Here are just a few quotes from one of my favorite tricksters, Oshoaka Rajneesh. Enjoy!

Don’t think in terms of having to be perfect, think in terms of having to be total. Totality is not a goal, it is a style of life.

Whenever there are alternatives, beware: Don’t choose the convenient, the comfortable, the respectable, the socially acceptable, the honorable. Choose something that rings a bell in your heart. Choose something that you would like to do in spite of any consequences.

To commit a mistake is not wrong─commit as many mistakes as possible, because that is the way you will be learning more. But don’t commit the same mistake again and again, because that makes you stupid.

Life is basically insecure. Death is secure, absolutely secure. The moment you choose security, unknowingly you have chosen death. With the secure, the familiar, you are bored; you start becoming dull. With the insecure, the unknown, the uncharted, you feel ecstatic, beautiful, a child with eyes of wonder again.

Living consists only of those things which have no point at all, no meaning at all─meaning in the sense that they don’t have any goal, they don’t lead you anywhere, you don’t get anything out of them. In other words, living is significant in itself.

Each person is such an infinite mystery, inexhaustible, unfathomable─the more you know, the more mysterious the other becomes. Then love is a constant adventure.

Sensuousness is one of the greatest blessings to humanity. It is your sensitivity, it is your consciousness filtered through the body.

Orgasm is nature’s indication that you contain within yourself a tremendous amount of blissfulness. It simply gives you a taste of it─then you can go on the search. An enlightened person is in a state of orgasmic joy twenty-four hours a day.

The one who knows how to live knows how to die. The one who knows how to fall in love knows when the moment has come to fall out of it. He falls out of it gracefully, with a good-bye, with gratitude.

Live in the moment for the sheer joy of living it. Live with no should, with no ought, with no must, with no commandment. You are not here to be a martyr, you are here to enjoy life to the fullest.

Life is a pilgrimage to nowhere─from nowhere to nowhere. And between these two nowheres is the now-here. Nowhere consists of two words: now, here. Between these two nowheres is the now-here.

If one really wants to live life in all its richness, one has to learn how to be consistently inconsistent. How to be able to move from one extreme to another─sometimes rooted deep in the earth and sometimes flying high in the heavens, sometimes making love and sometimes meditating. And then, slowly, your heaven and your earth come closer and closer, and you will become the horizon where they meet.

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