• Charles Cherney

127: Osho - The sky is everywhere

As Wikipedia notes, Osho (1931-1990) – born Chandra Mohan Jain and also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and later as Osho – was an Indian mystic, cult leader, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime, he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and a mystic Guru. He rejected institutional religions. Rajneesh emphasized the importance of free thought, meditation, mindfulness, love, celebration, courage, creativity, and humor—qualities that he viewed as being suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious dogmas and traditions, and socialization.


Over 650 books are credited to Osho. Virtually all of them are renderings of his taped discourses. Amazing!


You can find dozens of Osho books on Amazon.


Lots of wisdom on offer from Osho.


A favorite of mine is Osho's Zen: The Path of Paradox (1978).


Consider this passage, one of many that make this book a treasure trove of wisdom:


The sky is not somewhere, it is everywhere. And yet most all of us miss. We are busy searching – for someone or for something – not found right here, right now.


That which is everywhere cannot be found somewhere. And yet we go on searching and searching and searching – for love and money and meaning. It's got to be somewhere, right?


It is right in this place, just in front of you. On this cold winter night, as I sit here at the kitchen table and hear the ticking of the clock, it is right here, right now. In this place. Just in front of me. Eternal. Infinite. Here. Now.