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The Alchemy of Yoga (Commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
The Alchemy of Yoga (Commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
by Osho
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About Osho

Osho defies categorization, reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given over a period of thirty-five years. Osho has been described by the Sunday times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day in India as one of the ten people - along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha - who have changed the destiny of India.

Osho has a stated aim of helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being, characterized as "Zorba the Buddha" - one whose feet are firmly on the ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology.

He is synonymous with a revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation and an approach to meditation which specifically addresses the accelerated pace of contemporary life. The unique Osho Active Meditations are designed to allow the release of accumulated stress in the body and mind so that it is easier to be still and experience the thought-free state of meditation.

Introduction

These transcribed talks given by Osho on the yoga sutras of Patanjali address the seed, or the source, of misery a look at what makes misery inevitable, from an inner point of view. Given any of life's situations, one can be happy. The main reason that we are not is because we habitually and mechanically seek solutions and understanding outside of ourselves.

It is like a child building a house of blocks around himself until he is trapped, and then calling out for help from his self-made prison. He seems to find it more convenient to cry out in anguish than to, finally and irrevocably, take responsibility for himself. This is a vision of how to begin to go inwards and break the cycle of anguish and blame that so many of us find ourselves in.

Yoga, according to Osho, need not be a path of hardship. It has been misinterpreted as such by people who mistrust the natural and fear freedom. Austerity is simplicity: living not through desires but through needs. And these talks deal with how to re-establish a relationship with ourselves where we can determine what our needs are.

CONTENTS
Introductionviii
1The Seeds of Misery1
2You Are Already That 29
3Sleep, Identification, Duality59
4To Become Free in an Unfree Society91
5Dissolving the five Afflictions119
6The Three Psychologies143
7Awareness: The Fire that Burns the Past171
8The Psychology of the Buddhas205
9The Seer Is Not the Seen235
10The Alchemy of Celebration263
About Osho290

The Alchemy of Yoga (Commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

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IDI510
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Hardcover
Edition:
2004
Publisher:
A Rebel Book
ISBN:
8172611935
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8.1" X 5.6"
Pages:
300
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Weight of the Book: 532 gms
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About Osho

Osho defies categorization, reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given over a period of thirty-five years. Osho has been described by the Sunday times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day in India as one of the ten people - along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha - who have changed the destiny of India.

Osho has a stated aim of helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being, characterized as "Zorba the Buddha" - one whose feet are firmly on the ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology.

He is synonymous with a revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation and an approach to meditation which specifically addresses the accelerated pace of contemporary life. The unique Osho Active Meditations are designed to allow the release of accumulated stress in the body and mind so that it is easier to be still and experience the thought-free state of meditation.

Introduction

These transcribed talks given by Osho on the yoga sutras of Patanjali address the seed, or the source, of misery a look at what makes misery inevitable, from an inner point of view. Given any of life's situations, one can be happy. The main reason that we are not is because we habitually and mechanically seek solutions and understanding outside of ourselves.

It is like a child building a house of blocks around himself until he is trapped, and then calling out for help from his self-made prison. He seems to find it more convenient to cry out in anguish than to, finally and irrevocably, take responsibility for himself. This is a vision of how to begin to go inwards and break the cycle of anguish and blame that so many of us find ourselves in.

Yoga, according to Osho, need not be a path of hardship. It has been misinterpreted as such by people who mistrust the natural and fear freedom. Austerity is simplicity: living not through desires but through needs. And these talks deal with how to re-establish a relationship with ourselves where we can determine what our needs are.

CONTENTS
Introductionviii
1The Seeds of Misery1
2You Are Already That 29
3Sleep, Identification, Duality59
4To Become Free in an Unfree Society91
5Dissolving the five Afflictions119
6The Three Psychologies143
7Awareness: The Fire that Burns the Past171
8The Psychology of the Buddhas205
9The Seer Is Not the Seen235
10The Alchemy of Celebration263
About Osho290
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