The vision behind
Osho Essentials is to transmit some of the Essence of Osho teachings by means of a
selection of Osho books, Osho discourses, Osho audio books and Osho photos.
I will start with my own
experiences of being with Osho since 1973.
Listening to Osho in the Buddha
hall, as I had the privilege to attend many times, is
completely different than reading a book or text of Osho. Therefore,
different methods are used to transmit Osho’s words in the best
Most of the discourses of Osho on
this site are in the following way:
Osho essentials as text
that contains the essential message of Osho about this
This is a selection (extract) of the original text.
text is illustrated with photos of Osho and other topics,
highlighting Osho’s words.
Mostly the complete Osho discourse text
is also given as pdf.
Osho audio books digitally enhanced as mp3
can listen to Osho’s discourses in mp3.
The original audio cassettes
from Poona 1 (1974-1981) are digitally enhanced, using advanced techniques.
This makes it possible to listen to Osho in the best possible audio quality.
Osho discourse selection combined with music
I have been so deeply touched by the wisdom of Osho’s words, that I
have made a selection of Osho’s words, combining them with uplifting and harmonious music.
Mostly from his sannyasins
(disciples) at that time.
General information about Osho
teachings met with strong rejection in his home country during his lifetime,
there has been a change in Indian public opinion since Osho's death. As early as
1991, an influential Indian newspaper counted Osho, among figures such as
Gautama Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, among the ten people who had most changed
India's destiny; in Osho's case, "by liberating the minds of future generations
from the shackles of religiosity and conformism".
Osho is one of only two authors
whose entire works have been placed in the Library of India's National
Parliament in New Delhi (the other is Mahatma Gandhi).
Over 650 books are
credited to Osho, expressing his views on all facets of human existence.
books are available in 55 different languages and have entered best-seller lists
in such varied countries as Italy and South Korea.
International Meditation Resort in Pune, India, is visited by 200,000 visitors annually
one of the largest resorts of its kind in the world today.
Deva Deep's own
experiences of being with Osho
How this website started and evolved
The law of God
When you follow the Law of God Action,
you will naturally use the law of attraction
to draw into your space everything you need
in every moment, without even trying to.
After my vision of Osho in the Sinai dessert, it is wonderful to see the chain
of events that made this vision possible. I wanted to publish articles about Osho, but
there was a strongly guarded copyright claim on all Osho publications.
Furthermore, I only had access to some of his books and almost no pictures of
I started with sending my "Osho with music" compilations to Osho radio/TV who were
happy with it and broadcasted some of it.
As a reply Osho radio/TV sent me many DVDs with videos and audio lectures
During that same period I received the famous silver-platter which contains all Oshos
books and a database to search it. I also found a simple way to copy the
texts out of the silver-platter (which was not possible in a normal way). Suddenly I had ALL the
possibilities and access to this huge treasure of Osho’s wisdom. Finally I
got a link to a great website full of Osho pictures. Isn’t amazing how
Then as the last necessarily step the Osho copyright claim was gone. Now
there is no
When the disciple is ready the Master will appear
Realizing all the blessings and teachings I have received throughout
the ages from these great Beings.
(Guru Purnima 2010
at the Buddha part of this site)
Click to enlarge
Vision of Divine Light
spreading all over the
When you are inspired by some great purpose,
some extraordinary project,
thoughts break their bonds:
Your mind transcends limitations,
your consciousness expands in every direction,
and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful
Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive,
and you discover yourself to be a greater person by
than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
of the first books I read (in 1977 )of Osho has been: “And the
was struck as by lightning, it touched my soul and immediately I
knew: "I want to go to this man." In that time there was no New
Age, no Internet, nothing easily available around me. So this
book was a great treasure, which changed my life.
Thirty years later at one of the main power places on this earth
the power source of the whole Khmer
civilization, the flowers showered literally. At that moment I
remembered this beautiful story of Osho. I was so deeply touched
and so many things were revealed at that moment, that just to be
sure I asked existence for a sign. Out of nothing monks
appeared, made big fires and jumped through it. Words cannot
describe this experience.
homage to Osho I want to give a part of this story and Osho’s
comments, because it has been so important in my life and
somewhere not the start, but certainly an important acceleration
of my spiritual journey.
The flowers showered again.
Just after posting it on the Internet I got ‘by mistake’ a
beautiful bouquet of white flowers (the same color and shape as the flowers in Champasak). I
always get such clear confirmations of
existence. It is amazing and I feel very blessed by it.
The whole time spirit is one of creativity and celebration.
It is a beautiful sunny spring, many flowers and trees
blossoming everywhere. I live close to the largest flower fields in the
When I was
making this part, the screensaver of my computer made
this beautiful star.
I can't show
the fantastic animation, this is just one frame out of
Being with a Master
there is a Master in the world a star is there. And
those who are wise, they start feeling it, they start
moving. Wherever that Master is, a star shines in the
sky—and those who are a little sensitive, those who have
any inner search to seek and find, they immediately
become aware of the star and they start moving. From
thousands and thousands of miles away they start moving,
and they come to a place where the Master is.
When you have
found that place, don't waver. Sadh sangat pitam
... in the Master you have found God himself. The Master
is your future: that which you can become he has become.
The Master is nothing but your own unfoldment: you are a
seed, he is a flower. Let the Master become an
invitation to you—the invitation for the inner spring,
the invitation for the inner flower. The possibility is
there, and unless that possibility becomes actual you
will never be satisfied. Unless a man becomes God there
is no benediction, no bliss. And each is a potential
God, and the whole life is a task to transform the
potential into the actual.
From Osho: the Divine melody chapter 5
Note this article is on the spiritual astrology part of
Osho's discourses as text and audio
Osho about the
Guru-disciple relation and the qualities of a seeker
The Guru- Disciple Relation
(The qualities of a real Master)
With an audio answer on:
Osho are you really God?
A radical change in our way of living.
On this website you can read a lot about the
qualities you need on a spiritual journey into the inner
world. Osho has his own unique contribution to this
question. Osho created a new kind life conforming and
creative sannyas (seeker for the truth).
Already in 1977 Osho has given his brilliant vision about
the new men this world needs so desperately. And now
many years later his vision of the new man is more
important then ever. More and more people are awakening
to the truth that our old way of living and old patterns
only will lead to destruction of this planet. And the
only real solution has to be a radical change in our way
of living, nothing else will do.
following three articles have been created for Osho’s birthday.
Warning this is a powerful combination,
which can change or transform your life!
If you want to
read them, then read them in this sequence.
Osho: Life has to be discovered, created, realised. If
you don’t realise it you remain more or less a machine. That is one
of the basic principles of Sufism: that man as he exists is a
The machine has deceived itself into believing
that it is conscious. Consciousness is a promise, but one has to
explore it. It is a task. Consciousness is a possibility but you
can miss it.
Note: this very important discourse is almost the
opposite of the qualities of the seeker. Here Osho talks
about the qualities of the robopath,
a person whose pathology entails robot-like behaviour and existence.
Continued below: Wasting
Gadgets go on
accumulating and the soul goes on disappearing;
machines go on growing and man goes on
Greed is one of the most fundamental problems to
be encountered. You have to see why you are
greedy: because you want to keep yourself
occupied with things. Possessing more and more
you remain occupied, engaged. You can forget all
about your inner world.
Note this is a
From Robopathology to Enlightenment
sacred is adventure.
is risky—but there is no other way to live.
Danger is the only dimension.
If you don't like anything, whatsoever it is, to remain in it
even for a single moment is suicidal. Then whatsoever the risk, come
out of it.
Because it is not only a question of coming out of it —it
will release your energy, and you will be able to commit it
When you close one door, another opens. If you don't
close this door, no other door opens —because it is the same energy
which has to open the other door.
Osho about love, relatedness, friendliness, awareness
Osho has on many occasions spoken about
For me these two discourses are the pinnacle of it:
The Beloved # 9. Osho speaks of the Baul mystics
The Divine Melody # 9. Discourses on Songs of KABIR.
And we are very blessed that we still can listen to
these magnificent discourses.
Osho has spoken a lot about love, relating and
His unique vision dispelled many myths, which
kept people captured and imprisoned in false beliefs and illusions,
which of course can only end in frustration.
His Osho International commune in Poona, India
has been a great human laboratory, where in many groups, sessions,
meditations and practice a lot of insights were possible.
Osho made a clear distinction between falling
in love (you become more unconsciousness, the hormones take it
over) and rising in love (becoming more consciousness).
The Seagulls of Happiness
Osho the Seagulls of Happiness (the Secret of
Life) has always been one of the most beloved
discourses for me. Osho touches me so profoundly
here as He paints in vivid colors a wonderful
way of living. As Osho tells us:
For those who
have attained to the here and now, the whole
life starts showering flowers on them. Many
things start happening which they never dreamed
When for the
first time you are really relaxed in a
meditative state, you cannot believe that life
is so beautiful, so euphoric, such infinite
bliss, such a sat-chit-anand; you cannot believe
it! It is unbelievable.
Creativity and the related concepts,
such as inspiration and
enthusiasm, are mentioned on several pages of this website. I experience them as
very important in my life. They are from which everything I do come forth. Therefore I want to publish something more about this subject.
Osho has such a
unique way in explaining things so simple and clearly and, at the same moment, so
I have been blessed to stay several times for a long
period in His ashram in Poona (1978-1981 and 1987-91). Osho’s Buddhafield has
always been brimming with so much creativity in so many fields. After Osho left
his body, I have seen in some other spiritual communities (sangha's) that it are
often the Osho disciples who do almost all the creative projects.
Without all these creative forces that Osho and his
disciples generated and still are generating (together with others), this world
would most probably already be destroyed. Osho
also talks in length about these
destructive forces, the opposite of the creative forces. It looks like we are
now in the ‘final battle’ between the light and the dark forces.
May Osho’s discourse inspire you and
allow your creativity to blossom,
as He has done with mine.
Osho: What is there, is there
Transcending the mind
Nothing has happened
And nothing will happen.
What is there, is there.
This is one of the most significant assertions ever made.
This is a tremendously significant sutra.
All the scriptures can
be condensed in such a sutra.
If you can understand only these three
there is no need to understand anything else.
Many people feel the urge
to change and transform this
They feel also the need
to heal and help people.
Osho gives a clear direction how
to do this and how to avoid the traps
in this transformation process
and a Map of the Mind:
From NO-mind to NO-mind
Man is a rainbow, all the seven colors
together. That is his beauty and that is his
problem too. Man is multi-faceted,
multi-dimensional. His being is not simple, it
is a great complexity. And out of that
complexity is born the harmony we call God: the
So the first thing to be understood about
man is that man is not yet. Man is only a
possibility, a potentiality. Man can be, man is
a promise. The dog is, the rock is, the sun
is... man can be. Hence the anxiety and anguish
--one can miss too; there is no certainty. You
may flower, you may not flower. Hence the
shivering, the shaking, the trembling inside:
"Who knows whether I will be able to do it or
Sosan - Hsin Hsin Ming
It is such a beautiful book, each word is
I cannot conceive of a single word
that could be deleted.
It is exactly that which is needed,
to say the truth.
My talking on Buddha is not just a commentary:
it is creating a bridge.
Buddha is one of the most important masters
who have ever existed on the earth
And if you can have a taste of his being,
you will be infinitely benefited, blessed.
(at the Buddha part of this site)
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