The Divine Sound - That Is the Truth
"We need something totally different. Love will provide the energy, meditation will provide you with tremendous strength. And you will not feel so insignificant, you will feel dignified and significant, because your love, your meditation, your blissfulness is going to save the world." Osho "This sound of om is our very truth, is our very being," says Osho, and then shows clearly and powerfully how this truth is to be found in the inner silence of all human beings. Giving uncompromising and insightful responses to questions on love and belonging, consciousness and meditation, and world issues, Osho is emphatic that the only meaningful truth comes from turning inward. He insists that the concept of God has no place in existence, and thus man has both freedom and responsibility: the condition of our planet depends on us, and all the power necessary for transforming it is within ourselves.
1: The Sound of Truth
2: Love Should Be Freedom
3: You Are Enlightened
4: Fear Is Your Imagination
5: The Earth Is More than Paradise
6: Accept Homosexuality Joyfully
7: A Master Is Only a Vehicle
8: Love Is Going to Save the World
9: There Is Only One Existence
10: You Can Feel at Home Anywhere
11: Life Is for Living, Not Questioning
12: Be More Spontaneous
13: Meditation Is Joyful and Easy
14: Choose Love, Not a Mask
15: Love Does Not Dominate
16: Become Master of Yourself
17: Laughter and Tears Clean the Mind
18: Waiting Is a Great Meditation
19: Connecting to the Earth and the Sky
20: Learn to Appreciate Beauty
21: Logic Creates Contradictions
22: Turn Jealousy into Joy
23: Woman’s Greatness, Woman’s Freedom
24: The Computer Is Part of Man’s Creativity
25: Gurdjieff Was Living Zen
26: The Only Truth Is Silence
27: Start Moving Vertically
28: Meditation Is More than Vipassana
29: Everything Is as It Should Be
30: There Is No God
Extract from Chapter 1
"Hari Om Tat Sat: the divine sound – that is the truth…. It is one of the mahavakyas, The great sayings which have been embedded in the hearts of the mystics since Eternity. It is not something theoretical, Not something philosophical, It is something existential.
Those who have gone within themselves have always heard a strange sound, which can only be called the sound of existence itself. It is difficult to reduce that sound into language. Hence for centuries, as far back as we can go, om, the sound, has been represented not by any alphabetical word but by a symbol.
That symbol is beyond any alphabet. It does not belong to any language. Hence the Tibetans can use it, the people who are writing in Sanskrit can use it; Mahavira can use it, who was using a language called Prakrit; Gautam Buddha can use it, who was speaking in a language called Pali. There is no other symbol in the whole world which does not belong to any particular language, but is simply symbolic of a certain experience that can happen to anyone. And why have they not reduced it to some linguistic form? It is not without reason.
The sound of om is heard only when your mind is completely silent, when you have gone beyond all language, all thinking, when there is pure silence, not even a ripple. Suddenly you hear a music. There is no instrument playing it. It seems it is simply the very heartbeat of existence. That’s why it doesn’t matter whether someone is a Buddhist or a Hindu or a Jaina. It does not depend on your philosophy, on your religion. It depends on the depth of your reach toward your very inner center. There, suddenly, you are overwhelmed.
It is not exactly om, but om comes the closest to expressing the sound. And the sound has been called the divine sound because it is not Man-made. It is eternally herenow. Whoever wants to enter into the stream of eternal existence is bound to hear it. It says nothing, but it vibrates your being to such joy, to such celebration, to such dance that you have never dreamt of before."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
enlightened... enjoy... sleep... vertical... experience... laughter... enlightenment... mahakashyapa... ramakrishna... krishnamurti...