Osho quotes on Heaven and Hell

quotes on Heaven and Hell
  • Heaven and hell are not geographical. If you go in
    search of them you will never find them anywhere. They are within you,
    they are psychological. The mind is heaven, the mind is hell, and the mind
    has the capacity to become either. But people go on thinking everything is
    somewhere outside. We always go on looking for everything outside because
    to be inwards is very difficult. We are outgoing. If somebody says there
    is a god, we look at the sky. Somewhere, sitting there, will be the divine
  • In reality, everything is within; the outer is just a
    projection. Fear is within you; it is projected as a hell. Hell is just a
    projected image on the screen — of the fear that is within you, of the
    anger, of the jealousy, of all that is poisonous in you, of all that is
    evil in you. Heaven is, again, a projected image on the screen — of all
    that is good and beautiful, of all that is blissful within you.

  • Hell and heaven are within you, both gates are within
    you. When you are behaving unconsciously there is the gate of hell; when
    you become alert and conscious, there is the gate of heaven.
  • Heaven and hell are not geographical; they are not
    something outside you, they are something that belongs to your
    interiority. If you are awake, then you are in a totally different
    universe; it is as if in your awakening the whole existence becomes
    awakened. It takes a new color, a new flavor, a new fragrance. When you
    are asleep, the whole existence sleeps with you. It all depends on you.
  • The people who stop desiring worldly things start
    desiring heaven and heavenly pleasures. But what are they? — magnified
    forms of the same old desires, in fact more dangerous than the worldly
    desires, because with the worldly desires one thing is absolutely certain:
    you are bound to get frustrated sooner or later. You will get out of them;
    you Cannot remain in them forever. The very nature of them is such that
    they promise you, but they never fulfill their promises — the goods are
    never delivered. How long can you remain deceived by them? Even the most
    stupid person has glimpses, once in a while, that he is chasing illusions
    which cannot be fulfilled by the very nature of existence. The intelligent
    one comes to the realization sooner.
  • Heaven and hell are not geographical, they are
    psychological, they are your psychology.
  • Heaven and hell are not very distant, they are
    neighbors; only a small fence divides them. You can jump that fence, even
    without a gate. You go on jumping from this to that. In the morning you
    may be in heaven; by evening you are in hell. This moment heaven, that
    moment hell. It is just an attitude, just a state of your mind, just how
    you are feeling. Many times, in a single life, you may visit hell, and
    many times you may visit heaven. In a single day also…
  • There is no greater enjoyment than that of sharing
    something. Have you given something to somebody? That`s why people enjoy
    giving gifts so much. It is a sheer delight. When you give something to
    somebody — maybe valueless, may not be of much value — but just the way,
    just the gesture that you give, satisfies tremendously. Just think of a
    person whose whole life is a gift! whose every moment is a sharing — he
    lives in heaven. There is no other heaven than that.
  • Hell and heaven are within you. The doors are very
    close: with the right hand you can open one, with the left hand you can
    open another. With just a change of your mind, your being is transformed
    — from heaven to hell and from hell to heaven. This goes on continuously.
    What is the secret? The secret is whenever you are unconscious, whenever
    you act unconsciously, without awareness, you are in hell; whenever you
    are conscious, whenever you act with full awareness, you are in heaven. If
    this awareness becomes so integrated, so consolidated, that you never lose
    it, there is no hell for you; if unconsciousness becomes so consolidated,
    so integrated, that you never lose it, there is no heaven.Fortunately
    unconsciousness can never become so consolidated; a part always remains
  • Ordinarily, even when people become religious, they go
    on thinking in terms of having — possessing heaven or possessing the
    pleasures of heaven — but still they go on thinking in terms of having.
    Their heaven is nothing but their projected desire of having everything.
    All that they have missed here they would like to have in the after-life.
    But it is the same desire.

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