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In Belief, Doubt, and Fanaticism, Osho brings his unique and often surprising perspective to the religious, political, social and economic forces that drive people into opposing camps, fanatical groups, and belief systems that depend on seeing every "other" as the "enemy." As always, the focus is first and foremost on the individual psyche and consciousness, to identify th ...more
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Published April 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 31st 2012)
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Alex
Aug 09, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
The Guru Bhagwan speaks again. (He's hilariously chided by some dry, rational, sexless Brits as The Bhagwash). This time the professor of philosophy/cult leader/Indian guru/international rebel goes on about atheism, theism, religions, philosophies, ideologies and finding a fulfilled existence without any of the preceding garbage by learning how to shut your mouth once in a while. An excellent and surprisingly pertinent read, full of the usual poetical paradoxes and contradictions that make Osho ...more
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It's vital to read this book with an open mind because it can seem like it's truly shitting on religion, however I think it's approaching it from a new perspective. Would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who identify with a religion, because it makes you question the following:
1) What is it that you are believing and are you able to distinguish it between a truth or belief?
2) Are your beliefs derived from your own experiences or were they imposed on you?
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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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