Osho Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Osho quotes, Osho sayings, and Osho proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If you go on condemning, your condemnation shows that somewhere there is a wound, and you are feeling jealous - because without jealousy there can be no condemnation. You condemn people because somehow, somewhere, unconsciously you feel they are enjoying themselves and you have missed. Osho
Taoism is the profoundest nonconformism that has ever been evolved anywhere in the world, at any time in history; essentially it is rebellion. Osho
Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance. Osho
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. Osho
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. Osho
Everybody comes with prejudices, colored glasses on their eyes. Then they see everything colored according to their glasses. Yes, a few people come just like you, unprejudiced, without any idea gathered from yellow jounalism. Osho
The society succeeds the day your center goes into a coma and circumference remains functioning. Then you are a robot, a mchine, no more a man. Osho
Life in itself is an empty canvas; it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory. Osho
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. It is about appreciation. Osho
Man is almost mad—mad because he is seeking something which he has already got; mad because he’s not aware of who he is; mad because he hopes, desires and then ultimately, feels frustrated. Frustration is bound to be there because you cannot find yourself by seeking; you are already there. The seeking has to stop, the search has to drop: that is the greatest problem to be faced, encountered. Osho
Be the celebrators, celebrate! Already there is too much—the flowers have bloomed, the birds are singing, the sun is there in the sky—celebrate it! You are breathing and you are alive and you have consciousness, celebrate it! Osho
Dance madly as if all of life is meant for dancing and celebrating. Osho
When you are depleted with energy, you start losing your understanding. Osho
In the morning you are more understanding, more compassionate, more loving, than in the evening. Osho
Children are more understanding - have you observed it or not? - than old people. Osho
Life is simple when you understand. Osho
Understanding is to live moment to moment, with a sensitive response to life. Osho
You feel that you have missed many joys in life. You have to miss, because the only joy that life can give is a response of understanding. Osho
A student learns the word, the dead word; a disciple just learns the secrets of understanding, and when he has his own undestanding, he goes on his own way. Osho
Understanding should be the only law. If you undestand you will love, if you love you will not commit any harm to anybody. Osho
If you undestand you will become so blissful that from your whole being, as a continuum, like a river, a thankfulness towards existence will arise. Osho
Try to understand life, don't force, and remain always free from the past; because if the past is there and you are controlling, you cannot understand life Osho
Just a simple understanding that whatever you are, existence has made you this way. Osho
There are not many hindrances to understanding, but only few. Osho
A man of undestanding, a man who undestands himself and others, always feels compassion. Osho
Even if somebody is an enemy, you have compassion toward him because a man of undestanding can understand the viewpoint of the other also. Osho
He has compassion, he understands and he follows understanding. Osho
When I say this don't misunderstand me - understanding in fact need not be followed. The very word "following" gives the idea of having to do something, you have to follow the understanding. Osho
There is only one golden rule, and that is understanding; all other rules are useless, they can be thrown away. Osho
If you understand, you can drop all controls, you can be free because whatever you do, you will do through understanding. Osho