"The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters" is a succinct summary doctrine by which Buddhism was introduced to China. Each of the 42 sutras begins with "the Buddha said". This particular sutra deals with "20 Difficult Things to Accomplish in this World" and Osho takes us through each verse, and dissects it line by line, never omitting to explain--in clear modern terms--the real meaning of the verses.
The inner world needs its own vocabulary, and Osho is a master of creating a language to describe experiences of the inner world that is simple, unpretentious and clear. 'The ABC of Enlightenment' is not just a dictionary but a book on life itself. It contains concise quotes by Osho on a large variety of topics. For those who are unfamiliar with him, this is an easy introduction to his way of life and also an entertaining reference book. From 'Absolute' to 'Zen' Osho is never at lack of profoundness and both traditional and contemporary issues are redefined and reinterpreted for a contemporary understanding.
Moving beyond the usual interpretations of this classic Chinese text -- that of using it as an indicator of what to do next or attempting to predict the future -- Osho is using the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu intended: to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight.His commentaries on these seven verses burn through every idea we may hold about ourselves until we can see with the same crystal clear light as Lao Tzu.
We have lost touch with who we are and how we want to live. It started at birth. From birth we are molded according to the beliefs and ideals of others, and our own potential is ignored. It needs immense courage to go your own way, leaving the crowd behind. The moment you do it you are taking responsibility for your life in your own hands. Osho reminds us that it is a step worth taking.
Today, humanity is caught up in the mad complexity of the mind, and as never before, there is an urgent need to rediscover simplicity and innocence. Osho brings to life the inherent and timeless wisdom of traditional Zen stories. He shows us that Zen is a way of dissolving philosophical problems, not of solving them. It is a way of getting rid of philosophy, because philosophy is a sort of neurosis. Zen is for those intelligent enough to understand the limitations of the intellect and ready to recognize the significance of intuition in the world of mysticism.
Using eleven Zen stories as a starting point and diving deep into their mysterious world, he then weaves his magical clarity on many diverse contemporary topics. From the true meaning of happiness to an understanding of the process of death, it's all here. To begin reading this book is to commence a journey into the world of wonder.Buddha's disciple Subhuti is showered with blossoms upon experiencing sublime emptiness. But isn't emptiness usually an absence of something? Through his commentary on this seemingly strange tale, Osho illuminates the vast difference between a negative and a sublime emptiness.
Osho nos enseña en estas charlas cómo construir un futuro mejor y superar la angustia con la que muchos vivimos como consecuencia de un presente oscuro. Vivimos en una época en la que la religión, las ideologías, los sistemas políticos y las estructuras sociales están desmoronándose, lo que suscita innumerables preguntas acerca del futuro, pero parece que nadie es capaz de dar una respuesta válida. En esta serie de charlas, Osho transforma el miedo y la ansiedad de estos tiempos inestables en una nueva perspectiva y una nueva visión no únicamente para el individuo sino también para la humanidad. ¿Cómo hacer la transición entre sentirse solo y encontrarse a gusto en soledad? ¿Cómo podemos marcar la diferencia en un mundo lleno de negatividad, cinismo y desesperación? ¿Cómo imaginar un futuro cuando el presente parece tan sombrío? ¿Podemos realmente confiar en que llegará el amanecer? Con gentileza y humor, de forma incisiva y alejándose de los tópicos, Osho arroja luz sobre estas cuestiones y nos recuerda que se encuentra en nuestras manos llevar a cabo esta transición.
In this fascinating volume, Osho reclaims astrology from the pop psychologists and "fortune tellers" and shares the deep insights that first brought this unique science of the stars into being. From ancient India to the lost civilization of Sumeria, from Pythagoras to Paracelsus to Piccardi, we discover that for thousands of years there has been a thread of awareness of how all things in the universe are interconnected - an awareness that modern physics is still struggling to define in scientific terms today.As Osho says: The universe is a living body, an organic unity. In it, nothing is isolated, all is connected. Whatever is far away is connected to that which is near; nothing is separate. So no one should remain in the fallacy that he is an island: isolated, separate, aloof. Everything is connected to the whole, and everything is all the time affecting others and being affected by others.Astrology aficionados and skeptics alike will find something in this small volume to provoke a new way of looking at what really "makes the world go round."
'The Beauty of the Human Soul' continues the AUTHENTIC LIVING series by Osho with talks by the contemporary mystic during his stay in the United States.All of the Osho books are created from his extemporaneous talks, and in this volume reflect the intimate setting in which they were given, with small audiences of those gathered in the Oregon commune around him. Everything is on the table - belief in God, the meaning of compassion, what happens when we die. In sharing stories from his own life, bringing new insights to old parables, and challenging his listeners to examine their own conscious and unconscious beliefs, he begins to create a new and more authentic "narrative" about what we human beings are doing on this planet, and why we are here.The entire Authentic Living series is a manifesto of the priceless gift of individuality, of both the freedom and the responsibility that comes with living life according to your own light, free from fixed concepts and ideologies given by others - whether that be parents, teachers, priests, or politicians. The challenge is to take nothing for granted, leave no sacred cow unexamined. And to take the courage to step into the unknown with no idea of what is going to happen, with great creativity, sensitivity, and awareness, but with no fixed ideology.Osho says: "You have to go through a transformation and that, only you can do. Except you, nobody can reach there. And this is the beauty of the human soul, that it is absolutely unavailable to anybody. Your center is so protected by existence that nobody can even touch it."
What Is Love? In this thoughtful, provocative work, Osho--one of the most revolutionary thinkers of our time--challenges us to question what we think we know about love and opens us to the possibility of a love that is natural, fulfilling, and free of possessiveness and jealousy. With his characteristic wit, humor, and understanding, Osho dares us to resist the unhealthy relationship patterns we've learned from those around us, and to rediscover the meaning of love for ourselves. "By the time you are r...
Eleven classic anecdotes provide starting points to demonstrate the relevance of Zen to every aspect of 21st-century life. From the professor so full of his own ideas that he has no room for any new learning, to the monastery cook who solves a koan by kicking over a jug of water, readers will see themselves, their friends, and even modern-day celebrities and politicians reflected in the characters who populate these fascinating Zen stories. In each chapter, following the discussion of the story at hand, Osho responds to questions from his audience about matters of love, life, relationships, and "the search." Throughout the book he emphasizes the importance both of honoring our "roots" in the simple pleasures of everyday life, and nourishing the "wings" that allow us to experience our connection with that which is universal, transcendent, and eternal.
The Book of Secrets is a step by step guide to find the best meditation suitable for you.112 methods of meditation are described and introduced here with helpful background information to give contemporary people a door to meditation.Reading this book, not only will your outlook on life change, but so will your life. If you want to know more about life and yourself this is your book.Each chapter that focuses on describing specific meditation techniques is followed by a chapter of questions from those who were present during the talks. In most cases, their questions relate to the techniques given in the previous chapter. So, as you start to experiment with a technique, it will be helpful to look into these chapters for some extra hint, some greater depth of understanding, or response to a question that might have arisen for you in your experiments.
The path to freedom is filled with questions and uncertainty. Is it possible to truly know who we are? Do our lives have a purpose, or are we just accidental? What are we meant to contribute? What are we meant to become, to create, and to share? In The Book of Understanding, Osho, one of the most provocative thinkers of our time, challenges us to understand our world and ourselves in a new and radical way. The first step toward understanding, he says, is to question and doubt all that we have been taught to believe. All our lives we've been handed so-called truths by countless others--beliefs we learned to accept without reason. It is only in questioning our beliefs, assumptions, and prejudices that we can begin to uncover our own unique voice and heal the divisions within us and without. Once we discover our authentic self, we can embrace all aspects of the human experience--from the earthy, pleasure-loving qualities that characterize Zorba the Greek to the watchful, silent qualities of Gautam the Buddha. We can become whole and live with integrity, able to respond with creativity and compassion to the religious, political, and cultural divides that currently plague our society. In this groundbreaking work, Osho identifies, loosens, and ultimately helps to untie the knots of fear and misunderstanding that restrict us--leaving us free to discover and create our own individual path to freedom. Doubt--because doubt is not a sin, it is the sign of your intelligence. You are not responsible to any nation, to any church, to any God. You are responsible only for one thing, and that is self-knowledge. And the miracle is, if you can fulfill this responsibility, you will be able to fulfill many other responsibilities without any effort. The moment you come to your own being, a revolution happens in your vision. Your whole outlook about life goes through a radical change. You start feeling new responsibilities--not as something to be done, not as duty to be fulfilled, but as a joy to do. --OSHO From the Hardcover edition.
Osho is known around the world for his pioneering contribution to meditation - the science of inner transformation - with the unique approach of his "Osho Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of the contemporary world and bringing meditation into modern life. Based on the Seven Points of Mind Training by the 11th-century Buddhist mystic Atisa, The Book of Wisdom removes the dust of tradition that has gathered around meditation, conveying the essential science and methodology of the practice with a freshness and spontaneity that is rarely found in contemporary spiritual works. The book is a guide for inner discipline and transformation that is also highly accessible, incorporating light, often humorous question-and-answer sessions between the author and his audience that help readers make the practical connection between spiritual theory and meditation as a lifestyle.
'Born with a Question Mark in Your Heart' continues the AUTHENTIC LIVING series by Osho with talks by the contemporary mystic during his stay in the United States. Osho says: "It is fortunate that man is born with a question mark, otherwise he would be just another species of animal."This volume is a radical questioning of traditional belief systems in religious, political, and social dimensions. Here Osho encourages readers to ask questions that are immediate and existentially significant - not borrowed or intellectual questions, but questions with an existential significance. Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart promotes personal transformation through experience and spirituality without organized religion.
Osho responds to a question about the right way to help children to grow without interfering in their natural potentiality.
Aprende a gobernar el amor, la compasión y el sexo de la mano de Osho. Aunque en este texto Osho responde a las cuestiones relacionadas con la compasión, el tema principal es sin duda «el amor». Aquí amplía su respuesta para elaborar una comprensión más profunda del sexo el amor y la compasión. «Sí, solo la compasión es terapéutica porque toda enfermedad en el hombre se debe a la falta de amor. Todos los conflictos internos que se padecen están relacionados de una forma u otra con el amor: no se ha sabido amar o no se ha sabido recibir amor. No se ha sabido compartir el ser. Esa es su miseria, la que crea todo tipo de problemas en su interior.»
Although Osho responds to a question related to compassion the main issue he addresses in this talk is 'love' and he expands his response to elaborate a deeper understanding of sex, love and compassion. "Only compassion is therapeutic - because all that is ill in man is because of lack of love. All that is wrong with man is somewhere associated with love. He has not been able to love, or he has not been able to receive love. He has not been able to share his being. That's the misery. That creates all sorts of complexes inside."
En este nuevo libro de la serie «Claves para una nueva forma de vivir», Osho nos habla en profundidad de la confianza en todas sus vertientes. La confianza no significa ingenuidad, pensamiento positivo, optimismo sin fundamento. La confianza auténtica requiere un «sí» auténtico. Y para descubrir este sí auténtico, debemos tener el valor de examinar y despojarnos de todo lo que es falso. Osho ha hablado a menudo acerca de la importancia de la duda, de cuestionar, de ver las cosas como son, no como otros nos dicen que deben ser. La confianza es sin duda un valor mayor que el amor, en ella está implícito el amor, pero en el amor no está implícita la confianza. Cuando dices: «Yo confío en ti» se sobreentiende que amas. Pero cuando dices que amas, la confianza no tiene nada que ver con eso. De hecho el amor puede ser muy desconfiado y generar miedo a perder la persona la que amas. Este nuevo libro incluye una pequeña sección de simples técnicas de meditación y otra de preguntas y respuestas sobre la naturaleza de la confianza y lo que realmente significa en la vida cotidiana. «La confianza es comprender que solo eres una parte, una nota de una gran sinfonía, una pequeña ola en el océano. La confianza significa seguir la totalidad, fluir con la totalidad, estar en sintonía con el todo.»Osho
Osho sees Zen not as a historical spiritual tradition, but as the future of a humanity that has matured to the point that people no longer need religions controlled by "priesthoods" and based on fearful superstitions that cripple people's innate intelligence and divide them from one another. This book offers a deeper understanding of the underlying differences between Eastern and Western approaches to religion and the nature of consciousness. It's a beautiful introduction to a world where each individual has the capacity for an instant and profound understanding of existence, and a rebirth of the trust in life that each of us are born with. Dang Dang Doko Dang represents the sound of the drum beaten by a Zen master in an existential lesson for a disciple. As well as symbolizing the poetic quality of Zen, the title represents the special flavor of this collection of Osho's commentaries on well-known Zen stories. This volume is part of the OSHO Classics series and also includes Osho's responses to questions about the meditation technique of Zazen.
Danger: Truth at Work goes to the heart of our most fundamental human issues. Why can't we just live happily and be content? While we seem to have all the knowledge we need to solve our problems, we haven't. In this timely book, Osho explains that religious conditioning has held us back. Each chapter covers a different aspect of this conditioning, and, in gentle but persuasive language, shows readers how to transcend it. Individual chapters cover such subjects as The Nuclear Family: The Imminent Meltdown; Pseudo-Religion: The Stick-on Soul; They Say Believe, I Say Explore; and Ecstasy Is Now: Why Wait? and others. The enclosed DVD gives a firsthand experience of the process of spiritual renewal, which Osho calls a "dry cleaning of the mind." While Osho passed away in 1990, he left a rich legacy of video recordings that form the basis of this important book and video.
The longing to be who we really are.... Osho explains how we became alienated from our own essence, what it means to live in that disconnect, and how to rediscover our authenticity. Osho delivers a lot in one small talk!
Un provocador libro de Osho sobre la educación temprana de los niños. Osho nos sugiere un cambio radical en nuestra actitud hacia los niños basada en una profunda comprensión de la libertad del niño y de nuestra propia libertad.Osho responde una pregunta sobre la manera correcta de ayudar al niño a crecer sin interferir con su potencial natural.
Osho (1931-90), the well known teacher of self-directed individual spirituality, explains the nature of emotions, how to reclaim inner harmony, and watchfulness as the key to transformation. Suggested meditations and exercises are included. The material has been compiled from various discourses to live audiences. There is no index. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Strong emotions that we don't know how to handle effectively lie at the core of so many difficulties in the life of the individual. They can affect our relationships with loved ones, and how we function in our work. They play a profound role in how we feel about ourselves, and can even affect our physical health. And we are too often trapped in the dilemma of "expression" versus "repression." Expressing our emotions can often hurt others, but by repressing them - even in the benevolent guise of "self-control" - we risk hurting ourselves.Osho offers a third alternative, which is to understand the roots of our emotions and to develop the knack of watching them and learning from them as they arise, rather than being "taken over" by them. Eventually we find that even the most challenging and difficult situations no longer have the power to provoke us and cause us pain.Osho's unique insight into the workings of the mind, the heart, and the essence or "being" of the individual goes far beyond the understandings of conventional psychology. Over more than three decades of work with people from all walks of life, he has developed simple techniques and insights to help modern-day men and women to rediscover their own inner silence and wisdom.
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