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Discover the real Jesus behind the myths and distortions of Christian dogma in these commentaries on the sayings of Jesus as they are recorded in the Gospel according to Thomas, discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
  • Around the early nineties, a working title has been Seeds of Revolution: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus, but this was only used for remastered audio-tapes.
  • The CD-ROM used The Mustard Seed: My Most Loved Gospel on Jesus.
  • Book-editions from 1994 were again called The Mustard Seed.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Aug 21, 1974 to Sep 10, 1974 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
21   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Mustard Seed

cover: Talks on Sayings of Jesus
title page:Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus Taken from the Gospel According to Thomas

Year of publication : 1975-07
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN  : None
Number of pages : 508
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition, July 1975. © Copyright 1975 by Rajneesh Foundation.
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Compilation: Sw Amrit Pathik
Editor: Sw Satya Deva
Printed by V.B.Gharpure, Tata Press Limited, 414 Veer Savarkar Marg, Bombay 400 025
Introduction: Ma Yoga Sudha
Dustjacket quotations from The Mystic of Feeling by Ram Chandra Prasad, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt. and from Gurus, Godmen and Good People by Kushwant Singh.
  • Pages VIII-IX.

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    The Mustard Seed

    Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus, Taken from the Gospel According to Thomas

    Year of publication : 1975
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN  : None
    Number of pages : 508
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : (as above)
    Size : 214 x 138 x 36 mm
  • Book without dustjacket.

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    The Mustard Seed

    Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus Taken from the Gospel According to Thomas

    Year of publication : 1978.03
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    Edition no. : 2
    ISBN 0-88050-595-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 508 ("Vol I" is numbered as pages 1-264, "Vol II" is numbered as pages 1-244)
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes : Second Edition March 1978. © Copyright 1975 by Rajneesh Foundation.
    This edition contains two parts, "Volume One" (Chapters 1-11) and "Volume Two" (Chapters 1-10), bound as a single edition. Both have a separate table of contents and introduction, each written by Ma Yoga Sudha.
    Size : 220 x 144 x 27 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
    Compilation: Sw Amrit Pathik
    Editor: Sw Satya Deva
    Printed by Syed Ishaque, Sangam Press Ltd. 17 B Kothrud, Poona 411 029
    Introduction: Ma Yoga Sudha
  • Pages VI - VII. The book is printed in sepia.

  • Pages 2 - 3.

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    The Mustard Seed

    Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus Taken from the Gospel According to Thomas

    Year of publication : 1978.03
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    Edition no. : 2
    ISBN 0-88050-595-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 508 ("Vol I" is numbered as pages 1-264, "Vol II" is numbered as pages 1-244)
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : (as above)

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    The Mustard Seed

    title page: Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus Taken from the Gospel According to Thomas
    cover: A Living Explanation of the Sayings of Jesus from the Gospel According to Thomas

    Year of publication : 1978
    Publisher : Harper & Row
    Edition no. : -
    ISBN 0-06-066785-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 508
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : First U.S. edition 1978. Copyright © 1975 by Rajneesh Foundation.
    Type-page and page numbers the same as the 1975 edition, so one volume and one table of contents with 21 chapters.
    Size : 204 x 134 x 27 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Editor: Sw Satya Deva
    Compilation: Sw Amrit Pathik
    Printed in the United States of America.
    Library of Congress Catalog Number : LC 77-20461
    Introduction: Ma Yoga Sudha

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    The Mustard Seed

    Reflections on Sayings of Jesus

    Year of publication : 1978
    Publisher : Sheldon Press
    Edition no. : ?
    ISBN 0-85969-139-X (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 509
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :
    The inside subtitle reads "Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus from the Gospel According to Thomas".
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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    The Mustard Seed

    Commentaries on the Gospel According to Thomas

    Year of publication : 1979
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
    Edition no. : -
    ISBN 0-88050-595-8 (?) (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 508
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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    The Mustard Seed

    Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus from the Gospel According to Thomas

    Year of publication : 1984.12
    Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation International
    Edition no. : ?
    ISBN 0-88050-595-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 516
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Revised edition December 1984, 10,000 copies. Copyright: © 1975, Rajneesh Foundation International.
    The inside subtitle reads "Discourses on the sayings of Jesus taken from the Gospel according to Thomas".
    Size : 177.8 x 108 x 29 mm
    Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Published by: Bodhisattvaa Ma Anand Sheela M.M., D.Phil.M., D.Litt.M.(RIMU), Acharya
    Editor: Sw Krishna Prabhu
    Design: Ma Deva Sandipa
    Direction: Sambodhi Ma Yoga Pratima, M.M., D.Phil.M.(RIMU), Arihanta
    Printed in U.S.A.
    Library of Congress Catalog Number 84-43009
    Introduction: Sw Krishna Prem

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    The Mustard Seed

    Commentaries on the Fifth Gospel of Saint Thomas

    Year of publication : 1994
    Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 3-89338-137-6 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 498
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes :

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    The Mustard Seed

    cover: Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus from the Gospel According to Thomas
    title page: Commentaries on the Fifth Gospel of Saint Thomas

    Year of publication : 1994
    Publisher : Element Books
    Edition no. : 6
    ISBN 1-85230-498-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 498
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Sixth edition. © Osho International Foundation 1975. This edition published in Great Britain in 1994 by Element Books Limited, Longmead, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Published in the USA in 1994 by Element Inc, 42 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966. Published in Australia in 1994 by Element Books Limited for Jacaranda Wiley Limited, 33 Park Road, Milton, Brisbane 4064.
    Size : 215 x 137 x 38 mm
    Editing by Ma Anand Nirved, Sw Krishna Prabhu
    Design and Typesetting by Sw Prem Jayadip
    Photography by Osho Photo Services
    Production by Ma Kamaal
    Foreword: Ma Anand Nirved
    Cover desing by Max Fairbrother
    Printed and bound in Great Britain by Hartnolls, Bodmin, Cornwall.
  • Pages 256 - 257.

  • Pages 258 - 259.

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    The Mustard Seed

    The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus the Mystic

    Year of publication : 1994
    Publisher : Element Books
    Edition no. : 6
    ISBN 1-85230-498-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 512
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :

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    The Mustard Seed

    The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus the Mystic

    Year of publication : 2000
    Publisher : Element Books
    Edition no. : ?
    ISBN 1-85230-498-7 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 512
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Reprint ?

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    The Mustard Seed

    The Gnostic Teachings of Jesus the Mystic

    Year of publication : 2004
    Publisher : Element Books
    Edition no. : ?
    ISBN 0-00-718117-5 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 512
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes :

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    The Mustard Seed

    The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
    Commentaries on the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

    Year of publication : 2009
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 978-0981834122 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 432
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes :

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    The Mustard Seed

    The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
    Commentaries on the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

    Year of publication : 2010
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 978-0-88050-771-4 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 432
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : E
    Edition notes :

    table of contents

    edition 1975.07 and 1978-H&R
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 First Discourse 21 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    2 Second Discourse 22 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 38min audio
    3 Third Discourse 23 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    4 Fourth Discourse 24 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 20min audio
    5 Fifth Discourse 25 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    6 Sixth Discourse 26 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    7 Seventh Discourse 27 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 3min audio
    8 Eighth Discourse 28 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    9 Ninth Discourse 29 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    10 Tenth Discourse 30 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 15min audio
    11 Eleventh Discourse 31 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 36min audio
    12 Twelvth Discourse 1 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 50min audio
    13 Thirteenth Discourse 2 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    14 Fourteenth Discourse 3 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 24min audio
    15 Fifteenth Discourse 4 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    16 Sixteenth Discourse 5 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 29min audio
    17 Seventeenth Discourse 6 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    18 Eighteenth Discourse 7 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 21min audio
    19 Nineteenth Discourse 8 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    20 Twentieth Discourse 9 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    21 Twenty-first Discourse 10 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 33min audio
    edition 1978.03
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    Volume One
    1 First Discourse 21 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    2 Second Discourse 22 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 38min audio
    3 Third Discourse 23 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    4 Fourth Discourse 24 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 20min audio
    5 Fifth Discourse 25 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    6 Sixth Discourse 26 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    7 Seventh Discourse 27 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 3min audio
    8 Eighth Discourse 28 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    9 Ninth Discourse 29 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    10 Tenth Discourse 30 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 15min audio
    11 Eleventh Discourse 31 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 36min audio
    Volume Two
    12 First Discourse 1 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 50min audio
    13 Second Discourse 2 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    14 Third Discourse 3 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 24min audio
    15 Fourth Discourse 4 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    16 Fifth Discourse 5 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 29min audio
    17 Sixth Discourse 6 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    18 Seventh Discourse 7 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 21min audio
    19 Eighth Discourse 8 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    20 Ninth Discourse 9 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    21 Tenth Discourse 10 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 33min audio
    edition 1984.12
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 The Mustard Seed 21 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    2 Jesus Is Very Paradoxical 22 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 38min audio
    3 This Is a Marvel 23 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    4 Nothing Less Can Do 24 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 20min audio
    5 The Strangest of Sayings 25 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    6 Absurd! Illogical! 26 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    7 That Pearl Is You 27 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 3min audio
    8 Innocence Is the Door 28 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    9 What's Wrong with My Wife? 29 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    10 Just Enjoying Yourself 30 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 15min audio
    11 You Are the Target, You Are the Goal 31 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 36min audio
    12 Come Out and I'll Show You 1 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 50min audio
    13 He Is an Open Secret 2 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    14 Hurry Slowly! 3 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 24min audio
    15 A Poet of the Ultimate 4 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    16 The Taste of the Pudding Is in Its Eating 5 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 29min audio
    17 A Movement and a Rest 6 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    18 Sailing in Rough Waters 7 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 21min audio
    19 God Is Not a Utility 8 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    20 The Mind Is Drunk 9 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    21 Become a Gardener 10 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 33min audio
    edition 1994-Element
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 The Mustard Seed 21 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    2 Jesus Is Very Paradoxical 22 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 38min audio
    3 The Marvel of Marvels 23 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    4 Take No Thought 24 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 20min audio
    5 The Strangest of Sayings 25 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    6 Absurd! Illogical! 26 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    7 The Treasure which Endures 27 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 3min audio
    8 Make the Two One 28 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 31min audio
    9 What's Wrong with My Wife? 29 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    10 Just Enjoying Yourself 30 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 15min audio
    11 Choose the Eternal 31 Aug 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 36min audio
    12 Come Out and I'll Show You 1 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 50min audio
    13 He Is an Open Secret 2 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    14 Hurry Slowly! 3 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 24min audio
    15 Poet of the Ultimate 4 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 37min audio
    16 The Taste of the Pudding 5 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 29min audio
    17 Movement and Rest 6 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 32min audio
    18 Sailing in Rough Waters 7 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 21min audio
    19 God Is Not a Utility 8 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 18min audio
    20 Mind Is Drunk 9 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 30min audio
    21 Become a Gardener 10 Sep 1974 am Lao Tzu balcony, Poona 1h 33min audio