About Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet
On Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra

“Man doesn’t end with himself; he is a growth. Man is a becoming, a growing, a continuous transcendence. Friedrich Nietzsche has said, ‘That day will be the most unfortunate day when man will not aspire to become higher, when man will not aspire to transcend himself. That day will be the most unfortunate when the arrow of man’s desire will not be moving higher than man, when there will be no target to reach, when man will be confined, closed in himself. That day will be the most unfortunate day.’”
Osho, The Beloved, Vol.2

Nietzsche’s creative genius sought out a great master from the past and he wrote of Zarathustra in a way that enabled him to project all his longing, his vision, and all of his yearning to break out of a life that had become an intolerable prison for him.

In these talks on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, Osho is indicating where Nietzsche’s vision came close to the truth and where it fell short. Osho says that had Nietzsche been exposed to the mystical traditions of the East he could have become enlightened.

“Zarathustra brings a total revolution in the concept of God and religion. Now religion is no longer a worship or a belief; now religion becomes the greatest creative act of man. Now religion is not what enslaves man, imprisons his spirit. In Zarathustra’s hands religion becomes the art of shattering all the chains, destroying all the hindrances, so that human consciousness can become divine consciousness…”


Chapter Titles

Chapter 1: Of the Famous Philosophers

Chapter 2: Of Self-Overcoming

Chapter 3: Of Scholars

Chapter 4: Of Poets

Chapter 5: Of Redemption

Chapter 6: Of Manly Prudence

Chapter 7: Of the Stillest Hour

Chapter 8: The Wanderer

Chapter 9: Of Blissful Islands

Chapter 10: Before Sunrise

Chapter 11: Of the Virtue That Makes Small

Chapter 12: Of the Apostates

Chapter 13: The Home-Coming

Chapter 14: Of the Three Evil Things

Chapter 15: Of the Spirit of Gravity Part 1

Chapter 16: Of the Spirit of Gravity Part 2

Chapter 17: Of Old and New Law-Tables Part 1

Chapter 18: Of Old and New Law-Tables Part 2

Chapter 19: Of Old and New Law-Tables Part 3

Chapter 20: The Convalescent

Chapter 21: Of the Meeting with a Higher Man

Chapter 22: The Greeting

Chapter 23: Of Laughter and Dance

Weight .717 kg
Dimensions 8.66 × 5.57 × 2 in

PUBLISHER: Osho Media International
PAGES: 346

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