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Absolute Tao: Talks on Fragments from "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu

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Back of The Book Osho has spoken on more than 300 mystics, known and unknown. His absolute love is with Lao Tzu. He speaks on Mahavira, "as a part of my duty ... he is great, enlightened, but like a vast desert." Of Krishna Osho says, "He is multi- dimensional, superhuman, miraculous, but looks more like a myth than a real man. ( enjoy it as a cosmic gossip." Speaking on Jesus Christ he says, "I feel deep sympathy for him. But we remain parallel, we never meet. He is so sad, so ...
Back of The Book

Osho has spoken on more than 300 mystics, known and unknown. His absolute love is with Lao Tzu. He speaks on Mahavira, "as a part of my duty ... he is great, enlightened, but like a vast desert." Of Krishna Osho says, "He is multi- dimensional, superhuman, miraculous, but looks more like a myth than a real man. ( enjoy it as a cosmic gossip." Speaking on Jesus Christ he says, "I feel deep sympathy for him. But we remain parallel, we never meet. He is so sad, so burdened." And of Buddha: "Down through the centuries, through many lives, I have loved him. He is tremendously beautiful, extraordinarily beautiful, superb. But he is not on the earth, he does not walk on the earth. He is one-sided." And he continues,

"I speak on Lao Tzu totally differently. I am not related to him because even to be related a distance is needed. When I speak on Lao Tzu I speak as if I am speaking on my own self. With him my being is totally on ... it is as if I am looking in a mirror: my own face is reflected. When I speak on Lao Tzu, 1 am absolutely with him. Even to say "absolutely with him" is not true -I am him, he is me. "

This book goes straight to the heart of the matter. Osho uses the Tao Te Ching texts as Lao Tzu intended: to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight. From the seven verses Osho selected to comment on, he moves deeply into his own understanding and burns through every idea we may hold about ourselves until we can see with the same crystal clear light as Lao Tzu.

preface

Tao is another name for God, far more beautiful than God because God, the word God, has been exploited too much by the priests. They have exploited in the name of God for so long that even the word has become contaminated - it has become disgusting. Any man of intelligence is bound to avoid it because it reminds him of all the nonsense that has happened on the earth down the ages in the name of God, in the name of religion. More mischief has happened in the name of God than in any other name.

Tao in that sense is tremendously beautiful. You cannot worship Tao because Tao does not give you the idea of a person. It is simply a principle, not a person. You cannot worship a principle - you cannot pray to Tao. It will look ridiculous; it will be utterly absurd, praying to a principle. You don't pray to gravitation, you cannot pray to the theory of relativity.

Tao simply means the ultimate principle that binds the whole existence together. Existence is not a chaos; that much is certain. It is a cosmos, There is immense order in it, intrinsic order in it, and the name of that order is Tao. Tao simply means the harmony of the whole. No temples have been built for Tao; no statues, no prayers, no priests, no rituals - that's the beauty of it. Hence I don't call it a doctrine, nor do I call it a religion, it is pure insight.

Contents

 

   
On the Absolute Tao page 1
Ordinariness page 1
On the character of Tao page 25
Emptiness page 47
On the Danger of overweening success page 71
There is no meaning page 93
On the Utility of not-being page 115
Witnessing page 133
On the wise ones of old page 149
Wisdom and Understanding page 167
About Osho page 213
Osho international Meditation Resort page 215
More Osho Books page 217
For More Information page 220

 

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Item Code: IDK552 Author: Osho Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2008 Publisher: A Rebel Book ISBN: 817261148X Size: 7.7" X 5.0" Pages: 309 Other Details: weight of the book is 565 gm
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