COMMUNISM & ZEN FIRE ZEN WIND
“Unless the whole world goes through the Zen fire and becomes pure gold, unless the whole world becomes a Zen wind passing through every heart, connecting every heart to the universal heartbeat, this utopia is not possible.”
“If we can create a situation, an education for people to understand their inner being, they will come out of it with great compassion, with love for every being. They will have a tremendous reverence for life. They cannot exploit. In fact, spiritual communism should be first; only then can the economic communism follow it as a shadow.”
In the last century people increasingly turned away from established religions towards political and social ideologies as they searched for meaning and solution to the very challenging social and economic problem of the time. Initially communism believed that by changing people’s outer circumstances, humanity would take a quantum leap in brotherhood and consciousness. At the time of this discourse series, and in the presence of a TV crew from soviet Russia, the communist bloc is rapidly disintegrated.
Osho discusses the details and context with beautiful clarity and explains that all political ideologies have failed so far because they have started from the wrong end, the collective. The first step has to be the growth of individual consciousness. Osho proposes stepping onto the path of Zen – a path that will take the individual to a pure, authentic “spiritual communism” which can truly uplift humanity.
Throughout the book, his radical vision is subtly entwined with wonderful Zen anecdotes and a dazzling selection of jokes and haikus.
PAGES – 321
PRICE – Rs. 450
A GOD THAT CAN DANCE
TALKS ON FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE’S THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
In this commentary on Friedrich Nietzche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, Osho unravels the mystery of man’s three metamorphoses – from camel to lion to child, and in setting the record straight about the meaning of Nietzsche’s concept of the superman shows us how we ourselves can become the new man.
Zarathustra, through Osho’s eyes, is first and foremost a human being who can laugh and shed tears just like the rest of us. He speaks to us as a friend, sorting methodically through the ins and outs on the path of truth, giving each aspect a thorough and single-pointed attention. Each of Osho’s talks thus becomes a lesson on a very specific theme, and each theme is a step deeper into the journey toward becoming “a god that dance” – a person who dares to shed all the bondages of false virtues and values and dance in innocence and joy with each moment of life.
PRICE: Rs. 390
THE GOD CONSPIRACY
THE PATH FROM SUPERSTITION TO SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS
Becoming aware of the freedom and responsibility we have for ourselves and the environment of which we are part – here – now.
Not believing but only experiencing, says Osho in this inspiring book, is a way of finding truth and meaning. While Nietzsche’s declaration that “God is dead, therefore man is free” was an incredible step in understanding, he argues, it is in itself a negative solution and does not bring freedom. Simply removing God is not enough.
In The God Conspiracy, Osho offers a solution beyond Nietzsche – meditation, a direct connection with existence itself. Here he shows how Zen and mediation allow us to find meaning and significance, creativity, receptivity, and a path to freedom. Zen has no god, but it has a tremendous power to transform our consciousness, to bring so much awareness that committing evil becomes inconceivable.
This book argues persuasively that transformation cannot be imposed, but must come from one’s innermost being and understanding. While Richards Dawkin’s (The God Illusion) argues that there is no God as a scientist with an atheist background, Osho makes the same argument – that there is no God – but as a mystic based on personal experience Osho’s conclusion is not atheism, but a new spirituality based in individuality and responsibility.
PRICE: Rs. 425