Belief, Doubt, and Fanaticism

Is It Essential to Have Something to Believe In?

Osho Life Essentials

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In Belief, Doubt, and Fanaticism, Osho brings his unique and often surprising perspective to the religious, political, social and economic forces that drive people into opposing camps, fanatical groups, and belief systems that depend on seeing every “other” as the “enemy.” As always, the focus is first and foremost on the individual psyche and consciousness, to identify the root causes and hidden demons of our human need to belong and have something to “believe in.”

The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on the most important questions in the life of the individual. Each volume contains timeless and always-contemporary investigations and discussions into questions vital to our personal search fo rmeaning and purpose. The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence, for example: Is it possible to have an authentic spirituality without a belief in God? What is meditation and how does it work? What can I do as an individual  to make the world a better place?

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Belief Is Not the Answer
 
 
I would like you all to be gnostics, to come to a point of experience where things beyond words happen, where language is left far away back, light-years back, where there is no possibility to conceptualize your experience.
You cannot say, “God is,” you cannot say, “God is not.” You cannot say, “I cannot say these things.” You can be simply silent. And those who can understand silence will understand the answer. You can help people—that’s what gnostics can do—you can help people to come

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OSHO is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century.  He is known for his revolutionary contributions to the science of inner transformation, and the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

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Belief, Doubt, and Fanaticism
Is It Essential to Have Something to Believe In?
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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2012
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ISBN: 9780312595487
ISBN10: 0312595484
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
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April 2012
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ISBN: 9781429951265
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