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DetailsBuddha's disciple Subhuti is showered with blossoms upon experiencing sublime emptiness. But isn't emptiness usually an absence of something?Through his commentary on this seemingly strange tale, Osho illumnates the vast difference between a negative and a sublime emptiness. Using eleven Zen stories as a starting point and diving deep into their mysterious world, he then weaves his magical clarity on many diverse contemporary topics. From the true meaning of happiness to an understanding of the process of death, it's all here. To begin reading this book is to commence a journey into the world of wonder.Osho says "Nobody can give your truth, nobody, not even a Buddha, a Jesus, a Krishna - nobody can give it to you. And it is beautiful that nobody can give it to you, otherwise it would become a commodity in the market. If it can be given, then it can also be sold. If it can be given, then it can also be stolen. If it can be given, then you can take it from your friend, borrow it. It is beautiful that truth is not transferable in any way. Unless you reach it, you cannot reach. Unless you become it, you never have it. In fact, it is not something you can have. It is not a commodity, a thing, a thought. You can be it, but you cannot have it."Table of Contents:1.the potency of emptiness2.all knowledge is borrowed3.that which doesn't change4.the path is just in front of you5.death is no ordinary phenomenon6.the perfect man is centered7.let the moment decide8.philosophy solves nothing9.a different way of being10.it is right before your eyes11.not mind, not buddha, not thingsABOUT THE AUTHOR: Osho is born in Kuchwada, a small village in the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India.He is the eldest of eleven children of a Jaina cloth merchant. Stories of His early years describe Him as independent and rebellious as a child, questioning all social, religious and philosophical beliefs. As a youth He experiments with meditation techniques.March 21, 1953 becomes enlightened at the age of twenty-one, while majoring in philosophy at D.N. Jain college in Jabalpur. Rajneesh , also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and latterly as Osho, was an Indian godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. In the 1960s he traveled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism. 1956: Osho receives His M.A. from the University of Sagar with First Class Honors in Philosophy.He is the All-India Debating Champion and Gold Medal winner in His graduating class.1957-1966 University Professor and Public Speaker1957: Osho is appointed as a professor at the Sanskrit College in Raipur.1958: He is appointed Professor of Philosophy at the University of Jabalpur, where He taught until 1966.A powerful and passionate debater, He also travels widely in India, speaking to large audiences and challenging orthodox religious leaders in public debates.1966: After nine years of teaching, He leaves the university to devote Himself entirely to the raising of human consciousness. On a regular basis, He begins to address gatherings 20,000 to 50,000 in the open-air maidans of India’s major cities. Four times a year He conducts intense ten-day meditation camps.In 1970, the 14th of April, He introduces His revolutionary meditation technique, dynamic Meditation, which begins with a period of uninhibited movement and catharsis, followed by a period of silence and stillness. Since then this meditation technique has been used by psychotherapists, medical doctors, teachers and other professionals around the world .ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Diamond Books is one of the largest publications in India. It was established in the year 1948, and has since been publishing books on fiction, non-fiction, religion, culture, health, yoga, astrology, sports, biographies, poetry, humour, and literature. They have also published books for children in various languages like English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese and French. They have published around 2000 titles in Hindi, 600 in English, 200 in Urdu, and 100 in Bengali. They also have 6000 titles that come under well-known comic series.
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