Using the ancient Zen tea ceremony, Osho demonstrate the relationship between relaxation, alertness, and meditation. A cup of tea is the most ordinary thing in the world, yet Zen changes this ordinary thing into an extraordinary experience. Here, Osho shows how the art of tea is a form of meditation, telling Zen stories and anecdotes to explain the basic concepts behind the tea ceremony and the original purpose in the Zen tradition of each element of this gracious and refreshing way to gather together with friends. In addition, there are several simple exercises and meditation techniques to bring new vitality to the senses, to promote relaxation, and to enhance the appreciation of the simple pleasures of life. A practical section at the end of the book gives an overview of the different varieties of teas and what criteria to use in selecting them, plus a list of common herbal tea ingredients and their benefits.
As Osho points out in the foreward to this book, historically, the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society. But nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today's world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody, from corporate CEOs to "soccer moms." Those whose toolbox for dealing with life includes only what they have learned in the past from their parents and their teachers are at a distinct disadvantage both in their relationships and in their careers. Making a switch from imitative and rule-bound behavior to creative innovation and flexibility requires a profound change in our attitudes about ourselves and our capabilities. Creativity is a handbook for those who understand the need to bring more creativity, playfulness, and flexibility to their lives. It's a manual for thinking "outside the box"-and learning to live there as well.
Osho Says It Is Imperative That We Become New Human Beings As We Enter The New Millennium. He Elucidates The Seven Essential Qualities Of The New Man And Examines Issues That Have Bedevilled Generations: Love, Relationships, Marriage, Family, Money, Power, Work, And Morality. Showing Us How To Let Go Of Our Past, He Invites Us To Wake Up To Our Enlightenment.
One of the most important life events is falling in love, yet we never learn about it in school. Societies and religions force us into models and thought-forms that are often in opposition to an organic model of love, which is instead institutionalized by marriage, religious affiliations, and nationalism. This results in love that is, for most people, a painful challenge in one form or another throughout life. In these modern days, where the focus shifts more and more to realizing one's individual potential, The Power of Love by Osho helps us to direct our search for love by widening our view - showing us that love has many manifestations and is not limited to the 'other'. One manifestation ...
Osho Never Born Never Died. Only visited this Planet Earth between December 11, 1931-Janurary 19, 1990. As this final inscription suggests, Osho Rajneesh was a paradox: an individual with no claims to being an individual a Master with thousands of disciples who refused to be a Master. He has variously been seen as the god that failed ,the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ and the Buddha for the future .This book brings together some of the best short writings in English on Osho and neo-Sannyasa. Some of the pieces are celebratory, some inquisitive but uncommitted, some scholarly, and some frankly sceptical. The book is divided into four parts, dealing with Osho himself, his Community, Meditation and Therapy, and the Decline and Renewal of his movement, with a postscript on the present commune. Together the papers provide a full picture of a complex man and a vibrant, if turbulent, religious movement.
Why does Osho call the desire for nirvana, enlightenment, "the last nightmare"? Because, he says, all desire, all hope is the nightmare-and that this hope postpones us from being in the present moment, open to life and to what truly is. "I will go on singing the beauties of ecstasy, but don't misunderstand me. I'm not trying to convince you that nirvana has to be achieved. It is not a goal. It cannot be made a goal. It cannot be made an object of desire. It is available. Just look. Have an alert look. Life is tremendously beautiful. It is showering on you from everywhere." Through Zen stories, jokes and responses to questions, Osho talks on topics such as the nature of desire, the disease of comparison, man:s compulsive need to do, being creative with work, and the freedom of consciousness-all to give us the wake up call that: "Nirvana is not somewhere. It is the whole performance of life."
This is the diary of the roller-coaster ride of Shunyo's inner and outer adventures, which proved to be both life and sanity threatening yet profoundly rewarding. The story is told of how a western woman became a disciple of the greatest Mystic of this century. In its simple style she takes the reader through hair-raising adventures from prison, to attempted murder and finally to the truth of Osho's death by thallium poisoning by the American authorities. Running parallel with these outer adventures are her intimate accounts of life with Osho, and her own self-discoveries.
I Teach Love Of Life This Was The Basis Of All Of Osho S Teachings, And One That Was Often Lost In The Controversies That Surrounded Him For Most Of His Career As A Spiritual Guide. A Man Of Vast Learning Who Had Read Everything He Could Find To Broaden His Understanding Of The Belief Systems And Psychology Of Modern Man, He Was At The Same Time Completely Original In His Approach, Insisting On Finding Out The Truth For Himself Rather Than Accepting What Had Been Taught By Others. Iconoclastic Yet Persuasive, Lucid Yet Grounded In A Wealth Of Theological Knowledge, His Message Found A Worldwide Audience. In Life S Mysteries The Reader Is Introduced To Some Of The Key Tenets Of Osho S Philoso...