Osho does not provide a code or morality to live by. This book contains no discipline on how to live one's life. It demonstrates that if man regains the sensitivity and intelligence that he is born with, he has no need for anyone to tell him the way. He can allow life itself to be his master: available to existence, and even to the silent sermons in the stones.
Osho succeeds in putting the wordless into words. From his mystic viewpoint, such clarity is possible for all. Indeed, it is vital for every person, so that out of that awareness he can start to live - not to live a life that is an imitation of anyone, but a life with its own unique flavor.
Also to be found in this book are words essential to the survival of modern man: Osho's formulation of human rights for a new humanity. It is an exploration of the individual's responsibility for creating the world in which he lives.
Osho's unique contribution to the understanding of who we are defies categorization. Mystic and scientist, a rebellious spirit whose sole interest is to alert humanity to the urgent need to discover a new way of living. To continue as before is to invite threats to our very survival on this unique and beautiful planet.
His essential point is that only by changing ourselves, one individual at a time, can the outcome of all our "selves" - our societies, our cultures, our beliefs, our world - also change. The doorway to that change is meditation.
Osho the scientist has experimented and scrutinized all the approaches of the past and examined their effects on the modern human being and responded to their shortcomings by creating a new starting point for the hyperactive 21st Century mind: OSHO Active Meditations.
Once the agitation of a modern lifetime has started to settle, "activity" can melt into "passivity," a key starting point of real meditation. To sup- port this next step, Osho has transformed the ancient "art of listening" into a subtle contemporary methodology: the OSHO Talks. Here words become music, the listener discovers who is listening, and the awareness moves from what is being heard to the individual doing the listening. Magically, as silence arises, what needs to be heard is understood directly, free from the distraction of a mind that can only interrupt and interfere with this delicate process.
These thousands of talks cover everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. Osho's books are not written but are transcribed from audio and video recordings of these extemporaneous talks to international audiences. As he puts it, "So remember: whatever I am saying is not just for you ...I am talking also for the future generations."
Osho has been described by The Sunday Times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by American author Tom Robbins as "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ." Sunday Mid-Day (India) has selected Osho as one of ten people - along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha - who have changed the destiny of India.
About his own work Osho has said that he is helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He often characterizes this new human being as "Zorba the Buddha" - capable both of enjoying the earthy pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautama the Buddha.
Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho's talks and meditations is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of all ages past and the highest potential of today's (and tomorrow's) science and technology.
Osho is known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, with an approach to meditation that acknowledges the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique OSHO Active Meditations are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is then easier to take an experience of stillness and thought- free relaxation into daily life.
What answer I give [to your question] is not important - try to see that I am destroying your question. My answer is not an answer but a strategy to destroy your question. There are people who answer your questions, they give you certain ideas, they fill you with certain ideologies, theories, dogmas, cults ... I am not answering your question that way. If you watch, if you are aware, you will be able to see that I try to destroy your question. It is not that you receive the answer, but that you lose the question.
If someday you become questionless, that will be the point of realization. Not that you will have any answer: you will not have any questions; that's all. You can call it "the answer," when there is no question.
A buddha is not a man who has all the answers; a buddha is a man who has no questions. The questioning has disappeared - the questioning has become absurd, irrelevant. He is simply there without any question. That's what I mean when I say he is a no-mind. Mind always questions, mind is a questioning; as leaves come out of the trees, questions come out of the mind. Old leaves fall, new leaves come; old questions disappear, new questions come.
I would like to uproot this whole tree.
If I am giving you any answer, then many more questions will arise out of it. Your mind will convert that answer into many questions.
I am absolutely absurd. I am not a philosopher - maybe a mad poet, a drunkard. You can love me, you cannot follow me; you can trust me, you cannot imitate me. Through your love and trust something tremendously valuable will be transferred to you. It has nothing to do with what I say; it has something to do with what I am. It is a transmission beyond the scriptures.
|1||I Belong to My Own Category||1|
|2||You Are the Wodd||16|
|3||Old Age: A New Beginning||36|
|4||The Mystery of the Knack||53|
|5||The Odyssey of Aloneness||69|
|6||At the Center We Are One||85|
|7||Love and Centering: One Phenomenon||100|
|8||In Love, Drop the Object||114|
|9||Mind as a Master Is a Disaster||127|
|10||God Is Because You Are Full of Fear||143|
|11||I Have to Be Offensive to Wake You Up!||159|
|12||Love Is the Greatest Alchemy||175|
|13||Jealousy: The Byproduct of Marriage||193|
|14||The Psychology of the Buddhas||210|
|15||Cancel Your Ticket, There's Nowhere to Go!||226|
|16||Recognizing the Master||244|
|17||The Poetry of the Feminine||261|
|18||Totality: The Foundation of Freedom||276|
|19||Silence Brings Revelations, Not Words||292|
|20||The Other: Hell, or the Door to the Divine?||305|
|21||This Too Will Pass ...||323|
|22||The Greatest Discovery There Is||339|
|23||Being: The Most Beautiful Flower in Existence||351|
|24||Charisma: A Taste of the Divine||370|
|25||Yes Is the Heartbeat of Life||387|
|26||The Human Rights Declaration: Hypocrisy of a Barbarous Society||404|
|27||Love Is Not Something to Get, Love Is Something to Give||429|
|28||The Full Stop Never Comes||443|
|29||Human Rights for the New Man||456|
|30||The Master Only Makes You Remember Who You Are||473|
|OSHa International Meditation Resort||492|
|More OSHa Books||494|
|For More Information||496|
Item Code: NAK291 Author: Osho Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2016 Publisher: Osho Media International ISBN: 9788172613280 Language: English Size: 9.5 inch X 6.5 inch Pages: 502 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 965 gms