About The Rebellious Spirit (Limited Copies)
Responses to Questions by Osho
Central to Osho′s vision of the New Man is what he calls "the rebellious spirit." These talks offer a glimpse into what he means by this way of life, and how he is working with people to bring it about. Osho’s words are the very expression of the rebellious spirit – vibrant, urgent and courageous.
Responding to questions, Osho speaks on many issues, such as what it means to truly love, the ambitious drive of the ego for enlightenment, the repression of playfulness by society – and its rediscovery, and the sacredness of laughter.
Excerpt from: The Rebellious Spirit, Chapter 6
"My notion about the rebel and rebellion is very simple: a man who does not live like a robot conditioned by the past. Religion, society, culture – anything that is of yesterday – does not in any way interfere in his way of life, in his style of life.
“He lives individually – not as a cog in the wheel, but as an organic unity. His life is not decided by anybody else, but by his own intelligence. The very fragrance of his life is that of freedom – not only that he lives in freedom, he allows everybody else also to live in freedom. He does not allow anybody to interfere in his life; neither does he interfere in anybody else’s life. To him, life is so sacred – and freedom is the ultimate value – that he can sacrifice everything for it: respectability, status, even life itself. Freedom, to him, is what God used to be to the so-called religious people in the past. Freedom is his God.
“Men have lived down the ages like sheep, as part of a crowd, following its traditions, conventions; following the old scriptures and old disciplines. But that way of life was anti-individual; if you are a Christian you cannot be an individual, if you are a Hindu you cannot be an individual.
"A rebel is one who lives totally according to his own light, and risks everything else for his ultimate value of freedom. The rebel is the contemporary person. The mobs are not contemporary." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
rebellion… conditioning… freedom… responsibility… religion… convention… tradition… consciousness… mahavira… socrates…