Talks on the Atma Pooja Upanishad
Thousands of years ago, awakened beings in India spoke to seekers of truth. Their words were compiled according to themes and now exist in a body of work called the Upanishads. In this book, Osho gives his response to the Atma Pooja Upanishad – which literally means "worship of the self." His words show present-day seekers how to penetrate their unconscious and find the truth within themselves. This uncovering of inner truth is called the ultimate alchemy.
1: Man: a Bridge between Two Infinities
2: Totality Is Bliss
3: The Fire of Awareness
4: The Fear of Freedom
5: The Inner Alchemy
6: Real Freedom
7: The Center of the Cyclone
8: Tomorrow Never Comes
9: Blissfulness beyond Ignorance
10: Worship of the Self
11: Two Paths: One Ultimate Reality
12: Silence Is the Prayer
13: The Taste of Now
14: Conscious Dying
15: Divorce Yourself
16: The Western Mind and the Eastern Mind
17: Wholeness Is Holiness
18: Neither This, nor That
Excerpt from: The Ultimate Alchemy, Vol.2, Chapter 5
"You must have heard about the Taoist concept of yin and yang, the concept of polar opposites into one reality. Reality exists through polar opposites – through the positive and the negative, through the male and the female, through yin and yang.
"Reality is a dialectical process. And when I say ‘dialectical process,’ I mean it is not a simple process, it is very complex. A simple process means one element working; a dialectical process means two polar opposites working in one direction. And though they appear as opposites, they create a symphony, they create a musical harmony. And that harmony is reality.
"Man and woman, they create humanity. Man alone is not humanity, neither is woman alone humanity. Human being – the music, the synthesis we call human being – is a dialectical phenomenon. Man and woman, they both work to create humanity, they both help to create humanity. And the way of their creating it is dialectical. They exist as polar opposites, and the inner tension between the two creates the energy for movement, for process, for further growth.
"It is the same on every plane. If we go deep down with the physicist to the atom’s structure, inner structure, then again we find two polar opposites working there: the negative electricity and the positive electricity. Because of these two polar opposites, matter is created. If there is only positive electricity, the world will disappear immediately. If there is only negative electricity, there will be nothing. But negative electricity and positive electricity create an inner tension, and because of that inner tension matter exists." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
center... existence... past... freedom... truth... situation... breath... mahavira... gurdjieff... adam...