A guide to understanding the essential woman ???A woman,' according to Osho, ???is a mystery; trying to understand her is futile.' In this book, based on his discourses, Osho talks about woman not in his capacity as a man, but as a ???consciousness, an awareness'. ???In order to find her true potential,' he says, a woman should search within her own soul and rebel against any repression. ???Unless you have a rebellious soul, you are not alive in the true sense of the word.' Osho talks about various issues like motherhood, relationships, family and birth control. Questioning the concept of marriage, he says it is the ???ugliest institution invented by man' as its aim is to monopolize a woman. He is equally critical of the institution of family which ???corrupts the human mind.' A woman, he says, should not imitate man: ???Rejoice in your feminine qualities, make a poetry out of them.' The perfect state of being, according to Osho, is a synthesis between the head and the heart, with the heart remaining the master. The rare sensitivity of Osho's words will appeal to both men and women.