Sub title: A Book of Bhakti Poetry
The seeker’s impassioned yearning for the Divine, unmediated—here and now— is the essence of bhakti. As old as time, its spirit suffused the outpourings of mystic poets across India from the eighth century onward. Their compositions—passionate, sensuous, intimate, often articulated in regional languages and dialects—spoke to cobbler and priest alike, and have embedded themselves in our collective unconscious. The two-hundred-odd poems in this volume remind us of this rich palette of human longing: from the trenchant irony of Kabir and audacious sensuality of Annamayya and Chandidas to the earthy mysticism of Tukaram and fierce lyricism of Mira and Akka Mahadevi. We travel the emotional arc of bhakti, from wild longing to liberation, through these utterances and many more. Featuring classic translations by A.K. Ramanujan and Dilip Chitre, among others, as well as new and unpublished ones by acclaimed poets, Eating God is a fabulous treat for seekers and poetry lovers alike.
New Dimensions of Yoga
‘Except for Yoga in its broadest dimensions, there is no way for life to rise to the state of inner bliss . . . Yoga is a systematic methodology of scientific experimentation in the search for the truth of life.’ Osho In this powerful book Osho talks about the early form of dynamic yoga and propounds nine sutras for it. He begins with the practice of meditation explaining how it does not add anything, but only takes away what is wrong within you. He helps you to disengage yourself from your ego, for ultimate freedom. Thus, from life to death, from mediation to consciousness, in simple language and easy to follow steps, Osho leads the reader to both understanding and practice of Yoga. New Dimensions of Yoga embodies all that is life.
Nowhere to Go but In
‘So much asking, so much answering, and in the end you will see that, far from getting less, your confusion has grown more; that your questions have increased rather than become less. Only then, perhaps, you may become aware that the answer to the questions is not in answers; the answer to the questions is in meditation.’ In this book of questions and answers, Osho guides people away from asking superficial, ‘religious’ and intellectual questions and helps them to open up by posing real questions. Osho’s answers to them are existential responses that take the questioner to a new level of consciousness, where they are inspired and supported to start living from their own understanding and experience.
Sub title: More Than a Life
This is the extraordinary story of Jaggi Vasudev or Sadhguru—a young agnostic who turned yogi, a wild motorcyclist who turned mystic, a sceptic who turned spiritual guide. It seeks to recreate the life journey of a man who combines rationality with mysticism, irreverence with compassion and deep self-knowledge with a contagious love of life. Pulsating with his razor-sharp intelligence and modern-day vocabulary, the book empowers you to explore your spiritual self and could well change your life.
Three Truths of Well Being
Sub title: Empower Your Body, Mind and Energy for Joyful Living
What does it take to live in well-being? To be in an abiding state of health, peace, love?
In his first-ever self-help book, Sadhguru, a profound mystic of our times, offers his characteristically pragmatic wisdom for a life of joy and fulfilment. Don’t route your joy through heaven, he says. Access happiness for yourself—right here, right now.
Starting with three basic dimensions of the self—Body, Mind and Energy—Sadhguru introduces us to simple techniques to realign and transform them into a life of sparkling aliveness. From the ideal approach to food and sleep to the profound secrets of the human spine, from the role of sex and desire to the deepest meaning of love and morality, from the significance of physical postures and psychological attitudes to the notion of authentic spiritual illumination—this book guides us on all this and more.
The book, peppered with personal anecdotes and Sadhguru’s inimitable wit, has many practical tips and do-it-yourself exercises.
Accompanied by a DVD with instructions for Isha Kriya, it is a must-have for anyone committed to becoming fully human.
The Bhutanese Guide to Happiness
Sub title: 365 Proverbs from the World’s Happiest Nation
What we can learn from a country where Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product
In clear, simple prose, and with poetic turns of phrase, this inspirational collection of quotations—apart from being funny and quirky—reflects the values of the unique country of Bhutan, and its universal embrace of compassion, understanding and kindness. This remarkable little kingdom in the Eastern Himalayas may just hold the secret to lifelong happiness.
The Bhutanese grounding in Buddhist ideals suggests that material and spiritual development should occur side by side—something we can forget too often. So dive into this inspiring collection of wisdom, proverbs and general sage advice to help you along your own road to happiness—or at least put a smile on your face.
Sub title: Dang Dang Doko Dang
Learn how to free your mind
In these lectures on Zen, Osho shows the way to self-realization without believing in any God. He argues that the mind is increasingly our barrier to happiness and truth and that Zen teaches you how to detach yourself from it. By doing so, you have the chance to truly experience yourself and to connect with your own being. This is the heart of Zen thought and Osho calls it the religion of the future—a vision that goes beyond organized religion to an individual ‘religiousness’.
Lucid and profound, and told with great simplicity, Zen: Dang Dang Doko Dang is an utterly inspiring book from one of our great spiritual masters. It will transform the way you live and perceive the world.
In Search of Oneness
Sub title: The Bhagavd Gita and Koran Through Sufi Eyes
If man were to come out of the self-limiting veil that covers his eyes, what glorious revelations he will see in every faith. —Ghalib
This free-flowing narrative illuminates the journey of the author, a devout Muslim, through sacred books and holy men of all religions—starting with his own—in search of a personal god and faith, and his coming upon the Bhagavad Gita. Examining commentaries on this text, from Sankara to Abdur Rahman Chishti, alongside some renderings of the Quran here, Moosa Raza finds many common threads: summoning God through sadhana or dhikr; reaching God through daan or giving and the service of the destitute; and seeking ecstasy through self-mastery, detachment and surrender.
These original observations are complemented by his encounters with people practising these values, like his ailing school teacher who felt God was always beside him or his friend, a senior civil servant, who, trusting in Allah’s providence, kept an open home for the poor and the homeless. Through these experiences and his own striving, Raza celebrates the oneness and power of faith and spirituality, showing a path for other seekers.
The Alchemy of Well-Being
Reach your inherent potential, by attuning yourself to you
Each one of us wants to achieve excellence in whatever we do, but the first resistance we face may come from within ourselves. We prevent ourselves from doing our best, reaching our intrinsic worth and feeling truly well within. The key to lasting well-being is finding our ‘accordance with self’, i.e, removing our internal resistance and acting in harmony with ourselves. But how?
Only our ‘original solution’ (originating from within us) can provide this accordance.
This practical guide, based upon nine years of research, with more than four thousand client visits, shows:
• why accordance with self is a must for lasting well-being,
• why only your original solution provides this accordance for you,
• and how you build your original solution easily, from inside out.
Others did this with grace; their results endure. You can do it too.
Flight of the Alone to the Alone
Sub title: Talks on the Kaivalya Upanishad
The ancient Kaivalya Upanishad is a search for ultimate freedom. It begins with a prayer to strengthen the senses. It takes great individual effort to become free, says Osho, but before making that effort, a greater, existential power has to be invoked: 'the first effort'. Embracing the senses is not a sign of weakness or indiscipline. The senses are, on the contrary, the door to experiencing the divine, a means to freedom. Often people misunderstand this, calling that which comes within the grasp of our sense organs 'the world' and that which doesn't, 'the divine'. According to this Upanishad and to Osho, both are divine. That is why Osho continually emphasizes the importance of love, celebration, creativity and humour on the path of awareness. Flight of the Alone to the Alone brings together a series of talks given by Osho on the Kaivalya Upanishad. It explores the nature of existence and tackles some of life's most fundamental challenges: achievement, loneliness, the eternal quest for happiness, and freedom.