“I don’t want anybody to cling to me, to be attached to me in any way. My whole effort is to give you total freedom, and methods so that whatever you want, you can create it within yourself. Not even God is needed, nothing is needed ― you are enough unto yourself.” (Osho)
Osho has been described by the Sunday Times in London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by American author Tom Robbins as “the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ.” Sunday Mid-Day (India) has selected Osho as one of ten people – along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha – who have changed the destiny of India.
About his work Osho himself has said that he is helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He often characterizes this new human being as “Zorba the Buddha” – capable both of enjoying the earthy pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautama the Buddha. Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho’s talks and meditations is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of all ages past and the highest potential of today’s (and tomorrow’s) science and technology.
Osho is known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, what he calls “the psychology of the Buddhas.” His approach to meditation addresses the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique OSHO Active Meditations are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind that make meditation so difficult for modern busy people. He then uses his speaking as a way of letting go of our self-limiting belief systems, at the same time offering the opportunity to experience silence through the art of listening. Combined with the vast number of shorter techniques, Osho provides a way for every type of mind to be transcended, allowing us to enjoy the stillness and thought-free relaxation into our daily lives.
“I am an invitation for all those who are seeking, searching, and have a deep longing in their hearts to find their home.
“I am an answer to the question that everybody is, but cannot formulate – a question that is more a quest than a question, more a thirst than a verbal, mental inquiry; a thirst that one feels in every cell and fibre of his being, but has no way to bring to words and ask.
“I am an answer for that question which you cannot ask and you cannot expect that it could be answered. When I say I am the answer, I don’t mean that I can give you the answer… yes, if you are ready, you can take it. I am just like a well, ready for you to throw your bucket and draw the water for yourself. I have it but I cannot reach to you without your efforts. Only you can reach to me.” (Osho)
From Some Friends of Osho
“Osho gave his country and the world a vision, which one can be proud of.”
-Former Indian Prime Minister, Chandra Shekhar.
“Enlightened people like Osho are ahead of their times. It is good that more and more young people are now reading his works.”
-K R Narayanan, President of India
“Osho is an enlightened master who is working with all possibilities to help humanity overcome a difficult phase in developing consciousness.”
-The Dalai Lama
“I’ve been charmed from reading his books.”
“I really got into Osho’s books. I have always loved his books. They were top notch.”
-Marianne Williamson, author
“These brilliant insights will benefit all those who yearn for experiential knowledge of the field of pure potentiality inherent in every human being. This book belongs on the shelf of every library and in the home of all those who seek knowledge of the higher self.”
-Dr Deepak Chopra, Author of: Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; Quantum Healing and Unconditional Life
“I found No Water, No Moon one of the most refreshing, cleansing and delightful books I could imagine. It is a book which will never cease to be a comforting companion.”
“I read all his books.”
“I have read most of [Osho’s] books and listened to tapes of his talks, and I am convinced that in the spiritual tradition, here is a mind of intellectual brilliance and persuasive ability as an author.”
-James Broughton, poet, and author
“He is the rarest and most talented religionist to appear this century.” Kazuyoshi Kino, Professor of Buddhist Studies,
-Hosen Gakuen College, Tokyo, Japan
“Osho makes you free from the existing mind set…he is inclusive, not exclusive.”
-The High Commissioner for India to Singapore
“I have never heard anyone so beautifully and playfully integrate and then dissolve the psychological problems which, for generations, have sapped our human energies.”
-Rev. Cain, Chaplain, Churchill College Cambridge
“Osho is the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ… He’s obviously a very effective man, otherwise he wouldn’t be such a threat. He’s saying the same things that nobody else has the courage to say. A man who has all kinds of ideas, they’re not only inflammatory – they also have a resonance of truth that scares the pants off the control freaks.”
-Tom Robbins, author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life with Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume
“As a result of reading The Golden Future (and many other works by Osho) I would “These books are really what people are looking for…they are even more relevant now than when they were spoken.”
-Michael Mann, Chairman of Element Books
“He Osho is the greatest incarnation after Buddha in India. He is a living Buddha.”
-Lama Karmapa, late head of the Kargyupta, (or Red Hat) Sect of Tibetan Buddhism
“Within a few years from now Osho’s message will be heard all over the world. He was the most original thinker that India has produced: the most erudite, the most clear-headed and the most innovative. And in addition he had an inborn gift of words, spoken and written. The like of him we will not see for decades to come…He has to be judged as a thinker, and as a thinker he will rank amongst the giants.”
-Khushwant Singh, Former editor of The Times of India; author and historian
“No one is more qualified to introduce the mystics than Osho, a man who stands out even in their exalted company. He speaks from his own experience, bringing his mystic predecessors to life, making them his contemporaries.”
“Never before or after have I encountered anybody having such a harmonious and “Osho is the rarest and most talented religionist to appear in this century. His interpretations are saturated with the truth of Buddhism.”
-Kazuyoshi Kino Professor of Buddhist Studies, Tokyo
“His incredible taped discourse lectures and books have inspired me, and millions of others, on the path of self-evolution… He is like a great bell tolling, Awaken, Awaken, Awaken!”
-James Coburn, actor
“With Osho, words flow endlessly. Provocatively. Challengingly. In a hundred years more copies of Osho’s works will have been printed than the Bible itself, till now the outstanding best-seller.”
– M. V. Kamath, Former Editor of The Illustrated Weekly, India
“As you savor the chapters, you’ll discover that Osho is like a Zen archer. Almost poetically he circles his target, surveying it over and over again from many positions before he draws back his bow and lets the arrow fly.”
– Robert Rimmer, USA. Author of The Harrad Experiment and Proposition 31