In this series of talks, Osho introduces his audience to Zen, with its emphasis on being alert and attentive to the simplest acts of ordinary life as a way to experience meditation. He reminds his listeners that the most profound insights into the nature of reality are found in moments when we are—by accident or intention—free from our usual patterns, habits and expectations. Zen stories serve as a starting point for several talks in the series, illuminating the nature of that rare and precious human capacity to transcend the limits of the rational mind. In alternating talks, Osho responds to questions from listeners about how these insights can be applied to everyday challenges and life concerns.
For more than 35 years, Osho, a contemporary mystic, met with international audiences and addressed both the timeless and timely concerns of individuals seeking a greater understanding of themselves and their world. His talks were recorded live, have been remastered in high-quality MP3 sound, and are published here in their original series format.
“There are no lessons in Zen. Zen is not a teaching but a device to awaken you. It is not information, it is not knowledge. It is a method to shake you up, to wake you up.” – Osho