ISBN/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.
Catching the First Principle
Greed Behind Greed Behind Greed
The Only One Who Has Not Talked
Go with the River
Beyond the Prism of the Mind
The Irrational Rationalist
The Song of Sound and Silence
The Profound and the Trivial
You-the Greatest Lie There Is
All Going Is Going Astray