Maturity, according to Osho, is not to grow old but to grow up. To grow old is to move in the horizontal dimension, accumulating more and more knowledge, more and more experience. But to grow up is to take a step into the vertical dimension, where maturity is measured not in years but in serf-sufficiency, wisdom and integrity. Maturity is the joyous and peaceful flowering of the human spirit.
Osho is one of the best-known and most provocative spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Beginning in the 1970s he captured the attention of young people from the West who wanted to experience meditation and transformation. More than 20 years after his death, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.