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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.
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.
Table of Contents
PART I: CUT THE ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM!
No future? A discontinuity with the past The present crisis as opportunity .. Interdependence is our reality Nations are out of date One world government One religiousness a world of individuals Priests and politicians the deadly conspiracy The damage can be repaired! Understanding is the door.....................................................................
PART II: A VISION FOR A NEW HUMANITY
It’s all about change.............................................................................. Meritocracy power in the hands of the intelligentsia Preparing people for power The choice: meditation or death Science in service of creativity Birth control and genetic engineering The right to die Families are out of date A world of communes A new education for the new man Love and understanding will be the law Make humanity happy On basic human rights
PART III: A WORLD ACADEMY OF CREATIVE SCIENCE, ARTS & CONSCIOUSNESS
The greatest synthesis The body is the door The golden future