The First Principle

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Osho captures the unique, colorful, seemingly crazy spirit of Zen, through talks on Zen stories. He distills the essence of Zen and conveys an alive understanding of its message – that authentic truth cannot be said with words, it can only be lived.
The First Principle
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Osho captures the unique, colorful, seemingly crazy spirit of Zen, through talks on Zen stories. He distills the essence of Zen and conveys an alive understanding of its message – that authentic truth cannot be said with words, it can only be lived.

Excerpt from: The First Principle, Chapter 7
“Can’t you hear the silence of the trees? It is God, silent. In the birds he is singing, in the trees he is silent. Birds cannot exist without the trees, and let me tell you, the trees cannot exist without the birds either. The birds sing for the trees and the trees are silent for the birds, and there is a marriage. They are tied together. If trees disappear, birds will disappear. Kill all the birds of the world and one day you will see the trees are disappearing. Everything is intertwined, everything is interlinked. This is what we mean by the word ecology. Everything is together.
“It is God singing, it is God silent. Once you understand that God is both, then this highest possibility opens for you. This is the first principle: that you need not divide, all division is false. That you need not create any duality because existence is nondual. Because existence is one. “And all our misery is because we are divided. Why do you feel so thrilled when you are in love? What happens? Is the thrill just chemical, hormonal? No, it is not. The thrill is existential. When you are in love, at least with one person you feel to be one, at least with one person you have dropped duality, at least with one person you are no more separate, at least with one person the boundaries are not there; you have removed the boundaries. Two spaces have come so close they overlap. You feel so thrilled with love, so blissful with love because it is an experience of God, a very limited experience of course.
“And if it is so beautiful to be one with one person, how much more beautiful will it be to be one with the whole, to be one with all the persons, men and women, trees and birds and animals and the clouds and the mountains and the stars? How will it be? How much more beautiful? The beauty cannot be imagined, because the difference will not be only of quantity, it will be of quality. It will be utterly different.”
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Publisher Osho Media International
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