OSHO: My Way Of Life is Not A Philosophy


OSHO OSHO International Foundation presents Osho: I Don’t Have a Biography My way of life is not a philosophy “I don’t have any biography. And whatsoever is thought to be biography is utterly meaningless. On what date I was born, in what country I was born, does not matter. What matters is what I am now, right here.” Osho I am not a philosopher. The philosopher thinks about things. It is a mind approach. My approach is a no-mind approach. It is just the very opposite of philosophizing. It is not thinking about things, ideas, but seeing with a clarity that comes when you put your mind aside, when you see through silence, not through logic. Seeing is not thinking. The sun rises: if you think about it you miss it, because while you are thinking about it, you are going away from it. In thinking you can move miles away, thoughts go faster than anything possible. If you are seeing the sunrise then one thing has to be certain, that you are not thinking about it. Only then can you see it. Thinking becomes a veil on the eyes. It gives its own color, its own idea to the reality. It does not allow reality to reach you, it imposes itself upon reality; it is a deviation from reality. Hence no philosopher has ever been able to know the truth. All the philosophers have been thinking about the truth. But thinking about the truth is an impossibility. Either you know it, or you don’t. If you know it, there is not need to think about it. If you don’t, how can you think about it? A philosopher thinking about truth is just like a blind man thinking about light. If you have eyes, you don’t think about light, you see it. Seeing is a totally different process; it is a byproduct of meditation. Hence I would not like my way of life ever to be called a philosophy, because it has nothing to do with philosophy. You can call it ‘philosia.’ The word ‘philo’ means love; ‘sophy’ means wisdom, knowledge — love for knowledge. In philosia, ‘philo’ means the same — love, and ‘sia’ means for seeing: not for knowledge but for being — not for wisdom, but for experiencing. For more information, visit: www.osho.com Featuring: ‘Music From The World of OSHO’ Copyright © Osho International Foundation, Switzerland. OSHO ® is a registered TM. Source: ‘From Ignorance to Innocence #2’ Copyright © Osho International Foundation, Switzerland. OSHO ® is a registered TM.

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