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

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  1,188 ratings  ·  58 reviews
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
Paperback, 194 pages
Published November 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 1380)
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"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
Yogesh Raut
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
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
Gary Smith
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.
Judy Croome
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
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
Lucian Llgg
Best book i've ever read. Changes your thinking and the way you approach life.
Sandeep Saroha
May 26, 2012 Sandeep Saroha rated it 3 of 5 stars
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.
Shikha rawal
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.
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 :)
Khat Fish
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.
Inspiring, illuminating at some points. Partly giving a new perspective, and partly just confirming and explaining things you've already known or anticipated.
Corry Hinckley
Osho says it so clearly.
مروان البلوشي

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
Aug 27, 2007 Cippi rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
Kadri Tolsberg
Good book which makes you think better and more openly about life!
Joan Porte
He is certainly secure in his pronouncements but has some very interesting and valuable comments on unleashing your creativity.
Alexandra Popescu
What you need, when you need it. It couldn't be more clear and sincere so it leaves you no other option but look you choices in the eyes and start a new life.
A good book that got me thinking
Akshay Jain
where d hell is d book
Some great points, some rather odd. Poor writing style.
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
Enlightening. A must read.
Linda Lielvārde
Labākā no Ošo grāmatām, ko esmu lasījusi.


"Kad Tu radi, tu jau esi tas, par ko vēlējies kļūt".

Tikai tad ir jēga dzīvot, ja Tu ar to, ka esi, padari pasauli skaistāku. Nevis vienkārši daries, esi aktīvs, bet plūsti saskaņā ar visu apkārtējo, esi skaists un iepriecini pasauli.

Jā, - šī ir grāmata, kuru noteikti iesaku izlasīt un ik pa laikam pārlasīt.
Karthick Rajan R
this book is one of the excellent book that shows how the real creativity should should comes through the inner core of consciousness...

the quotes that are in the small boxes in every page in that book itself is enough to understand the whole concept........
It gave me a new perspective about creativity.Real creativity lies in bringing something from the unknown to the known...Creativity doesnt really except any appreciation as the very act of creativity satisfies the creator...etc..Loved it..
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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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  • Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other
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