Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Genius In Search Of His Original Face


Osho talks about the deep human longing for finding one's original face. In view of the sudden demise of Michael Jackson the Osho wisdom gives a great insight into the inner life of geniuses. No amount of plastic surgery to alter the face can satisfy a person who is basically searching for his faceless being, his consciousness.

" Nobody is ever satisfied with their face; even the most beautiful people are not satisfied. Even Cleopatra was worried that her nose was a little longer than it should be. Marilyn Monroe committed suicide -- a beautiful woman, but not satisfied, not contented. There is something in it. All faces are false. Deep down, your being is faceless.

That's what Zen people call the original face. When a disciple comes to a Zen master, the master says, "Go and meditate upon your original face." And what is the original face? The face that you had before you were born and the face that you will have again when you are dead: find out that original face. It is not a face at all.

Have you ever thought about it? The shape of your face is given by the body. It can be changed by plastic surgery. And you will not be changed by the change of the face: your nose can be longer, shorter, your eyes can be different, eyebrows can be different -- much can be done now.

And you will remain the same.

Have you got any face? Sometimes with closed eyes go deep into it... and you will be surprised to see you don't have any face.
That's why one is never contented. One can never be contented with this face, howsoever beautiful. This face is not going to satisfy you unless you come to the original face, the facelessness of your being: purity with no shape, the formless, the attributeless."

The Divine Melody/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Silent OSHO Explosion in India


Osho International Foundation has been working silently and diligently to make Osho available in India. I am very happy to share it with everybody.

* Every year, approximately twenty-thousand people come to the OSHO International Meditation Resort for meditation, out of which 54% are Indian nationals. There is a discounted price for entry for Indians corresponding to their economic situation.

* OSHO International Foundation has currently 712 Osho titles licensed to 28 leading publishers in India in 12 Indian languages: Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Sindhi, and Urdu. There may be no other author in history whose works have been so widely distributed in India.

* OSHO International Foundation has licensed a large number of audio and video titles with major publishers: Music Today, SONY Music, Shemaroo, in process with Moser Baer.

* Osho quotes are available via sms on mobile phones throughout the country, including test and audio options in English and Hindi.

* The total number of units sold in all formats throughout India is around one million - excluding the pirated copies!

* The press office of Osho International Meditation Resort sends Osho content in the form of articles on current topics to all the top newspapers of India in three languages - Hindi, English and Marathi. As a ripple effect, other papers in other languages such as Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and so on, publish Osho articles in their periodicals. As a result Osho content is read by some100 million people from India every month.

* On visitors can find thousands of pages of Osho content in both English and Hindi, including an online magazine, a full description of all the Osho meditations, a presentation of the Osho International Meditation Resort, an online shop where visitors can find all the books, ebooks, and audiobooks currently available, and an online Library of the Osho archives in text format in English and Hindi.

* In the audiobook section of, there are 2861 Osho Talks in the English audiobook catalog on and 1344 Osho Talks in the Hindi audiobook catalog. In addition there is a special price for downloading these talks within in India.

* In the online Library on, visitors can find the complete text archive of Osho Talks which can be read and searched online in both English and Hindi. The Hindi archive is free of charge. In addition, this Hindi archive has been made available in such a way that it can be read in six different Indian scripts.

* The Osho International Meditation Resort has helped open 11 exclusive Osho bookshops called OSHO Glimpse all over India. This chain is growing as people enjoy being able to see the full collection of Osho Titles available in one place, including the music for the Osho Meditations, and the DVDs of the Osho Talks.

*The meditation resort also sends trained facilitators to OSHO Meditation Events around the country. Hundreds of participants thought the country enjoy Osho meditations in this way.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Co-existence? No, one existence, says Osho

We are a word drunken societey. We live in ideas and words without checking whether these ideas make any sense, or are we misguided by our own creations? One such word is co-existence -- most common in the modern world. All the nations and politicians advocate it thinking it is a great ideal to live for.
Here is Osho's take on it -- totally different, as usual .
"A woman journalist asked me in America -- I was addressing a world press conference and she was the first one to ask a question. She asked, "Can't you live in coexistence with America?"I said, "No."The woman may not have thought that anybody would say no. She was so stunned that she left the microphone. Later on she met me again and I told her, "You did not listen to my whole answer, why I said `no.' You must have misunderstood, because I could see it on your face, but you moved away and another questioner came."She said, "Can `no' have many meanings?"I said, "Every word can have many meanings, many implications. What did you understand?"She said, "I understood simply that you cannot accept coexistence."
I said, "You misunderstood me completely. I was saying that coexistence is still war. Coexistence means we will tolerate each other. Coexistence means, `What else to do? -- we have to live together.'
All husbands and wives are living in coexistence. All nations are living in coexistence. All religions are living in coexistence. But this coexistence is not a joyful, celebrating experience. I was going to say to you, I want one existence, not coexistence.Why divide?"
She said, "My god, I reported your answer on the television and I have done an injustice to you. Because that `no' is resounding all over America, and naturally with the same meaning."

Words are delicate people, and as you become deeper, you start giving new meanings to words. By saying no to coexistence I was saying that the whole idea of coexistence is ugly. It means we cannot be one -- that we will remain enemies. We will not fight, but the antagonism is absolutely implied in the word `coexistence'. And this is the situation with the whole language. "

Excerpted from Om Mani Padme Hum/courtesy Osho International Foundation/