Osho Books – Discourse Series, English-D
|Discourse Series||Darshan Diaries||Translations from Hindi||Miscellaneous|
|Listed in alphabetical order|
|022||Dang Dang Doko Dang|
Talks on Zen, Talks given from 11/06/76 am to 20/06/76 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published: 1977
Content : Dang Dang Doko Dang represents the sound of the drum beaten by a Zen master in an existential lesson for a disciple. As well as symbolizing the poetic quality of Zen, the title represents the special flavor of this collection of Osho’s commentaries on well-known Zen stories. “Zen is a way of dissolving philosophical problems, not of solving them,” he explains. “It is a way of getting rid of philosophy, because philosophy is a sort of neurosis.” The volume also includes Osho’s answers to questions about the meditation technique of Zazen
|023||The Dhammapada : The Way of the Buddha|
Talks given from 21/06/79 am to 30/04/80 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Content : Osho calls the incomparable Dhammapada sutras of Buddha, “the book of books.” He explains that these sutras are concerned with aspects of man’s unawareness, and that Buddha’s whole message is concerned with the raising of our consciousness. Entering into The Dhammapada with Osho is to enter into a deep friendship of enlightened masters. These sutras were compiled by Buddha’s disciples to contain the essence of all his teachings. This was the last turning of the Wheel of Dharma, 2,500 years ago. Osho’s commentaries on these sutras set the Wheel of Dharma in motion again.
|024||The Diamond Sutra|
Talks on Vajrachchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra of Gautama the Buddha, Talks given from 21/12/77 am to 31/12/77 am, English Discourse series, 11 Chapters, Year published : 1979
Content : Talks on Vajrachedika Prajnaparamita Sutra of Gautama the Buddha The Sanskrit title of The Diamond Sutra translates as “the perfection of wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt.” It is a record of the sayings of Gautam the Buddha as recalled by his chief disciple, Ananda. Osho credits Buddha with having contributed a religiousness, non-repressive and non-ideological rather than a religion, and he gently prizes the essence of Buddha’s message from the confines of the formal.
|025||The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 1|
Discourses on the 42 Sutras of Buddha, Talks given from 21/08/76 am to 30/08/76 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published : 1976
Content : Two thousand five hundred years have passed since Buddha delivered the sutras on which this series is based. Using modern idiom, Osho extracts the kernel of Buddha’s profound insight and understanding and presents his everlasting message to the contemporary reader in a manner that is lucid, straightforward and humorous. In these discourses he discusses the need for doubt and argument in the spiritual search, the nature of desire and the discipline of non-attachment. He also answers questions about individuality and universality, love, sex and marriage, false masters, reincarnation, and more. “The way Osho is using language–casual, provocative, iconoclastic—is really new.” Parmita, Buddhist Newsletter, Italy
|026||The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 2|
Discourses on the 42 Sutras of Buddha, Talks given from 31/08/76 am to 10/09/76 am, English Discourse series, 11 Chapters, Year published : 1976
Content : A manual for every seeker, this series of discourses features Osho analyzing, step by step, the twenty potential obstacles on the spiritual path as outlined by Gautam Buddha, and offering ways to go beyond them. Also featured is the intriguing story of Osho’s own enlightenment. “He Osho is the greatest incarnation after Buddha in India. He is a living Buddha.”
|027||The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 3|
Discourses on the 42 Sutras of Buddha, Talks given from 21/10/76 am to 30/10/76 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published : 1976
Content : Osho sees in Buddha’s teachings a unique and mature message which is uncompromising in its insistence on awareness as the basis of spiritual evolution. With clarity and humor, and particularly with the contemporary seeker in mind, Osho explains Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana the three paths as set out by Gautam Buddha. “He Osho is the greatest incarnation after Buddha in India. He is a living Buddha.”
|028||The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 4|
Discourses on the 42 Sutras of Buddha, Talks given from 31/10/76 am to 10/11/76 am, English Discourse series, 11 Chapters, Year published : 1976
Content : An essential reader for every seeker. Osho comments on Buddha’s eightfold path, the ten “provisions” the seeker needs to carry with him and on the ten states of consciousness that can lead to transformation. His responses to questions from sannyasins and visitors cover the difference between male and female energies, the greed for spiritual adventure and experimentation, the inhibiting effect of contemporary education, preoccupation with sex, the loss of identity and the need for self-expression. “He Osho is the greatest incarnation after Buddha in India. He is a living Buddha.”
|029||The Divine Melody|
Talks on Songs of Kabir, Talks given from 01/01/77 am to 10/01/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published : 1978
Content : In this series of ten discourses Osho discusses some of the most beautiful songs of Kabir. In one particularly fascinating discourse Osho speaks on the seven chakras, the seven stages through which each individual must pass, and a categorization according to which chakra we function from. Another discourse examines love as “the only miracle there is,” and relationships. In addition, Osho answers questions on subjects as diverse as homosexuality, prayer, being oneself, the distinction between ego and individuality, trust, the male and female within each individual, and humanity’s addiction to misery.
|030||Dogen, the Zen Master: A Search and a Fulfillment |
Talks given from 25/07/88 pm to 01/08/88 pm, English Discourse series, 8 Chapters, Year published : 1988
Content : This book is dedicated to the full moons. Not only is the moon a symbol for the mirror of our consciousness, but it is also a transforming agent. “The master is the possibility for this transformation…the universe our university.” The running theme of Dogen’s message of 800 years is the eternity of our consciousness, a consciousness with no limitations and that exists through all changes of form. Something inner which moves from one climate to another, which is beyond form, birth, death, beyond life, which simply is, isness.