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Books I Have Loved – A List of all books mentioned by OSHO Rajneesh as his favorites

Osho Rajneesh

Osho was a voracious reader. It is said that he read more than 100,000 books! Here’s a list of books that Osho himself dictated as his ‘favorites’. Osho’s disciple Devgeet took notes of it while Osho was describing the list of books he loved and why he loved. A dedicated book then was published with title as Books I Have Loved.

  1. Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  3. The Book of Mirdad by Mikhail Naimy
  4. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  5. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  6. The Parables of Chuang Tzu
  7. The Sermon on the Mount
  8. Bhagavad-Gita by Krishna
  9. Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
  10. The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
  11. The Book of the Sufis
  12. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  13. The Book of Lieh Tzu
  14. Dialogue on Socrates by Plato
  15. The Notes of the Disciples of Bodhidarma
  16. The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
  17. Masnavi by Jalaluddin Rumi
  18. The Isa Upanishad
  19. All and Everything by George Gurdjieff
  20. In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky
  21. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  22. Hsin Hsin Ming by Sosan
  23. Tertium Organum by P. D. Ouspensky
  24. Geet Govinda by Jayadev
  25. Samayasar by Kundkunda
  26. The First and the Last Freedom by J. Krishnamurti
  27. The Book/Teachings of Huang Po
  28. The Book of Hui Hi
  29. The Song of Solomon
  30. The Fragments by Heraclitus
  31. The Golden Verses by Pythagoras
  32. The Royal Song by Saraha
  33. Tilopa’s Song of Mahamudra
  34. Zen and Japanese Culture by D. T. Suzuki
  35. Let Go by Hubert Benoit
  36. Ramakrishna’s Parables
  37. The Fables of Aesop
  38. Mula Madhyamika Karika by Nagarjuna
  39. The Book of Marpa
  40. Brahma Sutras by Badrayana
  41. Bhakti Sutras by Narada
  42. Yoga Sutras by Patanjali
  43. The Songs of Kabir
  44. The Secret Doctrine by Madame Blavatsky
  45. The Songs of Meera
  46. The Songs of Sahajo
  47. The Book of Rabiya-al-Adabiya
  48. The Songs of Nanak
  49. Vivek Chudamani by Shankaracharya
  50. The Koran – Hazrat Mohammed
  51. The Dhammapada – Buddha
  52. Jaina Sutras – Mahavira
  53. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
  54. The Declarations of Al-Hillaj Mansoor
  55. The Fragments of Mahakashyapa
  56. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  57. The Stories of Baal Shem Tov
  58. The Songs of Farid
  59. Vigyana Bhairava Tantra – Shiva
  60. Tatva Sutra by Uma Swati
  61. The Songs of Naropa
  62. The Poetry of Malukdas
  63. Guru Grantha Sahib (the book of the Sikhs)
  64. The Light on the Path by Mabel Collins
  65. The Songs of Lalla
  66. Words of Gorakh-Nath
  67. The Supreme Doctrine by Hubert Benoit
  68. Shiva Sutra
  69. Message of Gaurang
  70. The Songs of Dadu
  71. The Statements of Sarmad
  72. The Will to Power by Friedrich Nietzsche
  73. A New Model of the Universe by P. D. Ouspensky
  74. The Statements of Sanai
  75. The Fragments of Dionysius
  76. At the Feet of the Master by Jiddhu Krishnamurti
  77. The Fragments of Junnaid
  78. God Speaks by Meher Baba
  79. Maxims for a Revolutionary by George Bernard Shaw
  80. The Teachings of Hui Neng
  81. The Jokes of Mulla Nasruddin
  82. The Destiny of the Mind by Haas
  83. The Sayings of Eckhart
  84. The Sayings of Boehme
  85. The Sufis by Idries Shah
  86. The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
  87. The Sayings of Rinzai by Lin Chi
  88. The Lectures of Hazrat Inayat Khan
  89. All of the books by Hazrat Ali Khan
  90. Jesus, the Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran
  91. The Madman by Kahlil Gibran
  92. Being and Nothingness by Jean Paul Sartre
  93. Time and Being by Martin Heidegger
  94. Tractatus Logico Philisophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  95. Nirdesh Sutra by Vimalkirti
  96. Commentaries on Living by J. Krishnamurti
  97. Commentaries by Maurice Nicoll
  98. Our Life with Gurdjieff by Hartmann
  99. Shree Pasha by Ramanuja
  100. The Future Psychology of Man by P.D. Ouspensky
  101. The Book of Bahauddin
  102. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
  103. The Analects by Confusius
  104. The Garden of the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  105. The Voice of the Master by Kahlil Gibran
  106. Who am I by Maharshi Ramana
  107. The Mind of India by Moorehead and Radhakrishnan
  108. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  109. Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  110. The Wanderer by Kahlil Gibran
  111. The Spiritual Sayings by Kahlil Gibran
  112. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  113. Tales of Hassidism by Martin Buber
  114. I and Thou by Martin Buber
  115. Das Kapital by Karl Marx
  116. Lectures on Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
  117. Meetings with Remarkable Men by Gurdjieff
  118. The Grantha by a disciple of Kabir
  119. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  120. The Myth of Sisyphus by Marcel
  121. The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  122. The Songs of Daya bai
  123. Lust for Life by Irving Stone
  124. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
  125. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
  126. Notes on Jesus by Thomas
  127. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  128. The Mother by Maxim Gorky
  129. Fathers and Sons by Turgenev
  130. The Phoenix by D.H. Lawrence
  131. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious by D.H. Lawrence
  132. Light of Asia by Arnold
  133. Bijak by Kabir
  134. One Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse
  135. The I Ching
  136. Nadi Ke Dvip (Islands of a River) by Sacchidanand Vatsayana
  137. The Art of Living by Lin Yutang
  138. The Wisdom of China by Lin Yutang
  139. The Talmud
  140. Shunya Svabhava by Taran Taran
  141. Siddhi Svabhava by Taran Taran
  142. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  143. Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  144. Psychosynthesis by Assagioli
  145. Prose Poems by Kahlil Gibran
  146. Thoughts and Meditations by Kahlil Gibran
  147. My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
  148. Confessions by Saint Augustine
  149. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  150. The Art of Tantra by Ajit Mukherjee
  151. The Tantra Paintings by Ajit Mukherjee
  152. Bhaj Govindam moodh mate by Adi Shankaracharya
  153. Philosophical Papers by Ludwig Wittgenstein
  154. Zen Flesh Zen Bones – Paul Reps
  155. Zen Buddhism by Christmas Humphries
  156. The Songs of Chandidas
  157. Shiva Puri Baba by Bennett
  158. Listen Little Man by Wilhelm Reich
  159. Principia Mathematica by Bertrand Russell and Whitehead
  160. Poetics by Aristotle
  161. Three Pillars of Zen by Ross
  162. The Gospel of Ramakrishna by Mahendranath
  163. The collected works of Ramatirtha
  164. Principa Ethica by G.E. Moore
  165. The Songs of Rahim by Rahim Khan Khana)
  166. Divan by Mirza Ghalib
  167. The Book by Alan Watts


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

One thought on “Books I Have Loved – A List of all books mentioned by OSHO Rajneesh as his favorites

  1. Parth says:

    Can we have a list of all the 150000 books that osho read

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