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The original book title was The Book of the Books, Vols 1 - 6.
Now reissued in twelve volumes as: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha.

Osho Audiobooks - Series of Talks: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 02 (mp3)

 

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The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 02

Osho calls the incomparable Dhammapada sutras of Buddha, "the book of books."

Osho explains that these sutras are concerned with aspects of man′s unawareness, and that Buddha′s whole message is concerned with the raising of our consciousness. These sutras were compiled by Buddha′s disciples to contain the essence of all his teachings. This was the last turning of the Wheel of Dharma, 2,500 years ago. At the beginning of his commentaries on these sutras, Osho says he is setting the Wheel of Dharma in motion again.

He also responds to questions from disciples and seekers in alternate discourses, with a generous sprinkling of stories, personal anecdotes and, of course, a multitude of jokes. Visually this boxed set is stunning, without doubt a collector′s piece and twelve volumes to treasure for years to come.
 
 
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Excerpt from: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 02, Chapter 1
"Man lives in unconsciousness. He is not aware, not at all aware. You can watch any person, you can watch yourself, slowly slowly, and you will see so many unconscious acts happening that it will be almost unbelievable how you have lived up to now. You are lying for no reason at all! And when you catch yourself red-handed lying, you will be surprised: why were you lying in the first place? – because there is no reason, you are not going to gain anything out of it. Just a habit, just a mechanical routine. You become sad for no reason at all.

"Now there are a few researchers who say you can make a calendar of your moods, and I find their research significant – you can really make a calendar of your moods. Just go on noting down for one month: Monday in the morning how you felt, and in the afternoon and in the evening and in the night…just at least eight times per day, go on noting every day at the exact same times how you feel. And within three or four weeks you will be surprised that on each Monday at the same time you feel exactly the same.

"Now this cannot be because of any circumstances outside, because each Monday they are different. It is something inner – although you will find excuses outside, because nobody wants to feel responsible for his own misery. It feels good to make others feel responsible for your misery. And you can find excuses, you can invent them if they are not there.

"That's where people have become very very creative. In fact their whole creativity consists in creating excuses: Why am I sad? and you can find a thousand and one reasons. The wife said this and the children are not behaving well and the neighbors and the boss in the office and the traffic and prices are rising high…and you can find a thousand and one things; they are always there. And you can paint the whole world very gloomy, dark, and then you can feel at ease that it is not your responsibility that you are sad.

"But the same world, and Tuesday morning you are feeling very bubbly, very joyous, radiant – again you can find excuses: This is a beautiful morning, and the sun and the birds and the trees and the sky, and all is so full of light – such a beautiful morning! You can find excuses for all kinds of moods, but if you make a diary of four to eight weeks you will be really shocked that everything that happens to you is almost completely dependent on you. You have an inner wheel that goes on moving, and the same spokes go on coming on top again and again.

"Yes, there are circumstances outside, but they are not causes; at the most they trigger. A certain mood that is bound to happen is triggered by a certain circumstance. If this circumstance were not there, then something else would have been the triggering point – but it was bound to be triggered.

"People who have lived in isolation have become aware of this fact. Buddha used to send his disciples for isolation. In the new commune we are going to have underground caves so I can send you for one month's isolation – absolute isolation. You disappear from the world, so you cannot blame any circumstances outside because there is nothing outside… you and the walls of the cave. And you will be surprised: one day you are happy, one day you are unhappy, one day you are feeling very greedy, one day you are feeling angry and there is nobody who has insulted you, irritated you. One day you will find you are telling lies to yourself because you cannot find anybody else." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

sex... heart... intelligent... listen... truth... shadow... seed... mahavira... gurdjieff... jesus...
 

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