Summary of Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
Osho Books / June 10, 2016

What this Book is About? The book Meditation: The First and Last Freedom, is a practical guide to various meditations shared by Osho. Ranging from active meditations to passive meditations. The meditation techniques mentioned in this book are suitable for all sorts of meditators – be it beginners or advanced. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following five parts – About Meditation Osho defines Meditation in this section. Shares how the whole secret of meditation is to become the watcher of your body, mind and emotions. Witnessing is the spirit of Meditation. He encourages and motivates the reader to delve deep into this adventure, which he calls as the adventure into the unknown, the greatest adventure the human mind can take. The Science of Meditation In this section, Osho begins with suggestions regarding the rightful approach towards Meditation and various techniques. For instance, he encourages reader to try out different techniques, the method whih is right for you will just click and you will know “This is the right method for me.” Osho also shares important guidelines for the beginners and other important aspects which every meditator should take care of on this inner journey. The Meditations…

Summary of Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear
Osho Books / June 9, 2016

What this Book is About? In this book Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear, Osho challenges the existing notions of love and opens us to the world of real love which is free of possessiveness and jealousy. Osho guides the reader to break free from the shell of ego and explore the life which is beyond dependency and domination. Brief Summary of the Book:   This book has been divided into following three parts – The Journey from “Me” to “We” Osho explains the natural stages of life and love and encourages the reader to come out of the mold of possessiveness and jealousy which emerge due to our ego. He challenges reader to become more conscious and aware of these aspects to break this shell of ego and shares ways for the same. Love is a Breeze Osho delves over the prevailing misunderstandings about Love in this section. He attacks our false ideas of love and shares how meditation techniques are meant to destroy the false. Here’s a quote by Osho from within this section: Human growth requires that one moves from one polarity to another. Sometimes being alone is perfectly good: one…

Summary of Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic
Osho Books / June 9, 2016

What this Book is About? As the name suggests, “Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic” is an autobiography of Osho, interestingly not written by him but transcribed from his over five thousand hours of recorded talks. This book gives a peek into the life and teachings of Osho – one of the most unusual and controversial mystics of all time. Many have felt a transformation in their life reading this book. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into three parts – Just an ordinary Human Being: The History behind the legend This section deals with Osho’s narration of his childhood in India. How he grew up. How he had a rebellious spirit to stand for truth and against falsehood. Influence of his maternal grandmother. His adventures during his school days. His enlightenment at the age when he was 21 years old. His life as a University student and then as a Professor of Philosophy. His approach towards teaching others his etc. are also covered in this section. Reflections in an empty mirror: The many faces of a man who never was This section deals with Osho’s days as a popular spiritual guru around the world. Labelling…

Summary of Emotions: Freedom from Anger, Jealousy and Fear
Osho Books / June 8, 2016

What this Book is About? Emotions: Freedom from Anger, Jealousy and Fear is a book about understanding our emotions and being free from them. Osho shares ways and insights to deal with our emotions in day-to-day life. The emotions like Anger, Jealousy, and Fear when expressed are harmful to the others while when they are repressed they are harmful to us. Osho provides an alternative to go beyond both these situations. Brief Summary of the Book: In this short book of about 150 pages, Osho shares ways to get rid of strong emotions which perturb us in our relations to others. He advises reader to understanding these emotions and shares ways for the same. He provides the techniques of detaching from these emotions by watching them from inside as soon as they arise. This helps to understand and learn from them rather than being possessed by them. Here is an insightful quote from within this book: “Emotions cannot be permanent, that’s why they are called emotions; the word comes from motion, movement. They move, hence they are emotions. From one to another you continuously change. This moment you are sad, that moment you are happy; this moment you are angry, that moment you…

Summary of Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic
Osho Books / June 8, 2016

What this Book is About? Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic is a book about exploring the inherent gift of intuition within each of us. Osho articulates the difference between intellect and intuition and encourages the reader to apply this gift of intuition to guide our day-to-day life. Osho explains in this book how the society conditions our mind and turns us into a person of intellect while ignoring our inherent gift of intuition. He shares ways to rediscover this gift within us. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following three parts – Maps Osho explains the meaning of intellect, instinct, and intuition in this section. Intellect is the functioning of the head, instinct of the body and intuition of the heart. And behind these three is our being, which is our being, the pure witness.He encourages the reader to live the present moment and not to waver in the past or future, both of which belong to the world of mind. Barriers to Knowing There is a subtle difference between the knowledge and the knowing. Knowledge is an accumulated information in our mind from outside while knowing is the experiential understanding of something which belongs to no-mind.Osho explains…

Love Freedom and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships Summary
Osho Books / June 8, 2016

What this Book is About? This book “Love Freedom and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships” is about our relationship to ourselves and others. We have to begin with ourselves and expand it to the others. This book addresses important aspects like the real love, which is about sharing, not demanding. The importance of Freedom in our life and how love emanates from it. And also rejoicing in our aloneness which is a blissful state. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following four parts – Love Osho explains the meaning of real love in this section. He shares that the English word Love comes from the Sanskrit word lobha, which means greed! This is strange but Osho explains that it is not a coincidence. Greed digested becomes love. Love is sharing while greed is hoarding. It is an alchemical transformation. From Relationship to Relating Osho tells the difference between lust and love. between liking and loving, and much more in this section. He explains that the moment we are no longer dependent on anyone, a deep coolness and silence settles inside. Freedom Osho talks in detail about Freedom in this section. He alerts the reader to be…

Summary of The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within
Osho Books / June 7, 2016

What this Book is About? One of the most popular and well-known books of Osho is “The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within”. Probably it is the most comprehensive guidebook of meditation around the world! This book has a detailed commentary by Osho on ancient 112 Meditation techniques originally recorded in the book “Vigyan Bhairav Tantra”. As per Osho, each person will find some techniques suitable for their spiritual journey in this book. As a added bonus this book is also accompanied by a DVD of Osho’s commentary on the same. Listening to Osho’s mesmerizing voice explaining these techniques is a unique experience. Brief Summary of the Book: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, the ancient book in which these 112 techniques were originally recorded belongs to Kashmir Shaivism spiritual tradition. This book is in discourse style where Shakti (the concert of Shiva) asks questions to Shiva and he answers them, which happen to be these techniques. Osho has explained all these techniques from different angles in a very easy to understand way in this book. The way to follow this book is to go through all these different techniques mentioned in the book and then whatever strikes you,…

Summary of Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously
Osho Books / June 6, 2016

What this Book is About? In this highly acclaimed book “Courage: The joy of Living Dangerously“, Osho defines Courage as not the fearlessness, but going into the unknown in spite of all the fears. The subtitle of this book is “The joy of living dangerously”, which means to face the fears, to accept the challenges of life, not to run away from it. This book inspires the reader to be courageous in the real sense and make his/her day-to-day life a great adventure and joyful. Brief Summary of the Book: To quote Osho from this book: “The experience of the joy that the unknown brings, the great ecstasy that starts happening with the unknown, makes you strong enough, gives you a certain integrity, makes your intelligence sharp.” In this quote, Osho explains how courage is an adventure into the unknown which brings joy and intelligence to one’s life. Osho beautifully and poetically explains the real meaning of courage in this book. At another instance in this book, he says the courage is risking the known for the unknown, the familiar for the unfamiliar and the comfortable for the uncomfortable. He goes on saying that courage is like gambling, one does not know…

Summary of Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game Of Zen
Osho Books / June 2, 2016

What this Book is About? This is not just a Book but rather a package consisting of a deck of Osho Zen Tarot cards along with an accompanying book which will help you to understand and interpret the images on those cards. These cards by Osho are based on the Zen wisdom that what we are inside, we reflect the same in the world outside. i.e. we interpret the same outside, what we are inside. And thus, these cards help us to gain insights from within us to tackle our present situation and harmonize our lives. Brief Summary of the Book: First of all, do not confuse these cards with ordinary fortune-telling Tarot cards available in the market. These cards and the accompanying book are meant to help you find the peace and tranquility within you, which in turn harmonizes the life outside you. Each of these Osho Zen Tarot cards have been beautifully illustrated in a modern way by Ma Deva Padma (an Osho Sanyasin) which when looked at and read along with the accompanying commentary in the book immediately make you stop and reflect within yourself. And that is what gives you insights of your present situation and helps…