99 Motivational Osho Quotes for Life

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OSHO is also known as Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh and his full name was Rajneesh Jain. Osho was an Indian Godman. He was a great motivational public speaker and his main focus was on mindfulness and meditation. Here we have a collection of his some of his motivational quotes.


Osho Quotes For Life

Only those who are ready to become nobodies are able to love.

All our attachments are outward-oriented and hence this illusion.

Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.

Nobody is here to fulfill your dream. Everybody is here to fulfill his own destiny, his own reality.

If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against it.

The less people know, the more stubbornly they know it.

Don’t choose. Accept life as it is in its totality.

Tomorrow never comes, it is always today.

Whenever a situation arises that creates fear, there are two alternatives—either you fight or you take flight.

When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised.

Life is a balance between rest and movement.

Be – don’t try to become.

Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself.

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love.

And meditation is nothing but enjoying your beautiful aloneness. Celebrating yourself; that’s what meditation is all about.

Joy is spiritual. It is different, totally different from pleasure or happiness. It has nothing to do with the outside, with the other, it is an inner phenomenon.

Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you.

Real love is not an escape from loneliness, real love is an overflowing aloneness. One is so happy in being alone that one would like to share.

If you cling too much to logic you will never be able to be part of the living process that this existence is. Life is more than logic: life is a paradox, life is a mystery.

Remain in the world, act in the world, do whatsoever is needful, and yet remain transcendental, aloof, detached, a lotus flower in the pond.

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.

Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.

You don’t want to lose your old friend – the misery – You have invested too much into false – Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true – to be naked as you are.

A man becomes a Buddha the moment he accepts all that life brings with gratitude.

When you are different the whole world is different. It is not a question of creating a different world. It is only a ques of creating a different you.

Enlightenment will be now the beginning, not the end. Beginning of a non-ending process in all dimensions of richness.

Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take the wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced.

That which makes you miserable is the only sin. That which takes you away from yourself is the only thing to be avoided.

When you love, love as if the person is a god, not less than that. Never love a woman as a woman and never love a man as a man.

Just the other day I came across a statement: A perfectionist is a person who takes great pains and gives even greater pains to others. And the outcome is just a miserable world!

A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.

Sex has become more and more attractive because of its condemnation by priests.

Don´t be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that you have read; there is no need to go back again and again.

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

Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world because it goes against your training, education, your culture.

Sharing is the most precious religious experience. Sharing is good.

A little foolishness, enough 2 enjoy life, & a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.

You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect.

People sometimes ask me, what religion are you? I always answer by saying, ”I am a little part of all religions and a big part of no religion.

It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection.

Life exists without rules; games cannot exist without rules. The only false religion has rules because false religion is a game.

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

If you work without love, you are working like a slave. When you work with love, you work like an emperor. Your work is your joy, your work is your dance.

Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.

Man is always exploited through fear.

My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.

Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.

There is no need for any competition with anybody. You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good. Accept yourself.

Lovers never surrender to each other, lovers simply surrender to love.

You can love as many people as you want – that does not mean one day you will go bankrupt, and you will have to declare, ‘Now I have no love.’ You cannot go bankrupt as far as love is concerned.

You should live in the world but remain untouched by it. You should remain in the world, but the world should not remain in you.

Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed – borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves.

It’s not a question of learning much… On the contrary. It’s a question of unlearning much.

Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.

All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess.

Always remember to judge everything by your inner feeling of bliss.

How can one become enlightened? One can, because one is enlightened – one just has to recognize the fact.

If you can become a mirror you have become a meditator. Meditation is nothing but skill in mirroring. And now, no word moves inside you so there is no distraction.

The day you think you know, your death has happened – because now there will be no wonder and no joy and no surprise. Now you will live a dead life.

Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer.

Love is wild; its whole beauty is in its wildness. It comes like a breeze with great fragrance, fills your heart, and suddenly where there was a desert there is a garden full of flowers.

Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go.

Jain is the only religion in the world that teaches sudden enlightenment. It says that enlightenment takes no time, it can happen in a single, split second.

Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness.

When I say that you are gods and goddesses I mean that your possibility is infinite, your potentiality is infinite.

Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again. And you will be growing.

Never interfere in anybody’s life and don’t allow anybody to interfere in your life.

You become that which you think you are.

Jain people love Buddha so tremendously that they can even play jokes upon him. It is out of great love; they are not afraid.

Happiness is a shadow of harmony; it follows harmony. There is no other way to be happy.

Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving.

Desire disappears as you become more and more aware. When awareness is one hundred percent, there is no desire at all.

No thought, no mind, no choice – just being silent, rooted in yourself.

A serious person can never be innocent, and one who is innocent can never be serious.

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy. To be alive means to have a sense of humor.

Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable, and more childlike. Take life as fun – because that’s precisely what it is!

Only laughter makes a man rich, but the laughter has to be blissful.

Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown.

Wherever you are afraid, try to explore, and you will find death hiding somewhere behind. All fear is of death. Death is the only fear source.

Mind: A beautiful servant, a dangerous master.

Be like an alone peak high in the sky. Why should you hanker to belong? You are not a thing! Things belong!

Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something.

The relationship is the need of those who cannot be alone.

If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support.

No, I don’t want to give my people sticks. I want to give them eyes.

Seriousness is a disease, the greatest disease of the soul, and playfulness the greatest health.

The tongue never slips – remember this always. What goes on within the mind comes invariably on the tongue.

Never ask, “Who is my real friend?” Ask, “Am I a real friend to somebody?” That is the right question.

Hell is our creation, and we create hell by trying to do the impossible. Heaven is our nature, it is our spontaneity. It is where we always are.

Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.

It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is that you are flowering.

Respect your uniqueness, and drop comparison. Relax into your being.

Discover yourself, otherwise, you have to depend on other people’s opinions who don’t know themselves.

It is because nobody has been teaching you about hate; hence, hate has remained pure, unadulterated. When a man hates you, you can trust that he hates you.

Intelligence comes from meditation, intelligence comes from rebellion, intelligence does not come from memory.

What is discipline? Discipline means creating an order within you. As you are, you are a chaos.

Man is born only as a potential. He can become a thorn for himself and for others, he can also become a flower for himself and for others.

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.

In the space of no-mind, truth descends like a light.

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