I Say Unto You
Jesus: Son of God or Mystic?
What if Jesus were not a supernatural being conceived by a virgin, but a real human being who had experienced the awakening of consciousness known as “enlightenment” in the East? This extraordinary line-by-line commentary on some of the best-known Gospels from the New Testament tests the hypothesis that Jesus was a mystic, not a miracle worker of supernatural origin. Osho convincingly makes the case that the stories of Jesus’ life were never meant to be a factual record of history, but rather are teaching parables designed to provide ongoing spiritual guidance for generations to come.
I Say Unto You introduces a dynamic, compassionate, intelligent, loving Jesus, who speaks in a plain and simple way that everyone can understand. Osho looks with a crystal-clear perception at Jesus’ work, revealing the parables and miracles as metaphors of the inner world. He gives insight into Jesus’ own search, and his journeys to the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Kashmir and Tibet that transformed him into one of the most evolved masters of the paths of love and meditation. His insights are so relevant for today’s societies where the sharp functioning of the mind is more valued than the intelligence of the heart.
Osho places Jesus amongst the great mystics of our time: an extraordinary man whose work went unacknowledged by his own people and was misunderstood by the creators of Christianity.
“When life is a mystery, only then are you religious.” Osho
Chapter 1: Be a Nobody and Have All
Chapter 2: Come out of Your Mind
Chapter 3: First Be Reconciled
Chapter 4: Man Cannot Live without Meaning
Chapter 5: A Journey between Two Infinities
Chapter 6: Silence Belongs to the Universal
Chapter 7: Life Is Open Opportunity
Chapter 8: Live in Eternity
Chapter 9: The Phenomenon of Unconsciousness
Chapter 10: You Are a Mystery
Excerpt from I Say Unto You, Vol.1
The Gospel carries all that is beautiful in Jesus’ flowering – the Beatitudes. These statements are the most beautiful ever made. Not even Buddha, not even Lao Tzu, have spoken that way. Buddha is very philosophic, very refined; Jesus is very plain, simple. Jesus speaks like a villager, a farmer, a fisherman. But because he speaks the way common people speak, his words have solidity, concreteness, reality.
Buddha’s words are abstract; they are very, very high words, philosophical. Jesus’ words are down-to-earth, very earthly. They have that fragrance of the earth that you come across when the rains have started and the earth is soaking up the rains and a great fragrance arises – the fragrance of the wet earth, the fragrance that you find on a sea beach, the fragrance of the ocean, the trees. Jesus’ words are very, very earthbound, rooted in the earth. He is an earthly man, and that is his beauty. Nobody else can be compared with that beauty. The sky is good, but abstract, far away, distant.
So I say to you: No other book starts the way the Gospel starts; no other book talks the way the Gospel talks. The word gospel comes originally from a word, godspel. God has spoken through Jesus. Jesus is just a hollow bamboo. The song is of God, and Jesus’ metaphors are very true to life. He is not spinning concepts, he is simply indicating the truth as it is.
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