Welcome to the OSHO Online Library
226 books of wisdom and humor at your fingertips...
Here you will find the spiritually incorrect mystic at work, demolishing our sacred cows, one by one, in exquisite detail. With compassion and humor our insanities are laid out before us, leaving us with that uniquely human option of growing up rather than simply growing old.
"My message is not a doctrine, not a philosophy. My message is a certain alchemy, a science of transformation."
Osho never "wrote" any books. Over a thirty-five year period, hundreds of thousands of people from every walk of life were drawn to Osho. They asked questions, he answered. From the meaning of life and death to the struggles of power and politics, from the challenges of love and creativity to the significance of science and education. They read sutras to him, and he talked about them. The talks were recorded, and later filmed on video; they were transcribed into hundreds of books and translated into dozens of languages.
Each talk is given extemporaneously, spoken spontaneously, in the moment, without advance preparation. Each talk is presented as a separate chapter in a book, and most often also as a separate audio book. About half of these talks are also available on video. These can be found in the shop at www.osho.com/shop. And each talk was given to a different audience often in different places around the world and are "complete in themselves.”
The library contains 226 Osho books which you can read or search. These books were mostly spoken originally in English, and there are a further 200 titles which are currently being translated from the original Hindi and will be added as they are ready. At present, there is only an English Library, and a Hindi Library will be added very soon, as will libraries for every language in which Osho has been translated. About 60 languages to date.
When answering questions, Osho's primary purpose is always to answer the questioner rather than the question. It is the individual and his or her transformation that is important, not just the words.
It is also important to appreciate that Osho is using words to convey silence. A paradox that lies at the heart of understanding this library.
And finally a note of caution from Osho:
"Always remember, whatsoever I say to you, you can take it in two ways. You can simply take it on my authority, 'Because Osho says so, it must be true' – then you will suffer, then you will not grow. Whatsoever I say, listen to it, try to understand it, implement it in your life, see how it works, and then come to your own conclusions. They may be the same, they may not be. They can never be exactly the same because you have a different personality, a unique being. Whatsoever I am saying is my own. It is bound to be in deep ways rooted in me. You may come to similar conclusions, but they cannot be exactly the same. So my conclusions should not be made your conclusions. You should try to understand me, you should try to learn, but you should not collect knowledge from me, you should not collect conclusions from me. Then your mind-body will grow."
For questions and details on how to use the library, you can go to User Guide.