You are the way and you are the goal, and there is no distance between you and the goal. you are the seeker and you are the sought; there is no distance between the seeker and the sought. You are the worshipper and you are the worshipped. You are disciple and you are the master, you are the means and you are the end, this is the great way.
There is little known about the ancient Zen master, Sosan, yet with very few words he has revealed how a river finds its course, how a seeker finds his path without knowing step. Osho unlocks the meaning within Susan’s verses, revealing the individual, tangible maps contained within every seeker of truth. Through this book the reader can be awakened to sense his own forward. This is not a guide book filled with instruction on which turns to take, which decision to make. It is a book in which Osho skillfully uses words to carve a path into the heart of meditation a phenomenal journey that begins with the words on a page and ends in the most profound silence of The Book of Nothing:
The great way is not, is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
“If you ready, ready to become the soil, these words, these Sosan are still alive, they are seeds they will enter in your heart if you allow, and you will be totally different though them.”
Osho defies all categorization. As he says, “I am not much of a religious person, I am not a said, I have nothing to do with spirituality. All those categories are irrrlrvrent about me. You cannot categorize me, you cannot pigeonhole me. But one thing can be said, that my whole effort is to help you release the energy called love intelligence. If love intelligence is released, you are healed.”
Osho defies categorization. His thousands of talks cover everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. Osho books are not his extemporaneous talks to international audiences. As he puts it,” So remember: whatever I am saying is not just you… I am talking also for the future generations.
Osho has been described by The Sunday Times in London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by American author Tom Robbins as “the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ” Sunday Mid-Day (India) has selection Osho as one of ten people-along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha-who have changed the destiny of India.
About his own work Osho has said that he is helping to create the conditions for birth of a new of human being. He often characterizes this new human as “Zorba the Buddha” capable both of enjoying the earthy pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautama the Buddha.
Running like a thread though all aspects of Osho’s talks and meditations is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom to all ages past and the highest potential of today's (and tomorrow’s) science and technology.
Osho is known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, with an approach to meditation that acknowledge the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique Osho Active Meditations are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is then easier to take an experience of stillness and though-free relaxation into daily life.
We all think we are aware; that is one of our unawareness. We are only functionally aware.
We have learned to do things, to go to bed, to get up early in the morning, to go to a job. Everything has been learned. Even a robot can do the whole process. You are not needed. And that’s exactly has happened to humanity. It is robot humanity. You have learned everything that is necessary and given it to your robot mind which goes on doing things on your behalf. And in giving the charge to the mind you have gone to sleep.
The whole effort of the Buddha’s is to bring out consciousness and to make you clearly of the distinction between functioning consciousness and a pure consciousness which has no function, just a minor. The mirror has no function, it has utility, but even while you are looking in the mirror, the mirror does not do anything. The reflection is spontaneous. Even if you don’t want the reflection, still it will reflect and the mirror is not in need of you to stand before it.
The way Zen expresses it this: The full moon shines in the lakh. Neither the full moon desires to be reflected-but it is reflected nor does the lake want to reflect it, but it does reflect it. Both are not at all doing active work in the reflection. Both are just being themselves and the reflection comes on its own accord. You do your things can you separate the functioning consciousness and the pure consciousness. When you walk, do you know you are walking? When you are silent, are you awaewe that you are silent? When you are eating, is there any awareness standing by the side, watching your function of eating"? That awareness is the great enlightenment. It has no function, it is not means end. It is enough unto It is such a strong let-go, that you don’t have to do anything. Just being is more than can have conceived-the joy of just been, the blissfulness of just being.
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