OSHO: My Way Of Life Is Not a Philosophy



100 Responses

  1. AsashiSakai

    August 16, 2010 9:16 am

    I hear reloading in the room…
    Lol anyway, very interesting but I don´t think I can ever think like him, he has a point but its like I agree with him, for now…

  2. AsifVidios

    August 22, 2010 10:22 pm

    I think he has misunderstood philosophy.
    Philosophy simply means love of wisdom, if he believes himself to gain wisdom through experience or meditation and actively seeks it then he is participating in philosophy.

    On his final point however there was a fallacy for wisdom and knowledge do not mean the same thing. They are not interchangeable.

  3. sillymonkey8888

    August 24, 2010 7:37 am

    Philosophizing is what gives clarity to a day of experiencing. With out thinking you would be confused and not recognize the world and become like a zombie.

  4. Felix Belhumeur

    August 29, 2010 8:50 pm

    @sillymonkey8888 Mental , in oriental spirituality has a negative connotation to it.

    He his not reffering to the same mental as the mental we , westerners conceive.

    From his point of view the ''mental'' is an aberration composed of guilt , fears and unfulfilled desires.

    Therefore the ''mental'' is what dictates what the ego wants and therefore CREATES the suffering .

    What the ''mental'' what is formed through what society wants variating on the time and the space.

    Mental=Social construct

  5. Zen2Buy

    September 13, 2010 6:06 am

    @MIndMattersMost , well I don't think OSHO is totally against thinking when thinking is necessary like in science etc. Generally he was pro science as I understood. In my opinion, what he is talking about here is thinking when it is unnecessary. Like when playing with your child and thinking about work or politics at the same time. You miss the precious moments of life when you do such things and the thoughts are in vain because they don't produce any results.

  6. sleepyhead4

    September 23, 2010 3:13 pm

    Though I must respect what he means about silence. Renunciation is an endless cycle dependent on its instigator. Awareness which is what he speaks about when he is discussing "seeing" is the actual being. What the mistake here is, is to define philosophy by the history of philosophy. Philosophy in its etymology speaks nothing about "thinking", it speaks about Love (Philos) and Wisdom (Sophia). It does not speak about knowledge but after philosophy has become a reality.

  7. Leandro Munis

    October 25, 2010 2:29 pm

    You must to findout by yourself. The meditation is just the way that can really help you how to do that. As he told, if you think about something, you miss it. You must to be there into that conscience. It not means think about, it means just to be inside. But try the meditation and step by step you'll discovery that by your own. Namaste!

  8. Philosification

    November 20, 2010 4:11 pm

    Anyone telling you what other people (especially philosophers) have been thinking should be ignored. He does not and cannot know what others are thinking, he only takes his own imaginings and labels them truth.
    He's asserting that ALL philosophers have never looked at reality and do nothing but think about it. Exaggeration is the enemy of truth.
    …also.. is that watch studded in diamonds?

  9. divinita1000

    December 11, 2010 1:54 am

    Wonderful way to put it.. 'If you know the Truth, where is the need to think about it? If you don't know the Truth, how can you think about something you don't know? LOL.. Yes.. thinking steals the opportunity to experience.. meditation paves the way as it puts mind aside'

  10. holm81

    January 1, 2011 11:47 pm

    @711LAB I agree that thinking is important in one sense. I have nothing against people who, like OSHO, abandons the mind to grasp the truth in it's fullness. But I think that the majority of people should be thinking, BUT they should return to and leave from the truth – the silence, the objectless understanding.
    The thing is, being in the buddha-mind, you are aware of the particles you can't see. You know them because you know close to everything at once in a deep sense. Get what I'm saying?

  11. Workhard1994

    January 17, 2011 7:27 pm

    I wish i could have talked to this man.. But he is making a mind approach.. And he is thinking about things.. He is thinking about the fact, that you/every individual/him self should NOT think.. Therefor he is thinking? Am i right?

  12. sergsfault

    January 18, 2011 3:19 pm

    @Workhard1994 well first of all i do not thin k he was enlightened therefore he thought….but he was definately able to enter meditative states….second i think enlighted people think…just in a different way….i think they think when they need to explain but they can control it like a body function while we think all the time and pretty much have no control over our thoughts

  13. 1ivingHe11

    February 2, 2011 5:41 pm

    @megasayajinsongoku99 Actually it's all moving. The sun is rotating around the center of the galaxy and that's moving too.

  14. Hilary Coffman

    February 27, 2011 6:28 pm

    @Cacowninja: Philosophy is a product of the mind. Meditation is no-mind. It is "out side the box." (Ninjas also use "no mind.") Osho is a great spiritual teacher, even years after his death.

  15. MrMetalinyourhead

    March 14, 2011 7:20 am

    @megasayajinsongoku99 I did this once. I related my size to the earth. The earth to the sun. The sun to space and all that could be out there.The distance and mass of it all. What I am actually looking at. It scared me a little because I have never seen it like that before. I felt so small. And everything else in chaos that nobody can control. But somehow it is perfectly controlled in harmony. It was one of many awakenings for me. I do not consider myself smart. But I think like others don't.

  16. William Coman

    April 3, 2011 10:18 pm

    @megasayajinsongoku99 Yes if you search you will find truth but never 100% truth. No one knows or will ever know how the world began so the point is to just live and experience it instead of trying to figure out something that is impossible to find out. Even if we ever do find out how the began…then what? Your still gonna be here on earth living just like you were before, it makes no difference. The point is to just experience things and see them as they are like Osho says.

  17. Chinmoy Mukerjee

    May 7, 2011 12:03 am

    Listen to OSHO without any prejudices or faith in mind. Just be attentive, close your eyes, listen to his words and the silence in between. Have a taste of the reality or truth. No thought of philosophy or of god can open the door of reality of life unless we live this life with our own body, feelings and senses. I bow to this gifted teacher who showered his compassion for no reason throught his various books/ discourses paving us the way towards the blissful and meaningful life.

  18. J Gallardo

    May 16, 2011 3:29 am

    What Osho is saying is nothing special because it is the same thing mystics throughout the ages and ancient shamanic societies have said. There's virtually no difference between what he says and, for example, what a typical Tibetan Buddhist would tell you.

  19. Ian Norman

    May 17, 2011 4:42 am

    Lovely comments… Seeing and thinking are not the same my friend." The mind imposes on reaity is cognative" No mind thinking is seeing deep subconscious awareness – its empty no analysis , i guess we trancend the cognative ? Its like the spaces between the sound that makes music.

  20. Erdal Bora

    June 3, 2011 12:21 am

    @joseg1787 It occurred to me that you must be listening to Osho to become special. Truth can not be something special, it must be available anytime, anywhere, everywhere. Specialness is something our egos/separate sense of selves might seek. This is one of many forms of seeking. All seeking is towards the same experience of knowing ourselves which is Osho is also saying.

  21. Daniel Murray

    July 11, 2011 6:24 pm

    @xjavediqbalx "These beautiful metaphors have to be understood with great sympathy, with great intuitiveness, with love, poetry. Not with logic; otherwise you will destroy them." -Osho But because to speak to someone you need to speak their language, maybe that is what he does sometimes. The videos are titled "silence in words" … it's an absurd notion, even trying to teach, the same with all Buddhas. But it's worth all the effort in bliss anyway, if one can be aided in understanding.

  22. Sxnz

    August 18, 2011 1:02 am

    @jackscrack99 yes for most things in life but not if you want to be in this state Osho is talking about..which is the opposite of thinking. Just a knowing.

  23. luisini

    August 28, 2011 11:09 am

    @truthseeker010101 speaking in terms of knowledge, yoBut this man doens't claim to know anything. His point of view comes out of accepting relativity of knowledge and "truth" and seeing the only absolute truth in raw experience.

  24. dani lupu

    September 21, 2011 6:27 pm

    @truthseeker010101 whit all due respect,you are trying too hard,this man doesn't try to prove or state nothing,he only says what he sees and understands.you ph. d. doesn't help you here.

  25. bahrain1988

    October 2, 2011 10:55 pm

    lets say i wanted to solve a math problem. by looking at it without solving it before i will simply not be able to solve it. i will need to think. eyes to not discover the truth about life in all its aspects, but lets us notice things and analyze it on our own way to get a meaning out of it. i love Philosophy because i like wisdom. i created my personal Philosophy and understand life in my own way. if people follow him we all will have the same way of life which is imposible.

  26. Scott Haselbery

    October 15, 2011 2:57 am


    if you replace "same way" with "similar way", your impossible go away.

    There is much behind this few min. speech he gave. There is one of the most profound wisdom behind what he said… read "no water, no moon" to understand it.

  27. Anthony

    December 14, 2011 9:20 am

    @noshimaq the basic logic of life is that out of nothing, nothing comes. he is saying, you can only know what you see. instead of thinking about life, let life impose itself onto you. experience life consciously or you will not know what you see and continue on thinking. guessing.

  28. Vijaya Shashidhar

    January 7, 2012 4:43 pm

    he is the master of masters. he is ahead of our times. only intellectuals can understand him, but his way will definitely change the world.

  29. fudgeuncle

    February 19, 2012 10:41 pm

    A wise man shouldn't put an "approval of comment" block on his videos. Sorry I'm a philosopher…

    But this guy has been doing some philosophzing himself. What I get out of this video is the message; Ignorance is bliss. He seems to be pretty happy

  30. Ibrahim Ismail

    February 29, 2012 6:19 am

    @xjavediqbalx There is a difference between 'arguments' and simple 'statement of facts'. The philosophers get involved into arguments by using linguistic approach, Osho simply states facts out of his direct experience. Of course to convey an idea language has to be used but every intelligent statement can be termed as "Philosophizing".

  31. minmachen sampang

    May 7, 2012 12:57 pm

    what's he is no matter of importance and only a process of ego-venture,instead.But only see to whether you are enjoying him or not ,it should be ultimate purpose of a true seeker as there is always an open option to leave him for as he has been saying he is no body's Guru/master and they are disciples ,either.All are as free as air.


    June 11, 2012 11:23 pm

    Respeto mucho las palabras de este pensador y me preguntaba si acaso al decir que la experiencia es lo esencial se estaría semejando a los filósofos empíricos. La importancia de ver, nos dice el maestro, nos facultad de una verdad vivida. Sabemos, por las leyes de la física, que nuestras sensaciones no pueden captar la totalidad de todos los elementos, matices, tonalidades; hay incluso lo que en psicología se denomina «ilusiones opticas». Espero alguien me pueda ayudar con este asunto. Saludos.

  33. beautifulInner

    June 16, 2012 11:54 am

    To think you have to sense.And to know that you are sensing you are already thinking about it. Sense and thinking is the same,and in same time the oppisite will not come on that here. You can sense thing you are not thinking,and sense things that you are not thinking.Thinking is what make us set senses in orders to understand and truely sense them by knowing(thinking) that we are,and sensation make us think. This is a paradox,this is what makes us humans what would we be with just one of them?.

  34. jamk916

    September 3, 2012 10:16 am

    If i understand right, OSHO is saying that no any philosopher ever tries to see reality. He believes that either a person sees or thinks. Let me take an example: I see the sun rising every morning (until it completely rises) without thinking and in the evening i sat down with pen and a paper to demonstrate what i experienced from rising sun. I does not need a philosopher to reject this view of OSHO.


    September 23, 2012 7:01 pm

    What OSHO may not realized is .. MIND is not the THINKING. Mind is the " container " to put everything that we see. The seeing then, will be processed by The Mind to inquire KNOWLEDGE. We call this process as the THINKING. The outcome of this process depend on what kind of MIND that we have. The issue of generating KNOWLEDGE for Life is not the SEEING nor the THINKING. The real issue is the MIND…

    What is it ?
    Where does it come from ?

  36. Ahmed Medhat

    November 13, 2012 5:50 pm

    Logic is what makes everything around us work, every great invention. By saying that you cannot think is actually thinking that we should not think, whenever you try to do or prove something you actually think. So you essentially cannot prove that you are not thinking because the moment you try to do so you are thinking.

  37. Tomaten Planten

    December 4, 2012 12:45 am

    To think is not nercessary the same as to philosophy, or analyse.
    It depends on the level of countioness. You blink with your eyes, but you not thinking about blinking. He says think instinctive, just let things be, and dont over analyse or act on every impulse 😉

  38. Special Bastard

    May 21, 2013 7:31 pm

    Nice watch there Mr No-Thinking. It has a lovely thoughtless sparkle to it. Like a sunrise ay?

  39. Leslie

    May 29, 2013 5:22 am

    God gave us head to think ,gave us ideas,thoughts to create something.That is why i do not agree with Osho.You see sun if you like to see .It is there unless you are blind.If you do not think you will be in state just like dead people.They are not thinking anymore but you alive to vibrate,create,breath with your thought.

  40. Sushil Sain

    June 9, 2013 8:35 am

    Great , just listened what was in my mind since long back, its like happiness or sadness is only a state of mind. Sushil Sain

  41. Blue Rose

    September 15, 2013 11:36 pm

    The philosopher lives in a close personal relationship with the mind. Philosophy means "Love of Wisdom." One part love, one part mind. Together a relationship is born that is entirely beautiful, and subjective, to the philosopher. The philosopher's reality is not naked and objective, as Osho's reality is. However, the philosopher's reality is just as real. One can only be a philosopher if they are so in love with the mind, that they could not possibly be anything else.

  42. bruce lee

    October 3, 2013 6:22 am

    Psychology is the study of the mind. Philosophy is the study of wisdom. You can't study Truth. It is revealed to you. It chooses you when you are ready. As quickly as you know Truth, you can not know it. There is Truth and there is everything else, or so-called perceptions. Reality is reality.

  43. Zatoichiable

    March 4, 2015 5:29 am

    I love oshos rythmn of delivering his words. The meaning comes before he utters it. Vey gifted speaker.

  44. aljoe

    November 27, 2016 1:38 am

    Yes, I think I see his point. Just joshing. He's good but MG he talks slow, lt's like he's paid by the hour, certainly not by the word. I fell asleep twice in one sentence but I felt better for it rather than thought well of it.

  45. Nabukodonozor

    June 6, 2017 7:37 pm

    In "Books I have loved" Osho says that he got word "philousia" from "The destiny of the mind" by William S. Haas.

    And Indeed, in Chapter VII, "Distinctions of Philosophic Thought", page 134 of "The destiny of the mind" it is written:

    "If we adopt the Greek word for essence, ousia, the difference between the Eastern and Western ventures is cast into clear relief by the coining of a new word – philousia – the desire for essence or Isness – and by opposing philosophy to it"

    I am just putting this here if any of you think that Osho just made it up because "philousia" cannot be found by search engine. For those people i say: Not everything that can't be found by search engine is not true. Some things are written in books.

  46. Hamid Torres

    February 14, 2018 2:36 am

    I just wonder but how can he gained his own ideas,his own "seeing" form without philosophical thinking?

  47. Leo Gircha

    March 9, 2018 2:39 pm

    hello internatonal osho.
    I already asked you something but you didn't answer me.about 2 years ago i listenede to my best speech ever !!!
    It was osho's answer to this question : " why am i still not happy? "
    Now i'm searching whole internet and i can't find that great speech.I remember it wasn't a video ! just was a voice speech.I even find the TEXT of speech in a website but there is no mp3 or video for it anymore 🙁
    please find it :((
    please please please ….

  48. Caplise Randall

    March 9, 2019 2:52 am

    Wow! “A philosopher thinking about truth is like a blind man thinking about light.”


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