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The 90 best famous phrases of Osho

Spirit guides were highly recognized and admired in the ancient (and not so ancient) times of the Eastern culture, due to his teachings on life and the inclination towards peace, self-confidence and empathy.

One of those great gurus is Osho, who can be referred to as a great spiritual philosopher of the modern age, becoming a controversial and authentic man since, despite his simple style, he also knows how to enjoy the luxuries of the world.

  • We recommend you read: "The 90 best phrases of Confucius (philosophical)"

Great Osho phrases

To learn a little more about this character, we bring in this article the best phrases of his authorship about life and the world.

1. Some darkness is necessary to see the stars.

To demonstrate our strength it is necessary to tear down obstacles.

2. Never obey anyone's command, unless it also comes from within you.

No one has the right to direct your life more than yourself.

3. Man has lived through the centuries like a sheep, being part of the crowd, abiding by his traditions, conventions, following the ancient scriptures and the old disciplines.

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Society imposes many rules on us about how we should live properly.

4. Life is not a technology, not a science. Life is an art, you have to feel it. It's like walking a tightrope.

Life is dynamic and constant. Therefore we must be flexible and open-minded.

5. If you love a flower, don't pick it up. Because if you do, it will die and stop being what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be.

This is a metaphor that tells us that if we love someone we cannot make them change at our convenience.

6. Heaven and paradise live within you.

We all have the potential to be great people.

7. Life begins where fear ends.

When we see fear as a natural response, we prevent it from limiting us.

8. There is no other god than life itself.

It is to your life that you owe respect and devotion.

9. The individual does not have to fit the model, the model has to fit the individual. My respect for the individual is absolute.

Why do we have to be like others if we can be ourselves?

10. Accept you as you are. That is the most difficult thing in the world, since it goes against your training, your education and your culture.

Without a doubt, something that many of us must work on.

11. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.

Love should help us grow, not regress.

12. No one can say anything about you. What people say is about themselves.

No one can judge you because only you know who you are.

13. Sex is pure energy. It must be transformed and, through this transformation, transcendence will come.

Sex is more than carnal pleasure, it is the union of two people who have feelings in common.

14. The real question is not whether life exists before death, it is whether you are alive before death.

Many look like the undead, as they live in constant unhappiness.

15. The truth is within you, do not look for it elsewhere.

A great phrase that we must keep in mind.

16. Intelligence is dangerous. Intelligence means that you will start thinking for yourself; you will start looking around for yourself. You will not believe the scriptures; you will believe only in your own experience.

Intelligence allows us to open our minds and think beyond what is imposed on us.

17. You can keep changing the exterior, but you will never be satisfied, unless the changes are internal, for the exterior can never be perfect.

This phrase leaves us an important lesson: satisfaction and true change come from within.

18. Be the person you are. Never try to be someone else, so you can mature.

When you try to imitate others, you lose track of who we really are.

19. Disobedience is the basis of the true religious man; disobedience to all priests, politicians and vested interests.

Well he says that the best student is the one who refutes the theories of his teacher.

20. You have to walk and create the path by walking; you will not find a path already made.

Don't wait for your course in the world to appear, walk, create and transform it until you find what you want to do.

21. Love is prayer.

Loving is the greatest act of devotion.

22. A very religious person has no theology. Yes, he has the experience, he has the truth, he has the luminosity, but he has no theology.

Religious people are not tied to belief.

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

A great truth that we should all learn.

24. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being yourself, whatever the cost.

It is not only necessary to take responsibility for our actions, but also to defend our beliefs.

25. The truth is something on the inside that must be achieved.

Only you are capable of knowing the truth you are looking for.

26. Life is the balance between rest and movement.

You need to rest as much as it is to be proactive.

27. Becoming nothing is the door to the truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal, and the achievement.

Do things as you see fit, without expecting anything from anyone and without pleasing others.

28. In love the other is important; in lust, oneself is important.

The clear difference between lust and love.

29. Anything that you hide continues to grow, and everything that is exposed, if it is wrong disappears, evaporates in the sun, and if it is suitable it is nourished.

When we hide things, the problem gets bigger. On the other hand, if we are honest about it, it will disappear quickly.

30. Enjoy! If you can't enjoy your work, change. Dont wait!

We should not stay in a place that we do not enjoy or love.

31. Instead of thinking about how to get love, start offering it. If you give, you receive.

You sow what you reap. Even in love.

32. Be realistic: plan for a miracle.

We all have the ability to do our own miracles.

33. Love is the goal, life is the journey.

Never underestimate the importance of loving and being loved.

34. There has never been a person like you before, there is no one like you right now in the whole world, and there will never be anyone like you.

Remember that each person is different and, therefore, special.

35. Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but neither is nobody equal. People are simply unique, incomparable.

We are all on the same level, but each one owns his life.

36. No one is capable of taking two steps at the same time.

Things are done little by little, because we can stumble if we go to the race.

37. Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.

Creativity has no limits. It is not imposed or limiting.

38. Live awake.

Don't close your mind to opportunities.

39. You can fool yourself at certain times, live a world of dreams, but a dream will give you nothing.

People who live on illusions tend to waste their lives.

40. The ego is an island in the ocean of Hell. You can get rid of hell, but you cannot get rid of that island.

You have to be careful with the ego, because it can be a strength, but also an obstacle.

41. You are you, I am me. I have to contribute to my potential life; you have to contribute to your potential life.

Each one contributes what he can to the world.

42. To avoid pain, avoid pleasure; to avoid death, avoid life.

Everything in life has risks, but we cannot let ourselves be carried away by fear.

43. It is not a matter of learning a lot. On the contrary, it is a matter of unlearning a lot.

It is about alleviating ignorance, not about seeing who knows more than the other.

44. Die in every moment so that you can be new in every moment.

There are things that we must put aside in order to grow.

45. Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you don't know, you are daring.

You can only affirm the things that you really know.

46. Intelligence never grows by imitation: intelligence grows by experimentation. Intelligence grows by accepting challenges.

The best way to know something is to put it into practice.

47. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being.

Each one has to discover himself.

48. The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others. The moment this opinion stops worrying you, you will stop being a sheep and you will become a lion.

Sometimes we tend to restrict ourselves out of fear of "what will they say."

49. If you want to see the truth, do not hold any opinion for or against.

The truth is neither judge nor executioner. It is neutral.

50. Do not search. What is is. Stop and look.

There are things that cannot be changed, but from which we can learn.

51. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge doubts. And the more you know, the more you feel the ground dissolving under your feet.

A phrase that reminds us of the importance of learning.

52. Don't pay too much attention to fear, because that is dangerous. If we pay close attention to fear, we will be feeding it, and it will grow.

The fear goes away when we stop thinking about it.

53. You are not wrong! Simply your model, the way you have learned to live is wrong. The motivations that you have learned and accepted as yours are not yours, they do not satisfy your destiny.

There are times when, in order to continue on our way, we must be rebels from society.

54. Turn sex into an object of meditation.

Sex can help us relax.

55. Courage is a love story with the unknown.

The unknown can be scary, but it can be the best option to improve.

56. Mind: A beautiful servant, a dangerous teacher.

Our thoughts can be double-edged weapons.

57. To create guilt, all you need is one very simple thing: start calling mistakes, sins. It is simply mistakes, it is human.

We insist on carrying guilt that belongs to the past, on acts that we could not control.

58. Never try to change a person you love, because the very effort you make to change that person says that you love only half, and that the other half of the person is not accepted.

The only change we must support is the growth of the couple.

59. I do not know a value greater than that necessary to look within oneself.

Accepting who we are is one of the greatest human fears.

60. Respect life, because there is nothing more sacred.

Why attempt against what allows us to be in this world?

61. Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself.

Learn to laugh at yourself and you will never feel insecure in front of others.

62. Darkness is an absence of light. The ego is an absence of consciousness.

The ego clouds the ability to reason.

63. It is beautiful to be alone, it is also beautiful to be in love, to be with people. And they are complementary, not contradictory.

Being alone with ourselves does not imply that we have been abandoned.

64. Don't let the future disturb you. Because the past no longer exists, and the future is not yet.

A great lesson in focusing on the present.

65. Get out of your head and into your heart. Think less, feel more.

Sometimes we need to put this lesson into practice.

66. You can live a world of dreams, but a dream will give you nothing.

If you want to make a dream come true, then work towards it.

67. Be a lotus flower. Stay in the water and don't let the water touch you.

Being part of society does not imply letting yourself be manipulated by it.

68. Never belong in a crowd. Don't even belong to a nation. Never belong to a religion, nor do you belong to a race. It belongs to all existence.

Osho reminds us again that it is better not to belong to the dictates of society, but to be true to ourselves.

69. I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today is my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I will live forever.

A beautiful mantra on how we can live our life.

70. Never sacrifice your life for anything! Sacrifice everything for life! Life is the end goal.

Work to enjoy your life.

71. Living in memory, living in imagination, is living in non-existence.

Don't cling to illusions.

72. Everything we give always comes back.

The law of karma.

73. Unless you begin to see the source of the light that you radiate, you will not be able to see the light that is in others.

In order to see others, we must first see ourselves.

74. Why limit yourself to the little things when the whole is available?

Never settle.

75. People say that love is blind because they don't know what love is. I tell you that only love has eyes. Apart from love, everything is blind.

What do you think of this position on love?

76. One thing could be right now and it could be wrong the next moment. Don't try to be consistent; otherwise you will be dead. Try to be alive with all its inconsistencies.

Life is dynamic, so we must avoid clinging to the things of the past.

77. If you can't enjoy your own company, who else is going to enjoy it?

Do you enjoy your company?

78. It doesn't matter if they love you or criticize you. The greatest blessing there is is being yourself.

No matter what happens, never stop being yourself.

79. A little idiocy, the necessary to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to be able to avoid mistakes. That will suffice.

You don't have to take life so seriously.

80. Love the person, but give him total freedom. Love the person, but make it clear from the beginning that you are not selling your freedom.

If there is restriction, then it is not real love.

81. Meditation is life, it is not sustenance. It has nothing to do with what you do; it has everything to do with who you are. Yes, the business should not enter your being, it is true.

Speaking of the benefits of meditation.

82. Lovers are mirrors of each other. Love makes you aware of your original face.

Lovers must be companions for growth.

83. Loneliness; what happens when you can't be with yourself.

The true meaning of loneliness.

84. The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock.

Interesting opinion on female strength.

85. When you love, love as if the person were a god, no less than that.

No one deserves less in a relationship.

86. When the false disappears, the true appears with all its novelty, all its beauty, because sincerity is beauty, honesty is beauty, authenticity is beauty.

Try to always be honest with your attitudes and feelings.

87. Life is not a problem. Looking at it as a problem is taking the wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced.

Just because there are obstacles, it doesn't mean we should give up.

88. Be good because of your energy, not because of your weakness.

Show what you can do.

89. Life is here and now.

There is no use worrying about what happened or what we do not know will happen.

90. He. Do not try to convert yourself.

Seek to be the best version of yourself, not someone else.

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