Buddha: His Life and Teachings and Impact on Humanity (Pillars of Consciousness) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/12
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An authority on the world's spiritual traditions, Osho was celebrated for his unique ability to refresh ancient wisdoms for a contemporary audience. Here he takes the reader on an exciting journey into the life and world of Prince Gautam Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. Like a great storyteller, Osho explains the Buddha's teachings through life stories and anecdotes that demonstrate how these teachings arose from Buddha's own experiences. Lively and lifelike, with unconventional wit and deep wisdom he guides the reader step by step through the secrets and subtleties of the world religion without God, as only a true spiritual teacher can. Stunning color photographs throughout the book, along with Osho's inspiring insights, reveal the inner quality of Buddha's spirituality, leading the reader to a new understanding of his timeless message.
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
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superb. got it in less than 2 days. free delivery...one of the best parts of amazon that it allows free delivery of order amt < 500 unlike its competitive indian counterpart which doesnt. Hence i chose amazon. the packing was flawless.
About the book:
To break the myth, this book is neither about buddhism as a religion nor buddha as a monk. Its about buddha(the awakened one) as a STATE OF BEING.
the five dimensions to the meaning of "budhi" at the very onset of the book makes for an intriguing self-introspection. In fact these starting few pages are the core essence of the book, which is further elucidated by excerpts from the life of Siddharth Gautam(who reached the STATE of Buddhahood..the enlightened one) in the captivating voice of Osho.
The book aims to uplift your spiritual state(it doesnt teach you to live a monk-life in the mountains as spiritually ignorant fools notion about these genre of books.) Its about REALIZING your true being. Once that is achieved, nothing can stop you from leading a happy and blissful life.
Opportunity knocks our door but we are too ignorant to call it noise and turn away. This is one of those opportunities.
Flat 5 stars!
--superb binding with thick glossy pages.
--comes with a dvd(some osho lecture..but dont misconstrue it is a soft version of the book)
--eye-catching pictures on almost every page.
--fascinating elusive content in boxes.
Over-all this is an invaluable decoration to your book-shelf and if imbibed, to your life :)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book-continue to enjoy it-and would recommend it to anyone: young or old, new to Buddhism or one who has been acquainted with it in a life-long study, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus,and Pagans; anyone and EVERYONE!