“Just go in, This is the way of the bird, this is the song of solitary cuckoo.” Osho’s extraordinary talks on Zen are recognized works of genius, studied in Zen monasteries and universities throughout the world. His inspiring books cover everything from the wisdom of the world’s mystics to answers to intensely personal questions about meditation and the inner search. His unique authenticity touches the reader in way no other can.
In this book osho tears down the very idea that there is a path to follow . There is only “the way of birds.” Flying freely in the open sky. Commenting on Zen stories and the simple beauty and acuity of Zen poetry, Osho invites the reader to turn in and experience their own silence within, where Zen is no longer a set of ideas or practices, but a state of being.
“Zen is very pagan; it trusts in nature, not in nurture. It trusts in the original, not in the carbon copy. It wants you to make your statement.
But don’t repeat the scriptures, they take away your dignity as man. Find your own signature. This is the whole search-finding your own signature:.
“A Buddha does not know that he good, that his actions are virtuous. Do you think the cuckoo knows that her song is sweet? Do you think a flower knows that its fragrance is magnificent?
A Buddha simply is a Buddha he is not even able to say, I am good.’ He has gone beyond good and bad. He is simply and isness.
Is the sky good or bad? To become aware of your own consciousness is to become aware of your inner sky.”
Osho defies categorization, reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given a period of thirty-five years. Osho has been described by they Sunday times. In London as one of “1000 Makers of the 230th Century” and by Sunday Mid-day in India as one of the ten people-along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha-who have changed the destiny of India.
Osho has stated aim of helping to create conditions for the birth of new kind of human being, characterized as ‘Zorba the Buddha”-one whose feet are firmly on ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Running like a th4read through all aspects of Osho is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential o western science and technology.
He is synonymous with revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation and an approach to meditation which specifically addresses the accelerated pace of are designed to allow the release of accumulated stress in the body and mind so that it is easier to be still and experience the thought-free state of meditation.
Life consists of very small things.
Life consists of sipping a cup of tea, of gossiping with a friend; going for a morning walk, not going anywhere in particular, just for a walk, no goal, no end, from any point you can turn back; cooking food, for someone you love; cooking food for yourself, because you love your body too; washing your clothes, cleaning the floor, watering the garden-these small things, very small things –saying hello to a stranger, which was not needed at all because there was no question of any business with the stranger.
The man who can say hello to a stranger can also say hello to a flower, can also say hello to the tree, can sing a song to the birds. They sing every day and your have not bothered at all that someday you should return the call. Just small things, very small things….
And I am talking about going to the synagogue. That is a big thing. Going to the church-that is a big thing. Leave all that to fools there are many. And they also need some kind of engagement, occupation; those synagogues, and churches and temples provide it. But to you, existence, nothing but existence, is the only temple.
Nothing but life is the only God I teach you.
Respect your life. Out of that respect you will start respecting life in others.
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