Book Review: ‘The Perfect Way’ by Osho

Book Title: The Perfect Way: A Provocative Introduction to an Extraordinarily Ordinary Man’s Vision for Humanity
Author: Osho
Publisher: Penguin Ananda
Number of Pages: 248
ISBN: 978-0143456155
Date Published: Jun. 26, 2023
Price: INR 325

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Book Review

Embark on a transformative journey through the boundless wisdom of Osho in his enlightening masterpiece, “The Perfect Way”. With profound simplicity, this small yet mighty book unveils the secrets of meditation, awareness, and the profound path to enlightenment. Osho’s timeless teachings, originally delivered to a group of seekers amidst the serene ambiance of a meditation camp in Ranakpur, Rajasthan, India, resonate with the eternal truth that lies within us all.

At the heart of “The Perfect Way” lies Osho’s profound revelation: The Perfect Way to live is through the path of meditation and awareness. By directing our attention to the present moment, devoid of judgment, we immerse ourselves in the transformative practice of meditation. Simultaneously, we cultivate a state of awareness, remaining consciously attuned to our thoughts, emotions, and sensations, all the while avoiding entanglement within them. This harmonious fusion of meditation and awareness unveils the gateway to living in perfect alignment with existence itself.

Osho’s words, captured within the pages of “The Perfect Way”, are a harmonious symphony of clarity, brevity, and provocative challenges. Far from providing ready-made answers, Osho skillfully crafts a framework that enables seekers to navigate their spiritual odyssey. Illuminating the path to profound meditation, awareness, and enlightenment, this book serves as a guiding light for those yearning to deepen their understanding of the inner realms.

Within “The Perfect Way”, Osho explores a tapestry of captivating themes:

  • Unraveling the significance of meditation
  • Unveiling the essence of awareness
  • Distinguishing between the realms of thought and awareness
  • Liberating ourselves from the clutches of the past
  • Embracing the power of presence in the eternal now
  • Pioneering the transformative path to enlightenment

Despite its brevity, “The Perfect Way” holds an abundance of profound wisdom. Osho’s insights transcend conventional boundaries, challenging and inspiring readers in equal measure. If you seek a transformative literary companion that delves into the realms of meditation and awareness, then “The Perfect Way” stands as an impeccable choice.

As with any profound work, “The Perfect Way” possesses its own unique tapestry of pros and cons:


  • Effortlessly clear and concise prose
  • Provokes profound contemplation and introspection
  • Inspires and uplifts with its timeless message
  • A concise and easily accessible read


  • Osho’s language may prove challenging for some readers
  • The book does not provide specific meditation techniques

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In conclusion, “The Perfect Way” is an invaluable treasure for anyone yearning to explore the depths of meditation, awareness, and the transformative path toward enlightenment. Compact in size yet brimming with wisdom, Osho’s masterpiece serves as a profound invitation to unravel the mysteries of existence. Prepare to immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and profound awakening. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend this remarkable book.

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