Osho

India
11 Dec 1931 // 19 Jan 1990
Mystic / Guru / Spiritual Teacher

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Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer.

Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships
Just understanding life as it is, and living it with courage; not escaping from it, not hiding from it, facing it with courage, whatsoever it is, good or bad, divine or evil, heaven or hell.

Absolute Tao: Subtle is the way to love, happiness and truth
The world is nothing but your own magnified mind.

The Search: Finding Your Inner Power, Your Potential
People behave as if they were blind and deaf. This is the cunning mind which goes on saying: Donít go in this direction Ė there is danger.

The Search: Finding Your Inner Power, Your Potential
It is really a miracle how you have managed to be so miserable, so thirsty, when it is raining all over. You have really done the impossible! Everywhere it is light and you live in darkness. Death is nowhere and you are constantly dying; life is a benediction and you are in hell.

The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness
The grass beyond your fence is always greener, but don't jump the fence to see whether it is actually so. Enjoy it! If it is greener on the other side of the fence, enjoy it. Why destroy things by jumping the fence and finding out that it is worse than your own grass?

Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within
Help the world to become better. Don't leave the world just the same as you have found it - make it a little better, make it a little more beautiful.

The Buddha Said...: Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
You are being taught everything, but you are not being taught to be yourself. This is the ugliest form of society possible, because it makes everybody miserable.

Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within
Even if they can find a lover they demand perfection, and the love is destroyed because of that demand.

Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear
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