The Art of Living and Dying is my 17th Osho book. There is a pithy saying that "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear" and the right Osho book has always showed up when I was ready to read it. At 70 years of age and having seen my father during his last two weeks of his 101 years on this wonderful planet, the Art of Living and Dying confirmed for me much of my thinking regarding death. My father kept telling me over and over, " I just want to go home". He stopped eating and drinking and just rested peacefully until he stopped breathing. The book assured me that I am on the right tract in preparing for that time when I can say as my dad did ,"I just want to go home".
I was most impressed with the how Osho handled the subject of reincarnation, the continuation of life. No one can understand reincarnatiuon by listening to someone else's explanation. He made that very clear and encouraged us to find the answer ourselves through meditation. He knows the answer from his own experience and we must find it, even if our answer is different from his, through our own experiences.
Osho is very repetitive to the point of boring at times but if you stay with him, you'll discover nuggets of wisdom that's worth the wait. It may be the last Osho book I'll buy because I've gone as far as he can take me. Now I'm on my own. Thank you Ohso.
For you Osho lovers out there, The Art of Living and Dying is a great book to read and I highly recommend it. Don't be afraid of death. It began with and is part of life. There's no life without death and no death without life and so life and death will never end. Good luck!