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Osho Quotes and Sayings

Your mind is a constant traffic of thoughts, and it is always rush hour, day in,
day out. Meditation means to watch the movement of thoughts in the mind.
Sannyas is not a question of doing: it is a question of awareness, understanding
, observation, witnessing.
To be total is a basic thing for any seeker, for anyone in search of silence and
truth.
Love is the door, it is irrelevant with whom you have fallen in love. Love redee
ms, neither Jesus, nor Krishna. Love redeems. Fall in love. Love is the only red
eeming force. Love is the savior.
Whenever you are surrendered to existence, whenever you live in trust, love, pra
yer, joy, celebration, you are in heaven.
Silence is the inner health; mind is the inner disease, inner disturbance.
Man has nothing else to do but surrender in deep trust, in deep love. Don t be a d
oer, just surrender. Let there be a let-go.
Compassion is a shadow of meditation; a meditative mind is a compassionate mind.
The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only respon
se to it. Only laughter can be the real prayer, gratitude.
A prayer rooted in any motive is ugly, a prayer addressed to somebody is ugly.
Just see the point! Just be yourself and remember you cannot be anything else, w
hatsoever you do. All effort is futile. You have to be just yourself.
The first thing to remember is how to drop thoughts and become thoughtless thoug
htless but alert.
Remember: ego can create misery, ego can create anguish, ego can create hate, eg
o can create jealousy. Ego can never become a vehicle for the divine, it can nev
er become the passage for the beyond.
Life is only a school and unless you learn enlightenment, you will go on moving
into the circle of life and death.
Relaxation is the point. And if you can relax with an enlightened person his enl
ightenment will start penetrating you, because when you are relaxed you become p
orous. When you are tense you are closed; when you relax he will enter.
The ego of the politician wants nobody to be higher than him. But whether you wa
nt it or not, the religious person is higher

than you. You cannot bring transformation into people's consciousness -- he can
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Osho on three steps of Awareness


Question: Beloved Master, Is Maturation an ongoing process? How is maturation re
lated to awareness? Please explain.
Osho: Yes. Maturation is an ongoing process. There is no full stop, not even a s
emicolon anywhere... it goes on and on. The universe is infinite. So is the poss
ibility of your maturing. You can become so huge.... Your consciousness is not c
onfined to your body. It can spread all over existence and all the stars can be
within you. And there is no place where you will find a plate that says, Here end
s the universe. It is just not possible. It never begins; it never ends.
And you are part of it. You have been here always and you will be here always. O
nly forms change, and forms don t matter. What matters is the content. So remember
that particularly in America, containers matter more than the content. Who care
s about the content? The container has to be beautiful.
Remember, the container is not you. You are the content. Forms change, your bein
g remains the same. And it goes on growing, maturing, goes on becoming more enri
ched. And you ask, What is the relationship between awareness and maturity? Awaren
ess is the method; maturation is the result. Become more aware and you will have
more maturity; hence, I teach you awareness and don t talk about maturity. It is
going to happen if you are aware.
There are three steps of awareness. First, become aware of your body walking, ch
opping wood or carrying water from the well. Be watchful, be alert, aware, consc
ious. Don t go on doing things like a zombie, like a somnambulist, a sleepwalker.
When you have become aware of your body and its actions, then move deeper to you
r mind and its activity, thoughts, imagination, projections. When you have becom
e deeply aware of the mind, you will be surprised.
When you become aware of your bodily processes, you will be surprised there too.
I can move my hand mechanically, I can move it with full awareness. When I move
it with full awareness, there is grace, there is beauty. I can speak without aw
areness. There are orators, speakers.... I don t know any oratory; I have never le
arned the art of speaking, because to me it looks foolish. If I have something t
o say, that is enough. But I am speaking to you with full awareness, each word,
each pause... I am not an orator, not a speaker.
But when you are aware of speaking, it starts becoming art. It takes on the nuan
ces of poetry and music. One man, a Western journalist, wrote a book, the new My
stics. His name is Aubrey Menen. He introduced me to the West. He has covered ot
her mystics, but I was on his front cover. And the things he said, I could not b
elieve myself. He said that he has listened to Adolf Hitler, who was a tremendou
s orator. He has listened to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India
, who could hold millions of people while he was speaking.
He mentioned Kennedy President Kennedy, who was a great speaker. But I was surpr
ised: he said that listening to me, he felt a tremendous difference. Certainly th
is man is not trained in oratory or speaking, but whatever he is saying is reach
ing directly to people s hearts. It was not the case with Adolf Hitler, Jawaharlal
Nehru or President Kennedy; they were just repeating words like parrots.
This is bound to happen if you speak with awareness. Then every gesture, every w
ord has a beauty of its own. There is grace. When you become aware of the mind,
you are in for a greater surprise. The more you become aware, the less thoughts
move on the track. If you have one hundred percent thoughts, there is no awarene
ss. If you have one percent awareness, there are only ninety-nine percent though
ts in exact proportion. When you have ninety-nine percent awareness, there is on
ly one percent thought, because it is the same energy.
As you become more aware there is no energy available for thoughts; they die out
. When you are one hundred percent aware, the mind becomes absolutely silent. Th
at is the time to move still deeper.
The third step: to become aware of feelings, moods, emotions. In other words, fi
rst the body its action; second, the mind its activity; third, the heart and its
functions. When you move to the heart and bring your awareness there, again a n
ew surprise. All that is good grows, and all that is bad starts disappearing. Lo
ve grows, hate disappears. Compassion grows, anger disappears. Sharing grows, gr
eed disappears.
When your awareness of the heart is complete, the last surprise, and the greates
t surprise: you don t have to take any step. A quantum leap happens on its own acc
ord. From the heart, you suddenly find yourself in your being, at the very cente
r. There you are aware only of awareness, conscious only of consciousness. There
is nothing else to be aware of, or to be conscious of. And this is the ultimate
purity. This is what I call enlightenment.
And this is your birthright! If you miss, only you are responsible. You cannot d
ump the responsibility on anybody else. And it is so simple and natural, that yo
u just have to begin. Only the first step is difficult. The whole journey is sim
ple. There is a saying that the first step is almost the whole journey. Okay?