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What’s Your Moral Code? 10 Life Lessons from Osho

Hello Spiritual Warriors! This week we are exploring your moral code, including the 10 life lessons taught by Osho.

What is your moral code? Maybe it’s the Ten Commandments or the Four Agreements or the Seven Spiritual Laws. Or perhaps you live by the Golden Rule or the Three Gates. We explore all these codes in depth in my Masters of Wisdom & Teacher Training, and there is none that is right or wrong. In fact, we can’t go wrong at all practicing any combination of these moral codes as long as they are all fueled by LOVE.

10 commandments of OSHO
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Osho is one of the most controversial spiritual leaders to have emerged from India. Osho was born Chandra Mohan Jain in 1931. When he turned 30, he went by the name Acharya Rajneesh; in the 70s, he changed his name to Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh; and in 1989 to Osho. He died in January of 1990, a month after his 60th birthday.

During his early days as Acharya Rajneesh, a correspondent asked Rajneesh for his “ten commandments.” He noted that it was a difficult matter because he was against any kind of commandment, and any kind of religion, but “just for fun” he presented this list:

  1. Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also.
  2. There is no God other than life itself.
  3. Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
  4. Love is prayer.
  5. To become nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment.
  6. Life is now and here.
  7. Live wakefully.
  8. Do not swim—float.
  9. Die each moment so that you can be new each moment.
  10. Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see.

Many of Osho’s teachings irritated people, and many others found them irreverent. But at the end of the day, his purpose was to challenge us to reach deep within our souls and find our own constrictions. Then, peel away one more layer of this existence to unveil our own moral code.

As much as Osho irritated and offended people, his message of love was the over-riding one that he taught every day when he wasn’t being interviewed or trying to stir up the world’s consciousness. This week, select one of Osho’s “commandments” and see if you can live it, own it, share it, and become it.

Leave a comment with the Osho “commandment” that most resonates with you and why.

In the meantime, remember to like, share and comment to keep your ripple flowing in our community!!! Sending you peace, love and health. Be well.

Namaste. -davidji & Peaches the Buddha Princess

14 thoughts on “What’s Your Moral Code? 10 Life Lessons from Osho”

  1. The first one is something I try to live by .. Never listen to anyone’s commands unless it is coming from within you too …

    I also try to follow don’t swim.. Float ..

    Thank you for sharing these and making me ponder .. I love Osho teachings too

  2. There is no God other than life itself.
    Ooh these words gives me shivers trough my spine and a big smile of gratitude.
    Because life is Quiet amazing and a constant wonderfull mystery,
    a precious gift for everyone who lives on this Planet. I so love this.

  3. “Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also..”
    The worst most painful decision I have ever made in my life with the most devastating consequences was the one I din’t follow this commandment.

    One is the number of creation and the birth of all things, the divine origin of the universe. Om, the first breath of the Universe, I am – the name of God, Spiritually speaking these are the foundations for the numerology meanings of the divine number 1. It’s no coincidence that in numerology the number 1 gives birth to all other numbers, It’s energy is that of the master creator. It’s the number that puts power directly in our hands as a symbol of independence, confidence, and new beginnings.

    Thank you Davidj

  4. Love is prayer

    Every moment I love I feel I am also following the other “commandments” of the list. I am intrigued and fascinated by all of them

  5. Life is Here and Now. One of my codes or values is to Live in the Present with a Happy and Positive Attitude toward life and others.
    I don’t always succeed, but I’m always striving for that goal! Pat xo

  6. Life is here and now.

    Die each moment so that you are renewed each moment..

    These two are entwined within each other.

    Namaste

  7. “Do not swim float” this resonates with my life let the current take you where it may trust and accept
    ✨🙏💗🧘‍♀️✨ Namaste 🙏✨

  8. “Do not swim float” this resonates with my life let the current take you where it may trust and accept
    ✨🙏💗🧘‍♀️✨ Namaste 🙏

  9. Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also.

    As Cass Elliot expressed it:
    ‘But you gotta make your own kind of music
    Sing your own special song
    Make your own kind of music
    Even if nobody else sings along’

  10. Thank you Davidji,
    I have meditated with your online guidance for many years.
    Your words calm and help me to live more honestly.
    Blessings.

  11. Never obey anyone’s command unless it is coming from within you also.
    I love this, stay true to yourself always 🌻🦋

  12. I agree with Jocelynne completely! I was going to write a very similar comment – but she said it better! I am truly a work in progress.

  13. “Do not search. That which is, is. Stop and see. “
    I really resonate with this one as I struggle to surrender to uncertainties and accept that there is a great force other than I that is at play I’m the universe right now. A work in progress for sure. I know when I stop and just “be” life “falls into place”

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