Talk:Sadhana Ka Param Lakshya (साधना का परम लक्ष्य)

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The main focus of this bit of speculation will be on Pustak Mahal, the publisher of five books by Osho (see below). All have page counts in the 130-140ish range, suggesting about five chapters, if they are ordinary whole discourses and not compilations of some kind. All have ISBNs running sequentially from 0707 to 0711 (the sixth to ninth digits of an ISBN-10 or ninth to twelfth of an ISBN-13, the publisher's actual numbering as they go along issuing new books). Pustak Mahal is a big publisher but appears not to have done Osho books before or since. They have no Osho books listed at their website. This strongly suggests a one-time experiment in 2001 that perhaps was aborted or allowed to lapse.

In addition, all the titles are unconnected to other known Osho books, so whether compilations, translations or just new invented titles, their provenance may remain forever unknown. Even the words used for the titles are ones not commonly used in Osho's books. This book's title translates roughly as "The Ultimate Goal of Spiritual Practice," an extremely unlikely title to anyone familiar with Osho. All suggesting a publisher's agenda but unsupported by a proper co-ordinated marketing program. The only bookseller currently marketing Lakshya is Printsasia, usually fairly reliable, but they don't have a cover image or even the author's name. -- Sarlo (talk) 11:31, 5 July 2014 (PDT)

The five titles, for further research into the possibility of some thematic or other coherence are:

Vartaman Dharm Ki Bhasha (वर्तमान धर्म की भाषा)
Param Upalabdhi Ke Sopan (परम उपलब्धि के सोपान)
Sadhana Ka Param Lakshya (साधना का परम लक्ष्य)
Samarpan Ki Anjuli (समर्पण की अंजुली)
Prem Ka Jharokha (प्रेम का झरोखा)

Oct 2017 update:

Above speculative meanderings were written before Lakshya's source was found, ie some four unknown chapters of Sapna Yah Sansar (सपना यह संसार). Two of the above books can likely be pinpointed to specific chapters, see Sapna's Talk page for more on that. -- doofus-9 22:26, 11 October 2017 (UTC)