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Man is a bridge, says Osho, between the animal and the divine - and our awareness of this dual aspect of our nature is what makes us human. It is also what makes us restless, full of conflict, so often at the crossroads of selfishness and generosity, of love and hate, frailty and strength, hope and despair. The Journey of Being Human looks into how we might embrace and accept these apparent contradictions, rather than trying to choose between them, as the key to transforming each twist and turn of life's journey ...
Man is a bridge, says Osho, between the animal and the divine - and our awareness of this dual aspect of our nature is what makes us human. It is also what makes us restless, full of conflict, so often at the crossroads of selfishness and generosity, of love and hate, frailty and strength, hope and despair. The Journey of Being Human looks into how we might embrace and accept these apparent contradictions, rather than trying to choose between them, as the key to transforming each twist and turn of life's journey into a new discovery of who we are meant to be.
The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on the most important questions in the life of the individual. Each volume contains timeless and always-contemporary investigations and discussions into questions vital to our personal search for meaning and purpose. The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence, for example: Is it possible to have an authentic spirituality without a belief in God? What is meditation and how does it work? What can I do as an individual to make the world a better place?
1 The Journey of Being Human 9
I have heard you say that life itself is so fulfilling, so overflowing, so blissful-then what is it that makes a person miserable?
What is agony and what is ecstasy?
I know you want us all to rid ourselves of our egos and minds, and in my case, I know that this is very necessary, but for those of us who have to function in the real world, would not a total absence of mind or ego make life much more difficult?
2 From Cradle to Grave 56
What is the right way to help a child grow without interfering in his natural potentiality?
My memory of my parents when I was young is that they were so alive. My father painted and wrote poetry, my mother taught me dancing. Both of them were agnostic, and never taught me religion. Now divorced, they each live in quiet desperation, unwilling to take chances. For me they have died and are just shells of fear. This makes me sad, because once they flowed with life. What has happened to them?
What is the generation gap?
What is exactly your attitude about death?
3 In Search of the Soul 119
Please help me to know a little bit who I am.
I heard you saying that enlightenment is the transcendence of mind- conscious, unconscious, subconscious-and that one dissolves into the ocean of life, into the universe, into nothingness. I also hear you talking about the individuality of human beings. How can the individuality of an enlightened person manifest itself if he is dissolved in the whole?
I cannot believe that I am. What is wrong with me?
Sometimes I feel I don't exist. When I come into a room, no one sees me. When I speak, no one hears. When a friend touches me, I am not solid. I feel like a piece of quicksilver that runs away from between your fingers. How can I lose myself if I am not there?
4 Suffering in a Dream 140
Why do I make mountains out of molehills?
I notice that deep down I want to be loved, accepted, like the greatest person on the earth, that I want to be the most famous person. And I feel hurt when someone rejects me. What to do with these dreams?
What to do with the feeling of helplessness at the frustration in finding that nothing is ultimately satisfying-all is not enough?
What do I want?
5 Extraordinarily Ordinary 166
Is it really possible to find happiness in ordinary life? I feel life is very boring. What should I do?
What is important?
My experience of me is the most profound experience of my life. It is also the most trivial. Please clarity.
George Gurdjieff has said: "You are in prison. If you wish to get out of prison, the first thing you must do is realize that you are in prison. If you think you are free, you can't escape." What are the prisons that I call "home"?
Epilogue: The Mine of Your Treasures Is Within You 191
What do you think about the sentence "Without Utopias, nothing is. going to get better?" Is it bullshit?
Osho International Meditation Resort 199
About Osho 203
For More Information 205
Posted March 29, 2013
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