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Ah This!

Through delightfully Zen anecdotes, Osho captures and conveys the spirit of Zen′s enigmatic understanding of life. "Try to understand Zen through laughter, not through prayer," he suggests.

Osho captures and conveys the spirit of Zen′s enigmatic understanding of life. "Try to understand Zen through laughter, not through prayer," he suggests.

The outraged husband discovered his wife in bed with another man. "What′s the meaning of this?" he demanded. "Who is this fellow?" "That seems like a fair question," said the wife, rolling over. "What is your name?"

Four talks consist of Osho′s commentaries on Zen verses and four talks are his answers to questions. The ways of the ego are exposed, but all the time the starkness of the truth is mellowed with love and humor. Listening to these words one feels, "This man knows." Yes, one is exposed, but understanding is freedom, and scrambling out of the mud with support and inspiration such as this could also be a lot of fun.
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Excerpt from: Ah, This!, Chapter 5
" Try to understand Zen through laughter, not through prayer. Try to understand Zen through flowers, butterflies, sun, moon, children, people in all their absurdities. Watch this whole panorama of life, all these colors, the whole spectrum.

"Zen is not a doctrine, it is not a dogma. It is growing into an insight. It is a vision – very light-hearted, not serious at all.

"Be light-hearted, light-footed. Be of light step. Don′t carry religion like a burden. And don′t expect religion to be a teaching; it is not. It is certainly a discipline, but not a teaching at all. Teaching has to be imposed upon you from the outside and teaching can only reach to your mind, never to your heart, and never, never to the very center of your being. Teaching remains intellectual. It is an answer to human curiosity, and curiosity is not a true search.

"The student remains outside the temple of Zen because he remains curious. He wants to know answers and there are none. He has some stupid questions to be answered: ′Who made the world? Why did he make the world?′ And so on and so forth. ′How many heavens are there and how many hells? And how many angels can dance on the point of a needle? And is the world infinite or finite? Are there many lives or only one?′ These are all curiosities – good for a student of philosophy but not good for a disciple.

"A disciple has to drop curiosity. Curiosity is something very superficial. Even if those questions are answered, nothing will have happened to your being; you will remain the same. Yes, you will have more information, and out of that information you will create new questions. Each question answered brings ten more new questions; the answer creates ten more new questions.

"If somebody says, ′God created the world,′ then the question is, ′Why did he create the world? And why a world like this? – so miserable. If he is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, could he not see what he was doing? Why did he create pain, disease, death?′ Now, so many questions....

"Philosophy is an exercise in futility.

"A student comes out of curiosity. Unless he becomes a disciple he will not become aware that curiosity is a vicious circle. You ask one question, you are given the answer, the answer brings ten more new questions, and so on and so forth. And the tree becomes bigger and bigger; thicker and thicker is the foliage. And finally the philosopher has only questions and no answers at all.

"Surrounded by all those stupid questions...stupid I call them because they have no answers; stupid I call them because they are born out of childish curiosity. When one is surrounded by all those questions and there is no answer, one loses sharpness, one loses clarity, one is clouded. And one is no more intelligent. The more intellectual one becomes, the less intelligent he is." Osho
In questo titolo Osho parla dei seguenti argomenti:

knowledge... understand... life... future... innocence... sin... moment... hogen... soshin... lazarus...

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