Seeds of Wisdom

120 Letters by Osho

Dit boek Seeds of Wisdom bevat een reeks brieven die Osho in vroegere tijd aan zijn discipel ma Anandmayee heeft geschreven.Seeds of WisdomHij maakte toen reizen door heel India om meditatiekampen te leiden en zijn mensen te vinden.
In het Nederlands zijn deze brieven verschenen onder de titel: Brieven van de Overkant.
Osho gebruikt voorvallen uit zijn dagelijks leven als startpunt of ter herinnering aan oude leerzame verhalen. Het geeft een intiem kijkje in Osho’s eigen leven en zijn zoektocht.

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Seeds of Wisdom is a collection of 120 personal letters written by Osho. These letters have a rare and beautiful quality as Osho recalls incidents from his own life, tells stories and parables and reflects on the nature of truth and the journey of a seeker.

“Infinite patience is essential. I see the gardener sowing seeds. He then puts manure in the soil, waters it and waits for the flowers to blossom. Flowers cannot be compelled to bloom. They need patience – love and patience.” Osho

Excerpt from: Seeds of Wisdom, Letter 112

“One night a traveler was staying at an inn. When he arrived there a few other travelers were just departing. Next morning when he was ready to depart, he saw some other travelers checking in. The guests at the inn Seeds of Wisdomwould come and go, but the host always remained there. A hermit saw this and asked if the same phenomenon was not happening with man every day.

“I also ask the same, and say that there is nothing greater in life than recognizing the guest and the host.

“The body-mind is an inn: the guests of thoughts, feelings and desires are visiting it. But something separate from the guests is also there – the host is also there. But who is this host? How to know this host?

“Buddha has said, “Stop!”– and this stopping itself is knowing it. Buddha’s full statement is: “This mad mind does not stop. If it can stop, that itself is enlightenment, that itself is nirvana.”

“As the mind stops, the host reveals himself. It is pure, eternal, wakeful consciousness. It is never born, it never dies. Neither is it bound nor is it liberated. It only is… and itsis-ness is supreme bliss.” Osho