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I would like more and more writers, poets, film makers to steal as much as they can, because truth is not my property, I am not its owner. let it reach in any way, in anybody's name, in any form, but let it reach. Beyond Psychology#3 Q#2 : Osho

If you really want to know who I am, you have to be as absolutely empty as I am. Then two mirrors will be facing each other, and only emptiness will be mirrored: two mirrors facing each other. But if you have some idea, then you will see your own idea in me."

"Only that which cannot be taken away by death is real. Everything else is unreal, it is made of the same stuff dreams are made of." ~OSHO♥

Monday, 25 October 2010

Satya Sai Baba is Neither a Mystic nor a Philosopher, Just an Ordinary Magician

Osho on Sathya Sai Baba

    * It happens that when for the first time a meditator attains to some psychic energy, some psychic power, the tendency, a natural tendency, is to exhibit it. And if he exhibits, sooner or later he will lose the power. Then a great problem arises: he cannot do it now, but now he has respectability. He is worshipped and people expect him to do miracles. Now what is he going to do? He will have to turn to magic, he will have to start learning tricks, to maintain his prestige.

    * That's what happened to Satya Sai Baba and people like that. The first things that they had done were real, the first few experiments that they had done were not phony. But then the energy disappears. And by that time you have become famous, and people start gathering, foolish people, stupid people, and they expect you, and your whole ego depends on your exhibition. Now the only possible alternative is to learn magic tricks so that you can go on maintaining your prestige. If you brag, sooner or later you will become a victim of magical tricks. You will have to learn, and deceive people.

    * Satya Sai Baba is neither a mystic nor a philosopher, just an ordinary magician.

    * One hypocrite in India is Satya Sai Baba. I call him a hypocrite because he knows nothing of yoga. There is nothing wrong if you don't know anything of yoga -- I don't. I can afford to be sick, nobody can object; it is my birthright to be sick. I don't know yoga. But Satya Sai Baba declares himself a great yogi; then the problem arises. Then for his appendix operation he has to go to Goa secretly. And he has to pay ten times more to the doctor so the secret should not be known, because a great yogi going for an operation? What control has he over his physiology? But it is difficult to hide because his whole ashram became curious: where has Baba disappeared? His own people became curious about where he had gone. And after the operation he had to rest for two or three days in Goa. They found out, and the media and the press -- everybody was there, and the doctor had to confess that he had done the operation.

    * You may go and seek Satya Sai Baba, because that will be a deep fulfillment of your greed. You will see: here is the man. If he can produce things out of air, he can do anything. Now your greed is provoked. Now a deep affinity happens immediately. That's why you will see thousands of people around Satya Sai Baba. If a Buddha exists, you will not see multitudes there, because there is no affinity. Satya Sai Baba has an appeal deep inside you: your greed is provoked. Now you know this is the right man. But you are wrong. How can you decide who is the right man? You create your deceivers, you give them the opportunity. You follow magicians, not masters.

    * If you really want to seek a master, drop greed and drop your beliefs. Go to a master completely nude in the mind, with no beliefs; as if you are a tree in the fall with no leaves, naked, standing against the sky. You go and seek a master with a naked mind, with no leaves, with no beliefs. Only then, only then, I say, will you be able to see without projection; only then will something penetrate into your life from the above. Then nobody can deceive you.

    * Don't ask for miracles. A man of meditation is himself a miracle. Whatever he does is a miracle. It is a beauty, it is magic, but it is all spontaneous. It is not practiced, it is not rehearsed. But most people are interested in supernatural powers, healing people with supernatural powers, or creating things out of nothing, just as Satya Sai Baba is doing. All kinds of frauds... but people become interested in them, thinking that here is a man of miracles. And what is the miracle if you can produce a Swiss watch which was hiding in your sleeve...?

    * One old Parsi woman came to me in Bombay. Satya Sai Baba used to stay at her place, and she told me, "One day when he had gone into the bathroom, just out of curiosity I looked into his suitcases. They were all full of watches! I could not believe that this man was deceiving." She said, "I kicked him out. I told him, `Never again come in my house!' I cannot be a partner to any kind of fraud." She told me, "I am an old woman. Nobody listens to me, they think I have gone senile. I have come to you... perhaps you can do something about it."

    * I said, "I have been challenging Satya Sai Baba, saying that this is stupid. When the country is dying of starvation, produce more food out of your miracles. He should bring rain to Hyderabad" ... where the Shankaracharya of Puri is going to force a woman to be burned alive on her husband's funeral pyre, and only then rain will come. And Satya Sai Baba is not far away from Hyderabad. Bring rain to Hyderabad -- do some real work! All that he produces is ash, and he gives you the ash and you think it is great. It is so simple that any street magician can do it. In fact the more experienced street magicians can do it in a far better way, and can do many more things than he is doing.I have no objection to him as a magician, but he should not pretend to be a spiritual man. It is not only a question of a single person pretending to be spiritual when he is not. The question is that he attracts thousands of people, mediocre people, who believe that this man of miracles may impart something to them, may lead them to the ultimate truth.

    *  People ask me why Indians are not here. They cannot be here because we are REALLY interested in meditation. They go to Satya Sai Baba because meditation is not the question there -- miracles are happening. They can hope. They are ill: maybe Satya Sai Baba, by his miracle, can take their illness away. Maybe they are unemployed: by his blessing they will be employed. They are poor: by his blessing they will become rich. They go to Satya Sai Baba -- he deals in things which they need. And they are really surprised when Swiss-made watches appear out of nowhere. That is their real object -- they want Swiss-made watches. Stupid people, and stupid are their saints. Now a saint playing games, magic games, ordinary magic games! We have sannyasins -- Avinash can do it, Sarvesh can do it -- just small games, of no value at all, of no religious value at all. Maybe entertaining.

    *   The curtain of attachments is so dense and thick that even if you go towards religion you look for miracles. If you find Buddha standing before you, you will not recognize him. If Buddha and Satya Sai Baba are both present you will definitely move towards Satya Sai Baba, and not towards Buddha, because Buddha is not so stupid as to conjures things out of the air! You are in search of magicians. You are impressed by miracles, because your deepest desire is for the world and not for God.

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  1. absolutely right............osho is [not was] always at his best when it comes to open eyes of the people who have been mis led amd misguided by such baba's thanx osho for visiting oue plannet...........Satchidanand.......

  2. My God.. I am so impressed by this Reality.. This is what I feel and it has been so well explained by Osho.. People are being fooled and they enjoy being fooled by mere magicians and their magic.. They need to open their eyes..

  3. Hi Anisha,

    Thank you for your insight.. People are fooled coz they are weak.. the want easy solutions.. All they want to do is pray to their babas and godmen.... and what is their prayers made up of.. nothing but their wishes... and fragile wishes.. and that is why they continue to suffer.. :))

  4. Osho has been correct always...just because he was always open with what reality is...the TRUTH was what he believed in.....and about this one...people are fooled around because they are practically fool who don't really want to use their brains and just wish/greed out to get ready-made answers/results...this what really happens around the world besides some exceptional ones...


  5. osho is dat one man who made spirituality very easy by proving evrything in scientific ways.he has every logic behind evry evrything.he is dat gr8 as a pschologist he knew hw to talk to ppl and explain.and hw dey will listen to him

  6. The truth remains bitter and osho ha always said things which is truth but bitter thats why this so called godman's become popular and a real whistle blower like OSHO has been disliked by individuals socities religions and for that matter nations

  7. Once again This is really supervbbb........... And OSHO is the only person in the universe who can give these kind of eye-opening statements.... OSHO IS AUTHENTICALLY GUIDING ALL THOSE WHO LOVES TO SEE TRUTH IN LIFE...

  8. Osho said these lines against the saint long way back now we can see those words become reality. We saw that loads of gold was taken out from his ashram. Truth always makes it way through dark.

  9. Dear All,

    It is requested to everybody of the world not to involve in any such magician activities they are just to befool you & exploit you.
    Any real master will not do any miracles that is why people are not gathering around them because most of the people want the world not the real truth.
    After the enlightenment I feel very helpless because I can not convince even my family members & relatives for all the foolish things going on this earth which I really would like to involve myself for making the people aware of all such non senses,superstitious things going in this world only because of the ignorance of people.
    OSHO really tried his level best for the awakening of the masses.
    Swami Shoonyanand

  10. osho is the real spiritual teacher..he is the best Guru in the World.....I have no words to express my views about Dear Rajneesh...

  11. Both Osho and Satya Sai are right because both are Buddhas. Osho was a Buddha of Kali yug. Satya Sai did miracles to create Faith and difficulties in devotees lives,so that His purpose of Satya yug formation for which he is called Satya Sai ,will be fufilled in less than 2 months from now.

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    1. Yes totally baseless.

  13. However great, Osho should remain within his intellectual bounds. He has no business to judge other Sants, as he has always condemned such judging. Baba commands respect of millions of devotees. His teachings revolve around Vedanta .
    Miracles are incidental and auxcillary not central pivot of his mission as Osho describes. I dare say my beloved Osho is kind of jealous of Sai's universal fame! I have experienced genuine miracles by Swami ....he brought my dead father back, cured an incurable dis ease etc etc... I paid him nothing till day. Whenever there is a difficulty, if you call, you see his immediate help. I read Osho too. I like his pragmatism.
    I love his works. That does not mean I can hear him speak slightly of other gurus. He has spoken in a similar vein about the great Rishi Sri Aurobindo! What doe Osho know about integral yoga that he slights it in his book on Krishna? He has talked disparagingly about Vivekananda. He has satired J.K
    He has derided india's saints and sanyasis saying they taught suppression. But lo! Osho's sanyasins teaching indulgence all over the world! Osho no hard feelings!
    We love you still. For your magical talks.

  14. Osho is a great fool in whole universe.he is like blind by his little intelligence and thinking his philosophy ,thoughts are best of all and he believes he knows everything but he doesn't know anything ,even he doesn't know himself(self or atma)infact knowledge is useless with out self-knowledge,he is very egoistic and materialistic,he don't deserves the name of a spiritual master .actually even he doesn't know the ABCD of spirituality,it is not a sign of a spiritual person to criticize or finding fault in others and harming various Faith,in my view he is just biggest jealous or critic of all spiritual or great person in this century.

  15. The greatest MIRACLE of SATHYA SAI BABA was & is his LOVE...If one carefully observes carefully the legacy of SATHYA SAI BABA one can clearly realize that from all kinds of backgrounds whether they believe in any religion or followers of great Divine Personifications like Sri Aurobindo,Ramana Maharshi,Ramakrishna paramahansa or even philosophers like Jiddu Krishnamurty have come to SATHYA SAI BABA & realized as well as supremacy of BHAGWAN SATHYA SAI BABA...The greatest gift BHAGWAN SATHYA SAI BABA has made to this nation(India) is our PM Narendra Modi imples how BHAGWAN BABA shaped him...I think Osho's fool organization should go in detail about PM Modi's journey of struggle & the influence of BHAGWAN SATHYA SAI BABA's teachings & life....JAI SAIRAM

  16. Osho behaved like a layman on his views on Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He is full of jealousy and arrogant and this proves that he lived in a lower state of life than others perceive him to be. Baba is the great benefactor of mankind and what he accomplished is transformation of millions on higher living and miracles are just his visiting cards.