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Dimensions Beyond the Known

Hardbound, 237 pages

A fascinating journey into many mysterious realms of our existence, including what happens to a per-son after death, reincarnation, the esoteric roots of religious experience, and the dimension of time. There is also an account of the Tibetan practice of Bardo. The beauty of this book is that it explains metaphysical concepts in a simple and comprehensive way, at the same time presenting some challenging new perspectives on the universe and what makes it tick.

"In the past it was necessary for some things to remain secret, because knowledge in the hands of the ignorant can be dangerous... We must wait for the time when man becomes so capable that the knowledge can be made open and it will not be dangerous... But now, because of scientific progress, the moment has come for it to be made open. Science will prove dangerous if spiritual, esoteric truths still remain unknown. They must be made open so that spiritual knowledge will be able to keep pace with scientific knowledge."

Fame, Fortune and Ambition

What is the Meaning of Real Success?

Paperback 206 p., with DVD included, 131 Min.

About Fame, Fortune and Ambition

 “I want you to be rich in every possible way – material, psychological, spiritual. I want you to live the richest life that has ever been lived on the earth.” - Osho

Fame, Fortune, and Ambition examines the symptoms and psychology of preoccupations with money and celebrity. Where does greed come from? Do values like competitiveness and ambition have a place in bringing innovation and positive change? Why do celebrities and the wealthy seem to have so much influence in the world? Is it true that money can’t buy happiness? These questions are tackled with a perspective that is thought-provoking, surprising--and particularly relevant to our troubled economic times.

Fame, Fortune, and Ambition includes an original talk by Osho on DVD: "Innocence- The Price You pay for the Failure of Success" (From: "From Darkness to Light" #2).
This visual component enables the reader to experience the direct wisdom and humor of Osho straight from the source.

Content:

Introduction
1 Success is in the eye of the beholder
2 Neither here nor there
3 Money can’t buy you love
4 dreams and realities
5 Lofty ambitions
Epilogue

Glimpses of a Golden Childhood

Glimpses of a Golden Childhood

Hardbound

A beautiful hardbound edition of this all-time favorite in which Osho recalls his rebellious and mischievous childhood. A wonderful series of anecdotes and stories that include tales of the artists, musicians, magicians and enlightened beings who befriended him as a child.

Excerpt from Glimpses of a Golden Childhood:

"I love stories, and all this started with my Nani. She was a lover of stories too. Not that she used to tell me stories, just the contrary; she used to provoke me to tell her stories, all kinds of stories and gossips. She listened so attentively that she made me into a story teller. Just for her I would find something interesting, because she would wait the whole day just to listen to my story. If I could not find anything, then I would invent. She is responsible: all credit or blame, whatsoever you call it, goes to her. I invented stories to tell her just so she would not be disappointed, and I can promise you that I became a successful story teller just for her sake. I started winning in competitions when I was just a child in primary school, and that continued to the very end, when I left university. I collected so many prizes, medals and cups and shields and whatnot, that my grandmother became just a young girl again. Whenever she would bring someone to show them my prizes and awards, she was no longer an old woman, she became almost young again. Her whole house became almost a museum because I went on sending her my prizes. Up till high school, of course, I was almost a resident in her house. It was just for courtesy’s sake that I used to visit my parents in the daytime; but the night was hers, because that was the time to tell the stories. I can still see myself by the side of her bed, with her listening so attentively to what I was saying. Each word uttered by me was absorbed by her as if it were of immense value. And it became valuable just because she took it in with so much love and respect. When it had knocked on my door it was just a beggar, but when it entered into her house, it was no longer the same person. The moment she called me, saying, "Raja! Now tell me what happened to you today -- the whole thing -- promise me you will not leave out anything at all," the beggar dropped all that made him look like a beggar; now he was a king. Every day I had to promise her, and even though I told her everything that happened, she would insist, "Tell me something more," or "Tell me that one again." Many times I said to her, "You will spoil me; both you and Shambhu Babu are spoiling me forever." And they really did their job well. I collected hundreds of awards. There was not a single high school in the whole state where I had not spoken and won -- except once. Only once had I not been the winner, and the reason was simple. Everybody was amazed, even the girl who had won, because, she said to me, "It is impossible to think I could win against you." The whole hall -- and there must have been at least two thousand students -- became full of a great humming, and everybody was saying that it was unfair, even the principal who was presiding over the contest. Losing that cup became very significant to me; in fact, if I had not lost that cup, I would have been in great trouble. Of that I will tell you when the time comes. The principal called me and said, "I am sorry -- you are certainly the winner," and he gave his own watch to me saying, "This is far more costly than the cup which was given to that girl." And it certainly was. It was a gold watch. I have received thousands of watches, but I have never again received such a beautiful one; it was a real masterpiece. That principal was very interested in rare things, and his watch was a rare piece. I can still see it. I have received so many watches, but I have forgotten them. One of those watches is behaving strangely. When I need it, it stops. All the time it runs perfectly; it stops only at night between three and five. Is that not strange behavior? -- because that is the only time when I sometimes wake up -- just an old habit. In my younger days I used to wake up at three in the morning. I did it for so many years that even if I don’t get up, I have to turn in my bed and then go back to sleep. That is the time when I need to see whether I should really get up, or I can still have a little more sleep; and strangely, that is when the watch stops. Today it stopped exactly at four. I looked at it and went back to sleep; four is too early. After sleeping for almost one hour, I again looked at the watch: it was still four. I said to myself, "Great, so tonight is never going to end." I went to sleep again, not thinking -- you know me, I am not a thinker -- not thinking that the watch may have stopped. I thought, "This night seems to be the last. I can sleep forever. Great! Just far out!" And I felt so good that it was never going to end that I fell asleep again. After two hours I again looked at the watch, and it was still four! I said, "Great! Not only is the night long, but even time has stopped too!" The principal gave me his watch, and said, "Forgive me, because you certainly were the winner, and I must tell you that the man who was the judge is in love with the girl who won the prize. He is a fool. I say it, even though he is one of my professors and a colleague. This is the last straw. I am throwing him out right now. This is the end of his service in this college. This is too much. I was in the presidential chair, and the whole auditorium laughed. It seems everybody knew the girl was not even able to speak, and I think nobody except her lover, the professor, even understood what she was saying. But you know, love is blind." I said, "Absolutely right -- love is blind, but why had you chosen a blind person to be the judge, particularly when his girl was a competitor? I am going to expose the whole thing." And I exposed it to the newspapers, telling them the whole story. It was really troublesome for the poor professor -- so much so that his love affair finished. He lost everything, his service, his reputation, and the girl for whose love he had staked everything -- all was lost. He is still alive. Once, as an old man, he came to see me, and confessed, "I am sorry, I certainly did something wrong, but I never thought that it was going to take such a shape." I said to him, "Nobody knows what an ordinary action is going to bring to the world. And don’t feel sorry. You lost your service and your beloved. What did I lose? Nothing at all, just one more shield, and I have so many that I don’t care." In fact my grandmother’s house had become, by and by, just a museum for my shields, cups and medals; but she was very happy, immensely happy. It was a small house to be cluttered with all this rubbish, but she was happy that I went on sending her all my prizes, from college and from university. I went on and on, and every year I won dozens of cups, either for debate or for eloquence or for story-telling competitions. But I tell you one thing: both she and Shambhu Babu spoiled me by their being so attentive. They taught me, without teaching, the art of speaking. When somebody listens so attentively, you immediately start saying something you had not planned or even imagined; it simply flows. It is as if attention becomes magnetic and attracts that which is hidden in you. My own experience is that this world will not become a beautiful place to live in unless everybody learns how to be attentive. Right now, nobody is attentive. Even when people are showing that they are listening, they are not listening, they are doing a thousand other things. Hypocrites just pretending... but not the way an attentive listener should be -- just all attention, just attention and nothing else, just open. Attention is a feminine quality, and everybody who knows the art of attention, of being attentive, becomes, in a certain sense, very feminine, very fragile, soft; so soft that you could scratch him with just your nails. My Nani would wait the whole day for the time when I would come back home to tell her stories. And you will be surprised how, unknowingly, she prepared me for the job that I was going to do. It was she who first heard many of the stories that I have told you. It was her to whom I could tell any nonsense without any fear."

Hidden Mysteries

Hardbound

The real significance of temples, holy places and statues and the original purpose of mantras, astrology and incense has all been lost over the years. As we no longer know how to use them as jumping boards into the ultimate truth, they have either been debased into the mythical trappings of religions and “new age” beliefs or mocked by skeptics.

But, explains Osho, once we understand that a higher consciousness is still flowing in these ancient places, all we have to do is turn in and stand in the middle of the stream and “with the sails of our consciousness open.” Then, in such places, the inner journey is easier and faster than anywhere else.

Chapter 1: Hidden Mysteries of Eastern Temples
Chapter 2: The Alchemy of Places of Pilgrimage
Chapter 3: The Occult Science of the Third Eye
Chapter 4: The Transforming Power of Idols
Chapter 5: Astrology: The Science of Cosmic Oneness
Chapter 6 Astrology: A Door to Religiousness

I say unto You-Vol.1

Hardcover, 274 pages

Talks on the Sayings of Jesus

In I Say unto You, we are introduced to a dynamic, compassionate, intelligent, loving Jesus, who speaks in a plain and simple way that everyone can understand, rather than the longfaced, sad and tortured man often depicted down the centuries. Osho looks with a crystal-clear perception and humor at Jesus’ work, inviting us to see the parables and miracles as metaphors of the inner world. He gives insight into Jesus’ own search, and his journeys to the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Kashmir and Tibet that transformed him into one of the most evolved masters of the two paths of love and meditation – so relevant for today’s societies where the sharp functioning of the mind is more valued than the intelligence of the heart.
Osho places Jesus amongst the great mystics of our time: an extraordinary man whose work went unacknowledged by his own people and was misunderstood by the creators of Christianity.
“When life is a mystery, only then are you religious.” Osho

Chapter 1: Be a Nobody and Have All
Chapter 2: Come out of Your Mind
Chapter 3: First Be Reconciled
Chapter 4: Man Cannot Live without Meaning
Chapter 5: A Journey between Two Infinities
Chapter 6: Silence Belongs to the Universal
Chapter 7: Life Is Open Opportunity
Chapter 8: Live in Eternity
Chapter 9: The Phenomenon of Unconsciousness
Chapter 10: You Are a Mystery Excerpt from I Say Unto You, Vol.1

Innocence, Knowledge and Wonder incl. DVD

Paperback + DVD, 196 pages

 

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 for meaning 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 better place? The third title in this dynamic and exciting series, Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder, looks to each person’s last state of innocence--childhood--to recover the ability to truly be curious. Osho discusses why it is important to look to our "inner child" and how it can help you understand the person you have become. Each title in the Osho Life Essential series is accompanied by a DVD of Osho speaking about the questions addressed in the book. This visual component enables the reader to experience the direct wisdom and humor of Osho straight from the source. Each book and DVD in the OSHO Life Essentials series offers truly unique and transformative responses to essential and timeless questions that we can use as stepping stones to a greater understanding of who we are and why we are here.

Intimacy: Trusting yourself and the Other

Intimacy: Trusting yourself and the Other

Paperback, 192 pages


Hit-and-run relationships are common in a society that has grown more rootless, less tied to traditional family structures, and more accepting of casual sex. But at the same time, there arises an undercurrent of feeling that something is missing - a quality of intimacy.

In this gentle and compassionate guide, Osho takes the reader step-by-step through what makes people afraid of intimacy, how to encounter those fears and go beyond them, and what they can do to nourish themselves and their relationships to support more openness and trust.

Foreword

FIRST THINGS FIRST: THE ABC OF INTIMACY
Start Where You Are
Be Authentic
Listen to Yourself
Trust Yourself

INTIMACY WITH OTHERS: THE NEXT STEPS
Be Seen
The Need for Privacy
Relating not Relationship
Take the Risk to Be True
Learn the Language of Silence

FOUR PITFALLS
The Habit of Reaction
Stuck on Security
Shadow-Boxing
False Values

TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION
Accept Yourself
Let Yourself Be Vulnerable
Be Selfish
A Meditation Technique

ON THE WAY TO INTIMACY
Responses to Questions
Why do I find attractive people frightening?
Why do I feel self-conscious?
I feel I lose myself when I get really close to people. How can I stay myself?
What is it to give and what is it to receive?
What is the real answer to living in intimacy?

Joy: The Happiness that comes from within

Paperback, 180 pages with DVD included (Excerpt from "From Personality to Individuality")

Timely and relevant to a society increasingly populated by people who depend on prescription drugs to get them through the day. Osho challenges us to look into the ways we so often create - and then cling to - our own unhappiness. And urges us to reconnect with the natural joy we were born with, and that is available to us the moment we turn our attention to the silent space within.

WHAT IS HAPPINESS?
It Depends on You
From the Surface to the Center
Empty Hands

IN PURSUIT
The Fundamental Duality
Not Character But Consciousness
Chasing Rainbows
The Roots of Misery

FROM AGONY TO ECSTASY
Understanding Is the Key
Bread and Circuses
Ecstasy is Rebellious
Real or Symbolic?
Being and Becoming

UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS OF MISERY
Responses to Questions

How can human beings be happy and blissful?
Why is it so difficult to forgive and forget?
Why do we make mountains out of molehills?
Can’t somebody take this misery away?
Why do people pretend to be somebody they are not?
How can I be myself?
Sometimes I feel I’m in hell…
Isn’t the real problem that people don’t love themselves?
Why is it so hard to let go of the things that cause us misery?
Should one first come to terms with one’s own loneliness before entering into relationship?
My life seems so meaningless and empty…
What exactly is boredom?
Why do people get involved in using drugs?
How can we be so concerned with our own happiness when there are so many problems in the world?
Why am I always daydreaming about the future?

LIVE IN JOY

Life is a Soap Bubble

Hardcover, 365 pages

The one hundred short passages in this book are full of diverse, pertinent gems. They will touch your heart and your being. They will inspire your life, showing you how to turn each and every moment into bliss. If you have come to the point where you feel there must be something more to life and are ready to explore other dimensions of your being, this collection of thoughts will provide an essential road map.
“I teach discontent. I teach you to be discontented with just being a person. Human life is just a temporary stopover on the whole journey of life, not the final destination. And those who take it to be the final destination waste a priceless opportunity to rise beyond man. We are a midpoint in a long process of evolution. Our past was part of the journey and so is our future. Evolution does not end with us, it will transcend us also.” Osho
Chapter Titles Letters 1 - 100

Excerpt from Life Is a Soap Bubble:
Truth is one, but the doors to find it can be many. And if you become attached to the door itself, you will stop at the door. Then the door of truth will never open for you. Truth is everywhere. Everything that is, is truth. It has infinite forms. It is just like beauty. Beauty manifests itself in many forms, but that does not mean that beauty itself is many different things. What glows in the stars at night, and what gives off fragrance in the flowers, and what shows in the eyes as love – are they different from each another? The forms may be different, but the very same essence is present in them all. But he who gets stuck at the form never comes to know the soul. And he who stops at the beautiful is never able to experience beauty itself. Likewise, those who get stuck with words will remain without the truth. Those who know this, transform obstacles on the path into stepping stones. And for those who do not know this, even stepping stones will become obstacles.

Living on Your own Terms

Paperback, 208 pages

“People can be happy only in one way, and that is if they are authentically themselves. Then the springs of happiness start flowing; they become more alive, they become a joy to see, a joy to be with; they are a song, they are a dance.” Osho

Decades after the rebellions of the 1960s a new generation is again challenging and rebelling against outdated structures and values, focusing on political and economic systems and their failings. But this generation has the opportunity and responsibility to move the development of human freedom to the next level. Living on Your Own Terms will support this new generation in expanding its understanding of freedom and pushing toward new systems for humanity.

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 for meaning and purpose, focusing on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence.