Summary of Body Mind Balancing: Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body
Osho Books / June 17, 2016

What this Book is About? The Book “Body Mind Balancing: Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body” is all about creating harmony in our body, mind and soul. This Book is accompanied by a guided meditation CD “Reminding Yourself of the Forgotten Language of Talking to Your BodyMind.” This Meditation has been developed by Osho himself. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following seven parts – The Intelligence of the Body Osho shares how our body has its own inherent wisdom which we have forgot to listen. It is important that we interact with our body, i.e. talk and listen to it. It is the first step to the deeper mysteries of human beings. Decoding Life-Negative Conditioning Osho says that our unhappiness is our own choice. Seems surprising but it is true. Whatever condition we find ourselves in, we ourselves are responsible for it. Osho shares way out of our miseries and life-negative conditionings. Basic Conditions for Well-Being This section deals with Osho’s insights about making contact with our body. Being true to ourselves and allowing the wisdom of the body to unfold. Symptoms and Solutions In this section, Osho shares insights about the different aspects of the body; like body tensions,…

Summary of Emotional Wellness: Transforming Fear, Anger, and Jealousy into Creative Energy
Osho Books / June 17, 2016

What this Book is About? This book “Emotional Wellness: Transforming Fear, Anger, and Jealousy into Creative Energy” deals with our emotions. Osho shares his unique insights to understand our emotions, and ways leading to our emotional wellness. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following three parts – Understanding the Nature of Freedom Osho goes into the depths of the human mind. How it functions and all. How one gets conditioned emotionally due to repressions and control. For instance ”big boys don’t cry” or “nice girls don’t shout” are examples of emotional conditioning done by the society. He shares how our emotions are linked to our body and paves the way to move from head to heart and to our being. Emotional Wellness: Reclaiming our Inner Harmony To break this conditioning done by the society, Osho suggests to begin with acceptance of our existing state of being. Then he shares how emotions like anger, sadness, depression etc. emerge from the same source within us. They are all related. Further he shares insights on understanding the roots of jealousy. And encourages the reader to move from fear to love and shares the ways for the same. Watchfulness: The key to Transformation Osho…

Summary of the book Sex Matters
Osho Books / June 17, 2016

What this Book is About? Sex Matters is a very important book by Osho on different aspects of Sex in our lives. A must read for everyone! He emphasizes on accepting sex as a normal part of our biology and to understand it rather than condemning or repressing it. Interestingly, this book is not about sex, but spirituality. It tells about the journey from first step of sex towards the culmination point of super-consciousness. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following three parts – From Sex to Superconsciousness Osho explains the real meaning of love. He shares that Sex is a fundamental attraction and has to accepted as a natural and normal biological activity. Society has condemned it a lot which has led to perversion and repression. In fact sex provides a first glimpse of Samadhi, of no-mind. The same energy of sex when it rises upwards becomes superconsciousness. Sex Matters In this section, Osho deals with topics like deconstructing the sexual conditioning, morality and immorality, and illusions and realities as far as sex is concerned. Neither Original nor Sin Osho says sex is not the original sin. delves deeper into the question of sex in day-to-day…

Summary of Tantra: The Supreme Understanding
Osho Books / June 16, 2016

What this Book is About? The book Tantra: The Supreme Understanding consists of discourses by Osho on Tilopa’s song of Mahamudra. Tilopa was a tantric adept in India in the 11th century AD. Osho shares wisdom found in this tantric text apart from few tantric meditations for modern day seekers. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into ten chapters – The Ultimate Experience Osho explains the meaning of following song of Tilopa: “Mahamudra is beyond all words and symbols, but for you, Naropa, earnest and loyal, must this be said: The void needs no reliance, Mahamudra rests on nought. without making an effort, but remaining loose and natural, one can break the yoke – thus gaining liberation.” He shares that the Mahamudra, which means the experience of the ultimate, is not an experience at all as the experiencer is lost! That is to say, it cannot be told in words. The Root Problem of all Problems The next few verses of Tilopa’s song continue in this chapter. “If one sees nought when staring into space; if with the mind one then observes the mind, one destroys distinctions and reaches Buddhahood…” Osho explains that the root problem of all problem is the…

Summary of Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance
Osho Books / June 13, 2016

What this Book is About? The book Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance, is an amazing compilation of Osho’s insights on raising one’s awareness and consciousness. Osho shares interesting stories along with some practical ways to raise one’s awareness or consciousness. The book is full of general wisdom too. This book includes few meditation techniques by Osho anyone can try out! Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following five parts – The Understanding In this section. Osho explains the meaning of wakefulness or consciousness and its importance in our life. He says our miseries are due to our unconsciousness. We are not aware of our own actions, as if we are living our life in hypnotic sleep. Awareness is the way. That is what makes us blissful. He explains in the book how! Many Illnesses, One Prescription In this section, Osho explains how the art of witnessing is helpful in raising one’s awareness. He shares witnessing is also a remedy for all the deterioration of the mind and suggests ways for the same. Awareness in Action Osho shares practical ways to be more aware in our day-to-day life in this section of the book. He inspires…

Summary of The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
Osho Books / June 13, 2016

What this Book is About? The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus, is a unique book by Osho. This book is based upon Osho’s commentaries on the Gospel of Thomas, which interestingly is not a part of Bible’s new testament. Osho calls it the most important Gospel and more authentic than the other four Gospels included in the new testament. In this book, one can come across the fresh and rebellious spirit of Jesus explained majestically by Osho. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into 21 chapters. Osho says it seems that Thomas has reported Jesus without polluting or contaminating his message. In fact, it is more authentic than the other four gospels included in the Bible’s new testament. This book proceeds with passages from Gospel of Thomas and Osho’s commentary on the same, which is full of insights and anecdotes by Osho. Here’s an excerpt from this book: THE FIRST SAYING THE DISCIPLES SAID TO JESUS: TELL US WHAT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE. HE SAID TO THEM: IT IS LIKE A MUSTARD SEED – SMALLER THAN ALL SEEDS, BUT WHEN IT FALLS ON THE TILLED EARTH IT PRODUCES A LARGE TREE AND BECOMES…

Summary of Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within
Osho Books / June 11, 2016

What this Book is About? In the book Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within, Osho shows that joy is the essence of our life. That even unhappiness has its roots in joy! Osho shares a unique perspective of accepting joy by being grateful for our life with its challenges and opportunities rather than placing a demand or setting conditions for it. This book is accompanied by an 80 minutes DVD of original OSHO talk. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following five parts – What is Happiness? Osho clears misconceptions about Happiness and describes it as a state of consciousness. He says it has nothing to do with one’s character. Neither it has anything to do with success, ambition, money, power, and prestige. Rather it is a state of one’s being. In Pursuit In this section, Osho explains that happiness is always a by-product. It is not the result of a direct pursuit. Rather it happens when one is not even aware of it. From Agony to Ecstasy In this section, Osho shares how joy is to enter into one’s own self. In the beginning, it seems tough, but as one proceeds, one moves from agony…

Summary of Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other
Osho Books / June 11, 2016

What this Book is About? The book Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other, consists of profound insights by Osho about the role of intimacy in our relationships and how we can bring that about. This book includes Osho’s explanation on Intimacy, some meditations and his response to some of the questions related to Intimacy. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following five parts – First things first: The ABC of Intimacy Osho defines Intimacy in this section. He explains that intimacy has to begin with ourselves. We have to be authentic, listen to ourselves and trust ourselves before we enter into intimacy with the other. Most importantly, one has to start this journey from wherever we are and everyone can do that. Intimacy with others: The next steps Once we are true and intimate to ourselves, we can begin with being intimate with others. Osho shares a number of ways to do the same. Four Pitfalls In this section, Osho describes following four pitfalls which hinder us from being intimate: – The Habit of Reaction – Stuck on Security – Shadowboxing – False Values Tools for Transformation In this section, Osho shares ways to bring about the transformation within…

Summary of Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within
Osho Books / June 10, 2016

What this Book is About? In the book Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within, Osho defines creativity and its role in modern world.  He also shares obstacles to creativity and ways to be creative in day-to-day life apart from the discussion of few important questions related to creativity. He also delves into finding the meaning of our life, which is the ultimate creativity. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following five parts – Preparing the Canvas Osho shares how creativity is a fragrance of real health. He tells how when a person is really healthy and whole, creativity comes naturally to that person. Osho also explains 3 C’s in this section, Consciousness, Compassion and Creativity and that these 3C’s are needed for a more enriched human being. Five Obstacles In this section, Osho describes five obstacles to the creativity in us: – Self-Consciousness – Perfectionism – Intellect – Belief – The Fame Game Four Keys In this section, Osho shares four approaches towards becoming creative: – Become a Child Again – Be ready to learn – Find Nirvana in the ordinary – Be a dreamer Four Questions Osho delves over four important questions related to creativity: – Memory and Imagination –…

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…