The Chinese master Yoka Daishi was said to have been in a state of perfect repose while walking, standing, sitting and lying down. According to legend, he attained complete realization in one night, and was called: “master of the enlightenment attained in one night.”
Osho describes Yoka as a Zen master of great skill; his words being tremendously beautiful, yet uncompromising. His deep respect and compassion for the individual is such that he wants you to wake up now; he shatters all your dreams. Osho walks hand in hand with Yoka’s insistence that the man of Zen is extraordinary in his ordinariness: he walks in Zen, he sits in Zen.
In combining Yoka’s sutras with personal questions from seekers, Osho’s responses are uniquely tailored, travelling like razor-sharp arrows to the heart of the questioner.
Thus he brings alive the ancient Zen master’s words that can only be heard with a deep love for truth and the courage to go through radical transformation.
Osho is an Indian mystic and philosopher. He has spoken on major spiritual traditions including Jainism, Hinduism, Hassidism, Tantrism, Christianity, Buddhism, on a variety of Eastern and Western mystics and on sacred scriptures such as the Upanishads.
“Zen has both the beauty of Buddha and the beauty of Lao Tzu; it is the child of both. Such a meeting has never happened before or since.”
|Title:||Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen|
|Publisher:||Jaico Publishing House|
|Number Of Pages:||344 pages|
|Place of Publication:||India|
|Release date:||2022-11-15 00:00:00 +0530|