Osho was a great Indian guru, philosopher and spiritual teacher. He was born under the name of Chandra Mohan Jain, bearing several names during his life, only in the last part of his life having the name of Osho. This name comes from ancient Japanese words, “O” meaning “with a lot of gratitude, love and gratefulness, and “sho” meaning “entirely blessed by existence”. At the age of 21, Osho touches what he called “the illumination”, meaning the highest level of human consciousness, due to his profound meditations. His activities and accomplishments showed indeed that he was an extraordinary man, with superior knowledge and understanding of the human existence. So here are some Osho quotes that will chance your perspective over life.
“Life begins where fear ends.”
Of all the Osho quotes, this one is the shortest, but the filled with meaning. We should stop being afraid of the future, afraid of what people might say, of prejudices and judgments, and live the life we want.
“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.”
Love is indeed about appreciating the person next to you, not trying to control it. Also, it may be painful for the loved person not to feel the same way as you do, but letting that person be, without trying to force these feelings into her or him, may be the wisest thing you can do. Otherwise, you will never be happy.
“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.”
All the experiences, the positive and negative, are a part of life. We need to take them as they are and try to learn a lesson from each.
“Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.”
It is true that nothing is more precious than a real friendship, based on trust, communication and respect. When everything else seems to be falling apart, a good friendship will be your biggest richness.
“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.”
The answers to all the questions we have are found inside of us. We only need to take a moment and look closer, and everything will start to have a meaning. Be yourself and trust your abilities, and your life will change.
These Osho quotes are filled with essence of how life should be lived, in order to be happy, fulfilled, at peace with ourselves and everything else, enjoying every moment. He was a very wise man, so it will only come to our benefit to take a bit of his wisdom through these words. Osho managed to have the best understanding over his existence, at the end of his life, stating to his disciples that it took the decision of putting an end to his days. Such a peaceful acceptance that the body cannot contain a great spirit.