“Now we enter into this great pilgrimage: The Royal Song of Saraha. It is
also called The Song on Human Action…Tantra says: First change your being
and then your action changes automatically, of its own accord. First attain
to a different kind of consciousness, and that will be followed by a
different kind of action, character, behavior.
Tantra believes in being, not in action and character. That’s why it is
also called The Song on Human Action – because once being is transformed,
your action are transformed. That is the only way to change your actions.
Who has ever been able to change his actions directly? You can only
We normally associate the word Tantra with sex, but in these ten talks on
The Royal Song of Saraha, Osho answers all the questions and dilemmas we
could never understand – or were afraid to ask – not could never understand
– or were afraid to ask – not only about sex, but about every aspect of
life that Tantra actually encompasses. He offers us a new perspective, a
new way of looking at life, and a new way of living as we free ourselves
from our conditionings and open to a life of awareness, relaxation and
From the Jacket
“These Songs of Saraha have to be meditated on deeply. Each Song can become
the opening of a flower in your heart. I hope these forty verses will
become forty flowers in your being, as they became in the heart of the
king. The king was liberated so can you be.
Saraha has penetrated the target. You can also become a Saraha.”
Osho continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their individual
search for joy, fulfillment, depth, and silence. All his talks address the
question of how we can live each moment of our daily lives in awareness,
relaxation and totality.
Tantra will say understand sex, do not try to channel it. If you do not
understand it, every effort is bound to be a failure, and harmful. So do
not do anything. First understand it, and through understanding, the path
will be revealed.
You are not to force your energies on that path. Through understanding you
come to know the law, just like in science. What are you doing in science?
You come to understand a law; a natural mystery is revealed. Once the
natural mystery is revealed, you can use the energy creatively.
Without your knowing the inherent law, all efforts are doomed. So Tantra
says understand the animal – because in the animal is hidden the potential
for your future. Really, it can be said that in the animal the divine is
hidden in your past, in seed form. Understand whatsoever your natural
forces are. Accept them, understand them. Your mind is not to be there
mastering, it is not there to control them and fight with them; it is there
to understand them.
Really, if you understand them, you are using your mind rightly. Understand
sex, understand anger, understand greed. Be alert try to find out their
ways – how they work, what their functions are.
And be constantly aware of the very movement of these animal instincts
within. If you can be conscious of these animal instincts, there will be no
division; you will not have an unconscious mind. If you can move with these
instincts deep within, you will have only a conscious mind; there will be
The unconscious is there because of repression. You have closed the major
part of your being to consciousness because you are afraid. You cannot look
at your own reality. You are so afraid that you have already moved out of
the house – you are so afraid that you have already moved out of the house
– you just live on the verandah. You never go in because the fear is there.
If you come face-to-face with yourself, all your imagination, all your
illusions about yourself will fall down.
You think yourself to be saint, you think yourself to be a religious
person, you think yourself to be this and that. If you face your reality,
all these illusions will evaporate. And everyone has created an image of
himself. That image is false, but we cling to the image and this clinging
becomes the barrier toward moving within.
So the first thing is to accept the animal. It is there, and nothing is
wrong about it. It is your past, and you cannot deny your past, you can
only use it. If you are wise, you will use it and create a better future
out of it. If you are wise, you will use it and crate a better future out
of it. If you are wise, you will use it and create a better future out of
it. If you are foolish you will fight with it, and through fight the future
will be destroyed. Fight with a seed, and you will destroy it. Use it, give
it soil, help it, protect it, so that the seed becomes a tree, an alive
tree, and the future blossoms through it.
The animal is your seed. Do not fight with it. Tantra has no condemnation
against it, simply love for it, because the whole future is hidden in it.
Know it well, and then you can use it and you can thank it.
Osho defies categorization, reflecting everything from the individual quest
for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society
today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of
extemporaneous talks given over a period of thirty-five years. Osho has
been described by The Sunday Times in London as one of the “1000 Makes of
the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid – Day in India as one of the ten people
– along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha – who have changed the destiny of
Osho has a stated aim of helping to create the conditions for the birth of
a new kind of human being, characterized as “Zorba the Buddha” – one whose
feet are firmly on the ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Running
like a thread through all aspects of Osho is a vision that encompasses both
the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western
science and technology.
He is synonymous with a revolutionary contribution to the science of inner
transformation and an approach to meditation which specifically addresses
the accelerated pace of contemporary life. The unique OSHO Active
meditations are designed to allow the release of accumulated stress in the
body and mind so that it is easier to be still and experience the thought –
free state of meditation.
Original Tantric Texts (18)
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