Bodhidharma: The Greatest Zen Master by Osho
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You can't clarify what sweetness is to the fellow who hasn't ever tasted candies. you could deliver all of your articulateness, yet you can't clarify an easy factor, sweetness. the single means is to supply him a few candies. Thats what the masters were doing all alongside. instead of telling you what sweetness is, they give it to you to flavor. They themselves are providing, their very own presence so you might flavor it. Osho
Bodhidharma is called because the twenty sixth Patriarch within the line emanating from Gautam Buddha. even if, as Osho says, he indicates even better flights than Buddhawho wouldn't settle for any woman disciplesas his grasp used to be the enlightened lady, Pragyatara.
Buddhism had entered china 600 years past, and now Pragyatara suggested Bodhidharma to head there and to go on Buddhas crucial message of enlightenment. the sooner messengers of Buddhas teachings had had an excellent effect at the humans of China, yet none have been enlightened. It was once now time for the style of consciousness, of Awakening, to be handed on.
Osha dissects those 3 volumes of notes from Bodhiddharmas disciples intimately, declaring the place, and the way, the disciples minds have are available to distort the message of this Buddhaan woke up one.
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Osho is a revolution, inspiring hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide along with his method of the technology of internal transformation. but in his personal phrases, he says, i'm not anyone. I dont belong to any country, I dont belong to political get together. i'm easily someone, the best way lifestyles created me.
His books and audiobooks are overseas bestsellers and canopy a rare diversity of subject matters from the knowledge of the phrases mystics to intensely own questions on the interior search.
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Bodhidharmas assertion is, buddhas dont shop buddhas. he's announcing you're all buddhas no matter if you recognize it or no longer, an
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He is utterly relaxed. Here Bodhidharma comes to his height when he says: A BUDDHA ISN'T A BUDDHA. Now this will be very difficult for people to understand -- particularly those whose minds are prejudiced by so many religions in the world. A BUDDHA ISN'T A BUDDHA. It has to be understood, because it is so significant that if you miss it, you will miss everything. Just take a few instances; perhaps that may help. A child who is just born is utterly innocent. But do you know or do you think he is aware that he is innocent?
They are not his statements. A man like Bodhidharma cannot say such rubbishy things. PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND AND THINK THEY CAN DO SO WITHOUT STUDY ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM THOSE DELUDED SOULS WHO CAN'T TELL WHITE FROM BLACK. These are the disciple's notes. He is again emphasizing the fact of studying. You all know people of great learning, great knowledge, but in whom deep down, there is no light; they don't radiate a blissfulness. In fact, their studies make them serious. Rather than making them light, they make them burdened.
But who should translate it except Rabindranath himself? Who could be a better translator? So he translated it, but he was still hesitant. F. Andrews -- a great scholar and very influential, a world famous figure -- to go through the translations because he could also understand Bengali. He was living in Bengal as a missionary; he was working amongst Bengalis and had learned their language. So he was the right person to go through the translation and to look at the original. He approved the whole book except at four points, just four words scattered through the book.