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The Heart Sutra

Becoming a Buddha Through Meditation
By: Osho
Narrated by: Osho
Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
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Summary

The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy as a message to one of Buddha's close disciples, Sariputra, specifically addressed to him. Over time the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings.

In these 10 talks, Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern audience - one with different minds and needs than the original audiences of Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. Osho's message is not about Buddha the historical figure; instead he addresses his listeners and encourages them to discover their own inner realities, their own buddhahood. Like Buddha's, Osho's message is about meditation and meditation alone - "rely only on your meditation and nothing else".

Osho also speaks on the seven chakras, the energy centers of the human body, and their corresponding relationships to the physical, psychosomatic, psychological, psychospiritual, spiritual, spiritual-transcendental, and transcendental aspects of human growth and consciousness.

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  • Mikey
  • poole, United Kingdom
  • 10-08-18

Amazing

No words could ever make you understand. Download Osho and FEEL the beauty of the truth found in the silences in between his talks. He does them pn purpose, as he knows the truth is only worth contemplating if it can be FELT and SEEN by those listening, otherwise it simply becomes cheap, borrowed knowledge. Download and see for yourself.

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Confused and mostly nonsense

I've read a few beginners Buddhism books and have heard about The Heart Sutra only in passing. I have no idea what I just listened to, but I am certain it had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with The Heart Sutra, or 'becoming a buddha through meditation'.

Osho talks so slowly and leaves massive pauses, as though what he's saying is so profound the average person will need time to understand it, A few minutes in I had to adjust the play speed to 1.25 to get it up to what sounded like a normal rate of speech. I didn't mind that though to be honest because it cut four hours off the playing time. I found the pauses rather telling that he was in fact thinking up the next bit of nonsense to try and impress his easily lead crowd with. I got the feeling that he was taking advantage of people to be honest!

After the first chapter, I thought, okay, perhaps this Osho guy is just taking a bit of liberty and giving a kind of Introduction, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and kept listening. Unfortunately the other chapters are also just confused ramblings of a seemingly self styled "guru". He goes from talking about Buddhism, to God, to Hinduism, to Enlightenment as though he has come up with some kind of religion that combines everything while being 'better' than any of them. I might have only a basic understanding of Buddhism, but I'm pretty sure Buddhism rejects both the concept of a Soul and a God, yet he would say something along the lines of 'the Buddha taught' and then a few breathes later be talking about a soul and the Christian concept of heaven, very odd.

I wasn't surprised to learn when I googled Osho that he was involved in a mass poisoning attack and an aborted assassination plot to murder a U.S. Attorney, among other crimes, which saw him being deported from the US and barred from entering 21 Countries.

In short, Osho seems be a snake-oil salesman, creating some kind of cult like organization by selling new age nonsense to those who don't know any better. Avoid!

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  • AgentDom
  • 30-08-18

The Core of Buddhism

Delightfully led discussions on the very heart of Buddhism. Always a fan of OSHO and his light-hearted journey through the mind.

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  • Mark M.
  • 25-07-18

Another mirror

As I have recently been more drawn to Buddhism, I may feel more compelled by this discourse. I felt very moved by Osho’s spirit in this discourse. Another excellent mirror.

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  • Lui Sutil
  • 13-06-18

OSHO is the absolute best

If you want an insightful, irreverent and enlightening hours and hours of pure unadulterated wisdom... please! Listen to this audiobook! Do not read the book! Seriously! You have to listen to this stuff, there is no one on earth as skillful as OSHO, not Thay, not Eckhart, Not Krishnamurti, not Dalai Lama... non of the modern masters even come close!
I am so happy we have so much material of his... we truly are lucky...
WARNING:
For those expecting to learn about the heart sutra... beware!!! This does not talk about Avalokita or anything really, it does touch on emptiness and stuff like that... but more than anything the sutra is just a way to get the Dharma Talk started... which is brilliant!
Mullana Srudin told me so!!!

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  • mariodub9
  • 18-04-17

pure osho

one of the best! osho has a clarity no one has but you know that by now

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  • Mario
  • 29-10-16

Geosphere->Biosphere->Noosphere->Christosphere

A beautiful and inspiring interpretation of the Heart Sutra by Osho.

The Osho's interpretation of the last part of the sutra is sublime, the parallelism between Theilard de Chardin and Buddha regarding the purification of the consciousness is a genius touch:

Gate (gone from the Geosphere, unconsciousness)

Gate (gone from the Biosphere, pre-consciousness)

Paragate (gone from the Noosphere, conscience)

Parasamgate (Christosphere, Turiya, the other shore)

Bodhi soha (Hallelujah!)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-17

intolerable

The narration is so awful that this magnificent content is lost to distraction. Very disappointing.

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