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Osho says speaking on Lao Tzu is as if he is speaking on himself, and you can feel this throughout the book. Tao is, as is Osho, the way of wholeness - not dividing anything, not denying anything, remaining choiceless. The first sutra of this classic work by Lao Tzu begins: The Tao that can be told of is not the Absolute Tao. In this book, the Tao is simply absolutely reflected by Osho.
You seem to not read this book, but rather listen to it as if it were a waterfall. And in this way you can come to understand why Tao emphasizes hollowness. To be empty inside, to be hollow is the meaning of meditation. Osho’s insight is if you can be nourished even by emptiness, then you are in touch with the eternal. This nourishment comes through a dancing being. The more you dance outwardly, the more an inner dance becomes possible and then the emptiness becomes blissful, ecstatic.
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Previously published as Tao: The Three Treasures, Vol 1
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Jun 11, 1975 to Jun 20, 1975 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

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Absolute Tao

Talks on Fragments from "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu

Year of publication : 2001
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 3
ISBN 81-7261-148-X (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 295
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Third edition 2001. Copyright © 1976 by Osho International Foundation.
Size : 197 x 130 x 24 mm
Editing: Prem Veena, Prem Lolita
Design: Prem Shunyo
Typesetting: Deva Radhika
Photography: Osho Photo Services
Cover photo: Sw Satyamurti
Production: Deva Harito
We gratefully acknowledge the use of excerpts from The Wisdom of Lao Tse, with Intro & Notes by Lin Yutang, Published 1958, Michael Joseph, Ltd., London, © 1948 Random House, Inc. Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are based on excerpts from this text.
In Love and Gratitude, Lore
Printing: Thomson Press (India) Ltd.
Introduction: Sarovara

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Absolute Tao

Talks on Fragments from Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Year of publication : 2008
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 3
ISBN 81-7261-148-X (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 309
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Reprint

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Absolute Tao

Talks on Fragments from Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Year of publication : 2008
Publisher : A Rebel Book
Edition no. : 3
ISBN 81-7261-148-X (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 309
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Reprint with new dust cover design

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Absolute Tao

Subtle is the way to love, happiness and truth
On the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Year of publication : 2012
Publisher : Osho Media International
Edition no. :
ISBN 978-0-9836400-0-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 208
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Revised edition

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Absolute Tao

Subtle is the way to love, happiness and truth
On the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Year of publication : 2012
Publisher : Osho Media International
Edition no. :
ISBN 978-0-88050-209-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 210
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes : Revised edition

table of contents

edition 2012
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
1 On the Absolute Tao 11 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 48min audio
2 Ordinariness 12 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 37min audio
3 On the Character of Tao 13 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 47min audio
4 Emptiness 14 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 35min audio
5 On the Danger of Overweening Success 15 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 27min audio
6 There Is No Meaning 16 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 16min audio
7 On the Utility of Not-Being 17 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 8min audio
8 Witnessing 18 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 18min audio
9 On the Wise Ones of Old 19 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 37min audio
10 Wisdom and Understanding 20 Jun 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 29min audio