Notes of a Madman

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Osho creates a loosely woven tapestry of vivid, humorous and touching impressions and glimpses giving the feeling we are having a personal meeting with the master. In this deep exploration of the Tibetan mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, he comments on drugs, his love of beauty and danger, relaxation, laughter, the relationship between men and women, and even madness and death. He is just an ordinary human being, like us, he says, but with one exception. His search has ended - he has awakened: "Just to be oneself is true. That is my teaching, just to be yourself; just to be your own purity, without fear, because it will mean different things for different people." A selection of beautiful nature photographs in full color supplements this unforgettable book.
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
Part of the Nitrous Books series.
Talks given as dictation in dental sessions in Lao Tzu Grove in Rajneeshpuram.
For the 1985 edition the thirteen sessions were organized as: Series 1 with sessions 1-7, Series 2 with sessions 1-6. (Those two series might indicate a time-gap.) The 1999 edition has Sessions 1-13.
See Talk:Glimpses of a Golden Childhood for a discussion of when talks were given. Dates below are a distillation / best guess from that discussion for Madman.
The backside of the 1985 edition has as text: "The very last words of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh before He went into silence for an indefinite period."
About the origin of the title, the notetaker Sw Devageet, in Osho: The First Buddha in the Dental Chair p.142, says:
We pondered and brainstormed, making and discarding titles by the score. Our tiny room was littered with paper. Vivek, who had never liked the idea of the notes from the outset, walked out of our room one day muttering, "Nobody's going to read this book. It's just the bloody notes of a madman."
Looking at each other, Raj and I quickly wrote her words at the top of our list: Notes of a Madman, as a suggested title for the first volume. Of course Osho chose it.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
approximately Nov 1981 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
13   (see table of contents)


editions

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Notes of a Madman

Year of publication : 1985
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation International
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-714-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 104
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition: September 1985 - 10,000 copies. Copyright: © 1985, Rajneesh Foundation International.
Contains 57 pages of color photo's.
Size : 178 x 108 x 13 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by: Bodhisattvaa Ma Anand Sheela, M.M., D.Phil.M., D.Litt.M.(RIMU), Acharya
Editors: Sambuddha Sw Devaraj, M.D., M.B., B.S., M.R.C.P., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Acharya,
Mahasattva Sw Devageet B.D.S., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Acharya
Assistant Editor: Mahasattvaa Ma Deva Ashu, M.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Photography: Mahasattva Sw Krishna Bharti, M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Design: Ma Prem Pujan, D.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Direction: Sambodhi Ma Yoga Pratima, M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Library of Congress Catalog Number 85-43071
Printed in the U.S.A.
Introduction: Bodhisattva Sw Anand Madyapa, B.A., M.Ed., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Acharya

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Notes of a Madman

Year of publication : 1999
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 81-7261-107-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 143
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Second edition 1999. Copyright © 1985 Osho International Foundation. Trademarks: Osho is a trademark of Osho International Foundation.
Size : 159 x 135 x 16 mm
Editors: Sambuddha Sw Devaraj, M.D., M.B., B.S., M.R.C.P., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Acharya
& Mahasattva Sw Devageet B.D.S., M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Acharya
Assistant Editor: Mahasattvaa Ma Deva Ashu, M.M.(RIMU), Arihanta & (second edition) Ma Prem Lolita
Design & Typesetting: Sw Bhaven & Mahasattva Ma Prem Shunyo M.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
Cover: Sw Bhaven
Osho scetches: Sw Deva Vishvasa
Endpages Art: Osho
Production: Ma Deva Harito
Printing: Thomson Press (India) Ltd.
Introduction: Ma Prem Lolita

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Notes of a Madman

Year of publication : 2013
Publisher : Osho Media International
Edition no. :
ISBN 978-8172611071 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 144
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

table of contents

edition 1985.09
chapter titles
dictation
event location duration media
1 Series 1, Session 1 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
2 Series 1, Session 2 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
3 Series 1, Session 3 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
4 Series 1, Session 4 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
5 Series 1, Session 5 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
6 Series 1, Session 6 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
7 Series 1, Session 7 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
8 Series 2, Session 1 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
9 Series 2, Session 2 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
10 Series 2, Session 3 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
11 Series 2, Session 4 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
12 Series 2, Session 5 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none
13 Series 2, Session 6 Nov 1981 Lao Tzu Grove, Rajneeshpuram unknown none