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Previously published as: Tao - The Three Treasures, Vol. 1

Osho Book: Absolute Tao (2nd Edition)

 

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Absolute Tao (New Edition)

Subtle is the way to love, happiness and truth
Moving beyond the usual interpretations of this classic Chinese text – that of using it as an indicator of what to do next or attempting to predict the future – Osho is using the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu intended: to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight.

His commentaries on these seven verses burn through every idea we may hold about ourselves until we can see with the same crystal clear light as Lao Tzu.
 
 
Book - Details Chapter Titles
 
OSHO Media International
159 x 233 mm
208
978-0983640004
2nd Edition
    #1: On the Absolute Tao
    #2: Ordinariness
    #3: On the Character of Tao
    #4: Emptiness
    #5: On the Danger of Overweening Success
    #6: There Is No Meaning
    #7: On the Utility of Not-being
    #8: Witnessing
    #9: On the Wise Ones of Old
    #10: Wisdom and Understanding
 
 
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Excerpt from: Absolute Tao, Chapter 1
"I speak on Lao Tzu totally differently. I am not related to him because even to be related a distance is needed. I don’t love him, because how can you love yourself? When I speak on Lao Tzu I speak as if I am speaking on my own self. With him my being is totally one. When I speak on Lao Tzu it is as if I am looking in a mirror my own face is reflected. When I speak on Lao Tzu, I am absolutely with him. Even to say ‘absolutely with him’ is not true – I am him, he is me.

"Historians are doubtful about his existence. I cannot doubt his existence because how can I doubt my own existence? The moment I became possible, he became true to me. Even if history proves that he never existed it makes no difference to me; he must have existed because I exist – I am the proof. During the following days, when I speak on Lao Tzu, it is not that I speak on somebody else. I speak on myself – as if Lao Tzu is speaking through a different name, a different NAMA’RUPA, a different incarnation.

"Lao Tzu is not like Mahavir, not mathematical at all, yet he is very, very logical in his madness. He has a mad logic! When we penetrate into his sayings you will come to feel it; it is not so obvious and apparent. He has a logic of his own: the logic of absurdity, the logic of paradox, the logic of a madman. He hits hard.

"Mahavir’s logic can be understood even by blind men. To understand Lao Tzu’s logic you will have to create eyes. It is very subtle, it is not the ordinary logic of the logicians – it is the logic of a hidden life, a very subtle life. Whatsoever he says is on the surface absurd; deep down there lives a very great consistency. One has to penetrate it; one has to change his own mind to understand Lao Tzu." Osho

In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

moment... light... love... live... emptiness... analogy... wise... mahavira... diogenes... picasso...
 

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