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"Ecstasy is such a great 'Aha!' that you are completely dissolved into it. It becomes your very song, your
celebration, your dance. Life is a mystery to be lived,
not a problem to be solved. Life is a mystery to be lost in, not a
problem to be handled.
this second volume from The Discipline of Transcendence
series, Osho continues to talk on the 42 earliest-surviving Buddhist sutras. By using the word discipline, Osho carves away
the conventional, well understood, meaning of the word,
so that the reader is able to move from what he already understands, into territory he may never have explored before.
encourages the use of awareness to reveal the natural discipline that comes
from listening to oneself. Simply reading
this book will inspire you to new revelations about your own life.
About the Author
Osho defies categorization. His
thousands of talks cover every- thing
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 The 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 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 a Zorba the Greek and the silent
serenity of a 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
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.
You may have become aware, but
that in itself will not be enough in the beginning because the mind, finding
any opportunity to move in any old pattern, immediately slips in a split second. It
takes no time to become angry. By
the time you become aware, anger
has already flashed.
Later on, when your awareness has become
total, when your awareness has become an absolute for you, awareness
is always there before anything happens, as an a priori. If
anger comes, awareness is there before
anger; if sexuality possesses you, awareness
is there before it. When awareness has become
a natural, spontaneous thing, like
breathing, when it is there even in your
sleep, then discipline can be discarded. But in the beginning-no. In the beginning, when
awareness is settling, discipline will be helpful.
Discipline is simply an effort
to create new pathways for the energy to move
on, so that it need not move on the old pathway.
The Challenge of the Buddha
Happy for no Reason
In Accord with Way
The Blessed One
Be a Light unto Yourself
A Question less Mind
Reflections of Emptiness
Whatsoever You Choose, You Become
The Discipline beyond Discipline
A hollow bamboo
A new light
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