A new translation from Hindi. The talks compiled in this book were given in the 1970s in Ahmedabad and Mumbai and originally published as ‘Hasiba Kheliba Dhariba Dhyanam’ – understand your anger, your worries, your tensions, your insomnia, your bodily diseases – why and how they arise, and how they can be overcome.
In this remarkable collection, Osho touches on every aspect of life. He shows that man as he is, is a disease, and how people can be healed by medicine and meditation working together to form a complete science. Osho gives a detailed description of why catharsis is a necessary part of his modern meditation methods, and what is needed for transformation. Catharsis is described as an overflow, a flood that breaks all barriers, in which anger and long-suppressed emotions are related – not onto others, but into the void, into the open sky. And then “Everything will be gone. When the mind becomes empty of repression and habits, awareness will happen easily.”
Responding to questions, Osho clears up many misconceptions about the mind, awareness, meditation, real and false religions, and the effect of the will.
This short and comprehensive work gives the reader an overview of Osho’s vision and guidelines for his own meditations, as well as a roadmap toward a more blissful, happier humanity.
Man is a disease. Diseases come to man, but man himself is also a disease. That is his problem, and that is also his uniqueness; that is his good fortune, and that is also his misfortune. No other animal on earth is such problem, such an anxiety, such a tension, such a disease, such an illness as man is. But this very donation has given man all his growth, all his evolution.
Medicine and Meditation: The Two Poles of One Science
Meditation: A Scientific Process
Jumping into the Unknown
Catharsis and Meditation
Wakeful Watching: Losing the Identification with Thoughts