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The Buddha Said

Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
By: OSHO
Narrated by: OSHO
Length: 35 hrs and 57 mins
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Osho, one of the best-known and most provocative spiritual teachers of our time, presents The Sutra of 42 Chapters - a scripture compiled in the first century CE by a Chinese emperor. Two thousand five hundred years have passed since Buddha delivered the sutras on which this series is based. Using modern idiom, Osho extracts the kernel of Buddha's profound insight and understanding and presents his everlasting message to the contemporary listener in a manner that is lucid, straightforward, and humorous.

Osho weaves his own unique insights into this profound ancient wisdom and expands its meaning for our time, discussing the need for doubt and argument in the spiritual search, the nature of desire, and the discipline of nonattachment. As we travel with the Buddha on a path of radical wisdom, we'll laugh or shake our heads at the folly, the ineptitude, or the goodness of the characters in the stories - and gain knowledge and understanding at the same time.

Osho engages us at every level to help us experience the Buddha's teachings and take in their timeless truths. A powerful, inspirational gem of a series of talks recorded in an outdoor auditorium with several thousand people in his audience.

Chapter titles:

1. "The Most Excellent Way"
2. "No Prejudice in the Heart"
3. "Be Therefore Mindful"
4. "Living the Dhamma"
5. "The Truth Beyond Magic"
6. "The Twenty Difficult Things"
7. "In Accord with the Way"
8. "A Light unto Yourself"
9. "Reflections of Emptiness"
10. "The Discipline Beyond Discipline"
11. "Spiritual Enlightenment"
12. "Always on the Funeral Pyre"
13. "There Is Nothing Like Lust"
14. "Become a Driftwood"
15. "Just Working for Peanuts"
16. "Away with the Passions!"
17. "The Eightfold Way"
18. "Remember the Middle"
19. "The Discipline of Transcendence"
20. "The Ten Grounds of the Way"
21. "Provisions for the Journey"

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wonderful

great teachings recited with such love by Osho. Osho's insights and wisdom are unparalleled. He truly is a Budha of our times.

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  • Guilherme
  • 23-05-2019

Listening to Osho is listening to wisdom itself

Don't let the lenght of the book scare you in any way. It is a collection of lectures by Osho. Each chapter begins with a phrase from Buddha and Osho develops his thought around it. I'm about halfway and I'm planning to listen to it again. Just take your time and listen. You can learn a lot from each chapter.

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  • Daniel
  • 25-04-2019

The most beautiful explanation about all the Buddhas

This collection of teachings has brought me a deeper insight about life in several aspects. Before listening to this I’ve considered Osho as a great teacher; now I’m sure he is in fact a great Master.

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  • Mario
  • 22-09-2016

The eightfold path

This collection of talks about Buddhism are remarkable because they are not from the traditional Buddhist literature. In particular, one talk is outstanding because Osho provided a beautiful and original insight about the Eightfold Path.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-02-2020

Life changing book

I loved this book. It really penetrates in you and you can feel the real transformation happening within you.
I will hear this book again!

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  • A. Mirza
  • 13-12-2019

So Glad I found Osho on Audible

If you somehow feel like nothing in this world makes sense no one and nothing in this world speaks to you, Osho will speak to you. I can’t think of how I would get along without these Osho audible books. And I’m so glad that he was so prolific. I have someone that can speak to me for a very long time. Thank goodness.

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  • Kevin W. Reese PhD
  • 04-12-2019

Masterful

One of Osho’s best discourses. A must listen along with the Heart Sutra discourse and the Ah This discourse.

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  • Kong
  • 28-08-2019

Daunting but thoroughly good

Anyone who downloads a 36-hour lecture series knows that they're getting into something hardcore. I guess there's no rule that you have to listen to the entirety of a "book" like this, but if you do listen to all of this, know that you're in for a marathon.

A good marathon, though! Osho is gifted, and he has a bent to his lectures that can really appeal to Westerners. He bags on Western religion quite a bit, basically calling lots of it farcical, but everything is thoroughly grounded in Buddhism and everything ultimately ends up with a positive Buddhist spin (and not just a negative Christian one... although I certainly liked the dissection of Christianity).

I've listened to hundreds of hours of Buddhist content and Osho without doubt delivers some of the very best lines and thoughts that I've ever heard. My one grievance is that there is not that much about meditation and the practice of meditation. Lots of great Buddhist stuff on Audible really dives deeeep into meditation, and Osho not so much, at least not here. But anyway, still a very good listen.

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  • AgentDom
  • 20-07-2018

Endearing and enlightening a delight to hear.

The quality is better than The Ten Bulls of Zen, fewer interruptions from train/plane noise. Loved it. A great introduction to the Buddha's mindful lessons on loving kindness.

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  • Mark M.
  • 12-07-2018

Nothingness

The depth and beauty of the great nothingness mirrored by Osho. Listen actively. Absorption without action is the effort.

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  • Monu Best
  • 12-07-2018

Great book for everyone

The book is really speaking truth and guide us on path of spiritual life for everyone.

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  • Ognjen
  • 14-01-2018

Osho <3

This book discourse is amazing. If you love Osho Gautama and other Budhas you should listen. It is a discipline of transcendence. Also look for SADHGUR JAGGI VASUDEV he is a master still in his body it is rear opportunity and time is running out

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  • nuugy
  • 10-04-2020

A master that has taught me nothing

A master so misunderstood that the only conclusion you get is to do the inner work and what a joy it has been. See you soon OSHO.