“Meditation will be your spiritual discipline, but flowers of love will still start blooming in your life. Love and meditation are only a matter of your leaning. Otherwise they are like two wings of a bird: if one is cut, the bird cannot fly. They are your two feet, they are like two oars for rowing a boat.”
Osho is a contemporary enlightened mystic, visionary and a rebel. Born in the small city of Kuchwada in India in 1931, Osho attained enlightenment at the age of twenty-one on 21st March 1953. Osho started his spiritual work in the early Seventies and in no time attracted the attention of seekers from all around the world. Thousands of young people flocked to the exotic ashram in Pune, India to meditate in his presence. Later in 1981, Osho travelled to America, where he established his spiritual commune, Rajneeshpuram. During 1985-1986 Osho also made a world tour and travelled to 21 different countries including the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, where he stayed for over 40 days.
Osho’s vision was to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He often characterizes this New Man as “Zorba the Buddha” – capable both of enjoying the love and earthly pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautama the Buddha. His vision for this New Man’ is that of an integrated human that is a synthesis of both East and West, earth and sky, materialism and spirituality. Thousands of Osho’s talks and numerous meditations run a common theme carrying his vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of all ages past and the highest potential of science and technology.
“My beloved ones: I love you. Love is my message – let it be your message too. Love is my color and my climate. To me, love is the only religion.”
Osho’s vision was to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He often characterizes this New Man as “Zorba the Buddha” – capable both of enjoying the love and earthly pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautama the Buddha.
Osho’s revolutionary contribution to world includes over 600 meditation techniques devised specially to help modern humanity towards enlightenment. The entire chakra system is opened and valuable life lessons learned through applying oneself to these meditations. Practicing his unique Active meditations were designed specifically for contemporary humans to first release stress from the body-mind to allow a smooth passageway to enter into the bliss of your inner silence.
The meditations include
opening one to the 5 aspects necessary for spiritual awakening, breath, emotional fluidity, kundalini rising, silence and transcendence, celebration and gratitude.
an integrative holistic approach to awakening kundalini flow and inner ecstasy.
connecting with the soundless sound, the essence of life and discovering harmonious integration of the principles of life and death.
Becoming a co-creater with the divine, of your life and creative expression.
Awakening the third eye and higher consciousness.
Using vocal sounds to open and harmonize the chakras or energy centers while bringing awareness to them
rapid breathing and body movement to open and bring awareness, vitality and silenc
He has also developed meditative therapies for the modern mind
Across three weeks, definitively awakening our inner divinity through laughter, tears and silence
Discovering a state of no-mind and deep meditation through the art of gibberish
awakening and centering in the present moment and in one´s own truth,
Osho has given to the world a new vision of psychology which he calls the ‘Psychology of the Buddhas’. Here he offers a new way of understanding history based on Enlightened Beings and their contribution to the world (rather than a history based on the recounting of conquerors and despots).
He has offered a new and contemporary vision of Sannyas as “being in the world but not of the world.” He has brought a fresh and multidimensional understanding to meditation, making meditation easily accessible to everyday life.
Master of Masters
Osho is a master of masters. He is the beginning point of his own unique lineage. His wisdom, insight and towering intellect has shed light for understanding as well as connecting with many masters through the ages as well as introducing many unknown mystics and their teachings to the world. He spoke continuously since the 1960’s till leaving his body in 1990 on topics covering the entire spectrum of the human condition and the ways to transcend it. These have been published in the form of over 700 books, audio and videos creating a cannon that probably surpasses that of the Gautama The Buddha. As he puts it, “So remember: whatever I am saying is not just for you… I am talking also for the future generations.”
You can find his talks on hundreds of mystics and traditions including Buddhism, Christianity, Communism, Hassidism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Sufism, Tantra, Taoism, Yoga, Zen and many more.
In traditional Sannyas, the seeker of truth renounces the world, leaving behind possessions, home and family and moves on their life path as a wandering mendicant, with only the clothes on their back and a begging bowl. They may begin this process through initiation with a Guru who may shave their head and offer them a spiritual name.
Osho proclaimed that the time of escaping from the world as an expression of spirituality is over. In his new vision of Sannyas, Osho invited seekers of truth to renounce their past rather than renouncing the world. He intitiated seekers by giving them a new spiritual name and a mala with 108 wooden beads with a locket holding his photo. He also offered a blessing on the third eye of the person being initiated. This initiation process offered the seeker a new birth, in tune with their own unique true nature.
Osho emphasised meditation as being the master key for moving on the path to Enlightenment and he developed a multitude of meditation techniques to nurture inner transformation. He called his meditation retreats, ‘Samadhi Sadhana Shibeer,’ meaning, ‘Camp for Inner Ecstasy and Enlightenment.’