Whenever I use the word god I simply mean godliness…OSHO
God is nonexistential, godliness is existential. The moment I say godliness… it becomes something inward; the moment you say God, you have projected it.
There is no God but godliness. It is a quality, a fragrance. You experience it, you don't see it. And when you experience it, it is not something out there as an object; it is something IN HERE, in the heart of your hearts. It is your subjectivity, it is your consciousness.
You will be able to sing the song that you have brought in your heart and is still unsung. You will be able to bloom into thousands of flowers. Or as in the East we say: you will bloom into a thousand-petalled lotus of consciousness, of awareness. That is God — or better, godliness.
To be in touch with a master is, in an indirect way, to be in touch with the godliness of existence.
Just relax more, and leave everything in the hands of existence… a total trust and a complete passivity.Your absence is the presence of godliness.The moment you are not, the miracle has happened.
Meditation means going into your immortality, going into your eternity, going into your godliness.
To me, man has in him the highest potential of existence and consciousness. If he explores it he will reach to a state of godliness — not of God, but only of godliness.
For the man of prayer there is God; for the man of awareness there is godliness but no God.
There is godliness, but there is no God. Whenever I use the word god I simply mean godliness, remember it. Translate it always as godliness. There is a quality of godliness in existence, but there is no God. But people want a God, not godliness; they are not interested in godliness. God is nonexistential, godliness is existential.
The moment I say godliness… it becomes something inward; the moment you say God, you have projected it.