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The Mustard Seed: The Gnostic Teachings of Jesus. Mystic Commentaries on 5th Gospel of Saint Thomas: The Gnostic Teachings of Jesus the Mystic Paperback – 7 Jun 2004

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Element (7 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007181175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007181179
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.1 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,114,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘He quotes Jesus, Buddha and old Zen masters with stupendous memory, interpreting them with a freshness and directness as if they were speaking today, as if they wore jeans’.
Die Zeit

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Osho (1931-1990) is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. He has been described by the Sunday Times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people – along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha – who have changed the destiny of India.
He is also known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, with an approach to meditation that acknowledges the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique "Active Meditations" are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is easier to experience the thought-free and relaxed state of meditation.

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By Kostas Bousbouras on 18 Sep 2014
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One of the best among the best ! ! ! It's a "must" ! ! !
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This book changed my life. 11 Jan 2005
By anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Over the course of a lifetime, only a handful of books truly changes the way one perceives the world. For me, this is one of those books. With wit and deep insight, Osho traverses the border of Western and Eastern thought drawing on the commonalities of both. The book rationalized some of the teachings of Jesus and put them in context-- some his most difficult parables were given clarity. Osho's words are sharp, and cut deep.

Though I bought this book in 2000, I lost it soon after I finished it. Even now I still wrestle with some of his ideas.

I won't go so far and say that this book is for everyone. It is quite long, and the reader must be open to Osho's ideas, which at times can seem black and white. But if you can get by that, the book is extremely deep. And satisfying.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Jesus the mystic. 9 July 2005
By Swami Antar Urjas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was at Rajneeshpuram (Osho's Oregon commune) when this book was first published and denmand for it was very high (I had to wait several weeks to get a copy). And with good reason, too. This book presents a more believable Jesus, a revolutionary mystic whose mission was to put us in touch with our inner selves, rather than a god-man interested in only gettingpeople to worship him.
Osho is the truth. 5 Jan 2014
By Matthew W. Monk - Published on Amazon.com
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He's controversial as hell if you look into it, but my experience with his followers and teaching has been only positive and powerful. Osho is an enigma, and he wouldn't have it any other way. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to understand the Christian gospels on a deeper, non-dual, level.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Mustard Seed: Commentaries on the Fifth Gospel of Saint Thomas 17 Jan 2006
By Connie Washburn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
You have to be open to new ideas to appreciate this book. I absolutely loved it. Very thought provoking, very insightful. Osho tries to shock you into "experiencing" the essence of life. He moves beyond philosophical debate to experience. I will read this book again and again.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
In a word: Amazing! 5 May 2013
By Amish Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In Osho's words: "You are missing the Divine, not for very great causes - - No! (for a 15 collar) . . . The cause of man's illness is simple; he is addicted to small things."

To truly understand, read this book. . slowly and carefully. Osho was amazing and brilliant and offered beauty and insight easily packed into very few words. So many phrases in the book are powerful as those above. . . but you must be in the space to understand and apply them.

This is yet another of his life changing books . . and offers us a peek into understanding the teachings of Jesus the Christ.

This is one to read, as are all his books, if you want to create a world of truth and beauty amidst the chaos and insanity of our modern world. I cannot recommend it enough.

If however you are pleased with what society has to offer. . . you may want to postpone reading this book.
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