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Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen
Zen Stories, Talks given from 05/03/80 am to 10/05/80 am, English Discourse series, 16 Chapters, Year Published : 1982
Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen Content : In an especially lighthearted series of discourses Osho talks on the rare Zen master, Yoko, and explains why meditation is not just a daily discipline but a lifetime love-affair. He also answers questions from seekers on chaos, sex and spiritual awakening.
When the Shoe Fits
Talks on the Stories of Chuang Tzu, Talks given from 11/10/74 am to 20/10/74 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year Published : 1978
When the Shoe Fits Content : Osho is unique amongst commentators in that he does not offer yet another intellectual treatise on principles, but rather relates the situations of a few thousand years ago to our situation here and now. His great affinity with Chuang Tzu is obvious as he talks on Zen as a religious system only in so far as it is a practical means by which we may understand the conditionings of the mind, and in so doing, transcend. And then the shoe will always fit!
The White Lotus
Discourses on the Zen Master Bodhidharma, Talks given from 31/10/79 am to 10/11/79 am, English Discourse series, 11 Chapters, Year Published : 1981
The White Lotus Content : Bodhidharma, a disciple of Buddha, was the first patriarch of Zen. The notes collected by his disciples from Bodhidharma's discourses, contain the essential core of Buddha's message. Buddha and Bodhidharma are vastly different in their expression of truth. Osho sees Buddha as the silence of a breeze, Bodhidharma he likens to a storm. This discourse series alternates the eminently readable interchanges between Bodhidharma and his disciples, and Osho's response to questions from his own disciples and other seekers. In the words of one journalist : "Just by reading these discourses there is a risk you may be pulverized by their inspiration."
The Wild Geese and the Water
Responses to Disciples Questions, Talks given from 11/02/81 am to 24/02/81 am, English Discourse series, 14 Chapters, Year Published : 1985
The Wild Geese and the Water Content : Osho describes the pillars of his vision of sannyas, or disciplehood: life-affirmation, meditation, love and "the fourth," that which cannot be expressed through words. In his characteristically up-front way, he slots so-called saints into three special categories - Idiots, Average IQs, and Intellectuals. In addition, he allocates places to such well-known personalities as Satya Sai Baba, Mother Teresa, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Krishnamurti, and also speaks on Kahlil Gibran, Gurdjieff, Lama Trungpa and the Antichrist.
The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 1
Discourses on Sufism, Talks given from 21/02/78 am to 01/03/78 am, English Discourse series, 9 Chapters
The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 1 Content : Osho indicates the significance of this series of discourses on Sufism by saying that it has no explanation for existence, rather, it is a way into the mysteries of existence. Hence, the stories that he comments on in this volume do not carry a philosophical message, but are a gesture towards a world beyond philosophy.
The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 2
Discourses on Sufism, Talks given from 02/03/78 am to 10/03/78 am, English Discourse series, 9 Chapters
The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 2 Content : Osho describes one of the stories within this collection of his commentaries on Sufi stories as belonging to the "very foundation of religious consciousness." Deceptively simple, these tales have a deeper, underlying significance, as Osho makes manifest. They are not for those who want entertainment, but for those who seek illumination.
YAA-HOO! The Mystic Rose
Talks given from 19/03/88 pm to 21/04/88 pm, English Discourse series, 30 Chapters, Year Published : 1989
YAA-HOO! The Mystic Rose Content : At his iconoclastic best and in the presence of journalists from the German magazine, Bunte, Osho overturns the apple-cart of decorum, making fun of the Nazi regime under Hitler and recounting some of his most outrageous jokes. Osho also creates one of his most powerful meditations, the Mystic Rose Meditation. This question-and-answer series is an existential illustration of a contemporary Zen master at work. An additional section of inspiring photographs and touchingly intimate interviews make this lovingly designed book quite simply irresistible.
Yakusan : Straight to the Point of Enlightenment
Talks on Zen, Talks given from 17/01/89 pm to 21/01/89 pm, English Discourse series, 5 Chapters
Yakusan : Straight to the Point of Enlightenment Content : A collection of five discourses given just a year before Osho left his body, this book begins with a challenge to Rajiv Gandhi to either act on his idealistic political speeches or spare us the torture. It contains much for those trying to "be in the world and not of it."
Yoga : The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1
Discourses on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Talks given from 25/12/73 pm to 10/05/76 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Yoga : The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1 Content : Osho is saying that all the techniques of Yoga have really one focus: how to use the mind. Rightly used it becomes no- mind and you are absolutely silent; wrongly, it becomes so divided you go insane. Through the sutras of Patanjali, Osho leads the reader step by step toward an understanding of the mind - that it is not something different from the body, and how to use it as an instrument.
Yoga : The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 2
Discourses on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Talks given from 01/01/75 am to 10/01/75 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Yoga : The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 2 Content : Osho says, "Patanjali is our future, 5000 tears old." And when he comments on Patanjali's sutras - about the two kinds of samadhi, succeeding through total effort and surrender, meditating on the AUM mantra, disease and anguish, breath and inner light, we see the true significance of Patanjali to the here and now.


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