Rajneesh quotes

  • Law is for the society; love is for the individual. Law is how you behave with others; love is how you behave with yourself. Love is an inner flowering; law is an outward performance. Because you live with people you have to be lawful, but that is not enough - good, but not enough.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Love Is #Law #People

  • The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Mom #Mother #Children

  • One has just to be oneself. That's my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Happiness #Light #Joy

  • Religion is not knowledge. Religion is love. The word 'religion' comes from a root which means binding together - falling into love, becoming one.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Fall #Mean #Love Is

  • God is not in heaven - God is in the present moment. If you are also in the present moment you enter the temple.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Heaven #Temples #Moments

  • First, Know well that Intellectuality is not intelligence. To be intellectual is to be phony; it is a pretending intelligence. It is not real because it is not yours; it is borrowed. Intelligence is the growth of inner consciousness. It has nothing to do with knowledge, it has something to do with meditativeness. An intelligent person does not function out of his past experience; he functions in the present. He does not react, he responds. Hence he is always unpredictable; one can never be certain what he is going to do.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Real #Intelligent #Past

  • That is the simple secret of happiness. Whatever you are doing, don’t let past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Memories #Moving

  • If you are a man of prayer, existence appears as God, as personal. If you are a man of meditation, existence is impersonal, just a wholeness, a divineness. For the man of prayer there is God; for the man of awareness there is godliness but no God.
    -- Rajneesh

    #God #Prayer #Men

  • People are living in unconsciousness, doing all kinds of things in unconsciousness. Everybody is an unconscious robot. We are just pretending that we are conscious; we are not conscious. The moment you become conscious, all unconscious actions disappear from your life. Your life starts moving in a new dimension. Your each act comes out of inner clarity; your each response is virtuous, is virtue. To live unconsciously is to live in sin; to live consciously is to be virtuous, is to be religious. And to live in total awareness is to be a buddha, is to be a christ.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Religious #Moving #People

  • That which makes you miserable is the only sin. That which takes you away from yourself is the only thing to be avoided.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Love #Miserable #Sin

  • Sadness comes, joy comes, and everything passes by. What remains always is the witness. The witness is beyond all polarities.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Life #Sadness #Joy

  • Learn to laugh. Seriousness is a sin, and it is a disease. Laughter has tremendous beauty, a lightness. It will bring lightness to you, and it will give you wings to fly. And life is so full of opportunities. You just need the sensitivity. And create chances for other people to laugh. Laughter should be one of the most valued, cherished qualities of human beings - because only man can laugh, no animals are capable of it. Because it is human, it must be of the highest order. To repress it is to destroy a human quality.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Laughter #Animal #Opportunity

  • I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that's why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this imperfection, to rejoice in this imperfection is my whole message.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Perfect #Growth

  • Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Men #Looks #Feels

  • How much longer will you go on letting your energy sleep? How much longer are you going to stay oblivious of the immensity of yourself?
    -- Rajneesh

    #Sleep #Goes On #Awakening

  • Buddah says once you understand that you are lost and you have to find your own way and there is no help coming, you become responsible. Prayer is irresponsible. To pray is just to avoid responsibility, to pray is to be lazy. To pray is just an escape. Buddha says effort is needed. It is an insult to pray.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Prayer #Responsibility #Effort

  • Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
    -- Rajneesh

    #Inspirational #Life #I Hate You

  • No armies are needed, no weapons are needed, no nations are needed, no religions are needed. All that is needed is a little meditativeness, a little silence, a little love, a little more humanity... just a little more, and existence will become fragrant with something so totally unique and new that you will have to find a new category for it.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Wise #Army #Unique

  • We are not here just to survive and live long .... We are here to live and know life in it's multi-dimensions, to know life in its richness, in all it's variety. And when a man lives multi-dimensionally, explores all possibilities available, never shrinks back from a challenge, goes, rushes to it, welcomes it, rises to the occasion then life becomes a flame, life blooms.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Men #Flames

  • Living in memories is an empty gesture.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Memories #Gestures #Empty

  • You exist in time, but you belong to eternity.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Meditation #Eternity

  • Meditation is the antidote to all the poisons of your life. It is the nourishment of your authentic nature.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Meditation #Poison #Antidote

  • All Jesus' pictures are falsifications; they cannot be about the real Jesus. This real man must have been totally different, because we know he enjoyed drinking - it is impossible to think of a person who enjoys drinking and not laughing. He enjoyed women - it is difficult to think of a man who enjoys women and not laughing. He was friendly, almost in love, with a prostitute, Mary Magdalene. It is difficult to move with a prostitute - he was not moving with a Catholic monk, not with a priest, not with the Pope... with a prostitute! These were the condemnations against him.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Jesus #Real #Drinking

  • Without Jesus they were the great priests of the temple; with Jesus suddenly they were nobodies. In the presence of Jesus there was God himself and all the priests felt their glory had been taken away.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Jesus #Taken #Temples

  • A man becomes a Buddha the moment he accepts all that life brings with gratitude.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Gratitude #Men #Moments

  • The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Real #Before Death

  • "Who am I?" is not really a question because it has no answer to it; it is unanswerable. It is a device, not a question.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Identity #Answers #Devices

  • "Serenity" is the flavor of meditation.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Serenity #Meditation #Flavor

  • The West has made people too time-conscious, not knowing where they are going but speeding to get there because time is short.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Knowing #People #West

  • Passing through the fire of meditation, everything that is not your authentic reality, everything that is borrowed, will be burned away.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Reality #Fire #Meditation

  • Meditation is not growth of the ego, it is death of the ego.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Meditation #Ego #Growth

  • The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Unawareness #World #Problem

  • If there is pain, use it as an awareness, as meditation, as a sharpening of the soul. And when pleasure is there, use it as a droning, as a forgetfulness. Both are ways to reach God. One is to remember yourself totally, and one is to forget yourself totally.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Pain #Meditation #Soul

  • Enjoyment is just the sound of being centered.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Happiness #Sound #Enjoyment

  • Philosophy is speculation, Zen is participation. Participate in the night leaving, participate in the evening coming, participate in the stars and participate in the clouds; make participation your lifestyle and the whole existence becomes such a joy, such an ecstasy. You could not have dreamed of a better universe.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Stars #Philosophy #Night

  • Don't look for God in the sky; look within your own body.
    -- Rajneesh

    #God #Sky #Looks

  • Enjoy simple things with total intensity. Just a cup of tea can be a deep meditation.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Simple #Meditation #Tea

  • A very sensitive person in this stupid world is bound to become mad.... Only meditation can save him from becoming mad.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Stupid #Mad #Meditation

  • Lovers feel a certain burning in their hearts. A deep longing and desire to meet with the beloved creates that burning. To love God is bound to create a very great fire in you. You will be on fire because you have chosen as your love object something impossible. You will have to weep and cry, and you will have to pray, and you will have to fast, and your mind has to continuously repeat and remember the beloved.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Heart #Fire

  • 1.If you can bring your consciousness, your awareness, your intelligence to the act, if you can be spontaneous, then there is no need for any other religion, life itself will be the religion.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Needs #Consciousness #Awareness

  • Many people have come and left, and it has been always good because they emptied some space for better people. It is a strange experience, that those who have left me have always left places for a better quality of people. I have never been a loser...
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Space #People

  • Those who miss meditation miss the whole dance of life.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Missing #Meditation #Miss Me

  • Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Laughter #Relaxation

  • The most fundamental message of Gautama the Buddha is not God, is not soul... it is freedom: freedom absolute, total, unconditional. He does not want to give you an ideology, because every ideology creates its own slavery.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Freedom #Giving #Soul