Powerful and penetrating discourses on the famous dialogue between the mystic Ashtavakra – one of Osho's favorite ancient Indian masters – and King Janak. By the end of the dialogue, King Janak is enlightened.
Says Osho, 'There are no other statements anywhere as pure, transcendental and beyond time and space as these. Man has many scriptures, but none are comparable to the Gita of Ashtavakra. Before it the Vedas pale, the Upanishads are a mere whisper. Even the Bhagavadgita does not have the majesty found in the Ashtavakra Samhita – it is simply unparalleled. Neither society, nor politics, nor any other institution of human life had any influence on the statements of Ashtavakra.'
'...If these words penetrate you, they will start awakening your sleeping soul. These words will thrill you. These words will fill you with ecstasy. These words will shock you. With these words a revolution can take place.... This is why I have chosen the Ashtavakra Gita: I have chosen it because you are ready.' - Osho
About the Author:
Born in India in 1931, Osho first became known as a religious philosophy professor in the 1960s. He traveled extensively throughout India. In 1974 he established a center for meditation and self–discovery in Pune, India, and the Rajneeshpuram at the Big Muddy Ranch, Oregon, between 1981 and 1985. He died on January 19, 1990.