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Krishna: The Man and his Philosophy

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White contains all the colors of the spectrum yet it seems to be colourless; it contains all these colours in such synthesis that they all disappear.
Paperback, 696 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Jaico Publishing House (first published 1985)
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Shekhar Ruparelia
This is the first book of Osho's that I have ever read.

I had quite a few pre-conceived ideas about Osho till now (not all of them complimentary) based on whatever I had heard about him over the years. The irony is that most of the times, the people who were speaking to me about him were actually praising him. However, the idea was firmly set in my mind that Osho’s teachings were the direct opposite of what Vivekananda, a hero to me since my childhood years, professed.

Perhaps this was why I could
Srividhya R
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Humble Review:

This book narrates the current situation of the world in atomic power. Osho narrates, how the world was when there was occasional wars between nations and how it induced the people to live an aspiring and an abundant life. He emphasizes that war is essential and should happen between some decades. This is a harder perspective to accept, but reading his reason for this view convinces the reader on its bestiality by referring to Japan or German. Yes, we must accept it. These are w
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is one of most amazing book i have read. No one can explain Krishna like the way Osho does... He is not interpreting Krishna but reflecting him as he is.... Wow. Just wow for this book... Must read... But if you are not ready even the right is wrong for you... So are you ready?
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Osho and Krishna!my two most favorite men! words seem utterly stupid and useless in front of them!!
Ratnadip Acharya
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another masterpiece from this incredibly interesting human being, OSHO. This entire book is Questions from the seekers across the globe and the impromptu and insightful answers given by this man. The book, in actual, has nothing to do with Krishna or any spiritual body who is going to be the remover of all our agony someday in future. It is rather about a deep journey into our own self. This man, OSHO, along with Khalil Gibran, Tagore, Tolstoy, Maupassent and a few more have caused me enough har ...more
Kushagra Singh
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I took a whole lot of time to complete this book. Prime reason being, this like so many of Osho's books is a collection of his talks. Osho was a highly intellectual man. His thoughts are original, thought provoking and free from hypocricy. I'm a fan of Lord Krishna so the book piqued my interest. Although, you'd find a lot about Buddhu, Jesus and Mahavira to in this book. Can be a bit ennui inducing for the unintiated into spirituality.
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In this book Osho has portrayed Lord Krishna and His life in utmost depth, analyzing every aspect of His Philosophy with minute details.He has allayed all doubts and queries of devotees with perfection. A great book for Lord Krishna devotees and Osho fans.
Awinash Jha
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it
When you are at the start of your spiritual journey and looking for logic and reasoning to justify your search, this book is good . But if you have even smallest glimpse of silence or stillness then this book would be more of repetitive and the use of words and logic sometimes become annoying .
Anirudh Singh
it opens your mind at further stretches the cravices...and by the will explode your mind...OSHO was indeed a man with thinking beyond time and space.
Osho is refreshing. He revives the concept of spirituality and blows a breathe of fresh air into religion. It is a highly remarkable experience to be acquainted with the brilliance of Indian thought on reality. It is also a matter of sorrow that the original ideas behind concepts like renunciation, non attachment, liberation has been lost through the ages. All that remains are words without the meaning and understanding they once conveyed.

Enlightenment is the liberation from ego. It is the cess
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one book that has definitely changed the way i look at world, the way i look up to God. It enlightened me about God and his beauty, his joy in all together in a different way. Before reading this I have blind faith about God. I was always taught if i pray to God, good things will happen and if some bad things are happening it is because i did not pray to him for this and that, i did not asked for his blessings. If a person is rich, it is due to blessing of God and that very person will p ...more
Sudeep Kulkarni
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
A fantastic book about the life and philosophy of Krishna. Each and every seemingly contradictory action of Krishna is explained in excruciating details. Very novel and unique insights are presented

But there are quite a few typos - stopped me from giving 5 stars.
Megha Sanjaliwala
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Amazing theory..
Joyee De
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A must read book.
Mahendr bakolia
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
this book full of comparison between ancient great spiritual people, sometimes osho describe through stories that is the best part of this book overall good and long book keep reading
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Transformed the outlook on violence, lethargic energies to alert and active energies!

Active void state of enlightenment, playful-dancing-naughty dimensions of spirituality! :P
Midhun Jose
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is mind blowing. It is a tight slap on the face of many preconceived notions and prejudices we all might have. This takes you one step closer to the majestic personality of Krishna. However, it would be a little difficult for a reader who is not very thorough with the Eastern philosophy or Indian way of thinking to understand and comprehend fully.
Kannan Sv
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On the eve of krishna Janmastami I finished it. Its timing yaar...
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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A great book on spirituality and philosophy of life. This is one such book that can/needs to be read again and again.

In the form of questions and their answers, Osho's wordings are more than mere words and sentences. It takes a lot of thinking to analyse and know what Osho is trying to convey using the examples of our ancient history. Overall, he takes Lord Shri Krishna to exemplify the simple facts and facets of our lives, which we fail to see beyond the obvious. There are so many awesome inst
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Osho never fails to impress with his unique style of story telling and philosophy. Osho's portrayal of "krishna"-the Hindu deity is surreal. Each aspect of krishna's life is slowly unwound in this beautifully written book.
A masterpiece!
Jan 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing

The Man who always been a mystery through his activities.. Enjoy his acts thoroughly, you can also get answers for your questions which is in your mind about krishna's acts through this book.
Chaitanya Valluri
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Osho presents a holistic view of Krishna and how his way of living life is different from what other religions teach. It gets redundant at times but liked the book as a whole.
Aug 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of the best commentaries on Krishna and Other Masters. Another Gem from Osho.
Rakesh Singh
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i have no words
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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A very long read and enjoyed the concept and explanation ( in Osho's own way ) about Krishna's Consciousness !
Chakravarthi Bharati
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend to read who are the devotees of Paranthama!
Sep 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
very good book to read. he explains krishna oin a new dimension
Jignesh Ajani
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Krishna Is Multi-Dimensional person...
Osho is an ultimate person
Really Nice Philosofy By Rajnish

Life Is A Picture, Enjoy Every Moment- Osho Rajnish
Krushit Kumar
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The complete understanding of Lord Krishna's psychology and his way of living.
A must read book of Osho - The Master.
Chetan Misal
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
while reading this book one can feel what LORD KRISHNA said..... just amazing experience to read what osho had written about krishna...
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Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990) and latter rebranded as Osho was leader of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic.

In the 1960s he traveled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi, and Hindu religious orthodoxy.

Rajneesh emphasized the
“The joy of having something comes from the length of time you have been wanting it, expecting it. Happiness really lies in the expectation. So once you achieve it, it loses its charm for you. Every happiness is imaginary: so long as you don’t possess it, it seems to be abounding happiness. But as soon as it is actualized, it ceases to be happiness; our hands are as empty as before. And then we seek some other object for our desire, and we begin to expect it again. We feel so unhappy without it and imagine that happiness will come with it.” 7 likes
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