At the present time, humanity is stuck up within the mad complexity of the brain and there's an pressing have to rediscover simplicity and innocence. the following, modern mystic Osho brings to lifestyles the inherent and undying knowledge of conventional Zen tales, exhibiting that Zen is a manner of dissolving philosophical difficulties, now not of fixing them — a fashion of having rid of philosophy, simply because philosophy is a type of neurosis. Zen is for these clever sufficient to appreciate the constraints of the mind and able to realize the importance of instinct on this planet of mysticism.
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CRIED ONE OF EISAI'S DISCIPLES, 'THAT'S SACRILEGE! ' 'SACRILEGE? BAH! I HAVE MERELY PUT THE BUDDHA'S MIND, WHICH IS FULL OF LOVE AND MERCY, TO USE, SO TO SPEAK. ' MEDITATION is a flower and compassion is its fragrance. Exactly like that it happens. The flower blooms and the fragrance spreads on the winds in all directions, to be carried to the very ends of earth. But the basic thing is the blooming of the flower. Man is also carrying a potentiality for flowering within him. Until and unless the inner being of man flowers, the fragrance of compassion is not possible.
In Japan they make wooden Buddhas. ' The priest said, 'You seem to be mad! Don't you see what you have done? It was a Buddha statue. You have burnt Buddha! The Master looked in the fire, which was disappearing, and poked the fire with a stick. ' He said, 'I am trying to find the bones of the Buddha. The priest said, 'You are certainly mad. It is a wooden Buddha. ' Of course, he had to be thrown out of the temple immediately. This man was dangerous. When he was being thrown out he said, 'What are you doing throwing a live Buddha out?
Relax, don't fight. Accept. The belief in God is not needed. In fact, the word 'belief' is ugly. It does not show trust, it does not show faith -- belief is almost the very opposite of faith. The word 'belief' comes from a root 'lief' -- 'lief' means to desire, to wish. Now let me explain it to you. ' What exactly are you saying? ' But you don't know. If you know, there is no question of belief. Do you believe in the trees here? Do you believe in the sun which arises every morning? Do you believe in the stars?