Osho on Jews

Question – Why are the Jews hated everywhere in the world?

Osho – Because they are clever, intelligent. Nobody likes clever, intelligent people. One feels inferior, hence, the hatred. Adolf Hitler must have felt very inferior to Jews. He Was. He was almost idiotic, imbecilic. But he must have felt it tremendously — this inferiority. And Jews have a certain intelligence, and because of that intelligence they become rich fast. Put them in any situation and sooner or later they will be on top. How can you avoid not hating them? They simply go directly to the top; they don’t wait.

And particularly about money, they are the cleverest people in the world. For a certain reason: because after Jesus’ crucifixion, they lost all power — all political power; Christianity became politically powerful. There was no way for the Jews to be politically powerful, so their whole mind turned to the second power — money. They became focused on money. These are the only two worldly powers: either politics or money. Because they were not in the majority, they could not be politically powerful, so naturally their whole intelligence was channellised towards money. That was the only way for them to become powerful.

And with money many things come. With money comes more education, with money comes more literature, more music, more drama, more art. With money Comes more intelligence. So down the ages they have been hoarding money, and money on its own creates more possibilities to be intelligent, to be clever. And when you are more intelligent, you earn more money, and so on and so forth it goes’ And people who have money are hated because ninety-nine per cent of people don’t have any money; they are very jealous. The poor people hate the rich, and if they can get an opportunity they will kill the rich. And whenever they get the opportunity, they kill — they will find any excuse.

Jews are hated because they have immense power over money, and money gives them power over other things — even power over politicians. Money is such a strange power… And it goes on creating more power, so they are hated. And they have turned the whole world into a market: they reduce everything to a commodity, they reduce everything to a certain market value. That too creates a little hatred, because if everything is reduced to money, if everything is reduced to the market and everything becomes a commodity, it creates an ugly world. Then there is no higher value. Then there is nothing more important than money. Then everything is reduced to money. That, too, creates hatred.

So poor people hate them, and rich people also hate them. Because money is a very low value — powerful, immensely powerful! — but a lower value. And Jews don’t think that anything more valuable exists. And they have learned through experience that if they have money, then only can they survive.

So wherever they are they are hated. But they are hated because they are clever. Of course, their cleverness turned in a wrong direction, it became money-oriented. And the whole Judaic tradition fell slowly slowly — became very worldly. It lost the spiritual dimension. So the very word ‘Jew’ has a wrong association.

Jews can only be free from this hatred of the world if they start looking for higher values than money.

I have heard…
The local synagogue was holding a raffle. The winner of the third prize stood delightedly as the curtain raised to show a gleaming Cadillac. The winner of the second prize held his breath as the curtain raised — to reveal a sponge cake.

‘A sponge cake?’ he said angrily. ‘The THIRD prize was a Cadillac. How can the second prize be a stupid sponge cake?’
‘But this sponge cake is special’ said the Master of Ceremonies. ‘You see, it was baked by the rabbi’s wife with her own lily-white hands.’
‘Fuck the rabbi’s wife!’ yelled the man.
‘Shut up!’ said the M.C. ‘That’s the first prize.’
Now this mind which reduces everything to a commodity is bound to be hated.

But Jews are intelligent people. There is no doubt about it — one of the most intelligent races on the earth; otherwise they would not have survived. They have survived with no political power and with enemies all around and everywhere. They have been on the cross for two thousand years since Jesus’ death. They have suffered too much. For one man’s crucifixion it is enough punishment — more than enough. They have lived in a Christian world, hated from every side. But because they were hated and they were always in danger and they were always helpless, that too has helped their intelligence to go high. Always remember: if there is danger for your life, you have to be intelligent; you cannot afford non-intelligence, otherwise you will be gone.

So in a way, the very challenge, the very danger, has helped them: they have been polishing their intelligence continuously. It-is not just accident that more Nobel Prizes go to Jews than to anybody else. And their number is small; it is out of all proportion. This century’s greatest thinkers — three: Marx, Freud, Einstein — all belong to Jews. The greatest revolutionaries ever have come from them. They are in small numbers, but the situation has helped them. They had to fight, struggle, survive; they could not fall asleep, they could not go to rust. Their intelligence has been going higher and released towards God will bring a great revolution in the world.

I am very happy that fifty per cent — more than fifty per cent — of my sannyasins are Jews. What I am saying can have appeal only to very intelligent people. Stupids won’t have any attraction to me — only very intelligent people can understand what I am saying. But they have been hated, that is true. That hatred can be dropped only when Jews start changing.

There are a few things that they can do. One is that they accept Jesus back home. If they can welcome Jesus back home almost ninety per cent of the hatred will disappear. And Jesus is theirs — more theirs than the Christians’. Jesus was born a Jew, died a Jew. He was the greatest Jew ever. He was not a Christian. If Jews can accept Jesus back home, that will change the whole climate in the world. And if Jews can put their energies — as they have put them into money — if they can put their energies into meditation, they will become the greatest meditators on the earth. They can herald a new era!

Source – Osho Book “I Say Unto You, Vol 2”

12 thoughts on “Osho on Jews – Why are the Jews hated everywhere in the world”
  1. Name:Gyan Shankar Sanghi asks the question.
    From India, Hyderabad,

  2. Look at what they are doing in Palestine/Israel and you’ll know why! They think thieving/murder/ charlatanism is equivalent to being smart! Why is that most big charlatans and cons internationally are JEWISH?

  3. Wow this really is some racist stuff there.

    quotes :

    So down the ages they have been hoarding money, and money on its own creates more possibilities to be intelligent, to be clever. And when you are more intelligent, you earn more money, and so on and so forth it goes’
    Jews can only be free from this hatred of the world if they start looking for higher values than money.
    Now this mind which reduces everything to a commodity is bound to be hated.
    That hatred can be dropped only when Jews start changing.

  4. Cant be so smart if u make People hate you, And not all Jews in History where rich. Thats a Stereo type we use to make our World simple.

    same like Adolf was stupid, U cant be that stupid if u become Leader. He was a Genius Speaker. And He was a Revolutionist. Germany was on the Edge, between Communism, Socialism, and Monarchism. Party s where fighting and the last War was lost. Germans Economic was down and People where looking for hope and a Stability in there Live.

    Complicated times want simple Answers

    Im not a fan of Hitler but we should try to be real with what we say.

    the World is not Black and white, or god and evil. Everything has his reason.

    Hitler believed on a super race, he was not thinking Jews are a super race. So that was not his reason to hate them.

    I guess the real reason is more simple, its the same reason why so many other Groups are hated.

    Jews where a small group, Majority against Minority that’s the game of hate.

    Jews where a Minority and so they where Weak and a Easy Victim.

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  6. Not intelligent enough to prevent antisemitism…. The “left side of the brain” cand be very intelligentm yet the”right side very stupid”. Jews are very smart in some areas and very stupid in some crucial ones. For example, most North American Jews are blind to the resentment that is building up against their power which to too many is not being used to defend and strengthen America but the issue can not be discussed as people will be tagged as antisemites. The result is the resentment keeps rising. At some point it will boil over and Jewish power will melt away like sugar in hot water because there is no way 2% of the population can prevail over 98%, no matter how hard working or astute the 2% is.

    Jews are disliked not because of their brains. It is irrational tp say that. They are disliked because they acquire a lot of power yet the behaviour of many of them is not quite fully in support of the country they live in. Right now any idiot can see mos North American Jews put Israel´s interests ahead of US interests. Normally many will resent that.

    It is irrational to say antisemitism is irrational, some is, somke is not.

  7. Sadly it is very easy to express an opinion without being on the shoes of the Jews. They have survived even being minority, and being steped on for millenniums, that is got merit. There are many other minorities that have not being so lucky.
    They are also very observant of their religion and costumes. Their spirituality had provided them strength to rise from their doom. It is irresponsible to judge so lightly their absence of it.
    But most of the coments here go to hatred, I thought acceptance and love is what Osho was about.

  8. Self-pride and arrogance are very dislikeable qualities by humanity. And many Jews seem to have those qualities, thus they are disliked by human beings.

  9. Jews are not the most intelligent, just the most cruel and greedy group of people according to many people and religion doctrines. of course people that are driven by greed (or manifest material wealth) receive such material wealth. such manifestiation requires new methods of creating and building wealth. But of course it catches up to them, that explains the 6 million jews persecuted and driven out of europe, they are always removed from an area and placed somewhere else, so it continues and the cycle changes and redone all over again. it takes about usually 500 years for a land to catch of on the nature done by a specific group of people.

  10. This is not a clear truth abt juish i think someone must take it in a serious manner to find the real fact of their intelligence. there must be surely something amazing behind it. since it made our “hitler” to get jealous on them :]

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