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

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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 ...

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Overview

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984444403
  • Publisher: Osho Media International
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Authentic Living
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authentic Living Series 7

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 Innocence is power 10

Chapter 2 Jesus, the only forgotten son of God 25

Chapter 3 One God, one messenger, one book - one big lie 41

Chapter 4 Religiousness is rebellion 54

Chapter 5 Enlightened organization is organic harmony 69

Chapter 6 Personality - the carbon cop-out 81

Chapter 7 The distillation of rebellious spirits 95

Chapter 8 Conscience - a coffin for consciousness 111

Chapter 9 Imitation is your cremation 126

Chapter 10 Jesus - the only savior who nearly saved himself 141

Chapter 11 Watchfulness, awareness, alertness - the real trinity 158

Chapter 12 Awareness has its own rewards 176

Chapter 13 Science plus religiousness - the dynamic formula for the future 191

Chapter 14 Positive thinking - philosophy for phonies 205

Chapter 15 The magic of self respect 223

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