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Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself (Osho Insights for a new way of living )

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In a culture infatuated with youth and determined to avoid old age at all costs, this book dares to raise a question that has been all but forgotten in the age of Viagra and cosmetic surgery. What benefits might lie in accepting the aging process as natural, rather than trying to hold on to youth and its pleasures all the way to the grave?

Osho takes us back to the roots of
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1999)
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Henry Krijgsman
there is a huge different between ..."growing up n growing old.
Brian Moriarty
Enjoyed this very much. Osho uses some nice stories to explain his ideas. When you are looking in the mirror you are looking at a miracle. Becuase you are a miracle Osho says life should be lived everyday with maximum joy. He also says that suffering and pain are part of life.
He believes that growing old and becoming a bit wiser is not maturity. His idea of maturity is going on a inner journey. Dealing with issues with a level of joy instead of anger and bitterness is also what makes someone a
Somehow this is my first Osho book, and I got a lot of good stuff out of it. I didn't feel him on everything, but the juicy good stuff was well worth it. I'm looking forward to reading more Osho titles.
You know, I read this because there is so little out there on the subject of becoming mature in our culture. But since one of the bottom lines in this is 'once you hit forty you need to mentally prepare yourself for death..', well... I can't say it was the most optimistic book i've ever read. There's a few good lines in the first part of the book, but all in all i would not recommend it to anyone else my age, why depress more people?
Osho is one of my favorite spiritual writers. I always enjoy his humor and wit as he discusses how important it is that each person lets go of the conditioning of childhood, and walk into an authentic way of being. He says, be a rebel!! This book was okay, he's written better, or shall I say, Osho has expressed more profound things. Still a good read. :-)
Aley Martin
This is an important read to understand men and women and how some never mature!
Tony Kaldas
Osho as usual is a person who always gives you the truth in your face!
Vinay Kumar
style of osho.....i don't have to say anything... it is really good.
Con Robinson
There are so many people I would like to recommend this book to...
Zay Ya
Real Maturity is just like a babe! :)
Architaa Chatterjee
One of the best reads!
After long time I read Osho's book. As usual, his books have radical in thought, however, he clarifies lot of questions which come in daily life. In this book he gives explanation of 7 year life cycles and how one can understand what is going on in his/her life. He also tells a concept in more dramatic way. You might have heard about cutting the ties that bind us (there is a book also on this topic by Phyllis Crystal). Here Osho asks us to kill the people in our mind (they are one's parents, tea ...more
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แนวคิดของโอโชผสมผสานหลายศาสนาเข้ามาอย่างลงตัว นำเสนอแนวคิดที่เรียกว่าแปลกใหม่ก็ว่าได้ หลายๆ ความคิดก็ตรงกับแนวคิดที่ผมคิดเองอยู่คนเดียว ทำให้อุ่นใจว่าผมไม่ได้บ้าอยู่คนเดียว

อย่างไรก็ดี แนวคิดที่ว่าเซกส์ถึงจุดสุดยอดตอนอายุสิบแปด ทำให้ผมเสียดายชึวิตที่ผ่ามาเล็กน้อย
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Sep 22, 2014 Fi♥ °Moon°Love° rated it 4 of 5 stars
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"Death is the Greatest Illusion on earth."

Maturity is my first book that I've read from Osho.
It was really good. I liked that he puts examples throughout the book about the different scenarios, and it helped me a lot to understand it more.

Osho seems to have a wide knowledge about quite a lot of things and you can feel it throughout the book. I'm definitely going to read next Danger Truth at Work The Courage to Accept the Unknown-able.
Osho is very wise, but his stating that homosexuality is immature and only in being with the opposite sex can humans become mature caused me to look down on this book.
Kulnishy Sri
การเข้าถึงสภาวะจิตเดิมแท้แห่งตน การเติบโตทาง วุฒิภาวะ ไม่ใช่ อายุ หนังสือเล่มนี้ น่าแปลกที่ ที่ถกเรื่องที่ชีวิตประจำวันที่เราคุ้นเคย แต่กลับดูเหมือนเราไม่รู้อะไรเลยด้วยซ้ำ เราอาจเคยเสียเวลาเป็นหมื่นวันเพื่อรู้จักคนทั้งโลก แต่กลับไม่เคยแม้ซักวันรู้จักตัวเอง เราโดน "สอน" ให้ ยึดติด แบบผิดๆมาตลอด โดน "สอน" ให้กลัว ความตาย ความโกรธ ความเหงา ทั้งๆที่ตัวเรามีจิตวิญญาณที่เป็นนิรันดร์ ข้ามพ้นสิ่งเหล่านั้นมากนัก ขอบคุณหนังสือเล่มนี้ ที่ทำให้เราตื่น หลังจากหลับมาไม่รู้กี่ชาติ และเราจะไม่หลงทางอีกต่อไป

I may or may not ever finish reading this. It's a perfectly fine book, nothing wrong with it but not particularly inspiring either. I'm not really into non-fiction. So, the fact that I've read over half of this book and could see myself picking it up again every once is a while is actually a pretty good review.
Its very good book and evoke thought process in terms of difference between innocence to maturity. But boring is the same topic been discussed several places through out the book. so thats my impression.. anyway i liked the book, as Osho says, I have not stopped reading since I enjoyed.
" hagáis caso a las autoridades, digan lo que digan. Escuchad a la naturaleza, cuando la naturaleza diga que es tiempo de amar, amad. Cuando la naturaleza diga que es tiempo de renunciar, renunciad."
Jun 29, 2013 Neziha added it
This book is really thought provoking. I was amazed with things that has been described am I was inspired by this book. I also noticed some changes in me after reading this.
Growing old is natural, Growing up is phenomenal. Another glimpse to Light of Life. Are you still there or drifted away in thoughts
Typica OSho Book...fully loaded with insights that are him.
Henry krijgsman
if you read this,you'll know that something within you is awake
Adeline Lum
A humorous and light- hearted read, Osho is funny.
Black Memo
offffff finslly it rook me s very long time
In that period of time inspired me much.
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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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