The Goose Is Out

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The Zen koan, "The goose is out!" captures the whole absurdity of the human condition - how, throughout our lives, we remain voluntarily ignorant of our true nature. In this book, his last responses to disciples' questions before going into silence for three and a half years, Osho penetrates the prejudices and beliefs we have gathered as our protection against the truth.
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Mar 1, 1981 to Mar 10, 1981 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Goose Is Out

Year of publication : 1982
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation International
ISBN 0-88050-571-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 286
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition July 1982, 10,000 copies. ©Copyright 1982 Rajneesh Foundation International.
Size : 186 x 127 x 19 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Anand Sheela
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 82-60497
Printed in USA
Introduction: Sw Anand Subhuti :
This is the last series of discourses given in English by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the enlightened Master, who in the seven years between 1974 and 1981 gave a two-hour discourse every morning to an international audience of disciples and sekers at Shree Rajneesh Ashram in Poona, India.
This final series was delivered in Buddha Hall in March 1981. Shortly afterwards, Bhagwan began the ultimate stage of his work, replacing verbal communication with satsang: a direct, silent heart-to-heart communion between the Master and his disciples.
Many times in his discourses, Bhagwan had said that truth cannot be expressed through words - that it is a special transmission beyond all scriptures. And this is something which all the great Masters down through the ages have observed: that the ultimate truth can never be said, has never been said, will never be said.
After the introduction, and before the first chapter, there is a page with the text:
The Goose Is Out
These ten discourses are the last spoken doctrines and testament of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
They were given in response to questions from disciples and visitors from March 1st through 10th, 1981 at the Shree Rajneesh Ashram in Poona, India.
The back cover ends with the text:
The last lecture series before Bhagwan stopped speaking forever.
This book is a MUST for every sannyasin and lovers of Bhagwan.
Over this, a sticker is glued with the text:
The last lecture series before Bhagwan stopped speaking for an indefinite period.
(The publication of this book was 15 months into Osho's silent period.)

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The Goose Is Out

Responses to Disciples Questions

Year of publication : 1996
Publisher : Rebel Publishing House, India
ISBN 81-7261-014-9 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 248
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Second edition March 1996
Editing: Ma Dhyan Sagar, Sw Krishna Prabhu, Sw Anand Sarvo
Design and typesetting: Ma Deva Arpita
Production: Ma Dhyan Sabera, Ma Deva Harito
Cover photo: Sw Divyananda
Calligraphy titels: Sw Advaita Parva
Calligraphy painting: Sw Bhaven
Lettering: Sw Upavan
Endpaper paitings: Sw Satyakarma
Introduction: Sw Krishna Prem

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The Goose Is Out

Year of publication : 1998
Reprint 2010
Publisher : Full Circle / Hind Pocket Books
ISBN 81-7621-018-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 233
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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The Goose Is Out

Zen in Action

Year of publication : 2012
Publisher : Osho Media International
ISBN 978-0-9836400-2-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 180
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes :

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The Goose Is Out

Zen in Action

Year of publication : 2012
Publisher : Osho Media International
ISBN 978-0-88050-364-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 180
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
Edition notes :

table of contents

editions 1982.07 and 2012*
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
1 The Goose Is Out! 1 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 34min video
2 Just See It 2 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 44min video
3 No Peaks, No Valleys 3 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 23min video
4 Transcendence Brings Buddhahood 4 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 36min video
5 Perfectly Imperfect 5 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 35min video
6 I Exalt the Ordinary 6 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 33min video
7 Only One Time: Now 7 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 44min video
8 The Dimension of the Mysterious 8 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 42min video
9 Rejoice to Abandon! 9 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 32min video
10 Dissolved in My People 10 Mar 1981 am Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 42min video
* The 2012 edition has the same TOC except one title, the ninth, "Rejoice to Abandon".