Osho - And The Flowers Showered (Discourses on Zen)

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Osho - And The Flowers Showered (Discourses on Zen)

Osho, «And The Flowers Showered»
ISBN: 81-7261-002-5 | PDF | 173 Pages | 1 Mb
Discourses on Zen


SUBHUTI WAS ONE OF BUDDHA'S DISCIPLES. HE WAS ABLE TO
UNDERSTAND THE POTENCY OF EMPTINESS – THE VIEWPOINT THAT
NOTHING EXISTS EXCEPT IN ITS RELATIONSHIP OF SUBJECTIVITY
AND OBJECTIVITY.
ONE DAY, WHEN SUBHUTI WAS SITTING UNDER A TREE IN A MOOD
OF SUBLIME EMPTINESS, FLOWERS BEGAN TO FALL AROUND HIM.
'WE ARE PRAISING YOU FOR YOUR DISCOURSE ON EMPTINESS,' THE
GODS WHISPERED TO HIM. 'BUT I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF
EMPTINESS,' SAID SUBHUTI. 'YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF
EMPTINESS, WE HAVE NOT HEARD EMPTINESS,' RESPONDED THE
GODS. 'THIS IS TRUE EMPTINESS.'
AND BLOSSOMS SHOWERED UPON SUBHUTI LIKE RAIN.

Yes, it happens. It is not a metaphor, it is a fact – so don't take this story
metaphorically. It is literally true… because the whole of existence feels
happy, blissful, ecstatic when even one individual soul achieves the ultimate.
We are part of the whole and the whole is not indifferent to you, cannot be. How can a mother be indifferent to a child – her own child? It is
impossible. When the child grows the mother also grows with him. When the
child is happy the mother is also happy with him. When the child dances,
something in the mother also dances. When the child is ill the mother is ill.
When the child is miserable the mother is miserable… because they are not
two, they are one. Their hearts beat in a rhythm.
The whole is your mother. The whole is not indifferent to you. Let this
truth penetrate as deeply as possible in your heart, because even this
awareness that the whole feels happy with you will change you. Then you are
not alienated, then you are not a foreigner here. Then you are not a homeless
wanderer, then this is a HOME. And the whole mothers you, cares about you,
loves you. So it is natural that when somebody becomes a buddha, when
somebody reaches the ultimate peak, the whole existence dances, the whole
existence sings, the whole existence celebrates. Literally true it is. It is not a
metaphor, remember; otherwise you will miss the whole point.
Blossoms shower, and then they go on showering – they never stop.
The blossoms that showered for Buddha are still showering. The blossoms
that showered for Subhuti are still showering…



Chapters:

1. Flower shower 2
2. The Brash Student 17
3. The temper 32
4. What is The Way?48
5. Is He Dead? 64
6. The art of archery 81
7. Temple fire 96
8. Tozan's five pounds 111
9. Deaf, dumb, and Blind 125
10.Seeing double 145
11. Not mind, not buddha, not things 159




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