Enlightenment Is Your Nature

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"Enlightenment" in Western cultures has long been associated with the 18th century movement that brought about a new "age of reason". As Zen, Buddhism, and other eastern wisdom traditions have captured the imagination of the West, "enlightenment" has come to be known as a specific state of consciousness attained by an individual on a spiritual or meditative path.
However, the Judeo-Christian context, with its belief in a divine power "out there" and separate from the individual, hinders most Westerners' ability to comprehend "enlightenment" in the Eastern sense. Our theistic conditioning leads to such common misunderstandings as perceiving enlightenment as the attainment of supernatural powers, or as something achievable only by those who are somehow "special."
In this work, Osho deconstructs these misunderstandings and offers a radically different view of enlightenment, freed from all spiritual and religious beliefs – including the distortions of asceticism and renunciation that have arisen in Eastern and Western cultures both.
Taking the reader step by step through the history of how both East and West have approached the mysteries of the human mind and spirituality, Osho offers a simple science of consciousness that he calls "the psychology of the buddhas." It is a science that in very clear terms shows how one can, through awareness and taking full responsibility for one’s life, go beyond all limited belief systems, habits, and superstitions of the mind. That process, he says, brings us back to our nature – and that is enlightenment.
notes
This book might be a compilation composed around 2010 judging by copyrights mentioned in a Russian translation of 2012 - Prosvetlenie: nasha istinnaja priroda (Просветление: наша истинная природа).
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters
12 in three parts + preface & epilogue   (see table of contents)


editions

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Enlightenment Is Your Nature

The Fundamental Difference Between Psychology, Therapy, and Meditation

Year of publication : 2017
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 978-1786780492 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 240
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :
  • Alternative cover, or maybe an unknown edition?

  • EIYN 02.jpg

    Enlightenment Is Your Nature

    The Fundamental Difference Between Psychology, Therapy, and Meditation

    Year of publication : 2017
    Publisher : Watkins Publishing
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 978-1786781024 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 240
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes :

    table of contents

    edition 2017
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Preface: On the Neurosis of Becoming Human Take It Easy Vol 2 ~ 11, q.2 (extract)
    Part I. What Is Enlightenment? unknown
    1 Paradise Regained unknown
    2 Peeling the Onion of Personality: Understanding Your Conditioning unknown
    3 Inside and Outside the Box unknown
    4 Waking Up from the Dream unknown
    5 Now or Never unknown
    Part II. Dialogues and Definitions: In Search of a Science of the Soul unknown
    6 Your Mind Is Not Yours unknown
    7 Limitations of the Scientific Approach unknown
    8 Just to Be Normal Is Not Enough unknown
    9 Consciousness, Unconsciousness and Wholeness unknown
    Part III. The Psychology of the Buddhas in Action unknown
    10 Awareness Is the Key unknown
    11 Modern Methods for Modern Man unknown
    12 Forget About Enlightenment unknown
    Epilogue: Relax and Enlightenment Comes unknown