The Magic of Self-Respect: Awakening to Your Own Awareness

The Magic of Self-Respect: Awakening to Your Own Awareness

by Osho International Foundation
     
 

Once upon a time you knew the real self. Before you became part of a society, a culture, a civilization, you knew it. It is not a coincidence that people go on thinking that their childhood was the most beautiful part of their life. It is a long-forgotten memory, because there have been days in your life, the earliest days, which you cannot remember exactly; only a

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Once upon a time you knew the real self. Before you became part of a society, a culture, a civilization, you knew it. It is not a coincidence that people go on thinking that their childhood was the most beautiful part of their life. It is a long-forgotten memory, because there have been days in your life, the earliest days, which you cannot remember exactly; only a vague feeling, a kind of fragrance, a kind of shadow is there. If you re-spect, if you look again and go deep into your existence, you are going to find the place from where you started losing yourself and gaining the ego, the false self. That moment is a moment of illumination.

So much of our experience of everyday life is shaped by religious and social conditioning - conditioning which is unknown to us and inherently unconscious. Osho exposes us to the fact that we are constantly being pulled away from the unique nature that each of us is born with. In place of that original and unique self, a false self called the "ego" is constructed, and that false self eventually gains control of our creativity, our ideas about what it means to be successful, our relationships and our very experience of who we are. And at the same time, the collection of egos known as "society" shapes all of our political, educational and religious institutions, which in turn do their part to reinforce the same old patterns onto new generations of innocent human beings.

Discarding the old trinities we all know from the past, Osho introduces us to a new trinity - of watchfulness, awareness, alertness.

The enclosed DVD contains a recorded talk by Osho and is another living experience of a contemporary mystic at work - at work with you!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984444403
Publisher:
Osho Media International
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Authentic Living
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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