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The Journey of Being Human: Is It Possible to Find Real Happiness in Ordinary Life? (Osho Life Essentials)

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Man is a bridge, says Osho, between the animal and the divine – and our awareness of this dual aspect of our nature is what makes us human. It is also what makes us restless, full of conflict, so often at the crossroads of selfishness and generosity, of love and hate, frailty and strength, hope and despair.The Journey of Being Humanlooks into how we might embrace and accep ...more
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Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Andrei Tamaş
Sep 17, 2015 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing
Osho este un mare lider spiritual al secolului XX. Deși se consideră a avea surse ideologice universale, în conferințele sale (căci, de fapt, nu își scrie el cărțile) se vede clar influența confucianistă și taoistă. Ceea ce atrage e faptul că vorbește liber, eliminând prejudecățile și conceptul de rasă, evitând atacurile la persoană și vorbind de problemele grave ale lumii contemporane.
Majordrama
Apr 16, 2013 Majordrama rated it it was amazing

This is a wonderful book.

Dont be put off by any unfavourable reviews - Definitely a must-read if you enjoy the personal development genre.

It doesnt really aim to give strict prescriptions for happiness of course - but illustrates basic truths by example, analogy, comparison and a fairly loose deductive logic and I found it makes for a very enjoyable and rather enlightening ride.

He has a great rambling philosophical style - a bit like being sat on the knee of the wise grandfather that, in the ide
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Cornelia Litu
Feb 05, 2015 Cornelia Litu rated it liked it
Osho's books are treatises about spirituality and mindfulness as opposed to book about any particular religion/ or religious practice.

Like all other books in this collection, "The Journey of Being Human" is actually a collection of transcripts after talks that Osho gave, trying to answer various questions posed by his disciples. This means that some of the examples and the explanations offered through the book sometimes repeat themselves and that the writing style is not the spotless and clean
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Beth Ann
Jun 15, 2012 Beth Ann rated it it was ok
The Cover Art is Really Beautiful, and the idea of finding happiness in ordinary life is too. The problem is that then his philosophy veers off in different cliche like directions every which way. He doesn't end up saying much about ordinary life, but a lot about how politicians and religions have tried to trick you into following them, so they can be powerful. I was hoping for something more inspirational.
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One of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, Osho defies categorization - reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given over a period of thirty-five years. Osho has been described by ...more
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