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122Take It Easy, Vol 1
Talks on Zen Buddhism, Talks given from 11/04/78 am to 24/04/78 am, English Discourse series, 14 Chapters
Content : Of the verses of the fourteenth Zen master, Ikkyu, Osho says that the point is not that they are great poetry but a device to stir the heart, to touch the being, because Ikkyu is a mystic. A strange fellow indeed, one hot day Ikkyu took a wooden Buddha from the temple and tied him to a pole saying, “Now you too cool yourself.” And another day he burned a Buddha to keep himself warm in the night saying, “Look at me—the buddha inside is shivering.” In these discourses Osho covers a vast arena from the state of no-mind before birth, to man’s obsession with greed; from the difference between mind and consciousness, to the ultimate failure of love-affairs; from “scientific mysticism,” to the psychology of politicians and the importance of dreams.”
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123Take It Easy, Vol 2
Talks on Zen Buddhism, Talks given from 25/04/78 am to 10/05/78 am, English Discourse series, 13 Chapters
Content : Of the verses of the fourteenth Zen master, Ikkyu, Osho says that the point is not that they are great poetry but a device to stir the heart, to touch the being, because Ikkyu is a mystic. A strange fellow indeed, one hot day Ikkyu took a wooden Buddha from the temple and tied him to a pole saying, “Now you too cool yourself.” And another day he burned a Buddha to keep himself warm in the night saying, “Look at me—the buddha inside is shivering.” Through his commentaries on Zen master Ikkyu’s verses, Osho shatters many of the cherished beliefs of man, and the meditator too. Togetherness, aloneness, the illusoriness of love and of meditation; the difficulty of understanding the simple; the difference between information and experience… There is something here for every intelligent reader!
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124The Tantra Vision, Vol 1
Talks on the Royal Song of Saraha, Talks given from 21/04/77 am to 30/04/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Content : An absorbing book about the relationship between Saraha, an affluent young Brahmin, and a lower-cast arrowsmith woman – he as disciple, and she as his Tantric master. In Osho’s understanding Tantra is one of the greatest of man’s visions, a religion which respects rather than destroys individuality. Alternately speaking on the sutras of Saraha and answering seekers’questions, Osho describes what he calls the “Tantra map of inner consciousness,” including the “four seals” or locks that open as couples move higher in meditation.
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125The Tantra Vision, Vol 2
Talks on the Royal Song of Saraha, Talks given from 01/05/77 am to 10/05/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters

Content : An absorbing book about the relationship between Saraha, an affluent young Brahmin, and a lower-cast arrowsmith woman – he as disciple, and she as his Tantric master. In Osho’s understanding Tantra is one of the greatest of man’s visions, a religion which respects rather than destroys individuality. Alternately speaking on the sutras of Saraha and answering seekers’questions, Osho describes what he calls the “Tantra map of inner consciousness,” including the “four seals” or locks that open as couples move higher in meditation.
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126Tantra : The Supreme Understanding
Discourses on Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra, Talks given from 11/02/75 am to 20/02/75 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published :1984
Content : Nothing much is known about the Indian master Tilopa, yet his mystical insight into Tantra in the form of a song passed on to his disciple Naropa, has lived on through the ages. In this series of discourses Osho speaks on Tilopa’s verses, which contain many significant meditation techniques suitable for the modern-day seeker: “Mahamudra…is a total orgasm with the whole, with the universe. It is a melting into the source of being…. This is a song of Mahamudra. And who will sing it? Tilopa is no more. The orgasmic feeling itself is vibrating and singing…. I am also here to sing a song, but it can be given to you only when you are ready.”
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127Tao : The Golden Gate, Vol 1
Discourses on Ko Hsuan’s The Classic of Purity, Talks given from 11/06/80 am to 20/06/80 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published : 1980

Content : Osho refers to these ancient discourses as the most profound insights into nature—not tenets of a doctrine or philosophical treatises but existential insights. Of their originator, the famous 6th-century scholar Ko Hsuan, nothing is known except that he is an enlightened master of the caliber of Lao Tzu. Osho explains why Tao is called “the golden gate”—it is to indicate that God is not a person but an entrance, an opening that happens internally when the seeker is ready. Osho also answers questions related to discipline versus repression, fidelity in marriage, happiness and marriage, death, the pain of growth, creativity and religion and, amongst others, why God created Indians!
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128Tao : The Golden Gate, Vol 2
Discourses on Ko Hsuan’s The Classic of Purity, Talks given from 21/06/80 am to 30/06/80 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published : 1980

Content : The way of Tao takes us meandering through such topics as the usefulness of jokes in provoking greater awareness, the role of one’s conditioning in creating prejudice, and the unconscious strategies we all adopt that close us to the vitality and change that permeates existence. Among questioners is a priest who challenges Osho’s statement that religions have created sexual repression, and one visitor who wants to know if he should become a disciple.
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129Tao : The Pathless Path, Vol 1
Talks on extracts from “The Lieh Tzu”, Talks given from 11/02/77 am to 24/02/77 am, English Discourse series, 14 Chapters
Content : Osho talks about stories based on The Book of Lieh Tzu attributed to a 5th-century Chinese mystic. It is not known if Lieh Tzu ever existed, or if the parables attributed to him were written by one person or many. More significant than their origin are the parables themselves, and the way in which Osho takes them and opens the door to the mysteries they contain. In the course of his commentary and his answers to questions, Osho speaks of Beckett and Buddha, Gurdjieff and Hitler, Einstein and Confucius. He also talks about psychotherapy and Taoism, Taoism and escapism, esoterica and humor; jealousy, possessiveness, the nature of senility, and falling asleep during his talks.
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130Tao : The Pathless Path,Vol 2
Talks on extracts from “The Lieh Tzu”, Talks given from 25/02/77 am to 10/03/77 am, English Discourse series, 14 Chapters
Content : In these talks on Lieh Tzu, Osho calls Tao “the pathless path” because, he says, it has a different quality – the quality of freedom, anarchy and chaos. “Anything that is an imposition, a discipline, an order imposed externally only serves to distract the seeker from his path.” In addition to commenting on these stories attributed to Lieh Tzu, Osho answers questions about marriage, intimacy, the possibility of Tantra merging with Tao, and the relationship of Tao to the notion of “doing your own thing.”
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131Tao : The Three Treasures, Vol 1
Talks on Fragments from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, Talks given from 11/06/75 am to 20/06/75 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters

Content : Osho recounts how Lao Tzu, at the age of 90, was leaving for the Himalayas to spend his final days. Until this time he had never written down his insights, but at the border a guard (who was also his disciple) imprisoned the mystic and refused to release him until he wrote down something of what he had come to know. That is how this unique text, the Tao Te Ching, was born. Osho comments on this classic text from his uniquely fresh perspective, and also answers questions about the I Ching, growth and spirituality in the context of Tao, the concept of sudden versus gradual enlightenment, and much more.
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132Tao : The Three Treasures, Vol 2
Talks on Fragments from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, Talks given from 21/06/75 am to 30/06/75 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters

Content : Osho’s affinity with this ancient Chinese mystic is such that he says when he speaks on Lao Tzu he is speaking as if on himself. So clearly does Lao Tzu reflect the unity of opposites, life’s absurdities, its ordinariness, and the beauty of that ordinariness, that Osho sees in him a “spokesman for life.” In this volume Osho comments on the verses of Lao Tzu and answers questions from disciples and other seekers – Why did you choose a male form as your last one? Please explain the difference between discipline and control. What happens when an enlightened being dissolves into the cosmos? And more.
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133Tao : The Three Treasures, Vol 3
Talks on Fragments from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, Talks given from 11/08/75 am to 20/08/75 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Content : Osho’s commentary on the timeless verses of Lao Tzu is set in poetic format, as are his responses to questions from disciples and other seekers. Questions include: Isn’t the search for enlightenment selfish? How much patience is needed? Is there really nothing we can do? Do all beings eventually find their way to enlightenment? What is the difference between innocence and ignorance?
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134Tao : The Three Treasures, Vol 4
Talks on Fragments from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, Talks given from 21/08/75 am to 31/08/75 am, English Discourse series, 9 Chapters

Content : Lao Tzu speaks of his “three treasures”: Love… Never too much… Never be the first in the world. Osho uses this exquisite text to deliver some of his most potent words on love – not as an emotion but as the subtlest form of energy, the substratum of all energy and the essence of life itself. He also speaks on love in relation to sex, fear, the family, science, art and prayer; the mind as a biocomputer; the difficulty of comprehending the simple; and the problem of identification with the body. A treasure trove of Osho’s wisdom.
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135That Art Thou
Talks on the Sarvasar Upanishad, Talks given from 08/01/72 pm to 21/10/72 pm, English Discourse series, 51 Chapters, Year published : 1987

Content : Discourses on the Sarvasar Upanishad, the Kaivalya Upanishad and the Adhyatma Upanishad during the first meditation camps in which Osho spoke English. Each of these 51 short chapters covers a different theme, based on the sutra being discussed, and translates this ancient wisdom into the language of today. Osho’s talks around these Upanishads are a blueprint for anyone interested in meditation. The book includes photographs, never released before, of Osho and the meditation camps, and the complete text of his instructions as he leads Dynamic Meditation, one of the most important techniques he created for the seeker today. These discourses were given during the first meditation camps in which Osho spoke in English.
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136Theologia Mystica
Discourses on the Treatise of St. Dionysius, Talks given from 11/08/80 am to 25/08/80 am, English Discourse series, 15 Chapters, Year published : 1987
Content : Osho says of these letters by Dionysius, first bishop of Athens, to his disciple Timothy: “His whole book is written with a disguise, as if it is a treatise on theology; mysticism is just somewhere by the side, secondary, not primary. Hence the name Theologica Mystica—as if mysticism is only a consequence of getting deep into the world of theology. Just the reverse is the case.”

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137This Very Body the Buddha
Talks on Hakuin’s Song of Meditation, Talks given from 11/12/77 am to 20/12/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year published : 1978
Content : Of these verses that comprise the song of the 17th-century mystic, Hakuin, Osho comments, “It is a very small song, but a great gift. This is a song of meditation. If meditation is without a song, it is dull and dead. You will find this song and its meaning only when you are singing and dancing, when the music of life has overtaken you.”
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138This, This, A Thousand Times This : The Very Essence of Zen
Talks given from 27/05/88 pm to 10/06/88 pm, English Discourse series, 15 Chapters

Content : Through his commentaries on anecdotes about Zen masters Osho reiterates that Zen is not for the mass-mind but only for the individual who is unconcerned with the dictates of the status quo. Further, Zen is for those intelligent enough to understand the limitations of the intellect and ready to recognize the significance of intuition in the world of mysticism. Throughout, Osho keeps bringing the reader back to the moment, to this, as the only reality.
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139The Transmission of the Lamp
Talks given from 26/05/86 pm to 18/06/86 am, English Discourse series, 46 Chapters, Year Published : 1989

Content : In this third book which covers much of the esoteric side of the spiritual search, Osho responds to questions from the small group of sannyasins with him on tour. He explains “witnessing” or “watching” as a 24-hour technique that can be done anytime, anywhere; and talks on astral projection, past lives, and the origins of depression.
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140The True Sage
Talks on Hassidism, Talks given from 11/10/75 am to 20/10/75 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year Published : 1976

Content : Ten discourses on Hasidism, in which Osho responds to a story from The Tales of Hasidism by Matin Buber, and to questions submitted by disciples and seekers. This book is a mixture of light-hearted stories and the penetrating understanding of a true sage. Like the Hassids, Osho’s own emphasis is on playfulness and celebration : “Judaism has produced one of the most essential lines of mystics, the Hassids… It is one of the most beautiful ways to find oneself and to find the reality of existence.”
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141Turning In
Talks on Zen, Talks given from 12/08/88 pm to 28/08/88 pm, English Discourse series, 8 Chapters, Year Published : 1971
Content : In these eight talks, each of which is based on the sayings of a different enlightened Zen master, Osho gives detailed explanations of the Zen method of meditation, “turning in.” He outlines the development of man’s mind, and emphasizes that meditation is essential not only for the growth of the individual, but ultimately for the survival of the planet.
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142The Ultimate Alchemy, Vol 1
Talks on the Atma Pooja Upanishad, Talks given from 15/02/72 pm to 06/06/72 pm, English Discourse series, 18 Chapters
Content : Osho observes that this Upanishad is one of the most beautiful and also one of the most neglected. He also points out that commentators usually are either on the path of love or the path of knowledge. But the commentator on this particular Upanishad is unique in being neither. Osho is perh’ the first person to discuss these sutras in such a way that the reader can feel a sense of oneness beyond the apparent contradictions. He talks on philosophy as a bridge between science and religion, different dimensions of listening, the role of doubt, the way to know whether one has transcended sex, the difference between projections and authentic feelings, and much more. He also explains how his words are a response to, not a commentary on these sutras.
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143The Ultimate Alchemy, Vol 2
Talks on the Atma Pooja Upanishad, Talks given from 01/07/72 pm to 09/08/72 pm, English Discourse series, 18 Chapters
Content : Contained in this volume are many alchemical secrets—secrets of “the ultimate alchemy,” the alchemy of purifying man’s gross nature into the pure gold of cosmic consciousness. Many meditation techniques are shown along the way, many efforts to make us aware of our unconscious condition, the source of all our dis-ease.
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