The Mustard Seed
Osho, formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
Poona: Rajneesh Foundation, 1975. Octavo. Black silver-stamped buckram in black pictorial dust wrapper, the laminate peeling away slightly around the spine bends, minor chips, unclipped. 508 pages plus list of Rajneesh Meditation Centers. First edition, stamped Paras Rajneesh Meditation Center San Francisco on the title page. Near fine in a very good jacket.
Discourses on the Sayings of Jesus taken from the Gospel According to Thomas. The controversial guru addresses occult, heretical Christianity. His views are paralleled by the writings of other saints and philosophers such as Maharshi Raman, Krishnamurti, Ouspensky, Gurdjieff, and Susuki. Frequently he leaves the impression that he is akin to Nietzsche and Heidegger. Reading Rajneesh takes a strong, strong but breaks a strong, strong mind.
"You can float on the surface, but the depths are not for you. Of course, to go into the depths is dangerous; it is bound to be so, because on the surface you are very efficient. On the surface you can work like an automaton; no awareness is needed. But you will have to be more and more alert, the more you penetrate into the depths, because at every moment death is possible. Fear of death has created a shallowness in all relationships. They have become juvenile."