Author: OshoPublisher: JaicoYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 280ISBN/UPC (if available): 817992128X
In The First Principle Osho captures the unique, colorful, seemingly-crazy spirit of Zen through talks on a collection of Zen stories-anecdotes of the often-bizarre interchanges between a master and disciple in the quest for truth.From these anecdotes, Osho distills Zen’s pragmatic essence for the reader and conveys an alive understanding of its message-the first principle. Authentic truth cannot be said with words, it can only be lived. Speaking to the contemporary, modern reader without robbing these old tales of their magic, charm and humor, Osho reminds us that You are the shrine for the first principle. So the only way is to go within. Turn in. That is what meditation is all about.In addition to commenting on these stories, Osho also answers questions and tells jokes on topics such as living with the contradictions of life, genuine longing as distinct from spiritual greed, maturity, and how one can be in an authoritative work role. He is constantly challenging us to discover greater self-awareness and consciousness from within.
CHAPTER 1Catching the First PrincipleCHAPTER 2Greed Behind Greed Behind GreedCHAPTER 3The Only One Who Has Not TalkedCHAPTER 4Go with the RiverCHAPTER 5Beyond the Prism of the MindCHAPTER 6The Irrational RationalistCHAPTER 7The Song of Sound and SilenceCHAPTER 8The Profound and the TrivialCHAPTER 9You-the Greatest Lie There IsCHAPTER 10All Going Is Going Astray