What is jealousy? Society has exploited the individual in so many ways that it is almost impossible to believe.

Osho goes to the roots of the phenomenon of jealousy.

Jealousy is Born out of comparison.. And we have been taught to compare, we have been conditioned to compare, always compare. Somebody else has a better house, somebody else has a more beautiful body, somebody else has more money, somebody else has a more charismatic personality. Compare, go on comparing yourself with everybody else you pass by, and great jealousy will be the outcome; it is the by-product of the conditioning for comparison.

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  • He was the one. The one who helped me. Getting out of my deep depressions. Inside confusions and struggle with yourself. It makes all clear. It is individualism that we seek. Freedom is what we seek. The prohibiton of those destroyed us. Our ability to love.

  • Society’s “device” ? No, just the error of humans being tribal in nature, as all humans form groups, compare & compete on all levels and in all aspects of life. Jealousy is the result of this. It’s really nothing more than a immature reaction to a immature illustration or “show” of emotional force. It’s best to recognize the patterns and be ready for these kinds of things. Your experiences with the past will set you up for the future. Just know what jealousy is and WHY it happens. Device ? No.

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