The Book of Understanding

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The Book of Understanding is drawn mainly from Osho's revolutionary and prescient talks in America, given at a time when Ronald Reagan was leading the country with a cowboy mentality and a Christian fundamentalist worldview.
This extraordinary and timely volume comes at a point in history when again, those who want to cling to past beliefs and superstitions are fighting to impose their values on those who dare to envision a world without hatred and division, and with a profound reverence for life in all its many forms and colors.
notes
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
(unknown)
number of discourses/chapters
5 plus preface & afterword   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Book of Understanding

Creating Your Wwn Path to Freedom

Year of publication : 2006
Publisher : Harmony (Random House) , USA
ISBN 0307336948 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 288
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes :

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The Book of Understanding

Creating Your Own Path to Freedom

Year of publication : 2006
Reprint 2011
Publisher : Harmony (Random House) , USA
ISBN 0307346730 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 278
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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The Book of Understanding

Creating Your Own Path to Freedom

Year of publication : 2006
Publisher : Harmony (Random House) , USA
ISBN 9780307341860 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : ~ 288
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes :

table of contents

edition 2006
chapter titles
source of the compilation
Preface A New Spirituality for the 21st Century: Not a Political Revolution but an Individual Rebellion The Rebel ~ 01, response to Q.1 (almost complete)
1 Wordly vs. Otherworldly: Understanding the Great Divide
Zorba the Buddha: A Meeting of Earth and Sky
Body and Soul: A Brief History of Religion
Rich Man, Poor Man: A Look at the Roots of Poverty and Greed
unknown
2 Belief vs. Experience: Undestanding the Difference Between Knowledge and Knowing
Learned and Natural: Reclaiming the Self You Were Born with
Outer and Inner: In Search of Where the Twain Shall Meet
Clever and Wise: Untangling the Knots of the Mind
unknown
3 Leader vs. Follower: Undestanding the Responsibiity of Being Free
Shepherd and Sheep: Cutting Yourself Loose from the Puppeteer
Power and Corruption: The Roots of Inner and Outer Politics
Lost and Found: In Search of Ordinariness
unknown
4 Conscience vs. Consciousness: Understanding the Freedom of Responsibility
Good and Evil: Learning to Live by Your Own Commandments
Rules and Responsibilities: Walking the Tightrope of Freedom
Reaction and Response: The Knack of Rolling with the Punches
unknown
5 Meaning and Significance: From the Known to the Unknown to the Unknowable
Energy and Understanding: The Journey from Lust to Loving
Camel, Lion, and Child: The Journey of Becoming Human
Vertical and Horizontal: The Journey into the Depths of Now
unknown
Afterword unknown