“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.”
“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.”
“The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others, and the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
“The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment.”
At the age of 21, Osho had a spiritual awakening which led him to view sex as a gateway to “superconsciousness.” In 1966, he resigned from his post as a professor and became a teacher of meditation and a guru.
In 1970, Osho initiated his 1st group of disciples or neo-sannyasins. Four years later Osho established an ashram at Pune where he spoke from 1974 – 1981 and taught those who attended dynamic meditation.
Osho moved to the United States in 1981 to establish Rajneeshpuram a city he had envisioned. The project was later abandoned, Osho was deported from America and returned to Pune.
Osho became known for his progressive approach towards sexuality in contrast to other Indian teachers at that time.
Overcoming depression and suicidal thoughts, Jeremiah Say found solace in quotes. After filling countless pages with resonating words, he moved his collection online to save trees and inspire others. Thus, GraciousQuotes.com was born. Jeremiah firmly believes in the power of quotes to swiftly spark inspiration during hard times. His blog is dedicated to uplifting others through these shared wisdoms. Discover more about Gracious Quotes or get in touch with Jeremiah.