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Destiny, Freedom, and the Soul: What Is the Meaning of Life? (Osho Life Essentials)

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" I myself am a question. I know not who I am. What to do? Where to go?"


The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on the most important questions in the life of the individual. Each volume contains timeless and always-contemporary investigations and discussions into questions vital to our personal search for meaning and purpose, focusing on questions specific to our
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Osho books don't need to be reviewed. I guess it's a waste of time to do so. Very deep concepts with easy language. Highly recommended
Judy Phin
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was the first OSHO book i had ever read... I was randomly drawn to it while i was traveling Thailand at a small bookstore, it gave me such a different perspective on life and was a huge stepping stone in my journey of self discovery and path towards spirituality. Would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a very real and straightforward perspective on life.
Paula Andreea Manolache
First book finished about this autor and I was completed fascinated about it. It has the essence of life, wisdoms and great advices.
If in doubt to read or not, try the first 50 pages.
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alongthejourney
In true Osho fashion, this book was enlightening and refreshing to read. Osho's words always make me reevaluate the way I'm looking at life in the greater scheme of things and the way I process my own day to day living.

This book reinforces many of the principles emphasized in his other work, but I am a fan of the question/answer format of the Life Essentials series. It makes the usual conversational tone of his words feel even more pointed. It also offers a frame of reference for where others w
Craig Williams
As much as I love these Osho books, I fear I may have reached a point when they are starting to feel redundant. Many of the passages in this book are duplicated word-for-word in other books by Osho, but not only that, the general message of the book is the same as well. This book has been helpful in refreshing my memory of some of the more important life lessons Osho elucidated on in previous books, but nothing more than that. I would still recommend it, though, to any unfamiliar with his work, ...more
Hoje terminei este livro pela segunda vez, ou seja li a tradução do livro em português: 'Destino, Liberdade e Alma.' Julgo que os livros de Osho têm certa sabedoria, sem estar de acordo com tudo o que diz. E as piadas que tem no livro não são muito engraçadas, a meu ver. Acho, contudo, que a mensagem central de este livro é que é importante fazer meditação para estar mais centrado e nisso sem dúvida tem razão o Osho.
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some ideas are extraordinary, very interesting and disturbing, others are just strange, I definitely found something that was of help... What I didnt like - Osho kept repeating certain ideas many times.
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always a pleasure to read Osho.
Karthick Rajan R
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lot of nice sayings regarding reincarnation and soul are explained here.Really the human being with desireless cannot give rebirth, is explained clearly here...
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Osho is on of the most insightful man ever walked the earth. If you don't like what he says than don't judge him. And i think you can't give this book 3 stars it's 5stars or 1
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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بغض النظر عما يقال عن هذا الرجل من دجل وتضليل، إلا أنك حين تقرأ ﻷوشو، تجد نفسك تتشظى مع أول سطر، وتعيد النظر في كل شيء..
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Never love the wrong thing, because it will transform you." - Osho

"Conscience is one of the meanest inventions of humanity." - Osho
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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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“A Buddha is a Buddha, a Krishna is a Krishna, and you are you. And you are not in any way less than anybody else. Respect yourself, respect your own inner voice and follow it.” 4 likes
“Listen to your own heart’s whisperings—and they are whisperings. The heart speaks in a very still, small voice; it does not shout.” 3 likes
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