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Above all - don´t wobble

Hardbound, 318 pages


"I go on answering your questions, your problems, and I go on solving them knowing well that you have none. You can ask me then why do I go on answering you? I can simply say that this is useless. But then you won't be able to understand.
You give me a problem, I give you a solution. You ask me a question, I give you the answer. I become part of the game. If you are interested in playing the game, I will play. By and by you will become aware of what you are doing. And remember, it is only your time that is wasted, not mine, because now I have nothing to attain; so nothing is wasted, only your time.
Once you understand this, then you drop the problems, then you start enjoying and celebrating. Rather than thinking, dance; rather than thinking, sing; rather than thinking, go for a long walk, swim in the river."

These recorded evening meetings give the phenomenon of enlightenment a contemporary, personal focus. One by one, disciples and visitors sit in front of Osho, alone or as part of a therapy group, to receive his individualized advice on their questions and life experiences.

Chapter 1: Cooperate with Love
Chapter 2: Personal and Existential
Chapter 3: When Anger Is False, Laughter Is False
Chapter 4: When Death Is Taboo, Fear Uncoils
Chapter 5: Be a Chaos at Easy
Chapter 6: Live Dangerously
Chapter 7: The Rock Bottom of It All
Chapter 8: Life Is Beyond Your Control
Chapter 9: Intrinsic Imperfection
Chapter 10: Use That Clarity
Chapter 11: Free and Alive
Chapter 12: Be Capable of Non-Doing
Chapter 13: Health Is a Function of Love
Chapter 14: Love Is as Rare as Buddhahood
Chapter 15: Keep the Doors Open
Chapter 16: Ride on the Wave of Harmony
Chapter 17: Outgoing, Ingoing
Chapter 18: Be Available to the Unknowable
Chapter 19: Guilt, the Shadow of the Ego
Chapter 20: Slipping into the Vertical
Chapter 21: Totality Transforms Quality
Chapter 22: The Transparency of Children
Chapter 23: Emptiness and Stuffing
Chapter 24: Beyond Experience
Chapter 25: Dancing with the Whole
Chapter 26: In Tantra, Forget About Technique
Chapter 27: Now Follow That Insight
Chapter 28: A Synthesis of Love and Awareness

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?

Content:
Introduction
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

Beyond Psychology

Hardbound


Talks in Uruguay

Covering topics ranging from therapy, hypnosis and the limits of Western psychology; sexuality, love and relationship; society, religion and politicians; the mind, conditioning and meditation; other mystics, including Gurdjieff, Buddha, J. Krishnamurti and Mahavira, Osho leads us through an immense, multidimensional existence, available to us all, beyond the narrow confines of the mind, beyond psychology; in consciousness.
This is a big book – worlds within worlds – in questions and answers.

“The people who will go beyond mind will create the new man, the new mind. And the most special thing to be remembered about the new mind is that it will never become a tradition, that it will be constantly renewed. If it becomes a tradition it will be again the same thing.
The new mind has to become continuously new, every day new, ready to accept any unexpected experience, any unexpected truth…just available, vulnerable. It will be a tremendous excitement, a great ecstasy, a great challenge.”
Osho

Chapter   1: Truth Is the Greatest Offender
Chapter   2: Your Mind Is the Judas
Chapter   3: Just Counting Other People’s Cows
Chapter   4: Dancingly, Disappear
Chapter   5: You Have to Go Nowhere
Chapter   6: A Lot - and Nothing
Chapter   7: Empty from Birth to Death
Chapter   8: The Head Is Compulsory, but Not the Cap
Chapter   9: I Want to Provoke Your Jealousy
Chapter 10: The Ostrich Argument
Chapter 11: It Is Pure Light…Pure Delight
Chapter 12: Obedience Needs No Art
Chapter 13: Christianity Is an Empty Box
Chapter 14: Let It Sink Within Your Heart
Chapter 15: I Have Kept My Wondering Eyes Alive
Chapter 16: Emptiness Has Its Own Fullness
Chapter 17: The World Is Where the Work Is
Chapter 18: Terrorism Is in Your Unconsciousness
Chapter 19: Step Aside, Let the Mind Pass
Chapter 20: It Is All Happening Silently
Chapter 21: The Most Blissful Moment – When You Cannot Find Yourself
Chapter 22: Freedom Doesn’t Choose, It Discovers
Chapter 23: Trees Grow Without Being Taught
Chapter 24: Whenever the Ego Gains, You Are the Loser
Chapter 25: We Cannot Be Otherwise
Chapter 26: The Circle Can Be Broken
Chapter 27: So Which Way Are You Moving?
Chapter 28: Going Just with His Flute and a Bottle of Wine
Chapter 29: Come a Little Closer
Chapter 30: New Bottles for the Old Wine
Chapter 31: The Courage to Be Ignorant
Chapter 32: Life Consists of Small Things
Chapter 33: Prayer – Your Psychological Armor
Chapter 34: Rocks, the Earth…They Are All Alive
Chapter 35: Falling Above the Mind
Chapter 36: Wake Up and You Are It
Chapter 37: Each Moment Is Insecure
Chapter 38: A World Beyond Time
Chapter 39: Your Mind Is Not Yours
Chapter 40: The Body Does Not Have Beliefs
Chapter 41: Times of Crisis are Just Golden
Chapter 42: Everybody Is Enough
Chapter 43: Logic Should Serve Love
Chapter 44: Watchfulness Is the Greatest Magic

Bodhidharma-The greatest Zen Master

Paperback, 430 pages

Commentaries on the Messenger of Zen from India to China

Bodhidharma is named as the 26th Zen Patriarch in the line emanating from Gautam Buddha. However, as Osho says, he shows even “higher flights” than Buddha – who would not accept any female disciples – as his master was the enlightened woman, Pragyatara. Buddhism had entered China six hundred years earlier, and now Pragyatara instructed Bodhidharma to go there and to pass on Buddha’s essential message of enlightenment.
The earlier messengers of Buddha’s teachings had had a great impact on the people of China, but none had been enlightened. It was now time for the taste of realization, of awakening, to be passed on. Osho dissects these three volumes of notes from Bodhidharma’s disciples in detail, pointing out where, and how, the disciples’ minds have come in to distort the message of this buddha – an awakened one.
“You cannot explain what sweetness is to the man who has never tasted sweets. You can bring all your articulateness, but you cannot explain a simple thing, sweetness. The only way is to offer him some sweets. That’s what the masters have been doing all along. Rather than telling you what sweetness is, they offer it to you to taste. They themselves are offering their own being, their own presence for you to taste it.” Osho

Chapter 1: To Seek Nothing Is Bliss
Chapter 2: A Pilgrimage to Your Own Being
Chapter 3: Beyond This Nature There’s No Buddha
Chapter 4: Buddhas Don’t Practice Nonsense
Chapter 5: Suchness Is Our Self-Nature
Chapter 6: Understanding Comes In Mid-sentence
Chapter 7: Get Ready and Claim Your Inheritance
Chapter 8: Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong
Chapter 9: The Antidote to the Poisons of Your Life
Chapter 10: Not to Be in the Mind Is Everything
Chapter 11: Mind Is the Greatest Enemy of Man
Chapter 12: Every Suffering Is a Buddha-seed
Chapter 13: Mind Is the Bondage
Chapter 14: To Face a Buddha Is Dangerous
Chapter 15: Breakthrough to Buddhahood
Chapter 16: The Courage to Say “I Don’t Know”
Chapter 17: Take the Risk Wholesale
Chapter 18: Wakefulness Is Awareness
Chapter 19: Relish the Mystery in the Depths of Your Heart
Chapter 20: Less Than an Eye Blink Away

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

Courage - The Joy of Living Dangerously

Paperback, 192 pages


Courage is not the absence of fear, says Osho. It is, rather, the total presence of fear, with the courage to face it. This book provides a bird’s-eye view of the whole terrain -- where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to find the courage to face them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and change in our lives it is actually a cause for celebration. Instead of trying to hang on to the familiar and the known, we can learn to enjoy these situations as opportunities for adventure, and for deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. The book begins with an in-depth exploration of the meaning of courage and how it is expressed in the everyday life of the individual. Unlike books that focus on heroic acts of courage in exceptional circumstances, the focus here is on developing the inner courage that enables us to lead authentic and fulfilling lives on a day-to-day basis. This is the courage to change when change is needed, the courage to stand up for our own truth even against the opinions of others, and the courage to embrace the unknown in spite of our fears -- in our relationships, in our careers, or in the ongoing journey of understanding who we are and why we are here.

 

Review:

"Were enough Americans to heed the brilliantly provocative words in this book, we might actually become ’the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Imagine that!" Tom Robbins

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
- Don’t call it uncertainty - call it wonder.
- Don’t Call it insecurity - call it freedom.

WHAT IS COURAGE?
- The Tao of Courage
- The Way of the Heart
- The Way of Intelligence
- The Way of Trust
- The Way of Innocence

WHEN THE NEW KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR, OPEN IT!

THE COURAGE OF LOVE
- Not a Relationship, but a State of Being
- This Cake Is Delicious!
- A World of No Boundaries
- Neither Easy nor Difficult, Just Natural

TAKE YOURSELF OUT OF THE CROWD
- The Politics of Numbers
- Listen to Your "Inner Sense"
- Freedom From, Freedom For
- Find Your Original Face

THE JOY OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
- Whatever You Do, Life Is a Mystery
- Life is Always in the Wild
- The Ultimate Courage: No Beginning, No End

IN SEARCH OF FEARLESSNESS
- Meditation Techniques & Responses to Questions
- Meditation for Fear of Emptiness
- Meditation for Dissolving Old Patterns of Fear
- Meditation for Trust
- Meditation for Transforming Fear into Love
- And the Last Question: The Fear of God

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.

Review:
"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.