Osho Books on CD-ROM

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A CD-ROM with the text of all first editions of Osho's books in English, published and unpublished, plus approximately thirty books translated from Hindi.
The books are presented in a searchable Folio Views database.
notes
See below for details of history, features, limitations and availability.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters


editions

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Osho Books on CD-ROM

Year of publication : 1994-06
Publisher : Osho International Foundation, London
Edition no. : 1
ISBN (none)
Number of pages :
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes : First edition. June 1994. © Osho International Foundation. Produced by Osho International London.
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    Osho Books on CD-ROM

    Year of publication : 1994-12
    Publisher : Osho International Foundation, London
    Edition no. : 1.01
    ISBN (none)
    Number of pages :
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes : December 1994. © 1994 Osho International Foundation. Produced by Osho International London.
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    Osho Books on CD-ROM

    Year of publication : 1995-04
    Publisher : Osho International Foundation, London
    Edition no. : 2
    ISBN (none)
    Number of pages :
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes : Version 2.0, Second edition, April 1995, Windows version
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  • titles included on the CD-ROM

    The list below shows the 303 titles included in the first editions of the CD-ROM (1 and 1.01).
    * Titles not published elsewhere (10). (As of 1994.)
    ** Darshan Diaries not published elsewhere (16). These were no longer included in the 2.0 edition.
    202 (Jokes of Mulla Nasrudin)
    The 99 Names of Nothingness
    Above All Don't Wobble
    Ah, This!
    Ancient Music in the Pines
    And Now, And Here, Vol 1 and And Now, And Here, Vol 2 - (The CD-ROM mentions these two volumes as one book, but at that time only these separate volumes existed.)
    And the Flowers Showered
    The Art of Dying
    Be Realistic: Plan for a Miracle
    Be Still and Know
    The Beginning of the Beginning
    Believing the Impossible Before Breakfast
    Beloved of My Heart
    The Beloved, Vol 1
    The Beloved, Vol 2
    Beware of Socialism
    Beyond Enlightenment
    Beyond Psychology
    A Bird on the Wing - (The CD-ROM mentions this title, but shows in fact the text of the first edition: Roots and Wings)
    Blessed Are the Ignorant
    Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master
    One of the few illustrations on the CD-ROM


    The Book of Wisdom
    Books I Have Loved
    The Buddha Disease
    The Buddha: The Emptiness of the Heart
    Christianity: The Deadliest Poison and Zen: The Antidote to All Poisons
    Come Follow Me, Vol 1 - (CD-ROM title: Come Follow to You, Vol 1)
    Come Follow Me, Vol 2 - (CD-ROM title: Come Follow to You, Vol 2)
    Come Follow Me, Vol 3 - (CD-ROM title: Come Follow to You, Vol 3)
    Come Follow Me, Vol 4 - (CD-ROM title: Come Follow to You, Vol 4)
    Come, Come, Yet Again Come
    Communism & Zen Fire, Zen Wind
    A Cup of Tea
    The Cypress in the Courtyard
    ** Dance til the Stars Come Down from the Rafters
    Dance Your Way to God
    Dang Dang Doko Dang
    Death Is Divine (This is working title. Published as Die O Yogi Die)
    The Dhammapada, Series 1 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 1)
    The Dhammapada, Series 2 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 2)
    The Dhammapada, Series 3 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 3)
    The Dhammapada, Series 4 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 4)
    The Dhammapada, Series 5 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 5)
    The Dhammapada, Series 6 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 6)
    The Dhammapada, Series 7 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 7)
    The Dhammapada, Series 8 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 8)
    The Dhammapada, Series 9 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 9)
    The Dhammapada, Series 10 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 10)
    The Dhammapada, Series 11 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 11)
    The Dhammapada, Series 12 - (CD-ROM title: The Dhammapada: The Way of the Buddha, Vol 12)
    The Diamond Sutra
    Die O Yogi Die (CD-ROM working title is Death Is Divine)
    Dimensions Beyond the Known
    The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 1
    The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 2
    The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 3
    The Discipline of Transcendence, Vol 4
    The Divine Melody
    Dogen: The Zen Master - (CD-ROM title: Dogen, the Zen Master: A Search and a Fulfillment)
    Don't Bite My Finger, Look Where I'm Pointing
    Don't Just Do Something, Sit There
    Don't Let Yourself Be Upset by the Sutra, rather Upset the Sutra Yourself
    Don't Look Before You Leap
    Early Letters to Ma Yoga Sohan and Ma Dharm Jyoti - (Other CD-ROM title: Letters)
    * Early Talks
    The Earthen Lamps
    Ecstasy: The Forgotten Language
    ** Eighty Four Thousand Poems
    The Empty Boat
    Enlightenment: The Only Revolution - (CD-ROM title: The Mahageeta, Vol 1)
    The Eternal Quest
    ** Even Bein' Gawd Ain't a Bed of Roses
    Far Beyond the Stars
    Finger Pointing to the Moon
    ** Fingers Pointing to the Moon
    The First Principle
    The Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty
    For Madmen Only - (CD-ROM title: For Madmen Only (Price of Admission: Your Mind))
    From Bondage to Freedom
    From Darkness to Light
    From Death to Deathlessness
    From Ignorance to Innocence
    From Misery to Enlightenment
    From Personality to Individuality
    From Sex to Superconsciousness
    From the False to the Truth
    From Unconsciousness to Consciousness
    The Further Shore
    Get Out of Your Own Way! - (CD-ROM title: Get Out of Your Own Way)
    Glimpses of a Golden Childhood
    God Is Dead, Now Zen Is the Only Living Truth
    God Is Not for Sale
    God's Got a Thing about You
    ** Going All the Way
    The Golden Future
    ** The Golden Wind
    The Goose Is Out
    The Grass Grows by Itself
    The Great Challenge
    The Great Nothing
    The Great Path
    The Great Pilgrimage: From Here to Here
    The Great Secret
    The Great Transcendence - (Apparently the working title. Published as The Song of Ecstasy)
    The Great Zen Master Ta Hui
    The Guest
    Guida Spirituale
    Hallelujah!
    Hammer on the Rock
    Hari Om Tat Sat
    The Heart Sutra
    The Heartbeat of the Absolute
    The Hidden Harmony
    Hidden Mysteries
    The Hidden Splendor
    Hsin Hsin Ming: The Book of Nothing
    Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen - (CD-ROM title: Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen, with Basho's Haikus)
    ** I Am Not As Thunk As You Drink I Am
    I Am That
    I Am the Gate
    I Celebrate Myself: God Is No Where, Life Is Now Here
    I Say unto You, Vol 1
    I Say unto You, Vol 2
    ** If You Choose to Be with Me, You Must Risk Finding Yourself
    ** The Imprisoned Splendor
    In Search of the Miraculous, Vol 1
    In Search of the Miraculous, Vol 2
    The Inner Journey
    The Invitation
    ** Is the Grass Really Greener...?
    Isan: No Footprints in the Blue Sky
    Jesus Crucified Again, This Time in Ronald Reagan's America
    Joshu: The Lion's Roar
    Just Around the Corner
    Just Like That
    ** Just the Tip of the Iceberg
    Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy
    Kyozan: A True Man of Zen
    The Language of Existence
    * The Last Testament (Vol 1) - (Note the "(Vol)" indication with parentheses. Compare The Last Testament, Vol 1, which is a selection of these 6 volumes of interviews.)
    * The Last Testament (Vol 2)
    * The Last Testament (Vol 3)
    * The Last Testament (Vol 4)
    * The Last Testament (Vol 5)
    * The Last Testament (Vol 6)
    Lead Kindly Light
    Let Go!
    Letters - (The title adopted in this Wiki: Early Letters to Ma Yoga Sohan and Ma Dharm Jyoti)
    Light on the Path
    Live Zen
    The Long and the Short and the All - (CD-ROM title: The Long, the Short and the All)
    Ma Tzu: The Empty Mirror
    The Madman's Guide to Enlightenment
    The Mahageeta, Vol 1 - (Apparently the working title. Published as Enlightenment: The Only Revolution)
    Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy
    Meet Mulla Nasruddin
    The Messiah, Vol 1
    The Messiah, Vol 2
    The Miracle
    ** The Miracle (2) - (darshan diary)
    The Mustard Seed - (CD-ROM title: The Mustard Seed: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus)
    My Way: The Way of the White Clouds
    Nansen: The Point of Departure
    The New Alchemy: To Turn You On
    The New Dawn
    The Ninety-Nine Names of Nothingness - (CD-ROM title: The 99 Names of Nothingness)
    ** Nirvana Now or Never
    Nirvana: The Last Nightmare
    The No Book - (CD-ROM title: The No Book (No Buddha, No Teaching, No Discipline))
    ** No Man Is an Island
    No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity
    No Water, No Moon
    Notes of a Madman
    Nothing to Lose but Your Head
    Nowhere to Go but In
    ** The Old Pond ... Plop
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    Om Shantih Shantih Shantih
    One Seed Makes the Whole Earth Green
    Only Losers Can Win in This Game
    The Open Door
    The Open Secret
    The Original Man
    The Osho Upanishad - (The CD-ROM mentions this title, but shows in fact the text of the first edition: The Rajneesh Upanishad)
    The Passion for the Impossible
    The Path of Love
    The Path of the Mystic
    The Perennial Path: The Art of Living
    The Perfect Master, Vol 1
    The Perfect Master, Vol 2
    The Perfect Way
    Philosophia Perennis, Vol 1
    Philosophia Perennis, Vol 2
    Philosophia Ultima
    Philosophy of Non-Violence
    * Press Conferences
    The Psychology of the Esoteric
    The Rainbow Bridge
    The Rajneesh Upanishad - (CD-ROM title: The Osho Upanishad)
    The Razor's Edge
    The Rebel
    The Rebellious Spirit
    Returning to the Source
    The Revolution
    Revolution in Education
    Rinzai: Master of the Irrational
    Roots and Wings - (CD-ROM title: A Bird on the Wing)
    A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose
    The Sacred Yes
    Sat Chit Anand
    Satyam Shivam Sundram
    ** Scriptures in Silence and Sermons in Stones
    The Search
    The Secret
    The Secret of Secrets, Vol 1
    The Secret of Secrets, Vol 2
    Seeds of Wisdom
    Sermons in Stones
    The Shadow of the Bamboo
    The Shadow of the Whip
    * Silent Period
    Snap Your Fingers, Slap Your Face and Wake Up!
    Socrates Poisoned Again After 25 Centuries
    The Song of Ecstasy - (CD-ROM title: The Great Transcendence)
    The Sound of One Hand Clapping
    A Sudden Clash of Thunder
    Sufis: The People of the Path, Vol 1
    Sufis: The People of the Path, Vol 2
    The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun
    Sun of Consciousness
    The Sun Rises in the Evening
    The Supreme Doctrine
    The Sword and the Lotus
    Take It Easy, Vol 1
    Take It Easy, Vol 2
    The Tantra Vision, Vol 1
    The Tantra Vision, Vol 2
    Tantra: The Supreme Understanding
    Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 1
    Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 2
    Tao: The Pathless Path, Vol 1
    Tao: The Pathless Path, Vol 2
    Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1
    Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 2
    Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 3
    Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 4
    That Art Thou
    Theologia Mystica
    This Is It
    This Very Body the Buddha
    This. This. A Thousand Times This - (CD-ROM title: This, This, A Thousand Times This: The Very Essence of Zen)
    Thus Spake Mulla Nasrudin - (CD-ROM title: Thus Spake Mulla Nasruddin)
    Thy Will Be Done
    The Tongue-Tip Taste of Tao
    The Transmission of the Lamp
    The True Name, Vol 1
    The True Name, Vol 2
    The True Sage
    Turn On, Tune In and Drop the Lot
    Turning In (2)
    The Ultimate Alchemy, Vol 1
    The Ultimate Alchemy, Vol 2
    Unio Mystica, Vol 1
    Unio Mystica, Vol 2
    Until You Die
    Vedanta: Seven Steps to Samadhi
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, First Series - (CD-ROM title: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 1. See errata for a note about the text.)
    Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Second Series - (CD-ROM title: Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Vol 2. See errata for a note about the text.)
    Walk Without Feet, Fly Without Wings and Think Without Mind
    Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen
    The Way of Tao - (CD-ROM title: The Way of Tao, Volume 1)
    The Way of Tao, Part II - (CD-ROM title: The Way of Tao, Volume 2)
    What Is Rebellion?
    What Is, Is, What Ain't, Ain't
    When the Shoe Fits
    * Where Are the Gandhians?
    The White Lotus
    The Wild Geese and the Water
    Wings of Love and Random Thoughts
    Wisdom of Folly
    The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 1
    The Wisdom of the Sands, Vol 2
    Won't You Join the Dance?
    YAA-HOO! The Mystic Rose
    Yakusan: Straight to the Point of Enlightenment
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 1
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 2
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 3
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 4
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 5
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 6
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 7
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 8
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 9
    Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 10
    You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
    Zarathustra: A God That Can Dance
    Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet
    The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself
    Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt
    Zen: The Mystery and the Poetry of the Beyond
    Zen: The Path of Paradox, Vol 1
    Zen: The Path of Paradox, Vol 2
    Zen: The Path of Paradox, Vol 3
    Zen: The Quantum Leap from Mind to No-Mind
    Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest
    Zen: The Special Transmission
    Zen: Zest, Zip, Zap and Zing
    The Zero Experience
    Zorba the Buddha


    history

    When Osho had died, a big project was started to collate all of Osho's books and texts, and make them searchable. Initially, this was done using SilverPlatter technology, but that software was replaced because it had too many limitations. Still, for this reason, even today in 2018, many people know this project by the name of "The Silver Platter".
    The new software that came to be used for Osho Books on CD-ROM was Folio Views. This is state of the art software for indexing and searching text.
    The advantages of Folio Views were two-fold: it allows for negative indexing, meaning that the indexed data is smaller than the original data, and it has a very good search engine allowing proximity searches.

    features

    The uniqueness of Folio's search tools is likely less because of their technical genius and more just because the market for such software is fairly limited, so that even now it has not been much developed. The history above referred to proximity searches. The basic building block of this function is first grouping all the words into paragraph units, so that searching for two or more words at once finds all their occurrences in the same paragraph. Other indexing engines do this too, but Folio added boolean and other search modes, "or," "not," exact quote, "wild card" modes and so on, and its pièce de résistance, a search for two words with a specified closeness, eg within six words of each other.
    Another feature of the CD-ROM/Database is its treasure trove of unpublished books. These are books whose text has been through a rough edit but never went further than that to actual publication. There are sixteen such Darshan Diaries, six volumes of Last Testaments and a few other books, most of which will likely never be published. Thus this is the only form in which this significant portion of Osho's oeuvre is available anywhere.
    The CD-ROM also introduced us to the Archive Code. The Archive Code is a 7-digit code to uniquely identify any lecture by its date and time of day it was spoken:
    e.g. I Am the Gate, lecture 1 is 7104140, i.e. 1971 April 14 morning,
    The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, lecture 11 is 8904105, i.e. 1989 April 10 evening.
    The last digit represents the time of day, where morning = 0 and evening = 5.

    limitations

    One obvious limitation is that it is only useful for searches in English. A Hindi equivalent may happen eventually.
    Furthermore, Folio Views is a Windows based product and has never been ported to OS X, Linux or other Unix platforms.

    availability

    The CD-ROM was available as an authorised commercial product briefly in 1994-95, but this was discontinued. Thereafter it was available on the web, especially in some countries such as India and Russia, which are out of reach of copyright claims by OIF, or via torrents.
    Notably, there is a site in India where it can be downloaded directly. As of August 2016 this is a newer version, that also works with Windows 7, 8 and 10.

    errata

    Note that this is not intended to cover OCR "typos," as there are many and this is not our purview here. Also, in the early 90s there WAS an ongoing file being kept in Publications of all editing improvements needed for the next edition, relating to mistakes in the hard copy (plenty of them too, inevitable when you consider the pressures of putting out three new books a month). This errata section is for CD-ROM "admninistrative" errors.
    The text for this book on the CD-ROM -although called A Bird on the Wing- is mostly the text of Roots and Wings, it does not contain the edits of A Bird on the Wing. And it also has the MiniTitle WING.
    The text for this volume on the CD-ROM -although called Come Follow to You- is actually the text of Come Follow Me, Vol 1. The text seems hardly edited, and the chapter names are those of Come Follow Me, Vol 1.
    Although we were not able to check, we can assume that the same goes for Come Follow to You, Vol 2.
    Come Follow to You, Vol 3 and Vol 4 have never been published under those titles, only as Come Follow Me, Vol 3 and Vol 4.
    Chapter (letter) 117 is said to be missing, but it's text is in fact present. This is caused by an error in the lay-out, which makes it seem to be part of letter 116.
    The start of letter 117 is:
    Love.
    Love is also fire,
    but a cool fire.
    The CR-ROM mentions "Originally published in two volumes, later released as four volumes." We only know of a 4-volumes edition. A 2-volume edition was probably never published.
    Chapter 27 has an incorrect Archive Code 7802285, which doesn't correspond to the date (Jul 28, 1978 pm). The correct one is 7807285.
    On CD-ROM under title Letters and listed in Appendix as Early Letters to Ma Yoga Sohan and Ma Dharm Jyoti.
    Ch.6 has the ShortTitle "EARLY05", this is the same as the previous one. It should be "EARLY06". The Archive Code and the date of this chapter is missing.
    The CD-ROM lists this title under Translations from Hindi, but at least these chapters are original English: #1, 2, 3, 7, 11, 12, 13 and #15.
    Also, audio recordings exist, in spite of what the CD-ROM says. See Talk:The Eternal Quest.
    The chapter title of ch.9 on the CD-ROM is 'Intelligence Is a Luxury' but this is an error, the book has 'I Am a Simple Human Being'. (That title was erroneously copied from ch.8.)
    The CD-ROM places #13 on 8412115. That seems unlikely, as Dec 11 is Osho's birthday. The Rajneesh Bible, Vol 2, ch.13 states the date as Dec 12 which is most certainly the correct date.
    The chapter title of ch.20 on the CD-ROM is 'Surrender: the ego upside down' whereas the book's chapter title is 'Enlightened Organization Is Organic Harmony'.
    For this Darshan diary, dates for the first twenty chapters are given correctly, with Chapter 20 on Oct 31. Chapters 21-26 are incorrectly dated from October 1, both as text and archive code. This should be November.
    (The Darshans in October, e.g. 7610015, were documented in The Great Nothing.)
    The CD-ROM says about these books:
    "First edition has 10 chapters in Vol. 1, and 9 chapters in Vol. 2. Second edition has 8 chapters in Vol. 1, and 11 chapters in Vol. 2. Database numbered as per first edition, as are archive tapes."
    This has not come true: Vol 1, 2nd edition (1983) also has 10 chapters. And a 2nd edition of Vol 2 has never been published. It is a fact though that the remastered audio tapes (May 1992) were numbered Vol 1: 1-8 and Vol 2: 1-11, so apparently there was a Plan.
    But then something goes wrong: the CD-ROM publishes 8 chapters for Vol 1 (7710210 - 7710300), and then goes on with 9 chapters of Vol 2 with dates 7710310 - 7711080.
    This is wrong: from Vol 1, the two last chapters, dated 7710310 and 7711010 are completely missing on the CD-ROM. The content of the 9 chapters of Vol 2 is correct, i.e. same as the books. But all dates of Vol 2 are wrong, those should be 7711020 - 7711100.
    The CD-ROM (all versions) says:
    "The common people have always known the language of love. The common people can understand Shakespeare very easily. They cannot understand Shakespeare very easily. They cannot understand Albert Einstein that easily."
    Strange error, it says something about how the CD-ROM was made. The sentence "They cannot understand Shakespeare very easily." is not on the audiotapes nor in any of the books.
    These are two unpublished Darshan Diaries, records of initiation talks given in Feb and Mar 1980 respectively. Records for Feb are severely distorted, showing apparently only ten nights worth of talks (dated Feb 1-10), though Osho actually did come out and give initiations the whole month. Somehow, between there and the CD-ROM, records of these talks got compressed and re-ordered. For Mar, it says there are only seven nights worth of talks (dated Mar 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13). This is almost certainly similar to Feb, though it is possible that two to four nights were missed near the end of Mar in conjunction with the three days of discourses missing from Rahiman Dhaga Prem Ka (रहिमन धागा प्रेम का), likely because of a short chicken pox quarantine. Which days and nights were missed, if any, is not precisely known but they would have been after Mar 26, since that's when the previous and complete discourse series ended. There is a decent chance that none were missing, since Rahiman's three days off might have been in early April, especially as there are two missing nights in early April in the (presumed accurate) record of Eighty Four Thousand Poems, Apr 1980's Darshan Diary.
    Chapter 12 has a wrong date, 23 December 1985 am. The correct date is December 27, 1985 am, but the Archive Code is correct (8512270).
    Chapter 13 has the same Archive Code 8512270 as the previous chapter. The correct code would be 8512280 which corresponds the date (December 28, 1985 am).
    Chapter 20 has both a wrong Archive Code (8601200) and a wrong date, 20 January 1986. The correct code would be 8601125 and the correct date is January 12, 1986 pm.
    The book shows "Chapter 12" twice. Also, there are different chapter numbers between audio, video and the CD-ROM. See Talk:The_Last_Testament_(Vol_6) for details. The second chapter 12 in fact is a Ch.13 in accordance with the audio recordings, and it has wrong the MiniTitle LAST612.
    This book is listed under Translations from Hindi, but in fact consists of original English texts, except for the (small) part of ch.18 under the header "TO DIE CONSCIOUSLY".
    Chapter 19 of the book is missing on the CD-ROM. The Introduction is present (correct, as that is Osho speaking) but is incorrectly named "Preface".
    The CD-ROM says about this book :
    Chapter 1 is called the "Preface" in the book, Chapters 2 - 17 correspond to Chapters 1 - 16 in the book. Chapters 18 - 34 correspond to the Appendix of the book, 1 - 17.
    This is not correct: the chapter numbers on the CD-ROM correspond exactly to those in the book. But Osho's introductory lecture at the camp, which in the book is the Preface (without chapter number), is in fact missing on the CD-ROM.
    Another discrepancy exists between the audio-tape series and the book. Tape-lecture 1 is the book's preface, lecture 2 is chapter 1, and the discrepancy continues until 7: tape-lecture 7 starts with book-chapter 6 and continues with book-chapter 7. From 8 the numbers are the same.
    Adding to the mix-up is that the CD-ROM couples the time of the Preface (6 April 1973 pm) to it's first lecture, so ch.1 of the book, and so forth, up until ch. 6 and 7, which both get the same time (9 April 1973 am). From ch.8 (10 April 1973 am) the time gets to be correct.
    See for another take on this the book's page, under headings notes and number of discourses/chapters.
    This unpublished Darshan Diary is introduced with "Talks given from 1/2/81 to 21/2/81". (Same dates are mentioned in the Listing of Darshan Diaries in Chronological Order.) However, the year for every evening is mentioned as 1980 in all dates and Archive codes, but this is obviously wrong because in Feb 1980, If You Choose to Be with Me, You Must Risk Finding Yourself was the DD. Also the CD-ROM has 23 chapters numbered from 2 to 28, of which the first chapter (numbered 2) was Feb 2 and the last chapter (number 28) was Feb 28, so total time span of Nirvana should be "2 Feb 1981 to 28 Feb 1981". See also Nirvana's Talk page.
    The chapter title of ch.10 on the CD-ROM is 'Bliss Beyond All Duality' but this is an error, the book has 'Just Be As You Are'. (That title was erroneously copied from ch.9.)
    Dates and ArchiveCodes of the chapters are wrong. They in fact refer to the chapter numbers of The Inward Revolution, which have a completely different order. See the book's discussion for more information.
    The CD-ROM places #10 on 7907105. That seems unlikely, as that day is probably Guru Purnima, as inferred from the date of the July full moon. Also, the book The Rainbow Bridge ch.10 explicitly states July 11, and July 10 does not exist as a darshan-date. So we assume that book is right.
    The date of ch.6 mentioned as "19 August 1984", here is the small pass of the time. But according to Archive Code 8408195, it should be "pm".
    The CD-ROM-text is the same as these 1991-books, but the chapter titles are still those of the earlier The Book of the Secrets, Vol 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.)
    This title is shown as Wings of Love and Random Thought, no "s" at the end.
    On the audio (from 1:49:00 to 1:52:40) the first joke, about deaf mutes, has been omitted in the book and on the CD-ROM. This is right before the joke about "A Russian, a Cuban, a Catholic priest and Swami Deva Coconut".
    • The third Appendix, Listing of Titles to MiniTitles, sounds very bureaucratese without much wide application, but a wealth of information is actually there with clues relevant to all kinds of questions. And there are a few errors.
    The MiniTitles are used (optionally) in searches to limit searches to any one book or group of books. Beyond that, the appendix lists all known English titles, what type of book, and whether their text is included in the CD-ROM. A "Yes" in the last column is what indicates that. Several books have that "Yes" but are not actually in. They are:
    A Must for Contemplation Before Sleep (a compilation of published and unpublished darshan diaries)
    A Must for Morning Contemplation (a compilation of published and unpublished darshan diaries)
    At the Feet of the Master (a compilation of published and unpublished darshan diaries)
    The Mind of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (a compilation, texts of unknown origins)
    The Book of Wisdom, Vol 1 and The Book of Wisdom, Vol 2, both parts of The Book of Wisdom
    In addition, Finger Pointing to the Moon and Silent Period are actually in the CD-ROM, accessible in all the usual ways, but not listed in this Appendix, with or without a "Yes."
    And a few miscellanies for this Appendix:
    1) In this Appendix, Where Are the Gandhians? is listed in two ways: as that and as Where are all the Ghandians?, with only the latter getting the official "Yes," complete with an erroneous MiniTitle GHANDI. Then with the text on the CD-ROM, the title Where Are the Gandhians is found without a question mark, but with the correct MiniTitle GANDHI.
    2) Not exactly a mistake but still fairly irregular: The Mustard Seed is listed in this Appendix as an alt-title, MiniTitle MSEED and no "Yes," while the other listing, Seeds of Revolution: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus does get a "Yes." The actual entry in the CD-ROM mixes the two titles as The Mustard Seed: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus, and gives it the MiniTitle SEEDS. Oh well.
    3) The Inward Revolution is counted as a Hindi Translation, which it is not, and NOT in the CD-ROM, which it is, though under its other title, The Psychology of the Esoteric (see also this errata for that book). And while we're here, neither title is mentioned in the Appendix "Listing of Title Changes."
    • CD-ROM-appendix Listing of MiniTitles and Titles and Listing of Titles to MiniTitles:
    The CD-ROM writes The Flight of the Alone to the Alone, but that should be Flight of the Alone to the Alone. Both title-page and cover lack "The".
    The CD-ROM lists title Meet Mulla Nasruddin as Meet Mulla Nasrudin, with single "d".
    The CD-ROM lists title On Basic Human Rights as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh On Basic Human Rights. This is probably a mistake, caused by the lay-out of the book's cover. The title-page shows a separate author and title.
    • CD-ROM-appendix Listing of Darshan Diaries in Chronological Order:
    Scriptures in Silence and Sermons in Stones dates are wrong, "1 Nov 1979 to 1 Dec 1979" should be to "1 Nov 1979 to 31 Dec 1979", spanning the two months, but missing many days due to a chicken pox quarantine.
    Nirvana Now or Never dates are wrong: "1 Feb 1981 to 21 Feb 1981" should be "2 Feb 1981 to 28 Feb 1981".
    • CD-ROM-appendix Listing of Discourse Series in Chronological Order:
    Several dates are wrong, especially in the earlier series.

    notable differences from the original recording

    It should be noted that the CD-ROM is NOT an exact transcript of Osho's words. The CD-ROM is based on the books, mostly the editions that were around in 1989 - 1990. Often, those are first editions, but with older books they are often some newer edition.
    All of Osho's books have been the result of some editing (e.g. amending Osho's Indian English). It has been said that sometimes there was heavy editing of the original discourses. And in some cases blatant censorship has been applied. To what extent this has been done is unknown, it would take thousands of man hours to compare the audio recordings and the transcripts. Below are some examples that have come to light.


    Original recording CD-ROM text
    From Ignorance to Innocence, ch 20
    Censorship by Sheela
     ???
    The tapes of this discourse were erased on Sheela's orders the day after it was given. A censored transcript appeared a week later in the Rajneesh Times.
    See Osho Discourse held on 19 Dec 1984 pm for more details.
    From Unconsciousness to Consciousness, ch 2
    Some paragraphs edited and added
    I have heard: before Reagan became president he used to have a monkey... I have just heard, I don't know whether it is true or not.
    And when he became president one of my sannyasins came running to me and he said I am worried, I don't know who has become president, the monkey or Reagan?









    Politicians are monkeys. In fact monkeys should forgive me -- they are worse. But the idea is good; once in a while, even in a monkey's mind a good idea can come. But if he really means it, I can provide the people who can teach every university, every college and school, how to be silent. I can send my sannyasins all over America to teach silence.
    Okay Sheela?
    I have heard: before Reagan became president he used to have a monkey... I have just heard, I don't know whether it is true or not.
    The day Ronald Reagan was elected president one of my American sannyasins brought a picture to me of Ronald Reagan with his monkey, and he said, "Reagan is declared president today -- what is your comment?"
    I looked at the picture for a long time. The sannyasin appeared puzzled and asked, "What is the matter? What are you looking at in the picture?"
    I said to him, "I cannot figure out who is Reagan and who is the monkey. Out of these two fellows, who has been elected the president?"
    He laughed and showed me a picture of Reagan, and I still remember my comment, that "It would have been better if the monkey had been chosen as president." Surely the Kremlin would have followed immediately and would have chosen a monkey as their prime minister. They cannot tolerate America being ahead of them. And one thing is absolutely certain: that with a monkey in the White House and a monkey in the Kremlin, the world would be saved from a third world war, which is going to destroy the whole of humanity and the whole of life on earth.
    Politicians are monkeys. In fact monkeys should forgive me -- they are worse. But the idea is good; once in a while, even in a monkey's mind a good idea can come. But if he really means it, I can provide the people who can teach every university, every college and school, how to be silent. I can send my sannyasins all over America to teach silence.
    Okay Sheela?
    The Last Testament (Vol 4), ch 7
    Remarks on Gandhi censored out
    BHAGWAN, WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE, COMING BACK TO INDIA AFTER THREE YEARS?
    It has been a trip to hell.
    It is like "back home", the place and the people where I belong.
    THE INCIDENTS... THE RECENT INCIDENTS IN AMERICA... HAVE THEY SORT OF SOURED YOUR ENTIRE VIEW AND UNDERSTANDING OF AMERICA? THE PEOPLE AND NOT FROM THE GOVERNMENT. YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA HAS BEEN SOURED BY THE HARDSHIP THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO GO THROUGH FOR THE PAST MONTH?
    No. The people are beautiful, the land is beautiful, but the politicians are ugly.
    AS A WHOLE?
    As a whole.
    ARE POLITICIANS UGLY ALL OVER THE WORLD?
    They are ugly all over the world, but perhaps nobody can beat America.
    IN THE THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF YOUR ABSENCE FROM INDIA, LOTS OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN THIS COUNTRY. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT? WHAT ARE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE DURING YOUR ABSENCE?
    They are for [the] good. Just the change should be a little faster, because the population goes on growing; so whatever changes you bring are destroyed by your population. Unless we stop the growth of population, nothing can help us. That should be our main target.
    It is good to see that a man like Rajiv is in power; young, contemporary, has no political background. One can hope that something good may come out of it. Because he is not a politician, i have much hope. But he should go fast, because he is surrounded by politicians and they can corrupt anybody. He is surrounded by a rotten bureaucracy which can delay everything. And the population goes on growing, poverty goes on growing. The whole effort should be that the population almost stops for 20 years.
    THE GROWTH RATE?
    Yeah.
    And we should forget all nonsensical teachings of Mahatma Gandhi because for Mahatma Gandhi all evolution stopped with the spinning wheel. That idea should be completely destroyed. If this country wants to grow, live comfortably, with dignity, Gandhism cannot have any place for its future. It has to be scientific. It has to be technological.
    This was one of our greatest faults since Gautam Buddha that we lean too much towards spirituality and forgot completely about the material world in which we have to live. So it was lopsided.
    In the west, the same is the situation. They lean towards materialism too much. They have forgotten completely that there is anything else in man than matter.
    Now both are in a dilemma. Jesus says "Man cannot live by bread alone" - that is only a half truth. The other half i would like to add to it, that man may live without bread, that is an impossibility. Man can live with bread alone, but man cannot live without bread at all.
    So we have to bring a harmony between the body and the soul, the matter and the spirit. Gandhi is again following the old traditional path and trying to make India a primitive country. I am absolutely against Gandhism.
    GETTING BACK TO POPULATION CONTROL... AS YOU SAID THAT FOR 20 YEARS THE BIRTH RATE SHOULD EQUAL THE DEATH RATE. IN ORDER TO DO THAT, WHAT ARE THE METHODS YOU ARE TEACHING?
    In my commune we had five thousand people there. In four years time not a single child was born.
    All methods of birth control should be used, and the pill, to me, is the greatest revolution that has happened in the whole history of man. It is such a simple method.
    (...)
    WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE, COMING BACK TO INDIA AFTER FOUR YEARS?


    It has been a trip to hell. Coming back feels like being back home, the place and the people where I belong.
    HAS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA BEEN SOURED BY THE HARDSHIP THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO GO THROUGH FOR THE PAST MONTH?



    No. The people are beautiful, the land is beautiful, but the politicians are ugly.


    ARE POLITICIANS UGLY ALL OVER THE WORLD?
    They are ugly all over the world, but perhaps nowhere can beat America.
    IN THE FOUR AND A HALF YEARS OF YOUR ABSENCE FROM INDIA, LOTS OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN THIS COUNTRY. WHAT ARE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE DURING YOUR ABSENCE?


    They are for the good. The change should just be a little faster, because the population goes on growing; so whatever changes you may make are destroyed by your population growth. Unless we stop the growth of population, nothing can help us. That should be our main target.



























    IN ORDER TO DO THAT, WHAT METHODS DO YOU TEACH?

    In my commune we had five thousand people. In four years not a single child was born.
    All methods of birth control should be used, and the pill, to me, is the greatest revolution that has happened in the whole history of man. It is such a simple method.
    (...)
    Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest, ch 14
    One joke omitted in the transcript
    Before we go deeper into ourselves -- a few intimate laughs, just to clean the air and to make you more light, weightless, less serious.
    Two Iranian deep deaf mutes, Mustaph and Abdul(?) are sitting in a car in Bagdad conversing in sign language.
    “Let us pick up some girls and get laid”, signs Mustaph.
    “Great”, signs Abdul. Soon they spot two girls who are also deaf mutes.
    “How about a little loving?” indicates Mustaph.
    “Fine”, the girls sign back, “but do you guys have any rubbers?”
    “Ah no, let us stop at the nearest drug store and get some”, the boys signal back.
    At the next corner they stop and Abdul goes into the store. Half an hour later he returns with a confused expression on his face.
    “What happened, what took so long?” signs Mustaph.
    “Well,” replies Abdul, “I went in and showed the man that I wanted some rubbers. He said the baby bottles are down that isle. Seeing that he did not understand, I made gestures of the love act. He said the magazines are on the left. In desperation,” continues Abdul, “I unzipped my pants, laid my machinery on the counter and put a dollar next to it. The clerk looked at me, and then he looked at the dollar. Then he unzipped his pants and showed me his machinery was bigger. And then he took the dollar.”
    A Russian, a Cuban, a Catholic priest and Swami Deva Coconut are on a train traveling across Europe.
    (...)
    Before we go deeper into ourselves -- a few intimate laughs, just to clean the air and to make you more light, weightless, less serious.


















    A Russian, a Cuban, a Catholic priest and Swami Deva Coconut are on a train traveling across Europe.
    (...)


    missing on the CD-ROM

    Here is a list of material from Osho that is missing on the CD-ROM v.1.01 (the most complete version). So these are Category:First Edition Series and Category:Translated_First_Editions which are missing on the CD-ROM, and also unavailable under another title. These are mostly Hindi books translated into English after 1994, but apparently also some errors.
    The Darshan Diaries on the CD-ROM generally do contain all Osho's words from the books, but not the (sannyas-) names of the people Osho is talking with, and their questions are often summarized. In the books those questions are literal quotes.
    Also omitted are the many observations of the book's editor and the multi-page interviews and articles. A summary of those articles is provided in the Darshan Diaries category page under notes & extras (in the table, rightmost column).
    The Art of Living Chapters 1-5 are missing, i.e. the translation of Jyon Ki Tyon Dhari Dinhi Chadariya (ज्यों की त्यों धरि दीन्हीं चदरिया).
    . . . . . (The rest, chapters 6-13, are contained in the book The Perennial Path: The Art of Living, which is present on the CD-ROM.)
    Behind a Thousand Names
    Breaking All Boundaries
    Compassion and Revolution
    The Diamond Sword
    The Fabric of Life
    Falling in Love with Darkness
    Flight of the Alone to the Alone (2)
    From Medication to Meditation (The introduction only, which was later published as The Playful Knack of Meditation'.)
    Gita Darshan
    Gita Darshan, Vol 2
    Glimpses of a Golden Childhood, one chapter, Session 29 in the 1985 edition of the book, is missing. But that session might be fake or forged. See discussion for Glimpses.
    The Goose Is Out: Osho Letters
    I Say unto You, Vol 1, only chapters 9 and 10 are missing.
    The Independent Mind
    Into the Void
    The Inward Journey
    Keys to a New Life
    The Last Morning Star
    The Last Testament, Vol 1, ch.2 --so the chapter in the book-- is not on the CD-ROM. It also has not been found as audio or video.
    The Last Testament (Vol 6), ch.11, 15. Ch.15 has not been transcribed to the CD-ROM, but is available as audio.
    Life Is a Soap Bubble, probably contains at least some letters that are missing on the CD-ROM.
    Love Letters to Life
    LSD: A Shortcut to False Samadhi (later published in The Great Challenge, but heavily edited)
    Meditation: A New Dimension (later published in The Great Challenge, but heavily edited)
    The Message Beyond Words
    The New Alchemy: To Turn You On's Preface (actually is Osho's introductory discourse for the series)
    A New Vision of Women's Liberation, part II has 22 answers to questions (19 pages) not published elsewhere.
    The Path of Meditation
    Press Conferences: only ch.9 is missing. This press conference is available on audio.
    Religion's Expiration Date
    The Search for Peace
    Showering Without Clouds
    Silence
    The Sword and the Lotus #25 of the audio & video is not published in the book and also not transcribed on the CD-ROM
    Three Steps to Awakening
    The Way Beyond Any Way
    Who Is Progressive?
    Why? What? How?
    Work Is Love Made Visible

    other desirable source material

    Here is a list of other publications that for different reason we would like to add to an updated CD-ROM.
    It would be valuable to not only include the text, but also the book's references to dates, places and addressees.
    Beyond and Beyond First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Eternal Quest.
    The Dimensionless Dimension First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    Dynamics of Meditation First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Partly published in Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy.
    The Eternal Message First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    Flowers of Love First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    The Gateless Gate First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    The Inward Revolution First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Psychology of the Esoteric.
    The Journey of the Kundalini First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in In Search of the Miraculous, Vol 1.
    The Mysteries of Life and Death First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Long and the Short and the All.
    The Mystic Experience First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in In Search of the Miraculous, Vol 1 and Vol 2.
    Path of Self-Realization First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Perfect Way.
    Secrets of Discipleship First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Great Challenge.
    Seriousness First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Eternal Quest.
    The Silent Music First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    Towards the Unknown First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published as part of The Long and the Short and the All.
    Turning In First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    The Vital Balance First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Great Challenge.
    What Is Meditation? First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in A Cup of Tea.
    Who Am I First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Long and the Short and the All.
    Yoga As a Spontaneous Happening First edition, but not part of the CD-ROM. Later published in The Great Challenge.