Friday, February 20, 2009

Quote of the week: Osho

I came across this quote via a website ( that sends me daily tips, quotes, hints, suggestions, etc. I usually put some of those quotes as my sign in name on my msn or yahoo messenger, at least when it pertains to me or says something that i believe is true.

This week's quote of the week was sent to me some time ago by this website (January 26, 2009) and for some reason i didnt delete it after i read it, which is my normal response. Today i was going through my emails and came across it today and so decided to share it on my blog. The quote is by Osho, an Indian who had several name changes during his lifetime. He was a spiritual leader, educator and sometime controversial critic, especially when he spoke out against organized religion and other leaders like Ghandi.

He was also known for outlining his own "Ten Commandments" although he mentioned that he was against any kind of commandment:

Never obey anyone's command unless it is coming from within you also.
There is no God other than life itself.
Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
Love is prayer.
To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
Life is now and here.
Live wakefully.
Do not swim – float.
Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.

For more on Osho

Now for the quote of the week:

That which can be taken away by death is worthless to accumulate. Accumulate something that death cannot destroy.

I guess what he is saying is riches, possessions shouldn't be the goal of man because we cant really take it into the after life but that as well is controversial since he didn't really believe in the after life from his commandment "Life is here and now" and even if you accumulate that which you think death can't be taken away, you can never truly be sure because you are dead and i'm sure there are people who died with good names and characters only to have it sullied after.

Anyways, i am in no real position to critic his quotes or beliefs, but just sharing my thoughts.


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