The Song of Ecstasy

Talks on Adi Shankara’s Bhaj Govindam
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Osho speaks on Adi Shankaracharya, the enlightened mystic from eighth-century India. He was a formidable scholar who could also sing his song of ecstasy and dance his joy in life.
Osho speaks on Adi Shankaracharya, the enlightened mystic from eighth-century India. He was a formidable scholar who could also sing his song of ecstasy and dance his joy in life.

Excerpt from: The Song of Ecstasy, Chapter 9
"If you watch carefully you will find that man wants money for freedom, he wants position for freedom. If you have position, power, the capacity, then you think you will be able to break away from a few bondages and you will be able to enter a little into the unknown and the unknowable.

"Man wants freedom from every side. Deep down in the consciousness of man the yearning is only for moksha. That is why every type of bondage makes him restless. Even when you fall in love you do so in the hope that this love will become a sky, that you will be able to fly. You hope to get somebody’s support in attaining freedom. But when you fall in love you find that, never mind flying, you cannot even move. You expected to get support from the other, but the other, the lover, finished all your freedom, and thus love became a bondage. Freedom is only in dreams, and in reality it is only bondage.

"The Prophet is a unique book by Kahlil Gibran. In it a person asks, "Speak to us of love."And the hero of this book, Almustafa, says, "Love each other, but don’t possess each other. Be near each other, but not too near. You should be like the pillars of a temple which hold the same roof and yet remain far from each other. If the pillars of the temple come nearer, then the roof will fall down. Keep a little distance from the lover so that there can be some free space between the two. If this empty space is absolutely lost then you will be trespassing on each other, attacking each other."

"But all these things are written in books. In real life we take away all the freedom from the person we love because we are afraid that his love may turn somewhere else: "Somebody else may become the possessor of the love which I have."We are always afraid of losing whatever we have. If we have money, then we are afraid of losing money. If we have love, then we are afraid of losing love. Because of this fear, freedombecomes impossible.

"The flower of freedom blossoms only in a state of fearlessness. The only yearning one has is for freedom. Everyone’s inner search is for liberation." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
anger… alone… lost… scriptures… attachment… effort… remember… shankara… mahavira… akbar
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Publisher Jaico
ISBN 8184957882
ISBN-13 978-8184957884
Dimensions (size) 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
Number of Pages 280