I’ve collected 100+ Osho quotes since 2004.
And you have here only the best ones.
In fact, you have 87 Osho quotes on love, life, mind, and happiness.
But be prepared:
Some of his quotes will shock you.
I’ve studied many authors in my life, but rare are those with this style:
- No filters
- Direct and powerful quotes
- Thought-provoking and life-changing perspectives
4 lessons you will learn from this Indian philosopher (also known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh):
- How to be happier
- What is love exactly
- How to reach your full potential
- The benefits of separating from your mind
I hope you’ll enjoy Osho’s quotes as much as I did.
The Best Osho Quotes
Love is the goal, life is the journey. Osho
To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. Osho
When one is centered in oneself, one becomes one with the whole universe. Osho
A little foolishness enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do. Osho
Simplicity means to be just yourself, whoever you are, in tremendous acceptance, with no goal, with no ideal. All ideals are crap. Osho
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. Osho
The ultimate mysteries are opened only to those who have immense patience. Osho
If you suffer, it is because of you. If you feel blissful, it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible, only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too. Osho
Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. Osho
Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things? When the whole is available, only stupid people will cling to small things. Osho
There is everything to laugh and there is nothing to fear. Laughter has to be our sword to cut all these heads who have been torturing humanity for centuries. Osho
Nobody bothers to give, everybody wants to get. And when everybody is after getting, nobody gets it. And everybody feels at a loss, empty, tense. Osho
When the mind is with thoughts, the lake is with ripples; when the mind is without thoughts, the lake is without ripples. Osho
Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized. Osho
If you are serious, then you cannot flow. Then you are frozen inside; then you become just a dead stone. Osho
Never be in a hurry, because all that is beautiful and great takes time. Osho
You are whole; there is no need of anybody else to complete you. Osho
Once you give up expectations, you have learned to live. Osho
3 Key Takeaways
- Stop rushing around. Life is here and now.
- If you are happy, it’s your fault. If you are unhappy, it’s your fault. You are the one responsible for your life.
- You don’t need what society advocates. Happiness is closer than you think. It’s in you.
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Osho Quotes On Love
If you love a person, give them infinite space. Osho
Unless you are ready to commit, you never grow. Osho
Courage is a love affair with the unknown. Osho
Love should not have an address; it should be simply a radiation of your being. Osho
In love the other is important; in lust you are important. Osho
If everyone starts giving love instead of talking about love. This very earth can become a paradise. Osho
Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more. Osho
Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. Osho
Love arises out of deep respect and gratitude, seeing your beauty and grandeur, seeing your unconditional love which asks nothing in response, not even love. Osho
You don’t know what love is if you have not loved yourself. Osho
Love relates, but it is not a relationship. Relationship is a dead thing, a closed thing. Love is a flowing. Osho
Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. Osho
One who forgives is forgiven. Osho
3 Key Takeaways
- Love is dynamic, not static.
- Love doesn’t count. It just gives.
- Love yourself before trying to love others.
Osho Quotes On Happiness And Gratitude
It is your decision to be happy or to be unhappy. Osho
If you can remain that alert, nobody will ever be able to manipulate you; you will remain free. Osho
Come out of the future! It is your dream. You are not supposed to go anywhere. Be happy wherever you are. Osho
Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed – borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves. Osho
If you start listening to the body, listening to the nature, listening to your inner being, you will be more and more happy. Osho
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. Osho
Learn to be in the present. Withdraw your energy from the past. Don’t waste your time in memories; what is gone is gone — say goodbye to it and close the chapter. Osho
Unlearn all that you have learned up to now. Forget your past, disconnect yourself, don’t look back. Look in the moment, in the present, and be in a totally relaxed state, available. Osho
All that is great cannot be possessed – and that is one of the most foolish things man goes on doing. We want to possess. Osho
Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. Osho
Just be there, available, open, receptive, and you will be flooded with truth, with light and that light, that truth, will liberate you, will make you what you are supposed to be, what you intrinsically need to be. Your real destiny will be fulfilled. Osho
Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. Osho
The misery comes and goes, clouds gather and disperse — it has nothing to do with me. Before it used to affect me, now it does not affect me at all. I am just a mirror, I only reflect. If it is sunny I reflect it: if it is cloudy I reflect it. Osho
Just be spontaneous. Don’t ask how. Try it. Without knowing, innocently, respond to a situation and you will learn out of it the great experience of let-go. And you will rejoice because you have attained your freedom from all kinds of fears. Osho
You are not here to fulfill anybody’s expectations and nobody else is here to fulfill your expectations. Never become a victim of others’ expectations and don’t make anybody a victim of your expectations. Osho
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. Osho
Ask for happiness and you will never get it. You will suffer frustration. Why? Because there is only one way to be happy, and that is to be happy here. Osho
Remember: no attachment should grow, no clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your freedom, your individuality. Osho
Your blissfulness is not something that comes from outside, it springs from within you. Osho
Once one starts accepting and respecting oneself, life starts changing, joy arises. Osho
Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Osho
3 Key Takeaways
- You become your best version by subtracting layers, not adding them.
- Happiness comes when you drop your mind, your past, and your future.
- Happiness comes when you trust the moment, when you relax.
Osho Quotes On Life
Think of life as dance, as movement, and become more and more in tune with this moving existence. Osho
Life is a balance between rest and movement. Osho
This very moment is the only real existential time; there is nowhere else. Osho
Unless you die, you cannot hold the infinite within you. So learn to die. Osho
One has to be spontaneous. One has to live moment to moment, neither thinking of the past, nor thinking of the future, nor clinging to the present. Osho
The more alive you are, the less repetitive. Only a dead man can be consistent. Living is inconsistency; life is freedom. Freedom cannot be consistent. Osho
Don’t try to change others; just change yourself, and life changes. Osho
My approach to life is that whatsoever you do, change cannot be stopped. So the best way is to start loving this change, understanding this change. And it is a beautiful dance once you are not afraid of it. It is aliveness. And because something new is happening each moment life remains an adventure, a constant exploration. Osho
Never become a believer, never become a follower, never become a part of any organization, never become a part of any religion, never become a part of any nation. Remain authentically true to yourself. Osho
The man of understanding dies every moment to the past and is reborn again to the future. His present is always a transformation, a rebirth, a resurrection. It is not a question of courage at all, that is the first thing to be understood. It is a question of clarity, of being clear about what is what. Osho
The river flows by itself – allow it to flow. Osho
The real question is not whether life exists after death, the real question is whether you are alive before death. Osho
Laughter is my message. I do not ask you to do prayer. I ask you to find moments, situations, in which you can laugh wholeheartedly. Your laughter will open a thousand and one roses within you. Osho
You are a guest. Leave this earth a little more beautiful, a little more human, a little more lovable, a little more fragrant. Osho
A miracle happens, the moment you are silent, the moment you are open, not trying to prove something. Osho
Life is neither misery nor bliss. Life is an empty canvas, and one has to be very artistic about it. Osho
A man becomes a Buddha the moment he accepts all that life brings with gratitude. Osho
That which takes you away from yourself is the only thing to be avoided. Osho
Life begins where fear ends. Osho
The one you are looking for is you. Osho
3 Key Takeaways
- Life is about change. It’s futile to try to control it.
- The past and the future are illusions of the mind. Only the present moment is real.
- Whatever happens in your life, imagine you have chosen it.
Osho Quotes On Mind
The mind is a beautiful servant, but a dangerous master. Osho
The mind is a dead thing and to get out of the mind is to get into the open and under the sky and under the stars, in the rains, in the winds. And then the vastness is available to you — even the sky is not the limit. Osho
Time is a need of the miserable mind. Time is a creation of misery. If you are happy there is no time – time disappears. Osho
The mind wants things not to change, and that’s how the mind and life are in conflict. Osho
No-mind is the search of meditation. And from no-mind blossom flowers of unselfishness, of love, of compassion, of sharing. Osho
Once a man is in a state of no-mind, nothing can distract him from his being. Osho
There is no power bigger than the power of no-mind. No harm can be done to such a person. No attachment, no greed, no jealousy, no anger… Nothing can arise in him. No-mind is an absolutely pure sky without any clouds. Osho
The more you watch [your mind], the bigger is the distance. The bigger the distance, the less energy your thoughts are getting from you. Osho
No thought, no mind, no choice — just being silent, rooted in yourself. Osho
The greatest freedom is to be free of our own mind. Osho
The mind wants things to be static, because only that which is unchanging can be controlled; that which remains the same can be controlled because you will be in the know about it. Osho
Mind is not something in particular, it is the whole accumulation, all the junk, the whole heap, of your dead past. Osho
The whole existence lives in the present except you, except human mind. And it is only human mind that suffers. Osho
Meditation is fire — it burns your thoughts, your desires, your memories; it burns the past and the future. It burns your mind and the ego. It takes away all that you think that you are. It is a death and a rebirth, a crucifixion and a resurrection. You are born anew. You lose your own identity totally, and you attain to a new vision of life. Osho
In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light. Osho
3 Key Takeaways
- Your mind makes your world: hell or paradise.
- Learn to detach from your mind with meditation and self-awareness.
- When you detach from your mind and let it go, you become fully alert and alive.
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