Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

Osho, whose real name is Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, is credited for bridging certain gaps in faiths to the modern times. 

Here he says that god is a dead word, which recalls Nietzsche’sGod is dead,” interpreted by Joseph Campbell as “Symbols are dead.”  The old symbols no longer hold the same magic for the new generations, and “god” has been charged with so much political meanings that it no longer serves the purpose of bridging them to their best selves, or the best part of the human being.  

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Some interesting quotes from the arguably the most famous hedonist of our times:

On dreams:

Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.

On fantasies:

The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.

On civilization:

The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.

On colors:

Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.

On age:

The big surprise for me is that age is just a number, … It’s a number without meaning. A person who dies at 40 — through cancer, a car accident, what have you — how old is that person, really, at 38? He’s near the end of his life, whether he knows it or not. And what about a person who dies at 100? How old is that person, really, at 78?

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