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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. 10 (mp3)

 

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The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 10

Wisdom, says Buddha, arises from within, and is the only true knowledge. In The Dhammapada Osho speaks on wisdom, which he calls knowing, and on the difference between knowing and knowledge. Knowing, he says, is spontaneous response: it comes from inner silence, it is our own truth, an existential experience. Knowledge is dependent on the past, it is mechanical, it is second-hand, it comes from another, and hides the truth from ourselves. Knowing gives us inner direction; knowledge only outer direction. And the key to the intuitive faculty of knowing is meditation.

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Excerpt from: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 10, Chapter 3
"That's exactly the situation of humanity. You don't know who you are, you don't know what you are doing, you don't know WHY you are doing it in the first place. You don't know, even if you succeed, what is the point of it all. But still you go on doing something. It keeps you engaged and keeps you unaware of your unawareness.

"All your occupations are basically nothing but an effort to remain unaware of your unawareness – because it hurts. It hurts to know that ‘I am a zombie,’ it hurts to know that ‘I am a slave.’ So you go on bragging about your slavery as if it is something very precious and valuable. You go on bragging about your being Indian or Pakistani or Israeli or German or American. You go on bragging about your being Hindu, Mohammedan, Christian, Jaina – and you don't know you are bragging about your prisons!

"It is as if two prisoners are talking: ‘My prison is better than your prison. Look at the flag! My prison has the best flag in the world, the highest pole. And never say a word against my prison; otherwise you will suffer for it, you will have to pay for it.’

"My nation, my country, my church, my religion is higher than your religion, is higher than your church, is greater than your nation – and we are bragging about our prisons. This is utterly stupid. But why do we go on doing it? – because that is the only way to save our faces.

"If we try to see the point, that all these are prisons, how can we avoid knowing that we are a prisoner – not of one prison but of many prisons, prisons within prisons? And that will destroy our ego. It helps our egos very much that ‘We are a great nation,’ that ‘Our history is full of bravery,’ that ‘We have created the greatest warriors’... or greatest saints, or whatsoever it is. ‘We have created the most religious society in the world,’ or the most democratic society or the most communist society. This helps us to protect our egos. We find in every way methods and means, devices and strategies so that our ego remains intact.

"And the ego is the most false phenomenon in existence; there is nothing more false than the ego. It has no substance. It is a balloon full of hot air – or maybe there is no balloon, only hot air! But we are living according to the dictates of this false god, the ego. And there are priests who go on helping us, who go on giving us new strategies, new interpretations. As times change, priests are ready to give us new interpretations." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

awareness... blind... past... priest... soul... truth... prison... mahavira... shiva... ananda...
 

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