Love, Freedom, Aloneness

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notes
Previously the hardback was published as Love, Freedom, and Aloneness
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters
4 parts, with 17 "Chapters", 19 "Questions", Preface, a "Caveat" and an Epilogue   (see table of contents)


editions

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Love, Freedom, Aloneness

The Koan of Relationships

Year of publication : 2002
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-312-29162-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 256
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Copyright © 2001 by Osho International Foundation.
Size : 232 x 157 x 10 mm
Edited by Sarito Carol Neiman
Preface: (anonymus)
Cover back

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Love, Freedom, Aloneness

The Koan of Relationships

Year of publication : 2002
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 9781429979146 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages :
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes :

table of contents

edition 2002
chapter titles
source of the compilation
Preface unknown
Part One: Love
1 Lovey-Dovey unknown
2 Real and Unreal--The First Step unknown
3 The Virtues of Selfishness unknown
4 Attached to Nothing unknown
Questions:
  • Will you please speak about the difference between
    a healthy love of oneself and egoistic pride?
  • Why is love so painful?
  • How is it that the inscription on the Greek temple of Delphi
    says "Know Thyself" and not "Love Thyself"?
  • How can I love better?
unknown
Part Two: From Relationship to Relating
5 The Honeymoon that Never Ends unknown
6 From Lust to Love to Loving unknown
7 Let There Be Spaces... unknown
8 The Koan of Relationship unknown
Questions:
  • How can I know that a woman has fallen in love in reality,
    and not playing games?
  • If the jealousies, the possessiveness, the attachment,
    the needs and expectations and desires and illusions drop,
    will anything be left of my love?
  • What is the difference between liking and loving,
    to like and to love? And also, what is the difference
    between ordinary love and spiritual love?
  • There are many people I love but I don't feel committed to.
    How can I predict if I love them tomorrow?
  • Even if sometimes lovelike feelings arise in my heart,
    immediately I start feeling this is not love,
    it is my hidden cravings for sex and all that.
  • In the East, it has been stressed that one should stay
    with a person, one person, in a love relationship.
    In the West, now people float from one relationship
    to another. Which are you in favor of?
  • Lately, I have begun to realize how even my lover is a stranger to me.
    Still, there is and intense longing
    to overcome the separation between us.
unknown
Part Three: Freedom
9 Tabula Rasa unknown
10 The Fundamental Slavery unknown
11 Beware of the Popes unknown
12 Is There Life After Sex? unknown
13 It Takes a Village... unknown
Questions:
  • You said tha love can make you free. But ordinarily we see
    that love becomes attachment, and instead of freeing us
    it makes us more bound. So tell us something
    about attachment and freedom.
  • My boyfriend feels less and less like making love,
    and this makes me upset and frustrated, even to the point
    where I act aggresive toward him. What can I do?
  • My sex life has become very quiet lately--not that
    I don't want sex or that I am not courageous enough
    to approach women, but it just doesn't happen.
    What am I doing wrong?
  • How can I know if detachment or indifference is growing within?
  • In your wision of a model society, would there be one large commune
    or a series of communes? What would be their relationship to one another?
unknown
Part Four: Aloneness
14 Aloneness Is Your Nature unknown
15 Strangers to Ourselves unknown
16 Solitary and Elect unknown
17 The Lion and the Sheep unknown
Questions:
  • Never belonged, never been on the "inside," never felt "at one" with another.
    Why such a loner all my life?
  • Why does my sadness feel more real than my happiness?
    I want so much to be real and authentic, not to wear any masks,
    but this seems to mean so much rejection by others.
    Is it possible to be so alon?
  • As I move deeper into meditation and looking into who
    I really am, I am having trouble maintaining any relationship.
    Is this something to be expected, or have I gone wrong somewhere?
unknown
Caveat: Two Women and a Monk unknown
Epilogue: Embracing the Paradox unknown