Osho – Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

Get ready and claim your inheritance

BELOVED OSHO,
ANYONE WHO GIVES UP THE TRANSCENDENT FOR THE MUNDANE, IN
ANY OF ITS MYRIAD FORMS, IS A MORTAL. A BUDDHA IS SOMEONE
WHO FINDS FREEDOM IN GOOD FORTUNE AND BAD. SUCH IS HIS
POWER, KARMA CAN’T HOLD HIM. NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF
KARMA, A BUDDHA TRANSFORMS IT. HEAVEN AND HELL ARE
NOTHING TO HIM. …IF YOU’RE NOT SURE, DON’T ACT. ONCE YOU
ACT, YOU WANDER THROUGH BIRTH AND DEATH AND REGRET
HAVING NO REFUGE ….. TO UNDERSTAND THIS MIND, YOU HAVE TO
ACT WITHOUT ACTING. ONLY THEN WILL YOU SEE THINGS FROM A
TATHAGATA’S PERSPECTIVE.

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Suchness is our self-nature

BELOVED OSHO,
THE BUDDHA SAID PEOPLE ARE DELUDED. THIS IS WHY WHEN THEY
ACT THEY FALL INTO THE RIVER OF ENDLESS REBIRTH. AND TRYING TO
GET OUT, THEY ONLY SINK DEEPER. AND ALL BECAUSE THEY DON’T
SEE THEIR NATURE. IF PEOPLE WEREN’T DELUDED, WHY ELSE WOULD
THEY ASK ABOUT SOMETHING RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM? NOT ONE OF
THEM UNDERSTANDS THE MOVEMENT OF HIS OWN HANDS AND FEET.

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Osho – Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

Understanding comes in mid-sentence

BELOVED OSHO,
IF YOU ENVISION A BUDDHA, A DHARMA OR A BODHISATTVA AND
CONCEIVE RESPECT FOR THEM, YOU RELEGATE YOURSELF TO THE
REALM OF MORTALS. IF YOU SEEK DIRECT UNDERSTANDING, DON’T
HOLD ONTO ANY APPEARANCE WHATSOEVER, AND YOU’LL SUCCEED.
I HAVE NO OTHER ADVICE. …DON’T CLING TO APPEARANCES, AND
YOU’LL BE OF ONE MIND WITH THE BUDDHA.
BUT WHY SHOULDN’T WE WORSHIP BUDDHAS AND BODHISATTVAS?

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Osho – Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

Buddhas don’t practice nonsense

BELOVED OSHO,
BUT SUPPOSE I DON’T SEE MY NATURE, CAN’T I STILL ATTAIN
ENLIGHTENMENT BY INVOKING BUDDHAS, RECITING SUTRAS, MAKING
OFFERINGS, OBSERVING PRECEPTS, PRACTICING DEVOTIONS, OR DOING
GOOD WORKS?
NO, YOU CAN’T.
AND WHY NOT?
IF YOU ATTAIN ANYTHING AT ALL IT’S CONDITIONAL, IT’S KARMIC. IT
RESULTS IN RETRIBUTION. IT TURNS THE WHEEL. AND AS LONG AS
YOU’RE SUBJECT TO BIRTH AND DEATH, YOU’LL NEVER ATTAIN
ENLIGHTENMENT. TO ATTAIN ENLIGHTENMENT YOU HAVE TO SEE
YOUR NATURE. UNLESS YOU SEE YOUR NATURE, ALL THIS TALK ABOUT
CAUSE AND EFFECT IS NONSENSE. BUDDHAS DON’T PRACTICE
NONSENSE. A BUDDHA IS FREE OF KARMA, FREE OF CAUSE AND
EFFECT. TO SAY HE ATTAINS ANYTHING AT ALL IS TO SLANDER A
BUDDHA. WHAT COULD HE POSSIBLY ATTAIN? EVEN FOCUSING ON A
MIND, A POWER, AN UNDERSTANDING OR A VIEW IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A
BUDDHA. A BUDDHA ISN’T ONE-SIDED. THE NATURE OF HIS MIND IS
BASICALLY EMPTY, NEITHER PURE NOR IMPURE. HE’S FREE OF
PRACTICE AND REALIZATION. HE’S FREE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.

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Osho – Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

Beyond this nature there’s no Buddha

BELOVED OSHO,
IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND BY YOURSELF, YOU’LL HAVE TO FIND A
TEACHER TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF LIFE AND DEATH. BUT UNLESS
HE SEES HIS NATURE, SUCH A PERSON ISN’T A TEACHER. EVEN IF HE
CAN RECITE THE TWELVEFOLD CANON, HE CAN’T ESCAPE THE WHEEL
OF BIRTH AND DEATH. HE SUFFERS IN THE THREE REALMS WITHOUT
HOPE OF RELEASE.

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Osho – Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

A pilgrimage to your own being

BELOVED OSHO,
BODHIDHARMA’S BLOODSTREAM SERMON
EVERYTHING THAT APPEARS IN THE THREE REALMS LEADS BACK TO
THE MIND. HENCE, BUDDHAS OF THE PAST AND FUTURE TEACH MIND
TO MIND WITHOUT BOTHERING ABOUT DEFINITIONS.
BUT IF THEY DON’T DEFINE IT, WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY MIND?
YOU ASK. THAT’S YOUR MIND. I ANSWER. THAT’S MY MIND. IF I HAD NO

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To seek nothing is bliss

BELOVED OSHO,
BODHIDHARMA’S OUTLINE OF PRACTICE
MANY ROADS LEAD TO THE PATH, BUT BASICALLY THERE ARE ONLY
TWO: REASON AND PRACTICE. TO ENTER BY REASON MEANS TO
REALIZE THE ESSENCE THROUGH INSTRUCTION AND TO BELIEVE THAT
ALL LIVING THINGS SHARE THE SAME TRUE NATURE, WHICH ISN’T
APPARENT BECAUSE IT’S SHROUDED BY SENSATION AND DELUSION.

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Osho Bodhidharma The Greatest Zen Master

Bodhidharma is saying: IF YOU ATTAIN ANYTHING AT ALL, IT’S CONDITIONAL, IT’S KARMIC. IT RESULTS IN RETRIBUTION. IT TURNS THE WHEEL. AND AS LONG AS YOU’RE SUBJECT TO BIRTH AND DEATH, YOU’LL NEVER ATTAIN ENLIGHTENMENT. Enlightenment has not to be an effect of some cause, not an effect of some practice, not an effect of some conditions that you have fulfilled. It has not to be an attainment, but only a discovery.

It is already there.

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Osho – Beyond Psychology

Watchfulness is the greatest magic

Question 1:

BELOVED OSHO,

WHEN I GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT, I AM SWEPT AWAY BY SUCH INCREDIBLY
SURREAL DREAMS THAT I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING SURPRISED I AM IN
MY SAME BED.

OSHO,

IS THERE A WAY TO CHANNEL THIS PHENOMENAL ENERGY THAT
GOES INTO DREAMING AT NIGHT, INTO WATCHFULNESS?

The phenomenon of dreaming and watchfulness are totally different things. Just try one thing: every night, going to sleep, while you are just half awake, half asleep, slowly going deeper into sleep, repeat to yourself, “I will be able to remember that it is a dream.”

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Osho – Beyond Psychology

Logic should serve love

Question 1:

BELOVED OSHO,

YOU TOLD A STORY ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE
TO UNDERSTAND:

A SEEKER IS LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS; HE IS TIRED AND THIRSTY. IT IS
NIGHT AND HE SEES A SILVER BOWL WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER
WHICH HE DRINKS AND THEN SLEEPS. IN THE MORNING LIGHT HE SEES
THAT THE BOWL WAS IN FACT A DIRTY OLD SKULL.

HE LAUGHED AND BECAME ENLIGHTENED.

WHAT DID HE SEE, OSHO?

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