12Happiness Tips From Guru Osho The Tips that will guide you how to be happy in your life
"Osho is an enlightened master whois working with all possibilities to helphumanity overcome a difficult phasein developing consciousness.‖ - H.H. Dalai Lama
Osho was a professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India in the 1960s as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalized Religion made himcontroversial. In 1970 he settled for a while in Mumbai. He began initiating disciples and took on the role of a spiritual teacher.In his discourses, he reinterpreted writings of religious traditions, mystics and philosophers from around the world. Moving to Pune in 1974, he established an ashram that attracted increasing numbers of Westerners.
The teachings of ―The rich man’s guru‖ emphasize the importance of meditation, awareness, love,celebration, creativity and humor – qualities that he viewed as being suppressed by adherence tostatic belief systems, religious tradition and socialization. His teachings have had a notable impacton Western New Age thought, and their popularity has increased markedly since his death. Hereare his 12 happiness tips that we must learn :
Tip # 1 : Happiness is your natureThis relaxation is the space in which happiness grows, and again I repeat: for no reason atall. It is not that you are happy because of something. You are simply happy. Happiness isyour nature.
Tip # 2 : Don’t chooseAccept life as it is in its totality. You must look at the total: life and death together, love and hatetogether, happiness/unhappiness together, agony/ecstasy together. If you look at them together,then what is there to choose? If you see they are one, then from where can choice enter? How tochoose? Then choice drops.
Tip # 3 : Difference between happiness and blissYour happiness is caused. Sometimes a friend has come and you are happy. How long are you going tobe happy with the friend? A few moments — and then you will be happy when he leaves. What type ofhappiness is this? It is caused, and the cause disappears. Bliss is a happiness uncaused. Simply as youare, you are happy. There is nothing to say about why you are happy.
Tip # 4 : Seek the witnessing within youJust look: happiness, unhappiness, sadness, joy, they come and go, they are beggars aroundyou. The witnessing remains the very center, uncaused, unchanging, one. Seek that within youand then everything becomes clear. When you are clear within, everything is transparent. Thetruth is everywhere around you, only you have to become one.
Tip # 5 : Happiness needs no causeHappiness needs no cause. It is your simple nature, you are intrinsically happy. No cause, nopurpose, no goal is needed. Life is in itself enough. It needs nothing else to complete it. It iscomplete! It is entire! It is already what it has to be. So there is no purpose in existence and nogoal in existence. Existence is a sheer dance.
Tip # 6 : A healthy psychology is not ambitiousYou are happy as you are, so there is no need for you to become a president of the country.Then will you be happy? No president is happy, because happiness has nothing to do with yourpost, with your money, with your power. It has something to do with your inner change, innertransformation.
Tip # 7 : Every action has its intrinsic reward or punishmentSo a man of intelligence soon starts finding what are the acts which bring you happiness, joy,blissfulness, and what are the actions which create misery, suffering. There is no need to wait forthe last judgment day, there is no need to wait after death — you will be thrown into hell or intoheaven. Each moment completes itself.
Tip # 8 : The simple secret of happinessWhatever you are doing, don’t let past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Becausethe past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination,is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missingthat which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life.
Tip # 9 : Happiness is a byproductHappiness happens when truth is achieved. But if you are seeking happiness you cannot achievetruth, because happiness is a byproduct; you cannot achieve it directly, there is no way to it — itcomes via truth. If you reach the true, happiness will happen; it is a shadow, it comes with the truth.But if you seek happiness, then happiness is not possible and truth is missed.
Tip # 10 : Be happy when aloneBe happy when alone. Let happiness be your quality. And when you move from alonenessinto involvement, into communication, relationship, carry that quality of happiness whichwas in loneliness — carry that.
Tip # 11 : Happiness is an art. It is a way of lifeAsk for happiness and you will never get it. There is only one way to be happy, and that is to be happyhere, now. Happiness is not a result. It is a way of life. Happiness is not the end result of desire. It is anattitude, not a desire. You can be happy here and now if you know how to be, but you will never behappy if you don’t know how to be and you go on desiring it.
Tip # 12 : Happiness is happening all around youAllow it to enter within. Be part of existence. In fact, it has already happened but you are not aware of it.Then you will be fulfilled. Non-ambitious, you will be fulfilled. Don’t move into the future. Existence nevermoves into the future; only mind does. This is what I call meditation: to be here, to not move into thefuture. And then you will be deathless and eternal life will have happened to you.
“Be – dont try to become. Within these two words – being and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.”
―Osho’s brilliant insights will benefit all thosewho yearn for experiential knowledge of thefield of pure potentiality inherent in everyhuman being.‖ – Deepak Chopra
―I am the white cloud, and the whole effort isto make you also white clouds drifting in thesky. Nowhere to go, coming from nowhere,just being there this very moment – perfect.‖ Thank You Very MuchPhoto Credit : Patrick Smith Sompong Yusoontorn