Cuckoos, crows and friends


Sound-bites of discourses where we can hear the birds.

Zen – The Solitary Bird Cuckoo of the Forest

The cuckoo has just spoken. Do you hear it?
It is the same life source, without any discontinuity
The heart of the cuckoo and her song is also your being.

You don’t hear it, you simply become it.

You forget the distance between the singer and the listener, you simply become the song.

In this silence, this cuckoo is doing her job, knowing perfectly well that these lectures are dedicated to the solitary cuckoo, deep in the forest.

Osho, Zen – The Solitary Bird Cuckoo of the Forest, Ch 7 (excerpt)

music in trees


Hari Om Tat Sat

The trees must be laughing at you.

[Crows calling.]

Do you think the crows are doing it for some purpose? Just clearing their throats – early morning clearance. Do you think anybody is saying to the flowers to open and, “Release your fragrance”? No, it is all intrinsic. Only man has forgotten the language of being intrinsic. And the language of being intrinsic is the language of religion. Any moment decide, “This is enough!” – and become enlightened.

Osho, Hari Om Tat Sat, Ch 29 (excerpt)


music in pond


Tao: The Golden Gate

The masculine is active, the feminine is passive. Manifesting, from its radical essence, Tao flows forth even to the last of things, bringing forth heaven and earth and all that is in between. The pure is the cause of the turbid and movement of stillness.

But don’t forget because of these anecdotes that Ko Hsuan does not exactly mean that the biological masculine and feminine are exactly synonymous with the ultimate masculine and feminine. In a certain way yes, they are related, but not totally synonymous.

[At this point a cuckoo calls, loudly and insistently….]

This is feminine! now she is saying, “All this Tao is nonsense!” This is just a protest!

Enough for today!

Osho, Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 1, Q 5 (excerpt)


notes in palms


My Way The Way Of The White Clouds

This is what Krishnamurti has been saying for these 40-50 years continuously: “Don’t follow!”

Osho, My Way The Way Of The White Clouds, Ch 12 (excerpt)

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