Speak to Us of Love By Osho: Book Review
The writer draws inspiration primarily from “The Prophet” and embarks upon a journey where he shares with the readers, his conception of love and mysticism.
The central theme of this book focuses on the reasons for human dismay and misery.
The author suggests that the sole reason behind this is that we have deprived our souls of the quintessential nourishment that it thrives.
And that critical factor is love.
However, it is important to note here that it does not love as we perceive it. It is not the romance we witness in the movies or read about in the storybooks.
Instead, it is love in its pure, mystical form.
The author puts up quite an intimidating debate for the readers.
He argues that millions of people around the globe suffer from grief and misery in their lives for more or less the same reasons.
And that reason is themselves. Osho feels that humanity is responsible for “killing their love” themselves and that they alone are the ones to blame.
Whether by accident or by intention, humans forsake the path of love and embark upon the path of possession.
The whole argument presented by the author is difficult to comprehend in a few lines, but the essence of it lies in the fact that property leads to control of the life of those around you.
And when free will and love suppressed like this, the effects on society are quite detrimental.
Another interesting point put forward by Osho was his opposition to the religious and philosophical approaches to life.
He believes that these concepts and the search for lasting happiness beyond this life are all futile distractions from our true calling.
Osho believes that all that there is to cherish and hold dear is present right here, in this world and this life.
All we need to do is to make some fundamental yet fundamental changes in our lives and the world as we know it will seem like a completely different place. And this is the only real path to happiness.
About the Author – Osho
Chandra Mohan Jain (later known as Osho) was one of the most famous mystics and philosophical thinkers originating from the sub-continent region in Asia.
He is credited to have written over 600 books during his lifetime that includes masterpieces like The Beloved, The Divine Melody, The True Sage and The Diamond Sutra.
In addition to this, also credited has thousands of audio and video discourses.
However, during his lifetime and indeed after that, Osho has been the target of speculations and controversy.
His sense of repulsion towards the politicians, involvement in the bio-terror attack of 1984 in The Dalles, Oregon and his changing stances towards homosexuality have drawn criticisms from a vast number of people.
Still, his reputation as a central figure in the writing circles and his contributions towards mysticism and interpretations of mystical writings it’s not questioned.
The teachings of Osho do not admit categorization; they cover a whole range of topics, from the individual search for meaning to social issues and most urgent politicians facing today’s society.
Osho never wrote books. His works are transcriptions of audio and video recordings of talks to international audiences over 35 years.
From Osho, the London’s Sunday Times said: “It’s one of the 1000 builders of the 20th century,” and the American author Tom Robbins described him as “the most dangerous man from Jesus Christ. ”
As a typical thread through all aspects of Osho’s work, there is a vision that encompasses both the eternal wisdom of the East and the enormous potential of Western science and technology.
Osho is also known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of the inner transformation, with a focus on meditation that recognizes the accelerated pace of contemporary life.
The religious person has to explore in all possible ways; he has to experience life in all its flavors: sweet and bitter, good and bad. The truly religious person will be very experimenting.
Experiment with music, experiment with dance, experiment with poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture.
The religious person will experiment with everything, with what is within reach; It will be a child who explores everything.
Did you know that all the significant discoveries made by people who are not one-dimensional? One-dimensional people will never be able to make findings.
It is impossible; because the discovery happens only by hybridization. A mathematician begins to write poetry: now you can be sure that something will happen.
His training is that of a mathematician, his approach is that of a mathematician, and he begins to write poetry.
No poet can write poetry as he writes.
His poetry will be something new because in it something of mathematics will be filtered. And the one that mathematics and poetry meet is hybridization.