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The Zen Manifesto : Freedom From Oneself
Talks given from 20/02/89 pm to 10/04/89 pm, English Discourse series, 11 Chapters
The Zen Manifesto : Freedom From Oneself Content : "Zen has nothing to do with the mind... It is the lion's roar. And the greatest thing that Zen has brought into the world is freedom from oneself." Osho. The Zen Manifesto is a collection of the last discourses of Osho with his last publicly spoken words. In this culmination of his insights into Zen he makes it clear that the West's comprehension of Zen is still confined to intellectual appreciation. To prove it, Osho takes on such respected members of the Western Zen establishment as D.T. Suzuki, Thomas Merton, Paul Reps, Alan Watts and Nancy Wilson-Ross.
Zen : The Diamond Thunderbolt
Talks given from 12/07/88 pm to 24/07/88 pm, English Discourse series, 13 Chapters, Year Published : 1988
Zen : The Diamond Thunderbolt Content : The "diamond thunderbolt" is that experience in which it is as if one is shocked out of one's spiritual sleep and catapulted into the mystery of existence. Through anecdotes and joke-telling, Osho creates a milieu in which that can happen.
Zen : The Mystery and The Poetry of the Beyond
Talks given from 08/01/89 pm to 12/01/89 pm, English Discourse series, 5 Chapters
Zen : The Mystery and The Poetry of the Beyond Content : Through enigmatic Zen anecdotes and questions from his disciples, Osho exposes the narrow-mindedness of organized religions and sheds new light on the ecological and social crises of today.
Zen : The Path of Paradox, Vol 1
Talks on Zen, Talks given from 11/06/77 am to 20/06/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Zen : The Path of Paradox, Vol 1 Content : "Life, in every dimension, is paradoxical. So religion has to be paradoxical. If a religion is not paradoxical then it is just poor philosophy. Then it is just man-made, mind- created, just a theology -- not religion." Osho Day and night, summer and winter, life and death...nature itself is paradox and Zen the simple mirror reflection of life. Remain choiceless, says Osho, and you will remain true. Relax and let go into the way things really are. Neither good nor bad, negative nor positive -- only existence, with no judgment and the utter freedom to be. Enlightenment is finding that there is nothing to find. In alternate sessions Osho also answers questions about why there can't be just one religion in the world, the difference between philosophy, psychology and religion, guilt, spontaneity, projection, defense mechanisms, intuition, and more.
Zen : The Path of Paradox, Vol 2
Talks on Zen, Talks given from 21/06/77 am to 30/06/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Zen : The Path of Paradox, Vol 2 Content : "Life, in every dimension, is paradoxical. So religion has to be paradoxical. If a religion is not paradoxical then it is just poor philosophy. Then it is just man-made, mind- created, just a theology—not religion." "In Zen a totally new dimension opens, the dimension of effortless transformation. The dimension of transformation that comes naturally, by clearer eyes, by clarity. By seeing into the nature of things, without any hindrances, without any prejudices." This book is brimming with anecdotes showing life's paradox, that if you look around everywhere you will find contradiction. And the message is clear, that the more we dissect and analyze the more neurotic we become. The man of Zen has utter respect for himself; he does not believe in outer disciplines, rules and regulations; he trusts the inner—a trust that comes out of meditation—"and trust makes nature divine."
Zen : The Path of Paradox, Vol 3
Talks on Zen, Talks given from 01/07/77 am to 10/07/77 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters
Zen : The Path of Paradox, Vol 3 Content : "Life, in every dimension, is paradoxical. So religion has to be paradoxical. If a religion is not paradoxical then it is just poor philosophy. Then it is just man-made, mind- created, just a theology—not religion." "Truth cannot be said, but can be shown," and Osho leaves no stone unturned along the path—Zen koans, the nature of Satori, the three Pillars of Zen, the Man of No Title, the Great Doubt. And the landscape is vividly peopled with outlandish figures—Joshua and his jokes, Chi Ch'ang, the master archer, Rinzai answering the questions and beating up the questioner. Meet Bankei, Bossui and Emperor Wu. Osho hits all the sacred cows and strips away all illusions. "Zen is looking for the spectacles that are sitting on your nose already." So, have a good belly laugh. Have a cup of tea!
Zen : The Quantum Leap From Mind to No-Mind
Talks given from 11/06/88 pm to 26/06/88 pm, English Discourse series, 15 Chapters, Year Published : 1988
Zen : The Quantum Leap From Mind to No-Mind Content : The quantum leap, according to Osho, is from mind to no-mind from ego-mind to inner consciousness. It is all that is needed for self-transformation and it can happen instantaneously. Osho speaking on Zen is a must for anyone who senses "there must be more to life than this." There is and Osho infuses it into our reality right here, in this small but potent book.
Zen : The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest
Talks given from 27/06/88 pm to 11/07/88 pm, English Discourse series, 15 Chapters, Year Published : 1988
Zen : The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest Content : In this series Osho takes us deeply into the mysteries of the inner world. He explains that the existence of the mind is peripheral and can only exist on the circumference of our consciousness. It is a fine instrument for outside inquiry, but inhibits the internal search. In those moments when we enter our being, it disappears. This is meditation.
Zen : The Special Transmission
Talks given from 01/07/80 am to 10/07/80 am, English Discourse series, 10 Chapters, Year Published : 1984
Zen : The Special Transmission Content : Osho describes the time of Zen as an era when simplicity of life was a cultural reality. Today, humanity is caught up in the mad complexity of the mind, and as never before, there is an urgent need to rediscover simplicity and innocence. He brings to life the inherent and timeless wisdom of traditional Zen stories. In alternate discourses anything goes in a question-and-response game between Osho and seekers as they pose questions such as: Can a woman really drive a man crazy? Why are you called'the sex guru'? I don't see any purpose in meditation...?
Zen : Zest, Zip, Zap and Zing
Talks given from 27/12/80 am to 10/01/81 am, English Discourse series, 15 Chapters, Year Published : 1981
Zen : Zest, Zip, Zap and Zing Content : Osho devotes this series of discourses entirely to responding to seekers' questions on a whole range of topics innocence, freedom, love, sex, compassion and women. He also expounds on his vision of India, and his personal "philousia" life, love and laughter. While these discourses were being delivered, one of Osho's most-loved disciples died. Osho speaks on the life and death of his disciple Swami Anand Vimalkirti, formerly Prince Welf of Hannover, who attained enlightenment at the moment of his death. The book includes many magnificent color photographs of Vimalkirti's death celebration.


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