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Books by Osho

Intro

There are more than 650 of them, more than 240 in English and the others in many different languages, so we won′t mention them all.

Here is an extensive Osho Bibliography.

Sarlo′s page on Osho′s books.

The library of Richard

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).

Downloadable Osho Books


Osho read an enormous amount of books during his life time, all collected into a library in his Ashram in Poona. It′s one of the largest private libraries in the world.
A Danish professor, Pierre Evald aka swami Anand Neeten, proficient in library organisation, travelled to Poona several times - in 1989, 1999 and 2001 - in order to study Osho′s library.

Here′s his report in pdf-format (28 pages).

On his website there′s more interesting stuff.

Osho painted in the inside covers of books uniquely beautiful artwork, which has been reproduced using the silkscreen method.

The Osho Times of May 1, 1991:

Ma Kavisho, Osho′s librarian, has catalogued 900 books in which Osho painted the endpapers and 3500 in which he coloured his signature. Osho′s paintings show an uninhibited playing with vivid colours of transparent ink. His ink pens often leaked through one or more pages of the books, creating an entirely new painting on the subsequent pages: a wonderful collision of colours with words. What a delight to discover in Osho not only the rebel, poet and intellect-par-excellence - but the contemporary artist as well!

"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)

Osho talks about his library and books:

Notes:


The Book Of Secrets

book of secrets The Books of Secrets, also called Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, is a Tantric text. Tantra means: tools for transformation. Tantra is composed of two roots: ′tan′ and ′tra′. ′Tan′ is related to the English word ′tangible′ and ′Tra′ is related to the English word ′trowel′. You can see that embedded in the word Tantra is a tangible tool. This is to say, that in the book there are meditation techniques about transformation while in the multi-dimensional reality that includes the physical arena. Tantra is very practical and with a Tantra practice, you develop a personal toolkit to connect you with the flow of all of life and deepen your relationship with life and with the Divine.

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.

A Few Techniques:

Websites where all techniques are described:

Osho comments on the 112 techniques:

More on different renderings of The Book of Secrets (including the work of the Kashmiri Shaivite Master Swami Lakshmanjoo)


Yoga The Alpha and the Omega

yoga alpha and omega

Another famous series of 10 books is Osho′s Yoga The Alpha and the Omega, based on Patanjali′s sutras.

Osho says:

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.

The Art of Living
Celebration

Patanjali and Osho are two awakened ones. According to one of the first sutras of Patanjali their words are a source of true knowledge.

One of Patanjali′s Sutras reads:

Pratyaksa anumana agamah pramanani

Meaning:

Right knowledge has three sources:
  1. direct cognition
  2. inference
  3. the words of the awakened ones



Vital BalancePerfect WayGateless Gate
the vital balance the perfect way the gateless gate
Interview with Osho 1971
The necessity of balance
between
reason and heart
PDF-file (400 kB)
Ten discourses by Osho
June 3 to 8, 1964
given near Mount Abu
India
PDF-file (617 kB)
Timeless letters by Osho
1970 - 1971

PDF-file (475 kB)


LSD:
Shortcut to
False Samadhi
The Eternal
Message
shortcut false samadhi eternal message
Interview with Osho
25 October 1970
PDF-file (498 kB)
Timeless letters by Osho
1971
PDF-file (332 kB)

Glimpses of a Golden Childhood

glimpses golden childhood

The book contains fragments of Osho′s childhood, a childhood of rebellion. It tells stories from his school, his family, his grandfather, his first meetings with extraordinary people. And it is filled with the love Osho has for all these figures and with the love these people feel towards him. At the end of the book you will find a rich collection of rare pictures of Osho in his private rooms.

Books I have Loved

books i have loved

In ′Books I have loved′ Osho gives a series of private talks and mentions his more than 100 favourite authors and books.  The book documents a ′Zen koan′-like situation: while having his teeth treated, Osho talks. Devageet, the dentist, Amrito, his personal physician, take notes. Osho asks the three to afterwards write an account of what they have heard. One should do the writing and the others the editing.
Books I Have Loved (pdf-file 356 kB)

A Sudden Clash of Thunder

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A collection of ten spontaneous talks given by Osho on Zen alternating with questions and answers at the Ashram in Poona in August 1976.
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Ecstasy - The Forgotten Language

ecstasy forgotten language

Osho speaks on the exuberant poems of Kabir as translated by India′s Nobel Prize-winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore. He also responds to questions as diverse as the difference between relationship and aloneness, mind and society, self and enlightenment, and explains the difference between a crystallized self and a strong ego.
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Ancient Music in the Pines

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If you are missing, you are missing only on your own account. There is no wall between you and the music; even if there is felt to be a wall it is only of your own thoughts. And even then the music goes on penetrating you. You may not listen to it but it goes on massaging your whole being, it goes on nourishing you, it goes on giving you life, it goes on rejuvenating you. Your heart throbs in the same rhythm as the heart of the whole.
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The Divine Melody

divine melody

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.
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Four steps to the Divine Melody

Philosophia Perennis

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Osho describes Pythagoras as "a seeker of truth par excellence," who lived in Alexandria and was initiated into the mystery schools of Egypt. He then traveled to India, Tibet and China - at that time the whole known world - until he became self-realized. He found the "Perennial Philosophy" but was persecuted by his own society. The fragments of his teachings were collected after his death and written down by a disciple in The Golden Verses of Pythagoras. In his commentary, Osho expounds on the idea of the East and West as representatives of the brain′s two hemispheres, and on the two Pythagorean laws - of necessity and power.
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The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha

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Osho calls the incomparable Dhammapada sutras of Buddha, "The Book of Books." He explains that these sutras are concerned with every aspect of man′s unawareness, and that Buddha′s whole message is devoted to the raising of our consciousness.
To enter into the Dhammapada with Osho is to witness a deep friendship of enlightened masters. These sutras were compiled by Buddha′s disciples to contain the essence of all his wheel of dharma teachings. This was the last turning of the Wheel of Dharma, 2,500 years ago. Osho′s commentaries on these sutras (in 12 volumes) set the Wheel of Dharma in motion again. Osho also answers questions from disciples and other seekers in alternate discourses all generously sprinkled with stories, personal anecdotes and, of course, a multitude of jokes. Visually this boxed set is stunning, without doubt a collector′s set, and twelve volumes to dive into for years to come.
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The White Lotus

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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."
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Come Follow Me

Volume 1

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Volume 2

come follow me 2

Volume 3

come follow me 3

Volume 4

come follow me 4
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.

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Beyond Psychology

beyond psychology

Osho talks in depth on a variety of esoteric subjects. He describes many techniques of self-discovery, pointing out that psychological answers to man′s self-made miseries will no longer work. These discourses, are rare jewels of wisdom.
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From Death to Deathlessness

from death to deathlessness
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TAOTAO
The Pathless PathThe Three Treasures
tao pathless path

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tao three treasures

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Krishna the Man and His Philosophy

krishna man and philosophy
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Nine Sutras

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The Greatest Challenge: The Golden Future

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From Sex to Superconsciousness

bookcover from sex to superconsciousness

With complete frankness Osho discusses the three stages of sex - physical, psychological and spiritual - and provides guidance on how this raw energy can be transformed into the realization of ultimate consciousness. He explains that when we repress our basic nature, sex takes roots in the unconscious, creating an unnatural obsession. It is this psychic state that has produced much mental sickness and the widespread perversity of society today. ‟Sex is man′s most vibrant energy,″ Osho says, ‟but it should not be an end unto itself: sex should lead man to his soul.″ It′s a translation of the 1968 Hindi book: ′Sambhog Se Samadhi Ki Aor′, and added to Osho′s notorious reputation in India.
Read the book online

The Book of Wisdom

Discourses on Atisha′s Seven Points of Mind Training

The Book of Wisdom

Atisha is one of the rare masters, rare in the sense that he was taught by three enlightened masters. It has never happened before, and never since. To be a disciple of three enlightened masters is simply unbelievable - because one enlightened master is enough. But this story, that he was taught by three enlightened masters, has a metaphorical significance also. And it is true, it is historical too.

The three masters that Atisha remained with for many years were:

  1. first, Dharmakirti, a great Buddhist mystic. He taught him no-mind, he taught him emptiness, he taught him how to be thoughtless, he taught him how to drop all content from the mind and be contentless.
  2. The second master was Dharmarakshita, another Buddhist mystic. He taught him love, compassion.
  3. And the third master was Yogin Maitreya, another Buddhist mystic. He taught him the art of taking the suffering of others and absorbing it into your own heart: love in action.

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)


Enlightenment: The Only Revolution

bookcover enlightenment only revolution

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.

Read the book online

Books by Disciples

Journey Of The Heart

An Autobiography

By Ma Yoga Laxmi

laxmi

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.

The Bird Has Flown

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.

(From the Osho Times of March 1, 1995)

Indigo Adults

By Kabir Jafe and Ritama Davidson

Indigo Adults

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.
Website

Diamond Days With Osho

The New Diamond Sutra

By Ma Prem Shunyo

shunyo and marco

osho and shunyo

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.

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At present Shunyo doesn′t only work together with musician and friend Veet Marco, but also offers Life Trainings with her friend Anando Heffly.

About Anando and Shunyo

Life of Osho

By Sam

Life of Osho reads like a thriller. Widely praised by teachers on the contemporary satsang circuit.
Read the book online (pdf-format).
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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.

Awakening

By Anurag Shantam

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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

One Hundred Tales for Ten Thousand Buddhas

By Ma Dharma Jyoti

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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.

Allah to Zen

By Ma Chetan Unmani and Swami Chaitanya Keerti

A book of first hand accounts of people who met Osho : Allah to Zen - An Insight into the World of Osho: The Real Man of the Millennium.

Read a few pages.

The Silent Whisperings of the Heart

By Swami Dhyan Giten

dhyan giten

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.

(Giten - The Silent Whisperings of the Heart)

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Presence - Working From Within

By Swami Dhyan Giten

Giten - Working from Within

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)

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My Dance with a Madman

By Swami Anand Subhuti

Subhuti Book

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."

Guru Voodoo - an excerpt

Tears of the Mystic Rose

By Swami Rajneesh

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A mysterious love story between a master and a disciple

Forever Is Not Long Enough

By Prem Patipada

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Patipada was one of the coordinators of the commune at Rajneeshpuram.
Here′s a review of Patipada′s book.

A Seam For the Master

By Veena

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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.

Meditations From The World of Osho

By Amritshree (K.V.S. Pillai)

A compilation of Osho′s active and silent meditations; the ebook also contains all 112 meditations of the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (aka Book of Secrets) and has a few interesting articles by  professionals using the meditations, as well as one by Amrito MD on the importance of relaxation.
Download the book (a pdf-file, right-click and ′save link as′)

Food is Home

By Sarjano

sarjano

Italian 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 - swsarjano@hotmail.com

Excerpt: It′s love that is cooking

The G.U.R.U. Book

By Krishna Prem

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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!"

Read the introduction and the first chapter

Tantric Pulsation

By Deva Aneesha

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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, Wilhelm Reich and Osho.
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.

Listen Little Man

By Wilhelm Reich

Listen Little Man

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.

(Wilhelm Reich - Listen Little Man)

Tantra, a Way of Living and Loving

By Radha C. Luglio

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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 meditation technique.
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.

Read more...

Interview with Radha (in Italian and on You Tube):

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

Love Song for Osho

By Ma Anand Devika

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A review of Devika′s book
And a second review

Past the Point of no Return

By Ma Anand Bhagawati

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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.

Published by Osho World.
Available at DK Publishers Distributors (New Delhi)

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Bhagawati explains

Blessed and Not Knowing

By Swami Deva Rashid aka Rashid Maxwell

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Blessed:

rashidThe poems and drawings in this collection have been selected from more than 25 years of work. They arise from the common round of daily life: gardening, watching the outer sky with a painter′s eye and the inner with a meditator′s awareness. There is a fine wit to many of the poems, giving them a snap, a surprise, a riddle, just like the ending of a haiku. This book expresses one person′s love for a world at once funny, crazy and wonderfully mysterious.

Not Knowing:

A second collection of poems and drawings with simple everyday observations and expressions, describe the author′s insights on the quest for spiritual truth: the pain and the joy, the mundane and the elevated. He sees through the web of samsara and at the same time gracefully accepts the bee sting in the field...

Osho, the Luminous Rebel

By Vasant Joshi PhD

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The book traces the story of Osho from his birth, talking about his spiritual search for truth and the story of his enlightenment.
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."

Excerpt: A Gathering of Friends, a talk given by Osho on 23 December 1967 in Lonavla. It has been translated from Hindi. In this talk Osho plants the seeds of what is to become a worldwide sannyas movement.

Moments of Lucidity

by Swami Prem Nirvan aka Arthur D. Saftlas

Introduction and excerpts

Swami Prem Nirvan

Osho, India and Me

By Krishna Prem (Jack Allanach)

Osho India and Me

"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.
From early days in Bombay, Dynamic Meditation on Chowpatty Beach at 5 am, a journey to the middle of India for a quasi survivor experiment; a full moon acid party in Goa; meetings with Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai to meditations on the secret of sex and darshans with the Master - the ′little book′ evolved.

To order the book go to: www.lulu.com

Take It Really Seriously

The Giant Book of Laughter

osho joke book "A sense of humour you can have about yourself - it is great to laugh about yourself, and those who can do it are slowly filled with love and care for others. In the whole world there′s nothing more inviting than laughing about yourself." Osho

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.

Bhagwan: One Man Against the Whole Ugly Past of Humanity

By Juliet Forman aka Maneesha James

maneesha book osho and maneeshaA detailed protocol of Bhagwan′s world odyssey told by someone who accompanied him. Beginning with Bhagwan′s enforced departure from the US, the story takes the reader to a dozen countries, as his people attempt to find a new home for their Master.
It is a document of great love, the love of Osho for this world, for this life, encouraging each one of us to find our own Self. And it is likewise the story of the great love of a disciple for her Master.

Meditation: The First and Last Freedom

The Essential Osho Meditation Handbook

meditation book

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 questions.
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.

A Surprise Life

By Ma Prem Sambodhi aka Susan M. Clare

A Surprise Life

The author writes:

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.

A review of the book

From Fear to Enlightenment

By Mahadevi, formerly known as Divya Kshama

Mahadevi Book

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...

Says Osho in Come, Come, Yet Again Come #14:

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.

A Conference Room

Here a new commune can be discussed.

Y e s

By Anando aka Anando Heffly

Anando YesThere 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.

The YES book is available here.
It has been designed by Sambodhi Prem of Global Suitcase Design Studio.

Interview of Osho Times International with Anando

The Sound of Running Water

sound of running water

Dhanyam writes:

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...

Osho - Call of the Ocean

By Zorba Designs in Pune

Call of the Ocean

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)

In Search of the Miraculous

By Eliza Mada Dalian (Ma Jivan Mada)

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Love, happiness, and peace can′t be found outside. To find these things, we must let go of what blocks them - our ego-mind. If we try to fix something on the outside, instead of knowing who we are from the inside, we continue to suffer. Experiencing and knowing the being has been called enlightenment, self-realization, liberation, and union with God. I call it "healing into consciousness." - Mada

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.
On this video she′s interviewed about her work, how her energy has been transformed, also with the aid of Osho′s active meditations (Dynamic Meditation and Kundalini Meditation):

The Great Day

By Chinmaya Dunster

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.

Hellbent for Enlightenment

By Ma Anand Nirgun aka Rosemary Hamilton

Helbent for Enlightenment

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."

The 9 Dimensions of the Soul

By David Hey

Nine Dimensions

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.

On the Enneagram of Personality...

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)

Money, Spirituality, Consciousness

By Mayuri Onerheim

money and spirituality

Integrating the financial and spiritual worlds to transform our personal and planetary consciousness.

Website

Osho Heart to Heart Tarot

By Zorba Designs in Pune

Heart to Heart Tarot

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

By Ma Prem Geet

Poetry of Celebration

"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

This is Reiki

By Frank Arjava Petter

This is Reiki

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.

The author′s website

Don′t Kill Him

By Ma Anand Sheela

dont kill him

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, and beyond.
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.

A review. There is a Kindle edition..

Osho, The First Buddha in the Dental Chair

By Swami Devageet

Buddha in Dental Chair

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.

Encounters with an Inexplicable Man

Stories of Osho as Told by his People compiled and edited by Savita Brandt

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These simple tales of the jolts and joys along the way to transformation give us an intimate glimpse into the relationship between this rare contemporary mystic and some of his thousands of ′sannyasins′, who came from all walks of life and several continents to live and work around him.

Available from here

zen tarot cards

OSHO ZEN TAROT

Osho Zen Tarot
All Osho Zen Cards (with Dutch text)
Osho Zen Tarot for Palm OS
A review

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.


Interview with Ma Deva Padma, the creator of the Osho Zen Tarot and the new Tao Oracle, about Tarot in general and about the decks she created.

Two Lists of Books

Books by Researchers

Osho Rajneesh

By Judith M. Fox

Judith M. Fox holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from the London School of Economics, University of London. For more than twenty years, she has researched new religions, culminating in such books as The Way of the heart: A Study of Rajneeshism and Sahaja Yoga. She lives in Massachussetts.

A review by Swami Rammurthi.
An Excerpt.

Compilations

Osho was not in favour of compilations, parts taken from his different books and put together to form another book. His main focus was on complete unabridged books. There are two exceptions, and it seems Osho had them published because: Read about these exceptions in an article of the Osho Times

Discussion between Sarito and Keerti

(Two sannyasins who were in charge of Osho′s books)

Sarito wrote to Keerti:

"Osho himself at different times has asked for compilations to be made from his talks, including from the darshan diaries, from World Tour discourses, press interviews, etc. In "Poona Two," with Osho′s full support and guidance, a number of compilations were created by sannyasins on specific topics. After they were published, it was felt that these compilations were interfering with sales of the complete discourse books in the Commune′s bookshop. Osho′s suggestion then was that these types of books should be offered to outside publishers, as a ′bridge′ to new people."

Keerti answered:

"Beloved Sarito, you say that Osho himself at different times has asked for compilation to be made from his talks. I know that he did allow that for some time, after some of us suggested to him about the compilations, and then we got the messages: ′Enough of the compilations. Do the complete books now. These compilations can be given to outside publishers.′
The truth is that there were any number of compilations published in the eighties. This applied even more to the foreign-language translations published in the 70s and 80s. Many of those were compilations."

So:

Osho made statements on several occasions, that his discourses are "complete in themselves", that selections are likely to create a wrong impression, and that things said in a complete context may be misleading in isolation.
The messages to and fro between Sarito and Keerti show that Osho was not in favour of compilations published by sannyasins themselves.
Compilations issued by mainstream publishers subjected a general public to what Gurdjieff calls "B-influences". People who managed to absorb these influences are then ready for "C-influences", the real stuff.

Notes: