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Osho Book: Ancient Music in the Pines


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Ancient Music in the Pines

In Zen, Mind Suddenly Stops
Today, humanity is caught up in the mad complexity of the mind and there is an urgent need to rediscover simplicity and innocence. Here, contemporary mystic Osho brings to life the inherent and timeless wisdom of traditional Zen stories, showing that Zen is a way of dissolving philosophical problems, not of solving them – a way of getting rid of philosophy, because philosophy is a sort of neurosis. Zen is for those intelligent enough to understand the limitations of the intellect and ready to recognize the significance of intuition in the world of mysticism.
Book - Details Chapter Titles
OSHO Media International
145 x 210 mm
    #1: Left Brain, Right Brain, Inner Conflict
    #2: The Meaning of Maturity
    #3: The Halo of Yakushi-buddha
    #4: Be a Light Unto Yourself
    #5: The Ultimate Secrets of Swordsmanship
    #6: Madmen and Devotees
    #7: The Proper State of Mind
    #8: Life, Death, and Love
    #9: You Have My Marrow
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Excerpt from: Ancient Music in the Pines, Chapter 1
"Zen is the way of the spontaneous – the effortless effort, the way of intuition.

"A Zen Master, Ikkyu, a great poet, has said: I can see clouds a thousand miles away, hear ancient music in the pines.

"This is what Zen is all about. You cannot see clouds a thousand miles away with the logical mind. The logical mind is like glass, too dirty, too covered with the dust of ideas, theories, doctrines. But you can see clouds a thousand miles away with the pure glass of intuition, with no thoughts – just pure awareness. The mirror is clean and the clarity supreme.

"You cannot hear ancient music in the pines with the ordinary logical mind. How can you hear the ancient music? Music once gone is gone forever.

"But I tell you, Ikkyu is right. You can hear ancient music in the pines – I have heard it – but a shift, a total change, a change of gestalt, is needed. Then you can see Buddha preaching again and you can hear Buddha speaking again. You can hear the ancient music in the pines because it is eternal music, it is never lost. You have lost the capacity to hear it. The music is eternal; once you regain your capacity, suddenly it is there again. It has always been there, only you were not there. Be here now and you can also see clouds a thousand miles away, and hear ancient music in the pines.

"Change more and more towards the right hemisphere, become more and more feminine, more and more loving, surrendering, trusting, more and more closer to the Whole. Don't try to be an island – become part of the continent." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

silence... breathing... alive... meditation... memory... situation... trust... bodhidharma... einstein... shaw...

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