Books I Have Loved Chapter 8

CHAPTER 8

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Be a Junnatha ­ a seeker. The P.S. continues. The first book is Friedrich Nietzsche's WILL TO POWER. He never published it while he was alive. It was published posthumously, and meanwhile, before it was published, many of your so-called great men had already stolen from the manuscript. Alfred Adler was one of the 'greatest' psychologists. He is one of the trinity of psychologists: Freud, Jung and Adler. He is simply a thief. Adler has stolen his whole psychology from Friedrich Nietzsche. Adler says: Man's basic instinct is the 'will---OSHO NAMAN

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Books I Have Loved Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Okay. I have heard your notebook open. Now it is my hour, and my hour does not consist of sixty minutes. It can be anything ­ sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hundred... or beyond numbers even. If it is my hour then of course it has to be consistent with me, not vice versa. The postscript continues. The first name today is one not even heard in the West: Maluka. He is one of the most significant mystics in India. His full name is Malukdas, but he only called himself Maluka as if he were a child ­ and he was a child really, not 'as---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Now the postscript. In the last session, when I said this is the end of this series of fifty books that I wanted to include in my list, it was only arbitrary. I don't mean the end, but the number. I had chosen fifty because I thought it would be a good number. Anyway one has to decide, and all decisions are arbitrary. But man proposes and God disposes ­ God, who is not. When I said this is the end of the series, the crowd that was bugging me ­ Jaydeva of GEET GOVIND, Madame Blah-Blah Blavatsky of THE SECRET DOCTRINE, and the whole---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Now the work begins. "Athato brahman jigyasa ­ now the inquiry into the ultimate..." that's how Badrayana begins his great book, perhaps the greatest. Badrayana's book is the first I am going to talk about today. He begins his great book BRAHMAN SUTRAS with this sentence: "Now the enquiry into the ultimate." That's how all the sutras in the East begin, always with "Now...athato," never otherwise. Badrayana is one of those who are bound to be misunderstood, for the simple reason that he is too serious. A mystic should not be so serious---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 4

CHAPTER 4

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Okay. Get ready for your notes. The world would have lost much without people like Devageet. We would not have known anything of Socrates if Plato had not written notes, nor of Buddha, nor Bodhidharma. Jesus too is known through his disciples' notes. Mahavira is said never to have uttered a single word. I know the meaning of why it is said. It is not that he did not utter a single word, but that he never communicated to the world directly; it was only through the notes of his disciples. There is not a single case known where an---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 3

CHAPTER 3

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Now my work begins. What a joke! The joke of all jokes is that Sosan, the Chinese sage, was knocking at the door of my consciousness. These mystics are too much. You can never know at what moment they will start knocking at your doors. You are making love to your girlfriend, and Sosan comes and starts knocking. They come all the time, anytime, they do not believe in any etiquette. And what was he saying to me? He was saying, "Why haven't you included my book?" My God, that is true! I have not included his book in my list for the---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

I apologize because this morning I did not mention a few books that I should have mentioned. I was so overwhelmed by Zarathustra, Mirdad, Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, Jesus and Krishna that I forgot a few of the books which are even far more significant. I could not believe how I could forget Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET. It is still torturing me. I want to unburden ­ that's why I say I am sorry, but not to anybody in particular. How could I forget the book which is the ultimate: THE BOOK of the Sufis! Perhaps I forgot because it contains---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 16

CHAPTER 16

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

How many books have I talked about in the P.P.S? Hmmm? "Forty, Osho." Forty? "Yes, Osho." I am a stubborn man you know. I am going to end it at fifty whatsoever happens; otherwise I will start another P.P.P.S. My stubbornness has really repaid me: it has helped me to fight all kinds of nonsense that the world is full of. It has been of tremendous help in saving my own intelligence against the mediocrity that surrounds everyone everywhere. So I don't feel at all sorry that I am stubborn; in fact, I thank God that he has made me this---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 15

CHAPTER 15

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

Okay. The first book I am going to talk about in this P.P.S. is one nobody would think I would ever talk about. It is Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH. Talking about his experiments with truth is really wonderful. This is the right time. Ashu, you go on and on; otherwise I will start condemning Mahatma Gandhi. Go on and on so I can be soft on the poor man. Until now I have never been. Perhaps you can help me to be a little soft even to Mahatma Gandhi... although I know it is almost impossible. But I can---OSHO NAMAN

Books I Have Loved Chapter 14

CHAPTER 14

1984 in Lao Tzu House, Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, USA

I have come to know, Devageet, that you freaked out this morning. Once in a while freaking is a good exercise, but freaking out I don't support. It is a common variety ­ what they call the garden variety. Freak in! If you are going to freak at all, why out? why not in? If you freak in then you become an Osho freak, and that is something of worth. You are on the path of being an Osho freak, but you move very cautiously; I should say scientifically, rationally. I don't even allow you to write your notes, I interrupt. Instead of saying---OSHO NAMAN