Osho's wisdom: Be joyous no matter what

The world is sad, it is in misery. There is a great suffering in the hearts of people. But you need not be sad about it, for the simple reason that by becoming sad you join them; you create more sadness. It is not a help. 

     It is just as if people are sick, and you see their sickness and you also become sick. Your sickness is not going to make them healthy; it is simply creating more sickness. To feel for their sickness means to look for the causes at what is creating all their suffering and misery, and to help them to remove those causes. 

     And at the same time you have to remain as joyful as possible because your joy is going to help them not your sadness. You have to be cheerful. They should know that there is a possibility of being cheerful in this sad world...

Anger is always 

a sign of weakness. 


Whenever there is a question of choice, the head cannot be chosen against the heart. The heart is your relationship with existence, and the head is your relationship with the society. 

If you are sad you are wrong; if you are joyful you are right. 

When I say, be cheerful, be happy, rejoice in the fact that you are not in the position of being miserable and suffering. I have a certain purpose behind it. 

   The purpose is that you have to become an example to those people who have completely forgotten that life can also be a rejoicing. In spite of all darkness you can still be unburdened by the darkness, you can still dance. Darkness cannot prevent your dance; it has no preventative force. 

    To me, this is real service. 


The mind should be trained to be a servant of the heart. Logic should serve love. 

    And then life can become a festival of lights. 


Extract from 'Gold Nuggets' by Osho