Finger Pointing to the Moon

Talks on the Adhyatma Upanishad
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These seventeen talks on the Adhyatma Upanishad were given at a meditation camp at Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Of the Upanishads, Osho says, "They are not religious scriptures. They are poetic expressions of those who have known."
These seventeen talks on the Adhyatma Upanishad were given at a meditation camp at Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Of the Upanishads, Osho says, "They are not religious scriptures. They are poetic expressions of those who have known."

Excerpt from: Finger Pointing to the Moon, Chapter 11
"Listening to these teachings from the master, the disciple became enlightened…
What is stated in this sutra is not only difficult to understand, it may appear impossible to us. How can one become enlightened just by listening? Our logical minds cannot understand it. If listening has really happened it is not impossible, but because we do not know how to listen, it appears impossible that just by listening the disciple became enlightened.

"Let us first understand this before we enter into the sutra. There is one fundamental difference between the present era of science and the era when the Upanishads were born. In those days when the Upanishads were born the basis of the mind was trust. Now the basis of the mind is doubt. In those days trust was as natural as doubt is natural today. The mind has undergone a revolutionary change. With the birth of science, doubt has gained a sort of dignity. Why? Because science is born out of doubt.

"Science only doubts. Right doubt is the key for the development of science. Scientific facts can be discovered only if one goes on doubting. Doubt is a process of discovering the truths of science.

"When the discoveries of science started becoming useful to man, when it spread all over from the smallest needle to the atom bomb, science started acquiring prestige. And when it became impossible for man to live without science and science began to win in all fields and its victory flag began to flutter in the material world, naturally doubt also acquired prestige, because science is born out of doubt."

Chapter 1:
"This Upanishad is a direct encounter with spirituality. There are no doctrines in it; there are only experiences of the fulfilled ones. In it there is no discussion of that which is born out of curiosity or inquisitiveness, no. In it there are hints to those who are full of longing for liberation from those who have already attained liberation." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
sky... life... experience... listening... action... others... bliss... mahavira... marpa... vayu...
Penguin Books Review:

"Osho is one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the second half of the 20th century and many thousands of people – of all ages, from all countries and all spiritual backgrounds – have been inspired by the simplicity and directness of his teachings."
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Publisher OSHO Media International
ISBN-13 978-0-88050-219-1
Number of Pages 331
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