26 Best Osho Quotes About Life You Need to Hear Today

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Osho Quotes That Will Improve Your Outlook On Life

Osho was widely regarded as one of the greatest spiritual teachers in modern history. The Indian philosopher offered advice on love, life, and sexuality. Most importantly, he was an advocate for seeking true satisfaction from within.

Many of Osho's famous books go into details of his teachings. These writings reveal and explain the secrets that he believes can bring us happiness. If you've been looking for a sign, these inspirational quotes might be just what you need.

Discovering a life of freedom begins with yourself⁠, and Osho believes that's the key. Even if you don't consider yourself a spiritual person, you can definitely find some of this advice useful. Forget what you think you already know about life, check out these powerful quotes by Osho to set you free.

Inspiring Quotes By Osho

  • "I live my life based on 2 principles. One, I live as if today was my last day on earth. Two, I live today as if I am going to live forever."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "Be—don't try to become."

  • "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."

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

  • "Experience life in all possible ways—good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become."

Osho Quotes That Will Bring You Peace

  • "Life begins where fear ends."

  • "Courage is a love affair with the unknown."

  • "Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that's what maturity is all about."

  • "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."

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

  • "One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind."

  • "Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it."

Beautiful Osho Quotes

  • "Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny—he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally—you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you."

  • "Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love—now you are love."

  • "You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy."

  • "Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence."

  • "The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it's not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other."

  • "I love this world because it is imperfect. 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. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this imperfection, to rejoice in this imperfection is my whole message."

  • "Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don't know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue."

Quotes By Osho For A Positive Attitude

  • "Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself."

  • "They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!"

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

  • "Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my potential to life; you have to contribute your potential to life. I have to discover my own being; you have to discover your own being."

  • "To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life."

  • "Sadness is silent, it is yours. It is coming because you are alone. It is giving you a chance to go deeper into your aloneness. Rather than jumping from one shallow happiness to another shallow happiness and wasting your life, it is better to use sadness as a means for meditation. Witness it. It is a friend! It opens the door of your eternal aloneness."

  • "Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility."

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