I Am the Gate

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This book is a timeless classic that has long served as an introduction for many people to Osho's vision. Eight discourses to push the reader over the edge of the intellect into the mysterious, the esoteric and the transcendental. Osho talks on the meaning of initiation, disciplehood and meditation - a loving invitation to begin the journey toward the ultimate truth: "A sannyasin to me is a person who decides to live to the utmost, to the optimum, to the maximum; it is just like a flame burning from both the poles." A helpful reader for those new to the world of Osho.
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
From the 1972 edition: "A series of eight discourses by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in which he is interviewed by his disciple Ma Anand Pratima, World President of Neo-Sannyas International, New York, U.S.A."
From the 1990 edition: "Talks given to disciples in Woodlands, Bombay, India."
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Apr 14, 1971 to Jun 14, 1971 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
8 plus Appendix   (see table of contents)


editions

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I Am the Gate

Year of publication : 1972.09
Publisher : A Life Awakening Movement Publication
ISBN  : None
Number of pages : 244
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition September 1972, 3,000 copies. Copyright Jeevan Jagriti Kendra, Bombay (India).
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Publisher: Ishwarlal N. Shah (Sadhu Ishwar Samarpan), Secretary, Jeevan Jagriti Kendra (Life Awakening Center). 31, Israil Mohalla, Bhagwan Bhuwan, Masjid Bunder Road, Bombay-9
Printer: Himatlal L. Pawa, Dheeraj Printers, 3rd Road, Chembur, Bombay-71
Compilation: Ma Yoga Laxmi, Sw Krishna Christ
Editor: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Yoga Chinmaya
Foreword: Sw Yoga Chinmaya, January 26, 1972
The 1972 editions have two extra appendices compared to all later editions:
Appendix 2: "Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: A biographical glimpse" by Ma Ananda Prem
Appendix 3: "Neo-Sannyas International: Visions and activities" by Sw Yoga Chinmaya
Contains a two page Errata.
  • Dust cover

  • Alt. cover ?

  • The book without cover

  • Title page

  • Publication info

  • Osho's photo

  • Contents 1

  • Contents 2

  • Pages 230-231

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 1972
    Publisher : A Life Awakening Movement Publication
    ISBN  : None
    Number of pages : 244
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : (Edition notes as in the 1972 hardcover.)
    Size : 210 x 138 x 14 mm
  • The book without cover

  • Page VIII - 1

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 1975
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    ISBN  : No (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 235
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Second edition June 1975.
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 1976
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    ISBN  : No (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 224
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Third edition: July 1976. Copyright © 1975 Rajneesh Foundation, Poona (India).
    Size : 212 x 138 x 13 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Publisher: Ma Yoga Laxmi Secretary, Rajneesh Foundation, Shree Rajneesh Ashram, 17, Koregaon Park, Poona-1
    Printed by Natver A. Patel, Selprint, 249-251 A-Z Industrial Estate, Fergusson Road, Lower Parel Bombay 400 013
    Compilation: Ma Yoga Laxmi, Sw Yoga Chinmaya
    Editor: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Krishna Christ
    Preface: "Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: A biographical glimpse" by Ma Ananda Prem

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    I Am the Gate

    The Meaning of Initiation and Discipleship

    Year of publication : 1977
    Reprint : 1978 Second printing
    Reprint : 1981 Fourth printing
    Publisher : Harper & Row
    ISBN 0-06-090573-5 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 194
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : First US edition: Harper Colophon books, 1977. Copyright © 1972, 1975, 1977 by Rajneesh Foundation.
    Size : 202 x 135 x 11 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Edited by Ma Satya Bharti
    Designed by Eve Callahan
    Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 76-51584
    Introduction: Ma Satya Bharti

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    I Am the Gate

    The Meaning of Initiation and Discipleship

    Year of publication : 1978
    Publisher : Harper & Row
    ISBN 0-06-080444-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 194
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : First Perennial Library edition published 1978. Copyright © 1975, 1977 by Rajneesh Foundation.
    (Edition and type page identical to the 1977 edition.)
    Size : 177 x 107 x 12 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Editor: Ma Satya Bharti
    Introduction: Ma Satya Bharti

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 1990
    Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
    ISBN 3-89338-088-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 239
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Second edition December 1990. Copyright Osho International Foundation.
    Size : 209 x 147 x 22 mm
    Editing by Ma Dhyan Sagar B.A., Ma Deva Sarito
    Typesetting by Ma Anand Disha
    Design by Ma Anand Peggy B.A.
    Photography by Osho Photo Services
    Back cover painting by Sw Geetesh
    End paper photos by Sw Punit Bharti
    Production by Ma Dhyan Amiyo, Ma Punyo
    Printing by Mohndruck, Gütersloh, West Germany
    Introduction: Ma Satya Priya, Poona, 1990
    In this edition the Appendix is called Ch.9.

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 1996
    Reprint 2000
    Reprint 2003
    Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books, New Delhi
    ISBN 81-7182-606-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 240
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :
    Introduction: Ma Satya Priya

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 2005
    Reprint 2008
    Publisher : Tao Publishing
    ISBN 81-7261-199-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 260
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes :

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    I Am the Gate

    Year of publication : 2014
    Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books
    ISBN 81-7182-606-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 239
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :

    table of contents

    edition 1972.09
    chapter titles
    interviews and a discourse
    event location duration media
    1 I Am Consciousness, I Am Freedom 14 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 19min audio
    2 Neo-Sannyas: The Answer to Human Crisis 16 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 24min audio
    3 Occult Devices and Spiritual Search 18 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 22min audio
    4 Love, Grace and Divinity 20 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 18min audio
    5 Meditation and the Paths to Inner Awakening 28 Apr 1971 pm Bombay unknown missing
    6 The Secrets of Spiritual Explosion 8 Jun 1971 pm Bombay 0h 22min audio
    7 The Occult Mysteries of Initiation 10 Jun 1971 pm Bombay 0h 25min audio
    8 I Am the Gate 14 Jun 1971 pm Bombay 0h 28min audio
    Appendix Appendix 1: Toward a Group Work
    for Enlightenment
    2 Jun 1971 Bombay unknown missing
    edition 2003
    chapter titles
    interviews and a discourse
    event location duration media
    1 Absolute Consciousness, Absolute Freedom 14 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 19min audio
    2 What Is Sannyas? 16 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 24min audio
    3 Step Out of the Wheel 18 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 22min audio
    4 Begin with Yourself 20 Apr 1971 am Bombay 0h 18min audio
    5 The Greatest Adventure 28 Apr 1971 pm Bombay unknown missing
    6 Come to the Center 8 Jun 1971 pm Bombay 0h 22min audio
    7 The Mysteries of Initiation 10 Jun 1971 pm Bombay 0h 25min audio
    8 Just Open a Window 14 Jun 1971 pm Bombay 0h 28min audio
    9 Even in a Single Moment 2 Jun 1971 Bombay unknown missing