Take It Really Seriously

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Joke team at work. Still from Bhagwan - My Dance is Complete (1989)
Joke team at work. Still from Bhagwan - My Dance is Complete (1989)
Joke team at work. Still from Bhagwan - My Dance is Complete (1989)
Joke team at work. Still from Bhagwan - My Dance is Complete (1989)
A big book with a lot of Osho's jokes told during his discourses. The book has been compiled by Sw Anand Vimal, who was on the team to find the jokes. They were then typed out, a stack given to Osho, and during the discourse Osho would choose. (These were mostly the only notes Osho used.)
Back cover:
"... I am introducing laughter as a meditation, because nothing makes you so total as laughter; nothing makes you stop your thinking as laughter does. Just for a moment you are no more a mind. Just for a moment you are no more in time. Just for a moment you have entered into another space where you are total and whole and healed." - (from YAA-HOO! The Mystic Rose ch.21 q.1)
Front and back flap:
The whole science of the joke is that it takes you toward a certain height of expectation, step by step, and then suddenly there is such a turn that you had never expected. Your whole tension that was gathering explodes into laughter. It will be better to tell you a joke ...
Danny discovered that his wife was cheating with another guy, so he went to the guy's wife and told her about it.
"I know what we will do!" she said. "Let us take revenge on them." So they went to a motel and had revenge on them.
She said, "Let us have more revenge."
So they kept having revenge and more revenge.
Finally Danny said, "That's enough revenge. I don't have any more hard feelings."
If the end comes in such a way that you were not expecting -- you could not have figured out that it will end in such a way -- it brings a sudden laughter. It is a release of tension. - (from The New Dawn ch.23 q.2)
Dedication:
"The sense of humour should be directed towards oneself --
it is a very great thing to laugh at oneself and he who can laugh at himself
gradually becomes full of concern and compassion for others.
In the entire world no event, no subject, invites laughter like oneself. - OSHO (from A Cup of Tea, #43)
notes
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters
30 + Prologue + Starter + Epilogue
(see table of contents)


editions

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Take It Really Seriously

      cover: A Revolutionary Insight into Jokes
title page: A Revolutionary Insight into Jokes // A Backside Book of Jokes

Year of publication : 1998-12
Reprint : 1999 (twice)
Publisher : Grace Publishing, London, UK
ISBN 0-9534-8450-5 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 688
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition. Copyright © 1998 Osho International Foundation.
Size : 220 x 176 x 47 mm
Compilation and Editing: Sw Anand Vimal
Typesetting and Design: Sw Prem Prabhu
Photography: Osho Photo Services
Production: Sw Prem Prabhu
"Laugh heartily both of you, before and after; but don't disturb the neighbors!" OSHO
Dedicated to Swami Sardar Gurudayal Singh. The man with the loudest laugh!
"The only man in history who laughs before the joke is told. What a trust! You should learn trust from Sardar Gurudayal Singh." OSHO
Published by: Grace Publishing, 14, Asylum Road, London, SE15 2RL
Printer: Thomson Press (India) Ltd.
Introduction: Sw Anand Vimal, Osho Commune, Pune, India
Prologue: The psychology of jokes (Hari Om Tat Sat ch.12 q.1)
Starter (The Goose Is Out ch.10 q.4)
Epilogue: The Gorilla Story (a compilation of several lectures)
  • Page III.

  • Page VI.

  • Page XI.

  • Page XVI.

  • Page 1.

  • Page 678. Epilogue

  • Page 679. The Gorilla Story

  • Page 681.

  • Page 684. On Osho

  • Page 685.

  • Page 686. Jokes compiled from these book titles

  • Page 687. The Joke-team and Sardarji

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    Take It Really Seriously

    . . . cover: A Revolutionary Insight into Jokes
    title page: A Revolutionary Insight into Jokes // A Backside Book of Jokes

    Year of publication : 1998
    Publisher : Grace Publishing, London, UK
    ISBN 0-9534-8451-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 688
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :

    Take It Really Seriously (2005) ; Cover.jpg

    Take It Really Seriously

    . . . cover: A Revolutionary Insight into Jokes
    title page: A Revolutionary Insight into Jokes // A Backside Book of Jokes

    Year of publication : 2005
    Publisher : Grace Publishing, Gunma, Japan
    ISBN 0-9534-8450-5 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 688
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : As the 1998 edition, except:
    Published by: Grace Publishing, 4-10-17 Aramaki, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan 371-0044
    Size : 219 x 172 x 55 mm

    table of contents

    edition 1999
    chapter titles
    source of the compilation
    Prologue: The Psychology of Jokes Hari Om Tat Sat ~ 12, q.1 (extract?)
    Starter The Goose Is Out ~ 10, q.4 (extract?)
    1 Jewish unknown
    2 Marriage unknown
    3 Children unknown
    4 Politics unknown
    5 Sex unknown
    6 Religion unknown
    7 Animals unknown
    8 Doctors unknown
    9 Lawyers unknown
    10 Salesmen unknown
    11 Maxims unknown
    12 Nations unknown
    13 Polish unknown
    14 Black unknown
    15 Irish unknown
    16 English unknown
    17 Scots unknown
    18 Cannibals unknown
    19 Cops unknown
    20 Farmers unknown
    21 French unknown
    22 Italian unknown
    23 Greek unknown
    24 Russian unknown
    25 Chinese unknown
    26 Showbiz unknown
    27 Wild West unknown
    28 Nuts and Other Fruit-cakes unknown
    29 Shrinks unknown
    30 The World of Osho unknown
    Epilogue: The Gorilla Story unknown