There are fools all over the world who go on saying, ”Do something rather than nothing.” And there are perfect fools who have created a proverb all over the world that ”An empty mind is a devil’s workshop.” It is not. An empty mind is God’s workshop. An empty mind is the most beautiful thing in the world, the purest – because how can an empty mind be a workshop for the devil? The devil cannot enter into an empty mind, impossible! The devil can enter only into a mind which is obsessed with activity – then the devil can take charge of you, he can show you ways and means and methods how to be more active. The devil never says, ”Relax!” He says, ”Why are you wasting your time? Do something, man! Move! Life is going by – do something!” And all the great teachers, teachers who have awakened to the truth of life, have come to realize that an empty mind gives space to the divine to enter in you.
~ OSHO – Tantra: The Supreme Understanding
Tantra says, accept whatsoever you are. You are a great mystery of many multidimensional energies. Accept it, and move with every energy with deep sensitivity, with awareness, with love, with understanding. Move with it! Then every desire becomes a vehicle to go beyond. Then every energy becomes a help. Then this very world is divine, this very body is a temple – a holy temple, a holy place.
~ OSHO – Excerpted from The Book of Secrets
Tao believes in spontaneity – not in cultivating virtues, not in creating a character, not even in conscience. These are all ego efforts, and ego is against Tao. Tao is a state of let-go, to be in tune with existence with such totality that there is no separation at all. You are not even a part of existence, you are the whole. You are not the wave but the ocean itself.
~ OSHO – Excerpted from Tao: The Golden Gate
Zen is like a telegram. It believes in the very essentials. It has no nonsense around it, no rituals, no chanting, no mantras, no scriptures – just small anecdotes. If you have the right awareness, they will hit you directly in the heart. It is a very condensed and crystallized teaching, but it needs the person to be prepared for it. And the only preparation is meditative awareness.
~ OSHO – Excerpted from The Great Zen Master Ta Hui