A Cup of Tea
Text: English, Hindi (translation). Product Details. Hardcover: 285 pages; Publisher: Rebel Publishing House; 4 edition (January 1995); ISBN-10: 8172610130
Osho was born before his time and will live forever. He helped people solve their problems like a brother, like a friend. Future generations will certainly value his teachings".
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, world famous flutist
A beautifully bound collection of 365 letters written by Osho to his disciples and friends, during the time he was travelling in India from the 1950?s through the early 1970?s. With less than a half dozen exceptions, personal names have been removed from the text to reveal more clearly the universality of these inspirational messages.
Each letter is a gem of insight. The subject matter is as multi-faceted as the human search for truth, and covers everything from the difficulties in love and relationships to the challenges of understanding the nature of mind and reality. Osho often uses stories and parables to illustrate his points, which makes the text very clear and accessible. Anyone drawn to truth will treasure this book - the perfect bedside companion, to be savored one cup at a time. Those who wish to understand Osho?s unique approach to life will find the book to be an excellent introduction to the wisdom of the extraordinary man. And all those who are on the path of enlightenment will find encouragement and inspiration within its pages.
Excerpt from A Cup of Tea
A letter from A Cup of Tea
My respects to you.
I am grateful for your affectionate letter.
You are meditating -- that is a matter for joy.
Drop all ideas of achieving in meditation,
just do it naturally;
what happens, happens on its own.
One day, effortlessly, everything starts happening
Effort does not lead to meditation,
in fact it is a hindrance.
In effort, practice, study,
there is tension.
even the expectation of peace,
The tension has to go.
As soon as this happens
a divine peace sets in.
Stop feeling: "I am doing it;"
"I leave myself in the hands of That-Which-Is."
surrender yourself completely;
as soon as you do this, emptiness comes.
Breathing and the body are becoming relaxed, you say.
This will happen with the mind too.
When the mind goes
what takes place is indescribable.
I know that this is going to happen to you both.
Just go on naturally and without purpose.
Soon I shall be there,
until then, go on quietly
with what I have told you to do.
My respects to all.
Write whenever you feel like it.
I am in complete bliss.