Who Am I

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Osho, Ch. 1.:
"There are only two alternatives: escape from the self or awakening in the self. There must be an external object for escape; and for awakening there must be a disillusionment about the utility of external attractions.
As long as God is external, it is mundane; it is an illusion; it is a hallucination. Man has invented Him to find an escape from the self and to run away from it.
Friend, the first thing, therefore, which I have to say is that we need not investigate God, Truth, Liberation, or Emancipation. Let us investigate the investigator himself."
translated from
Hindi: Main Kaun Hun? (मैं कौन हूं?) (writings) by Dr. Dayanand Bhargava
The design of the cover is shared with The Earthen Lamps (1968), Seeds of Revolutionary Thought (1969) and Wings of Love and Random Thoughts (1969).
Later published as part of The Long and the Short and the All (1979), see the discussion there.
Later published, with a new translation, as Immortal Words, in the osho.com library.
Following chapters published in Sw Ageh Bharti's book Beloved Osho: chapter 1 as ch.10 there ("Who Am I?"), ch.15 as ch.11 ("Morality, Fear and Love")
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
<1967 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
17   (see table of contents)


Who Am I

Year of publication : 1968
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Number of pages : 145
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition 1968. © Jeevan Jagriti Kendra, 29, Eastern Chamber, 3rd Floor, 128, Poona Street, Bombay-9.
Size : 178 x 124 x 6 mm
Author as Acharya Rajaneesh
Translated by Dr. Dayanand Bhargava
Printed in India by Shantilal Jain, Shri Jainendra Press, Bungalow Road, Jawaharnagar, Delhi-7, and
Published by Sundarlal Jain, Motilal Banarsidass, Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi-7.
  • Cover back.

    Cover back.

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    Page IX.

  • Who Am I

    Year of publication : 1973
    Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
    ISBN 0-686-51839-X (No printed ISBN on the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 81
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Second revised edition 1973. © Motilal Banarsidass, by the arrangement with Jeevan Jagriti Kendra, Bombay.
    Size : 214 x 141 x 8 mm
    Author as Acharya Rajneesh
    Translated by Dr. Dayanand Bhargava
    Edited by Miss Margaret Poss
    Printed in India at the Leader Press, Allahabad and
    Published by Sundarlal Jain for Motilal Banarsidass, Bungalow Road, Jawaharnagar Delhi-7

    table of contents

    editions 1968 and 1973
    chapter titles
    writings & discourses
    event location duration media
    1 Who Am I < 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    2 What Is Dharma < 1967 unknown unknown none
    3 Religious Faith in the Fire of Science < 1967 unknown unknown none
    4 The Science of Man < 1967 unknown unknown none
    5 Freedom from Thought for the Birth of Thoughts < 1967 Jabalpur unknown none
    6 Let Us Live and Know < 1967 unknown unknown none
    7 The Aim of Education < 1967 unknown unknown none
    8 The Right to the Property of Life < 1967 unknown unknown none
    9 The Process of Meditation < 1967 unknown unknown none
    10 The Unknown Roots of Life < 1967 unknown unknown none
    11 What Is Non-Violence < 1967 unknown unknown none
    12 The Direction of Happiness < 1967 unknown unknown none
    13 Ask for and Get It
    (1973 edition: Ask and Receive)
    < 1967 unknown unknown none
    14 Love Is God
    (1973 edition: TOC - God Is Love; ch-title - Love Is God)
    < 1967 unknown unknown none
    15 Morality, Fear and Love < 1967 unknown unknown none
    16 The Meaning of Non-Violence < 1967 unknown unknown none
    17 I Teach Death < 1967 unknown unknown none