I misteri della vita
Publisher: Edizioni Mondadori
La vita spirituale, e la sua sacralità; la morte, come un crescendo, il culmine stesso dell'esperienza; il sesso, capace di spalancare porte nuove. È questo il cuore dell'insegnamento di Osho: un messaggio tanto semplice da apparire scandaloso.
«La meditazione è uno stato naturale dell'essere, uno stato che abbiamo perduto, e ritrovarlo è la gioia più grande della vita.» Si ritiene comunemente che essa sia un esercizio complicato, una pratica da mistici. Non è così: la meditazione è la grande scoperta di tutti coloro, uomini o donne, religiosi o atei, avventurosi o conservatori, che provano con semplicità a rivolgere il proprio sguardo dentro di sé. Queste pagine ci spiegano i segreti di tale ricerca: un viaggio interiore capace di liberare nuove energie, dal quale ciascuno tornerà più giovane, più limpido, più capace di imparare, con più meraviglia negli occhi e più stupore nel cuore.
The Inner Journey
Publisher: Penguin UK
Love is not something to be obtained from the outside. Love is the music of your inner being. Nobody can give you love. Love can arise within you, but it cannot be obtained from the outside. There is no shop, market, no salesman from whom you can purchase love. Love cannot be purchased, at any price. Love is an inner flowering. It arises from some dormant energy within, yet all of us search for love on the outside. But all of us search for love in the beloved— — Osho The Inner Journey is a precise manual for tuning the instrument— body, mind, heart, hara— to an inner balance and harmony that will pave the way for the experience of meditation. Osho speaks of meditation as a music that naturally flows in a well-tuned instrument, and of love as the dance that moves to this music.
An indispensable work for understanding the life and teachings of one of the most unusual mystics and philosophers of our time. Ten years have past since, in the words of his attending physician, Osho prepared for his departure from the body that had served him for fifty-nine years "as calmly as though he were packing for a weekend in the country." This volume is recognition that the time has come to provide a historical and biographical context for understanding Osho and his work. Who was this man, known as the Sex Guru, the "self-appointed bhagwan" (Rajneesh), the Rolls-Royce Guru, the Rich Man's Guru, and simply the Master? Drawn from nearly five thousand hours of Osho's recorded talks, this is the story of his youth and education, his life as a professor of philosophy and years of travel teaching the importance of meditation, and the true legacy he sought to leave behind: a religionless religion centered on individual awareness and responsibility and the teaching of "Zorba the Buddha," a celebration of the whole human being.
Millions of readers of Carlos Castaneda books have long enjoyed the fantastic teachings of don Juan Matus, the Yaqui shaman from northern Mexico. Now, thanks to the practical techniques based on Castaneda's writings offered here by author Victor Sanchez--the body as a field of energy, the not-doings of the personal self, stopping the internal dialogue, the magic of attention, setting up dreaming, the warrior's greatest love, and more--you can apply these teachings to your everyday life.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
In Yoga: The Science of the Soul, one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century presents the history and philosophy of this timeless health practice. Much of what is known as yoga today emphasizes physical postures and exercises to increase flexibility and help relaxation. But in fact, yoga has its roots in centuries of rigorous investigation and research in the East to develop an understanding of human consciousness and its potential. In Yoga, Osho explains the meaning ofsome of the most important Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an early “scientist of the soul” who is credited with being the father of Raja Yoga, or the “royal path” of yoga that uses physical postures and breath primarily as a means to achieve higher states of consciousness. With a fresh translation of these ancient texts, and unique Osho insights into the modern mind and its psychology, Patanjali comes to life on the pages with an approach to using yoga for greaterself-understanding that is absolutely relevant to our times. An invaluable resource for beginning or experienced yoga practitioners, and for anyone who seeks to better understand the intricate and powerful relationshipthat exists between body and mind. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages invirtually every country of the world.
Being in Love
What Is Love? In this thoughtful, provocative work, Osho—one of the most revolutionary thinkers of our time—challenges us to question what we think we know about love and opens us to the possibility of a love that is natural, fulfilling, and free of possessiveness and jealousy. With his characteristic wit, humor, and understanding, Osho dares us to resist the unhealthy relationship patterns we’ve learned from those around us, and to rediscover the meaning of love for ourselves. “By the time you are ready to explore the world of love, you are filled with so much rubbish about love that there is not much hope for you to be able to find the authentic and discard the false.” By answering the questions that so many lovers face, Osho shares new ways to love that will forever change how you relate to others, including how to: • Love without clinging • Let go of expectations, rules, and demands • Free yourself from the fear of being alone • Be fully present in your relationships • Keep your love fresh and alive • Become a life partner with whom someone could continue to grow and change • Surrender your ego so you can surrender to love Being in Love will inspire you to welcome love into your life anew and experience the joy of being truly alive by sharing it. From the Hardcover edition.
What is Meditation?
Publisher: Osho Media International
WHAT IS MEDITATION? The question is answered here in 38 ways -- irreverent, provocative, insightful, profound. Those who have avoided meditation because it seems too serious and holy might enjoy discovering it can be "Fun." The resolutely secular can entertain the notion that it's "Scientific" and an "Experiment." And the skeptical might even be persuaded that it's "Cool." Whatever category you fall into, here's an opportunity to loosen the bindings of your preconceived notions of what meditation is, and begin to approach it with more playfulness and joy.
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. Buddha’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 illuminates the vast difference between a negative and a sublime emptiness.
Publisher: Osho Media International
Moving beyond the usual interpretations of this classic Chinese text — that of using it as an indicator of what to do next or attempting to predict the future — Osho is using the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu intended: to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight. His commentaries on these seven verses burn through every idea we may hold about ourselves until we can see with the same crystal clear light as Lao Tzu.
Described as the most "conspicuous voice in Italian poetry after Eugenio Montale," Mario Luzi created for himself an unmistakably individual rhythm, idiom, and ethos ... Particular to Luzi's poetry is the quality of lyricism, and tone of conversational intimacy, of which For the Baptism of Our Fragments represents the crowing achievement of a long poetic career which begsan with his first book of poems in 1935.
In 1884, the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life. In his madness, the world was revealed to him as an enormous architecture of nerves, dominated by a predatory God. It became clear to Schreber that his personal crisis was implicated in what he called a "crisis in God's realm," one that had transformed the rest of humanity into a race of fantasms. There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: Schreber "considered himself chosen to redeem the world, and to restore to it the lost state of Blessedness. This, however, he could only do by first being transformed from a man into a woman...."
A Life Apart
Author: Mariapia Veladiano
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Rebecca's parents were born to very different families. One wealthy, one all but destitute, they were united only by their striking mutual beauty. But the sole child to bless their great romantic fairy tale is a daughter of startling ugliness. The shock of having given birth to such a monster leads the mother to withdraw both herself and her daughter from the world. Only by keeping her child indoors, away from strangers' eyes, can she protect her from their disgust. But against all odds, with a little help from some remarkable friends, Rebecca discovers a talent for music that proves that inner beauty can outshine any other. A Life Apart is an irresistible modern fable that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt that they don't belong.