Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 5 The unity ofemptiness

CHAPTER 5

The unity of emptiness

25 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

WHEN THOUGHT OBJECTS VANISH, THE THINKING SUBJECT VANISHES, AS WHEN THE MIND VANISHES, OBJECTS VANISH. THINGS ARE OBJECTS BECAUSE OF THE SUBJECT; THE MIND IS SUCH BECAUSE OF THINGS. UNDERSTAND THE RELATIVITY OF THESE TWO AND THE BASIC REALITY: THE UNITY OF EMPTINESS. IN THIS EMPTINESS THE TWO ARE INDISTINGUISHABLE AND EACH CONTAINS IN ITSELF THE WHOLE WORLD. IF YOU DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN COARSE AND FINE YOU WILL NOT BE TEMPTED TO PREJUDICE AND OPINION. THE WORLD is there because of you ­ you create it, you are a creator.---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 4 Return to theroot

CHAPTER 4

Return to the root

24 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

TO RETURN TO THE ROOT IS TO FIND THE MEANING, BUT TO PURSUE APPEARANCES IS TO MISS THE SOURCE. AT THE MOMENT OF INNER ENLIGHTENMENT THERE IS A GOING BEYOND APPEARANCE AND EMPTINESS. THE CHANGES THAT APPEAR TO OCCUR IN THE EMPTY WORLD WE CALL REAL ONLY BECAUSE OF OUR IGNORANCE. DO NOT SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH; ONLY CEASE TO HOLD OPINIONS. DO NOT REMAIN IN THE DUALISTIC STATE; AVOID SUCH PURSUITS CAREFULLY. IF THERE IS A TRACE OF THIS AND THAT, THE RIGHT AND WRONG, THE MIND ESSENCE WILL BE LOST IN CONFUSION. ALTHOUGH ALL DUALITIES COME---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 3 Truth cannot besought

CHAPTER 3

Truth cannot be sought

23 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

TO DENY THE REALITY OF THINGS IS TO MISS THEIR REALITY; TO ASSERT THE EMPTINESS OF THINGS IS TO MISS THEIR REALITY. THE MORE YOU TALK AND THINK ABOUT IT, THE FURTHER ASTRAY YOU WANDER FROM THE TRUTH. STOP TALKING AND THINKING, AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KNOW. THE REALITY is always there waiting just near your heart, near your eyes, near your hands. You can touch it, you can feel it, you can live it ­ but you cannot think it. Seeing is possible, feeling is possible, touching is possible ­ but thinking is not---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 2 The way isperfect

CHAPTER 2

The way is perfect

22 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

WHEN THE DEEP MEANING OF THINGS IS NOT UNDERSTOOD THE MIND'S ESSENTIAL PEACE IS DISTURBED TO NO AVAIL. THE WAY IS PERFECT LIKE VAST SPACE WHERE NOTHING IS LACKING AND NOTHING IS IN EXCESS. INDEED, IT IS DUE TO OUR CHOOSING TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THAT WE DO NOT SEE THE TRUE NATURE OF THINGS. LIVE NEITHER IN THE ENTANGLEMENTS OF OUTER THINGS, NOR IN INNER FEELINGS OF EMPTINESS. BE SERENE WITHOUT STRIVING ACTIVITY IN THE ONENESS OF THINGS AND SUCH ERRONEOUS VIEWS WILL DISAPPEAR BY THEMSELVES. WHEN YOU TRY TO STOP ACTIVITY TO ACHIEVE---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 10 No Yesterday, No tomorrow, Notoday

CHAPTER 10

No Yesterday, No tomorrow, No today

30 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

EMPTINESS HERE, EMPTINESS THERE, BUT THE INFINITE UNIVERSE STANDS ALWAYS BEFORE YOUR EYES. INFINITELY LARGE AND INFINITELY SMALL; NO DIFFERENCE, FOR DEFINITIONS HAVE VANISHED AND NO BOUNDARIES ARE SEEN. SO TOO WITH BEING AND NON-BEING. DON'T WASTE TIME IN DOUBTS AND ARGUMENTS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. ONE THING, ALL THINGS: MOVE AMONG AND INTERMINGLE, WITHOUT DISTINCTION. TO LIVE IN THIS REALIZATION IS TO BE WITHOUT ANXIETY ABOUT NON-PERFECTION. TO LIVE IN THIS FAITH IS THE ROAD TO NON-DUALITY, BECAUSE---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 1 The GreatWay

CHAPTER 1

The Great Way

21 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

THE GREAT WAY IS NOT DIFFICULT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO PREFERENCES. WHEN LOVE AND HATE ARE BOTH ABSENT EVERYTHING BECOMES CLEAR AND UNDISGUISED. MAKE THE SMALLEST DISTINCTION, HOWEVER, AND HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE SET INFINITELY APART. IF YOU WISH TO SEE THE TRUTH THEN HOLD NO OPINION FOR OR AGAINST. THE STRUGGLE OF WHAT ONE LIKES AND WHAT ONE DISLIKES IS THE DISEASE OF THE MIND. WE WILL BE ENTERING the beautiful world of a Zen Master's no-mind. Sosan is the third Zen Patriarch. Nothing much is known about him ­ this is as it should be,---OSHO NAMAN

Hidden Mysteries Chapter 6 Astrology A Door toReligiousness

CHAPTER 6

Astrology: A Door to Religiousness

10 July 1971 pm in Woodlands, Bombay, India

It is necessary that some matters be understood. First, it is necessary to know that from a scientific point of view the whole solar family is born out of the sun. The moon, Mars, Jupiter, and the rest of the planets, including this earth, are all organic parts of the sun. Slowly, life on earth came into being ­ from plants to man. Man is an organic part of the earth; the earth is an organic part of the sun. It is like a mother who has a daughter, who in turn also has a daughter, and in all three of them---OSHO NAMAN

Hidden Mysteries Chapter 5 Astrology The Science of CosmicOneness

CHAPTER 5

Astrology: The Science of Cosmic Oneness

9 July 1971 pm in Woodlands, Bombay, India

Astrology is perhaps the most ancient subject and also in a way the most tabooed. It is the most ancient because as far back as we have been able to investigate the history of mankind, astrology has been in existence. Astrological inscriptions have been found on bone remnants from the Sumerian civilization which existed twenty-five thousand years before Jesus. Bone remnants have been discovered with astrological inscriptions and with an outline of the moon's orbit in the sky. But in India this science---OSHO NAMAN

Hidden Mysteries Chapter 4 The Transformative Power of Idol Worship, Mantras, Music andDance

CHAPTER 4

The Transformative Power of Idol Worship, Mantras, Music and Dance

16 June 1971 pm in Woodlands, Bombay, India

Dr. Frank Rudolf spent his whole life with some primitive tribes of the Amazon doing research on a very strange phenomenon. I would like to tell you about it so that you can understand more easily what idol worship was meant for. Most primitive communities have known for a long time of a particular process. Rudolf studied this and reached surprising conclusions. Certain primitive tribes believe that it is possible to make a person suffer from a particular disease through a---OSHO NAMAN

Hidden Mysteries Chapter 3 The Occult Science of the ThirdEye

CHAPTER 3

The Occult Science of the Third Eye

12 June 1971 pm in Woodlands, Bombay, India

Before I tell you about the vermillion or sandal paste mark, I would like to tell you about two events. It will make things easier for you to understand. Both of them are historical facts. In the 1888 a person named Ramanujan was born in a poor Brahmin family in South India. He became a very famous mathematician. He could not study much, but still his genius in mathematics was unique. Many well educated mathematicians have earned a name because of their training and guidance from others for a number of---OSHO NAMAN