OSHO: The Book of Women

9781466867369_p0_v1_s600The Book of Women: A Celebration of Women and the Female Spirit 

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  • Series: Foundations of a New Humanity
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250006244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250006240

“The woman should search into her own soul for her own potential and develop it, and she will have a beautiful future.” –Osho In The Book of Women, Osho explores the role of women in our society. Up until now, he says, both religious institutions and politics have remained male-dominated — not only male-dominated but male-chauvinistic. This has created so many of the crises that we see in the world now, brought about by excesses of ambition, competitiveness, and greed. In these pages, Osho challenges readers to reclaim and assert the feminine qualities of love, joy, and celebration to bring a reunion of the intellect and the heart, that is so desperately needed now.

Osho looks to the female spirit in all of us as a way to nurture the soul and cultivate a healthy relationship with spirituality.

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OSHO: The Path of Love

Understanding that Nothing is Perfect in Life

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Kabir is a 15th-century Indian mystic. Born a lower-caste weaver, Kabir opposed superstition, empty ritualism and bigotry. His teachings include scathing attacks against Brahmanical pride, caste prejudice and the very concept of untouchability, as well as exposing the dogmatism and bigotry he perceived around him. Unusually, even for his time, he was embraced by disciples who had been raised in both Hindu and Muslim traditions, who saw in him the embodiment of a life-affirmative approach that transcended the narrow dogmas that divide people and set them against one another.

Here, Osho introduces readers to this extraordinary mystic and his songs, bringing both to light in such a way as to show how they are both timeless and utterly relevant to our time. The path of love as described by Osho, and though the songs of Kabir, is a journey that seeks out and celebrates the divine that is hidden in the ordinary, the love that becomes not just a feeling one has, but ultimately a state of being that one is.

  • ISBN-13: 9780983640073
  • Publisher: Osho Media International
  • Publication date: 5/27/2014
  • Series: OSHO Classics Series
  • Pages: 290

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Now or Never! – It’s All About Change

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AllAboutChange-OSHOIntroduction by John Andrews, M.D., M.B., B.S.M.R.C

This small book is unashamedly addressed to the intelligent people of this threatened planet. It is one man’s vision for a viable humanity; it is one man’s diagnoses of the psychological and social  sicknesses that divide human beings, within and without, into warring factions. In this selection of texts from his talks, Osho outlines the changes he sees as critical if there is to be any future – and in particular, the golden future he knows is within our grasp. The fact that the very survival of the planet is at stake is doubted
by no one – yet, nothing changes. Every attempt to turn away from greed and exploitation, and build a sustainable future, is with met with resistance at every turn – and nothing changes. That we are sacrificing the very existence of the most beautiful flowering of this universe in childishly immature conflicts is widely understood – yet nothing changes. That action is needed now, is accepted by global experts everywhere – and nothing changes. The clock keeps ticking, and the news keeps repeating itself, and even worsening… War, famine, AIDS … chemical weapons, holes in the ozone layer, nuclear weapons … global warming, overpopulation, loss of species… greed, violence, economic meltdown… The tragic fact is that if the intelligent people of the earth don’t stop this process, just who do they think will? The people in power, who currently benefit from today’s insane world? The same tired politics, institutions, churches and “masters of the universe” who got us into this mess in the first place?  It is now or never. It is time for the intelligentsia everywhere to raise its voice against all these stupidities.

In this book, Osho offers a unique perspective on change – where it has to come from in order to be effective, why our efforts to bring about change have failed in the past, and what to expect by way of opposition  from those whose interests are in maintaining the status quo. And he lays out a series of proposals for the practical steps we must take if we are to truly begin to heal the wounds of the planet, and build a new foundation
for creating a paradise – right here, right now – on earth. Many of his proposals are radical – these are radical times, and they call for radical solutions, It is not a question of whether you agree with Osho or not, it is a question of having the guts to ensure that at least his contribution is on the agenda. If the ideas are obviously wrong, then it will be easy to point out how and why, and we can all learn in the process. If the ideas are right, then we will need to find the courage to say so.

Time is running out, and everything we love is at stake. Pretending you didn’t hear a word is not an acceptable excuse. This planet is the inheritance of every one of us. Either we all benefit or we all lose – it is one earth, and one humanity. It our search for survival we must leave no stone unturned. We must examine every option openly, honestly, without prejudice, without superstition, without bias – in fact, simply and scientifically. Osho’s vision is one set of options you will find nowhere else. If it should turn out that we do lose this planet without having thoroughly investigated every avenue before us, Homo sapiens will have been the misnomer of the universe.

 

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OSHO: A Manifesto for a New Humanity

AllAboutChange-OSHOWhen Osho spoke with his secretary about creating a book from selections of his talks titled, The Greatest Challenge: The Golden Future; he gave detailed suggestions concerning subjects and issues he had spoken about that should be included. He specifically wanted the compilation to address the challenges of over-population and global warming, globalization and war, poverty and ecological devastation – challenges that we face today in an increasingly urgent way. This new edition expands on the material originally presented in that publication.

Here is an excerpt from the original notes given by Osho:

The future should not be just a hope and opportunity; those are just lousy words. The future should be absolutely ours – it should be a golden future. We have lived with the idea of a golden past – which was never golden! But we can create a future that is really golden. Now is a great moment. We can manage to have one world. This crisis is a golden crisis, because people change only under conditions of such deep stress. As long as the situation is tolerable, people will tolerate it – but now we are at a point where the situation is not tolerable. There is no more time for commissions and their reports.

The problems are very simple. It is just that it has to be made clear to the whole humanity that these problems are your creation, and you are still creating them. A great awareness has to be spread: “These are the problems you are supporting. Withdraw your support.”
And some practical steps should be taken … for example, if someone wants to be a world citizen, the United Nations should provide world citizen passports, not connected with any nation. Just small steps can have a large impact immediately, they will create an atmosphere.
This crisis has been created by religions and nationalities, and it has come to the point where they cannot exist anymore. If anything is to be done for the future, now is the time. Otherwise the greatest evolution of consciousness in the universe will disappear – and that is not only a loss to the earth, but to the whole of existence. In a million years we have been able to create some possibility of consciousness. But now we don’t have time to wait for nature to go on developing in its slow way. It has eternity, but we don’t have.

If we are going to solve the future and dissolve the problems, then we have to look for the roots in the past. It is our whole past, in all its dimensions, that has brought about this dangerous situation – and nobody talks about that, because no generation before this has ever bothered about the future. Man has always been living the way he wanted, and forced each new generation to live in the same way. This is no longer possible. We have to take a quantum leap – to teach the new generation not to live the same way we have lived. Only then can the future be shifted.

– Osho, It’s All About Change

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RECORD LICENSING AND SALES OF OSHO BOOKS IN 2013

398 Osho Publishing Agreements Signed in 2013!

I believe and trust absolutely in existence. If there is any truth in what I am saying, it will survive. I will remain a source of inspiration. I want people to know themselves, not to be according to someone else, and the way is meditation.”  – Osho
Record Licensing Numbers for OSHO in 2013

Record Licensing Numbers for OSHO in 2013

After the final overview of the year 2013 has been completed, Osho International Foundation looks back onto a record breaking year with 398 signed publishing agreements for the last year, more than one license for every day of the year, an absolute record, remarkable in times which are often seen as difficult for publishers in a dramatically changing landscape in the international publishing world. 

The 2014 London Book Fair in April gave an opportunity to meet with many of Osho International’s publishers and literary agents and many of them, from multiple countries and languages, shared with Osho International that sales of books by Osho were in a strong upward trend – in some languages with sales increases of 30% and more. During 2013 licenses in 40 different languages have been signed and works of Osho are now available in 60 languages around the globe with more than 200 publishing houses. Works by Osho are for example published by 13 Spanish publishing houses, some with large imprints and some carrying only a few specific titles fitting into their programs.

Peter Lisovsky from VES Publishing House, St. Petersburg, Russia, publishing books by Osho for more than a decade, shared the development and positive sales results of his 136 Osho titles under contract and in print. Peter and Nadya Lisapova, VES’ editor for all OSHO projects talked about how the market for Osho titles is growing in the Russian language, including increasing sales in the USA and Israel, where substantial Russian reader numbers justify increasing exports. With a  creative process of new editions, books in different sizes, formats, and price categories, VES keeps these books moving and filing large shelves in Russian book stores.

“It becomes increasingly apparent that Osho’s books have a miraculous influence in Russia, inspiring people to make profound changes in their own lives and attitudes.” – Peter Lisovsky, Publisher, VES PUBLISHING HOUSE

The more than 30 meetings during the London fair are turning already into many new licenses. Most publishers expressed their interest to increase the number of Osho titles in their programs. Osho’s books are long term sellers and have record re-print editions. 

For us here at Osho International it is simply fascinating to see how almost 25 years after Osho’s departure his books, videos, and audios are in higher demand and more popular and more available than ever during his lifetime. Today these books meet a more and more understanding readership and audiences, as he had predicted. OSHO Author Page at Amazon.com. 

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WORLD BOOK DAY

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: pe@db.dk –

This video is available for translation as part of the OSHO TALKS Video Translation Project. — Join the project as a translator at:http://www.oshotalks.info – OSHO International Foundation: http://www.osho.com

 

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OSHO Goes Hollywood! Kourtney Kardashian Fascinated by Osho Book!

Kourtney Kardashian: “I was just reading                 Osho’s The Book of Children. It was fascinating.”  

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When asked in a recent interview by adweek.com what she is reading, Kourtney Kardashian, Star of E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians mentioned her fascination with The Book of Children: Supporting the Freedom and Intelligence of a New Generation by Osho she read recently.

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”
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“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.”

Photos © SPLASH, text excerpts © dailymail.co.uk

 

 

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