Osho (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), born Chandra Mohan Jain, and also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian spiritual teacher who attracted an international following. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religions made him controversial. In his discourses, he reinterpreted writings of religious traditions, mystics, and philosophers from around the world.

The man who does not love himself hates.

The ego is not your real self; the ego is a false entity, arbitrary. It is the ego that is your sleep, that surrounds you like darkness, like a cloud. Hidden behind this darkness is your real self, your real being, which wants to wake up, which wants to get our of all this smoke, out of all this darkness, which want to get out of the prison of the ego.