This series of talks is on one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body and the way to bloom - how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower. What, in India, they call the one thousand-petalled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol that represents perfection, totality. Moreover, the flower represents the actualization of the potential - the beauty, the grandeur, the splendor of being.
This treatise, The Secret of Secrets: The Secret of the Golden Flower, is very ancient, possibly one of the most ancient treatises in the world - at least 25 centuries old. But 25 centuries can be traced back very easily. And this treatise is also, uniquely, a great synthesis of all the great religions. The Bible belongs to the Christians, the Talmud belongs to the Jews, the Vedas belong to the Hindus, the Dhammapada to the Buddhists, the Tao Te Ching to the Taoists. But this small book, The Secret of Secrets: The Secret of the Golden Flower, belongs to no one in particular, or it belongs to all. It is heavily based on Taoist teachings, a flowering of the Taoist approach to life and existence. But it is not only that. Zarathustra has played a role; his teachings are incorporated within it. Buddhist teachings have also been integrated, and a certain esoteric school of Christians, the Nestorians, have played their part. It is one of the most synthetical approaches.
These 31 talks will introduce you to a world of consciousness, meditation, and a transformative space - it's a pure joy to listen to Osho.
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Although I enjoy audiobooks both in English and Spanish. My main interest is to encourage the publication of audiobooks in Spanish.
A beautiful and inspiring interpretation of one of the most mysterious Taoist texts: The Golden Flower.
Osho had a superb intelligence and unparalleled communication skills to reveal the intricacies and secrets of the Golden Flower to the western people.
So true, so clear, so close to the heart, delves in the minutest details of people's feelings including pleasures, love, addictions, orgasm etc., and last it's so unbiased (except for politicians and priests of all religions).
No. Perhaps I had too high expectations, but there are other teachers in this field that resonate more with me. That's just a personal preference, though, but I'm still not an Osho fan after this incredibly long endeavour.
No. Definitely not. Osho had a good understanding of the English language and a huge vocabulary, along with wit and passion, but with this purchase comes 53 hours of horribly poor pronounciation that will make your ears bleed. With all due respect, but this is a strain on the brain in several ways.
There is no S in "majority", no G in "experience," "existence" and "presence", and the words "both" and "later" are very different words from "boat" and "latter", to name but a few. "Horse" and "without" are words, while "harse" and "bidout" are not. Osho did not pronounce the letter H in words like "shatter," "bullshit," "sharp", "push" "attention" and the like, but he added an annoying, drawn out sssshhhhhhhh sound to the end of every sentenceeeeshhhhhhh and often interchange a's for e's and vice versa. I'm sorry for pointing all of this out and perhaps coming across as rude, as I have deep respect for people who pick up secondary languages, but this lasts for 53 hours, and I wish this was all in the reviews before I bought the book. He also yells a whole lot, creating fluctuance in volume throughout the entire reading.
If you're not especially interested and unless you have a very good understanding of the English language, this book is probably not for you. If you have sensory issues or using audible as a means of better language understanding, you should definitely pick something else to listen to.
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