Flowers of Love

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"Dear Krishna Karuna,
Love. There is no power greater than faith in one's own self. The fragrance of self-confidence is something not of this world.
Peace, Bliss, Truth - all these follow this fragrance. He who has confidence in himself is in heaven.
And he who has no confidence in himself holds the key to hell in his own hands." (Osho, letter # 100)
translated from
Hindi: Prem Ke Phool (प्रेम के फूल). The order of the chapters is the same.
Translated by Dolly Diddee
notes
"A compilation of 150 immortal letters* written by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to various seekers, translated from the original Hindi version: Prem Ke Phool".
Plus a 151st English letter on the back of the book: i.e. letter 27 of The Silent Music. All letters have a date and addressee, see table of contents below.
The titles of these 150 letters match those of the Hindi original. 6 dates in this English translation are incorrect, they marked by "**" in TOC below, see Talk:Prem Ke Phool (प्रेम के फूल)#Inconsistencies table.
Later published as part of A Cup of Tea (First Edition, 1980)
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Jul 13, 1962 to Dec 7, 1970 ** : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
150   (see table of contents)


editions

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Flowers of Love

A Compilation of 150 Immortal Letters Written by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to Various Seekers

Year of publication : 1974
Publisher : A Rajneesh Foundation Publication, Poona, India
ISBN None
Number of pages : 192
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First Edition: September, 1974. (No copyright notice.)
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Size : 217 x 142 x 11 mm
Publisher: Rajneesh Foundation, 17 Koregaon Park, Poona-1, India
Translator: Dolly Diddee
Foreword: Sw Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay, India, 1st December 1970.
The book starts before the first chapter with Bhagwan's "Ten Commandments"
Printed by : Natver A. Patel, Selprint, Bombay-13
  • Page IV - V.

  • Page 126 - 127.

  • Back of the book. Facsimile of a letter, originally from The Silent Music #27.

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    Flowers of Love

    A Book of Letters

    Year of publication : 2018
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    ISBN 978-81-7261-360-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 108
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes :

    table of contents

    edition 1974.09
    chapter titles
    letters
    event location addressee
    1 Flowers of Love 12 Mar 1965 Tikamgarh Mrs. Sohan Bafna, Poona
    2 Love Is Prayer 3 Feb 1965 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    3 Temple of Love -- An Innocent, Simple Heart 9 Jun 1965 om unknown Mrs. Sohan Bafna, Poona
    4 The Fragrance of Love 14 Jun 1965 om unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    5 The Tears of Love 17 Feb 1965 pm unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    6 The Death of the Ego in the Fullness of Love 3 Mar 1965 xm unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    7 Love -- From One to All 17 Apr 1965 pm Jabalpur Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    8 Love Is Music, Beauty -- Hence, Religion 5 Dec 1964 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    9 The Sweetness of Love 17 Mar 1965 ** unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    10 This Little Word -- "Love" 22 Mar 1965 xm unknown Mrs. Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    11 The Thirsty Awaiting -- of Love 24 Apr 1965 om unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    12 The Totality of Life 27 Mar 1969 unknown Sri M.T. Kamdar, Sri Suresh B. Joshi, Sri Nanubhai
    and Sri Karelia, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
    13 Do Not Swim -- Float 10 Sep 1968 unknown Sushree Om Prakash Agarwal, Jullundur, Punjab ****
    14 Jump -- into the Void 18 Jun 1968 am unknown Sushree Omprakash Agarwal, Jullundur, Punjab ****
    15 Life -- a Line Drawn on the Water 12 Dec 1968 unknown Shree Anupchand Shah, Surendranagar, Gujarat *****
    16 Awaiting 29 Sep 1968 am unknown Sushree Jayavanti Shukla, Junagadh, Gujarat
    17 By Drowning Oneself, Truth Is Known 13 Aug 1962 am unknown Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    18 Investigations of Yoga 1 Oct 1962 ** unknown Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    19 Not Ethics -- But the Practice of Yoga 12 Feb 1963 xm unknown Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    20 Carry Out the Experiment -- Do Not Worry About Results 3 Jun 1963 unknown Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    21 The Awakening of the Witness 17 Jun 1964 unknown Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    22 The Drop Is the Ocean 24 Apr 1969 unknown Shree Pushkar Gokani, Dwarka, Gujarat
    23 Awareness in Sleep 9 Sep 1969 unknown Shree Ghanashyamdas Janmejai, Gwalior, M.P.
    24 Burning Desire 2 Dec 1963 ** unknown Shree Rohit Kumar Mittal, Khandwa, M.P.
    25 Patience in Sadhana 1 Nov 1963 during transit from Katni Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    26 The Downpour of Love 18 Aug 1969 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh *****
    27 Where Thirst Is, There Is the Way 11 Mar 1966 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    28 Effort and Resolution for Sadhana 26 Mar 1966 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    29 The Intense Will 2 Apr 1966 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    30 Peace and Restlessness Are Our Own Creations 1966 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    31 The Transformation of Sex Energy 4 Jun 1966 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    32 The Centre of the Self 1966 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    33 Total Living in the Present 19 Dec 1966 ** unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    34 The Melody of Love 5 Apr 1967 unknown Sushree Shirish Pai, Bombay
    35 The Inner Communion 8 Sep 1969 Jabalpur The Poet Bachchan, Delhi
    36 Silent Expression 3 Nov 1969 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana, Punjab
    37 Surrender with Prayer and Awaiting 19 Nov 1969 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana, Punjab
    38 The Acceptance of All Aspects of Existence 3 Nov 1969 unknown Sushree Anasuya, Bombay
    39 Where Love Is, Prayer Is 3 Nov 1969 unknown (Sushree Dolly Diddee, Poona, Maharashtra) ***
    40 Infinite Awaiting Is Sadhana 2 Oct 1968 unknown Sushree Kanchan Behu, Bulsar, Gujarat ****
    41 Prayerful Awaiting Is Love 7 Dec 1969 unknown Shree Ramkrishan Dikshit (“Vishva”), Jabalpur, M.P. ****
    42 "I" -- a Dream -- a State of Sleep 18 Jul 1968 unknown Sushree Kanchan, Bulsar, Gujarat ****
    43 The Unwritten Letter 7 Dec 1969 unknown Sushree Darshan Valia, Bombay
    44 The Transcendence of Anxieties 7 Dec 1970 unknown Shree Ishwarbhai Shah,
    Jeevan Jagruti Kendra, Bombay
    45 Meditation on Sex 16 Feb 1970 unknown Shree Jayantilal, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
    46 Live Spontaneously -- Moment to Moment 17 Feb 1970 unknown Shree Jayant Bhatt, Nargol, Bulsar, Gujarat ****
    47 Dissolve Completely -- into Nothingness 16 Feb 1970 unknown Sushree Ansuya, Bombay *****
    48 The Thirst for God 16 Feb 1970 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana
    49 The Life Vision 2 Jan 1970 unknown Shree Yashwant Mehta, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    50 Life Is Purposeless 2 Jan 1970 unknown Shree Mathura Babu (Swami Ananda Maitreya), Bihar
    51 Emptiness Is the Door, the Path, the Destination 13 May 1970 unknown Shree Ramakant Upadhyaya, Kathmandu, Nepal
    52 The Soul's Restlessness 13 May 1970 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana
    53 The Revolutionary Youth Force 22 Nov 1970 unknown Shree Dinesh Shahi. Indore, M.P.
    54 Life Is Insecure -- Patternless 17 Feb 1970 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh *****
    55 The Two Sides of Love: Sex and Compassion 15 Feb 1970 unknown Dr. M. R. Gautam, Benares, U.P. ****
    56 Total Acceptance Is the Doorway to God 16 Feb 1970 unknown Dr. M. R. Gautam, Benares, U.P. ****
    57 Do Not Think: Look -- Just Look 1962 -- 1971 unknown Swami Mohan Chaitanya, Moga, Punjab
    58 Separation, Thirst, Longing and Tears 1962 -- 1971 unknown Shree Sunderlal Sehgal, Amritsar, Punjab ****
    59 The Ten Commandments of Life 8 Apr 1970 unknown Dr. Ramchandra Prasad, Patna University, Patna, Bihar
    60 The Art Of Conquering Truth -- Total Surrender 11 Apr 1970 unknown Shree Babu Bhai Shah, Ajol, Gujarat
    61 Awareness of Death 10 Apr 1970 ** unknown Shree Mathura Prasad Mishra (Swami Ananda Maitreya) Patna
    62 The Quest for the Meaning 8 Apr 1970 unknown Pushparaj Sharma, Simla ****
    63 Awake and See -- "I" Is Not There 8 Apr 1970 unknown Mrs. Mayadevi Jain, Chandigarh, Punjab
    64 Seek -- Seek -- and Seek 8 Apr 1970 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana
    65 The Lyre of the Soul 8 Apr 1970 unknown Shree Jayantilal Vyas, Udaipur
    66 Dreams -- of Closed and Open Eyes 8 Apr 1970 unknown Sushree Guna Shah, Bombay
    67 Quest for the Solution 8 Apr 1970 unknown Kumari Rekha, Rajkot, Gujarat *****
    68 Truth Is Forever on the Cross 10 Jun 1970 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh *****
    69 Strong Determination 10 Jun 1970 unknown Lala Sunderlal, Delhi ****
    70 The Melody of Freedom 25 Oct 1970 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh *****
    71 The Fire of Love 13 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh, Gujarat *****
    72 The Pinnacle of Thoughts 1962 -- 1971 unknown Sushree Premshanker Panday, Manmad, Maharashtra ****
    73 Do Not Search -- Lose Yourself 12 Nov 1970 unknown Yogi Satyanand, Tikamgadh, M.P. ****
    74 Speechless, Demandless Self-Surrender 12 Nov 1970 unknown Kumari Lalita Rathor, Fatehabad, M.P.
    75 The Song of the Soul 16 Nov 1970 unknown Shree Rajendra R. Anjaria, Ahmedabad ****
    76 First Seek Ye the Kingdom of God 16 Nov 1970 unknown Shree Kedar Sehgal, Neemuch, M.P. ****
    77 Turn Life into a Dance 16 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Neelam Amarjeet, Ludhiana
    78 Prayer Is -- Where There Is No Complaint 16 Nov 1970 unknown Shree Sardari Lal Sehgal, Amritsar ****
    79 Open Your Eyes and See 17 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana
    80 Surrender -- Surrender -- and Surrender 17 Nov 1970 unknown Dr. Savitri C. Patel, Bulsar, Gujarat
    81 Why So Much Suffering in Life? 1 May 1970 unknown Shree Shiv, Jabalpur
    82 Without Doubt, How Will You Search? 15 Sep 1970 unknown Shree Shiv, Jabalpur
    83 Die to Live 25 Oct 1969 unknown Shree Shiv, Jabalpur
    84 The Dust of Knowledge on Intuition 3 Nov 1969 unknown Shree Narendra (Swami Narendra Bodhisatva), Jabalpur
    85 Do Not Swim -- Drown 7 May 1970 unknown Shree Arvind Kumar, Jabalpur
    86 Open Eyes Alone Are the Door to Truth 20 Aug 1969 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh *****
    87 The Quest for Truth 15 Nov 1969 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh *****
    88 Die Every Moment 1 Jul 1969 unknown Sushree Bhagavati Advani, Bombay
    89 Fearlessness Comes with Sadhana 19 Aug 1969 unknown Sushree Bhagavati Advani, Bombay
    90 Total Acceptance and Surrender Is Theism 14 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Bhagavati, Bombay
    91 God Alone Is Our Wealth 6 Nov 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Bhagavati, Bombay
    92 Nectar and Poison -- Both Are Mine 20 Dec 1969 unknown Sushree Laxmi, Bombay
    93 Truth Is Beyond Words 5 Sep 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Laxmi, Bombay
    94 Man Also Is a Seed 22 Sep 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Laxmi, Bombay
    95 Neither Suppression Nor Negation -- But Awareness 1 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Laxmi, Bombay
    96 He Who Loses Finds 1 Aug 1969 unknown Swami Kriyananda (Swami Yoga Chinmaya), Bombay
    97 Make Life Itself a Liberation 15 Aug 1969 unknown Swami Kriyananda (Swami Yoga Chinmaya), Bombay
    98 Freedom from Dreams Is the Door to Truth 20 Oct 1970 unknown Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay
    99 To Live in One's Nature Is Sadhana 3 Nov 1970 unknown Swami Yoga Chinmaya, Bombay
    100 Faith in One's Own Self 15 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Krishna Karuna, Bombay
    101 Infinite Hope Is the Only Support 20 Nov 1970 unknown Ma Krishna Karuna, Bombay
    102 Sadhana Follows Determination 1 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Maunoo (Ma Yoga Kranti), Jabalpur
    103 Detachment 11 Sep 1970 unknown Sushree Maunoo (Ma Yoga Kranti), Jabalpur
    104 Change Alone Is Eternal 13 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Maunoo (Ma Yoga Kranti), Jabalpur
    105 Freedom from Activities -- Through Awareness 13 Jul 1962 om unknown Sushree Jayaben Shah, Bombay *****
    106 Meditation -- Through Non-Doing -- Non-Effort 5 Oct 1962 om unknown Sushree Jayaben Shah, Bombay *****
    107 The Witness 20 Oct 1962 unknown Sushree Jayaben Shah, Bombay *****
    108 The Inner Flame 21 Nov 1962 am ** unknown Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay
    109 The Dream-Like Knot of Unawareness 14 Dec 1962 unknown Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay
    110 Emptiness Is the Gateway to God 12 Jan 1963 unknown Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay
    111 Yoga Sadhana Is the Right Religion 10 Feb 1963 am unknown Sushree Jaya Shah, Bombay
    112 Thirst, Prayer, Effort And Awaiting 30 Aug 1966 unknown Shree Jayantibhai, Bombay
    113 The Understanding of the Life Process 19 Nov 1970 unknown Kumari Hasumati, Bombay
    114 The Song of Life 14 Nov 1970 unknown Sangeeta Khabiya, Ratlam, M.P.
    115 Let Yourself Go and Cease to Exist 25 Oct 1970 unknown Shree Sardarilal Sehgal, Amritsar ****
    116 Love Is Eternity 30 Jun 1968 unknown Shree Mahipal, Bombay
    117 Sadhana -- Steeped in Surrender and Resolve 11 Nov 1964 unknown Sohan Bafna, Poona
    118 Digging of the Treasure Within 23 Nov 1964 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    119 The Journey Within -- in One's Own Self -- in Truth 4 Jan 1965 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    120 The Lamps of Love 25 Oct 1965 Gadarwara Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    121 Love Is Service 29 Apr 1965 am unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    122 The Poverty of a Loveless Heart 1 Jun 1965 am unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    123 The Ocean of Love in a Pitcher 7 Jun 1965 xm unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    124 The Treasure of Love 2 Nov 1964 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    125 God Is Love Unbounded 26 Oct 1964 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    126 Watered with Tears -- the Wine of Love 9 May 1965 unknown Sushree Sohan Bafna, Poona
    127 Be Mad for God 26 Nov 1970 unknown Ma Ananda Madhu, Ajol, Gujarat
    128 Waste No Time 26 Nov 1970 unknown Swami Krishna Chaitanya, Ajol, Gujarat
    129 Transcendence of Duality -- Through Witnessing 25 Nov 1970 ** unknown Ma Yoga Prem, Ajol, Gujarat
    130 Act Your Part Well 26 Nov 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Priya, Ajol, Gujarat
    131 Meditation Is to Look Within 26 Nov 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Yasha, Ajol, Gujarat
    132 Surrender and Witness 26 Nov 1970 unknown Swami Pragyananda Saraswati, Haridwar
    133 He Who Burns His House 26 Nov 1970 ** unknown Shree Chandrakant U. Patel, Baroda, Gujarat ****
    134 Go Still Deeper into Atheism 26 Nov 1970 unknown Shree Bhavani Sinh, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
    135 "The Fall" of Thoughts 26 Nov 1970 unknown Shree Labhshankar Pandya, Ahmedabad
    136 Surrender -- a Jump Without Mental Calculation 26 Nov 1970 unknown Dr. Savitri C. Patel, Bulsar, Gujarat
    137 God Is -- Here and Now 26 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Jayati, Junagadh
    138 The Sadhana of "Not This, Not That!" 26 Nov 1970 unknown Sushree Kusum, Ludhiana
    139 Empty Yourself Completely 15 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Ananda Madhu, Ajol
    140 Struggle, Will, and Sannyas 25 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Ananda Madhu, Ajol
    141 The Anguish of Spiritual Rebirth 27 Mar 1970 unknown Babubai (Swami Krishna Chaitanya), Ajol, Gujarat ****
    142 Start the Journey -- To the Eternity 15 Oct 1970 unknown Swami Krishna Chaitanya, Ajol, Gujarat
    143 Power Is Within You 27 Oct 1970 ** unknown Swami Krishna Chaitanya, Ajol
    144 Die and Know... Lose And Find 11 Apr 1970 unknown Kumari Jasoo (Ma Yoga Prem), Ajol
    145 Love in Every Breath 15 Oct 1970 ** unknown Ma Yoga Prem, Ajol
    146 Sannyas -- the Supreme Enjoyment of Life 15 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Priya, Ajol
    147 Sannyas Is the New Birth 11 Nov 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Yasha, Ajol
    148 The Descent of Sannyas to the World 12 Nov 1970 unknown Swami Prem Krishna, Ajol, Gujarat
    149 The Pride of a Sannyasin Son 15 Oct 1970 unknown Swami Anandamurti, Ahmedabad
    150 The Soul of a Sannyasin: Fixed, Firm and Fearless 15 Oct 1970 unknown Ma Yoga Samadhi, Rajkot, Gujarat
    *** Addressee is not stated in the book. Source: Prem Ke Phool (प्रेम के फूल), 1970 edition.
    **** Addressees have spelling errors, see Talk:Prem Ke Phool (प्रेम के फूल)#Dates and Addressees for right addressees.
    ***** Name of addressees differ a lot from Hindi book, see above link.