We have to begin with ourselves and expand it to the others. This book addresses important aspects like the real love, which is about sharing, not demanding. And also rejoicing in our aloneness which is a blissful state. Brief Summary of the Book: This book has been divided into following four parts — Love Osho explains the meaning of real love in this section. He shares that the English word Love comes from the Sanskrit word lobha, which means greed!
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Shelves: wishlist This book is not easy to read. Because of what society have taught us. I read this book few pages at the time and then I had to put it down because this new information was too overwhelming.
In a good way though. Deeper I went into this book, more delighted and happy I felt. I tried meditation and I experienced my meditation honeymoon as Osho mentioned would happen. And after honeymoon phase, meditation was harder, yes.
I absolutely loved this book. It opened my eyes to very simple things. I have always been struggling being alone, even though now I recognize it as loneliness not aloneness, which actually is a true gift and happiness within yourself.
I wish everyone around me would read this book and just be happy. And then share this happiness with others because life is too short. A Zen Buddhist Guru that was popular in the s, Acharaya Rajneesh, popularly known as Osho, was an international Indian mystic, and spiritual teacher with an insight that could only be described as enlightened.
Although Osho penned hundreds of books before he died in , Love, Freedom, Aloneness: A Koan of Relationships was my first experience getting to know him and his teachings. Within just a few pages my heart started racing and my own I have very recently been introduced to Osho.
Halfway through I was totally enamored, enthralled and excited, and soon jumped on the internet to purchase as many of his books I could afford in one fell swoop. Osho is simply amazing in his ability to make all people who have ever felt alienated from the people around them, finally feel at ease with themselves. Not in a selfish egotistical way, but in a way that can bring joy into our lives the way WE choose to live it.
And to live not by the rules of the church, our parents, our kids, or our peers. Letting God let us live our own lives in our own way is an underlying theme here. Never in all the thousands of books I have read in my life has anyone spoke to me about God in a way I could accept or grasp. I loved his teachings of God, his philosophy of who or what God is or can be in each of our lives. He speaks of the church, of priests, of Gurus, Buddhas and other various deities from around the world in ways you can let seep in without fear of all of it threatening you to lean one way or the other, or to heaven forbid choose one at all.
His open honest banter and non-preaching way of opening a reader up to God in ways one can understand or want to open up to, was a welcoming breath of fresh air for this reader!
And, Osho has a wonderful sense of humor to keep a light air swirling around his wise words of wisdom! He tells us that without it we wither and die, we often let outside social views and religious dogma either stifle us, guilt trip us, or zoom us to the opposite direction bringing stress and chaos over this one simple human joy that should just be lived and cherished for what it is. Never denied or repressed by anyone in our lives. I truly loved his views and opinions on what works in love relationships and what does not.
All of it was simple common sense, so easy to intake, so loving and joyful. All of it fades into dust as you read this fabulous book and let it all fall away into what you yourself want out of life and how to accomplish it. There are not enough stars in the rating system on this book in my eyes. This one will sit on the nightstand to read over and over and over…. Stay tuned for more Osho book reviews! I think I found a new hero!
Love, freedom, aloneness : the Koan of relationships
In Stock Overview Osho, one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century, explores the connections between ourselves and others in Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships. Love can only happen through freedom and in conjunction with a deep respect for ourselves and the other. Is it possible to be alone and not lonely? In Love, Freedom, and Aloneness you will find unique, radical, and intelligent perspectives on these and other essential questions. In our post-ideological world, where old moralities are out of date, we have a golden opportunity to redefine and revitalize the very foundations of our lives. We have the chance to start afresh with ourselves, our relationships to others, and to find fulfillment and success for the individual and for society as a whole. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness.
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Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships