Indian mystic guru and spiritual teacher Osho has garnered a lot of international following because of his life and teachings. He was born as Chandra Mohan Jain but is also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
Osho was a professor of philosophy and travelled throughout India as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religions made him controversial. He had an open attitude towards sexuality: a stance that earned him the sobriquet 'sex guru'.
>> "They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!"
>> "Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced."
>> "Be realistic: Plan for a miracle"
>> "A certain darkness is needed to see the stars."
>> "Whenever a situation arises that creates fear, there are two alternatives—either you fight or you take flight."
>> "Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed-- borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves."
>> "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."
>> "The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death."
>> "In love the other is important; in lust you are important"
>> "I have never been a celibate. If people believe so, that is their foolishness."
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