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Osho Quotes: The 25 Best Sayings On Truth, Life & Love

“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.”

Whenever we’re looking for motivational  quotes about life or love, we tend to find them among the teachings of great spiritual leaders. Rumi is usually a reliable source, along with Buddha, and others like them.

One of those leaders is Osho. He has gone by Rajneesh and several other names, but Osho was an indian teacher, spirtual advisor and mystic, who preached about finding peace and truth by looking inwards into ones self. This was a very different approach as the more popular mono-theistic religions focused on a single god who remains in control of the world we know – religions Osho studied himself.

“Rajneesh was perhaps the first of the great teachers who had carefully examined tenets of other faiths; he could rightly claim to be the only teacher who was a scholar of comparative religions.”

Although his life was short, he was prolific in his output, releasing 600 books and several thousand lectures over the course of his 58-year life.

Here we’ve narrowed down this huge collection of material to the 25 best quotes on topics like love, experience, life and much more. We hope they provide the same inspiration

Osho Quotes: The 25 Best Sayings On Truth, Life & Love

1. Osho On Madness:

Life repeats itself mindlessly – unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel. – Osho

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2. Osho On Experience:

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


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3. Osho On Love:

When your love is not just a desire for the other, when your love is not only a need, when your love is a sharing, when your love is not that of a beggar but an emperor, when your love is not asking for something in return but is ready only to give – to give for the sheer joy of giving – then add meditation to it and the pure fragrance is released. That is compassion; compassion is the highest phenomenon. – OSHO




4. Osho On Pain:

This pain is not to make you sad, remember. Thats where people go on missing…. This pain is just to make you more alert–because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. – OSHO

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5. Osho On Living In The Moment:

The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which dont exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment. – OSHO


6. Osho On Beauty:

Once you have started seeing the beauty of life, ugliness starts disappearing. If you start looking at life with joy, sadness starts disappearing. You cannot have heaven and hell together, you can have only one. It is your choice. – OSHO

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7. Osho On Grabbing Hold Of Life:

Take hold of your own life. See that the whole existence is celebrating. These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious. The rivers and the oceans are wild, and everywhere there is fun, everywhere there is joy and delight. Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it. – OSHO

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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. – OSHO

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9. Osho On Becoming Someone:

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.


10. Osho on Taking One Step At A Time:

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


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11. Osho On Ignorance:

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


12. Osho On Meditation:

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


13. Osho On Creativity:

Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence. – OSHO

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14. Osho on Parenting:

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. – OSHO


15. Osho On Learning:

It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much. – OSHO


16.  Osho On Suffering:

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. – OSHO

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17. Osho On Truth:

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


18. Osho On Destiny:

Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he or she has something to fulfill, some message that has to be delivered, some work that 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. – OSHO


19. Osho On Courage:

Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown. – OSHO

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20. Osho On Competition:

There is no need of any competition with anybody. U R yourself, and as U R, U R perfectly good. Accept urself. – OSHO


21. Osho On God:

There exists no God. What exists is godliness, and that godliness surrounds you. We are all in the same ocean. – OSHO

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22. Osho On Fame:

Fame is foolish, it is pointless, meaningless. Even if the whole world knows you, how does it make you richer? How does it make your life more blissful? How does it help you to be more understanding, to be more aware? To be more alert, to be more alive? – OSHO


23. Osho On Enlightenment:

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


24. Osho On Judgement:

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

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25: Osho On Balance In Life:

Life is a balance between rest and movement. – OSHO


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Do you have any favorite Osho sayings or quotations we might have missed? let us know in the comments.

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Written by Quotezine Team

Michelle Quinteros is a pop culture and lifestyle writer with a fancy degree from McMaster University. When she’s not writing for Quotezine, she can be found excessively quoting The Simpsons or binge watching Netflix.

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