· “We become by and by like people we live with, because nobody’s an island. So if you’re working with sad people you’ll become sad, if you’re working with happy people you’ll become happy.”
· “In a better world, every psychiatrist should be trained deeply in meditation, otherwise he should not be allowed to practice.”
· Osho says that all art forms – music, poetry, literature – have been born out of meditation. They’ve all been attempts to bring the unknown or the unknowable into the world of the known, for those are not yet ready for the pilgrimage into the unknown. So just to give them…a glimpse of what the unknown is…[who's] to say that someone might become inspired by a song or by a poem or by a story or a book to go on that pilgrimage.
· [The] justifications Osho provides for a lot of things in his book, they’re very interesting. He mentions that professors and medical doctors list the highest among the most orthodox people, they do not let go of old ideas easily. Then he goes on to justify it, he says there is a reason for it, perhaps it is quite a natural reason. “If doctors and professors drop old ideas and become flexible, they will have a difficult time teaching the children. If things are fixed, they are able to teach efficiently. Ideas should be definite and solid, not shaky and fluid, then they can have confidence about teaching them. Even criminals do not require the amount of confidence that a professor requires. He should have self-confidence that whatever he is saying is absolutely right. And whomever requires this kind of confidence in their profession becomes orthodox; teachers become orthodox.”
· He goes on to say, picking up from where I left off – teachers become orthodox, “This does great harm because in all senses, education should be the least orthodox, otherwise there will be obstacles in the path of progress. This is the reason why usually no teacher is an inventor, there are so many professors in all the universities but inventions, discoveries, are made by people from outside. More than 70% of Nobel prize winners are people from outside universities.”