Wild Wild Country: Review of Netflix Documentary on Osho
Osho News / March 15, 2018

Wild Wild Country Osho has made a deep impact on spiritual seekers when he was alive in his body and continues to make an impact on seekers of this age with his books, audios, and videos. He had a fair share of controversies when he was alive and probably he loved controversies himself because that actually help spread his reach among masses and genuine seekers could always separate the wheat from the chaff, and in turn, he got more seekers as his sannyasins (followers). Now movies and documentaries are also being made on Osho by the different set of people. Wild Wild Country is the latest documentary by Netflix about Osho’s days in Oregon. Wild Wild Country will start streaming from 16 March, 2018 onward. The official description on Netflix about this documentary is: “When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.” So this documentary deals with all the controversies during Osho’s days at Oregon. Such sort of words like ‘Cult Leader’, ‘Sex Guru’, ‘Rolls-Royce Guru’ were used even during the lifetime of Osho. And he made it clear during his lifetime that he is like an empty…

Summary of Living on Your Own Terms: What Is Real Rebellion?
Osho Books / December 6, 2016

What this Book is About? The Book “Living on Your Own Terms: What Is Real Rebellion” is a part of Osho’s life essential series of books. All the volumes in this series focus upon discussion and insights related to vital questions and our purpose in the life. This Book is in Questions and Answers format where Osho shares his insights to different questions posed by different people. related to individuality and rebel part of oneself. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following five parts – Saying Good-Bye to the Past Four questions have been included in this section. Here is one of the questions from this section. “What is real rebellion? And what is the difference between reaction and action of the rebellious human being?” Osho shares that the first thing to be understood is the difference between rebellion and revolution. While revolution is the organized effort to change the society forcibly and violently, on the other hand, rebellion is individual, nonviolent and peaceful. While rebellion is out of love and not against something but rather for something; on the other hand revolution is against something but not for something. He goes on sharing deep insights to understand…

Summary of The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Commentaries on Atisha’s Seven Points of Mind Training
Osho Books / November 29, 2016

What this Book is About? “The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Commentaries on Atisha’s Seven Points of Mind Training” conveys the essential science and methodology of the Atisha’s meditation practices. This book provides a profound spiritual wisdom mixed with a dose of fun and humor, a hallmark of Osho’s style. This book is styled in the form of quotes from Atisha, the great 10th century Buddhist Mystic; followed by Osho’s commentary and then question-answer series between Osho and his Sannyasins. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into twenty-eight chapters. Osho says Religion is not a science, but yet it is a science. It is not a science in the sense physics, mathematics and chemistry are sciences. But still, it is a science because it is the ultimate knowing. Osho explains that the “Seven points of mind training” of Atisha, the great mystic, are like seven fingers pointing towards the moon. Don’t become too obsessed with the fingers. Use and forget them. Look where the fingers are pointing. Osho tells that Atisha has been rare phenomena in a sense that he was taught by three different mystics! From the first master, he learned no-mind. from the second…

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 Tarot in the Spirit of Zen: The Game of Life
Osho Books / June 16, 2016

What this Book is About? Tarot in the Spirit of Zen: The Game of Life is an in-depth study of the meanings of the cards in the Osho Zen Tarot Deck. This book includes 22 complementary tear-out “mini cards” bound into the back. These cards represent the 22 major arcana  cards pf the Osho Zen Tarot Deck. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following six parts – The Major Arcana The Suit of Fire (Wands) The Suit of Water (Cups) The Suit of Clouds (Swords) The Suit of Rainbows (Disks, Pentacles) Table of Correspondences This book is a much detailed explanation of Osho Zen Tarot Cards. Although you already get an accompanying book along with Osho Zen Tarot deck, but if you want to get much more detailed information out of those cards then this book is a great resource. Even if you do not own Osho Zen Tarot deck, still it is a great resource for anyone who wants to get more out of their Tarot readings. Just for your information, the Tarot in Zen sense focuses on the finding solutions in the present moment. Here’s an excerpt from this book: There has been a great misunderstanding…

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…