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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,072 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Help in Understanding the Emotions

Strong emotions that we don't know how to handle effectively lie at the core of so many difficulties in the life of the individual. They can affect our relationships with loved ones, and how we function in our work. They play a profound role in how we feel about ourselves, and can even affect our physical health. And we are too often
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Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book helped me a lot in dealing with my negative energy. Osho is a great person, he really understands the human psych and his book provides methods and ways of dealing with it. Just like love, anger is a part of each and everyone of us, everybody gets angry. The only difference between us is how we deal with that anger and if we let it project to the people around us and turn into a chain reaction. I love this book, I always keep it next to my bed to be able to go through it whenever I ...more
Arjaye Nitro
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Easy to read but harder to understand. I needed more reflecting and re-reading to fully grasp his messages. Eventually, i learned his ways and it became clearer to me... Transforming anger, jealousy, fear... From a negative to positive.. Only you, yourself can perform.
Ioana Hodor
Sep 15, 2014 rated it liked it
It's not very difficult to read Osho, but it takes a great more deal of attention to understand the message he wants to transmit. In this book, Osho describes anger, solitude and fear of many kinds and gives simple examples from everyday life to illustrate the connection between our thinking and these emotions. Also, the idea that I liked most was that understanding the emotions like fear, anger or jealousy can transform them from negative to positive ones. I think this was a great book for me. ...more
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, good-vibrations
Oh, Osho, you make so much sense! Mostly.
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
That's a great book. Thanks to Osho, I have learned how to transform my anger and other harmful emotions into love and happiness. It is magical.
Peggy Quandt
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
this was a great book for me to read. There are things in the book that are not for everyone, you take out of it what you need for yourself. I plan on reading more of his books
Ellen Van Den Broecke
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For a better understanding of e-motions.
Philip Bryan
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Everything that was written by Osho is gold.. I have read so many books of his but this one speaks to me. CUrrently I'm dealing with a friend with his jealousy issues this books gives an incredible look and view on jealousy
Hannah Vile
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book changed my life;)
Green Heart Guidance
I purchased Emotions: Freedom from Anger, Jealousy, and Fear by Osho to see what I could learn in preparation for a Meetup session on jealousy. Its a small pocketbook of only 150 pages, and the font is very liberally spaced on those pages making the book seem even shorter than it actually is. I think the book was required to have at least ten comma splices on each page; its enough to make a former English teacher like me insane.

The book itself is filled with nuggets of wisdom that I found
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No words comes to mind actually...Osho is Osho the master that doesn't benefit you or harm you, on the opposite, he is a master who help you benefit from yourself by yourself, he only fascilitate the journey for everyone towards the true self and the inner essence of life...of our life..
So what kind of words can I describe with the speech of a genuis super human? nothing to be said, nothing to be reviewed, with Osho, one connects or doesn't, with Osho one open his or her heart to let the words
Another interesting read from Osho, although I didn't find this one as enlightening as his Intuition text. Like other books, the text is composed of excerpts from Osho's many speeches and seems to be written in almost a free-verse style. Osho examines anger, jealousy and fear, but almost half of the book is focused on anger. There were lots of illuminating tidbits and phrases, anecdotes, etc., but Osho's general disdain toward religion and love for blanket statements is definitely present. I've ...more
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
At first, when I started reading, it was hard to understand, but as I dived deeper in the book, I started not just to understand it, but practice things that Osho mentioned in the book. It helped me very much to understand the world of emotions and also it helped me to get on a path which lead me to learn behavior psychology. I can only recommend this book to those who feel that they are on an emotional roller coaster.
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, z2010, kindle
I think to read a book like this you have to be open to what it wants to tell you. To be honest, I did feel that some parts were useful, and others less so.

A couple of (out of context) quotes I quite enjoyed are:

'You can kill the person, but a dead person will not be of much use.'


'the unnatural is phony and American.'

Apr 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this book had some good points, it was a just too weird for me. It referenced multiple religions, and sometimes in weird ways. Also at the end it gives many exercises that help the reader release certain emotions, but some of them were pretty strange. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you're really looking for something out of the ordinary.
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who want to overcome destructive emotions
Shelves: spiritual
Concise yet powerful. This book highlights some great wisdom in how we can address three of the most destructive emotions.

- If something is deepened by your awareness, it is good.
- In controlling you repress, in transformation you express.
- Reaction is emotional blackmail.
- And so much more!

There are some exercises at the end as well. Great read.
Sep 07, 2012 added it
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Mike Visser
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommend-me
Inspirational and accessible for down-to-earth people like myself.
Nicolas LightWood
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is very good to the people that need a help in their lifes.
However for me, was one more book of personal superation
Izmina Panidha
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

It helped me with my anger management. Also a different prospective on love jealousy and fear. A must read. I recommend it
Mms Mamdouh Al Shamy
I liked his detailed view of Anger and Fear but the exercises to practice releasing them didnt find them helpful at all.
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb book by Osho. I wish this was my first Osho book. Its very helpful. Great!
Omar Taufik
This is first book I read by Osho. My general background I had about his works is that they contain special depth and a good deal of daring or maybe challenging views and ideas.

The book starts speaking about emotions in general, their impermanence, their source (mind/heart), consciousness/unconsciousness, awareness/the watching true self.
After that emotions and sentiments are differentiated bringing us to the critical subject of repression. Repression he believes is the major cause of all the
Cody S. Green
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Osho has always had a special place in my heart, as well as the well known Sadhguru. I have learned so very much from both of them, and from this book. We are constantly told that being angry is bad and embarrassing and inappropriate, but it appears as though Osho does not see it this way. After reading this book I came to realize that I'm not such a screw up after all, and that it is true, all men and all women get angry, get jealous, get upset. He tells us about the fact that this isn't ...more
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Short and simple but very potent.

As you read it, whether you have read Osho's previous books or are being exposed to his work for the first time, you may not agree with everything he's said - even find some contractions with some of his ideas expressed in other books. But regardless, you'll find at least something helpful which will benefit immensely in a deeper understanding of your self and have the potential to better your life.
He has also given some exercises towards the end of the book -
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I started this book because I felt that my emotions were too chaotic. Which is still true after finishing, but this book provides methods and techniques for coping, and thats exactly what I was looking for.

This will be one of those books that I will be picking up and reading repeatedly. Because awareness doesnt just happen in one day. Awareness is something that builds over time.

Overall; this book was exactly what I needed.
Empress Lisa
What do I think?
Do I even know, what I know, what I truly know?

Osho has a way of having my mind so deeply confused, and yet profoundly awakened that it takes me days, months, even years to sit with his work.
So brilliantly spoken, so intricately driven into my soul, awakening an awareness I can not ignore.

So, yes, I do know, and am willing to know how deep this rabbit hole goes of emotions, discovering my truths when it comes to anger, fear, and jealousy.

A must read.
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
After reading Osho's books of Creativity, Courage, Intimacy, and Intuition, this book didn't have the same introspective impact. Osho remains consistent in his philosophies and ideals, but the shortened approach to such a deep subject almost falls into a pattern of repetition. While the insight on the subject held my interest, the meditations gave me a surprising understanding of why the book came with a medical warning.
Netta De beer
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I started this book 2 months ago....and sometimes wanted to put it down ...because I do not want to hear what Osho has to say...
I have learned so much....but need a deep understanding ...have to block my mind...even in his qoutes..I sometimes wish he could sit in front of me and just explanation his philosophy .
Akhil Jain
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My fav quotes (not a review):
-Page 9 |
"Rationality is one thing; rationalization is a manipulation of reason, just as sentimentality is a manipulation of emotion. If you are rational, really rational, you will become a scientist. If you are really emotional, you will become a poet. These are beautiful things."
-Page 22 |
"Sadness is passive anger and anger is active sadness."
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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

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