Rajneesh, also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and later as Osho, was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. Deep and inspirational quotes by Osho will make you rethink about everything.
Osho is the author of ‘Meditation, the First and Last Freedom’ and ‘The Orange Book’ published by Ed Mediterranee. These, by the way, are just 2 of more than 600 titles by Osho published in over 30 countries.
If you’re searching for famous sayings about life from wise people to share with the people you love or just want to feel inspired yourself… look no further! From life-changing Buddha quotes, beautiful Dalai Lama quotes, enlightening Thich Nhat Hanh quotes, we’ve got you covered.
Famous Osho Quotes
A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. Osho
Tomorrow never comes, it is always today.
Experience life in all possible ways good bad, bitter sweet, dark light, summer winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become. Osho
Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more.
Humanity will really be born only the day the individual is respected in his rebellion. Osho
A single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity of love.
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. Osho
Love is the goal, life is the journey.
Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. Osho
Courage is a love affair with the unknown.
Life begins where fear ends. Osho
Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.
Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about. Osho
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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. Osho
Be. Don’t try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you. Osho
Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.
Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love now you are love. Osho
Darkness is an absence of light. Ego is an absence of awareness.
You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy. Osho
Don’t say this is good and that is bad. Drop all discrimination. Accept everything as it is.
Relaxation is like a flowering; you cannot force it. You have to understand the whole phenomenon why you are so active, why so much occupation with activity, why you are obsessed with it. Osho
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence. Osho
If you really want peace on earth, create peace in your heart, in your being. That is the right place, to begin with, and then spread.
Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own. You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience. Osho
I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead.
The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it. Osho
When I say be creative I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.
I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this imperfection, to rejoice in this imperfection is my whole message. Osho
What is discipline? Discipline means creating an order within you. As you are, you are a chaos.
When you want to climb to the highest peak of the mountains, it is arduous. And when you have reached the peak and you lie down, whispering with the clouds, looking at the sky, the joy that fills your heart that joy always comes whenever you reach any peak of creativity. Osho
You should live in the world but remain untouched by it. You should remain in the world, but the world should not remain in you.
Take hold of your own life. See that the whole existence is celebrating.
Sadness comes, joy comes, and everything passes by. What remains always is the witness. The witness is beyond all polarities.
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.
Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means you will start thinking on your own; you will start looking around on your own. You will not believe in the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience.
Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it. Osho
The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment.
With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you that’s my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you. Osho
Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life.
Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue. Osho
Life repeats itself mindlessly unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
A relaxed person is simply non obsessive, and the energy starts accumulating within him. He conserves his energy, and then when the moment for action comes his total being flows into it. Osho
Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create meaning.
Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself. Osho
Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time. Osho
A comfortable, convenient life is not a real life the more comfortable, the less alive. The most comfortable life is in the grave.
They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want! Osho
I live my life based on two principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. Osho
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: life is really a great cosmic laughter.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support. Osho
Experience life in all possible ways good-bad, bitter sweet, dark light, summer winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. Osho
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 existence, and become part of it.
Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. Osho
When you love, you simply love.
Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves. Osho
People say love is blind because they do not know what love is. I say unto you, only love has eyes; other than love, everything is blind.
Always remember to judge everything by your inner feeling of bliss. Osho
The way of love is the way of no expectation. Love exists only when there is total acceptance and no desire to change anything.
I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever. Osho
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. Osho
Love, in its purest form, is a sharing of joy. It asks nothing in return, it expects nothing. Love is a spiritual phenomenon; lust is physical. Ego is psychological; love is spiritual.
In love the other is important; in lust you are important Osho
Love and respect yourself and never compromise for anything. And then you will be surprised how much growth starts happening of its own accord as if rocks have been removed and the river has started flowing.
Be less of a judge and you will be surprised that when you become a witness and you don’t judge yourself, you stop judging others too. And that makes you more human, more compassionate, more understanding. Osho
Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter. Osho
Yes, I would like you to love yourself because unless you love yourself you cannot love anybody else. You don’t know what love is if you have not loved yourself.
A certain darkness is needed to see the stars. Osho
Love first has to happen in the deepest core of your being. It is the quality of being alone, happily alone, joyously alone. It is the quality of being a no mind, of being silent. Contentless consciousness is the space, the context, in which love arises in you.
It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much. Osho
I also teach you to love yourself first. It has nothing to do with ego. In fact, love is such a light that the darkness of the ego cannot exist in it at all. If you love others, if your love is focused on others, you will live in darkness. Turn your light toward yourself first, become a light unto yourself first. Let the light dispel your inner darkness, your inner weakness. Let love make you a tremendous power, a spiritual force.
When I say be creative I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem. Osho
8 thoughts on “83+ Best Osho Quotes: Exclusive Selection”
Why did he change his name to Osho?
Is it because of the results of their actions in the southern Oregon town?
stop living in the past and enjoy the message. There are enough conspiracy theories to deal with…you are not bringing something out of this world of investigative or maybe innovative here. If you do not like the words…then mind your own business dear….you are not responsible for what others want to do and want to follow. There is enough for everyone to play with…maybe you enjoy and let the people here enjoy too.
It has been amazing to go through the journey of Osho messages… Keep it up
Beautiful words from a beautiful man. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Beautiful words… great messages to live life with meaning.
inspiring words, they make you fell peaceful… and they remind you that you that there is hope…
Wow!! I’m blown away by those beautiful quotes ❤️?
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