The Book of Man

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Osho perceives man as becoming increasingly alienated from his inner self, gradually losing his natural innocence and creativity in the mindless quest for worldly power and success. To appear strong, the average man suppresses his innate qualities of love and compassion, thus widening the chasm within. For Osho, the ideal man is Zorba, the Buddha-a perfect blend of matter and soul. Inherently rebellious, this `New Man' experiences no division between the outer and the inner self. And, because he lives naturally and consciously without any guilt or conflict, he can claim the whole world as his own.
This seamless collection of discourses takes the reader through the various stages of man's evolution: from Adam to Slave, Son, Homosexual, Priest and Politician, until he attains the pinnacle of his consciousness as the Rebel or Zorba. Sparkling with anecdotes and enriched with brilliant repartee as well as deeply perceptive responses to the numerous questions asked of Osho by his listeners, The Book of Man is a remarkable blend of wisdom and wit.
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This compilation was first published in German as Das Buch der Männer.
Later published as What Now, Adam?.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters


editions

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The Book of Man

Year of publication : 2004
Publisher : Penguin Books India, New Delhi
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-14-303231-3 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 277
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
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The Book of Man

Year of publication : 2013
Publisher : Penguin Books India, New Delhi
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 9789351184102 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 292
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
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The Book of Man

Year of publication : 2015
Publisher : Penguin Books India, New Delhi
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 9780143420606 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 292
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
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