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OSHO RAJNEESH


Osho Rajneesh


life period : 1931 - 1990| place of birth : Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

parents : Babulal and Saraswati Jain (Taranpanthi Jains)

nationality : Indian  | occupation : Over 600 books, several thousand audio and video discourses

teacher/guru : Dr. Hari Singh, Gour University  

education : B.A. in philosophy at D. N. Jain College in 1955 , 1957 he earned his M.A. with distinction in philosophy

website : www.oshoworld.com

“ A man becomes a Buddha the moment 

he accepts all that life brings with gratitude.”   

 

“ If you can bring your consciousness,

your awareness, your intelligence to the act,

if you can be spontaneous, then there is no need

for any other religion, life itself will be the religion.”   

 

“ The mind is always ready to go on some ego trip.

And if you are fed up with the world,

then again the ego starts finding new ways and

new means to enhance itself - it becomes spiritual.

You become a great mahatma, a great sage,

a great scholar, a man of knowledge,

a man of renunciation; again you are special.”  

  

BOOKS BY THE MASTER

" From Sex to Superconsciousness " ... " I Say Unto You " ... " The Rebel, the Very Salt of the Earth " ... " Om Shantih, shantih, shantih: The soundless sound, peace, peace, peace " ... " The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within " ... " The Book of Secrets: Keys to Love and Meditation " ... " Body Mind Balancing: Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body " ... " Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus " ... " Zen: Its History and Teachings " ... " The Tantra Experience: Evolution Through Love " ... " The Tantra Experience: Discourses on the Royal Song of Saraha " ... " In Search of the Miraculous: Chakras, Kundalini & the Seven Bodies " ... " When the Shoe Fits: Stories of the Taoist Mystic Chuang Tzu " ... " Tao: The Pathless Path " ... " Compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love " ... " Mystics of the East " ... " Priests & Politicians: The Mafia of the Soul " ... " Nirvana : The Last Nightmare " ... " The Mustard Seed: Commentaries on the Fifth Gospel of Saint Thomas " ... " Zen: The Path of Paradox " ... " The Great Challenge: Exploring the World Within " ... " More Gold Nuggets " ... " Meditation the Art and ecstasy " ... " The White Lotus " ... " The Search : Talks on the Ten Bulls of Zen " ... " The Miracle " ... " The Perfect way " ... " Om mani padme hum : The sound of silence, the diamond in the Lotus " ... " ZEN MANIFESTO: Freedom From Oneself " ... " The Beloved: Volume One " ... " Tao: The Three Treasures, Volume One: Talks on Fragments from Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu " ... " Sufis: The People of the Path Volume 1 " ... " Tantra Spirituality & Sex " ... " Beyond Psychology: Talks in Uruguay " ... " Enlightenment: The Only Revolution Talks on the Great Mystic Ashtavakra " ... " Sound of Running Water: Photo-biography of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and His Work 1974-1978 " ... " The Book of the Books: Discourses on the Dhammapada of Gautam the Buddha " ... " Zen: The Solitary Bird Cuckoo of the Forest " ... " Tao: The Golden Gate " ... " The Book of Woman " ... " The Book of Man " ... " Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy " ... " Learning to Silence the Mind " ... " Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life " ... " Fame, Fortune and Ambition: What is the Real Meaning of Success? " ... " The Journey of Being Human: Is it Possible to Find Real Happiness in Ordinary Life " ... " The Book Of Understanding " ... " The Great Secret: Talks on the Songs of Kabir " ... " Emotional Wellness " ... " The Book of Children: Supporting the Freedom and Intelligence of a New Generation " ... " Zorba the Buddha " ... " Being in Love " ... " Gita Darshan " ... " Life, Love, Laughter " ... " Sex, Money and Power " ... " Belief, Doubt and Fanaticism (Osho Life Essentials) " ... " Buddha (Pillars of Consciousness) " ... " Freedom " ... " I am that: Talks on the Isha Upanishad " ... " Maturity " ... " Intelligence (Insights for a New Way of Living) " ... " The Great Challenge " ... " The Way Beyond Any Way: Talks on the Sarvasar Upanishad " ... " I Teach Fearlessness " ... " Intimacy " ... " Book of Wisdom " ... " Intuition (Insight) " ... " Meditation: The Only Way " ... " Pharmacy for the Soul " ... " Joy " ... " Secrets of Yoga " ... " Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic " ... " Vedanta: The Supreme of Knowledge " ... " The True Name " ... " The Diamond Sutra " ... " The Supreme Doctrine: Talks on the Kenopanishad " ... " From Medication To Meditation " ... " The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness " ... " Ecstasy the language of exixtence " ... " The Centre of the Cyclone " ... " Yoga " ... " Courage Joy of living dangerously " ... " This Very Body the Buddha " ... " The New Alchemy To Turn You On: Innermost Secrets of Consciousness " ... " Say Yes " ... " Life Is a Gift " ... " Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master " ... " No Water No Moon: Talks on Zen Stories " ... " Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet " ... " The Psychology of the Esoteric " ... " Glory of Freedom " ... " The Royal Way " ... " Bliss: Living Beyond Happiness and Misery " ... " The Fabric of Life " ... " Here and Now " ... " Secret of Disciplehood " ... " Be Oceanic " ... " The Alchemy of Enlightenment " ... " From Unconsciousness To Consciousness " ... " Communism and Zen Fire Zen Wind " ... " The Beloved " ... " Showering Without clouds " ... " Above All, Don't Wobble " ... " Tarot in the Spirit of Zen " ... " Meditation for Busy People " ... " Love - Freedom - Aloneness " ...  " Everyday Osho 365 Daily Meditations for the Here and Now " ... " Discover the Buddha " ... " Hsin Hsin Ming: The Book of Nothing " ... " Nowhere To Go but In " ... " Meetings with Remarkable People " .. ...  " Books I Have Loved  " ... " Take It Really eriously " ... " Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within " ... " The Buddha Said " ...  " The Man Who Loved Seagulls " ...  " Ancient Music in the Pines " ... " And the Flowers Showered (New Edition) " ... " A Bird on the Wing (OSHO Classics) " ... " I Celebrate Myself " ... " Kyozan: A True Man of Zen " ...  " This. This. A Thousand Times This " ... " Yakusan: Straight to the Point of Enlightenment " ... " Zen: Zest, Zip, Zap and Zing Living the Fire of Life " ... " Danger: Truth at Work The Courage to Accept the Unknowable " ...  " " Tantra: The Way of Acceptance " ... " Tao: The State and the Art " ... " Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance " ...  " Destiny, Freedom, and the Soul What Is the Meaning of Life? " ...  " Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder What Happened to the Sense of onder I Felt as a Child? " ...  " The Journey of Being Human Is It Possible to Find Real Happiness in Ordinary Life? " ...  " Power,Politics, and Change What can I do to help make the world a better lace? " ... " Rebellion, Revolution, and Religiousness Meditation Brings Utopia to Earth " ... " Notes of a Madman " ... " Work Is Love Made Visible Translating an enlightened vision into action " ...  " It's All about Change The Greatest Challenge to Create a Golden Future for Humanity " ...  " Mindfulness in the Modern World How Do I Make Meditation Part of Everyday Life? " ...  " Living Dangerously Ordinary Enlightenment for Extraordinary Times " ...  " The Goose is Out (New Edition) Zen in Action " ...   " Tantra: The Supreme Understanding " ... " Earthen Lamps 60 Parables and Stories About Our Mortal Body of Clay and the Immortal Flame of Consciousness " ...  " The Osho Upanishad " ...  "Returning to the Source Talks on Zen " ...  " Tantric Transformation When Love Meets Meditation " ...  " The God Conspiracy The Path from Superstition to Super Consciousness " ...   " Meditation: The First and Last Freedom " ...  " The Philosophy of Nonviolence About turning the other cheek " ... " Bringing Up Children " ... " Watchfulness, Awareness, Alertness " ...  " Love and Hate Just two sides of the same coin " ...  " The Mind A beautiful servant, a dangerous master " ...  " The Miracle of Meditation " ... "  Why Is Love So Painful? and: real and false masters - stop playing games - the right education " ... " Twenty Difficult Things to Accomplish in this World " ... " Every Human Being Is a Seeker of Truth " ... " Existence Is Not Just Matter " ... " Happiness, Pleasure, Joy, Bliss " ...  " Hypnosis In the Service of Meditation " ...  " Mind and Body Are Not Two Things Purity and Power " ... " The Fear of Intimacy " ... " The Man with the Inexplicable Life " … " When Eternity Penetrates Time " ... " Why Is Communication So Difficult, Particularly Between Lovers? " ... " Zen Is a Revolution " ... " The Broken Family " ... " Watch and Wait " ... " Compassion, Love and Sex " ... " Next Time You Feel Lonely " ... " Next Time You Feel Suicidal " ... " Superficially Civilized " ... " The Secret of Meditation " ... " The World of Emotions Creating a milieu of friendliness around yourself " ... " Emotions: Freedom from Anger, Jealousy and Fear " ... " The Art of Living and Dying " ... " Moral, Immoral, Amoral: What Is Right and What Is Wrong? " ... " Death the Greatest Fiction " ... " Your Answers Questioned: Explorations for Open Minds " ... " Art of Tea " ...  " A Dewdrop in the Ocean (Osho Meditation Series) " ... " Sermons in Stones " ... " Speak to Us of Love: Reflections on Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet " ... " My Way: The Way of the White Clouds " ... " The Magic of Self-Respect: Awakening to Your Own Awareness " ... " Osho on Zen: A Stream of Consciousness Reader " ... " The Hidden Splendor/Discovering Your Inner Beauty " ... " Osho hidden mysteries " ... " Be Silent and Know " ... " Supreme Understanding " ...  " Danger: Truth at Work: The Courage to Accept the Unknowable (Authentic Living) " ... " Come, Come Yet Again Come " ... " Journey to the Heart/Discourses on the Sufi Way " ... " The Way of the Sufi Talks on Sufi Stories " ... " What Is Meditation " ... " Finger Pointing to the Moon: Discourses on the Adhyatma Upanishad " ... " Nowhere to Go But In: Unique Answers to Real Questions " ...  " Surrender to Existence " ..."  Born With a Question Mark in Your Heart (Authentic Living) " ... " Roots and Wings: Talks on Zen " ... " Far Beyond the Stars " ... " Come Follow Me: Talks on the sayings of Jesus Christ " ... " Take it Easy: v. 1: Talks on Zen Buddhism " ... " Next Time You Feel Lonely "

He became enlightened at the age of twenty-one, while majoring in philosophy at D.N. Jain college in Jabalpur. A professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India during the 1960s as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religion made him controversial. He advocated a more-open attitude towards sexuality, a stance which earned him the sobriquet of "sex guru" in the Indian and (later) international press. Osho is born in Kuchwada, a small village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India. He is the eldest of eleven children of a Jaina cloth merchant. Stories of His early years describe Him as independent and rebellious as a child, all social, religious and philosophical beliefs. As a youth He experiments with meditation techniques.

In 1970 Rajneesh settled for a time in Bombay, initiating disciples (known as neo-sannyasins) and assuming the role of spiritual teacher. In his discourses he reinterpreted the writings of religious traditions, mystics and philosophers from around the world. Moving to Poona in 1974, he established an ashram which attracted a growing number of Westerners. 

At a public meditation event in spring 1970, Rajneesh presented his Dynamic Meditation method for the first time. Osho is a contemporary mystic whose life and teaching have influenced millions of people of every age and way of life. Often he described this new being as "Zorba the Buddha", able to enjoy both the earthly pleasures, like a Zorba the Greek, as well as the silent serenity of a Gautama Buddha.

All of Osho's work is permeated by his vision which embraces both the timeless wisdom of the East as well as the highest expressions of Western science and technology. Osho left his body on the 19th January 1990. A few weeks before he died, he was asked what would happen to his work when he had left.

He replied: "My trust in existence is absolute. Whatsoever truth exists in what I say will live on after me. The people who stay interested in my work will carry the torch for it, without however imposing anything on anyone. I will remain a source of inspiration for my people.?And it is that that the majority of sannyasins will feel. I want them to grow as individuals and to develop qualities like love, around which no church can be built; like awareness, something which no one can manipulate; like the celebration, joy and wonder which you see in the eyes of a child. I want that my people know themselves, and that they do not live at the behest of someone else. And the road is within."

Osho has been described by the London Sunday Times as one of the 1000 personalities of the twentieth century and by the Indian Sunday Mid-Day as "one of the ten men - together with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha - who have changed the destiny of India."

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