OSHO: The Value of Religious Teachings

OSHO: The Value of Religious Teachings


silence shared in words presents The Value of Religious Teachings But haven’t there been some teachings handed down from Jesus which form the basis of much that is good in civilization today? Nothing. Not a single thing has come out of Jesus which has helped humanity in any way All those teachings have proved not blessings, but curses. They are beautiful words and because they have been repeated so often, you have – and everybody has – forgotten the implications of them He says, “Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” It looks beautiful, but basically it is ugly. It is a consolation to the poor. It is an exploitation of the poor. It is giving false hope to the poor, and the ultimate result is that the world has remained poor Who would not like to inherit the kingdom of God? Jesus says that even a camel can pass through the eye of a needle, but a rich man cannot enter through the gates of heaven. Now this man is responsible for all the poverty in the world. He is condemning richness, he is condemning the creativity which can make the world rich. I am all for richness in all dimensions, and I cannot say, “Blessed are the poor.” That is just what Karl Marx said: the opium of the people. It is possible to use beautiful words, but if you go into the implications… What are the Christians doing today and what have they done for two thousand years? They will open orphanages, they are against birth control, they are against abortion. Some of them. Those who are not will soon be expelled. They are being expelled. And those who are… For example the pope himself is against abortion, against birth control He is against the greatest revolution in humanity the pill. Population goes on growing, poverty goes on growing, and who is responsible for it? I think these people are criminals. The pope? The pope. He should be behind bars. Why? Teaching such stupid things to humanity: go on producing children, they are gifts of God. He is responsible for Ethiopia, he is responsible for poor India. Anywhere poverty happens, these people are responsible. On the one hand they go on increasing the population, which is already too much, in the name of God. But the real thing is that they can convert only the poor to Christianity. I have never seen a single rich man being converted to Christianity in India; beggars, orphans, prostitutes these people get converted. Is there any part of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, any of the established religions that you think are good? Nothing. I want to be completely finished with the whole past, I want it to be erased completely. I want a discontinuity with the past. Only then the new humanity is possible; and a new world, and a new man. So I categorically say everything is wrong And the proof is there: the whole world is in a mess. These are the people who have given to the world principles, ideologies, systems on how to live. This is the outcome of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Mohammedanism. This is the outcome. You say the whole world is a mess. What is it that you’re trying to create in man, in the world? I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. How? Just by being a simple witness of your thought processes. That’s my method of meditation. It is not a prayer because there is no God to pray to. It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts passing before you. Just witnessing – not interfering, not even judging, because the moment you judge you have lost the pure witness The moment you say “this is good,” “this is bad,” you have already jumped into the thought process. It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once the gap is there, you are for a great surprise: you are not the mind, you are the witness, a watcher. This process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion, because as you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start disappearing. A moment comes when there is no thought at all. You are, but the mind is utterly empty. That is the moment of enlightenment.That is the moment when for the first time you become unconditioned, sane, a really free human being. Copyright© OSHO International Foundation www.OSHO.com/copyright OSHO is a registered Trademark of OSHO International Foundation

44 Replies to “OSHO: The Value of Religious Teachings”

  1. que honra viver isso que ele diz, o amor flui plenamente, a vida é uma doçura e a testemunha plenamente desperta. MUITO OBRIGADO OSHO

  2. I am 75. I have longed for such a truth. He was a threat to the big business of religion. The Pope…so true. And a protector of child rape. I will not enter the Vatican if I visit Rome. Treasures from slavery and genocide.

  3. This idiot was reading the bible like a book and it says. What is trying to say with that is that a rich man cant because pf their heart and they could have all the money but they cant buy heaven. So this guy was and idiot and right now im sure he is in hell

  4. Ti amo grande Maestro Asceso. Tu sei stato il mio secondoMaestroet isono grata per tutto quello che ho appreso e che mi ha aiutato in maniera esponenziale nel mio cammino spirituale……… MA IL VERO MAESTRO ASSEGNATOMI DALL'UNIVERO (AVEVO CHIESTO TE) E L'UNIVERSO LA SORGENTE MI HA RISPOSTO IL TUO MAESTRO E' YESHUA. In un certo modo tu hai ragione ma se il mio MAESTRO YESHUA ha veramente detto quelle parole aveva i suoi motivi che io non discuto MAI.

  5. Well read oshos talk in the book the mustard seed. He argues against himself. As it suits him. He loves Jesus, and expounds on his teachings, then condemns him. A walking contradiction. As he himself admits? Christianity brought about the poor laws. Charity. And much good as well as bad. It's a two edged sword? Depending on which denomination.

  6. Bang on…Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion:- Steven Weinberg

  7. I have been reading Osho for 26 years. In college I even made this exact argument (Jesus and the poor). And yet now, over a decade after, I realize how much full of BS what he says here is as well.
    Jesus’ model has given many saints who were inspired by his life and teaching. Many of these Christian saints assessed on an Eastern scale were fully realized beings… For all of these saints, Jesus’ teachings were blessings. Not even Osho can make this argument. Jesus’ impact on humanity was by no means negligeable.

  8. Buddha has said that there is nothing wrong in earning riches.

    It is wrong only if you are attached to that without sharing with others.

  9. something is still confusing me. the way he described the meditation method, i think it's from budhism. if i'm not wrong, why did he said budhism is also as wrong as other religions? 5:55

  10. Всё же Иисус говорит не просто "блаженны нищие", а "блаженны нищие духом . Тут совсем другой смысл

  11. Excelente información.muchas gracias por este video y toda las enseñanzas de osho. Muy bien

  12. This video is hilarious. You can go ahead and choose to interpret biblical scripture in any way you please, that's your freedom. But there's also the possibility of a beautiful interpretation. Both possibilities are available.

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