OSHO: ”To me a book is not just a book; it is a love affair…”
I have loved reading from my very childhood. My own personal library consisted of one hundred fifty thousand rare books of all the religions, philosophies, poetry, literature. And I have read all of them, but with no purpose; I enjoyed it.” –
The OSHO Library is maintained by Osho International Foundation. –
All of these books have been read, signed and dated by Osho, except about 10,000 which have been gathered on his request after he stopped reading. –
Osho’s personal library is now housed in a building named “Lao Tzu House” at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India. The library holds more than 150,000 volumes, mostly in the humanities, including history, psychology, religion and philosophy. It also features a quite substantial collection of the classic literature of East and West, along with an impressive array of biographies, books on physics and earth sciences, etc. The library has been created with aesthetic considerations in mind, the object being to create a light and airy feeling rather than the “heavy” and ”serious” look of so many libraries. Books are sorted according to size and color, and placed on the shelves in an arrangement that suggests ocean waves. The effect is organic and natural, with no solid blocks of color or size to grab the eye and weigh it down. Osho himself was an avid book collector and reader
throughout most of his life, and the library includes volumes that he has kept in pristine condition since his childhood. He liked to underline his books, and to create an individualized painting on the front pages, often including his signature, in place of a printed book plate. Part of his work was to give daily extemporaneous talks, which he would sometimes punctuate with quotes and passages from books he had read. The library was catalogued by hand for many years, with cross-references that included not only title, author and subject matter, but such things as the cover color, number of pages and trim size. In that way, if Osho wanted to see that “big book on Einstein’s theory of relativity with the blue cover, ” the librarian could locate the needle in the haystack with relative ease. In 1987, a three-year project was initiated to computerize the card catalog. –
The UK library journal LOGOS has published an extensive article about the library written by: Pierre Evald, Department of Library & Information Management Royal School of Library and Information Science Langagervej 4 – DK- 220 Aalborg Ø Room: 418 T: + 45 98 15 79 22 + 45 98 15 79 22, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org –
The Daily Mail followed with an article including two exclusive photos of Kourtney reading the book at a Mexican holiday resort. “Kicked back and relaxed: She read a book by Indian mystic and guru Osho, as the father of her two children whipped out his Macbook Pro laptop”
“She read a book by Indian mystic and guru Osho, as the father of her two children whipped out his Macbook Pro laptop, sporting a pair of pinkish red swim trunks.”
A new article by the Daily Mail, presents actor Jaden Smith and his sister Willow, the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Smith, as teenage style icons. Jaden is shown in multiple photos with a book by Osho under his arm.
“Jaden carried with him a copy of the book The Pillars of Consciousnessby mystic and spiritual leader Osho. The book explores the four major streams of Eastern wisdom – Buddha, Zen, Tao and Tantra. Osho is renowned not only for his wisdom, but his ability to bring a deeper understanding of complex philosophical concepts using humor and the art of storytelling. By reading the book Osho promises that it will ‘pave the way for readers to be as Buddha said, a light unto yourself’. Why Jaden was bringing the enlightening book to dinner with him still remains a mystery…” - Daily Mail
In Mindfulness in the Modern World, Osho helps us explore both the inner and the outer obstacles that prevent us from bringing more awareness to all our daily activities. He emphasizes that while techniques can be useful in pointing the way, in themselves they are not meditation. Rather, meditation – or mindfulness – is ultimately a state of being in which we are capable of both action and stillness, work and play, and able to be fully present to each moment of life as it comes. Osho’s insights into the nature of the modern mind, with its tendency to judge and compare, provides a helpful entry point for longtime meditators as well as beginners. Mindfulness in the Modern World covers a wide range of topics, including five experiential techniques that will help you bring awareness to your everyday life.
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 into and discussions of questions vital to our personal search for meaning and purpose, focusing on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence.
Series: Osho Life Essentials; Paperback: 272 pages; Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; ISBN-13: 978-0312595517
The Greatest Challenge to Create a Golden Future for Humanity
“We have to teach the new generation not to live the same way we have lived.” – Osho. Everyone, regardless of nationality, religion, or political beliefs, has a sense of the current crisis of planet Earth. The environmental movement has support around the globe, while politicians — lagging behind reality — are still fighting over whether global warming exists. Decision makers in government and in the private sector are dealing with the symptoms of this crisis, rather than addressing the underlying causes in a positive and constructive way.
Osho points out that the current world crisis is a crisis of consciousness. Until there is a radical change in human consciousness, the interrelated social, political, economic, and ecological crises we face will continue. Osho’s radical vision of change addresses how we can turn the present crisis into an opportunity, and what we must do in order to steer our course toward a “golden future” for all humankind and away from what he calls a “global suicide.”
Topics addressed in the book include the crisis of human values, the ecological crisis, the population challenge, the bankruptcy of the very concept of nations and religions, and the paths toward a creative science, meaningful education, and universal human rights.
The mysteries of the East have long fascinated Westerners, and now this unparalleled exploration of the four pillars of Eastern wisdom comes from one of the most influential and well-known spiritual leaders of our time. Osho is renowned not only for his wisdom, but his skill as a guide to a deeper understanding of complex philosophical concepts using humor and the art of storytelling paves the way for readers to as Buddha said be a light unto yourself. This lavishly illustrated volume explores the four major streams of Eastern wisdom as seen through the eyes of perhaps the twentieth century s most famous mystic, whose books have sold millions around the world. From the disciplined awareness of Buddha and Zen, to the relaxed acceptance of Tao and Tantra, each way has something to offer a student with an open mind and a taste for the challenge of breaking old patterns and exploring new possibilities in life.
If you like a book which you can open at any page and you will find great insights to enrich your life, this is one of these books. Originally published as “The Spiritual Path’ almost a decade ago, it is great to have this volume back in print. With 560 pages, fully illustrated, this book is a wonderful introduction into the world of Buddha, Tao, Zen and Tantra.
What if Jesus were not a supernatural being conceived by a virgin, but a real human being who had experienced the awakening of consciousness known as “enlightenment” in the East? This extraordinary line-by-line commentary on some of the best-known New Testament Gospels from Matthew and John tests the hypothesis that Jesus was a mystic, not a miracle worker of supernatural origin. Osho convincingly makes the case that the stories of Jesus’ life were never meant to be a factual record of history, but rather are teaching parables designed to provide ongoing spiritual guidance for generations to come. I Say Unto You introduces a dynamic, compassionate, intelligent, loving Jesus, who speaks in a plain and simple way that everyone can understand. Osho looks with a crystal-clear perception at Jesus’ work, revealing 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 paths of love and meditation. His insights are so relevant for today’s societies where the sharp functioning of the mind is more valued than the intelligence of the heart.
Series: OSHO Classics Title: I Say Unto You, by Osho Paperback: 250 pages Publisher: Osho Media International; (December 10, 2013) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-938755002; eBook: 978-0880509923
A small book in format only – a big one in terms of content. Paperback: 152 pages; Publisher: Osho Media International; Language: English; ISBN-13: 978-1938755927; Dimensions: 6.1 x 4 x 0.5 inches. This book is a simple guide to a better understanding of emotions. Anger, jealousy, and fear are the three big topics of this book, together with some simple meditations to deal with these emotions. The book consist of short quotes and text excerpts, giving the reader unusual and new insights into an understanding of emotions. Our feelings play a profound role in how we feel about ourselves, and they can even affect our physical health. Often we are trapped in the dilemma between “expression” and “repression.” Although expressing our emotions can easily scare or hurt others, by repressing them we risk hurting ourselves. Osho offers a third alternative: to understand the roots of our emotions and develop the knack of watching them and learning from them as they arise, rather than being “taken over” by them. Eventually we find that even the most challenging and difficult situations no longer have the power to provoke us and cause us pain. This title is available as a trade paperback edition and in all eBook formats.
A small ‘OSHO-Single’ eBook, based on two talks by Osho on the subject of Astrology has topped this morning the bestseller charts in Amazon’s Kindle web site with two No. 1 positions in the categories of ‘Astrology’ and ‘Horoscopes’.
Children have an authentic freedom. They are joyful, playful, and naturally creative. But by the time they grow up, most children have been sacrificed to the gods of “productivity” and good behavior to the extent that only nostalgia for childhood remains. Osho says, “It is the child’s experience that haunts intelligent people their whole life. They want it again—the same innocence, the same wonder, the same beauty.” And while each adult generation may vow, with the best of intentions, not to repeat the mistakes of the past, they inevitably find themselves imposing their own inherited limitations on new generations to come.
This book calls for a “children’s liberation movement” to break through old patterns and create opportunities for an entirely new way of relating as human beings. It is a guide for grown-ups to become aware of their own conditioning as they relate to the children in their lives. And, with that awareness, to learn when to nurture and protect and when to get out of the way, so that children can flower into their highest potential and greatest capacity for joy.
Paperback: 256 pages Language: English Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (July 16, 2013) ISBN-13: 978-1250006202; ISBN-13: 9781250031587