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Osho Book: The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol. 1


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The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol. 1

Sufism: A Way into the Mysteries of Existence
Osho invites us to explore the world of the Sufis, in which we discover the meaning of trust, the wisdom of the heart, and so much more.

Throughout history stories have always been the best teaching material. They are alive, entertaining, and in a simple way they can be used to convey the basic lessons for life. This book presents a special selection of commentaries by Osho on incomparable stories from the world of Sufism.

Beginning with the haunting story of a stream that encounters a desert, Osho invites us to explore this world of the Sufis, in which we discover the meaning of trust, the wisdom of the heart, and so much more.

"Sufism is a vision – a love-vision, a loving approach toward reality. It is falling in love with existence. Existence is waiting for you to come close so that it can reveal its heart. Existence is waiting for you to fall in love with it. If you are deeply in love with existence, it starts opening, it starts revealing its secrets. It has been waiting long for you to come close."
Book - Details Chapter Titles
OSHO Media International
140 x 203 mm
    #1: The Tale of the Sands
    #2: Trusting
    #3: The Journey Is the Goal
    #4: Contrary to Expectation
    #5: The Oasis of Your Awareness
    #6: Being Total
    #7: The Mad King and His Idol
    #8: Just a Quantum Leap
    #9: Experience: the Heart of the Matter
Excerpt from: The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol. 1, Chapter 1
"At last! Every consciousness reaches to a point of cul-de-sac, a point which Sufis call ‘the desert.’ The desert is a point where you start feeling you are disappearing. The desert is a point where you feel you are dying. The desert is a point when you feel utterly hopeless, meaningless, a point where you start contemplating suicide, a point where you cannot figure it out – what to do, what not to do, to be or not to be. One day or other every consciousness has to face the desert, because without passing through the desert you will never really be mature. That is part of the training of every soul. In fact when you start encountering the desert, you start thinking of religion. When things are going good who bothers about religion? Who contemplates? Who meditates? Who prays? When things are not going well, then you start thinking that there must be something basically wrong with you.

"This is a strange phenomenon – that whenever a person has all that he needs he encounters the desert. The affluent society encounters the desert. The poor society is still far away from the desert. The affluence brings the desert very close by, because you have all that you were hoping for: you have the woman that you wanted, the house, the money, the prestige, the power. You have all that you had always dreamt about, now there is no more left to dream: the desert has come. Now you suddenly feel a kind of insomnia. You cannot even sleep, the desert is all around.

"How to transcend this desert – the desert of meaninglessness, the desert of anguish, the desert of absurdity." Osho
"Osho is one of the most remarkable orators I have ever heard, though there is no hint of demagogy in his style, and no oratory or pedagogic feeling about the content of what he says."

Bernard Levin, The Times, UK
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

trust... love... wise... changes... attachment... content... meaning... merlin ... bodhidharma... arjuna...

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