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you were perfectly aware that they are bound to change. . have data about OSHO books, eBooks, audios and other products and the. Awareness book. Read 68 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Underlying all meditation techniques, including martial arts-and in fact. Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance is a book about mindfulness by the controversial spiritual teacher Osho. If you haven't read anything.
Tas pats sev ir balva. Neviens nekad to nav paveicis. Un skaties, kas notiks. Jun 29, S rated it it was amazing. Every book of Osho is a gem. There are so many matters which are most important for good living and simple living.
I will read the book once again. View 1 comment. Jul 08, Mallikarjun Yelameli rated it it was amazing. Buddha's mindful meditation is the greatest gift to the world. Being aware every moment is the most important thing. Meditation can only make one aware. Osho says, meditation is the only true religion.
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Life has no goal no purpose, life itself is the goal and purpose, awareness is the technique to attain it. Awareness is the difference between death and life. Buddha's one of the most important teaching is being aware every moment. By practicing mindful meditation, one reaches, to his or her inner Buddha's mindful meditation is the greatest gift to the world. By practicing mindful meditation, one reaches, to his or her inner core and one will come to know that, misery is the state of unconsciousness.
A must read book. Osho had explained lucidly, the importance of being aware with various examples and stories. It's hard to imagine, the world without Buddha. Osho had left no stone unturned to convey the message of Buddha.
Osho had his own style of explaining and convincing, which was really great. Osho was one most influential personality who changed the destiny of India along with Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru. It's very unfortunate, the way people treated to Osho during his lifetime. Nov 25, Chicky Kadambari rated it really liked it. A strong and much needed book in today's stressful living conditions. In this book, Osho teaches the essence of meditation and living in the present moment.
He shows how, with practice, we can avoid being entrapped in the vicious circle of our thoughts. He explains the techniques for relaxing our mind and body, and letting go of all tensions. He points out the difference between religion and spirituality, between c A strong and much needed book in today's stressful living conditions.
He points out the difference between religion and spirituality, between character and consciousness, and between a man of quality and a man of awareness. My rating: Jan 12, Ersagun rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Nov 13, Da-silva rated it it was amazing. Jan 27, Bettina rated it it was amazing. I wish I could manage to do it one day and to find the balance everytime I loose it I guess we are so bombarded with enlightenment and knowledge quotes that it somehow makes these types of books and all quotes in general seem like everyone else has all the answers except me I might get back to this.
I just need to detox from the fast feeding on enlightenment, self-awareness, and being the best a person can be. One step at a time. Great book Amazing book for spiritual growth and development. Brings light and balance into your every day life. I really recommend this book.
Mar 31, Muthukumar added it Shelves: Jun 30, Sarito Carol rated it it was amazing. My personal favorite of the Insights series of Osho books. Dec 07, Vanea Tudor rated it it was amazing. All books by OSHO are a journey to awareness and inner peace! Can't get enough of it: View 2 comments. Aug 25, Deniz Oztas added it. Nov 10, Prasad Gamage is currently reading it.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers Also Enjoyed. Self Help. About Osho. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic. In the s he traveled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi, and Hindu religious orthodoxy. Rajneesh emphasized the Rajneesh born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December — 19 January and latter rebranded as Osho was leader of the Rajneesh movement.
Rajneesh emphasized the importance of meditation, mindfulness, love, celebration, courage, creativity and humor—qualities that he viewed as being suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious tradition and socialization. In advocating a more open attitude to human sexuality he caused controversy in India during the late s and became known as "the sex guru". In , Rajneesh spent time in Mumbai initiating followers known as "neo-sannyasins".
During this period he expanded his spiritual teachings and commented extensively in discourses on the writings of religious traditions, mystics, and philosophers from around the world.
In Rajneesh relocated to Pune, where an ashram was established and a variety of therapies, incorporating methods first developed by the Human Potential Movement, were offered to a growing Western following. In , the Rajneesh movement's efforts refocused on activities in the United States and Rajneesh relocated to a facility known as Rajneeshpuram in Wasco County, Oregon.
Almost immediately the movement ran into conflict with county residents and the state government, and a succession of legal battles concerning the ashram's construction and continued development curtailed its success. In , in the wake of a series of serious crimes by his followers, including a mass food poisoning attack with Salmonella bacteria and an aborted assassination plot to murder U. Attorney Charles H. Turner, Rajneesh alleged that his personal secretary Ma Anand Sheela and her close supporters had been responsible.
He was later deported from the United States in accordance with an Alford plea bargain. He ultimately returned to India and a revived Pune ashram, where he died in Rajneesh's teachings have had a notable impact on Western New Age thought, and their popularity has increased markedly since his death. Other books in the series. Osho Insights for a new way of living 1 - 10 of 13 books. Books by Osho. Trivia About Awareness: The Ke No trivia or quizzes yet.
The very fact that you are aware changes your acts. They happen, they cannot be brought. They happen you cannot force them to happen. They are spontaneous happenings. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Act, speak, with full awareness and then you will find a tremendous change in you.
The very fact that you are aware changes your acts.
In awareness, jealousy never arises. In awareness, many things simply disappear — all the things that are negative. Acts do not matter — you, your awareness, you being conscious, mindful, is what matters. What you do is not the concern. Once you have known awareness, nothing is worth it.
The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own. Dreams are private, absolutely private! Nobody can enter into your dream. You cannot share a dream with your beloved. You have your own world; if you are asleep you live enclosed in your own thoughts, concepts, dreams, desires. Whenever you meet another, two worlds clash.
Worlds in collision — this is what the situation is. Truth cannot be private, remember, it must belong to the world of dreams. Truth is an open sky, it is for all, it is one. Mind has a private world but consciousness has no private worlds. Your world has to be dropped; that is the only renunciation. The real world that has to be renounced is the mind; the private dreaming world. How can you escape yourself? Wherever you go, you will be with yourself. Drop dreaming become more alert. Suddenly dreams disappear, and with dreams all miseries disappear.
When you are awake, you see death all around. But remember; a man becomes religious only when he encounters death, never before. Suddenly you become aware that death is life. The deeper you move into death, the deeper you move in life because. Heraclitus says, the opposites meet and mingle; they are one.
If you are trying to escape from death, remember, you will be escaping from life also. This is the paradox; escape death and you remain dead; face, encounter death and you become alive. Die to time so that you are resurrected into eternity.
Die to mind so you become alive in consciousness. Die to thinking so that you are born into awareness. Whatever we see when awake is death. But the fact has to be faced, If you face it, the fact become the truth; if you escape, you live in lies.
If you face the fact, the fact becomes the door for the truth. The fact is death; that has to be faced. And the truth will be life, eternal life, life in abundance, life that never ends. Constantly wherever you are, remember yourself. This constant remembering of the self creates a subtle energy, a very subtle energy in you. You begin to be a crystallized being. Awareness is what makes you a master — and when I say a master, I do not mean a controller.
When I say be a master, I mean be a presence — a continuous presence. If you begin to be aware, you begin to feel a new energy in you, a new fire, a new life.
And because of this new life, new power, new energy, many things that were dominating you just dissolve. Ego is a false sense of self. It is difficult to be aware even for a single moment, the mind is constantly flickering. But it is not impossible. It is arduous, it is difficult, but it is not impossible.
The more unconscious you are, the further away you are from yourself. The more conscious, the nearer you reach to yourself. Awareness is the technique for centering oneself, for achieving the inner fire.
Be aware. Bring awareness to your life. When you think of going into the past, at the most you go into the memory of it; it is not the real past, it is just the memory. The past is no more, so you cannot reform it.
The second impossible idea that has always dominated the human mind is to establish the future — which again, cannot be done. Future means that which is not yet; you cannot establish it. Future remains unestablished, future remains open. The future is uncertainty; that is the very quality of the future. The past has happened, it is a dead phenomenon.
Future is pure potentiality, unless it happens, you cannot be certain about it. Past is pure actuality, it has happened. Now nothing can be done about it. Between these two, man stands in the present always thinking of the impossibles. You can only destroy the present moment, which is the only moment available, real. No problem is serious. The moment you say no problem is serious, the problem is almost 99 percent dead.
Consciousness remains free — freedom is its innermost quality, freedom is its nature. The whole Eastern methodology can be reduced to one word: witnessing. And the whole western methodology can reduced to one thing: analyzing. Analyzing, you go round and round.
Witnessing, you simply get out of the circle. Analysis will always remain half, so analysis never helps anybody really. It cannot help. Witnessing will not change your conditioning. Witnessing will not change your body musculature. But witnessing will give you an experience that you are beyond all musculature, all conditioning.
In that moment of beyondness, no problem exists — not for you. Witnessing is the technique for centering. Understand clearly the distinction between reaction and action. Thinking is judgment — the moment you think, you have begun to judge. Thinking is evaluation. You cannot think without evaluation.
Thinking is categorizing. The moment you have categorized a thing — labeled it, named it — you have thought about it.
Thinking is impossible if you are not going to judge. If you are not going to judge, then you can just remain aware — but you cannot think. You have judge it according to your past. Mind means your past, your memories. The past has come upon the present. The moment you bring your past in, you are destroying it. Thinking means bringing your past to the present. Witnessing means no past, the present — no bringing in of the past.
What is thinking? It is the brining of the mind into the present. You have missed the present then — you have missed it totally! The moment the past penetrates into the present, you have missed it.
Thinking is dead, witnessing is alive. The more thoughts you have, the greater the ego you have. Language is needed to communicate with others; it is not needed to communicate with oneself.
It is a useful instrument — rather, the most useful instrument. Man could create a society, a world, only because of language.
But because of language, man has forgotten himself. The mind cannot do two things simultaneously — thinking and witnessing. Witnessing is a passive awareness, with no action inside. Awareness itself is not an action. Body and mind are not two separate entities.
Bodymind is a single system, so when the mind becomes tense, the body becomes tense. So there are two kinds of tension, the body tensions and the mind tensions. Both have to be released before you can start relaxation, which will bring you to awareness.
From unawareness to awareness is the greatest quantum leap. Mind is not a thing, but an event. A thing has substance in it, an event is just a process. The mind is just a process. One thought comes, another thought comes, another, and they go on… the gap is so small you cannot see the interval between one thought and another. So two thoughts become joined, they become a continuity, and because of that continuity you think there is a mind.
Thoughts are like clouds — they come and go, and you are the sky. Mind is nothing but the absence of your presence. Have you ever noticed that not even a single thought has arisen out of you?
Not a single thought has come through your being; they always come from the outside. The whole of the science of meditation, is nothing but centering, moving toward the center, getting rooted there, abiding there. And from there the whole perspective changes. Centering in consciousness is the mastery of the mind. The stronger person absorbs everything. And he is richer for it. Awareness is your being, consciousness is your being.
Thinking cannot be stopped. Mind is one of the most beautiful mechanisms. Science has not yet been able to create anything parallel to mind. Mind still remains the masterpiece, so complicated, so tremendously powerful, with so many potentialities. Watch it! Enjoy it! Look at the delicacy and the endurability of the mind — so delicate.
Tremendous is the capacity of the mind — and in such a small space. Mind is making almost no noise; it goes on working silently. The more you know, the more you understand. When you die, everything in your body is ready to die — except the mind. The separation comes from the mind.
The modern mind is in much hurry. Meditation is not an effort against the mind; it is a way of understanding the mind. It is a loving way of witness the mind — but of course, one has to be patient. Bodies are separate, minds overlapping, and souls are one. At the very center of existence we meet and are one. Mind is a bridge, a bridge between the body and the soul, between the world and god. I am not in favor of stopping the mind I am in favor of watching it.
It stops of its own accord — and then it is beautiful. Miracles happen of their own accord. There is no need to pull and push. How to stop thinking? I say just watch, be alert. And drop this idea of stopping, otherwise it will stop the natural idea of stopping!
Who are you to stop? It is just fiction, you are seeing an inner movie. No-mind is not against mind; no-mind is beyond mind. No-mind does not come by killing and destroying the mind; no-mind comes when you have understood the mind so totally that thinking is no longer needed — your understanding has replaced it.
Even if immoral thoughts, so-called immoral thoughts, pass through your mind, let them pass. Nothing is wrong, you remain detached, no harm is being done.
The present is not really time for the ordinary consciousness — for the ordinary consciousness, the past is real time, the present just a passage form the past to the future, just a momentary passage.
The past is real and the future also, but the present is unreal for the ordinary consciousness. For a Buddha-consciousness, for an awakened being, only the present is existential. Only when one waked up is the present real, and the past and future both become unreal. Why is this so? Why do you live in the past?
Mind is memory — all that you have done, all that you have dreamed, all that you wanted to do and could not do, all that you have imagined in the past, is your mind, Mind is a dead entity. If you look through the mind, you will never find the present because the present is life, and life can never be approached through a dead medium. Mind is dead. The mind cannot think of the unknown. The mind can only project the known, that which you know.
Whatsoever you do in the future will be nothing but a continuation of the past. You can change a little — a patch here, a patch there, but the main part will remain just the same. Every action is self-perpetuating, every thought is self-perpetuating. Once you cooperate with it, you are giving energy to it. Sooner or later it will become habitual. You will do it and you will not be the doer; you will do it just because of the force of habit. Habit finally becomes first nature and nature becomes secondary.
You live through the habit — that means that the habit lives basically through you. The habit itself persists, it has an energy of its own. Habit will become the master and you will be just a servant, a shadow. Habits force you to do certain things; you are a victim.
Thought is also subtle action in the mind. You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy. The basic change is needed there inside you. If you go on throwing responsibility on the other, remember that you will always remain a slave because nobody can change the other.
How can you change the other? Has anybody ever changed the other. You need space — the past is so much inside, a junkyard of dead things, there is no space for the present to enter.
That junkyard goes on dreaming about the future, so half the place is filled with that which is no more and half the place is filled with that which is not yet.
And the present? It simply the door. Be total in your acts, and if you are total, you have to be aware; nobody can be total without being aware.
But anger happens first, then the body follows. It is only out of silence that action arises.
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When somebody insults you, you have to become a receiver, you have to accept what he says, only then can you react. The man of awareness, understanding, acts. The man who is unaware, unconscious, mechanical, robot like, reacts.
Intelligence becomes sharpened only when you act. Watching should lead you into action, a new kind of action. A new quality is brought to action.
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You watch, you are utterly quiet and silent. You see what the situation is, and out of that seeing you respond. The man of awareness responds, he is responsible — literally! He is responsive, he does not react. The real man of understanding acts — acts tremendously, acts totally, bur he acts in the moment, out of his consciousness.
Life is never static, it goes on changing. A picture is static. It remains as it is, it never changes. Learn sitting silently — become a mirror. Silence makes a mirror out of your consciousness, and then you function moment to moment. The knowledgeable man is the most blind man in the world. Because he functions out of his knowledge, he does not see what the case is. He simply goes on functioning mechanically.It cannot be in the present, it is absolutely impossible for the mind to be in the present.
I'll read it again soon! They are spontaneous happenings. Atisha became a disciple of Dharmakirti. Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person, love is a quality that arises when we are in contact with our inner being, our authentic self, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness.