Women’s Day… What Osho says about women…
New Delhi, India --
"A Woman Is To Be Loved, Not Understood: Love,
trust, beauty, sincerity, truthfulness, authenticity – these are
all feminine qualities, and they are far greater than any
qualities that man has.
"My emphasis is to give respect to women – and equality
is not against men.
It is a world which belongs to you both and you both have
to be together to make it as beautiful and as divine as
"If all over the world the woman is allowed freedom to
grow to her potential, there will be many, many women
enlightened; many, many women mystics, poets, painters.
"And they will enhance not only the woman’s part of the
world – because the world is one – they will enhance the
"They will give man also new dimensions because their
ways of seeing things are different.
"Man looks at things in one way; the woman looks from a
"Life will become richer.
"It is for the betterment of both man and woman that the
woman should be given every freedom and equal opportunity
for her individuality.
"Then there will be a sense of humor. And the woman can laugh
more gracefully than man, she has every potential for it – but
it is repressed, condemned, criticized.
"She has lived a life of such misery that you cannot hope
that she will show some sense of humor.
"But the day is not far away…then the whole earth will be
full of laughter. Instead of talks about war, instead of
politicians giving speeches all around the world, instead of the
sermons of stupid priests who know nothing, it will be far
better that every man and every woman is able to see the
hilarious side of life and to enjoy it."
-- Osho, The New Dawn, Talk #31
New Delhi, India --
I am in favor of women’s liberation because I
know that unless women are liberated, men will never be
liberated. Their liberation is together, because they are two
sides of the same coin.
Naturally many more women have come, because for centuries
they were denied, they were insulted, they were never accepted
as equal to men.
Naturally, more and more women will be coming – and only
those men will be here who are ready to accept women as
No male chauvinists can remain around me.
It is a family of equal people, with equal dignity.
"If women had been respected in the past, humanity would
not have been in such a mess as it is today – because women
are half of humanity.
"Half of humanity has remained undignified, uneducated,
deprived of all freedom, all movement.
"We have hampered, handicapped ourselves.
"We have destroyed half of ourselves, and if we are in
misery then who is to be blamed?
"I am all in favor of women’s liberation – but not the
way the women’s liberation movement is going.
"It is taking a reactionary attitude, it is not a real
revolution. It is trying to imitate man.
"And remember, imitation never makes you equal; imitation at
the most will make you a carbon copy – but the original is
-- Osho, Socrates Poisoned Again
After 25 Centuries, Talk #7