Compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love

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Osho examines the nature of compassion from a radically different perspective. He points out that "passion" lies at the root of the word, and then proceeds to challenge assumptions about what compassion really is. Many so-called acts of compassion, he says, are tainted by a subtle sense of self-importance and desire for recognition. Others are based in the desire not really to help others, but to force them to change. Using stories from the life of Jesus, Buddha, and the world of Zen, Osho shows how the path to authentic compassion arises from within, beginning with a deep acceptance and love of oneself. Only then, says Osho, does compassion flower into a healing force, rooted in the unconditional acceptance of the other as he or she is.
notes
Includes the 120 minute discourse From Misery to Enlightenment, #13 by Osho on DVD.
Part of the Insights for a New Way of Living series.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters
11   (see table of contents)


editions

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Compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love

Insights for a New Way of Living

Year of publication : 2007
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN 0-312-36568-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 192
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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Compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love

Insights for a New Way of Living

Year of publication : 2007
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN 0-312-36568-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 192
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Reprint

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Compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love

Insights for a New Way of Living

Year of publication : 2007
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN 978-0-312-36568-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 192
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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Compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love

Year of publication : 2010
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN 9781429907811 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : ~ 192
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes :

table of contents

edition 2007
chapter titles
source of the compilation
Preface Walking in Zen Sitting in Zen ~ 02, q.4 (extract)
1 Compassion, Energy, and Desire
Compassion Is Love Come of Age
Meditation the Flower and Compassion the Fragrance
A Desire Is a Desire a Desire--Responses to Questions
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2 Sheep's Clothing -- What Compassion Is Not
Loving Kindness and Other Delusions of Grandeur
The Zen Master and the Thief--A Parable of Forgiveness
Hearts and Minds--Responses to Questions
unknown
3 Compassion in Action
Don't Be a Lawyer, Be a Lover
Crime and Punishment
Matter of Life and Death--Responses to Questions
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4 The Healing Power of Love
Only Compassion Is Therapeutic
Unconditionally Value-Free: The Compassion of Zen
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