The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha’s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern audience — one with different minds and needs than the original audiences of Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. Osho’s message is not about Buddha the historical figure: instead, he addresses his readers and listeners and encourages them to discover their own inner reality, their own buddhahood. Like Buddha’s, Osho’s message is about meditation and meditation alone — “rely only on your meditation and nothing else.” Osho also speaks on the seven chakras, the energy centers of the human body, and their corresponding relationships to the physical, psychosomatic, psychological, psychospiritual, spiritual, spiritual-transcendental, and transcendental aspects of human growth and consciousness.
About the Author
Osho (19311990) is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. His often provocative and challenging teachings generate more and more interest and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than 60 languages. He is known around the world for his revolutionary contribution to meditation, the science of inner transformation, with the unique approach of his "OSHO Active Meditations" that acknowledge the accelerated pace of contemporary life and bring meditation into modern context. The Osho International Foundation is based in Switzerland.
Table of ContentsPreface
Chapter 1: The Buddha Within
Chapter 2: Surrender Is Understanding
Chapter 3: Negation of Knowledge
Chapter 4: Understanding: The Only Law
Chapter 5: The Fragrance of Nothingness
Chapter 6: Don’t Be Too Sane
Chapter 7: Full Emptiness
Chapter 8: The Path of Intelligence
Chapter 9: Gone, Gone, Gone Beyond!
Chapter 10: Sannyas: Entering the Stream
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