Power, Politics, and Change

What can I do to help make the world a better place?

Osho Life Essentials

Osho

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Power, Politics, and Change takes on the conventional wisdom that “power corrupts” and proposes instead that those who seek power are already corrupt: Once they attain their goal, their corruption simply has the opportunity to express itself. That’s why even those who seek power in order to bring about radical change so often fail, despite their best intentions. Osho looks at where this “will to power” comes from, how it expresses itself not only in political institutions, but in our everyday relationships. In the process, he offers a vision of relationships and society based not on power over others, but on a recognition of the uniqueness of every individual.

Power, Politics, and Change includes an original talk by Osho on DVD. This visual component enables the reader to experience the direct wisdom and humor of Osho straight from the source.

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 for meaning and purpose, focusing on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence.

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The Varieties of Power


Power in itself is neutral. In a good person’s hand it will be a blessing. In an unconscious person’s hand it is going to be a curse. For thousands of years we have condemned power, but without realizing that it is not power that has to be condemned, it is that people have to be cleaned of all the ugly instincts that are hiding within them.

Is there such a thing as personal power which is different from power over others?

Personal power and power over others are two entirely different things.

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Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. He is the author of many books, including Love, Freedom, Aloneness; The Book of Secrets; and Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder.

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Power, Politics, and Change
What can I do to help make the world a better place?
Osho

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312595463
ISBN10: 0312595468
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2011
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ISBN: 9781429960267
ISBN10: 1429960264
224 pages
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