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Joy

The Happiness that Comes from Within
Joy is the spiritual dimension of happiness, in which one begins to understand one’s intrinsic value and place in the universe. Accepting joy is a decision to "go with the flow". One of the 10 bestselling titles of "Insights for a New Way of Living" series.

In this seventh book in the popular Insights for a New Way of Living series, Osho examines the nature of joy from a radically different perspective. With an artful mix of compassion and humor, Osho shows us that joy is the essence of life, that even unhappiness has its root in joy. Osho encourages us to accept joy by being grateful to be alive and for the challenges and opportunities in life, and by finding the good in all that we have – rather than setting conditions or demands for happiness. By embracing joy, one comes closer to a true, peaceful, and balanced state.

Joy: The Happiness That Comes From Within includes an original 80-minute talk by Osho on DVD. This visual component enables the reader to experience the direct wisdom and humor of Osho straight from the source.
 
 
Book - Details Chapter Titles
 
St. Martins Press, USA
188 x 230 mm
180
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    #1: What Is Happiness?
    #2: It Depends on You
    #3: From the Surface to the Center
    #4: Empty Hands
    #5: In Pursuit
    #6: The Fundamental Duality
    #7: Not Character but Consciousness
    #8: Chasing Rainbows
    #9: The Roots of Misery
    #10: From Agony to Ecstasy
    #11: Understanding Is the Key
    #12: Bread and Circuses
    #13: Ecstasy Is Rebellious
    #14: Real or Symbolic?
    #15: Being and Becoming
    #16: Understanding the Roots of Misery
    #17: Responses to Questions
 
 
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Excerpt from: Joy
"Happiness is unbelievable. It seems that man cannot be happy. If you talk about your depression, sadness, misery, everybody believes it; it seems natural. If you talk about your happiness nobody believes you – it seems unnatural.

"Sigmund Freud, after forty years of research into the human mind – working with thousands of people, observing thousands of disturbed minds – came to the conclusion that happiness is a fiction: man cannot be happy. At the most, we can make things a little more comfortable, that’s all. At the most we can make unhappiness a little less, that’s all, but happy? Man cannot be.

"Looks very pessimistic… but looking at humanity, it seems to be exactly the case; it seems to be a fact. Only human beings are unhappy. Something deep down has gone wrong.

"I say this to you on my own authority: Human beings can be happy, more happy than the birds, more happy than the trees, more happy than the stars – because human beings have something which no tree, no bird, no star, has. They have consciousness.

"But when you have consciousness, two alternatives are possible: either you can become happy or you can become unhappy. Then it is your choice. Trees are simply happy because they cannot be unhappy. Their happiness is not their freedom; they have to be happy. They don’t know how to be unhappy; there is no alternative for them. The birds chirping in the trees are happy not because they have chosen to be happy – they are simply happy because they don’t know any other way to be. Their happiness is unconscious; it is simply natural.

"Human beings can be tremendously happy and tremendously unhappy – and they are free to choose. This freedom is hazardous, this freedom is very dangerous because you become responsible. And something has happened with this freedom, something has gone wrong. Man is somehow standing on his head." Osho
 

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