The Sword and the Lotus

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This volume captures the fast pace of Osho's six-week stay in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha. He answers questions from his sannyasins in his hotel suite in the mornings, from representatives of the press every evening in the hotel conference room: What is your message to the modern Nepalese Buddhists? What is your message for the Pope who is in India now? What do you think about the New Age movement? You teach us to be thankful to existence, but how can I be thankful to those who speak against you and try to destroy your work? With no white lies, no beating around the bush, no platitudes and no mincing of words, Osho's truth cuts clean with the skill of a master swordsman, and with the compassion symbolized in the lotus.
notes
Read this book as PDF or create a free account at osho.com to read the book online.
Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
The discourse series was originally part of The Rajneesh Bible and The Last Testament, but was never published under those names.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Jan 15, 1986 to Feb 13, 1986 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
24 in this book, but the the audio and video have a 25th discourse that wasn't transcribed for this book or the CD-ROM, see discussion.
(see table of contents)


editions

The Sword and the Lotus (1989) - Cover (photo).jpg

The Sword and the Lotus

Talks in the Himalayas

Year of publication : 1989-12
Likely different prints:
1st printing: 1989 September? (with name-sticker #C)
2nd printing: 1989 December? (with printed name explanation #B)
Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Köln, Germany
ISBN 3-89338-075-2 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 328
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition. Copyright © Neo-Sannyas International.
Size : 216 x 194 x 29 mm
Author as Osho Rajneesh
Editing: Ma Dhyan Sagar, B.A.
Typesetting: Ma Prem Arya
Design: Sw Bhaven, B.A.; Sw Dhyan Suryam
Cover photograph: Sw Anand Prashanta
Painting: Ma Anand Meera (Kasuë Hashimoto), B.F.A. (Musashino Art University, Tokyo)
Production: Sw Prem Visarjan, Sw Prem Prabodh
In loving gratitude to Osho Rajneesh, Rajneesh Foundation Australia
Printing by Mohnsdruck, Gütersloh, West Germany
Introduction: Ma Dhyan Sagar, B.A.
  • Page III (inside cover).

  • Page VII - printed name-explanation #B.

  • Page VIII.

  • Page IX.

  • Page X - colophon.

  • Page XII.

  • Page XIII.

  • table of contents

    edition 1989.12
    chapter titles
    interviews & discourses
    event location duration media
    1 An Individual Revolution 15 Jan 1986 am Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 8min video
    2 Don't Sow Wrong Seeds 15 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal unknown missing
    3 The Science of the Inner Soul 21 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 1min video
    4 The Only Secret There Is 22 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 53min video
    5 Something of the Sacred 24 Jan 1986 am Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 53min video
    6 All Is 25 Jan 1986 am Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 54min video
    7 The Ecology of Existence 25 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 8min video
    8 Truth Is Not Far Away 27 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 47min video
    9 One Boat Is Enough 28 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 56min video
    10 No Question of I 29 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 6min video
    11 Godless and Yet So Godly 31 Jan 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 41min video
    12 The Golden Mean 1 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 57min video
    13 Almost Ready to Steal the Truth 2 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 59min video
    14 The Last Word in Meditation 3 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 42min video
    15 A Meditator Is a Rain Cloud 4 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 28min video
    16 Life Is a School 5 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 0min video
    17 A Device to Find Yourself 6 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 6min video
    18 The Art of Living 8 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 51min video
    19 A Simple Thankyou 9 Feb 1986, 19:00 Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 13min video
    20 Reaction Never Brings Freedom 10 Feb 1986, 9:00 Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 44min video
    21 Something Deeper Than the Mind 10 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 19min video
    22 The Sword and the Lotus 11 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2h 13min video
    23 No Beginning - No End 12 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 37min video
    24 The Master Is at the Door 13 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 32min video
    (25) To Enter into Your Own Presence
    (not part of this book **)
    14 Feb 1986 pm Oberoi Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal 1h 57min video