Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hammer on the Rock.

Hammer on the Rock.
Evening talks with A Modern Buddha.

These talks happened at a time when OSHO was beginning what is now known as the OSHO Multiversity, a university dedicated to the multidimensional exploration of knowing and understanding oneself. Therapy groups were being introduced as an aid for people to go deeper into a life of awareness: Enlightenment Intensive (Satori and Who Is In?), Primal, Breath, Pulsation. At the end of each group the group leaders and participants would meet OSHO to share insights and understandings. The issues brought up are always the same: sex, work, relationships, death and meditation.

Anyone who has spent a moment looking into his life and trying to find some clarity, will recognize the same mind, the same jealousies, the same pitfalls, the same joys as the people in this book. Now you can have the benefit of OSHO’s approach of working with people through his revolutionary science, the Psychology of the Buddhas.

Hammer on the Rock is the first of 63 diaries of these talks between Osho and the individuals who came to sit in front of him. Out of these 63 titles Osho has asked for only the first two to remain in print. The material from the other 61 are to be made into various compilations.

'The goal of Freudian psychoanalysis is not very great. The goal is to keep people normal. But normality is not enough. Just to be normal is not of any significance. It means the normal routine of life and your capacity to cope with it.It does not give you meaning, it does not give you significance. It does not give you insight into the reality of things. It does not take you beyond time, beyond death. It is at the most a helpful device for those who have gone so abnormal that they have become incapable of coping with their daily life – they cannot live with people, they cannot work, they have become shattered. Psychotherapy provides them a certain togetherness – not integrity, mind you, but only a certain togetherness.'

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