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OSHO – Quotes on life and love

download-2Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was born in 1931 in Central India. He was a charismatic and gifted speaker who became the leader of a worldwide new spiritual movement. It is said that at the age of 21 he attained enlightenment or Samadhi. At the time he was studying philosophy at the University of Saugar. On receiving a masters degree he taught philosophy at the University of Jabalpur for nine years.

OSHO – Talks on Sufi Stories

As well as teaching philosophy he also began to attract disciples to follow his own eclectic mix of philosophy and religion. In 1966 he decided to leave his teaching post and give full attention to his role as spiritual Master. In 1974 he moved with his disciples to Pune, India. Here he established a new ashram in a comfortable setting of 6 acres. In 1980 he was attacked by a Hindu fundamentalist who disagreed with Osho’s unconventional stance on religion and spirituality. It is said that due to police incompetence the assailant was never convicted.

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OSHO – Talks on Sufi Stories

I got the OSHO – Just like this – talks on Sufi Stories as an audio-book in the car. And I’m not quite sure I liked it even though it proved to be fantastic and eye-opening on some aspects. I loved the parables (much like the Bible ones) and I think some of the deeper stuff might have gone over my head a little.

I don’t think I would be able to become a Sufi master but I truly respect the people who find it in themselves to let go and empty their minds like Buddha and become one with the universe. I’m a bit more down-to-earth and I don’t think scientists are crazy people that are killing nature… That’s as far as I will go with my opinion on the Osho talks.

They are good. They are not for me. They might be good for you. So read on to see if you like it.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – the story of the thief * OSHO

THERE WAS A MAN WHO LOST HIS AXE, AND HE SUSPECTED THE BOY NEXT DOOR.
HE WATCHED THE BOY WALKING — HE HAD STOLEN HIS AXE. HIS EXPRESSION, HIS TALK, HIS BEHAVIOR, HIS MANNER, EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM BETRAYED THAT HE HAD STOLEN THE AXE.
SOON AFTERWARDS THE MAN WAS DIGGING IN HIS GARDEN AND HE FOUND THE AXE.
ON ANOTHER DAY HE SAW THE BOY NEXT DOOR AGAIN. NOTHING IN HIS BEHAVIOR AND MANNER SUGGESTED THAT HE WOULD STEAL AN AXE.

Every man, and you are included in it, lives a closed life, lives in his own world. There is not one world around you, there are as many worlds as there are minds. Each mind has its own world and is closed. Sometimes you come in close contact with other worlds, but that is only on the periphery. Your centers remain separate, and they go on living in their own capsule.