Here is an extensive Osho Bibliography.
Sarlo′s page on Osho′s books.
Osho International Foundation has completed The Osho Library, a searchable database with "over 225 books of wisdom and humor at your fingertips" (more than 3000 English Osho Talks). User-Guide to the online library (pdf-file).
Osho painted in the inside covers of books uniquely beautiful artwork, which has been reproduced using the silkscreen method.
"And if a rose need not have a purpose, why should my paintings have a purpose? They are existential. There is no need for any purpose."(Osho quoted from I Celebrate Myself)
The Book of Secrets is a series of talks with commentaries on the 112 meditation techniques given by Shiva to his consort Devi, alternated with question and answer sessions. There is a technique here, Osho says, for every type of man and woman in the world, from the past, present or future.
Another famous series of 10 books is Osho′s Yoga The Alpha and the Omega, based on Patanjali′s sutras.
We live in a deep illusion - the illusion of hope, of future, of tomorrow. As man is, man cannot exist without self-deceptions. Nietzsche says somewhere that man cannot live with the true: he needs dreams, he needs illusions, he needs lies to exist. And Nietzsche is true. As man is he cannot exist with the truth. This has to be understood very deeply because without understanding it, there can be no entry into the inquiry which is called yoga. The mind has to be understood deeply - the mind, which needs lies, the mind which needs illusions, the mind which cannot exist with the real, the mind which needs dreams. You are not dreaming only in the night. Even while awake, you are dreaming continuously.
|Vital Balance||Perfect Way||Gateless Gate|
|Interview with Osho 1971
The necessity of balance
reason and heart
PDF-file (400 kB)
|Ten discourses by Osho
June 3 to 8, 1964
given near Mount Abu
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Timeless letters by Osho
1970 - 1971
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|Interview with Osho
25 October 1970
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Osho makes a clear distinction between Jesus the rebel
and Christianity that followed after him. Through the
gospels of Matthew, Luke and John he reintroduces Jesus as man,
mystic and uncompromising master filled with love, fire and
compassion. As Osho comments on the
sayings of Jesus, suddenly what Jesus was trying to impart becomes
luminously clear, startlingly relevant.
In Osho′s understanding Jesus has been killed twice - once by the Jews and again by Christians who have smothered his insights with interpretations that have little to do with his teachings. Osho resurrects Jesus, seeing in his words a truth that the reader intuitively feels to be closer to Jesus′ heart than that of any priest.
|The Pathless Path||The Three Treasures|
The three masters that Atisha remained with for many years were:
This could happen because all these three masters were great friends. They had started
their search together; while they were on the way they had remained together, and when
they attained they were still together.
Atisha became a disciple of Dharmakirti. Dharmakirti said to him, "I will teach you the first principle. And for the second you go to Dharmarakshita, and for the third to Yogin Maitreya. This way you will know all the three faces of the ultimate reality, the three faces of God - the trinity, the Trimurti. And this way you will learn each face from the person who is the most perfect in it."
These are the three ways people reach to the ultimate.(Osho - The Book of Wisdom #1)
The original working title of the translation from Hindi was ′The Mahageeta′, but the book was published in 1997 under the title ′Enlightenment: The Only Revolution′ and contains discourses on the great mystic Ashtavakra.
Laxmi was Osho′s secretary during the years before Osho moved to the United States. She opened the Shree Rajneesh Ashram in Poona on the 21st March 1974.
Ma Yoga Laxmi, Osho′s exuberant secretary who ran the Poona Ashram in the seventies, left her body on January 6, 1995
after a long battle with cancer.
Laxmi had been living in Bombay since leaving the commune in the mid-eighties. She told her friend Ma Jyoti
that she was tremendously grateful to Osho, particularly for his last message to her. She said, "I understood that it
was time for me to stop putting energy into outer things and to go in.
He knows better than the rest of us what we need. Now the bells have started ringing and the bird has flown his cage anytime
and Laxmi is ready for that." (note: Laxmi often referred to herself in the third person.)
Her last day began with listening to an Osho discourse. Shortly afterwards she simply slipped away, her hand on her heart, whispering, "Osho is here..." She said that nobody should mourn her, but celebrate her death. Bombay sannyasins celebrated her death with a beautiful kirtan on her birthday, February 12.
Kabir is widely known for his pioneering work with energy, the chakras and astrology. He is a psychologist and a transformational seminar leader, and with his partner Ritama leads "Essence Training" an inner work school, in Frankfurt, Germany. They live in the Caribbean where they have the Esencia Retreat and Energy Training Center.
Being asked by Osho to write ′The New Diamond Sutra′ Shunyo decides to share her personal journey with the Master, starting in London in the early seventies until Osho leaves his body, and beyond. Shunyo has a very intimate view. Soon after arriving in Poona, she was asked to join the team of Osho′s personal caretakers and to do his laundry. A beautiful, subjective story, heart-warming, juicy, full of laughter and tears.
Sam was the pseudonym of Swami Prem Paritosh (Chris Gray), who died May 14th 2009. He was the main founder of the Sannyasnews website. A tribute by Parmartha.
Says the author in the introduction, "In truth, each of us is
already enlightened. What I teach is not how to attain an exalted state, but
rather how to uncover something that exists in every being. I have heard
enlightenment referred to as being extraordinarily ordinary. It is."
Read the book online
Ma Dharma Jyoti is one of Osho′s earliest disciples. She is leading meditation camps in various places in India and at Oshodham in New Delhi. One Hundred Tales for Ten Thousand Buddhas can be read online here and here.
Life is like playing hide the key with God. God has hidden the key and now
it is up to us to find the key again. It also takes us a while to realize that
the key is hidden in our own heart. The heart is the door to allow life to guide
us. The heart is the door to say "yes" to life. The heart is the door to
surrender to life.
Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person, love is a quality that arises when we are in contact with our inner being, our authentic self, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness. This inner emptiness is experienced by others and is expressed on the outside as love.
Real love is to realize that we are one with life. Real love means to understand that we are one with the other person, with nature, with the trees, the stones and with the blue sky. It is to realize that all of life is God.
The most important therapeutic capacity is the ability to be present with an open heart and to be grounded in our inner being, in our essence and authentic self, in the meditative quality within, through which we can meet another person. It is to meet that which is already perfect within a person.(Giten - Presence, Working from Within)
The author comments: "The tales in this book are snapshots of an unnecessary journey, undertaken by a man who did not need to go anywhere. He went in order to help people who did not want to be helped, to give them something they already had. He irritated them so badly that 99 percent of them wanted him silenced. But the remaining one percent loved him, bowed down to him and thanked him for coming. I am one of those. This is my story. This is my dance with a madman. I hope you enjoy it."
A mysterious love story between a master and a disciple
Patipada was one of the coordinators of the commune at Rajneeshpuram.
Here′s a review of Patipada′s book.
It tells the story of how Veena came to design and sow the outfits for Osho′s photo sessions and how she found a clever solution for his ′pre-secured′ sleeping garment.
Sarjano was in charge of the kitchen at the Osho Ashram in
Pune for over twenty years. He has opened the International Academy of Italian
Cooking Arts at his ristorante My Place in Vagator, Bardez, Goa. To everyone
who wishes to learn the subtle art of Italian cooking, he is also available as a
Food and Restaurant Consultant; he is a widely traveled Italian chef.
Sarjano can be contacted by e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
G.U.R.U. means ′Gee yoU aRe yoU′
Krishna Prem writes:
"It′s no coincidence that G.U.R.U. has two U′s in it! One U represents the
little u. That′s the u that gets up in the morning, brushes its teeth, gets
dressed, goes out and struts its stuff! It′s your little local life, you can
call it your your self, your I or your me. Then there′s the other U, which
is your big U. That′s the U who exists beyond your body, your mind and the
entire world itself. It′s the ultimate U, call it God, Source, Existence,
call it what you like!
And that′s my job here in this book, to help your little u get in touch with your big U, so you know who U are in total, and that there′s no separation between the two!"
This book celebrates Aneesha′s thirty years of experience, working with neo-Reichian
methods of energy release, combined with meditation. It contains both
theoretical and descriptive information about her work with people, which she
calls Pulsation, and also traces the development of a new branch of her work,
Tantric Pulsation. Aneesha′s book, "Tantric Pulsation," is rooted in the insights
of two of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century,
Reich was a disciple of Sigmund Freud, the founder of modern psychology. Reich agreed with Freud that sexual repression lies at the root of psychological neurosis, and went on to state that even ordinary, normal human beings are incapable enjoying their lives because of widespread sexual and emotional repression practiced by all civilized societies. Reich found that the physical body stores these repressed energies as tension in the muscles, which he called "muscular armoring." He developed a system which uses breathing and body movement to release this tension, including strong emotional expression. This, in turn, allowes energy to flow freely and naturally throughout the whole body, inducing a physical state of tremendous aliveness, together with feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Osho, an Indian mystic considered by many a modern Tantra master, also works with life energy through his extraordinary and transforming "active meditations". His Tantra vision, wholly life affirmative, is rooted in acceptance, let-go, meditation, and celebration of life. This is a vision which embraces all human experience, from sex to superconsciousness. Aneesha′s methods have grown from these two streams of understanding, one western, one eastern. The result is a unique process of self experience and transformation, both delightful and profound.
This is Wilhelm Reich′s honest, disturbing, pungent book to kick each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man, a
conscience. It was written in the summer of 1946 for the Archives of the Orgone Institute. At the time there was no
intention of publishing it.
It tells how Reich watched, at first naively, then with amazement, and finally with horror, what the Little Man does to
himself; how he suffers, rebels, honours his enemies and murders his friends.
This appeal to the little man was a silent response to gossip and slander. When it was written, no one could foresee that a government agency charged with the safeguard of public health (the FDA), in league with politicians and psychoanalytical careerists, would unleash an attack on orgone research.
The decision to publish this appeal as a historical document was made in 1947, when the emotional plague conspired to kill orgone research (not to prove it unsound but to kill it by defamation)...
He belongs to us. I give him posthumous sannyas.(Osho - Sermons in Stones #7)
Little man, you′ve built your house, your life, your culture, your civilisation, your science and technology,
your love and your methods of child-rearing, on sand.
You don′t know this, you don′t want to know it, and when a great man tells you, you kill him.
Radha C. Luglio describes her personal journey of spiritual transformation in
which she discovers the basic principles of Tantra′s devotion, receptivity,
naturalness, meditation and sensuality through a variety of intense experiences.
Each chapter is a transmission of Tantric understanding to the reader. Each
begins with a quote from a different enlightened mystic and ends with a Tantric
While telling her story, Radha draws on a variety of sources, such as Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, one of the oldest Hindu scriptures, and the sayings of ancient Buddhist Tantra masters such as Tilopa, Naropa and Saraha.
She describes her initiation as a disciple to an Indian mystic, Osho, whom she regards as a modern Tantra master, and the personal guidance she receives from him. She applies this guidance to her life as a seeker, which includes periods of celibacy, discipline and hard work contrasted with times of intense sexual exploration and freedom.
The book contains stories of several people who recount openly the circumstances which ultimately led them to become disciples of Osho. You will intimately come to know each individual as they share their inner and outer journeys that have catapulted them past the point of no return.
The book traces the story of Osho from his birth, talking about his spiritual search for truth and the story of his
It also takes the reader through those years of Osho′s struggle with authority figures, his travels all over India, and to the much-hyped city of Rajneeshpuram in the US.
Osho believes that he was poisoned by the US government when he was detained in various jails there; he was later denied visas in almost all countries across the world - events, he reveals, that exposed the true face of "Democracy."
"The first time I see him he is reading Zorba the Greek. He sits in an orange armchair in the far corner of the room, legs
crossed, the novel resting lightly on one knee. Apart from the single chair, a shelf of books, and a wide bed that lies close to
the floor like a futon, the room is empty...
It is early November 1973. Osho lives in a single room in a three-bedroom flat in Woodlands, a luxury-apartment complex in the affluent Malabar Hill section of Bombay."
So starts ′Osho, India and Me′.Thirty years ago Osho asked Krishna Prem to write ′a little book′. He wrote what was to become a unique account of a master-disciple relationship and life around an Enlightened Master.
To order the book go to: www.lulu.com
Swami Vimal, who worked in the ′Osho-Joke-Search & Create′ department for a long time, has filled almost 700 pages with incredible jokes. No other Master has used the innocence of laughter to shock you out of your ′mind′. When you laugh, no-mind comes about effortlessly.
A practical step-by-step guide to
many different meditation techniques, and the scientific explanation of
what meditation is and what not. A description of the obstacles and
pitfalls along the way, where one finds answers to meditators common
Meditations on light, meditations on darkness, dancing, breathing, opening the heart, looking within, listening... anything can be a meditation. From Born Again, Golden Light meditation to ZaZen, more than 70 meditation methods are described.
This memoir recounts my experiences during the 10+ years I was a disciple of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (now known as Osho). The first half focuses on my participation at his ashram in India as well as the background and early influences that led to my becoming a disciple. The second half describes my involvement at our communal ranch in Central Oregon. My initial purpose in writing had nothing to do with publishing. I wanted to explore its potential for examining what destroyed our community from a viewpoint outside myself, on paper. I needed to understand what led to our collapse, and what part (if any) I may have played. As I progressed, however, I realized that others might welcome seeing how this destructive path came about, and perhaps notice a resemblance, as I did, between the behaviors that led to our downfall and similar behaviors in the larger world that might be recognized if we chose to pay closer attention.
Mahadevi emphasizes that enlightenment is a scientific fact and not mere "philosophy,". Her approach to life is straightforward and uncompromising. This book is a compilation of psychological insights and personal guidance given by Mahadevi. Her sharp vision explores in depth a wide range of psychological and spiritual subjects, and sheds light on many of the personal and social problems in our society today.
Satrakshita′s comment: If there′s going to be a feeling of unison amongst sannyasins, it will be on a more invisible plane. An all encompassing commune, I don′t see it happening with people like Arun, Keerti, Neelam, Veeresh, Jayesh, and Osho Rajneesh around. An all encompassing commune doesn′t seem to be Osho′s vision either; he rather envisages relatively small communes in different countries spread all over the globe. But, yet another commune inspired by what transpired in Mahadevi? Why not...
And it has now to be a known and recognized fact that my buddhafield is not going to be confined to the small place where I will be living with a few thousand sannyasins. All the small communes, ashrams, centers, all over the world will become little buddhafields. We have to fill the whole earth with buddhafields! We have to create a chain of buddhafields.
There are many books with
good advice: ′Just say YES to whatever life brings, just accept yourself and others as they are, and you will have no problems′.
It makes sense and sounds easy, but anyone who has tried it knows just how difficult it is to do in practice.
And often the only YES we know is a compromise - we deny our own needs and juice for life in order to please others - and that leaves us feeling miserable and unsatisfied.
This book explains the hidden dynamics in your unconscious which get in the way of change. Understanding that gives you choices, for the first time.
The book gives real, practical techniques for everyday situations where problems arise: relationships, family, work, changing circumstances and yourself - your emotions, habits and personality patterns and your attitude towards your body.
In essence, it is about changing yourself from the inside, and then seeing the remarkable results that has on your life on the outside.
Many friends of Osho′s will remember The Sound of Running Water, the beautiful, big photo biography that was produced in Poona One
times. Many gorgeous photos of Osho, his people, and his ashram, plus numerous quotes tell the story of Osho′s life and work between
1974 and 1978.
The book was printed in a limited edition and went out of print more than 20 years ago when Avirbhava bought the last (signed) copy for $14,000 in Poona Two. Over the years, many sannyasins would sadly remember the time when they snapped up a copy for $100 in Rajneeshpuram - and gave it away. Sometimes a copy would appear on ebay or Amazon, offered for several thousand dollars.
Now Swami Jagdish in Pune has reprinted the book, with the same photos and text, in almost the exact same format, and we have just received a small shipment. Read more...
A beautiful book with many photographs of Osho and relating to his life, to celebrate Osho′s 80th birth year. The text is a compilation of excerpts taken from various
talks given by Osho, illustrating events and incidents that occurred around him.
Available at Osho World, Osho Viha
Be part of a master and your journey, your real journey, has started. Now you are on your way towards the ultimate ocean, the ocean of joy, of peace, of silence, of truth. What other religions call God, Buddha calls nirvana: the ocean of enlightenment.(Osho - The Dhammapadda: Way of the Buddha Vol.5 #9)
The book has won multiple book awards: Living Now Book of the Year, Nautilus, Eric Hoffer, and finalist in Indie Excellence Awards. It can be ordered from Osho Viha.Eliza Mada Dalian Healer, spiritual reacher, author and founder of a new healing method. She uses, amongst other methods Osho′s active meditations and she holds Osho in high esteem.
A Utopian vision Chinmaya Dunster wrote and illustrated in 1988. He later turned it into a film, with background music remixed from his CD ′Gaia′s Garden′ The book was shown to Osho in 1989 and his penetrating comment on it can be found at the end of the film.
An intriguing journey into Nirgun′s experiences in Poona and Rajneeshpuram. This text is the author′s account of her life as a disciple of the notorious Indian
spiritual Master Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh also known as Osho. It traces her spiritual odyssey, as she abandons in 1974 her successful career of co-director of the United
Communities Service in Vancouver, Canada, to embark for Poona in search of enlightenment.
Nirgun concludes her book at age 74, writing, "Scientists tell us that nothing in existence can ever go out of existence. Spiritual folk call it ′life eternal′. For me it′s an inner certainty. Death can take the fading body, the static personality, the prickly ego - take them, and welcome. But it can′t touch the infinite intelligence that throbs in every atom of our being."
For several years, David was the leader of the Codependency groups at Osho Commune in Pune, India. His book covers the ′enneagram of personality′, principally used as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.
Confused, almost unrecognizable dilutions of Gurdjieff′s teaching have been concocted by various "self-help" groups, purveyors of seminars, certain modern heavily franchised "religions," and even cults. Oddball interpretations of his nine-pointed enneagram find their way into books on "personality analysis."(Shirley, John in "Gurdjieff" - Kindle Edition)
Integrating the financial and spiritual worlds to transform our personal and planetary consciousness.
The deck has 79 cards, each with a full-color Osho photo. There are cards like "Growth," "Emptiness," "Indivuality," "Aloneness,"...
The deck comes with an instruction booklet, which offers Osho quotes for each card and instructions on how to use the deck.
For sale at Osho Viha.
"Seven Songs of Ecstasy to Enlightened Master Osho" by Ma Prem Geet is a collection of spontaneous poems that reveal a mystically rich devotion to love, life, and the Beloved.
This book is free to download
The book immerses the reader into the mysteries of Japan, deepens the understanding of Reiki, not only historically, and invites to experiment with new Reiki techniques. It is for every Reiki practitioner and lover of Japan.
An apology written by notorious Ma Anand Sheela (Osho′s personal secretary between 1981 and 1985), on their life together from Poona to Rajneeshpuram, Oregon,
In Oregon she ruled the entire commune supposedly under Osho′s guidance, until differences crept up. Ma Sheela resigned from her position, left the commune, and fled to Europe with fellow members. Osho accused her of planning a bio-terror attack, conspiring to murder important public officials, and running away with fifty-five million dollars.
Meeting Osho in April 1976 Devageet immediately knew that he had found his spiritual master. He was given a new name, and a new life.
For over 12 years, until Osho left his physical body, in January 1990, Devageet was privileged to be Osho′s personal dental surgeon, during which time the master in the dental chair operated on his dentist. He also asked Devageet to write this book:
"You, Devageet, will be my note-taker. I will speak from the dental chair. No Buddha has ever done such a thing... but you know me; I am a little crazy. One day these notes that you take from your dental chair will become a beautiful book. It will not be like my other books..."
There is a Kindle edition.
OSHO ZEN TAROTAll Osho Zen Cards (with Dutch text)
Osho Zen Tarot for Palm OS
The Osho Zen Tarot is based on the wisdom of Zen that events in the world around us are mirroring our own thoughts and emotions.