About I Say Unto You, Vol.1
Talks on the Sayings of Jesus
In I Say Unto You, we are introduced to a dynamic, compassionate, intelligent, loving Jesus, who speaks in a plain and simple way that everyone can understand, rather than the long-faced, sad and tortured man often depicted down the centuries.
Osho looks with a crystal-clear perception and humor at Jesus’ work, inviting us to see the parables and miracles as metaphors of the inner world. He gives insight into Jesus’ own search, and his journeys to the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Kashmir and Tibet that transformed him into one of the most evolved masters of the two paths of love and meditation – so relevant for today’s societies where the sharp functioning of the mind is more valued than the intelligence of the heart.
Osho places Jesus amongst the great mystics of our time: an extraordinary man whose work went unacknowledged by his own people and was misunderstood by the creators of Christianity.
Chapter 1 Be a Nobody and Have All
Chapter 2 Come out of Your Mind
Chapter 3 First Be Reconciled
Chapter 4 Man Cannot Live without Meaning
Chapter 5 A Journey between Two Infinities
Chapter 6 Silence Belongs to the Universal
Chapter 7 Life Is Open Opportunity
Chapter 8 Live in Eternity
Chapter 9 The Phenomenon of Unconsciousness
Chapter 10 You Are a Mystery
Buddha’s words are abstract; they are very, very high words, philosophical. Jesus’ words are down-to-earth, very earthly. They have that fragrance of the earth that you come across when the rains have started and the earth is soaking up the rains and a great fragrance arises – the fragrance of the wet earth, the fragrance that you find on a sea beach, the fragrance of the ocean, the trees. Jesus’ words are very, very earthbound, rooted in the earth. He is an earthly man, and that is his beauty. Nobody else can be compared with that beauty. The sky is good, but abstract, far away, distant.
So I say to you: No other book starts the way the Gospel starts; no other book talks the way the Gospel talks. The word gospel comes originally from a word, godspel. God has spoken through Jesus. Jesus is just a hollow bamboo. The song is of God, and Jesus’ metaphors are very true to life. He is not spinning concepts, he is simply indicating the truth as it is.