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In dreams the mind is constantly giving you substitutes just to protect sleep. And the same is happening while you are awake. The mind is giving you substitutes just to protect your sanity; otherwise you will be scattered in fragments.

OSHO, The Book of Secrets

One has to reach to the absolute state of awareness: that is Zen. You cannot do it every morning for a few minutes or for half an hour and then forget all about it. It has to become like your heartbeat. You have to sit in it, you have to walk in it. Yes, you have even to sleep in it.

OSHO, Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen

Zen lives in the present. The Whole teaching is: how to be in the present; how to get out of the past which is no more and how not to get involved in the future which is not yet, and just to be rooted, centered, in that which is.

OSHO, Zen: The Path of Paradox

True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.

OSHO, Freedom: The Courage to Be Yourself

Unless your freedom turns into a creative realization, you will feel sad. Because you will see that you are free--your chains are broken, and you are no longer in prison; you are standing under the starry night, completely free. But where do you go?

OSHO, Freedom: The Courage to Be Yourself

Love is the lotus, lust is the mud the lotus arises out of.

OSHO, Love, Freedom, and Aloneness

It looks absurd and contradictory, because for you to be spontaneous many methods are needed to purify you, to make you innocent so that you can be spontaneous. Otherwise you cannot be spontaneous in anything.

OSHO, The Book of Secrets

Man lives like a robot: mechanically efficient, but with no awareness.

OSHO, A Sudden Clash of Thunder

Man thinks, and he has used thinking as a weapon for his struggle to survive. He could survive because he could think; otherwise he is more helpless than any animal, more weak than any animal. Physically, it was impossible for him to survive. He could survive because he could think. Because of thinking, he has become the master of the earth.

OSHO, The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never.

OSHO, The Way of the White Cloud

India is a longing, a thirst to attain truth -- the truth that resides in every heartbeat of ours, the truth that is lying asleep under the layer of our consciousness, the truth that is ours but yet forgotten. Its remembrance, its reclamation, is India.

OSHO, India My Love: A Spiritual Journey

Intimacy is a totally different dimension. It is allowing the other to come into you, to see you as you see yourself.

OSHO, Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other

In the modern world intimacy is disappearing. Even lovers are not intimate. Friendship is only a word now; it has disappeared. And the reason? The reason is that there is nothing to share. Who wants to show one's inner poverty?

OSHO, Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other

The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself.

OSHO, Freedom: The Courage to Be Yourself


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