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Originally published as: Roots and Wings
Title changed to: A Bird on the Wing

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A Bird on the Wing

Using traditional Zen stories and responding to seekers′ questions, Osho shows how man must first be grounded in himself before he can fly into the sky of consciousness.
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In these eleven Zen stories and responses to seekers′ questions, we hear how man must first be grounded in himself before he can fly in the sky of consciousness. Religion has always been against "roots" – wordly pleasures; and for "wings" – renunciation.

Osho shows that there is no choice to be made: that wings cannot develop without these roots, and that if we accept the roots and explore them deeply and consciously, they will transform into the wings of transcendence.

Taking the listener through subjects as diverse as food, jealousy, being a businessman, enlightenment, how to know if one needs a master, gratefulness and the barriers we create through fear, these talks are a beautiful starting point for those who want to enter the world of Zen.
 
 
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Excerpt from: A Bird on the Wing, Chapter 2
"Mind is the illusion that which is not but appears, and appears so much that you think that you are the mind. Mind is maya, mind is just a dream, mind is just a projection… a soap bubble floating on a river. The sun is just rising, the rays penetrate the bubble; a rainbow is created and nothing is there in it. When you touch the bubble it is broken and everything disappears – the rainbow, the beauty–nothing is left. Only emptiness becomes one with the infinite emptiness. Just a wall was there, a bubble wall. Your mind is just a bubble wall – inside, your emptiness; outside, my emptiness. It is just a bubble, prick it, and the mind disappears.

"The master said, ‘There is no mind, so what type of state are you asking about?’ It is difficult to understand. People come to me and they say, &lsquot;We would like to attain a silent state of mind.’ They think that the mind can be silent; mind can never be silent. Mind means the turmoil, the illness, the disease; mind means the tense, the anguished state. The mind cannot be silent; when there is silence there is no mind. When silence comes, mind disappears; when mind is there, silence is no more. So there cannot be any silent mind, just as there cannot be any healthy disease. Is it possible to have a healthy disease? When health is there, disease disappears. Silence is the inner health; mind is the inner disease, inner disturbance.

"So there cannot be any silent mind, and this disciple is asking, ‘What type, what sort, what state of mind should I achieve?’ Point blank, the master said, ‘There is no mind, so you cannot achieve any state.’ So please drop this illusion; don’t try to achieve any state in the illusion. It’s as if you are thinking to travel on the rainbow and you ask me, ‘What steps should we take to travel on the rainbow?’ I say, ‘There is no rainbow. The rainbow is just an appearance, so no steps can be taken.’ A rainbow simply appears; it is not there. It is not a reality, it is a false interpretation of the reality.

"The mind is not your reality; it is a false interpretation. You are not the mind, you have never been a mind, you can never be the mind. That is your problem– you have become identified with something which is not. You are like a beggar who believes that he has a kingdom. He is so worried about the kingdom –how to manage it, how to govern it, how to prevent anarchy. There is no kingdom, but he is worried." Osho
En este título Osho habla sobre los siguientes temas:

answer... silent... silence... roots... change... heart... meditation... nansen... joshu... mahakashyapa...
 

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