Osho: previously known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was born on 11 December 1931 with Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Capricorn and Ascendant in Gemini, (9.10.3; Saturn Vessel, Neptune Root). Since his childhood he emerged as a most rebellious and free spirit, stressing the importance of searching for truth through direct experience rather than borrowing it from consensus reality or others. “Experience life in all possible ways” he says “- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.”
Throughout all his life Osho focused on developing tools for human expansion of awareness and for bridging the zone between consensus reality and the multidimensional. He read copiously to broaden his understanding of human belief systems and in his countless speeches dealt with every aspect of life. His talks have been published in more than 600 volumes and translated in over 30 languages.
”My message is not a doctrine,” he says “not a philosophy. My message is a certain alchemy, a science of transformation, so only those who are willing to die as they are and be born again into something so new that they cannot even imagine it right now… only those few courageous people will be ready to listen, because listening is going to be risky. Listening, you have taken the first step towards being reborn. So it is not a philosophy that you can just make an overcoat of and go bragging about. It is not a doctrine where you can find consolation for harassing questions. No, my message is not some verbal communication. It is far more risky. It is nothing less than death and rebirth.”
Osho also employed a large variety of jokes, funny stories and controversial statements. “Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humour makes you more human, more humble. The sense of humour – according to me – is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.”
The transcription on his Samadhi reads: Osho Never Born – Never Died. Only visited this planet earth between December 11, 1931 – January 19, 1990.
Please find below some quotes:
Ecstasy is our very nature; not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That’s why you look to tired, because misery is really hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against nature.
The heart is always right – if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart – because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted.
I have seen lovers promising each other that they will love each other forever and forever. And not knowing anything about the next moment! If they are a little alert, they will say: “It feels in this moment, it is a truth of this moment….”That is why lovers always prove to be deceivers to each other. In the end they think they have been cheated. They have both promised things which they cannot deliver.