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Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a new way of living )

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As Osho points out in the foreward to this book, historically, the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society.

But nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today's world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody, from corporate CEOs to "soccer moms." Those whose toolbox for dealing with life includes
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Paperback, 194 pages
Published November 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Caroline
Mar 10, 2008 Caroline rated it really liked it
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Good quotes:

"The creative person is one who brings something from the unknown into the world of the known, who brings something from God into the world, who helps God to utter something--who becomes a hollow bamboo and allows God to flow through him. How can you become a hollow bamboo? If you are too full of the mind, you cannot become a hollow bamboo. And creativity is from the creator, creativity is not of you or from you. You disappear, then creativity is--when the creator takes possession of
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Yogesh Raut
Sep 13, 2011 Yogesh Raut rated it it was amazing
Osho's every book is unique as a man himself. This book is for everyone (actually his all books are for everyone).

Creativity, life itself is a great creativity but it is spoiled by many things especially mind that is full thoughts. Our mind is made by society including family & they work well to kill the creativity of human being because everyone wants us to be like as they want. In this struggle we lose our identity as an individual. Our own "Self" is somewhat burried under so many things
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Ana  Vlădescu
Mar 07, 2013 Ana Vlădescu rated it did not like it
I haven't read such a well written pile of shit since.. Well.. Never.

This might as well be top 5 worst works I have laid my eyes on.

Personally, I stay away from books that try to teach you about how you should approach a subject, or the ones that give you advice or pretend like they do, at least. I don't believe they could actually teach me the thing that they are preaching. I learn by personal experience and personal observations. I listen carefully to what others have to say about a situatio
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مهنا
Nov 05, 2012 مهنا rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
يطرح قضيتين مهمة ورئيسية في الفن
الفن الإنبثاقي ,, وهو يحصل في حالة التأمل و السكون لدى الفنان
فيعبر الكون من خلاله ليستخدمه في خلق القطعة الفنية الكونية
و يضرب مثال لذلك بمايكل أنجيلو
الفن الإستفراغي ,, وهو الفن التطهيري الذي يخرج فيه الفنان كل ألمه و مشاعره في قطعته الفنية ,, و ضرب مثال لذلك ببيكاسو
لكن أوشو يقول أن الفن التطهيري ليس بفن , وأنا شخصياً اعارض هذه الفكرة
لأن أدباء و علماء كبار يقولوا بأن الهدف الأسمى للفن هو التطهير !
فاطمة الأمير
"لا تسمح لحياتك بأن تصبح طقساً ميتاً، لتكن في حياتك لحظات غير قابلة للتفسير، أشياء غامضة لا يمكن لك أن تجد لها أسباباً منطقية. قم ببعض الأعمال التي تجعل الناس يعتقدون أنك مجنون بعض الشيء. إن الرجل الذي هو عاقل بنسبة ١٠٠℅، رجل ميت. وبعض الجنون يسبب الفرح في بعض الأحيان. قم ببعض الأعمال المجنونة، وعندها تتمكن من معرفة المعنى."
Lucian Llgg
Nov 08, 2014 Lucian Llgg rated it really liked it
Best book i've ever read. Changes your thinking and the way you approach life.
Judy Croome
Oct 08, 2011 Judy Croome rated it it was amazing
Osho’s philosophy always hits home. By the time I’d finished reading this book, my view of creativity had changed completely.

This book pulls no punches when it forces you to understand what true creativity is: a fragrance of freedom that blends together both feeling and action into an awareness that translates into a uniquely individual creative expression. I was reminded that each and every one of us comes into this world with a specific destiny; the Divine has a task for us and, whether that
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Dalal
Nov 16, 2013 Dalal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
خلاصة الكتاب بأن الإبداع حالة صلاة تأملية دينية حيث تتخلى فيها عن الأنا و الإستشعار الذاتي و عن اي معرفة سابقة و تستقبل العون من الله لخلق القطعة الفنية سواء كانت قصيدة رواية لوحة ...الخ،حيث أن الإبداع لا يقتصر على ما ذكرنا سابقاً بل العمل المبدع ممكن يكون في كل شئ حتى تنظيف المنزل مثلا..غير ذلك فإن كل إنسان بطبعة مبدعاً ولكن طريقة حياته جردته من الإبداع نوعاً ما بدايةً من البيت و المدرسة و المجتمع حتى الدراسة الأكاديمية،و لإسترجاع طبيعتك عليك بأن تكون طفلاً من جديد بأن تحلم من جديد حتى تجد النر ...more
مروان البلوشي
Mar 15, 2013 مروان البلوشي rated it it was amazing

معلمي أوشو، أخاطب روحك العظيمة أينما كانت، لأشكرك وأخبرك أني قرأت كتابك مرة أخرى. هذه المرة كنت غارقا في السطور وبينها، لم أصب بالدهشة من مستوى الكتاب بل شعرت بالراحة الشديدة داخل نفسي، شعرت بالألهام وهو ما أوصيتنا به، شعرت بسعادة متصاعدة وانا أتلقى تفاسيرك وشروحك
يا سلام على جمالك يا معلمي، تحلق بين أصعب المسائل بسهولة ثم تردني للكيفية التي يجب أن أفكر بها، ترجعني لنور الوعي. أشعر أنك تتوه لي، تخاطبني، تعلمني، تربت على كتفي، تنورني، تنبهني للفروق البسيطة بين المفاهيم العميقة
الحكمة تختلط بالشعر ت
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hanan al-herbish al-herbish
هذا الكتاب هامس للروح .. ينفخ فيها طاقات عجيبة ، " أوشو " جميل جداً ، عندما نقرر أن نتعافى مما أرهقنا و أثقل علينا..
هذا و مع تحفظي على ما أبداه بشأن الفن التطهيري المتمثل بفن " بيكاسو " و رؤيته التقليدية للفن في كونه رسالة جميلة تبعث على الحب و القيم الجميلة فقط .. في الوقت الذي يجسّد فيه الفن معاناة الانسان و صراعاته الداخلية بصدق باهر ..
يجعلك تؤمن بالطاقات الإبداعية المتفجرة لدى هؤلاء الأصدقاء رغم معاناتهم .
Gary Smith
Jan 30, 2014 Gary Smith rated it it was ok
This book was an intense read. I went through it slowly as it provoked thoughts that took time to grapple with. After having finished it I have to say there were some good points but much I disagreed with. Osho's assessment of creativity and human nature differ greatly from my perspective, and perhaps that was the most difficult thing to cope with while reading. I feel I was very honest and fair with a two -star review on this one.
Shikha rawal
Sep 26, 2013 Shikha rawal rated it it was amazing
One of the only books that actually gave me a new way of looking at things, a profound meaning, something that i was so not aware about... Can read this book a million times and still will discover new things everytime i read it. Strongly recommended to all.

Teachings of Osho are really profound and meaningful for those who can resonate the same.
M
Aug 26, 2016 M rated it it was amazing
I came across this in a second-hand store and I found it just when I needed it. Totally changed my life and gave me courage in my creativity. Not everything is easy to accept, of course, but now I feel more secure in my endeavours. Yeah baby yeah!
رغد قاسم
أود اهداء الكتاب للكثير من اصدقائي،
و لكن لا اعلم ان كانوا جميعاً سيقدرونه و يثير اهتمامهم مثلي، رغم المبالغات الصوفية الا ان الكتاب افادني لدرجة كبيرة بضخه شحنة توازن كنت بحاجة ماسة اليها،
افكار جديدة و مختلفة يلفت نظري البها منها.:
الفرق بين المؤلف و المبدع
و الفرق بين الذاكرة العادية و الذاكرة السايكولوجية
الفرق المثير للاهتمام بين الفعل و النشاط السلوكي.
الفرق بين الفن و الاستفراغ و عن كون 99% من الفن ليس فنا بل نفايات نفسية و عن كون لوحات بيكاسو يحب ان تعرض في المصحات العقلية لانه لم يكن ي
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Kelly Murray
Oct 06, 2015 Kelly Murray rated it it was amazing
Osho always sheds a new light.
"What will you do if you possess the whole world, but you don't possess yourself?"

"When ambition enters, creativity disappears- because an ambitious man cannot be creative, an ambitious man cannot love any activity for its own sake...and a creative person is always in the present."

I found a lot of great insight from this book. People in any form of creative industry would gain a lot from reading this. Some parts may hurt the ego to read, but it's for the best.
Sandeep Saroha
May 26, 2012 Sandeep Saroha rated it liked it
Recommends it for: seekers
Osho is of course the best spiritual master so far, as far as modern world is concerned. we can get him because he is born in our time. this book revealed the very basic psychology behind suffering, treating it in a logical manner. ego. hod how it arises. if you want to know spirituality in a little more logical manner, intellectually, you can read it.
Tuqa Mohammad
كتاب غريب لا يمكن تصنيفه لنوع معين من الكتب
تركيبة من كل شيء تقريبا ، أحيانا أوشو يكون وصفه لأشياء معينة غير منطقي
عدا ذلك كان ممتع بالنسبة لي :)
كأنك جالس مع رجل طاعن بالسن يحدثك عن ما ترغب بسماعه ، هكذا بَدا لي
Katkoc
Jul 18, 2013 Katkoc rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Knjiga o kreativnosti in to ne umetnoatni kreativnosti ampak o kreativnosti življenja. Osho ima serijo knjig in sklepam, da so vse napisane v podobnem stilu. Vsako stvar delaj s srcem in uzivaj pri tem. In bodi malo nor, to nikoli ne škodi :)
Marta
Jan 08, 2009 Marta rated it really liked it
Inspiring, illuminating at some points. Partly giving a new perspective, and partly just confirming and explaining things you've already known or anticipated.
vamsi krishna
Jul 27, 2011 vamsi krishna rated it it was amazing
no words!
Eleanore
Jul 12, 2016 Eleanore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, art, self-help
More clear-minded, illuminating, extremely helpful insights from Osho, whose works I seem to have discovered at exactly the right moment in my life...
Minette Visser
Sep 19, 2011 Minette Visser rated it really liked it
This is a very profound book and I've learnt many truths here, although Osho does tend to ramble on a bit (meaning, he could have said it in half the pages). Well worth working through though.
Corry Hinckley
May 21, 2012 Corry Hinckley rated it it was amazing
Osho says it so clearly.
حنان
Aug 09, 2016 حنان rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أول كتاب لاوشو، كثير مما كنت أبحث عنه، غير متعمّق و بسيط لكن ملهم و متحمسة لقراءة كتب أخرى له.

نجمة سقطت لبعض التجاوزات.
Quicksilver Quill
Apr 25, 2016 Quicksilver Quill rated it it was amazing
In Creativity, Osho brings much wisdom and daring to the subject at hand. His many fascinating notions on how to be more creative range from dropping all of your lifelong conditioning and “shoulds” to opening yourself up like a hollow bamboo to allow the divine to pass through you. Receptivity, therefore, is an essential component of creativity as is relaxation and effortless action, or wei-wu-wei.

Osho is also big on awareness, on sensing and seeing the world around you deeply and with great cl
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Cippi
Aug 27, 2007 Cippi rated it liked it
Recommends it for: (almost dim) creative people
Being creative isn't merely aiming to economic reasons; there's this profounding 'divine' motive within the process. You are connected to The Creator's main machine, lending the power to ultimately invent a piece of work that universally corresponds to what the world needs in particular. This energy, creative energy, won't be succeeded as you firstly designed your blue-print from any economic tendencies. They'll ruin its purity.
That's what Osho tries to impart in this book; try to release oursel
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Bella
Apr 30, 2014 Bella rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
There is a difference between action and activity. Action is spontaneous, activity is planned. Osho has made it clear what creativity actually means. This book is indeed a MUST HAVE in my library. I like what he tells about critics....

Critics are not creative.

If you are an Olympic runner, critics are someone who stands in crowd and throw stones at you while running.

Critics never participate.

The best way to know something is to participate in it, to be in it.

What an insight given by OSHO
Allison
This book had been sitting on a shelf in my apartment for months before I picked it up (it belongs to my roommate). There was definitely a bit of serendipity in the timing of when I finally cracked it open, as I've been grappling with questions about meaning and purpose recently. Aside from Osho's distaste for Picasso, I loved the book. Almost every page had something on it that I wanted to pause and think about. It felt like Osho was speaking to me directly, answering my questions from the grea ...more
Rashid alkubaisi
يبحر أوشو في هذا الكتاب عن الإبداع وطرق العيش بطريقة مبدعة .. حيث إتصال الإنسان بالكون يولد إبداع ، ويرى أن الإنسان المتدين والمتأمل هو المبدع .. وذكر أن الإبداع يتجلى فالإنسان إذا عَمِل عَمَل بحب واستمتاع وضرب أمثلة صغيرة : كتنظيف المنزل . وذكر أن الإنسان إذا أراد أن يشتهر لن يكون مبدعاً وأن الشهرة تأتي بعد الموت بقرون والسبب أن عقلية المجتمع تتصف بالبلادة والنمو البطيء ، لذا لن يشعر المجتمع بإبداعك الذي جاء من اللافكر إلا إذا استعد والأقرب بعد عدة قرون !! .. كتاااب رائع .
رائد الحربي
رغم بعده عن الواقع الانساني والطبيعة البشرية
و وجود بعض التناقضات فيه
الا انه كتاب يستحق القراءة

مما راق لي
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" العقل الجماعي هو ادنى مستويات العقل "
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" أينما كنت ، أنت جزء من الوجود "
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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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