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Of the ultimate realization of Zen, Osho says, "Suddenly you become aware of a music that has always surrounded you… Your heart throbs in the same rhythm as the heart of the whole." This essential Zen reader also dips into a number of other themes - cowardice, boredom and restlessness, recognition and rejection, maturity, and moving from the non-essential to the essential. ...more
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Published March 15th 2011 by Osho Media (first published 1977)
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Bhakta Kishor
Zen is not a philosophy at all. To approach Zen as if it is a philosophy is to begin in a wrong way from the very beginning. A philosophy is something of the mind; Zen is totally beyond the mind. Zen is the process of going above the mind, far away from the mind; it is the process of transcendence, of surpassing the mind. You cannot understand it by the mind, mind has no function in it. Zen is a state of no-mind, that has to be remembered.

To understand Zen you need not make a philosophical
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Kunaal Desai
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Osho... Refreshing as always...
J. Maximilian Jarrett II
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Sound of the Wind in the trees. The Sound of Music. The Sound of Silence. All is one is all. Awareness.Zen mind, beginners’ mind. Knowledge. Truth. Freedom. Power. “Enough for today”.
Quicksilver Quill
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Osho’s talks on Zen are some of his most illuminating and entertaining, and Ancient Music in the Pines is another nice addition to the series. Looking at a handful of Zen parables, Osho elucidates the subtle qualities of Zen that lead to a state of no-mind and emptiness.

Of note were his discussions of the left and right brain, meditation, and paravritti, a sort of inward turning of energy that helps one to achieve insight and clarity. The parables included are short yet entertaining, including
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Nandhini Kumanan
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Of the few philosophical books i hv read , this was not boring enough to be completed! osho keeps stressing on the need to be aware and present in life & not to be ruled over by mind ! i am trying to practice a few but it involves tremendous effort with the kind of chaotic mind we humans have these days! A good soothing read !
Deepak Imandi
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Osho hints that being aware and living with spontaneity and totality is enlightenment. There are some outstanding anecdotes and career related advice given so that even a layman reading the book can perfectly comprehend the message. A blissful read :)
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Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain, 11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990) and latter rebranded as Osho was leader of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic.

In the 1960s he traveled throughout India as a public speaker and was a vocal critic of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi, and Hindu religious orthodoxy.

Rajneesh emphasized the
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“When energy turns in—what Buddha calls paravritti, the coming back of your energy to the source—suddenly clarity is attained. Then you can see clouds a thousand miles away, and then you can hear ancient music in the pines.” 5 likes
“It is only through silence that truth can be said, because it is only through silence that the truth is heard.” 3 likes
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