Osho is a modern day mystic whose wisdom, clarity and humor have touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
Osho developed active meditation techniques especially for us, for our inner transformation. His sannyas is a commitment to meditation.
Anadi radiates Osho's presence which creates a Buddha field in which your meditation flourishes more easily. He was born in Osho's home town.
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I am an invitation for all those who are seeking, searching and have a deep longing in their heart to find their home. As a person I do not exist, I only appear. The day I came to know myself, the person has disappeared. There is only a presence, a very living presence that can fulfill your longing. Just of course for those who have a deep urge that unless they find themselves everything else is meaningless. | Osho
Unless you know a life which is luminous and aflame, all your knowledge is just a deception. You are gathering it to help you forget that the real knowledge is missing. But however great is your accumulation of the other, the objective, the world, it is not going to become a substitute of your self-knowing. With the self-knowing suddenly all darkness disappears. And all separation with existence. | Osho
Just as science has been successful in penetrating into the very secret of matter, it has the capacity to penetrate into the very secret of consciousness too, into the treasures of our inner being. Meditation is a pure, scientific method. In science you call it observation, observation of the objects. When you move inwards it is the same observation just taking a one-hundred-and eighty-degree turn and looking in. | Osho
Meditation covers a long pilgrimage; witnessing is the beginning and no-mind is the fulfillment. Your mind is constantly interfering with reality, giving it a color, shape and form which is not its own. It never allows you to see that which is; it allows you to see only that which it wants to see. Meditation means putting the mind aside so that it no longer interferes with reality and you can see things as they are. | Osho
We have to start a new human being. A totally new vision of life has to begin: the life of surrender, the life of let-go. Be in tune with nature; there is no need to fight. Be in tune with other people; there is no need to be ambitious. And be in absolute tune with yourself. Don't divide yourself, don't become schizophrenic; remain one, integrated, individual. | Osho
An authentic religiousness needs no prophets, no churches, no priests – because religiousness is the flowering of your heart. If religiousness spreads all over the world the religions will fade away. It will be a tremendous blessing to humanity when man is simply man, neither Christian, nor Mohammedan, nor Hindu. Religiousness is an individual affair. It is a message of love from you to the whole cosmos. | Osho
With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. | Osho
Right now your centre is the mind. I use chaotic methods to stop the mind, to push the consciousness to its roots, because only from the roots is transformation possible. Otherwise you will go on verbalizing and there will be no transformation. It is not enough just to know what is right. Consciousness must be pushed down to the source, otherwise you will not change. | Osho
Remember, each situation has to become an opportunity to meditate. Becoming aware of what you are doing, becoming aware of what is happening to you. Somebody insults you: become aware. What is happening to you when the insult reaches you? Meditate over it; this is changing the whole gestalt. Slowly slowly you become more and more aware of your reactions, rather than the actions of others. | Osho
Meditation is a state of clarity, not a state of mind. Mind is confusion. Mind is never clear. It cannot be. Thoughts create clouds around you - they are subtle clouds. A mist is created by them, and then clarity is lost. When thoughts disappear, when there are no more clouds around you, when you are in your simple beingness, clarity happens. Then you can see far away; then you can see to the very end of existence. | Osho
Meditation is not anything of the mind, it is something beyond the mind. And the first step is to be playful about it, than the mind cannot destroy your meditation. Otherwise it will turn it into another ego trip; it will make you very serious. Life as such has to be taken as cosmic joke – then suddenly you relax because there is nothing to be tense about. And in that very relaxation something starts changing in you – a radical change, a transformation | Osho
The whole idea of purpose is wrong – it comes out of greed. Life is a sheer joy, a playfulness, a fun, a laughter, to no purpose at all. Life is its own end, it has no other end. The moment you understand it you have understood what meditation is all about. It is living your life joyously, playfully, totally, and with no purpose at the end, with no purpose in view, no purpose there at all. | Osho
A man of meditation has learned how to be full of energy, at the maximum, optimum. He lives at the peak. Certainly he has a warmth but it is not feverish, it only shows life. He is not hot, he is cool, because he is not carried away by desires. He is so happy, that he is no longer seeking any happiness. He is so at ease, he is so at home, he is not going anywhere, he is not running and chasing... he is very cool. | Osho
Everything is done by the mind except meditation. It is something beyond the mind, the mind is absolutely helpless here. | Osho
My sannyas is an opening, a journey, a dance, a love affair with the unknown, a romance with existence itself, in search of an orgasmic relationship with the whole. Everything else has failed in the world. Religions have failed, politics have failed, ideologies have failed -- and they were very clearcut. They were blueprints for the future of man. They have all failed. They were based in the thinking process. | Osho
Sannyas is not thought-oriented; it has no roots in thinking. Sannyas is insightfulness; it is meditation, not mind. It is rooted in joy, not in thought. It is rooted in celebration, not in thinking. It is rooted in that awareness where thoughts are not found. It is not a choice: it is not a choice between two thoughts, it is the dropping of all thoughts. It is living out of nothingness. | Osho
I give you a new name only to make you feel that names are not important. Your old name can simply disappear because it was only a label, it can be changed. You are not the name. First I destroy the identity with the name, then I will destroy the identity with the body, then the identity with the mind, then the identity with the heart. | Osho
You have to become discontinuous to the past. Unless you die to the past you cannot be reborn, you cannot be here-now. When all identities have been destroyed you will be able to know who you are: the unidentified, the nameless, the formless, the indefinable. And that is only a pure witness in you; nothing can be said about it, no word is adequate to explain it. | Osho
The mala with a picture of me has so many reasons behind it. One: the picture is not mine. I exist as an emptiness which cannot be pictured, which cannot be photographed. That is why I could put the picture there. And the more you will go into meditation, the more you will know thet the locket is empty. When the nothingness is there you can communicate with me. That is also why I have given it to you.
One more reason: you are to be protected in so many ways. The more one becomes meditative, the more one becomes sensitive and vulnerable to so many influences - many of which can be harmful to you. This mala - or this picture, this locket - will protect you. But that´s a great science. Many more reasons are there. But I will not talk about them - this much is enough. | Osho
Sannyasins don't have any relationship. Yes, they have a certain friendliness, a certain lovingness. I am avoiding the word relationship because that is binding. I am not calling it ‘friendship’ even, but ‘friendliness’ – because they are all fellow travelers walking on the same path, in love with the same master, but they are related to each other through the master. | Osho
Sannyas is a declaration of your individuality, of freedom, that you will not be any more part of the mob madness, the mob psychology. It is a declaration that you are becoming universal; you will not belong to any country, to any church, to any race, to any religion. | Osho
This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, aware, whatsoever you do. Remain a witness. Don't get lost. It is easy to get lost. But then you miss the point. Observe what is happening, as if you are just a spectator, as if the whole thing is happening to somebody else, as if the whole thing is happening in the body and the consciousness is just centered and looking. | Osho
Allow the shaking, don't do it. Stand silently, feel it coming, and when your body starts a little trembling help it - but don't do it. Your rocklike being should shake to the very foundations, so it becomes liquid, fluid, melts, flows. And when the rocklike being becomes liquid your body will follow. Then there is no shaker, only shaking; then nobody is doing it, it is simply happening. Then the doer is not. | Osho
The point to be remembered is that you have to use the sound, the chanting, the mantra, not as an intoxicant for your being. Let it be an intoxicant for the body and the mind but you slip out of it before you become intoxicated; you stand out and you watch. You see the body swaying and you see the mind feeling very very peaceful and calm and quiet. Watch from the outside and be alert like a flame. | Osho
Whirl like a wheel, and remember your witness inside as a centre. Suddenly you will feel you are the centre and the body is just a wheel. If you are not centred your energy is unfocused, it cannot explode. Explosion needs great energy. At the center you become, really, a spiritual atom. And only when you are centered enough to become an atom can you explode. Then there is an atomic explosion. | Osho
Forget the dancer, the center of the ego; become the dance. If you dance totally, then in that dance your being comes out of the body. And then your real dance begins: below, the body will go on dancing; above, you will dance. The body on the earth, you in the sky. The body will dance the dance of matter, you will dance the dance of consciousness. You will become Nataraj, the king of dancing. | Osho
My speaking is really one of my devices for meditation. Speaking has never been used this way: I speak not to give you a message, but to stop your mind functioning. The words are secondary; the silences between those words are primary. This is simply a device to give you a glimpse of meditation. And once you know that it is possible for you, you have traveled far in the direction of your own being. | Osho
There are adventures and adventures, but no adventure can be compared with the adventure of meditation. It is the ultimate adventure, because you are not going to the Everest or the moon or to Mars - you are going to your innermost being. | Osho
Swami Anand Anadi was born in Osho's home town, in the same street, where he grew up within Osho's vibration. Already at a young age he started searching for the mystery of life.
In 1981 at the age of 18 he became sannyasin. A few years later he started working in the Osho commune. There in Pune he created his base - his apartment became an ashram for fellow travellers.
Since 1999 Anadi is moving all over the world to facilitate and share Meditations of Osho. To the people he meets on his path, he is sharing love, silence and meditation, enriched by his experiences.
In India he organises the Osho Golden Childhood Tour - travelling to places where Osho spent his early life up to the age of 40. Anadi knows the area intimately and introduces you to places and friends who were part of Osho's journey.
Anadi travels far into his inner being. In his presence people feel easily connected to Osho. You get a glimps of 'being home' if that is what you are searching for.
Being a traveller, Anadi lives in many different places, and yet nowhere. Where ever he stays, the place becomes an Osho ashram. People come over to meditate and relax into silence and love. You are most welcome.
My each sannyasin's home should become an ashram - a fragrance should arise from there, reaching far and wide. | Osho
In this interview, Anadi shares with an open heart his love for Osho and his own understanding and life experience as a meditator and seeker of truth.
Anadi talks about his connection with Osho.