Osho has been a figure who will be remembered for his fresh perspectives on issues of life forever. These quotes by him are ingenious!
Osho Rajneesh who is also known as Acharya Rajneesh was an Indian philosophical thinker born on December 11, 1931. He was born to a cloth merchant and was the eldest of the eleven children. His parents, Babulal and Saraswati Jain let him live with his maternal grandparents till Osho was 7 years old.
Osho once said that his grandmother gave him utmost freedom that contributed majorly to his thinking. When his grandfather died when he was 7 years old, Osho had to go back and live with his parents. His pre-occupation with death began due to this incident in his life and another one when his childhood friend and cousin, Shashi passed away when he was 15. Death and the philosophies associated with it often find place in Osho’s teachings.
In school he was rebellious but often considered to be gifted.
These 7 quotes by Osho portray his take on life, death and other ideas about the human mind:
1. “This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That’s where people go on missing…This pain is just to make you more alert–because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them.”
2. “Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice.”
3. “Take hold of your own life. See that the whole existence is celebrating. These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious. The rivers and the oceans are wild, and everywhere there is fun, everywhere there is joy and delight. Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it.”
4. “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.”
5. “The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it.”
6. “My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.”
7. “Fame is foolish, it is pointless, meaningless. Even if the whole world knows you, how does it make you richer? How does it make your life more blissful? How does it help you to be more understanding, to be more aware? To be more alert, to be more alive?”
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