If esoteric work is introduced to you without any foundation, you are not going to work for
the foundation, because that is not interesting. The esoteric work is really very
interesting, but I don't want you to make a temple without a foundation. It has happened
many times; then the temple fall and destroys those who were building it.
The word esoteric simply means: you cannot put it objectively, scientifically. It is
something inner, something subjective, something so mysterious, so miraculous that you can
experience it but you can not explain it. You can have it, but still you cannot explain it.
It remains beyond explanation. And it is good that there is something in life which you
cannot bring down to language, which you cannot bring down to the objective world
something which remains always beyond. You can become one with it.
I have been spontaneous in my work, but these are the mysteries of life, that
existence itself has taken care. I have left it to existence, "Whatever you want me to do, I
will do." I am not the doer; I am just a passage for existence to reach people. So I have
never planned, but existence functions in a very planned way. So all the phases that have
passed were necessary, and now we are ready to enter into the last phase the ultimate
Ecstasy cannot be pragmatic. Love cannot be pragmatic. Trust cannot be
pragmatic. All that is valuable is esoteric.
From the Jacket
"The dignity, the beauty and the glory of man is consciousness. But it is a burden also. The
glory and the burden come simultaneously the minute you become conscious. Every step is a
movement between the two. With man, choice and conscious individuality come into existence.
You can evolve, but your evolution will be an individual endeavor. You may evolve to become
a buddha or you may not. The choice is yours."
Osho continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search to define a
new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responds to the everyday
challenges of contemporary life. His unique perspective encompasses both the timeless wisdom
of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology, and he was named by
The Sunday Times of London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century." The American
novelist Tom Robbins has called him "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ."
Back of the Back
In this book, Osho explores the world of the esoteric. He gives insight and meaning to the
subtlest expressions of human energy including kundalini, tension and relaxation in the
seven energy bodies, and the significance of dreaming. He shows how by simply being in the
present moment and becoming aware of our vital energy, our ordinary, day-to-day lives can
become filled with wonder and mystery.
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