Category Osho

Fool’s wisdom

A king was seriously thinking of turning the whole country moral. Nobody should be allowed to say anything untrue. Untruths should be banned. The wise men were all agreed; in fact, because these wise people were his servants they were even going further than him, exaggerating. One wise man suggested that of course this was […]

One who gave it has taken it back

There was a mystic, Hassein, who had a very beautiful son — a very very intelligent and talented boy. Everybody loved the boy, but one day he suddenly died. He was just twenty and almost the whole town was in love with the boy. Hassein looked at the corpse and never cried. Not even a […]

Frog the philosopher

Chuang Tzu talks about a draftsman of the name Chu’i, who could draw more perfect circles freehand than with a compass. Really, the compass is needed because you are afraid. If you are not afraid you yourself can draw a perfect circle without any help. In nature circles exist everywhere, everything moves on a circular […]

You have stolen my heart💓

Let me tell you a Zen anecdote about a burglar who entered the house of a Zen master to rob him. The master not only made no move to stop him, but aided him in his search, suggesting things he might take. The burglar, wondering what kind of man this was who would help himself […]

Little bit of heaven

ONCE SOME HUNTERS went deep into a dark forest and found a hut in which a hermit was praying before a wooden cross. His face shone with happiness. ”Good afternoon, Brother. May God give us a good afternoon. You look very happy.” ”I am always happy.” ”You are happy living in this lonely hut doing […]

Travellers and a lamp

Two persons were travelling in the night. One had a lamp, another had no lamp, but while they were both walking together both paths were lit. The path of the one who had no lamp was also lit, and he was very happy. He never bothered about any lamp — what was the need? But […]

Controlled anger!!

The day Shantinath killed his wife by throwing her into a well, a Jaina monk was passing by. A crowd had gathered, and the Jaina monk said, “This mind full of anger and violence will lead you to hell.” The situation was such that the man said, “I also want to be as silent as […]