• The Book of Wisdom

  • The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism
  • By: Osho
  • Narrated by: Osho
  • Length: 47 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Osho is known around the world for his pioneering contribution to meditation - the science of inner transformation - with the unique approach of his "Osho Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of the contemporary world and bringing meditation into modern life.

Based on the Seven Points of Mind Training by the 11th-century Buddhist mystic Atisha, The Book of Wisdom removes the dust of tradition that has gathered around meditation, conveying the essential science and methodology of the practice with a freshness and spontaneity that is rarely found in contemporary spiritual works. The book is a guide for inner discipline and transformation that is also highly accessible, incorporating light, often humorous question-and-answer sessions between the author and his audience that help listeners make the practical connection between spiritual theory and meditation as a lifestyle.

In 28 talks alternating between commentaries on Atisha and responding to questions, Osho takes us into a world of wisdom.

©1979 Osho International Foundation (P)2015 Osho International Foundation

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An Osho classic.

Covers a full range of practical wisdom. And the jokes are great too. Well worth the price.

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Only if you have lots of worthless time

A ton of contradictions. Takes 10 minutes of repeating things to get a point across. Sorry, but no more OSHO for me. This was my first try given the other good reviews.

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More Than a Talk

In these 28 talks, given to an audience of sannyasins and seekers during his Poona One days, Osho does what he does best: sell enlightenment. With a combination of commentary on Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training as well as Q&A sessions from his sannyasins, Osho not only brings Atisha's wisdom to life but also infuses it with his own tremendous clarity in classic Osho-fashion. 

Osho's vision is all-encompassing. He embraces all of the Masters and Mystics from the past in an effort to cast a wide net to pull his audience in. He is no different with Atisha. After illuminating sutras from Atisha, Osho then deconstructs questions from his listeners in a systematic logical fashion with a touch of poetry as well. This style is pure genius and mystic insight interwoven in one.

On a deeper level, Osho is performing spiritual alchemy on his listeners. He speaks so the listener can become quiet. For those who are sensitive enough, there is an energy-transmission taking place. Osho's words come from a deep place of silence within his own Being and this silence can be transformative. In truth, these talks are more of a Satsang (being with truth). Osho takes the listener on a pilgrimage - from mind to no-mind, from ego to Being. Not only are these talks engaging for the mind, but they keep the listener in tune for long enough to become attuned to the silence of the Master - the silence of Atisha, the silence of Osho, the same eternal silence of all those who have ever known. This is the true function of a Buddha.

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Now, even when I die, I'll have no regret

Osho at his best given discourses about Buddhism based on Atisha's sutras.

His interpretation is very inspiring and helpful for inner transformation.

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what a beautiful thing!!!!!!

I have seen no more greater wisdom love and acceptance of what is that is not limited to one's way cleaver. i feel so great full for all that he Sher's and feel great selfish sadness that I will not get to meet such a human being in person!!. they are not words that one can produce to express what lays in this audio book
com and experience it for your self😊🌞🌸💕

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I'm in love with OSHO.

I take what I need and leave the rest, but most of it is a precious gem. I'm so grateful for his message and gift to my enlightenment.

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Hurtsssss my earssssss

I wish i would have learned who he was before buying. And that way of talking is sooo ugh.

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Life Changing

Just one word...AMAZING!!! It’s worth a second and a third listen. Just pure poetry.

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Don't buy this audiobook

Would you try another book from Osho and/or Osho?

Yes

Would you ever listen to anything by Osho again?

Only if narrated by someone else

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Osho?

Alan Smith

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Don't know, Couldn't finish 1st chapter

Any additional comments?

LISTEN TO THE SAMPLE!!!

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waste of time

stereotypical 60's guru rhetoric. sounds like bad gurus from the movies. wish I could get my credit back

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  • Mikey
  • 07-19-16

Peace, love, intelligence and humour.

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Osho, perhaps a man with the greatest sense of humour I know, is something that no words can do justice to describe.

Consider me a sanyasin, an Osho follower. Everything he says speaks to me, I feel like I've belonged for the first time in my life. The theories Osho speaks of are exactly what I have always felt but not always had the opportunity to say. An incredible addition to humankind.

OSHO - Never born, Never lived, Never died. Existed on earth between 1939 and 1990.

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  • MR AJAY MANDALIA
  • 06-30-17

Wisdom worth acquiring

An absolutely wonderful book of wisdom. Osho makes you smile with his beautiful delivery of wisdom. A must for those on the spiritual path. You will not regret it.

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  • Mukesh
  • 05-21-17

Brilliant

This was amazing experience. Very insightful and very funny. It is always a delight listening to Osho.

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  • m
  • 02-18-19

The mind behing the mysticism

Amazing, enlightening, provocative and in parts very amusing. A glimpse into the mind of the enigmatic Bhagwan: prepare to be rudely awakened and abandon eveything you think you hold sacred.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-22

Fantastic!

Another must from Osho for sincere seekers. Many insights shared to help you along the way.

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  • Anand Dinesh
  • 01-10-22

The best of Osho

l have read quite a few books of Osho. This is one of the best.This book is excellent for people starting their journey into self discovery and self transformation. Combine this with his audiobooks and you will never look back.

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  • D'Arcy O'Byrne
  • 08-31-21

A Story for the Ages

Loved it. The content is amazing and the delivery is magical. It just flows.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-20

The Master

For those seeking harmony with the universe, live in the moment with no renunciation, just joy.

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  • Damien
  • 05-22-19

Altering

Once you've let yourself adapt to the way he speaks, this audio is illuminating.
I can not futher recommend this book.

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  • Owjan
  • 06-24-20

can't find the proper world to describe it

what can I say as a man? Osho was a gift from the otherside who just visited this planet. every single of his book should be teach in schools.