51 Osho Quotes To Help You Go Through Difficult Times

Acharya Rajneesh, widely known as Osho, was an Indian mystic and spiritual guru. Osho Quotes, teachings and commentaries have influenced a large mass of audience around the world. As a public speaker, he traveled from place to place in India in the 1960s. Osho taught people mindfulness and the science of the inner transformation. He established his center in Mumbai in 1970 and named his followers as neo-sannyasins. Osho is also known as Sex Guru and the below listed Osho Quotes reflect his attitude and ideas about human sexuality.

His speeches mixed with humor address the significance of love, sex, meditation, courage, and creativity. Osho International, an ashram at Pune, helps people to experience the bliss of life through different therapies. Osho had a long history of controversy due to his unique philosophy on every subject. Around 21 countries denied his entry. Though he spent the last few years of his life in solitude at Pune, barely talking to anyone, his ideas spread around the world like fire in the forest. Osho quotes and thoughts are still helping many people to lead and live a spiritual life.

1. Lovers have known sometimes what saints have not known. – Osho

2. Only people suffering from inferiority complex want to impress others. A really superior person never compares himself with anybody else. – Osho

3. Instead of pleasing, learn the art of happiness. – Osho

4. A comfortable, convenient life is not a real life – the more comfortable, the less alive. The most comfortable life is in the grave. – Osho

5. Friendship is a relationship, friendliness is a state of your being. You are simply friendly; to whom, that is not the point. – Osho

6. Whatsoever you hide goes on growing, and whatsoever you expose, if it is wrong it disappears, evaporates in the sun, and if it is right it is nourished. – Osho

7. Happiness is an art that one has to learn. It has nothing to do with your doing or not doing. – Osho

8. If you work without love, you are working like a slave. When you work with love, you work like an emperor. Your work is your joy, your work is your dance. – Osho

9. If whatsoever you have been living can be conveyed by words, that means you have not lived at all. – Osho

10. Respect your life. Out of that respect you will start respecting life in others. – Osho

11. Life is a mirror, it reflects your face. Be friendly, and all of life will reflect friendliness. – Osho

12. That’s why children look so beautiful because they are yet full of hope, full of dreams, and they have not yet known frustration. – Osho

13. If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. In relationship with others, it is only you mirrored. – Osho

14. NOW is the only reality. All else is either memory or imagination. – Osho

15. If you clean the floor with love, you have done an invisible painting. Live each moment in such delight that it gives you something inner. – Osho

16. Don’t analyze, celebrate it. – Osho

17. It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of unlearning much. – Osho

18. Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also. – Osho

19. Misery comes the moment you become clinging, attached. The moment you put conditions on life. – Osho

20. 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. – Osho

21. Man is always exploited through fear. – Osho

22. The only thing that matters in life, is your own opinion about yourself. – Osho

23. Don’t be angry at life. It is not life that is frustrating you, it is you who are not listening to life.

24. Anger transformed becomes compassion. Sex transformed becomes prayer. Greed transformed becomes sharing. – Osho

25. The Mind: a beautiful servant, a dangerous master. – Osho

26. It cannot be called freedom, a freedom which can choose only the right and not the wrong; then that is not freedom. – Osho

27. Only silence communicates the truth as it is. – Osho

28. You will come closer and closer to perfection, but you will never be perfect. Perfection is not the way of existence. Growth is the way. – Osho

29. The only authentic responsibility is towards your own potential. Values have not to be imposed on you. They should grow with your awareness, in you. – Osho

30. Life is not logic, life is not philosophy. Life is a dance, a song, a celebration! It is more like love and less like logic. – Osho

31. If you love yourself, you will be surprised: others will love you. Nobody loves a person who does not love himself. – Osho

32. Die each moment so that you are renewed each moment. – Osho

33. One who thinks in terms of superiority will always remain inferior because these are two aspects of the same coin. – Osho

34. Fools are more healthy then the so-called wise. Thy live in the moment and they know that thy are fools, so thy are not worried about what others think about them. – Osho

35. If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. – Osho

36. All your knowledge is dust. Knowing is your purity, knowledge is dust. – Osho

37. NOW is the only reality – all else is either memory or imagination. – Osho

38. Celebration is my attitude, unconditional to what life brings. – Osho

39. Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized. – Osho

40. Your honesty, Your love, Your compassion should come from your inner being, not from teachings and scriptures. – Osho

41. Be. Don’t try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance. – Osho

42. Don’t be serious about seriousness. Laugh about it, be a little foolish. Don’t condemn foolishness; it has its own beauties. – Osho

43. Life in itself is so beautiful that to ask the question of the meaning of life is simply nonsense. – Osho

44. The person who trusts can relax into existence. The person who cannot trust remains tense, remains anxious, afraid. – Osho

45. I don’t want followers, obedient people. I want intelligent friends, fellow travelers. – Osho

46. Love is authentic only when it gives freedom. Love is true only when it respects the other person’s individuality, his privacy. – Osho

47. Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more. – Osho

48. Love is not manageable, it is simply something that happens, and the moment you try to manage it everything misfire. – Osho

49. Love brings freedom. Loyalty brings slavery. – Osho

50. To be creative means to be in love with life. – Osho

51. Be — don’t try to become – Osho

I hope you enjoy reading the Osho Quotes. Let me know your favourite quote in the comments below.

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Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.