. Patanjali really is superb, a miracle of a man. He never talks about God. And even if he mentions once, then too he says it is just one of the methods to reach the ultimate the belief of God, just a method to reach the ultimate; there is no God. To believe in God is just a technique, because through believing in God prayer becomes possible, through believing in God surrender becomes possible. The significance is of surrender and prayer, not of God.

Patanjali is really unbelievable! He said God — the belief of God, the concept of God — is also one of the methods, in many methods, to reach the truth. Ishwara pranidhan — to believe in God is just a path. But it is not a necessity. You can choose something else. Buddha reaches to that ultimate reality without believing in God. He chooses a different path where God is not needed.

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“What are Dreams?” – OSHO

Dreaming is one of the greatest subjects. It is still undiscovered, unknown, hidden. It is part of the secret knowledge. But now the moment has come when everything that is secret must be made open. Everything that was hidden up till now must not be hidden any longer or it may prove dangerous.
There are seven types of dreams and seven types of realities. They penetrate one another. Because of this, there is much confusion. But if you make a distinction between the seven, if you become clear about it, it will help much. Psychology is still far away from knowing about dreams. What it knows is only about the physiological, and sometimes the etheric. But the etheric too is interpreted as the physiological.

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“What is Meditation ? ” – OSHO

Meditation is not an Indian method; it is not simply a technique. You cannot learn it. It is a growth: a growth of your total living, out of your total living. Meditation is not something that can be added to you as you are. It can come to you only through a basic transformation, a mutation. It is a flowering, a growth. Growth is always out of the total; it is not an addition. You must grow toward meditation.
Meditation is the culmination of love: love not for a single person, but for the total existence. To me, meditation is a living relationship with the total existence that surrounds you. If you can be in love with any situation, then you are in meditation.

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“Sex & Death: Two Poles of One Energy” – OSHO

The question is one of the most fundamental questions — the connection between sex and death. And if you can see it clearly, slowly the distance between death and sex will disappear and they will become almost one energy.

Perhaps sex is death in installments.

And death is sex wholesale.

But there is certainly one energy functioning at both corners. Sex is the beginning of life, and death is the end of the same life; so they are the two ends of one energy, two poles of one energy. They cannot be unconnected.

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“Men and Women : Polar Opposites” – OSHO

There is a difference between the male mind and the female mind; their functioning is different. They are polar opposites — never forget that. Spiritually they are exactly the same, but physiologically they are poles apart; they function in different ways.

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“अन्नं ब्रह्म (Food is God) !” – ओशो

अन्नं ब्रह्म! – हिंदुओं ने अन्न को ब्रह्म कहा है। जिन्होंने अन्न को ब्रह्म कहा है उन्होंने जरूर स्वाद लिया होगा। जिन्होंने लिखा है, उन्होंने खूब भोगकर लिखा होगा, खूब अन्न को परखकर लिखा होगा।

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