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Life’s Mysteries

Life’s Mysteries

Osho
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I teach love of life’ This was the basis of all of Osho’s teachings, and one that was often lost in the controversies that surrounded him for most of his career as a spiritual guide. A man of vast learning who had read everything he could find to broaden his understanding of the belief systems and psychology of modern man, he was at the same time completely original in his approach, insisting on finding out the truth for himself rather than accepting what had been taught by others. Iconoclastic yet persuasive, lucid yet grounded in a wealth of theological knowledge, his message found a worldwide audience. In Life’s Mysteries the reader is introduced to some of the key tenets of Osho’s philosophy. A sampling: Life: I teach the art of living your life totally, of being drunk with the divine through life. Love: If you really want to know about love, forget about love and remember meditation (just as) if you want to bring roses into your garden, forget about roses and take care of the rosebush… In the right time, the roses are destined to come. Sex: If it can give birth to a child, to a new life…you can imagine its potential: it can bring a new life to you too. Enlightenment: You should not make any effort, you should relax and enlightenment comes. Death: To me death is not the end of life but…the very climax…If you have lived rightly, if you have lived moment to moment totally, if you have squeezed out the whole juice of life, your death will be the ultimate orgasm.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Oct/2000

ISBN: 9780140246131

Length : 276 Pages

Life’s Mysteries

Osho
Overview

I teach love of life’ This was the basis of all of Osho’s teachings, and one that was often lost in the controversies that surrounded him for most of his career as a spiritual guide. A man of vast learning who had read everything he could find to broaden his understanding of the belief systems and psychology of modern man, he was at the same time completely original in his approach, insisting on finding out the truth for himself rather than accepting what had been taught by others. Iconoclastic yet persuasive, lucid yet grounded in a wealth of theological knowledge, his message found a worldwide audience. In Life’s Mysteries the reader is introduced to some of the key tenets of Osho’s philosophy. A sampling: Life: I teach the art of living your life totally, of being drunk with the divine through life. Love: If you really want to know about love, forget about love and remember meditation (just as) if you want to bring roses into your garden, forget about roses and take care of the rosebush… In the right time, the roses are destined to come. Sex: If it can give birth to a child, to a new life…you can imagine its potential: it can bring a new life to you too. Enlightenment: You should not make any effort, you should relax and enlightenment comes. Death: To me death is not the end of life but…the very climax…If you have lived rightly, if you have lived moment to moment totally, if you have squeezed out the whole juice of life, your death will be the ultimate orgasm.

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Osho

Osho defies categorization. His talks, which run into thousands, cover everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. Osho's books are not written but are transcribed from audio and video recordings of his extemporaneous talks to international audiences. As he puts it, 'So remember: whatever I am saying is not just for you . . . I am talking also for the future generations.'


Osho has been described by Sunday Times in London as one of the '1000 Makers of the 20th Century', and by American author Tom Robbins as 'the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ'. Sunday Mid-Day (India) has selected Osho as one of the ten people-along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha-who have changed the destiny of India.

About his own work, Osho has said that he is helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He often characterizes this new human being as 'Zorba, the Buddha'-capable both of enjoying the earthy pleasures of Zorba, the Greek and the silent serenity of Gautama, the Buddha. Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho's talks and meditations is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of all ages past and the highest potential of today's (and tomorrow's) science and technology.


Osho is known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, with an approach to meditation that acknowledges the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique OSHO Active Meditations™ are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is then easier to take an experience of stillness and thought-free relaxation into daily life.


Two autobiographical works by the author are available: Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic, St Martin's Press, New York (book and e-book), and Glimpses of a Golden Childhood, OSHO Media International, Pune, India.


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