The Inward Revolution

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Questioner: "But what is the difference between the conviction and the experience? And how can one transform this conviction into an experience?"
Bhagwan: "I say there is no 'how', because 'how' implies some method. There is an awakening; There is no 'how'. If you are listening to me and some feeling comes to you, then this might be the experience of Truth. (...)
Why should this happen to you? There are two reasons: either you are convinced by my argument or you see it as a fact in yourself. (...)
If what I am saying is experienced by you, that knowledge is something apart from me. I am not the knowledge. This is happening as an experience while I am talking. (...)
When the intellect is convinced, it asks 'how'. What is the method? It wants to know. But I am not giving you any argument. I am just telling you my experience.
notes
"A series of twelve discourses by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in which he is interviewed by various sannyasins and visitors from Norway, the U.S.A., France and Japan."
The chapters are not in chronological order, for the dates see the table of contents below, or see Osho Timeline 1970, 1971 and 1972.
Later published as Psychology of the Esoteric and The Psychology of the Esoteric, extensively edited and in a different order. See it's discussion for a comparison of these books.
Ch.3, 8 and 12 published in The Silent Explosion as ch.5, 7 and q.1 of ch.4 respectevily (although ch.12 is abridged there).
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Jul 24, 1970 to Mar 12, 1972 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
12   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Inward Revolution

Year of publication : 1973.05
Publisher : A Life Awakening Movement Publication
ISBN : None
Number of pages : 294
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First Edition: May, 1973, 3,000 copies. Copyright: Jeevan Jagriti Kendra, Bombay (India).
It is unknown if all books originally had a dust-cover, or that some never had one.
Size : 217 x 143 x 20 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Publisher: Ishwarlal N. Shah (now Sadhu Iswar Samarpan), Secretary, Jeevan Jagriti Kendra (Life Awakening Centre), 31, Israil Mohalla, Bhagwan Bhuvan, Majid Bunder Road, Bombay-9
Compilation: Ma Yoga Taru, Ma Yoga Laxmi, Mahendra H. Thaker
Editing: Ma Ananda Prem, Sw Yoga Chinmaya
Cover design: Nath Vairal
Printed by: Anant J. Shah, Lipika Press, Sir M.V. Road, Bombay-59 AS
Foreword: Ma Ananda Prem, A-1, Woodlands, Peddar Road, Bombay-26 (India), February 28, 1972
Afterword "About Bhagwan": Ma Ananda Prem
Contains a two page Errata at the end of the book.
The binding of the book, and the photo's that were uses on page 2, exist in several versions. Five alternatives are shown below.

table of contents

edition 1973.05
chapter titles
interviews
event location duration media
1 The Pathless Path
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Miss Kari Maximilien,
Professor in Religions, Historisk Institution, University of Oslo, Oslo-3, Norway,
on July 24, 1970, in Bombay, India."
24 Jul 1970 pm Bombay 1h 18min audio
2 What Is Meditation?
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Mr. Brian Roberts, U.S.A.,
on February 4, 1971 in Bombay, India."
4 Feb 1971 pm Bombay 0h 20min audio
3 Sex, Love, Prayer and Beyond: Through Meditation
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Sw Krishna Christ of New York,
U.S.A., on February 14, 1971 in Bombay, India."
14 Feb 1971 pm Woodlands, Bombay unknown none
4 Mysteries of Dream in the Seven Bodies - 1
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Dr. C. Guinbert of Paris,
France on July 25, 1970 in Bombay, India."
25 Jul 1970 pm Bombay 1h 7min audio
5 Mysteries of Dream in the Seven Bodies - 2
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Dr. C. Guinbert of Paris,
France, on July 26, 1970 in Bombay, India."
26 Jul 1970 pm Bombay 0h 27min audio
6 Tensions and Relaxation in the Seven Bodies
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Ma Yoga Maitri,
Tokyo, Japan, on September 16, 1970 in Bombay, India."
16 Sep 1970 pm Bombay unknown none
7 The Courage to Be Alone
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Sw Krishna Christ of New York,
U.S.A., on February 25, 1971 in Bombay, India."
25 Feb 1971 pm Bombay unknown none
8 The Windows of Religion and the Sky of Truth
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Miss Ranney and Miss Donna Sharkey,
California, U.S.A., on January 9, 1971 in Bombay, India."
9 Jan 1971 pm Woodlands, Bombay unknown none
9 Mind-Created Fallacies of Language and Logic
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Sw Krishna Prem of Italy
in December 1971, at Bombay, India."
Dec 1971 pm Bombay unknown none
10 Consciousness Is Freedom and Love Is Divine
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Ma Yoga Mutka and Ma Ananda Prem
of New York, U.S.A., on October 21, 1971 in Bombay, India."
21 Oct 1971 pm Bombay 0h 24min audio
11 The Crisis of Western Rationality and Eastern Irrationality
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by visitors from abroad,
on March 12, 1972 in Bombay, India."
12 Mar 1972 pm Bombay 0h 25min audio
12 The Inward Revolution
"Text of an interview with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh by Sw Krishna Christ of New York,
U.S.A., on February, 10, 1971 in Bombay, India."
10 Feb 1971 pm Woodlands, Bombay 0h 27min audio