Osho on Zen Gardens – A Zen garden is a beauty which no other garden in the world can be compared with… suddenly a pond, suddenly old rocks, trees growing in their own way; it is more a forest than a garden. The forest has something of godliness, the garden is too sophisticated.
Osho on Truth Buddha and God – Buddha himself never believed in any god
Osho on Truth and God – Buddha himself never believed in any god. Buddha has some tremendous beauty around him, some inexplicable grace. And it became possible only because he never believed in the stupid idea of god.
Osho on Upanishads and Zen – Zen is an arduous path, a hard and long way
Osho on Upanishads and Zen – Zen is an arduous path, a hard and long way. But it is up to you – there are people who love to go the hard way. The simple way does not appeal to them; the hard way is exciting. Upanishad is not a hard way.
Osho on Zen Tea Ceremony and Ikkyu – The way tea is served in a Zen monastery is sacred
Osho on Zen Tea Ceremony – The tea ceremony is a religious phenomenon; it is not something mundane. The way you drink tea is a mundane thing. The way tea is served in a Zen monastery is sacred.
Osho – Why do Zen monks have to have been living near their masters for Years
Osho on Zen Monks living with Zen Masters for years – Because of their stupidities. You can be enlightened in a single minute; you can wait for forty years. It depends how gross you are. The Master is just a presence. You can partake of him.
Osho on Samurai warriors – Zen temples teaching judo, jujitsu and wrestling
Osho on Samurai warriors – In Japan they tried to create a different type of person – they called him a samurai. He was a monk and also a warrior. They also teach jujitsu and judo and the arts of wrestling, swordsmanship and archery.