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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. 04 (mp3)


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The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol. 04

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. 04, Chapter 10
"Mind lives in time – mind is time. It is always entangled either with the past or with the future – and both are not. The past is no more, the future not yet, and the mind lives in something that is not. Mind's existence is a very shadowy, pseudo existence; it is just a reflection in the mirror, the moon seen reflected in the lake.

"To be herenow means getting out of time. You will have to pull yourself from the past, you will have to be out of the past. You will have to slip out of the past as a snake slips out of the old skin. And you will have to be very alert not to get entangled into the future – future projections, dreams. If you can avoid past and future you are alert, you are aware.

"That's what Buddha means by sammasati – right awareness. Then you are now and you are here. Where else can you be? That's where you really are!

"Even though you go on moving into the past and into the future, all that movement is like a dream. You fall asleep, you remain in your room, but in your dream you can wander all over the earth, or you can go to the planets, to the moon, or to the stars. But in the morning when you wake up you will not find yourself on the moon. You may have been the whole night in your dream on the moon; you are going to wake up in your room. So even when you were walking on the moon, in your dream you were in your room – really you were in your room.

"We are always in the present; there is nowhere else to be. But we can dream, we can imagine, we can revive memories, we can project in the future great illusions… but still we are herenow! The day, the moment, you become aware that you are here and you cannot be anywhere else, that you are now and you cannot be then, you sink into the reality, you go to the depth of reality itself, you change your gear from time to eternity.

"The cross in its original sense represented time and eternity. It does not represent simply Jesus' crucifixion; the cross is an older symbol than Jesus. In fact it is only a part of the ancient Eastern symbol, swastika just a part of it. The swastika in the East has always represented time and eternity; the cross also represents time. Time is horizontal, it is linear; it moves from one moment to another moment. And the vertical line on the cross represents eternity – depth, height. In time you swim, in eternity you dive.

"Herenow simply means this gap between the past and the future, this small interval. From this small interval you enter into a totally different world – that is called ‘the other shore.’" Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

life... love... doubt... positive... dance... heart... hell... shrona... diogenes... mahavira...

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