The Book of Wisdom
Osho had wanted his discourses to be published in their original form without any change or abridgement. Just a few years after Osho left his body,His words are being tampered with and indeed mutilated.
This section presents the original edition of "The Book of Wisdom" highlighting the deleted chapters, text and words in red and addition and change of words in blue.
Table of contents
Swami Chaitanya Keerti's Comments :
Every word spoken by a Buddha or the enlightened one is a pearl. It must be treasured and preserved as it is for eternity. An Enlightened one like a Buddha does not take birth every day. It is only after thousands of year the world is blessed with such a person. The whole Existence celebrates his presence on Earth. Twenty five centuries after Gautama the Buddha, the world was again blessed to have such a person on earth in the form of Osho.
Buddhas have a message for the whole world and for all time. Thus it is the duty of their disciples to make his message available in its purest form for the entire humanity. It was not possible to do so in the time of Gautama the Buddha, as the scientific means of communications were not developed then. Today we are fortunate that such means are available: in the form of printing, audio- video recordings, films and other digital means. All these can ensure that the message of a Buddha can remain available forever in its total purity.
Thus it is tragic that just a few years after Osho, the modern Buddha, left his body, that Osho's words are tampered with and indeed deleted by those very people who were claiming until recently that they were controlling his publication work to maintain 24 carat purity of Osho’s message. As soon as they became sure of their control with the Registration of Copyright and Trademarks, they started destroying the purity of Osho’s work by heavily editing the publications. The Book of Wisdom published by Element Publishers in the West, is just one of the examples. Here almost one third of the entire text or .....words were cut out. You can see this for yourself here what has been edited out in the American edition of The Book Of Wisdom. And we leave it to your judgement to see whether it was right thing to do or not and if doing the same thing with all other 600 titles will be justified. Will Osho lovers and the coming generations of potential lovers and sannyasins allow this atrocious damage to the message of a Buddha?