“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 master, he learned love & compassion, while from the third master, he learned the art of taking the suffering of others and absorbing it into your own heart.
Osho says that the mind is creating all our misery. “With the mind gone, misery is gone, and suddenly you are full of energy. And the energy needs expression, sharing; it wants to become a song, a dance, a celebration. That is compassion: you start sharing.
For Whom This Book is For?
Anyone who is interesting in taking a deep dive within or want to go deeper into the finer nuances of life should read this book. Whether you are practicing meditation or a newbie, this book may prove to be a worthy guide!
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