Earthen Lamps by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Earthen Lamps by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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Earthen Lamps
by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

One needs a very sympathetic ear and a very sympathetic heart to understand these beautiful parables, which are a rarity in Osho's work because they don't come from the talks that have made him so famous — the parables are actually written by him. Mystics like Buddha and Jesus talked in parables — and in his book Osho provides us with sixty parables, anecdotes, and stories that speak directly to us — contemporary people of the modern age. These parables and their metaphors are all very simple, and because they are so simple they have a purity, they are unpolluted by complicated rationalizations of the modern mind. They are straightforward and direct, aimed to the heart like an arrow.

In these parables Osho says in a poetic way things that cannot be said in prose. He is expressing things from the heart, things that cannot be expressed by the head. Each parable is a lesson to bring insights into one of the most important issues we face in life.

As he points out, a parable is a way to talk in pictures and not in words. And in our dreams, we are again living in parables because the unconscious understands only pictures. Your conscious has become trained for language, words, but the unconscious is still that of a child.

When a mystic like Osho wants to communicate something from his innermost depth to your innermost depth — he uses parables. They function like a seed, hovering around the consciousness and emerging into sharp focus when our everyday life experiences bring an opportunity to apply their lessons. It is very easy to remember them.

In the preface to this book, Osho writes: "What do I find when I look deeply into man? I find that man, too, is an earthen lamp! But he is not just a lamp made of clay; in him there is also a flame of light that is constantly rising towards the sun. Only his body is made of earth, his soul is that very flame."

About Osho, the author:

Osho is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. His often provocative and challenging teachings generate today more and more interest and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than fifty languages. People can easily recognize the wisdom of his insights, and their relevance to our lives and to the issues we are facing today. The Sunday Times in London named Osho as one of the "1,000 Makers of the 20th Century". He is known around the world for his revolutionary contribution to meditation - the science of inner transformation - with the unique approach of his "OSHO Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of contemporary life and bringing meditation into modern life.

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Osho Media International (November 22, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938755871
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938755873
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.5 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Book Condition: Used - Very Good: This book is in very good condition. It may have minor cosmetic defects (marks, wears, cuts, bends, crushes) on the cover, spine, pages or dust cover. Please see the pictures for more details.

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