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A Watchman

Osho on Baal Shem Born in 1698 in Poland, Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer known as the Baal Shem Tov or as the Besht, was a Jewish mystic and healer who is regarded as the founder of Hasidic Judaism. “Besht” is the acronym for Baal Shem Tov, which…

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Become a Lighted Flame

Zen Master Ummon, one of the most eloquent of the Zen Masters, lived from 864 – 949 CE. He founded the Yunmen school, one of the five major schools of Chinese Zen. Ummon was renowned…

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Confusion is my Method

AT TIMES YOU SEEM TO INTEND TO CONFUSE US ABOUT LOVE AND MEDITATION. SOMETIMES YOU STRESS THE ULTIMATE FUTILITY OF LOVE BUT ON OTHER OCCASIONS YOU PRONOUNCE MEDITATION AS BEING USELESS. AND SOMETIMES YOU SAY…

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Confucius: Father of Communism

Osho on Confucius 28th September is the birthday of a very influential philosopher Confucius. His philosophy permeates both religion and politics in China making him one of the most influential figures in human history. Born…

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Tozan: Living in the Moment

Osho on Tozan Tozan, also spelled as Dongshan, was a Chan Buddhist monk of ninth-century China. He founded the Caodong school which was transmitted to Japan in the thirteenth century by Dogen and developed into the Soto school of Zen. Tozan is also…

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Kyozan: A True Man of Zen

Osho on Kyozan Born in Shaozhou in the south (in modern Guangdong Province), Kyozan became a novice at a young age, and while still a teenager he became determined to follow the Zen path, and…

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Master: A Catalytic Agent

Śāriputra was one of the closest disciples of the Buddha. He is considered the first of the Buddha’s two chief male disciples, together with Maudgalyāyana. Śāriputra had a key leadership role in the sangha of the Buddha and…

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Disciple: An Absolute Surrender

Osho on Master-Disciple Relationship BELOVED MASTER, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DISCIPLE? Prem Samadhi, it is one of the most delicate mysteries. No definition is possible of a disciple, but a few hints…

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Revolution is No, Rebellion is Yes

Birthday of Ivan the Terrible 25th August is the birthday of the Grand Prince of Moscow. He was the first to be proclaimed tsar of Russia.  The title tsar was derived from the Latin title caesar and was translated by Ivan’s contemporaries…

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Faith: Love with Reverence

Osho on Bayazid Born in 804 CE, Bayazid Bistami was a PersianSufi from north-central Iran. Known to future Sufis as Sultān-ul-Ārifīn (“King of the Gnostics”), Bistami is considered to be one of the expositors of the state of fana the notion of…

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