The Book of OSHO


(1931 – 1990)


Yes, I am the beginning of something new, but not the beginning of a new religion. I am the beginning of a new kind of religiousness, which knows no adjectives, no boundaries, which knows only freedom of the spirit, silence of your being, growth of your potential, and, finally, the experience of godliness within yourself ~ not of a God outside you, but a godliness overflowing from you.

This whole life is a strange land; we come from some unknown source. Suddenly we are here, and one day suddenly we are gone, back to the original source. This is a few years’ journey so let us make it as joyous as possible. Enjoy, delight, be happy, dance, and love; and out of your love and dancing, will start an overflowing of energy which you will be able to share with others.

My whole teaching consists of two words, “meditation” and “love.” Meditate so that you can feel immense silence, and love so that your life can become a song, a dance, a celebration. You will have to move between the two, and if you can move easily, if you can move without any effort, you have learned the greatest thing in life. I also teach you the moment and the freedom of the moment and the responsibility of the moment without any reference to the past and without any reference to the future either: the past is a junkyard of dead things, and so that junkyard goes on dreaming about the future. So half the place is filled with that which is no more, and half the place is filled with that which is not yet. And the present? It simply waits outside the door. So don’t postpone life. Don’t wait for tomorrow, it never comes. Live in the context of the moment, and your response will be total. And that totality has beauty, has creativity.

So what else do I teach you here? I don’t teach you perfection, I teach you wholeness. That is a totally different thing. Be whole. Don’t bother about perfection. When I say be whole, I mean be real, be here; whatsoever you do, do it totally. You will be imperfect but your imperfection will be full of beauty, it will be full of your totality and that is enough because each act that is done totally rejuvenates, and each act that is done totally never brings any bondage. Love totally and attachment does not arise; love partially and attachment arises. Live totally and you are not afraid of death; live partially and you are afraid of death.

My work here is also to destroy the distrust that has been created in you about yourself, to destroy all condemnation that has been imposed on you, to take it away from you and to give you a feeling that you are loved and respected, by existence. Not only that, but remember the whole of humanity is brought up with the idea that one can learn how to be happy; that it is within one’s power to create a certain character which brings happiness. And that, too, is utterly wrong. So I would like you to live according to your own small light of awareness, according to your own consciousness. I would like you to be utterly respectful of your soul, your feelings, emotions and moods by being authentic, sincere and true to yourself. So, I don’t want you to be superficial; I want you to really change.

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