Review of a book of teachings by the mystic Osho – by Helen Walker, published in Charleston Currents, USA, on May 18, 2015.
Do you feel a stirring inside like something is trying to awaken? A fresh awareness? And who are you really? This delightful little book, in which Osho’s talks are presented, attempts to show and inspire a few ways to uncovering the mystery of life and consciousness.
Osho was an Indian mystic, a spiritual master with a large following, during the second half of the 20th century. In his discourses, he reinterpreted the writings of various religious traditions and philosophies from around the world. The Book of Wisdom is filled with his brilliant outside-the-box interpretations. It is also a guide, if you are curious to take the path, to deep awakening and happiness that does not fade. In the very first chapter the reader is given a recipe to follow in seven easily digestible steps.
From the hundreds of spiritual works I’ve read, Osho’s talks are by far the most humorous and human I’ve encountered; fresh and relevant to today’s world. He fearlessly challenges the listener/reader to come face to face with his or her own ego and accept the magic of being human. It inspires laughter and joy from cover to cover and begs to be read many times.
How each individual will receive Osho’s message depends on their mind. Will you laugh? Will you think a little differently? Will you awaken to a new reality? It remains to be seen.
Helen Walker, Mount Pleasant Regional Library