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 Consciousness by 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
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How Do I Make Meditation Part of Everyday Life?
When the mind disappears and thoughts disappear, you become mindful. What is mindfulness? It is awareness. It is perfect awareness.
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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
Other titles in this the OSHO LIFE ESSENTIALS series:
The Greatest Challenge to Create a Golden Future for Humanity Paperback: 192 pages, Publisher: Osho Media International, Language: English, ISBN-13: 978-1938755934; 978-0880504379 Paperback: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAM!, Book Depository, Other Sources, eBooks: Kindle, Nook, iBook, Kobo, Other
“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.
Paperback: 560 pages; Publisher: Shelter Harbor Press; English; ISBN-13: 978-1627950091
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.
Jesus: Son of God or Mystic?
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
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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’.
The Book of Children
Supporting the Freedom and Intelligence of a New Generation
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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
OSHO Media International, the English book imprint of OSHO International participated this month at the New York Book Expo America, the largest publishing and book selling event in the United States. We presented our new titles and the growing back-list of timeless OSHO books to book-sellers and readers. Highlight was the release of ‘Speak to Us of Love”, a new publication introducing Osho’s insights on the most famous poems of Kahlil Gibran. Many visitors, book-sellers and readers would not let the beautiful new edition out of their hands. The title jumped on Amazon’s ranking list from position 306, 572 to #12,831 in book sales and made it to bestselling positions in multiple categories of ‘Person Growth and Inspiration‘ and ‘Happiness‘ .