The Original Man
Talks on Zen
In het boek “The Original Man” zegt Osho dat je door de oorspronkelijke mens in jezelf te vinden, in feite alles vindt wat het ontdekken waard is. In deze serie toespraken traceert Osho Zen vanaf de vroege dagen met Bodhidarma in China door een opeenvolging van Zen meesters en dichters.
Hij vertelt anekdotes over de Zen meesters terwijl hij toont dat hun schijnbaar absurde uitspraken en acties actuele methodes zijn om mensen uit hun spirituele slaap te wekken. En hij vraagt je om niet op zijn woorden af te gaan, maar dit voor jezelf te gaan ervaren. – deze talks gaan niet over Zen, ze zijn Zen.
“De originele mens heeft de constante aandacht van Zen. In je binnenste wezen heeft zich geen stof van buitenaf verzameld, geen gedachte is in staat om daar binnen te dringen. Het is daar zo puur en schoon als altijd: Het wordt daar nooit oud, het wordt nooit onecht: het heeft van nature frisheid.” Osho
The Original Man, Uit Talk 7
Zen is Love
“Anando, it is a great moment of rejoicing that finally Basui has come home.
“Old habits die hard. He is now a master, but here and there, a few pieces from before, from when he was just a teacher, are still present. Now they can be avoided, or they can be given the right direction. But the man has arrived. He has started speaking out of his own experience. He is no longer a parrot.
“To be a parrot is so easy, just to repeat somebody else, to be an echo. But to be a master needs a steel spine – to be oneself and to be utterly aware so that nothing enters and pollutes your purity. The master is perhaps the most miraculous, the most magical phenomenon in existence.”
“He knows and he cannot say he knows. He is and he goes on saying that he has disappeared. He discovers the buddha in himself, perfect – but he has to say that he has become a buddha. But nobody becomes a buddha. It is not some kind of graduation, education, discipline or practice. But the difficulty of the master is that he has to use words that you can understand.
“But now I can see and I will tell you where the points are which make me certain about Basui. Although he has been long away, falling and rising, moving on this way or that way – his night has been long and dark – finally he has reached to the sunrise. It is light all over.
“The moment you are enlightened, the whole existence is enlightened. And even if old habits are there, your new experience will express itself from nooks and corners of your old habits. It is just like a house which is dark and suddenly you bring a light inside. The walls may hide that the house has light now, but the windows, even the closed windows will show that that light has arrived. The house is no longer dark.
“The situation is similar in the case of a teacher. An innocent man moves very easily into masterhood, because for him to be a disciple is a very simple and spontaneous act of love. But for the scholar it is difficult, and the more profound his scholarship is, the harder it is for him to even think that anybody else can know more than he knows – and he knows nothing. All that he considers knowledge is just crammed by the memory. Somebody else may have experienced it, but he is just a repetition. He is not the original man. I was hoping that some day Basui would say something that would reveal his splendor and his glory.
If you would free yourself of the sufferings of the six realms, you must learn the direct way to become a buddha.
“You have to remember that because of his profound scholarship, the statements are mixed up.
“When he says, If you would free yourself of the sufferings of the six realms, you must learn the direct way to become a buddha, he is for the first time speaking of the direct way, the only one way, the way in.”