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Osho Book: The Man Who Loved Seagulls

 

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The Man Who Loved Seagulls

Essential Life Lessons from the World?s Greatest Wisdom Traditions
Essential stories and parables from the world’s great wisdom traditions of Zen, Taoism, Christianity, and Judaism.

In The Man Who Loved Seagulls, Osho – himself a master storyteller – discusses essential stories and parables from the world’s great wisdom traditions of Zen, Taoism, Christianity, and Judaism. A powerful teaching tool, this collection of stories has been interpreted and applied to the concerns of modern day life making the valuable lessons it imparts both timely and universal. The stories encourage meditation as they are meant to be told and studied again and again, in order to discover new layers of meaning with each reading.

Topics include:

*The futility of chasing happiness

*The journey from fear to freedom

*The Zen approach to death and dying

*The extraordinary intelligence of innocence

 
 
Book - Details Chapter Titles
 
St. Martins Press, USA
140 x 207 mm
272
312388632
    Walking the Tightrope
    A Story of Two Criminals and Their King
    Mere Players of a Game
    The Angry Samurai at the River Crossing
    Not Knowing Is the Most Intimate
    How Zen Master Hogen's Aimless Pilgrimage Brought Him Home
    # : Take No Notice
    The Story of a Housewife's Sudden Enlightenment
    Only the Gold
    The Brazen Thief in the Marketplace Ofch'i
    The Black-nosed Buddha
    How a Zen Nun's Worship Spoiled Her Beautiful Golden Statue
    The Man Who Loved Eagulls
    ? and why They Stopped Playing with Him
    Looking for Treasure
    How Rabbi Eisik Got the Money for His Shul
    Neither Do I Condemn Thee
    The Angry Crowd and the Adulterous Woman
 
 
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Excerpt from: The Man Who Loved Seagulls, Chapter 1
"Watch… somebody says he is a Mohammedan, somebody says he is a Hindu, somebody says he is a Christian, somebody says he is a Jew – their beliefs are different, but watch their lives and you will not find any difference. The Mohammedan, the Jew, the Christian, the Hindu – they all live the same life. Their life is not at all touched by their belief.

"In fact, beliefs cannot touch your life, beliefs are devices. Beliefs are cunning devices through which you say ’I know what life is’ – and you can rest at ease, you are not troubled by life. You hold a concept and that concept helps you to rationalize. Then life does not bother you much because you have all the answers to all the questions.

"But remember… unless religion is personal, unless religion is not abstract but real, deep in your roots, deep in your guts – unless it is like blood and bone and marrow – it is futile, it is of no use. It is the religion of philosophers not the religion of sages." Osho
 

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