ISBN 9780918963055,Speak to Us of Love : Reflections on Kahlil Gibran's - The Prophet

Speak to Us of Love : Reflections on Kahlil Gibran's - The Prophet





Perseus Distribution

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780918963055

ISBN-10 0918963052


Number of Pages 173 Pages
Language (English)


Introducing us to the most famous poems of the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran, Osho takes the reader into a mystical world, addressing essential issues in everybodys life. The famous verse that gives the title to this book is about "love" - but not the ordinary love we know from novels and movies.

'Speak to us of Love' gives a taste of a contemporary mystic at work, trying to disrupt our dreams, illusions and the state of unconsciousness that prevents us from enjoying life to the fullest. This is about and for the millions of people in the world who have killed their love with their own hands and who are now miserable. They never wanted to kill it, there was no intention to kill their love, but in their unconsciousness they started possessing. Husbands possess their wives, wives possess their husbands and parents possess their children. Teachers are trying in every possible way to possess their students. Politicians are trying to possess countries. Religions are trying to possess millions of people and control every aspect their lives. This book shows that life can only thrive in freedom. Love never allows anyone to possess it, because love is our very soul. For Osho, the basis of all our neuroses or psychoses is simple-our souls are not nourished. Love, the basic nourishment, is missing. Osho comprehensively trounces the so-called religious and philosophical approaches to life. All that is of worth is to be found, not in the extraordinary, but in the ordinary, not in fantastical ideas of the "other world" beyond death, but in this very world that we find ourselves in here and now. In short, this book shows that making a simple yet utterly basic shift in our lives will awaken the silence in our beings and bring joy into our every moment. Ten selected talks by Osho, from an original series of 47 talks given to a live audience and comprising reflections and comments on Kahlil Gibrans 'The Prophet'. 

About the Author

Osho is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages and from all walks of life. The Sunday Times (London) named Osho as one of the "1,000 Makers of the 20th Century". His often provocative and challenging teachings generate today more and more interest and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than 50 languages.