- Ramana Maharshi
There are more than 650 of them,more than 240 in English and the others in many different languages, so we won′t mention themall.
Here is an extensive Osho Bibliography.
Sarlo′s page on Osho′s books.
Osho International Foundation has completed The Osho Library, a searchabledatabase with 'over 225 books of wisdom and humor at your fingertips' (more than 3000 English Osho Talks).User-Guide to the online library (pdf-file).
Osho read an enormous amount of books during his life time, all collected into a library in his Ashram in Poona. It′s one of thelargest private libraries in the world.
A Danish professor, Pierre Evald aka swami Anand Neeten, proficient in library organisation, travelled to Poona several times - in 1989, 1999 and 2001 - in order to study Osho′s library.
Here′s his report in pdf-format (28 pages).
On hiswebsite there′s more interesting stuff.
More recently Neeten compiled an Osho Source Book, downloadable as a PDF file.
From the preface: 'OSHO Source Book is a comprehensive study of the formative years of Osho′s life and work with a focus on his reading, book collecting and the dissemination of his message. It covers the years from his early childhood (he was born in 1931) through to his departure from Bombay for Poona in 1974. Accordingly the biography includes his meetings with various spiritual traditions, his academic years in Jabalpur, his enlightenment and his train rides when he was traveling and lecturing all over India before he in 1970 settled in Bombay. The arrival of the first Westerners who were coming to be near him in the early seventies is also mentioned, and the main emphasis in this bio-bibliography will be on the very early days when his followers were Indians and Hindi the language of his lectures.'
Neeten punctures the ′Osho-never-wrote-myth′ in this short contribution of his. Osho′s manuscripts are now at www.sannyas.wiki.
Osho painted in the inside covers of books uniquely beautiful artwork, which has beenreproduced using the silkscreen method.
The Osho Times of May 1, 1991:
Ma Kavisho, Osho′s librarian, has catalogued 900 books in which Osho painted the endpapers and 3500 in which he coloured his signature. Osho′s paintings show anuninhibited playing with vivid colours of transparent ink. His ink pens often leaked through one or more pages of the books, creating an entirely new painting on thesubsequent pages: a wonderful collision of colours with words. What a delight to discover in Osho not only the rebel, poet and intellect-par-excellence - but the contemporaryartist as well!
'And if a rose need not have a purpose, why should my paintings have a purpose? They are existential. There is no need for any purpose.'
(Osho quoted from I Celebrate Myself)
Osho talks about his library and books:
- The well-known writerJeffrey Archer visitedOsho′s library in the Pune Resort in May 2008
- The copyrights of Osho′s books is claimed by Osho International Foundation (OIF) with offices inNew-York.
The Book Of Secrets
The Books of Secrets, also called Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, is a Tantric text. Tantra means: tools for transformation. Tantra is composed of two roots: ′tan′and ′tra′. ′Tan′ is related to the English word ′tangible′ and ′Tra′ is related to theEnglish word ′trowel′. You can see that embedded in the word Tantra is atangible tool. This is to say, that in the book there are meditation techniquesabout transformation while in the multi-dimensional reality that includes thephysical arena. Tantra is very practical and with a Tantra practice, you developa personal toolkit to connect you with the flow of all of life and deepen yourrelationship with life and with the Divine.
The Book of Secrets is a series of talks withcommentaries on the 112 meditation techniques given by Shiva to his consort Devi,alternated with question and answer sessions. There is atechnique here, Osho says, for every type of man and woman in the world, fromthe past, present or future.
A Few Techniques:
Website where all techniques are describedOsho comments on the 112 techniques:
More on different renderings of The Book of Secrets (including the work ofthe Kashmiri Shaivite Master Swami Lakshmanjoo)
Yoga The Alpha and the Omega
Another famous series of 10 books is Osho′s Yoga The Alpha and the Omega, based on Patanjali′s sutras.
We live in a deep illusion -the illusion of hope, of future, of tomorrow. As man is, man cannotexist without self-deceptions. Nietzsche says somewhere that mancannot live with the true: he needs dreams, he needs illusions, heneeds lies to exist. And Nietzsche is true. As man is he cannotexist with the truth. This has to be understood very deeply becausewithout understanding it, there can be no entry into the inquirywhich is called yoga.The mind has to be understooddeeply - the mind, which needs lies, the mind which needs illusions,the mind which cannot exist with the real, the mind which needsdreams. You are not dreaming only in the night. Even while awake,you are dreaming continuously.
The Art of Living
Patanjali and Osho are two awakened ones.According to one of the first sutras of Patanjali their words are asource of true knowledge.
One of Patanjali′s Sutras reads:
Right knowledge has three sources:
- direct cognition
- the words of the awakened ones
|Vital Balance||Perfect Way||Gateless Gate|
|Interview with Osho 1971|
The necessityof balance
reason and heart
|Ten discourses by Osho|
June 3 to 8,1964
given near Mount Abu
|Timeless letters by Osho|
1970 - 1971
|Interview with Osho|
25 October 1970
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Glimpses of a Golden Childhood
The book contains fragments of Osho′s childhood, a childhood of rebellion. It tells storiesfrom his school, his family, his grandfather, his first meetings with extraordinarypeople. And it is filled with the love Osho has for all these figures and with the lovethese people feel towards him.At the end of the book you will find a rich collection of rarepictures of Osho in his private rooms.
Books I have Loved
In′Books I have loved′ Osho gives a series of private talks and mentionshismore than 100 favourite authors and books. The book documents a ′Zen koan′-like situation: whilehaving his teeth treated, Osho talks. Devageet, the dentist, Amrito, his personalphysician, take notes. Oshoasks the three to afterwards write an account of what they haveheard. One should do the writing and the others the editing.
A Sudden Clash of Thunder
A collection of tenspontaneous talks given by Osho on Zen alternatingwith questions and answers at the Ashram in Poona in August 1976.
Ecstasy - The Forgotten Language
Osho speaks on the exuberant poems of Kabir as translated by India′sNobel Prize-winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore.He also responds toquestions as diverse as the difference between relationship andaloneness, mind and society, self and enlightenment, and explains thedifference between a crystallized self and a strong ego.
Ancient Music in the Pines
If you are missing,you are missing only on your own account. There is no wall between you and the music; even if there is felt tobe a wall it is only of your own thoughts. And even then the music goes on penetrating you. You may not listento it but it goes on massaging your whole being, it goes onnourishing you, it goes on giving you life, it goes on rejuvenatingyou. Your heart throbs in the same rhythm as the heart of the whole.
The Divine Melody
Inthis series of ten discourses Osho discusses some of the mostbeautiful songs of Kabir. In one particularly fascinating discourseOsho speaks on the seven chakras, the seven stages through which eachindividual must pass, and a categorization according to which chakrawe function from. Another discourse examines love as 'the only miraclethere is,' and relationships. In addition, Osho answers questions onsubjects as diverse as homosexuality, prayer, being oneself, thedistinction between ego and individuality, trust, the male and femalewithin each individual, and humanity′s addiction to misery.
Four steps to the Divine Melody
Oshodescribes Pythagoras as 'aseeker of truth par excellence,' who lived in Alexandria and was initiatedinto the mystery schools of Egypt. He then traveled to India, Tibetand China - at that time the whole known world - until he becameself-realized. He found the 'Perennial Philosophy' but was persecutedby his own society. The fragments of his teachings werecollected after his death and written down by a disciple in The GoldenVerses of Pythagoras. In his commentary, Osho expounds on the idea ofthe East and West as representatives of the brain′s two hemispheres,and on the two Pythagorean laws - of necessity and power.
The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha
Osho calls the incomparable Dhammapada sutras ofBuddha, 'The Book of Books.' He explains that these sutras areconcerned with every aspect of man′s unawareness, and that Buddha′swhole message is devoted to the raising of our consciousness.
Toenter into the Dhammapada with Osho is to witness a deep friendshipof enlightened masters. These sutras were compiled by Buddha′sdisciples to contain the essence of all his teachings. This was thelast turning of the Wheel of Dharma, 2,500 years ago. Osho′scommentaries on these sutras (in 12 volumes) set the Wheel of Dharma in motionagain. Osho also answers questions from disciples and other seekersin alternate discourses all generously sprinkled with stories,personal anecdotes and, of course, a multitude of jokes. Visuallythis boxed set is stunning, without doubt a collector′s set, andtwelve volumes to dive into for years to come.
The White Lotus
Bodhidharma, a disciple of Buddha, was the first patriarch ofZen. The notes collected by his disciples from Bodhidharma′sdiscourses, contain the essential core of Buddha′s message.Buddha and Bodhidharma are vastly different in their expressionof truth. Osho sees Buddha as the silence of a breeze,Bodhidharma he likens to a storm. This discourse seriesalternates the eminently readable interchanges betweenBodhidharma and his disciples, and Osho′s response to questionsfrom his own disciples and other seekers. In the words of onejournalist: 'Just by reading these discourses there is a riskyou may be pulverized by their inspiration.'
|Osho makes a clear distinction between Jesus the rebeland Christianity that followed after him. Through thegospels of Matthew, Luke and John he reintroduces Jesus as man,mystic and uncompromising master filled with love, fire andcompassion. As Osho comments on thesayings of Jesus, suddenly what Jesus was trying to impart becomesluminously clear, startlingly relevant.|
In Osho′s understanding Jesus has been killed twice - once by the Jews and againby Christians who have smothered his insights with interpretations that havelittle to do with his teachings. Osho resurrects Jesus, seeing in his words atruth that the reader intuitively feels to be closer to Jesus′ heart than thatof any priest.
Oshotalks in depth on a variety of esoteric subjects. He describes many techniques of self-discovery, pointing out thatpsychological answers to man′s self-made miseries will no longer work.These discourses, are rare jewels of wisdom.
|The Pathless Path||The Three Treasures|
From Sex to Superconsciousness
With complete frankness Osho discusses the three stages of sex - physical, psychological and spiritual - and provides guidance on how this raw energy can betransformed into the realization of ultimate consciousness.He explains that when we repress our basic nature, sex takes roots in the unconscious, creating an unnatural obsession. It is this psychic statethat has produced much mental sickness and the widespread perversity of society today.‟Sex is man′s most vibrant energy,″ Osho says, ‟but it should not be an end unto itself: sex should lead man to his soul.″It′s a translation of the 1968 Hindi book: ′Sambhog Se Samadhi Ki Aor′, and added to Osho′s notorious reputation in India.
The Book of Wisdom
Atisha is one of the rare masters, rare in the sense that he was taught by three enlightened masters. It has never happened before, and neversince. To be a disciple of three enlightened masters is simply unbelievable - because one enlightened master is enough. But this story, that he was taught by three enlightenedmasters, has a metaphorical significance also. And it is true, it is historical too.
The three masters that Atisha remained with for many years were:
- first, Dharmakirti, agreat Buddhist mystic. He taught him no-mind, he taught him emptiness, he taught him howto be thoughtless, he taught him how to drop all content from the mind and be contentless.
- The second master was Dharmarakshita, another Buddhist mystic. He taught him love,compassion.
- And the third master was Yogin Maitreya, another Buddhist mystic. He taughthim the art of taking the suffering of others and absorbing it into your own heart: love inaction.
This could happen because all these three masters were great friends. They had startedtheir search together; while they were on the way they had remained together, and whenthey attained they were still together.
Atisha became a disciple of Dharmakirti. Dharmakirti said to him, 'I will teach you thefirst principle. And for the second you go to Dharmarakshita, and for the third to YoginMaitreya. This way you will know all the three faces of the ultimate reality, the three faces ofGod - the trinity, the Trimurti. And this way you will learn each face from the person whois the most perfect in it.'
These are the three ways people reach to the ultimate.
(Osho - The Book of Wisdom #1)
Enlightenment: The Only Revolution
The original working title of the translation from Hindi was ′The Mahageeta′, but the book was published in 1997 under the title′Enlightenment: The Only Revolution′ and contains discourses on the great mystic Ashtavakra.
Journey Of The Heart
By Ma Yoga Laxmi
Laxmi was Osho′s secretary during the years before Osho movedto the United States. She opened the Shree Rajneesh Ashram in Poona on the 21stMarch 1974.
- Read Laxmi′s book (online or right-click and save link/target as)
- Life is Just a Play a movie on the life of Laxmi.
The Bird Has Flown
Ma Yoga Laxmi, Osho′s exuberant secretary who ran the Poona Ashram in the seventies, left her body on January 6, 1995after a long battle with cancer.Laxmi had been living in Bombay since leaving the commune in the mid-eighties. She told her friend Ma Jyotithat she was tremendously grateful to Osho, particularly for his last message to her. She said, 'I understood that itwas time for me to stop putting energy into outer things and to go in.He knows better than the rest of us what we need. Now the bells have started ringing and the bird has flown his cage anytimeand Laxmi is ready for that.' (note: Laxmi often referred to herself in the third person.)
Her last day began with listening to an Osho discourse. Shortly afterwards she simply slipped away, her hand on her heart,whispering, 'Osho is here...' She said that nobody should mourn her, but celebrate her death.Bombay sannyasins celebrated her death with a beautiful kirtan on her birthday, February 12.
(From the Osho Times of March 1, 1995)
By Kabir Jafe and Ritama Davidson
Kabir is widely known for his pioneering work with energy, the chakras and astrology. He is a psychologist and a transformational seminar leader, and with his partner Ritamaleads 'Essence Training' an inner work school, in Frankfurt, Germany. They live in the Caribbean where they have the Esencia Retreat and Energy Training Center.
Diamond Days With Osho
The New Diamond Sutra
By Ma Prem Shunyo
Being asked by Osho to write ′The New Diamond Sutra′ Shunyodecides to share her personal journey with the Master,starting in London in the early seventies until Osho leaves his body, andbeyond. Shunyo has a very intimate view. Soon after arriving in Poona, she wasasked to join the team of Osho′s personal caretakers and to do his laundry. A beautiful,subjective story, heart-warming, juicy, full of laughter and tears.
At present Shunyo doesn′t only work together with musician and friend VeetMarco, but also offersLife Trainingswith her friend Anando Heffly.
Life of Osho
Life of Osho reads like a thriller. Widely praised by teacherson the contemporary satsang circuit.
Read the bookonline(pdf-format).
Sam was the pseudonym of Swami Prem Paritosh (Chris Gray), who died May 14th 2009. He was the main founder of the Sannyasnews website.A tribute by Parmartha.
By Anurag Shantam
Says the author in the introduction, 'In truth, each of us isalready enlightened. What I teach is not how to attain an exalted state, butrather how to uncover something that exists in every being. I have heardenlightenment referred to as being extraordinarily ordinary. It is.'
Read the book online
One Hundred Tales for Ten Thousand Buddhas
By Ma Dharma Jyoti
Ma Dharma Jyoti is one of Osho′s earliest disciples. She is leadingmeditation camps in various places in India and at Oshodham in New Delhi. One Hundred Tales for Ten Thousand Buddhas can be read onlinehere andhere.
Allah to Zen
By Ma Chetan Unmani and Swami Chaitanya Keerti
A book of first hand accounts of people who met Osho : Allah to Zen - AnInsight into the World of Osho:The Real Man of the Millennium.
The Silent Whisperings of the Heart
By Swami Dhyan Giten
Life is like playing hide the key with God. God has hidden the key and nowit is up to us to find the key again. It also takes us a while to realize thatthe key is hidden in our own heart. The heart is the door to allow life to guideus. The heart is the door to say 'yes' to life. The heart is the door tosurrender to life.
Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person, love is a qualitythat arises when we are in contact with our inner being, our authentic self, themeditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness. This inner emptinessis experienced by others and is expressed on the outside as love.
Real love is to realize that we are one with life. Real love means to understandthat we are one with the other person, with nature, with the trees, the stonesand with the blue sky. It is to realize that all of life is God.
(Giten - The Silent Whisperings of the Heart)
Presence - Working From Within
By Swami Dhyan Giten
The most important therapeutic capacity is the ability to be present with an open heart and to be grounded in our inner being, in our essence and authentic self, in themeditative quality within, through which we can meet another person. It is to meet that which is already perfect within a person.
(Giten - Presence, Working from Within)
- Several of Giten′s books can be downloaded for free at Obooko (search for Giten)
My Dance with a Madman
By Swami Anand Subhuti
The author comments: 'The tales in this book are snapshots of an unnecessary journey, undertaken by a man who did not need to go anywhere. He went in order to helppeople who did not want to be helped, to give them something they already had. He irritated them so badly that 99 percent of them wanted him silenced. But the remaining onepercent loved him, bowed down to him and thanked him for coming. I am one of those. This is my story. This is my dance with a madman. I hope you enjoy it.'
Tears of the Mystic Rose
By Swami Rajneesh
A mysterious love story between a master and a disciple
- Download the book and other books by Rajneesh here
Forever Is Not Long Enough
By Prem Patipada
A Seam For the Master
It tells the story of how Veena came to design and sow the outfits for Osho′s photo sessions and how she found a clever solution for his ′pre-secured′sleeping garment.
- Download the book (a pdf-file, right-click and ′save link/target as′)
Meditations From The World of Osho
By Amritshree (K.V.S. Pillai)
A compilation of Osho′s active and silent meditations; the ebook also containsall 112 meditations of the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (aka Book of Secrets) and has afew interesting articles by professionals using the meditations, as wellas one by Amrito MD on the importance of relaxation.
Download the book (a pdf-file, right-click and′save link as′)
Food is Home
ItalianSarjano was in charge of the kitchen at the Osho Ashram inPune for over twenty years. He has opened the International Academy of ItalianCooking Arts at his ristorante My Place in Vagator, Bardez, Goa. To everyonewho wishes to learn the subtle art of Italian cooking, he is also available as aFood and Restaurant Consultant; he is a widely traveled Italian chef.
Sarjano can be contacted by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
The G.U.R.U. Book
By Krishna Prem
G.U.R.U. means ′G
Krishna Prem writes:
'It′s no coincidence that G.U.R.U. has two U′s in it! One U represents thelittle u. That′s the u that gets up in the morning, brushes its teeth, getsdressed, goes out and struts its stuff! It′s your little local life, you cancall it your your self, your I or your me. Then there′s the other U, whichis your big U. That′s the U who exists beyond your body, your mind and theentire world itself. It′s the ultimate U, call it God, Source, Existence,call it what you like!
And that′s my job here in this book, to help your little u get in touch withyour big U, so you know who U are in total, and that there′s no separationbetween the two!'
By Deva Aneesha
This book celebrates Aneesha′s thirty years of experience, working with neo-Reichianmethods of energy release, combined with meditation. It contains boththeoretical and descriptive information about her work with people, which shecalls Pulsation, and also traces the development of a new branch of her work,Tantric Pulsation. Aneesha′s book, 'Tantric Pulsation,' is rooted in the insightsof two of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century,Wilhelm Reichand Osho.
Reich was a disciple of Sigmund Freud, the founder of modernpsychology. Reich agreed with Freud that sexual repression lies at the root ofpsychological neurosis, and went on to state that even ordinary, normal humanbeings are incapable enjoying their lives because of widespread sexual andemotional repression practiced by all civilized societies. Reich found that thephysical body stores these repressed energies as tension in the muscles, whichhe called 'muscular armoring.' He developed a system which uses breathing andbody movement to release this tension, including strong emotional expression.This, in turn, allowes energy to flow freely and naturally throughout the wholebody, inducing a physical state of tremendous aliveness, together with feelingsof relaxation and well-being.
Osho, an Indian mystic considered by manya modern Tantra master, also works with life energy through his extraordinaryand transforming 'active meditations'. His Tantra vision, wholly life affirmative,is rooted in acceptance, let-go, meditation, and celebration of life. This is avision which embraces all human experience, from sex to superconsciousness.Aneesha′s methods have grown from these two streams of understanding, onewestern, one eastern. The result is a unique process of self experience andtransformation, both delightful and profound.
Listen Little Man
By Wilhelm Reich
This is Wilhelm Reich′s honest, disturbing, pungent book to kick each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man, aconscience. It was written in the summer of 1946 for the Archives of the Orgone Institute. At the time there was nointention of publishing it.It tells how Reich watched, at first naively, then with amazement, and finally with horror, what the Little Man does tohimself; how he suffers, rebels, honours his enemies and murders his friends.
This appeal to the little man was a silent response to gossip and slander. When it was written, no one could foresee that agovernment agency charged with the safeguard of public health (the FDA), in league with politicians and psychoanalyticalcareerists, would unleash an attack on orgone research.
The decision to publish this appeal as a historical document was made in 1947, when the emotional plague conspired to killorgone research (not to prove it unsound but to kill it by defamation)...
He belongs to us. I give him posthumous sannyas.
(Osho - Sermons in Stones #7)
Little man, you′ve built your house, your life, your culture, your civilisation, your science and technology,your love and your methods of child-rearing, on sand.
You don′t know this, you don′t want to know it, and when a great man tells you, you kill him.
(Wilhelm Reich - Listen Little Man)
- Download Listen, Little Man (.pdf file, right-click and ′save link or target as′)
Tantra, a Way of Living and Loving
By Radha C. Luglio
Radha C. Luglio describes her personal journey of spiritual transformation inwhich she discovers the basic principles of Tantra′s devotion, receptivity,naturalness, meditation and sensuality through a variety of intense experiences.Each chapter is a transmission of Tantric understanding to the reader. Eachbegins with a quote from a different enlightened mystic and ends with a Tantricmeditation technique.
While telling her story, Radha draws on a variety of sources, such as VigyanBhairav Tantra, one of the oldest Hindu scriptures, and the sayings of ancientBuddhist Tantra masters such as Tilopa, Naropa and Saraha.
She describes her initiation as a disciple to an Indian mystic, Osho, whomshe regards as a modern Tantra master, and the personal guidance she receivesfrom him. She applies this guidance to her life as a seeker, which includesperiods of celibacy, discipline and hard work contrasted with times of intensesexual exploration and freedom.
Interview with Radha (in Italian and on You Tube):
Love Song for Osho
By Ma Anand Devika
A review of Devika′s book
And asecond review
Past the Point of no Return
By Ma Anand Bhagawati
The book contains stories of several people who recount openly the circumstances which ultimately led them to become disciples of Osho.You will intimately come to know each individual as they share their inner and outer journeys that have catapulted them past the point ofno return.
Published by Osho World.
Blessed and Not Knowing
By Swami Deva Rashid aka Rashid Maxwell
The poems anddrawings in this collection have been selected from more than 25 years of work. They arise from the common round of daily life:gardening, watching the outer sky with a painter′s eye and the inner with a meditator′s awareness. There is a fine wit to manyof the poems, giving them a snap, a surprise, a riddle, just like the ending of a haiku. This book expresses one person′s love for aworld at once funny, crazy and wonderfully mysterious.
A second collection of poems and drawings with simple everyday observations and expressions, describe the author′s insights on thequest for spiritual truth: the pain and the joy, the mundane and the elevated. He sees through the web of samsara and at the same timegracefully accepts the bee sting in the field...
Osho, the Luminous Rebel
By Vasant Joshi PhD
The book traces the story of Osho from his birth, talking about his spiritual search for truth and the story of hisenlightenment.
It also takes the reader through those years of Osho′s struggle with authority figures, his travels all over India, andto the much-hyped city of Rajneeshpuram in the US.
Osho believes that he was poisoned by the US government when he was detained in various jails there; he was later denied visas in almost allcountries across the world - events, he reveals, that exposed the true face of 'Democracy.'
Excerpt: A Gathering of Friends, a talk given by Osho on 23 December 1967 inLonavla. It has been translated from Hindi. In this talk Osho plants the seeds of what is to become a worldwide sannyas movement.
Moments of Lucidity
by Swami Prem Nirvan aka Arthur D. Saftlas
Osho, India and Me
By Krishna Prem (Jack Allanach)
'The first time I see him he is reading Zorba the Greek. He sits in an orange armchair in the far corner of the room, legscrossed, the novel resting lightly on one knee. Apart from the single chair, a shelf of books, and a wide bed that lies close tothe floor like a futon, the room is empty...
It is early November 1973. Osho lives in a single room in a three-bedroom flat in Woodlands, a luxury-apartment complex in theaffluent Malabar Hill section of Bombay.'
So starts ′Osho, India and Me′.
Thirty years ago Osho asked Krishna Prem to write ′a little book′. He wrote what was to become a unique account of amaster-disciple relationship and life around an Enlightened Master.
From early days in Bombay, Dynamic Meditation on Chowpatty Beach at 5 am, a journey to the middle of India for a quasi survivorexperiment; a full moon acid party in Goa; meetings with Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai to meditations on the secret of sex anddarshans with the Master - the ′little book′ evolved.
To order the book go to: www.lulu.com
Take It Really Seriously
The Giant Book of Laughter
'A sense of humour you can haveabout yourself - it is great to laugh about yourself, and those who can do itare slowly filled with love and care for others. Inthe whole world there′s nothing more inviting than laughing aboutyourself.' Osho
Swami Vimal, who worked in the ′Osho-Joke-Search &Create′ department for a long time, has filled almost 700 pages withincredible jokes. No other Master has used the innocence of laughterto shock you out of your ′mind′.When you laugh, no-mind comes about effortlessly.
Bhagwan: One Man Against the Whole Ugly Past of Humanity
By Juliet Forman aka Maneesha James
A detailed protocol of Bhagwan′s world odysseytold by someone who accompanied him. Beginning with Bhagwan′senforced departure from the US, the story takes the reader to a dozen countries, as his peopleattempt to find a new home for their Master.
It is a document of great love, the love of Osho forthis world, for this life, encouraging each one of us to find our own Self. And it is likewise thestory of the great love of a disciple for her Master.
Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
The Essential Osho Meditation Handbook
A practical step-by-step guide tomany different meditation techniques, and the scientific explanation ofwhat meditation is and what not. A description of the obstacles andpitfalls along the way, where one finds answers to meditators commonquestions.
Meditations on light,meditations on darkness, dancing, breathing, opening the heart, lookingwithin, listening... anything can be a meditation. From Born Again, Golden Light meditation to ZaZen, more than 70 meditation methodsare described.
A Surprise Life
By Ma Prem Sambodhi aka Susan M. Clare
The author writes:
This memoir recounts my experiences during the 10+ years I was a disciple of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (now known as Osho). The first halffocuses on my participation at his ashram in India as well as the background and early influences that led to my becoming a disciple. Thesecond half describes my involvement at our communal ranch in Central Oregon. My initial purpose in writing had nothing to do withpublishing. I wanted to explore its potential for examining what destroyed our community from a viewpoint outside myself, on paper. Ineeded to understand what led to our collapse, and what part (if any) I may have played. As I progressed, however, I realized that othersmight welcome seeing how this destructive path came about, and perhaps notice a resemblance, as I did, between the behaviors that led toour downfall and similar behaviors in the larger world that might be recognized if we chose to pay closer attention.
From Fear to Enlightenment
By Mahadevi, formerly known as Divya Kshama
Mahadevi emphasizes that enlightenment is a scientific fact and not mere 'philosophy,'. Her approach to life is straightforwardand uncompromising. This book is a compilation of psychological insights and personal guidance given by Mahadevi. Her sharp vision exploresin depth a wide range of psychological and spiritual subjects, and sheds light on many of the personal and social problems in our societytoday.
- Mahadevi′s update to her Final Call (after many responses - pdf-file)
- Reply of Veet Asmi, an 'oldie' sannyasini to Mahadevi′s call.
Says Osho in Come, Come, Yet Again Come #14:
And it has now to be a known and recognized fact that my buddhafield is not going to be confined to thesmall place where I will be living with a few thousand sannyasins. All the small communes, ashrams, centers, all over the world will becomelittle buddhafields. We have to fill the whole earth with buddhafields! We have to create a chain of buddhafields.
Y e s
By Anando aka Anando Heffly
There are many books withgood advice: ′Just say YES to whatever life brings, just accept yourself and others as they are, and you will have no problems′.It makes sense and sounds easy, but anyone who has tried it knows just how difficult it is to do in practice.
And often the only YES we know is a compromise - we deny our own needs and juice for life in order to please others - and that leaves usfeeling miserable and unsatisfied.
This book explains the hidden dynamics in your unconscious which get in the way of change. Understanding that gives you choices, for thefirst time.
The book gives real, practical techniques for everyday situations where problems arise: relationships, family, work, changing circumstancesand yourself - your emotions, habits and personality patterns and your attitude towards your body.
In essence, it is about changing yourself from the inside, and then seeing the remarkable results that has on your life on the outside.
The YES book is available here.
It has been designed by Sambodhi Prem of Global Suitcase Design Studio.
The Sound of Running Water
Many friends of Osho′s will remember The Sound of Running Water, the beautiful, big photo biography that was produced in Poona Onetimes. Many gorgeous photos of Osho, his people, and his ashram, plus numerous quotes tell the story of Osho′s life and work between1974 and 1978.
The book was printed in a limited edition and went out of print more than 20 years ago when Avirbhava bought the last (signed) copy for$14,000 in Poona Two. Over the years, many sannyasins would sadly remember the time when they snapped up a copy for $100 in Rajneeshpuram -and gave it away. Sometimes a copy would appear on ebay or Amazon, offered for several thousand dollars.
Now Swami Jagdish in Pune has reprinted the book, with the same photos and text, in almost the exact same format, and we have just receiveda small shipment. Read more...
Osho - Call of the Ocean
By Zorba Designs in Pune
A beautiful book with many photographs of Osho and relating to his life, to celebrate Osho′s 80th birth year. The text is a compilation of excerpts taken from varioustalks given by Osho, illustrating events and incidents that occurred around him.
Available at Osho World, Osho Viha
Be part of a master and your journey, your real journey, has started. Now you are on your way towards the ultimate ocean, the ocean of joy, ofpeace, of silence, of truth. What other religions call God, Buddha calls nirvana: the ocean of enlightenment.
(Osho - The Dhammapadda: Way of the Buddha Vol.5 #9)
In Search of the Miraculous
By Eliza Mada Dalian (Ma Jivan Mada)
Love, happiness, and peace can′t be found outside. To find these things, we must let go of what blocks them - our ego-mind. If we try to fix something on the outside,instead of knowing who we are from the inside, we continue to suffer. Experiencing and knowing the being has been called enlightenment, self-realization, liberation, and unionwith God. I call it 'healing into consciousness.' - Mada
The book has won multiple book awards: Living Now Book of the Year, Nautilus, Eric Hoffer, and finalist in Indie Excellence Awards.
Eliza MadaDalian Healer, spiritual reacher, author and founder of a new healing method.She uses, amongst other methods Osho′s active meditations.
Hellbent for Enlightenment
By Ma Anand Nirgun aka Rosemary Hamilton
An intriguing journey into Nirgun′s experiences in Poona and Rajneeshpuram. This text is the author′s account of her life as a disciple of the notorious Indianspiritual Master Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh also known as Osho. It traces her spiritual odyssey, as she abandons in 1974 her successful career of co-director of the UnitedCommunities Service in Vancouver, Canada, to embark for Poona in search of enlightenment.
Nirgun concludes her book at age 74, writing, 'Scientists tell us that nothing in existence can ever go out of existence. Spiritual folk call it ′life eternal′.For me it′s an inner certainty. Death can take the fading body, the static personality, the prickly ego - take them, and welcome. But it can′t touch the infiniteintelligence that throbs in every atom of our being.'
The 9 Dimensions of the Soul
By David Hey
For several years, David was the leader of the Codependency groups at Osho Commune in Pune, India. His book covers the ′enneagram of personality′,principally used as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
On the Enneagram of Personality...
Confused, almost unrecognizable dilutions of Gurdjieff′s teaching have been concocted by various 'self-help' groups, purveyors of seminars, certainmodern heavily franchised 'religions,' and even cults. Oddball interpretations of his nine-pointed enneagram find their way into books on 'personalityanalysis.'
(Shirley, John in 'Gurdjieff' - Kindle Edition)
Money, Spirituality, Consciousness
By Mayuri Onerheim
Integrating the financial and spiritual worlds to transform our personal and planetary consciousness.
Osho Heart to Heart Tarot
By Zorba Designs in Pune
The deck has 79 cards, each with a full-color Osho photo. There are cards like 'Growth,' 'Emptiness,' 'Indivuality,' 'Aloneness,'...
The deck comes with an instruction booklet, which offers Osho quotes for each card and instructions on how to use the deck.
Seven Songs of Ecstasy
By Ma Prem Geet
'Seven Songs of Ecstasy to Enlightened Master Osho' by Ma Prem Geet is a collection of spontaneous poems that reveal a mystically rich devotion to love, life, and the Beloved.
This book is free to download
This is Reiki
By Frank Arjava Petter
The book immerses the reader into the mysteries of Japan, deepens the understanding of Reiki, not only historically, and invites to experiment with new Reiki techniques. It is for every Reikipractitioner and lover of Japan.
Don′t Kill Him
By Ma Anand Sheela
An apology written by notorious Ma Anand Sheela (Osho′s personal secretary between 1981 and 1985), on their life together from Poona to Rajneeshpuram, Oregon,and beyond.
In Oregon she ruled the entire commune supposedly under Osho′s guidance, until differences crept up. Ma Sheela resigned from her position, left the commune, and fledto Europe with fellow members. Osho accused her of planning a bio-terror attack, conspiring to murder important public officials, and running away with fifty-five milliondollars.
There is a Kindle edition..
Osho, The First Buddha in the Dental Chair
By Swami Devageet
Meeting Osho in April 1976 Devageet immediately knew that he had found his spiritual master. He was given a new name, and a new life.
For over 12 years, until Osho left his physical body, in January 1990, Devageet was privileged to be Osho′s personal dental surgeon, during which time the master inthe dental chair operated on his dentist. He also asked Devageet to write this book:
'You, Devageet, will be my note-taker. I will speak from the dental chair. No Buddha has ever done such a thing... but you know me; I am a little crazy. One day thesenotes that you take from your dental chair will become a beautiful book. It will not be like my other books...'
There is a Kindle edition.
Mindfulness The Master Key
By Swami Chaitanya Keerti
'Buddha uses this word ′right mindfulness′ millions of times. When the mind disappears and thoughts disappear you become mindful. You do things-you move, you work, you eat, you sleep, but you are always mindful. The mind is not there, but mindfulness is there. What is mindfulness? It is awareness. It is perfect awareness' (Osho in And the Flowers Showered).
Encounters with an Inexplicable Man
Stories of Osho as Told by his People compiled and edited by Savita Brandt
These simple tales of the jolts and joys along the way to transformation give us an intimate glimpse into the relationship between this rare contemporary mystic and some of his thousands of ′sannyasins′, who came from all walks of life and several continents to live and work around him.
Available from here
By Ananda Sarita
Divine Sexuality offers transformative insights and methods for all ages, teaching the erotic aspects of Tantra. It provides potent answers to universal questions, regarding sexual anatomy, self-pleasuring, foreplay, creative positions, male female relationship, orgasm and the meeting of sex and spirit.
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An ancient way of finding our true selves and enriching our relationships. Tantic Love follows Tantra in its purest sense, presenting a practical, step-by-step guide that will not only help you discover a deeper understanding of yourself but will also show you how you can achieve a loving, long-lasting relationship with your partner.
OSHO ZEN TAROTOsho Zen Tarot
Osho Zen Tarotfor Palm OS
The Osho Zen Tarotis based on the wisdom of Zen that events inthe world around us are mirroring our own thoughts and emotions.
Interviewwith Ma Deva Padma, the creator of the Osho Zen Tarot and thenew Tao Oracle, about Tarot in general and about the decks shecreated.
- The Osho Transformation Tarot, also called Osho Neo-Tarot, as an application for your iPhone or iPad.
By Judith M. Fox
Judith M. Fox holds a doctorate in the sociology ofreligion from the London School of Economics, University of London. For morethan twenty years, she has researched new religions, culminating in such booksas The Way of the heart: A Study of Rajneeshism and Sahaja Yoga. She lives in Massachussetts.
A review by SwamiRammurthi.
Osho was not in favour of compilations, parts taken from his different books and put together to form another book.His main focus was on complete unabridged books. There are two exceptions, and it seems Osho had them published because:
- He could give precise directions as to how they should be made
- It was an opportunity to have at least excerpts of his darshan diaries reach a wider audience
Read about these exceptions in an article of the Osho Times
Discussion between Sarito and Keerti
(Two sannyasins who were in charge of Osho′s books)
Sarito wrote to Keerti:
'Osho himself at different times has asked for compilations to be made from his talks, including from the darshan diaries, from World Tour discourses,press interviews, etc. In 'Poona Two,' with Osho′s full support and guidance, a number of compilations were created by sannyasins on specific topics.After they were published, it was felt that these compilations were interfering with sales of the complete discourse books in the Commune′s bookshop.Osho′s suggestion then was that these types of books should be offered to outside publishers, as a ′bridge′ to new people.'
'Beloved Sarito, you say that Osho himself at different times has asked for compilation to be made from his talks.I know that he did allow that for some time, after some of us suggested to him about thecompilations, and then we got the messages: ′Enough of the compilations. Do the complete books now. These compilations can be given tooutside publishers.′
The truth is that there were any number of compilations published in the eighties. This applied even more to the foreign-languagetranslations published in the 70s and 80s. Many of those were compilations.'
Osho made statements on several occasions, that his discourses are 'complete in themselves', that selections are likely to create a wrong impression,and that things said in a complete context may be misleading in isolation.
The messages to and fro between Sarito and Keerti show that Osho was not in favour of compilations published by sannyasins themselves.
Compilations issued by mainstream publishers subjected a general public to what Gurdjieff calls 'B-influences'. People who managed to absorb theseinfluences are then ready for 'C-influences', the real stuff.
- Osho copyrights paradoxes With Dhanyam′s comments.
- Gurdjieff talks about an esoteric center, that is connected with a conscious inner circle of humanity, and three kinds of influences:
- A-influences created in life, that is, in life itself - they are the first kind, and often the only kind, of influences people are subjected to; A-influences do not come from an esoteric center.The issues published in newspapers, for example, mainly consist of A-influences.
- B-influences created outside life as C-influences, but diminished in consciousness by being thrown into the general vortex of life; the second kind of influences.Myths and fairy tales can be said to be B-influences pointing to a higher level of consciousness.
- C-influences of a man on another man; the former man actually is connected with an esoteric center, directly or by succession; this is the third kind of influences. This influence is conscious,and under its action on the latter man′s ′magnetic center′, he becomes free from the ′law of accident′ and lives in agreement with the ′law of fate′.Osho′s video lectures and unabridged books can be said to be C-influences.
- One can read about the ′law of accident′ and the ′law of fate′here
- In order not to have to work with mainstream publishers who prefer a watered-down Osho in compilations, some sannyasins publish Osho′s books themselves.There′s the example of Rebel Publishing house; and the story of Ghata and Sant whofounded their own company in France (which though very successful, doesn′t exist anymore.)Ghata and Sant did so, because they found mainstream publishers to be too slow and too choosy, and Osho wanted all of his books published not only those who are acommercial success.
- Osho Books can be found at Proxis & Azur orAmazon (UK).
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