The Inward Journey

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An English translation of the Hindi original Shanti Ki Khoj, this book is a collection of 14 short discourses of Osho, the central theme of which is that the inward journey to ourself or to our source is not difficult but it seems difficult because we are no longer simple, there is contradiction in our heart and actions.
translated from
Hindi: Shanti Ki Khoj (शांति की खोज) (discourses)
notes
Preface below, with the story of how this book was written by Ma Anand Urmila under Osho's guidance.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Jan, 1966 to Mar, 1967 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
15 (Ch. 15 is a later addition about Osho, written by an unknown editor.)
(see table of contents)


editions

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The Inward Journey

In Osho's Guidance

Year of publication : 2005
Publisher : Diamond Books
ISBN 81-288-0989-X (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 111
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Edition: 2005. © Publisher.
Size : 214 x 141 x 8 mm
Author: Ma Anand Urmila
Published by: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd., X-30, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi-110020.
Printed at: Adarsh Printers, Navin Shahdara, Delhi-110032
Preface: not signed
Introduction: not signed, but clearly by Ma Anand Urmila
  • Pages 34 - 35.

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    The Inward Journey

    In Osho's Guidance

    Year of publication : 2016
    Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books
    ISBN 9789352612956 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : ~ 111
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes :

    table of contents

    edition 2005
    chapter titles
    individual talks
    event location duration media
    1 The Master Appears when
    the Disciple Is Ready
    Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    2 Why the Master Seeks the Disciples? Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    3 Ask Only Existential Questions Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    4 God Is Not the Creator But the Creativity Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    5 The Theory of Incarnation of God Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    6 What Is Religion? Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    7 Meditation Changes the Taste of Food Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    8 Love Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    9 Egotism and Self-Respect Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    10 Motherhood Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    11 A Boxing Match Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    12 Art Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    13 Ordinary Artist, Genius and Yogi Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    14 Satyam Shivam Sunaram -
    the Truth, the Good, the Beautiful
    Jan 1966 -- Mar 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    15 Osho by an unknown editor

    preface

    Preface
    This is the English version of the Hindi book, 'Shanti ki Khoj' published in 1970 by Jeevan Jagruti Kendra, Bombay as instructed by Osho. This book is a compilation of Osho's talks which were actually the answers to Ma Anand Urmila's questions asked by her during her stay in Jabalpur, from January 1966 to March 1967.
    At that time Osho was teaching philosophy in Mahakoshal College, Jabalpur and he was known as "Acharya Rajneesh". The name written on his name-plate at his residence, Yogesh Bhawan, and also on his letterhead was Acharya Rajneesh.
    He used to drop in at Ma Urmila's place while going to his college or returning from there. During these visits he expressed his views on various topics regarding spiritual path and life in general.
    This is an authentic reporting of his discussions with her, because he had asked her to write down whatever he had said and this she did regularly.
    Everyday after his departure she used to write down the whole matter and read it out to him the next day to get his approval.
    After listening to the written material, invariably he said 'Okay' .
    After some time Osho asked her to write her own experience of meditation so that it would be the introduction to the compilation of his talks (the answers to her questions) which would be published in her name.
    This idea was a surprise to her and she protested vehemently because she thought that being a novice on the path of meditation she had nothing much to say and her contribution to the book was nothing except noting down his words of wisdom.
    Then Osho explained to her that by publishing her experience of meditation he wanted to convince the people in general that everyone can tread the path of meditation and no special quality or qualification is required for this.
    After listening to this argument of Osho, she had to agree to the idea of the book being published in her name.
    Even the title of the book was decided by Osho.