Osho on Meher Baba

Meher Baba

Osho on Meher Baba –

  1. And these are the two possibilities: whenever enlightenment happens, either a person becomes absolutely silent or he bursts into song. These are the two possibilities. When Meher Baba attained he became silent. Then his whole life he remained silent. When Meera attained she started dancing and singing. These are the two possibilities: either one becomes absolutely silent or one’s whole life becomes a song. Kabir’s life is that of song.But remember, in his song there is silence. And always remember also, in Meher Baba or people like that there is song in their silence. If you listen attentively to Meher Baba’s silence, you will be full of a song, you will feel it showering on you. And if you listen to Kabir silently, you will see that his song is nothing but a message for silence.

  2. The madman, if in the hands of enlightened people, can achieve enlightenment faster than your so-called sane people. In the East there has been a longstanding tradition… in this century one man revived it again — his name was Meher Baba. He went all over India seeking and searching for mad people. In all the madhouses, anywhere that he heard there was a madman, he would go. He traveled all over India his whole life, searching for mad people.His disciples asked him, “Why are you wasting your time with mad people when sane people are available to work upon, and they want your time?”

    Meher Baba said, “You don’t understand. To bring a sane person out of his sanity is very difficult. But to bring out a madman is very easy because in a way he is already out, but from the back door. He has tasted something of the outside; we have only to show him the right door and say, “Please don’t go out from the wrong door, go from the right door. Being out is perfectly right, but choose the right door.” And Meher Baba turned many mad people into enlightened people.

    It is a strange world. Here, really great things are never rewarded. Nobody has bothered about Meher Baba. Mother Teresa will get a Nobel prize because she looks after poor orphan children, and nobody thought of giving a Nobel prize to Meher Baba who really did a miraculous job — and he was the on]y man, after centuries.

    Sufis call the madman masta; masta means intoxicated. The madman and the enlightened man both have to pass through a certain stage, that is, getting out of reason, out of their mind. They have to cross the same boundary: by the wrong door or right door, they both cross the same boundary, and while they are crossing the boundary they both become mastas — intoxicated.

    But the enlightened person soon regains his balance because he has made the effort to get out of the mind; he is prepared to get out of the mind, he is ready to get out of the mind. The madman has got out of his mind unprepared. He was not ready. He has simply fallen out of his mind — it is an accident. Enlightenment is never an accident.

  3. One of the greatest works Meher Baba did in his life — he lived just near Poona and he is one of the greatest masters — and never has it been done before: he traveled all over India for years, just making contact with such mad people. Not doing anything else, just doing one thing: moving from one village to another, making contact with such people who have gone mad, who are on a better ground than you but some help is needed — just a push. Just a push so that again rivers become rivers, mountains become mountains; again they achieve a new identity.

  4. Just here in this city a few years ago was a man, Meher Baba. He lived more than thirty years in silence. He was announcing every year that he would be speaking. The date would come, his disciples would gather, they would come from faraway lands — and again he would not speak. He could not manage a connection between silence and language.

  5. Meher Baba is certainly an enlightened person. But every enlightened person finds himself in different situations. Meher Baba’s situation was very unique, because in the history of Parsees there is no such thing as enlightenment. The Parsees were very angry when he declared that he is God himself, because to Parsees, to Mohammedans, to Christians, this declaration that “I am God” hurts very much.

    They want their God to remain as far away as possible, so they can go on doing whatsoever they are doing. God standing just there… and you were going to hit your husband with the pillow… it doesn’t look right. But he is standing there — that’s what millions of believers think, that he is everywhere present. So remember: when you are hitting, look around and hit some suspicious place where you think God might be, rather than hitting a poor husband!

    Meher Baba lived in a strange situation. Parsees were denying him, Jainas and Buddhists would not accept him; Mohammedans, Christians, Jews would deny him because he was saying he is the whole God, what to say about the only begotten son? The only possibility was that a few Hindus may gather around him, and that’s what happened. Finally, only a few Hindus were around him. And as he died, his movement died too. Because he could not manage to be a master. He remained a mystic. He tried, but as a master, he was a failure.
13 thoughts on “Osho on Meher Baba, Osho Quotes on Meher Baba”
  1. Dear Sir
    Greetigns to You
    May I request you to please once read Discourses by Avtar Meher Baba and Please do read God Speaks by Avtar Meher Baba (By which Osho was very influsnced as he ahad mentioned in Osho Times). Sir, may I also request you to once visit Meherabad (Baba's Tomb shrine).
    Once, somebody asked osho why he chose Pune for his work he replied " You see Meher Baba was born here".
    Meher Baba is a Supreme Perfect Master an Avtar. He said whosoever visits his place would get the same spiritual benefit as hone would get out of having his darshan in his physical presence.
    his descipiles includes men and women from all religions and from all part of the world.
    Thanking You
    Dr. Chandrajiit Singh
    [email protected]

  2. May I suggest you quote Baba and reference your sources, instead of just saying Baba said this and Baba said that.

  3. sir
    I think osho had partly knowledge abt Meher baba..at one place osho says..when baba Hazrat jaan kissed his forehead…after 2-3 days she left her body…everybody knows Baba Hazrat jaan left her body after more than 18 years when she made Meher baba god realised…actually Osho should read God speak n Lord Meher…he could easily find baba’s all activities..his so many discources…all cast creed people who were true devotees of Meher baba..Baba was Avatar…go n bow ur head on his samadhi….anybody can feel changed at the moment..Jai baba

  4. Meher Baba was and is the Avatar, the same one who has come time and again for the purpose of giving a push, not just to a few souls but to all of humanity. To say that any part of his perfection or his life in the physical was a “failure” or that he could not manage this or that shows true ignorance of Meher Baba’s spiritual status.

    I wish that the following indeed was less, which would mean that I would get more time at Meherabad in those sacred places in more solitude, as in the olden days when I used to go. Every year that I go now, more and more are coming. Not just a few, but many. So, selfishly, it would be good if it was less and less, but alas it is not. I have been with Baba all of my life (37 years) and have met and have known many of his close mandali, many of whom are gone now.

    God bless every soul on their journey to God, whatever their path. Meher Baba stated in 1968 that his work was complete, 100% to his satisfaction before dropping the body in 1969. Even though Baba is not physically present, he is still working feverishly. Jai Baba to all of Baba’s dear ones – I salute you!

  5. I am parsee boy and been deeply touched by knowing from osho about the avtar Meher baba ,May his divine blessing come to me.



  6. Dear everyone,
    I feel that Osho is talking to his own disciples here and the words he is saying are directed at the audience to which he was talking, not to analysis after that evening talk many years later. For example, Osho has said that Meher Baba was one of the greatest masters, and in another place has said he failed as a master…how can this be? He (Osho) is addressing different audiences in different contexts. Words mean nothing with Osho, he simply used them as tools to help those present: these are not discourses, but the working of a master on the psyche of his students. Meher Baba is who He is, and Osho is who he is, and they both have different methods of working. There’s no point getting angry or offended at words, which are worth less than hot air. Osho may simply be addressing a group who he feels is not the “type” to follow the Avatar, in which case there is no point making them half-hearted about the path. To paraphrase Baba, if one is to be a true lover, one has to throw oneself into the lion’s den: the lion being Divine Love, ready to annilihate the “self” of the pilgrim. Osho is helping his students throw themselves into the lion’s den by taking away multiple paths. Otherwise, Osho had read God Speaks, and just common sense tells me personally that a “failed master” could not have produced such a work, nor could He have touched the lives of those who came into contact with Him to such a degree were it not for His unique Love.

  7. I agree with Bolbol. Don’t get attached to anybody’s words (especially Osho’s words). Osho was a rascal. I don’t know what he was up to, I don’t know what his spiritual status was, and I don’t know what Meher Baba’s spriritual status was, either. I have been very attracted to both of their teachings, but for I all know they might have just been delusional or even conmen. Still, take their teachings for what they’re worth – if you can find some use in them, then make use wisely. If not, then move on.

  8. do not comment unless you understand the whole meaning of what is said by osho about mehar baba as both are the great mystics and even greater masters with sole aim of giving their followers the right path to take to achieve their goal.do not take on heart what osho speaks ,it is his own unique way to solve the queries of peple with whom he was communicating at that time.osho do not cares what people will think he just conccentrate how his followers would be benefitted. thank you ; beloved osho jai mehar baba

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