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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  851 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Sex matters to us all. The Osho approach to sex begins with an understanding of how important love is in our lives, while at the same time acknowledges that the journey into love cannot exclude our innate biological energies. With this perspective, it becomes clear that the tendency for religions, and for society in general, to associate sex with sin and morality has been...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 11th 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1970)
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Teodora Todorova
Love is not a relationship, love is a state of mind. > I found that one of the many inspiring quotations in the book, but the idea that man should have love for everythign and everyone, before he can love one person with all their heart, was quite innovative to me. I tink I agree to an extent with this. You should feel love, affection and positiveness towards many many things. Only after that loving another person, in a relationship with them, would feel like the easiest, most natural thing i...more
This should be essential reading for all the parents in this world. So they can educate children on love not the lust that we see everywhere in our society.

Excellent book on how religion and society has repressed sex, and made sex into a deviant act. It is not a how to book, rather a book on societies hang ups, and sexual deviances due to external influences. He maintains that sex should not be shameful, rather a beautiful act of love and nature in a bonded committed relationship.

Only draw back, he believes that men biologically cannot be expected to sleep with only one woman for their entire life. He proposes that wives should allow their husbands...more
Sanjay Gautam
Read it for ur self to see the transformation
Mostafa Valipour
از بهترینهای اوشو.
تو این کتاب حرفایی رو شنیدم که انگار توی وجودم بودن ولی هیچوقت تصور اینکه بخوام به زبون بیارمشون یا از کسی بشنوم رو نمیکردم
اوشو تو این کتاب لُخت میشه، لُختت میکنه، و یادت میده چطور لُخت بمونی....حرفای این کتاب هیچ پرده ای نداره.....یه ارتباطِ مستقیم بدون هیچ چیز اضافه از ذهن اوشو به ذهن تو. از تو به خودِ تو.
خوندنِ این کتاب بهت میفهمونه که میتونستی کجا باشی و الان کجایی...چشماتو باز میکنه تا ببینی دینها و افراد و تبلیغات و فرهنگ های غلط دارن چه بلایی سرت میارن
I started reading osho because most of my intelligent friends derided him. And when something is a fashion would I not go against it? :)

This book will count as an amalgamation of some of the wisest thoughts on love and sex since the ancient times. Osho delivered a series of talks, this book is the transcript, therewith.

Osho should perhaps not be seen as a philosopher or guru rather he maintains primacy as a narrator and a story teller. The incidents and stories he recounts are beautifully chose...more
Girish Kohli
There are two problems with this book.

The first is that its not a work by an author. Its just a documentation of a series of discourses (perhaps spontaneous, maybe not) by Mr. Osho/ Rajneesh/ Bhagwan/ Acharya.

As a result, it makes for poor reading.

The second problem is that it is too preachy and confusing, sometimes even dogmatic (if I may).

There are a few gems interspersed through the length of the book (3 gems to be precise).

Eventually, it is a book that dares us to explore and decipher sex...more
Christian González
Sería bueno que Osho escogiera una idea y se basara en ella, en lugar de escoger dos ideas contradictorias, presentarlas como una sola y luego citar otra idea completamente diferente y en oposición a lo que presento y después volver a lo que dijo primero y luego revolver todo y al final no dejar nada claro.

Entiendo que son tomadas de presentaciones en vivo, pero Dios, parece que decía lo primero que se le venia a la mente, como Arjona cuando compone.

La culpa recae en casi su totalidad en el edit...more
Corry Hinckley
Not extremely concise, but good. Osho's philosophy is simple, and I don't know if he needs to say what he says in so many different ways, but I'm sure different books appeal to different people and therefore get the message to them. He resonates with me very much, and the concepts in this book seemed obvious after reading a couple of his other books. If I'd read it first it probably would've had a bigger impact. I highly recommend reading a couple of Osho books, but I believe more and more that...more
we live in a very sexual world, yet we tend to know more about its mechanics than about its depth.

living in society means that the society has well defined answers on all hot topics, sex being one of them too.

osho sees sex as the fuel for all living beings but unfortunately most living beings make a theoretical case about sex more than experiencing sex as a way to fully live in accordance with body and spirit.

while sex should be about joyfulness and relaxation and experiment, society now a days...more
Pierre Barroso
A broader perspective on sexuality

The book is must read for those who wish to expand in their own conscious. While you read the book you recognize certain limitations that act on your behalf, which dwell inside your mind, probably inside the collective unconscious. I believe that finding more truth within oneself is certain to provide more freedom. So if you wish to taste sexuality to a higher level you must read this book.
Osho ... a free thinker and mystic far ahead of his time. In this book he writes about how to transcend the human obsession with sex and attain longer lasting bliss through spiritual awakening. Unfortunately most people got stuck at his prescription to not restrict sex, as that would lead to obsession. And never went beyond to what he actually meant.
Juliana Luz
First chapters are very catchy and maybe perfect for someone that need to have their minds opened. Apart from that is just repetitive and at the end I had the impression that it was more about Osho answering critics and showing how open mind people should be than really giving you a brighter insight, or maybe even showing a path for superconsciousness.
Only to things that you can try are there: breath slowly and focus on the third eye.
"In the moment of climax the mind becomes empty of thoughts. A...more
Bahar Amiri
همانطور كه از اسم كتاب پيداست .. كتاب متفاوتي هست و خواندش بسيار مفيد خواهد بود
A book you must read to find the foundation stones of Osho's teachings.
Monika Müller
In a gentle but direct way, Osho spoke clearly.
Apr 04, 2007 Trevor rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking to go insane
this book will no doubt make me go insane
Indira Mukhopadhyay
Read without prejudice. Its amust read.
i learned that sex DOES matter!
Cristian D
El libro consiste en una serie de charlas impartidas por Osho en Bombay. El tema central es el sexo y la trascendencia del mismo a un estado más elevado de consciencia por medio de la meditación. Osho dice que la obsesión que la sociedad tiene por el sexo ha sido causada principalmente por la represión que las religiones y la sociedad han impuesto al mismo, haciéndolo parecer algo pecaminoso y sucio cuando en realidad es parte esencial del ser humano, dice también que del sexo proviene la vida,...more
Craig Williams
I've been in a bit of a dry spell, so I needed a refresher course on what sex is, hence why I read this book! Seriously, though, the book covers a lot more than just "sex matters", going into the nature of human relationships and what makes relationships successful and what makes them fall apart. Osho talks about all of this stuff in the same no-nonsense, witty manner that makes all of his books so appealing. I believe there is a lot of truth to his stance that society obsesses over sex way too...more
Yogesh Raut
This is the revolutionary book by Osho. One of the novelist from America once had said about OSho that 'most dangerous man since Jesus Christ' & he found to be true once you go through this book. First I would like to tell you that this book has soothing effect on your mind. It clears all the confusions regarding love & Sex. As a human being we grows from our birth we cherish many notions & misconceptions about love & sex in mind. Osho helps us to sort out all those issues we are...more
Zachary Yeung
not only has Osho once again stunned all by digging deep into a taboo subject but how transformational his inspiring words are regarding sex. just like all other respects life, sex has become one of the least talked about yet trigger the most curiosity of mankind. Osho did at ease to explain what sex really is meant for and how we can find our meaning in simply admitting the existence of the subject. that it's not immoral to talk about it, but rather inhumane to simply avoid or hide it.
bravo Osh...more
Vahid Hassannejad
I just can't rate it. I have to think about it more.
very beautifully explained
Sep 14, 2014 Anil marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Great book
Pradeep Thakur
The Great work ever-published so simple on the most disputed subject. Everyone should read this book, because you have to endorse your inner conscience of SEX.

This is the great work on SEX, only after KAM SUTRA of Vatsyayan. But there is no similarity. Kam Sutra is about the technique for Sex pleasure...and SEX Matters--is the philosophical endorsement of the SEX, scientifically, logically and soulfully.

If you have read thousands of books on Sex, but not this one...your SEX vision is not complet...more
Really interesting read. The most salient points for me were that understanding, accepting, and being comfortable with our sexual being is the first step along the spiritual path; that all energy is sex energy and you can't be antagonistic to it if you wish to be fulfilled in any way; that the way to foster love in your life is start with befriending sex energy; and the idea that a single deep sexual experience can leave you changed and fulfilled for a lifetime.

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