Finding Osho Everywhere

Below is what I mean by finding Osho everywhere.

This is a Greek cafe with an Osho quote at the door. And a beautiful quote too.  I am sure you would find Osho inside, and no gateless gate to pass if you want to avoid such things (Parmartha)

 The translation is: 22687707_947519922053240_416385603081923945_n

“Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you and I am me.”  Osho

This entry was posted in Discussion, News, Osho. Bookmark the permalink.

30 Responses to Finding Osho Everywhere

  1. shantam prem says:

    Must say wow!

  2. madhu dagmar frantzen says:

    That´s what I call a beautiful application of some Heart´s Intelligence in Real-Life, Parmartha.

    In particular, when one magnifies the pic and one can see the creative use of quotation marks at the end…

    Some small Lotus Paradise on Earth, where one can find a rest from any monkey-minds-system-( family)-constellation-fights. What a nice invitation and eye-catcher. Thank you for posting.

    Madhu

  3. Kavita says:

    Parmartha, to me it is not necessary for ‘OSHO’/Osho quote written somewhere/everywhere; how many really have the time/need to read this is questionable.

    Now I am wondering if each and every human would be an Osho sannyasin/inspired wouldn’t it get boring? Would rather let things be the way they are. Of course, by saying this I also don’t need everyone to agree with me.

  4. Lokesh says:

    Coca Cola is more everywhere than Osho is on this level. I think I already told the story of a surprise Osho quote in a situation that really surprised me. For those who missed it here we go again.

    Aberdeen is not the most exciting of cities, especially on a Sunday evening. For want of anything better to do, I decided to visit a spiritualist church.

    The locals seemed a pretty oddball assortment of dysfunctional misfits. We sang a couple of hymns and then the lady in charge gave a wee talk. This was before the highlight of the evening…a medium who had more disembodied spirits talking through her than an exorcist hears in an entire lifetime.

    The lady concludes her wee introduction by announcing that she found a marvellous book called ‘Gold Nuggets’ by an Indian Guru called Osho. I sat up and thought, “What the fuck!” The old girl informs the congregation that it is the kind of book that you can open at any page and find something that is just right. She does just that and ends up reading out a dirty joke.

    It was very amusing and I was surprised that Osho’s words should have reached such a remote corner of the world.

    Osho isn’t everywhere, but when he shows up somewhere unexpected it can be a most heart-warming experience.

    • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

      Pretty cool, how you present your story-telling this time, Lokesh. One could even take a sip of a Scottish version of a Cola Light, while reading it.

      And what an amazing field you chose in Aberdeen:
      “The locals seemed a pretty oddball assortment of dysfunctional misfits. We sang a couple of hymns and then the lady in charge gave a wee talk. This was before the highlight of the evening…a medium who had more disembodied spirits talking through her than an exorcist hears in an entire lifetime.”

      The nugget I found in your story is not a golden one. But it’s a nugget I found.

      It´s Halloween Day today; people here are getting ready for the party.

      Madhu

      • Lokesh says:

        Yes Halloween on Ibiza is party time, but seen enough of that to last me a lifetime.

        NEWSFLASH!!!!
        This only happens once in a thousand years…
        Take the date you were born and add your age in years and it will come to…2017!

  5. shantam prem says:

    10 dirty words in a dictionary do not make it erotic literature. Osho is not and cannot be everywhere, not even in next 2500 years, never ever.

    Jesus and Muhammad will remain the everywhere names on this planet Earth.

    It was also not Osho’s intention to be everywhere. He was happy with His ten thousand people.
    There are sentences spoken during last phase of His life, something like “I have no idea whether the world outside of this commune exists or not.”

    • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

      You say, Shantam I Singh: “10 dirty words in a dictionary do not make it erotic literature”.
      I subscribe to that!

  6. Arpana says:

    WHAT DOES YOUR MOVEMENT SIGNIFY ABOUT THE CONDITION OF SOCIETY? IS IT AN ESCAPIST AND SELF-REGARDING CULT? OR DO YOU PROPOSE THROUGH CHANGING HUMAN NATURE TO CHANGE SOCIETY AND THE WORLD?

    https://justpaste.it/1cyz9

    • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

      Thank you, Arpana, for putting up that special Q&A (Peter Jenkins/Osho/Time – could be any time, couldn´t it?) yesterday. Felt so good to read it.

      There is a need, I feel, for guardians of some original historical sharings without being a target for whatsoever editing-stuff. You´re obviously skilled in research, also in taking that role. And intuitively gifted in making a choice.

      Thanks,

      Madhu

  7. Parmartha says:

    If you feel connected, and have felt the blast of Osho’s shaktipat then in a sense you take him with you wherever you go. Hence, to me, that is a way of saying he is everywhere.

    When I see a sign in a remote Greek cafe – it lifts my spirit, and without looking for it, there it is.

    I see no needs beyond that. Centres/ashrams/Resorts will always attract politicians and those who cannot live without some taste of power, so arguably Osho is around more outside these places than inside them.

    I know that Lokesh has met Shantam in the flesh, and that contrivance in and of itself was good. But Shantam, with the greatest respect, just think a little about your Poona 2 and 3. If you got what you were supposed to really get during that time, there would be no need to replicate it.

    • Lokesh says:

      It’s funny, PM, when I met Shantam we never once talked about the Resort or any related topics. We simply enjoyed the day which, when it all boils down, was the best thing we could have possibly done. Shantam’s son is a lovely young fellow. The way they related was very sweet, a lot of care and love. Touching to behold.

      This is why I said to Madhu the other day that you can only imagine what our fellow bloggers are like. In order to know what they are really like you have to meet them in the flesh. I would say the same goes for Osho. Reading his books and watching lectures is well and good, but really, how could that give you any real picture of what it was like to sit on the porch with him, looking into his eyes as he spoke directly to you?

      I find it easy to conjure up those times, even though the last time I saw Osho was in 1981, as he sped out the ashram in a limo, headed for America.

      A lot of Ganges water has passed under the bridge. Visiting the past is very unsannyaslike. I live my life today. You can glance back if you want but keep on truckin’.

      • satchit says:

        “This is why I said to Madhu the other day that you can only imagine what our fellow-bloggers are like. In order to know what they are really like you have to meet them in the flesh. I would say the same goes for Osho. Reading his books and watching lectures is well and good, but really, how could that give you any real picture of what it was like to sit on the porch with him, looking into his eyes as he spoke directly to you?”

        You compare apples to pears, Lokesh.

        Certainly it is different to have physical contact with someone, than only having chat-contact. But to say you would be the better sannyasins because you have been physically around Osho for a long time in comparison to someone who has never met him is stupid.

        Paths are different and unique. Anyway, if work has to be done, one has to do it alone.

        • Lokesh says:

          “Better sannyasins?” Man, Satchit, what planet are you living on? Perhaps a planet in another solar system, a long way from a sun to produce such a dim-witted viewpoint.

          Did you ever actually meet Osho? Somehow I kind of doubt it. Not that it makes any difference in the greater scheme of things.

          • satchit says:

            Loco, you make too much fuss because of the physical for my taste. One could almost think you were physically so close to Osho that you did sleep under his bed.

            • Lokesh says:

              Satchit, you did not answer my question. Ir is not a question of close proximity to Osho, but rather your dim-witted attitude, which you are no doubt unaware of.

    • satchit says:

      Parmartha,

      I guess it is an esoteric cafe, the Greek cafe.
      Today it’s an Osho quote written with chalk on the blackboard, tomorrow maybe one of Krishnamurti.

  8. preetam says:

    Yesterday I read in the traditional Upanishads, here’s a little excerpt from it:

    “And he is indeed the Self, smaller (than small) within the heart, kindled like fire, endowed with all forms. Of him is all this food, within him all creatures are woven. That Self is free from sin, free from death and grief, from hunger and thirst, imagining nothing but what it ought to imagine, and desiring nothing but what it ought to desire. He is the highest lord, he is the supreme master of all beings, the guardian of all beings, a boundary keeping all things apart in their right places. He the Self, the lord, is indeed Sambhu, Bhava, Rudra, Pragâpati, the creator of all, Hiranyagarbha, the true, breath, the swan, the ruler, the eternal, Vishnu, Nârâyana. And he who abides in the fire, and he who abides in the heart, and he who abides in the sun, they are one and the same. To thee who art this, endowed with all forms, settled in the true ether, be adoration!”

    What is self-realisation? For what is meditation, becoming one with truth? If we become one with our true self – how is it possible not being endowed with the whole? Fear, ego, understanding, letting go, giving up, perhaps? And then turn round 180° and look, Osho advised.

    • Lokesh says:

      Preetam, a wise guy told me that the idea that you are separate from your real self is a false notion. You can read the Upanishads till the holy cows come home but unless you come to what the Upanishads say through your own understanding, what you have read will be worthless. Just more knowledge in a mind already bursting with knowledge.

      • preetam says:

        Lokesh, perhaps you misunderstood, I do not speak of separation. What makes you suspect this? Anyway, separation is, from my standpoint, seen as destruction.

    • simond says:

      Woops, Pretam…I wonder if you could explain this in English?

  9. shantam prem says:

    What is the bonding between Catholic and Protestant Christians? Jesus and the Bible. Once they focus on the essence, differences wither away and even deeper feeling of oneness emerges which can be amazing for both.

    Something like this transpired during that afternoon meeting with Lokesh. Having elephant-like memory, I feel like adding that we were discussing commune, Resort and the players, Pune as it is now, real estate prices in Koregaon Park and in Ibiza, our life situations – and still all these words were sweet nothings, the very base of Osho and our experiences simply opened something, one can say some oneness; where 1 to 1 don´t make cross or plus or equal, but stand near each other as 11.

    When I brought Lokesh to his car with plastic beer glasses in our hands and hugged last time, eyes were getting moisturised. While writing this and remembering, tears are again in the eyes. It means I am not bluffing!

    Lokesh´s words also reminded me of Osho´s words, “My people are the most misfit people in the world”, and then after a little pause, “but they fit with each other very well.”

    I was in that discourse, electrifying laughter of the gathering is unforgettable, and my personal conviction is books are books, words are words, it is the people who make something great, it can be beautiful, it can be ugly.

    More than the books, I care about meeting place of friends. Restoring original values means we the people of Osho have a common place to meet. Few can take it as pilgrimage, for few it can be a club.

    • satyadeva says:

      I don’t doubt the heartfelt sincerity of your words here, Shantam, nor the unmet longing to escape your isolation that drives them, especially clearly evident in your highly emotional anecdote about your meeting with Lokesh and what that memory – when you feed it (questionable in itself, btw) – continues to bring up in you.

      Yet, though perhaps understandable, I find there’s something suspect about your apparent dependence upon ‘restoring’ a past situation, this imagination (obsessive in direct proportion to your desperation) that impels you to believe (naively, I think) that all will be wonderful again (belonging, purpose, meaning – sex, love, ‘power’, perhaps?) if only that ‘glorious past’ were resurrected, so that you can again be part of a large crowd of fellow-travellers, whether they be there for a “pilgrimage” or to be members of a “club”.

      That term “club” to me indicates that you have a very loose, casual idea of what an ashram is essentially about, on a similar level to your recent revealing comment likening meditation to masturbation.

      Escaping loneliness, enjoying pleasant leisure activities, making a few nice friends and maybe a lot more acquaintances, watching a few videos, perhaps an extremely occasional ‘Mystic Rose’, not forgetting the crucial, hopefully exciting dating-cum-marriage bureau element – is that what you’re getting at?

      And if you regard yourself as a ‘pilgrim’ rather than or as well as a mere ‘social club member’, what exactly does such a “pilgrimage” constitute for you? For you, what is an ashram actually for? Anything like Arpana’s recent brief notes on the meditative life? Please, no vague, long-winded waffle about ‘immanent mysteries’ etc., be specific, nail it down.

      • shantam prem says:

        Sorry to say, SD, you have not an iota of idea about the geographical real life creation of Osho. Club Mad is one of the USP, even from the time of Osho, and later on it was touted as one of the main.

        I have never seen a man so well profound in making psychological assumptions on the basis of words, and moreover has no idea in which context words are spoken.

        Please come out from your secure position of being a psychologist frog living in a well-protected well. For experiment sake, put your life some time in a physical, financial or emotional challenge and then come out from it with some bruises and wounds. It will mature you and also will turn the childishness into childlike innocence.

        • satyadeva says:

          An inadequate response, Shantam, as you don’t go into my questions in any genuine depth, choosing instead to imply both that I’ve no right to make such comments (your familiar ploy of making an irrelevant personal attack on anyone who puts you on the spot) and that after all you’ve suffered you deserve to ‘rest in peace’ in the only place you can imagine feeling ‘at home’ – “Club Mad” (aka ‘The Ashram according to Shantam’, an immature concept indeed).

          Not good enough, I’m afraid, especially for someone who thinks he knows how Sannyas ‘should’ be run.

          Btw, if you insist on thinking I always make wrong “psychological assumptions on the basis of words”, and have “no idea in which context words are spoken” (in effect claiming ‘you just don’t know me or what I’m going through’?) then I suggest you express yourself more clearly here, with less emotional reactivity.

          After all, believing implicitly in and slavishly following your emotions is what’s created much, if not all, of your current plight, isn’t it? Rather stupid, although it’s a common enough negative factor in people’s lives, including mine.

          Isn’t it time you learned a thing or two about balancing your psyche? A regular spot of meditation, perhaps? That’s surely the least you can do if you’re really a ‘seeker’ and not just someone looking for an ‘entertainingly’ stimulating but basically easy external life situation, let alone someone who thinks he can help lead the ‘resurrection’ of ‘true’ Sannyas!

    • sannyasnews says:

      “What is the bonding between Catholic and Protestant Christians?” Shantam asks.

      Just a general reminder that in this week in the UK, Nov 5th (when effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt as a reminder of his attempt to blow up the House of Commons) is the major reminder that Catholics and Protestants killed each other with ready abandon 400 years ago. No different than Shia and Sunni today in another religion….

  10. Arpana says:

    Someone posted a remark here which triggered the internal response:
    “Osho led me out of the labyrinthine maze of my conflicting ideas, to solid ground.” (Was actually quite a lengthy rush of ‘thoughts’ and images, and I’ve tidied up).

    And then a few hours later, by coincidence, I came across this really interesting article about mazes and and routes to self-knowledge:
    https://aeon.co/essays/how-walking-a-labyrinth-can-trace-a-route-to-self-knowledge

  11. sw. veet (francesco) says:

    Reading “Osho” still makes me smile and/or cry, I hope this does not constitute copyright infringement.

    For someone “Osho” evokes Pune.

    For someone else, who does not cry and laugh but just sneers, an opportunity to analyse the other’s ‘naivety about “Osho”; in particular the presumption of someone to hide what is under, “escaping loneliness, enjoying pleasant leisure activities, making a few nice friends and maybe a lot more acquaintances, watching some videos, maybe an extremely occasional ‘Mystic Rose’, not forgetting the crucial, hopefully exciting dating-cum-marriage bureau element”.

    Someone who must know well “what is an ashram actually for” even though he is too smart to tell you.

    Yes, I guess what would make people sneer, finding fun ridiculing the tears of such a gullible one, witnessing a bright past. Because they trust that the heirs, without memory, of the future, will eventually find it normal to link “Osho” to money/trade-marking, and not believe they’re being at all gullible.

    But right now I’m not a fuckin’ Britisher able to sneer at the picture of a master pointing at the moon while you show your watchfulness stealing his ring. A master who shows you your inner richness, the only one that can make you free from material compensation and you end up being enslaved by your bank account?

    “Quite a paradox for a movement dedicated to total freedom”, to see their ‘accountants’ behind bars. Just in case, will anybody be sneering also at that and not just at SP?

    Since here (SN) the axiological and existential background is not very clear, since we can proceed only dialectically, it would be right to consider the other option mentioned above, and to ask not only what is under the gullibility of sannyasins like SP but also what is behind the cynicism of many others, perhaps the majority of the posters here.

    Not wanting to do or not be able to do it would imply disgusting things, as Tan would say.

    Ciao,

    VF

    MOD:
    VF, PLEASE CHECK WE’VE GOT THIS RIGHT:
    Because they trust that the heirs, without memory, of the future, will eventually find it normal to link “Osho” to money/trade-marking, and not believe they’re being at all gullible.