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Belief, Doubt and Fanaticism

Paperback, 192 pages

Is It Essential to Have Something to Believe In?

In Belief, Doubt, and Fanaticism, Osho brings his unique and often surprising perspective to the religious, political, social and economic forces that drive people into opposing camps, fanatical groups, and belief systems that depend on seeing every “other” as the “enemy.”
As always, the focus is first and foremost on the individual psyche and consciousness, to identify the root causes and hidden demons of our human need to belong and have something to “believe in.” The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on the most important questions in the life of the individual. Each volume contains timeless and always-contemporary investigations and discussions into questions vital to our personal search fo rmeaning and purpose.
The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence, for example: Is it possible to have an authentic spirituality without a belief in God? What is meditation and how does it work? What can I do as an individual to make the world a beter place?

1 Belief is not the Answer
2 In Search of Salvation
3 Moving into the unknown
4 Doubt is the Door to Trust
5 From Darkness to Light
Epilogue: Peace has to dance, Silence has to sing

Books I have Loved

Books I have Loved

Hardbound, 242 pages

In a series of private talks, Osho talks on his favorite authors and books, and in a completely different way than is his public discourses. "Books I have loved" documents a ‘Zen koan’-like situation: While having treatments on his teeth he talks. Devageet, the dentist, Amrito and a nurse are meant to be the note-taker, but without using a notepad. Osho asks the three to write afterwards from their memory what they remember to have heard, while one is doing the writing and the others are doing the editing....

Compassion-The Ultimate Flowering of Love

Paperback, with DVD included

In this tenth volume of the popular Insights for a New Way of Living series, Osho examines the nature of compassion from a radically different perspective. He points out that “passion” lies at the root of the word, and then proceeds to challenge assumptions about what compassion really is. Many so-called acts of compassion, he says, are tainted by a subtle sense of self-importance and desire for recognition. Others are based in the desire not really to help others, but to force them to change. Using stories from the life of Jesus, Buddha, and the world of Zen, Osho shows how the path to authentic compassion arises from within, beginning with a deep acceptance and love of oneself. Only then, says Osho, does compassion flower into a healing force, rooted in the unconditional acceptance of the other as he or she is. Compassion includes an original, 120 minute talk by Osho on DVD. This visual component enables the reader to experience the direct wisdom and humor of Osho straight from the source.

Chapter Titles

Part One: Compassion, Energy and Desire
Compassion is Love Come of Age
Meditation the Flower and Compassion the Fragrance
A Desire is a Desire is a Desire – Responses to Questions
Part Two: Sheep’s Clothing – What Compassion is Not
Loving Kindness and Other Delusions of Grandeur
The Zen Master and the Thief – A Parable of Forgiveness
Hearts and Minds – Responses to Questions
Part Three: Compassion in Action
Don’t Be a Lawyer, Be a Lover
Crime and Punishment
Matters of Life and Death – Responses to Questions
Part Four: The Healing Power of Love
Only Compassion is Therapeutic
Unconditionally Value-Free: The Compassion of Zen

Creativity - Unleashing the Force Within

Paperback, 192 pages

A creative person is one who has insight, who can see things nobody else has ever seen before, who hears things that nobody has heard before -- then there is creativity. As Osho points out in the preface to this book, historically the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society. Stability, conservatism, and "following the rules" have been desirable qualities for centuries, and these qualities were reinforced by the family, the state, and educational institutions of society. Furthermore, creativity has tended to be very narrowly defined as artistic talent, and therefore an option only for a chosen few. Nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today’s world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody from corporate CEOs to "soccer moms." Those whose toolbox for dealing with life includes only what they have learned in the past from their parents and their teachers are at a distinct disadvantage both in their relationships and in their careers. Making the switch from imitative and rule-bound behavior toward creative innovation and flexibility needs a profound change in our attitudes about ourselves and our own capabilities. Creativity is a handbook for those who understand the need to bring more creativity, playfulness and flexibility to their lives. It’s a manual for thinking "outside the box" -- and learning to live there, as well.

"Osho’s words are like brushstrokes of poetry. Each stroke is a beautiful expression unto itself. And the overall work is that of a master. Osho is a painter of words that touch the heart, mind, and soul."
Peter Max.