In these delightful and playful talks, Osho introduces the mystery, the wonder and the emptiness that is Zen. He uses the poverty of one of the most outrageous Zen masters, Ikkyu, to show the ways and methods a Zen master uses to permanently transform, rather than simply inform.
Osho and Ikkyu’s whole message is about how to experience the essence of emptiness: that blissful state of no-mind where all old conditionings are gone and man is free just to be himself. As Osho speaks of Ikkyu and answers people’s questions, he is also speaking of himself. As he speaks of who Ikkyu is, he reveals more about himself.
“A Zen man is a natural man. His life has no ulterior motive, no goal. All control disappears; freedom is born.”
“These words of Ikkyu describes the Buddhist approach profoundly. Listen to Ikkyu’s song. Accept this emptiness and the fear of death will disappear like a moth. When you find the flame of love burning bright – be a moth!”