A review of a book by Janwillem van de Wetering; “Enjoyable and full of surprises,” writes Madhuri
Osho speaks on Dogen. This is the sutra that troubled him to the very core of his being: ‘All human beings are endowed with the buddha-nature’.
“The moment you don’t know, intimacy arises between you and reality, a great friendship arises. It becomes a love affair.” (Ah This! Ch 1, part 4)
“Whenever knowledge is not needed, put it aside and drown yourself into a state of not knowing – which is also a state of knowing, real knowing.” (Ah This! Ch 1, part 3)
“By clinging to the fingers you will not see the moon, remember. There are even greater fools who start biting the fingers… Forget the finger and look at where it is pointing.” (Ah This! Ch 1, part 2)
“The future of humanity will go closer and closer to the approach of Zen, because the meeting of the East and West is possible only through something like Zen, which is earthly and yet unearthly.” (Ah This! Ch 1, part 1)
Osho comments on a Zen story: “This is the way of Zen. It is the most unique phenomenon in the whole world of religions.”
“Hearing Zen, reading Zen is not going to give you Zen. Zen is a quality that you have to attain to.”
“If we see changes in the situation we change immediately, as if we have no integrated soul, no crystallized soul.”
In part 2 of her photo essay, Veena shares her discoveries about Huike, Sosan, Daoxin, Hongren, and Huineng.
In this new two-part photo essay, Veena reveals intriguing facts and legends about the eminent Six Zen Patriarchs.
Beloved Osho, Is there actually something to be heard? Or is it that as we refine our sense of listening, we are refined, and by the time we are able to listen totally, we are totally transformed?
An animation… “In today’s crazy world, it adds another useful tool to our mental toolbox.” Published in Off-Guardian on 11 April 2021.
Osho says, “You have to remember that wherever you are it is a holy land and whatever you are doing it is divine.”
In part 2 of her article, Veena explains the connections between kungfu and XinYiBa, and XinYiBa and the Gulun Kungfu Heritage.
Veena explores reasons why it is difficult to understand the mysterious philosophy of XinYiBa and attempts to explain it.
Deva Dosa contemplates miraculous healings and insights from an abundance of zoom offerings facilitated by the Osho Atlanta team and others.
“As near as I can tell, the only door we have left open to ourselves as a species is a mass-scale awakening,” writes Caitlin Johnstone. Published in SOTT on October 26, 2020.
An anecdote told by Osho where a monk became enlightened when he overheard a butcher say, ‘I never sell anything that is not the best.’
One of the excerpts from the 3-volume compilation, The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagawan Shree Rajneesh, A-Z.
One Zen monk is reported to have said – every morning of his life after his enlightenment, the first thing in the morning he would say was, “Osho!”
Osho says, “Maneesha has asked… Choosing the sutras for these discourses she is getting a little taste of Zen.”
Since the last century, Zen has become very famous all over the world, writes Keerti in The Asian Age. Published on April 1, 2019.
“The intelligent person stops creating, stops projecting and watches the mind so clearly that the mind cannot project anything. As the projections disappear, the world disappears,” says Osho.
Osho talks on the topic of ‘Zen Masters’: “Only in the absence of all activity, when you are relaxed to your very being, the door opens to all the mysteries of the world, all the miracles of existence.”
In his third essay on Zen, by means of an exquisite tour de force and employing many poems, Surendra unveils Ikkyū’s intriguing life in simple detail and unusual format.
In this essay, Surendra shows with the exquisite poems written by Ryōkan and Teishin a most delicate etheric and intimate love affair between Master and disciple.
Surendra’s portrait of the inspiring rebel monk who totally abandoned the rigid Zen organisation of his day, interspersed with delightful poems Ryōkan wrote along on his path.
“If you believe in God, you can believe in a witch, it is the same package. If you can believe in one kind of nonsense, you can believe in all kinds of nonsense,” states Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
Zen Walking – this meditation was recently held for the first time at Oshodham, Delhi, with enthusiastic participants. Kul Bhushan reports about their experiences.
Kaiyum reviews this very insightful and inspiring real-life book by Janwillem van de Wetering; “The numerous Zen stories are a delightful reminder of the clarity and simplicity of this approach to enlightenment and spiritual freedom.”
Now is my time. I don’t think anybody has spoken in a dentist’s chair. I feel privileged. I see buddhas envious of me.
According to Osho, sannyas is an art of meditation – i.e., be meditative, but be in the world, writes Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age on March 28, 2016.
Pankaja films Zen Archer Bodhihanna at Osho Teerth Park and talks to her about her life as a child during WWII.
A documentary filmed during the final weeks before Dr. Richard (Rick) Linchitz succumbed to cancer on May 13, 2013.
The very aptly named Empty Mind Films company produces most unusual films showing a variety of methods from India, Tibet, China and Japan – from ayurveda to acupuncture, from martial arts to meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, yoga and Zen. Here an excerpt from a film on Zen: