The Secret of Secrets: The Secret of the Golden Flower Audible Audiobook – Original recording
This series of talks is on one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body and the way to bloom - how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower. What, in India, they call the one thousand-petalled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol that represents perfection, totality. Moreover, the flower represents the actualization of the potential - the beauty, the grandeur, the splendor of being.
This treatise, The Secret of Secrets: The Secret of the Golden Flower, is very ancient, possibly one of the most ancient treatises in the world - at least 25 centuries old. But 25 centuries can be traced back very easily. And this treatise is also, uniquely, a great synthesis of all the great religions. The Bible belongs to the Christians, the Talmud belongs to the Jews, the Vedas belong to the Hindus, the Dhammapada to the Buddhists, the Tao Te Ching to the Taoists. But this small book, The Secret of Secrets: The Secret of the Golden Flower, belongs to no one in particular, or it belongs to all. It is heavily based on Taoist teachings, a flowering of the Taoist approach to life and existence. But it is not only that. Zarathustra has played a role; his teachings are incorporated within it. Buddhist teachings have also been integrated, and a certain esoteric school of Christians, the Nestorians, have played their part. It is one of the most synthetical approaches.
These 31 talks will introduce you to a world of consciousness, meditation, and a transformative space - it's a pure joy to listen to Osho.
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|Listening Length||53 hours and 32 minutes|
|Audible.in Release Date||04 March 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #75 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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The Golden Flower is the light. ‘The Secret of the Golden Flower’ says: Light is the basic constituent of this whole existence. This whole existence is a light-flower. Without light, life is going to remain unintelligent and dark.
“This light, this flower of light , these petals of light fill all the spaces outside and also inside.”
Love is the movement of the light out of your being. Awareness is the reverse movement: the backward movement of the light to the source again, returning to the source. The Secret of the golden Flower is based on this backward movement of light energy.
The book ‘The Secret of the Golden Flower’ says: energy going outwards becomes dual- yin and yang, darkness and light, life and death.,but if you bring it backwards it becomes again one - it loses duality, it becomes non-dual. It also says that everything is so deeply connected with everything else and nothing can exist apart. Your two eyes make all things dual and polar, and because of these two eyes you cannot see the oneness of existence.
Tao believes that everything happens when it is needed. Tao means the way with no goal..So become a river and nothing is needed. All that is needed is to drop the idea that you are the doer, drop the idea that you have to attain to some goal, drop the idea that you have to reach somewhere, you be just a dry leaf in the wind - and then all is good, and then life is blissful. You will live eternally in purposelessness. That’s what The Secret of the golden flower says. When a Zen Master was asked, “How do you live? What is the secret of your constant joy?”
He said, “Not much of a secret, a simple phenomenon: when I feel hungry I eat and when I feel tired I sleep.” This is living purposelessly:. This is living moment-to-moment - with no plan. When hungry one eats, when tired one sleeps. He takes things as they come.
The most important things in the great Tao are the words: ‘action through non-action’.
One has to learn action through non-action.
But when no idea arises,the right ideas come..
When no ideas arise then whatsoever you do is the right thing.
By commenting on ‘The Secret of the Golden Flower’ ,Osho is not bringing a new truth in the world, but only expressing the truth in a different way.. There are 31 chapters in this book spreading over 672 pages , of which 16 chapters are set apart for Osho’s responses to questions from audience and disciples During the question answer session, Osho discusses various topics which include Joy, misery and bliss; Love, life and sannyas; Sex and rape; Aloneness and loneliness; Politics and politicians; Philosophy; Neurosis, Celebration etc. Osho also uses stories, parables and jokes to say something in an indirect way. Given below are some of Osho’s observations ::
Contentment is natural to the woman, discontent is natural to the man
When you have everything else, only then do you start looking for God.
There are not good and bad habits: all habits are bad. Remain without habits, live without habits.
God has been waiting at your door for long, knocking, but you don’t listen.
My life is more precious than your temple, because it is the alive temple of God.
Osho beautifully presents in this book the secret of the Golden Flower bloom in China.