Category Archives: Osho Insight

OSHO also known as Acharya Rajneesh was an enlightened Zen Monk, Mystique, Master & one of the greatest & revolutionary Orators the world has seen may be after Buddha. This category is exclusively dedicated to his talks & discourses.


Richness does not mean only wealth or money; richness is a multidimensional phenomenon. A poet may be poor, but he has a sensitivity that no money can purchase. He is richer than any rich man. A musician may not be rich, but as far as his music is concerned, no wealth is richer than his music.

To me the rich man is one who has sensitivity, creativity, receptivity.

~ OSHO – Socrates Poisoned Again After 25 Centuries.

Truth and Happiness

These are the two paths: self-forgetfulness, the way of the world; and self-remembrance, the way of God.

The paradox is that one who seeks happiness never finds it; and one who seeks truth and doesn’t bother about happiness has always found it.

~ OSHO – The_Hidden_Harmony

Freedom n Nature

“But man cannot live naturally continuously because man also has freedom . Sometimes you can eat a little too much – that is your freedom . And sometimes you can go on a fast – that too is your freedom . Man is only animal in the world who has freedom : that is his dignity . But freedom brings dangers . The first danger is that you can go against nature . And nature is so polite that it does not shout , it whispers . Nature is very silent ; its voice is very still and small . It goes on saying , ” don’t do it , don’t do it , don’t do it” , and it goes on tolerating . There is a point beyond which it cannot tolerate and the disease erupts. Now , what is the Physician meant to do ? In the East the physician does not fight disease , the physician is not meant to destroy the disease . The physician is simply meant to bring the man back to nature.” 

~ OSHO – Sufis : The People of the Path , Volume.2 , Chapter # 6 : An Eternal Recurrence

Yoga !!!

Yoga is self-effort. Yoga has no priests. It has only masters who have attained by their own effort – and in their light you have to learn how to attain yourself.

Avoid the promises of the priests. They are the most dangerous people on earth, because they don’t allow you to become really discontent. They go on consoling you; and if you are consoled before you have attained, you are cheated, you are deceived.

Yoga believes in effort, in tremendous effort. One has to become worthy. One has to earn God; you have to pay the cost. Someone once asked the former Prince of Wales, “What is your idea of civilization?”
“It is a good idea,” replied the prince. “Somebody ought to start it.

The yoga is not just an idea it is a practice, it is abhyas , it is a discipline, it is a science of inner transformation. And remember, nobody can start it for you. You have to start it for yourself. Yoga teaches you to trust yourself; yoga teaches you to become confident of yourself. Yoga teaches you that the journey is alone. A master can indicate the way, but you have to follow it.

~ OSHO – Yoga: The Science of Living.

Inner Guide !

Whenever you are puzzled in a situation and you cannot see how to get out of it, don’t think; just be in a deep non-thinking and allow the inner guide to guide you.

In the beginning you will feel afraid, insecure, but soon, when you come every time to the right conclusion, when you come every time to the right door, you will gather courage and you will become trusting.

If this trust happens, I call it faith.

This really is religious faith – the trust in the inner guide. Reasoning is part of the ego.

It is you believing in yourself.

The moment you go deep within you, you have come to the very soul of the universe. Your inner guide is part of the divine guidance. When you follow it, you follow the divine; when you follow yourself, you are complicating things, and you don’t know what you are doing.

You may think yourself very wise. You are not.

Wisdom comes from the heart, it is not of the intellect.

Wisdom comes from the innermost depth of your being, it is not of the head.

Cut your head off, be headless – and follow the being, whatsoever, wheresoever it leads. Even if it leads into danger, go into danger, because that will be the path for you and your growth. Through that danger you will grow and become mature.

Even if the inner guide leads you to death, go into it, because that is going to be the path for you. Follow it, trust it, and move with it.

~ OSHO – The Book Of Secrets

Waiting !!

Love waits, love can wait infinitely, only love can wait. If you love, you have such trust that you can wait. And god comes only to those who know how to wait. God never comes through desiring, he comes through waiting. Waiting is a passive desiring: you desire and yet you don’t desire; you desire and yet you don’t say ‘right now!’ You say, ‘Whenever it happens, I am happy and I am contented. Whenever you decide, that’s the right moment: this life or another life, it doesn’t matter. I will be waiting, I will wait forever!’

Time becomes irrelevant for one who can wait; hurry is no more there. And when there is no hurry and no time-consciousness, in that very instant god happens. God can happen this moment. We just need to be utterly silent and waiting. So this is the paradox: if you ask that he should happen right now you will have to wait very long… maybe forever; if you are ready to wait forever he can happen right now. In fact if you can wait he has already happened in that very waiting. He comes so silently, even the footsteps are never heard.

So meditate over it and allow that feeling of waiting….

~ OSHO – Far Beyond the Stars

Meditation & Sex !!

Create Meditation Out of Sex

“The more you go into meditation through sex, the less effect sex will have. Meditation will grow from it, and out of the growing meditation a new door will open and sex will wither away. It will not be a sublimation. It will be just like dry leaves falling from a tree. The tree never even knows the leaves are falling. In the same way, you will never even know that the mechanical urge for sex is going.

“Create meditation out of sex; make sex an object of meditation. Treat it as a temple and you will transcend it and be transformed. Then sex will not be there, but there will not be any suppression, any sublimation. Sex will just become irrelevant, meaningless. You have grown beyond it. It makes no sense to you now.

“It is just like a child growing up. Now toys are meaningless. He has not sublimated anything; he has not suppressed anything. He has just grown up; he has become mature. Toys are meaningless now. They are childish and now the child is no longer a child.

“In the same way, the more you meditate, the less sex will have an appeal to you. And by and by, spontaneously, without a conscious effort to sublimate sex, energy will have a new source to flow to. The same energy that has flowed through sex will now flow through meditation. And when it flows through meditation, the divine door is being opened.”

~ OSHO, The Psychology of the Esoteric, Talk #3

Path of Liberation

Says the Katha Upanishad , ” Beyond the objects are the senses . Beyond the senses is the mind . Beyond the mind is the intelligence . Beyond the intelligence the soul , beyond the soul the non – manifest . Beyond the non – manifest the Brahman . And beyond Brahman himself there is nothing.” This is the end , the pure consciousness . And this pure consciousness can be achieved through many paths . The real thing is not a path . The Real thing is the authenticity of the seeker.

~ OSHO – Yoga : The Path of Liberation , Chapter # 9 : Absolute Aloneness , Absolute Liberation

Logic !

Logic is a whore! — logic can go with anybody. So whenever someone wins in an argument it does not prove that he has the truth. It only proves that he is more clever in logical gymnastics, that’s all; he may not have the truth at all. When someone is defeated in logic, argumentation, it does not prove that he does not have the truth; it may be simply that he is not logically skillful. So there is no truth, no untruth; it is only a game.

~ OSHO – Be Still and Know.

Life & Death !

Life and death are friends. They exist through each other, they contribute to the other. Without the other, they would not be there at all. Can life exist without death? Man has been dreaming for ever and ever how to destroy death. This is the attitude of the mind, the linear mind, the logical mind how to destroy death. The logical mind says: If there is no death, there will be life in abundance simple logic! Even a child can understand the arithmetic: if there is no death, there will be more life. But I say to you: If there is no death, there will be no life.

~ OSHO – My way: The way of the white clouds.

Vipassana the way of the Buddha !

Buddha’s way was VIPASSANA – vipassana means witnessing. And he found one of the greatest devices ever: the device of watching your breath, just watching your breath.

Breathing is such a simple and natural phenomenon and it is there twenty-four hours a day. You need not make any effort.

Buddha discovered a totally different angle: just watch your breath – the breath coming in, the breath going out. There are four points to be watched. Sitting silently just start seeing the breath, feeling the breath. The breath going in is the first point. Then for a moment when the breath is in it stops – a very small moment it is – for a split second it stops; that is the second point to watch. Then the breath turns and goes out; this is the third point to watch. Then again when the breath is completely out, for a split second it stops; that is the fourth point to watch. Then the breath starts coming in again… this is the circle of breath.

If you can watch all these four points you will be surprised, amazed at the miracle of such a simple process – because mind is not involved. Watching is not a quality of the mind; watching is the quality of the soul, of consciousness; watching is not a mental process at all. When you watch, the mind stops, ceases to be. Yes, in the beginning many times you will forget and the mind will come in and start playing its old games.

But whenever you remember that you had forgotten, there is no need to feel repentant, guilty – just go back to watching, again and again go back to watching your breath.

Slowly slowly, less and less mind interferes.

And when you can watch your breath for forty-eight minutes as a continuum, you will become enlightened.


Excerpted from : The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 5.Chapter#1

Follow the Master or Yourself?

You should follow either absolutely, or not at all. No compromise should be made, because anything half-hearted is not only useless but harmful. Anything half-hearted divides you –that is the harm. You should remain an undivided unity. So either surrender totally…then there is no need to think on your part; follow blindly. I emphasize the word blindly –as if you have no eyes; somebody who has eyes is leading you. Then you will remain an undivided unity; and undivided, integrated, you will grow. Or, if you feel this is impossible and cannot be done, don’t follow at all. Completely follow yourself. Then too you will remain undivided.To remain undivided is the end, the aim. Both will do, the ultimate result will be the same. If you can be alone, without a master, if you can follow your own consciousness, wheresoever it leads, it is the same, the result will be the same. So it depends on you.

~ OSHO – My way: The way of the white clouds.

Question Answers !

Be more meditative and then you are nearer to me. Once you are totally meditative, you are me. Then there is no difference. One thing more: the more you meditate, the less there will be to be asked. Questions will drop. Questions belong to a non-meditative state of mind. They arise in a non-meditative state more and more. One question is answered, ten arise out of the answer.
Mind is a great question-creating force. It goes on creating questions. You give the answer and the mind jumps on it, tears it down, and creates ten more questions. When you are meditative, less and less questions will be there. This will look paradoxical to you, but it is true and I have to say it: When there are questions, there will be no answers; when there is no question, the answer is there. The answer comes only when you are not questioning. Non-questioning will happen to you through meditation.

~ OSHO – My way: The way of the white clouds.

Mind your silence !

Silence is not a quality of the mind. Mind cannot be made silent. Silence is the quality of your inner soul, of your inner being. It is always there but because of the chattering, the constant chattering of the mind, you cannot hear it. Whenever you become passive, non-thinking, you become aware of it. Then you are unoccupied. In that unoccupied moment, meditation happens.

~ OSHO – My way: The way of the white clouds.

The art of being a disciple

The greatest art in the world is to be a disciple. It cannot be compared to anything. It is unique and incomparable. Nothing like it exists in any other relationship, nothing like it can exist.

To be a disciple, to be with a master, is to move into the unknown. You cannot be very aggressive there. If you are aggressive, the unknown will never be revealed to you. It cannot be revealed to an aggressive mind. The very nature of it is such that you have to be receptive, not aggressive.

The search for truth is not an active search, it is a deep passivity – in your deep passivity you will receive. But if you become too active and concerned, you will miss. It is like being a womb, it is feminine; you receive the truth as a woman receives a pregnancy. Remember this… then many things will become easier to understand.

To be near a master is to be just a passivity, absorbing whatsoever the master gives or whatsoever the master is – not asking. The moment you start asking you have become aggressive, the receptivity is lost, you have become active. The passive, the feminine, is no longer there. Nobody has ever reached the truth as a male – aggressive, violent. That’s not possible. You reach very silently. In fact, you wait and truth reaches you. The truth seeks you, like water seeks some hollow ground, moves downwards, finds a place, and becomes a lake.

An active mind is too filled with itself; an active mind thinks that it knows what truth is. One has only to ask, at least the question is known; only for the answer does one have to seek and search.

But when you become passive, even the question is not known. How to ask? What to ask? For what to ask? There is no question, one cannot do anything else but wait. This is patience – and this is infinite patience – because it is not a question of time, it is not a question of you waiting for a few months, or a few years. If you have patience for a few years, that won’t help, because a mind that thinks that it has to wait for three years is not, in fact, waiting. He is looking actively, to when the three years are over, then he can jump, be aggressive, and ask; then he can demand that the period of waiting be over, that now he is entitled to know. There is nothing like that. Nobody is ever entitled to know the truth.

Suddenly the moment comes when you are ready, and your patience has become not of time, but of eternity; you are not waiting for something, but simply waiting, because the waiting is so beautiful; the waiting itself is such a deep meditation, the waiting itself is such a tremendous achievement – who bothers about anything else? When the waiting has become so total, so intense, so whole, that time disappears and the waiting takes the quality of eternity, then immediately you are ready. You are not entitled, remember – you cannot ask. You are simply ready and you are not even aware that you are ready. Because the very awareness will be a hindrance to your readiness; the very awareness will show that the ego is there, watching in the corner, hiding somewhere.

And the ego is always aggressive, whether hiding or not hiding, apparent or not apparent. Even hiding in the deepest corner of the unconscious, the ego is aggressive. And when I say that to become totally passive is the art of being a disciple, I mean – dissolve the ego. Then there is nobody who is asking, demanding, then there is simply nobody – you are a vacant house, a deep emptiness, simply waiting. And suddenly, all that you could have asked for is given to you, without you asking for it.

~ OSHO – The grass grows by itself

Master !


The master is only a catalytic agent, just like the sunrise in the morning – the birds all around start singing.

Not that the sun comes to each bird’s nest and knocks on the door or presses the buzzer and says, ” it is time now – get up and sing!”.

The flowers start opening, releasing their fragrance – not that they are being told, ” it is morning and you have to do it “;  the very presence of the sun is a catalytic agent.

The sun is not doing anything, but millions of things are happening just by its presence.

The master is exactly that – a catalytic agent. He does nothing, but millions of things happen around him.  They happen because of him but are not caused by him – and the difference is great.

~ OSHO – Moral,immoral,amoral
Chapter : – The flavour of understanding.

Love, Relationship, Relating

Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues. It is a continuum. It is a verb, not a noun. And why do we reduce the beauty of relating to relationship? Why are we in such a hurry? – because to relate is insecure, and relationship is a security, relationship has a certainty. Relating is just a meeting of two strangers, maybe just an overnight stay and in the morning we say good-bye. Who knows what is going to happen tomorrow? And we are so afraid that we want to make it certain, we want to make it predictable. We would like tomorrow to be according to our ideas; we don’t allow it freedom to have its own say. So we immediately reduce every verb to a noun .

~ OSHO – Love, Freedom , aloneness

Mind games !

Mind is very much afraid of doing good.

Why is mind afraid of doing good?
For two reasons.
One: to do good is nonnourishing to the mind; mind is nourished by doing evil, by doing bad.
For example, if you say no, mind is strengthened; if you say yes, mind is not strengthened. Hence mind is never interested in saying yes to anything.

Mind is basically atheistic.
It enjoys saying no;
no is its power.
Negativity is its food;
it eats negativity.
Positivity is its death.

Try to say no and you start feeling powerful.

Whenever you say no, whenever you can manage to say no, you feel powerful.

Whenever you have to say yes you feel humiliated, as if something has been done against yourself.

To say a total yes is to destroy the mind totally, and to remain in a total no is to remain in the mind, in the ego.

~ OSHO – Dhammapada ( Vol-4)

Happiness Unhappiness !

Remember one thing: the one who brings unhappiness to others in the end becomes unhappy himself, and the one who brings happiness to others in the end reaches to the heights of happiness. That’s why I am saying that someone who tries to give happiness develops the center of happiness inside himself, and someone who tries to bring unhappiness to others develops the center of unhappiness inside himself.

The fruit does not come from the outside, the fruit is created within you. Whatever you do, you develop receptivity for it inside yourself.

~ OSHO – Excerpted from : The Path of Meditation, Talk #5

Life, Death, Love !

Death is already happening. Whether you face it or not, whether you look at it or not, it is already there. It is just like
breathing. When a child is born, he inhales. He breathes in for the first time. That is the beginning of life. And when one day he becomes old, dies, he will exhale. Death always happens with exhalation and birth with inhalation. But exhalation and inhalation are happening continuously. With each inhalation you are born; with each
exhalation you die.
So the first thing to understand is that death is not somewhere in the future, waiting for you, as it has been always pictured. It is part of life; it is an ongoing process not in the future, here, now.

Life and death are two aspects of existence. simultaneously happening together. Ordinarily, you have been taught to think of death as being against life. Death is not against life-life is not possible without death. Death is the very ground on which life exists. Death and life are like two wings: the bird cannot fly with one wing, and the being cannot be without death. So the first thing is a clear understanding of what we mean by death. Death is an absolutely necessary process for life to be. It is not the enemy, it is the friend. And it is not there somewhere in the future, it is here, now. It is not going to happen, it has been always happening. Since you have been here it has been with you. With each exhalation it happens a little death, a small death but because of fear we have put it in the future.
The mind always tries to avoid things which it cannot comprehend, and death is one of the most incomprehensible

There are only three mysteries: life, death and love. All these three are beyond mind. So mind takes life for granted; then there is no need to inquire. That is a way of avoiding. You never think, you never meditate on life; you have simply accepted it, taken it
for granted. It is a tremendous mystery. You are alive, but don’t think that you have known life.
For death, mind plays another trick: it postpones it. To accept it here and now would be a constant worry, so the
mind puts it somewhere in the future then there is no hurry. When it comes, we will see.
And for love, mind has created substitutes which are not love. Sometimes you call your possessiveness your love; sometimes you call your attachment your love; sometimes you call your domination your love these are ego games. Love has nothing to do with them. In fact, because of these games, love is not possible.

Between life and death, between the two banks of life and death, flows the river of love. And that is possible only for a person who does not take life for granted, who moves deep into the quality of being alive and becomes existential, authentic. Love is for the person who accepts death here and now and does not postpone it. Then between these two a beautiful phenomenon arises: the river of love. Life and death are like two banks. The possibility is there for the river of love to flow, but it is only a possibility. You will have to materialize it. Life and death are there, but love has to be materialized that is the goal of being a human. Unless love materializes, you have missed you have missed the whole point of being.

~ Osho – Ancient Music in the Pines Talk #8

Enlightened Masters – A short tale

It is reported of one Mohammedan saint, Farid, that he was passing near Benares where Kabir lived. Followers of Farid said, “It would be just wonderful if you and Kabir met. For us it would be a blessing.”

The same thing happened to Kabir and his followers. They heard that Farid was passing, so they said to Kabir that it would be good if he would ask Farid to stay a few days in the ashram.

Farid’s disciples said, “You both talking would be a great opportunity for us, we would like to hear what two enlightened persons say to each other.”

Farid laughed when they said this and replied, “There will be a meeting, but I don’t think there is going to be any talking. But let us see.”

Kabir said, “Ask Farid. Let him come and stay — but whosoever speaks first will prove that he is not enlightened.”

Farid came; Kabir received him. They laughed and embraced each other. Then they sat in silence. Two days Farid was there, and for many hours they sat together, with the disciples restless, waiting for them to say something, utter something. But not a single word was communicated.

The third day Farid left and Kabir came to see him off. They again laughed, embraced each other, parted.

The moment they parted Farid’s disciples gathered around him and said, “What nonsense! What wastage of time. We were hoping that something was going to happen. Nothing happened. Why did you suddenly become so dumb? You talk so much to us.”

Farid replied, “All that I know, he knows also. Nothing is to be said. I looked into his eyes, and he is there, where I am. Whatsoever he has seen I have seen; whatsoever he has realized I have realized. There is nothing to be said.”

Two enlightened persons cannot talk because they know the same. Nothing is to be said.

~ OSHO – Excerpted from : A Bird on the Wing. chapter #1


by ‘BUDDHA’ is not meant any personal name.
‘BUDDHA’ simply means the awakened one.
Anyone who becomes awakened, enlightened, is the BUDDHA.
You are also the BUDDHA;
the only difference is that you are not aware of it.
You have never looked inside yourself and found the BUDDHA there.
Your very life source is nothing but enlightenment.

~ OSHO – Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

Misery & Ecstasy !!

In the morning for everybody there is a choice. And not only in the morning, every moment there is a choice to be miserable or to be happy. You always choose to be miserable because there is an investment. You always choose to be miserable because that has become a habit, a pattern, you have always done that. You have become efficient at doing it, it has become a track. The moment your mind has to choose, it immediately flows towards misery. Misery seems to be downhill, ecstasy seems to be uphill. Ecstasy looks very difficult to reach –but it is not so. The real thing is quite the opposite: ecstasy is downhill, misery is uphill. Misery is a very difficult thing to achieve, but you have achieved it, you have done the impossible –because misery is so anti-nature. Nobody wants to be miserable and everybody is miserable.

~ Osho – My way: The way of the white clouds.

Khajurao Temples


The ancient art was not only art; it was, deep down, mysticism. Deep down, it was out of meditation.
It was objective, in Gurdjieff’s terminology. It was made so that if somebody meditates over it, he starts falling into those depths where God lives.’
Khajuraho or Konark — if you meditate there, you will know what the Tantra masters were doing. They were creating in stone something that is felt in the ultimate orgasmic joy.
It was the most difficult thing to do, to bring ecstasy into the stone. And if the stone can show the ecstasy, then everybody can move into that ecstasy easily.
But people who go to Khajuraho are foolish people.
They look either at Khajuraho sculpture as obscene — then they miss the whole point, then they are seeing something which is within their own unconscious; or they are too moralistic — then they don’t meditate on any statues, they are in a hurry to get out of the temple somehow, they just throw glances.
Khajuraho sculpture is not just to see, it is for meditation.
Sit silently and meditate for hours. If one goes to Khajuraho, one should live at least for three months there, so he can meditate on each possible inner posture of orgasmic joy.
And then, slowly slowly, the at-onement, slowly slowly, the harmony; then suddenly you are transported into another world — the world of those mystics who created this temple. This is objective art….
Indian sexology has existed at least for five thousand years.
The oldest sexual scripture is five thousand years old — Vatsyayana’s Kamasutras. And in the time of Vatsyayana, writing sutras on sex — kama means sex — maxims for sex, guidelines for sex, was not thought to be a bad act; Vatsyayana is respected as one of the great seers of India, and it is said that only a seer like Vatsyayana could have given those beautiful sutras.
They reveal the intricacies and the mysteries of the energy of sex, and how it can be transformed.
These temples in Khajuraho have, on the outer side, beautiful women, beautiful men, and all in love postures. Inside there are no love postures. Inside you will find the temple empty, not even a statue of God.
The idea is that unless you pass through your sexuality with full awareness, in all its phases, in all its dimensions — unless you come to a point when sex has no meaning for you…only then you enter the temple. Otherwise you are outside the temple, your interest is there.
So that was a symbol that if you are still interested in sex, then the temple is not for you.
But the message is not against sex; it is the outer wall of the temple, the temple is made of it, and you have to pass through the door and go beyond. And the beyond is nothing but utter emptiness.

~ Osho, The Book of Wisdom…

Drinking, Drug addiction !!

Whenever you want to forget yourself you take alcohol, drugs;whenever you want to forget yourself you drink. Drinking means forgetfulness,and the whole of religion consists of remembering; hence, all the religions insist against drinking. Not that there is something wrong in drinking in itself– if you are not moving on the path there is nothing wrong in it.But if you are moving on the path,then there cannot be anything more wrong than that, because the whole path consists of self-remembering, and drinking is forgetfulness.

But why do you want to forget yourself?
Why are you so bored with yourself?
Why can’t you live with yourself?
Why can’t you be alert and at ease?What is the problem?

The problem is that whenever you are alert, alone, you feel empty; you feel as if you are nobody. You feel nothingness inside and that nothingness becomes the abyss. You get scared, you start running from it. Deep inside you, you are an abyss, and that’s why you go on escaping. Buddha called that abyss no-self, anatta. There is nobody inside.

When you look it is a vast expansion, but nobody is there – just inner sky, an infinite abyss, endless, beginningless. The moment you look you get dizzy, you start running, you immediately escape. But where can you escape to? Wherever you go that emptiness will be with you because it is you. It is your Tao, your nature. One has to come to terms with it.

Meditation is nothing but coming to terms with your inner emptiness: recognizing it, not escaping; living through it, not escaping; being through it, not escaping. Then suddenly the emptiness becomes the fullness of life. When you don’t escape from it, it is the most beautiful thing, the purest, because only emptiness can be pure. If something is there, dirt has entered; if something is there, then death has entered; if something is there, then limitation has entered. If something is there, then God cannot be there. God means the great abyss, the ultimate abyss. It is there, but you are never trained to look into it.

It is just like when you go to the hills and look into the valley: you get dizzy. Then you don’t want to look because a fear grips you – you may fall. But no hill is so high and no valley so deep as the valley that exists inside you. And whenever you look inside you feel a dizziness, nausea – you immediately escape, you close your eyes and start running. You have been running for millions of lives, but you have not reached anywhere, because you cannot. One has to come to terms with the inner emptiness. And once you come to terms with it, suddenly the emptiness changes its nature – it becomes the all. Then it is not empty, not negative; it is the most positive thing in existence. But acceptance is the door.

That’s why there is so much attraction for alcohol, LSD, marijuana – drugs. And there are many types of drugs: physical, chemical, mental; wealth, power, politics – everything is a drug.

Look at a politician: he is drugged, he is drunk with power; he does not walk on the earth. Look at a man of wealth: you think he walks on the earth? No, his feet never touch the earth, he is very high, he has wealth. Only poor men walk on the earth, only beggars; a rich man flies in the sky. When you fall in love with a woman, suddenly you are on high; suddenly you never walk again on the earth – a romance has entered. The whole quality of your being is different, because now you are drunk. Sex is the deepest alcohol that nature has given to you.

~ OSHO – The mustard seed, The most loved gospel on Jesus