It's All About Change

It's All About Change : The Greatest Challenge to Create a Golden Future for Humanity

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Everyone, regardless of nationality, religion, or political beliefs, has a sense of the current crisis of planet Earth. The environmental movement has support around the globe, while politicians lagging behind reality are still fighting over whether global warming exists. Decision makers in government and in the private sector are dealing with the symptoms of this crisis, rather than addressing the underlying causes in a positive and constructive way.Osho points out that the current world crisis is a crisis of consciousness. Until there is a radical change in human consciousness, the interrelated social, political, economic, and ecological crises we face will continue. Osho's radical vision of change addresses how we can turn the present crisis into an opportunity, and what we must do in order to steer our course toward a "golden future" for all humankind and away from what he calls a "global suicide."Topics addressed in the book include the crisis of human values, the ecological crisis, the population challenge, the bankruptcy of the very concept of nations and religions, and the paths toward a creative science, meaningful education, and universal human rights.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10mm | 199g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Second Edition
  • 1938755936
  • 9781938755934
  • 376,297

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Change is the very quality of life, and in change is insecurity. In this book, Osho teaches us to embrace change rather than being afraid of it.While Osho is most widely known as a meditation teacher, in this groundbreaking work he presents a dramatic wake-up call to the world. A "revolution in consciousness," he says, is needed to deal with the roots of our current global economic, environmental, and social crises. He takes on issues that usually belong to politics, science, and sociology - including such difficult topics as genetic engineering, overpopulation, and the mass dumbing-down of people by a broken education system. He confronts head on the failure of institutions like marriage and family, along with the destructive forces of nationalism and religious fundamentalism. The real root of all our problems, he insists, is human unconsciousness. And while many of the solutions he proposes may seem radical to some, it is important to remember that what seemed radical yesterday is today's common sense. As stated in the introduction, "It is not a question of whether you agree with Osho ... it is a question of having the guts to ensure that at least his contribution is on the agenda." For centuries, human beings have been held captive by unconscious fear and greed. In this revolutionary manual for change, Osho offers a vision of the fully conscious human being - the only type of human being capable to bring about a "golden future" for this beautiful planet we share.
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Change is the very quality of life, and in change is insecurity. In this book, Osho teaches us to embrace change rather than being afraid of it.While Osho is most widely known as a meditation teacher, in this groundbreaking work he presents a dramatic wake-up call to the world. A "revolution in consciousness," he says, is needed to deal with the roots of our current global economic, environmental, and social crises. He takes on issues that usually belong to politics, science, and sociology - including such difficult topics as genetic engineering, overpopulation, and the mass dumbing-down of people by a broken education system. He confronts head on the failure of institutions like marriage and family, along with the destructive forces of nationalism and religious fundamentalism.
The real root of all our problems, he insists, is human unconsciousness. And while many of the solutions he proposes may seem radical to some, it is important to remember that what seemed radical yesterday is today's common sense. As stated in the introduction, "It is not a question of whether you agree with Osho ... it is a question of having the guts to ensure that at least his contribution is on the agenda." For centuries, human beings have been held captive by unconscious fear and greed. In this revolutionary manual for change, Osho offers a vision of the fully conscious human being - the only type of human being capable to bring about a "golden future" for this beautiful planet we share.
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Table of contents

IntroductionPreface1. From the Personal to the Political: Changing Yourself, Changing the World 2. In Search of Direction for Change: To the Golden Past or a Golden Future?3. Three Approaches to Change: Reform, Revolution, or Rebellion4. Understanding What Divides Us: Religion, Politics and Superstition5. Proposals for Change: A Bird's-Eye View of the Future-Five Dimensions of Education-Preparing People for Power-A World Academy of Creative Science, Art and Consciousness-No Religions but a Quality of Religiousness-Don't Serve the Poor, Solve the Problems-Crime and Punishment-Science in Service of Life-Communal and Individual New Forms of Living Together6. Epilogue: A Manifesto of One HumanityAbout Osho
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If anything is to be done for the future, now is the time. Otherwise the greatest evolution of consciousness in the universe will disappear and that is not only a loss to the earth, but to the whole of existence. - Osho
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About Osho

Osho (1931-1990) was a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. His provocative and challenging teachings generate today more and more interest and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than 60 languages. He's known for his revolutionary contribution to meditation -- the science of inner transformation -- with the unique approach of his "OSHO Active Meditations" acknowledging the accelerated pace of contemporary life and bringing meditation into modern life. Osho International Foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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