• The Buddha Said

  • Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
  • By: OSHO
  • Narrated by: OSHO
  • Length: 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 07-28-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Osho International
  • 5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Osho, one of the best-known and most provocative spiritual teachers of our time, presents The Sutra of 42 Chapters - a scripture compiled in the first century CE by a Chinese emperor. Two thousand five hundred years have passed since Buddha delivered the sutras on which this series is based. Using modern idiom, Osho extracts the kernel of Buddha's profound insight and understanding and presents his everlasting message to the contemporary listener in a manner that is lucid, straightforward, and humorous.

Osho weaves his own unique insights into this profound ancient wisdom and expands its meaning for our time, discussing the need for doubt and argument in the spiritual search, the nature of desire, and the discipline of nonattachment. As we travel with the Buddha on a path of radical wisdom, we'll laugh or shake our heads at the folly, the ineptitude, or the goodness of the characters in the stories - and gain knowledge and understanding at the same time.

Osho engages us at every level to help us experience the Buddha's teachings and take in their timeless truths. A powerful, inspirational gem of a series of talks recorded in an outdoor auditorium with several thousand people in his audience.

Chapter titles:

1. "The Most Excellent Way"
2. "No Prejudice in the Heart"
3. "Be Therefore Mindful"
4. "Living the Dhamma"
5. "The Truth Beyond Magic"
6. "The Twenty Difficult Things"
7. "In Accord with the Way"
8. "A Light unto Yourself"
9. "Reflections of Emptiness"
10. "The Discipline Beyond Discipline"
11. "Spiritual Enlightenment"
12. "Always on the Funeral Pyre"
13. "There Is Nothing Like Lust"
14. "Become a Driftwood"
15. "Just Working for Peanuts"
16. "Away with the Passions!"
17. "The Eightfold Way"
18. "Remember the Middle"
19. "The Discipline of Transcendence"
20. "The Ten Grounds of the Way"
21. "Provisions for the Journey"

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  • Mario
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 09-22-16

The eightfold path

This collection of talks about Buddhism are remarkable because they are not from the traditional Buddhist literature. In particular, one talk is outstanding because Osho provided a beautiful and original insight about the Eightfold Path.

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Endearing and enlightening a delight to hear.

The quality is better than The Ten Bulls of Zen, fewer interruptions from train/plane noise. Loved it. A great introduction to the Buddha's mindful lessons on loving kindness.

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Nothingness

The depth and beauty of the great nothingness mirrored by Osho. Listen actively. Absorption without action is the effort.

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Great book for everyone

The book is really speaking truth and guide us on path of spiritual life for everyone.

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The Buddha Clarified

Osho has the ability to distill classic teachings down to their essence through metaphor, jokes and always no b.s. straight talk. He does this here with Sutras of the Buddha. Even a Buddhist friend of mine found it very clarifying.

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  • Beej
  • Texas
  • 10-15-17

The best Audiobook I have heard so far

I listened at 1.25 speed since Osho speaks so slowly. But 50 hrs went by smoothly. It was so insightful and cleared so many gaps in my understanding. In short, it's a masterpiece.

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This book will make you aware of freedom

Here and now freedom is posible, just listen Osho and between each word be aware of the silence, this is real
Meditation.

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  • Ognjen
  • 01-14-18

Osho <3

This book discourse is amazing. If you love Osho Gautama and other Budhas you should listen. It is a discipline of transcendence. Also look for SADHGUR JAGGI VASUDEV he is a master still in his body it is rear opportunity and time is running out

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  • prashant
  • 09-26-16

wonderful

great teachings recited with such love by Osho. Osho's insights and wisdom are unparalleled. He truly is a Budha of our times.

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