The Essence of Zen

Osho on Jewish Mystic 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…

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Bodhidharma: A Simple Man of Action

Osho on Enlightened Master Bodhidharma Bodhidharma was a Buddhist Enlightened Master who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Buddhism to China. According to Chinese legend, he also began…

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Master: A Death and a Resurrection

Osho on Guru Purnima Celebration Guru Purnima is a sacred day of the Hindu-Buddhist-Jain spiritual traditions. It is marked as an occasion when disciple express gratitude and reverence to their Guru (Master). The full moon…

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Two Traps of the Mind

Birthday of German Novelist Franz Kafka Born on 3 July 1883, Franz Kafka was a German-Czech novelist and short story writer who became a prominent author figure of the early 20th century, primarily after his…

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