As a nobody, I am alive

Osho left his body on 19th January 1990. This day is celebrated as Osho’s Mahaparinirvana Day. The term “Mahaparinirvana” is derived from the Buddhist term “Nirvana”. Nirvana means enlightenment. Nirvana means a Buddha is in…

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Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen

Hyakujo (also known by the name Pai-chang Huai-hai and Baizhang Huaihai) was a Zen Master who lived in China in the 8th century. Hyakujo is credited with introducing the first truly independent Chan Monasteries (Chan…

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You are Your Own Master

IT SEEMS THAT NOTHING EVER REALLY DROPS AWAY. SUDDENLY IT IS GONE, BUT JUST AS SUDDENLY IT IS BACK AGAIN. IT ALL SEEMS LIKE A MAGIC TRICK. … A very meaningful question, with tremendous implications…

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Zen is Pure Essence

Maneesha, the deeper I look into Zen, the more things become crystal clear. One thing is its absolute uniqueness in the world of religions. In comparison to Zen, all the religions look like entertainment. Formal…

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Be authentically yourself

You cannot imitate a religious person. If you imitate, it will be a pseudo-religion, false, insincere. How can you imitate me? And if you imitate, how can you be true to yourself? You will become…

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Love is Rejoicing!

06th January is the birthday of the poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. Born in 1883 in Lebanon, Gibran grew up in Boston after his family immigrated to the US in 1895. His poetry, parables and…

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Take the jump!

YOU SAID THERE IS NO NEED TO TAKE SHORTCUTS. ARE NOT YOUR MEDITATIONS SHORTCUTS? BECAUSE YOU SAID EARLIER THAT YOUR MEDITATIONS ARE FOR TAKING AN IMMEDIATE JUMP. The immediate jump is the longest way. Because…

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