Zen: The Path of Paradox Paperback – Sep 12 2003
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Praise for Osho: "[Osho's] position as an important mystic and philosopher is supported by an international following and host of publications. His work is that of all great religious leaders--bringing God to man...Osho's lively appeal: jokes, limericks, verse and tales, combined with traditional religious themes."
About the Author
Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. He is the author of many books, including Love, Freedom, Aloneness; The Book of Secrets; and Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder.
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"Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand - relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it" p 37.
Despite some bad press, Osho was a truly great teacher, and this is one of only a handful of indispensible books on Zen. If I had to choose just one, this would be it.
[Kudos too to St Martins Press. All the books by Osho (St Martins Griffin) are a joy to read - just the right size, stay open on the page and are beautifully produced.]
He gets the meaning of Zen right, so probably it is not such a bit deal, but he says a lot of silly things too.
Perfectly Zen, maybe.
The lucidity of the prose is striking and is interspersed with little stories and anecdotes that add a touch a humor (so very missing in other books on this complex and paradoxical topic). All in all this is a terrific read, that'll launch you into Zen with a real hope of touching and experiencing the paradox.
"What do you do when it is hot?"
Then another question.
"What do you do when it is cold?"
"Shiver." The Zen Master responded.
It is that easy! This book is excellent in bringing the point home of immediacy. No need for past or future....living NOW...and only NOw. This Osho book is exquisitely written and reading is very easy! Better than any Suzuki book!