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Osho Book: Zen: The Mystery and Poetry of the Beyond

 

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Zen: The Mystery and Poetry of the Beyond

Through enigmatic Zen anecdotes and questions from seekers, Osho exposes the narrow-mindedness of organized religions and sheds light on the ecological and social crises facing us today. Adding haikus and jokes to the mix, Osho reminds us that all we have to do is simply watch – and being is transformed.
 
 
Book - Details Chapter Titles
 
Rebel Publishing House, India
3893380825
119 x 190 mm
    #1: Leaving the Mind Far Behind
    #2: Spread the Message
    #3: Our Responsibility Is Tremendous
    #4: Now It Is My Turn
    #5: The Day Has Been Hilarious
 
 
 
Excerpt from: Zen: The Mystery and Poetry of the Beyond, Chapter 1
"To become spiritual you have to go into your own depth, leaving mind far behind. Let it dream, let it think, you simply watch. And just watching is the greatest alchemy for transforming your being. The more you become rooted in watching and witnessing… the thoughts disappear, the dreams disappear, the mind is miles away and you are left alone in utter silence, in peace. All the tensions, anxieties, angst, are completely transformed into bliss, into ecstasy, into blessings.

"My emphasis here is on therapies which don’t go on for years and years: just a few days of therapy to prepare the ground for meditation. We are running here almost one hundred therapy groups, for every possible human being. But therapy is not the end; therapy is a preparation, clearing the ground for meditation. This is the only place in the whole world where therapy is being used as clearing the ground for a tremendous transformation from mind to no-mind.

"Meditation is the only thing that can be called spiritual, because it is rooted in your very spirit. It is the only thing that is not going to die. Your body will be dying, your mind will be dying; only your witness has an eternity. And without having eternity… how can you be joyous when death is coming every day closer?

"Stop calling your birthdays birth days! These are the days when death has come one year closer. Those are the days of death!

"You have been dying since the very moment you were born! Every moment death is taking its territory. It may take seventy years, or ninety years – it does not matter; death is following you like a shadow. Wherever you go, whichever direction you choose, you will end up in a grave, remember!

"The only thing that will not end up in a grave is the experience of your mirrorlike witnessing being, your very life source. And just the experience of your own life source heals you immediately; nothing else needs to be added." Osho
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

hell... outer... responsible... nobody... layers... religious... supreme... shankara... ouspensky... bansho...
 

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