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Door Without a key

Omar Khayyam

Alike for those who for To-day prepare, And those that after some To-morrow stare, A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries "Fools! Your Reward is neither Here nor There!" Oh, come with old Khayy...

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6K reads

How Is Your Heart Doing?

Omid Safi

In many Muslim cultures, when you want to ask them how they’re doing, you ask: in Arabic, Kayf haal-ik? or, in Persian, Haal-e shomaa chetoreh? How is yourhaal? What is this haal that you inq...

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53K reads, 9 comments

Praise Song for Wide Open Space

Omid Safi

Wide open spaces fill my heart with a sense of awe. It can be a plain, a desert, a view from a mountaintop, a vista. Somehow wide open spaces remind me of God’s presence in ways that few mosques...

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13K reads, 8 comments

The Way You Live Today

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Your entire destiny is contained in and determined by the way you live today: the orientation you give to your thoughts and feelings, and the activities on which you choose to spend your energies.()...

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9K reads, 10 comments

Oprah Interviews Dalai Lama

Oprah

O: What is our purpose here on earth? DL: To help one another. O: So the whole reason we are on this planet is to serve each other? DL: That's right. O: That's big! If we all understood that our so...

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7K reads

Become the Change

Oprah Winfrey

Some people might find it ironic that I've never been much of a TV watcher. Aside from old reruns of The Andy Griffith Show, I stopped regularly tuning in to sitcoms the night Mary Tyler Moore went o...

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3K reads

The Invitation

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know ...

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11K reads, 3 comments

Moments of Grace

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Once in a while, we are given moments of real grace. Sometimes, during my early-morning meditation, a place within me opens and parts of myself let go that I did not even know were holding on. In t...

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9K reads

The Call

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

I have heard it all my life, A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper. Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says: Wak...

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28K reads, 22 comments

When Stillness Comes on Its Own

Osho

"The old habits will continue; the thoughts will go on rushing. And your mind is always in a rush hour, the traffic is always jammed. Your body is not accustomed to sitting silently - you w...

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8K reads

Catching Anger

Osho

A Zen student came to Bankei and said: "Master, I have an ungovernable temper -- how can I cure it?" "Show me this temper," said Bankei, "it sounds fascinating." "I haven't got it right now,"...

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3K reads

Come To Your Own Conclusions

Osho

"Always remember, whatsoever I say to you, you can take it in two ways. You can simply take it on my authority, 'Because I say so, it must be true' -- then you will suffer, then you will not grow. Wh...

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4K reads

Mind is a Projector

Osho

Mind is a projector. You sit in a movie house and you see a thousand and one things passing on the screen, and the screen is empty; nothing is really passing except shadows. You go on looking at the...

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8K reads

Change Your Mind Not Actions

Osho

My own experience is that if you can be silent, and if you can transcend mind and your consciousness can grow, it does not matter what you are doing; your actions are not counted at all, only your co...

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14K reads, 2 comments

Effort And Effortlessness

Osho

With effort, reach to effortlessness. With seeking, reach to a state of no-seeking. With mind, arrive to no-mind. There are two types of people. To one type if I say: Make effort -- They make effor...

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7K reads

You Carry Your Wound

Osho

You carry your wound. With the ego, your whole being is a wound. And you carry it around. Nobody is interested in hurting you, nobody is positively waiting to hurt you; everybody is engaged in safegua...

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75K reads, 55 comments

Totality Not Perfection

Osho

The very idea of perfectionism drives people crazy. The perfectionist is bound to be a neurotic, he cannot enjoy life till he is perfect. And perfection as such never happens, it is not in the nature...

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17K reads, 3 comments

Your Abundance

Osho

Love is innocent when there is no motive in it. Love is innocent when it is nothing but a sharing of your energy. You have too much, so you share ... you want to share. And whosoever shares with yo...

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5K reads

Sadness Starts Laughing

Osho

Be of good cheer. Let cheerfulness become a climate that surrounds you day in, day out. Cheerfulness should not remain just an emotion that comes once in a while; it should be a constant undercurre...

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4K reads

No Homes, Only Houses

Osho

There is no home, there are only houses. We try to make homes out of houses, but in fact, home is projection -- there is only a house -- it feels cold. We need a home: we want something cozy, somet...

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3K reads

A True Rebel

Osho

It is an old association, and a misunderstanding, that to be a nonconformist is to be a rebel. The nonconformist is a reactionary; he acts out of anger, rage, violence and ego. His action is not base...

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11K reads, 4 comments

Only Real Thing

Osho

Relationship is a mirror, and the purer the love is, the higher the love is, the better the mirror, the cleaner the mirror. But the higher love needs that you should be open. The higher love needs you...

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10K reads

Divided You Suffer, United You Dance

Osho

Do things with your whole heart, with as much intensity as you are capable of. Anything done halfheartedly never brings joy to life. It only brings misery, anxiety, torture, and tension, because wh...

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11K reads, 10 comments

Truth is Alive through Alertness

Osho

Your truth can be alive only if it comes through alertness, not through precepts and principles. Each moment, you have to be alert in order to be true. Truth is not a principle; it is something born o...

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10K reads, 3 comments

The Art of Staying in Balance

Osho

The most difficult thing, the almost impossible thing for the mind, is to remain in the middle, to remain balanced. And to move from one thing to its opposite is the easiest. To move from one polarity...

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43K reads, 22 comments

The Fallacy of Togetherness

Osho

Make friends with those who are on the path at least as much as you are. If they do not take you forward, at least they do not become a reason to move you backward on your quest. If this is not possib...

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126K reads, 30 comments

Four Types Of Listening

Otto Scharmer

In my years of working with groups and organizations, I have identified four basic types of listening. “Ya, I know that already.” The first type of listening is downloading: listening b...

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15K reads, 21 comments