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Finger Pointing to the Moon

Finger Pointing to the Moon
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Talks on the Adhyatma Upanishad

 

These seventeen talks on the Adhyatma Upanishad were given at a meditation camp at Mount Abu, Rajasthan. Of the Upanishads, Osho says, "They are not religious scriptures. They are poetic expressions of those who have known."

 

They are not Hindu, they are not Buddhist, they are not Jaina; they don’t belong to any religion. They are the experiences of individuals sitting at the feet of their master – and when the experience overwhelmed them they danced, they sang, they uttered strange statements. And these were not made by their minds; it was almost as if they were just hollow bamboos. Existence has made them flutes; it was existence itself singing a song.That’s why no Upanishad carries the name of its writer."

 

Chapter Titles
 
1: The Divine Is You
2: We Are In It!
3: The Witness and the Illusion
4: Reflections in a Mirror
5: Let Go and Fly
6: Life Is an Opportunity
7: You Are the Knot
8: Realize the Fruits
9: "That" – The Universal Religion
10: The Four Steps
11: The Soul's Thirst
12: Die to the Future
13: Sweet Fruits
14: To Fly Is Your Birthright
15: Wake Up! This Is a Dream
16: Only This Is
17: I Am This!
 
Excerpt from: Finger Pointing to the Moon, Chapter 1
 
"This Upanishad is a direct encounter with spirituality. There are no doctrines in it; there are only experiences of the fulfilled ones. In it there is no discussion of that which is born out of curiosity or inquisitiveness, no. In it there are hints to those who are full of longing for liberation from those who have already attained liberation."
 
Chapter 11:
 
"Listening to these teachings from the master, the disciple became enlightened…
What is stated in this sutra is not only difficult to understand, it may appear impossible to us. How can one become enlightened just by listening? Our logical minds cannot understand it. If listening has really happened it is not impossible, but because we do not know how to listen, it appears impossible that just by listening the disciple became enlightened.
 
"Let us first understand this before we enter into the sutra. There is one fundamental difference between the present era of science and the era when the Upanishads were born. In those days when the Upanishads were born the basis of the mind was trust. Now the basis of the mind is doubt. In those days trust was as natural as doubt is natural today. The mind has undergone a revolutionary change. With the birth of science, doubt has gained a sort of dignity. Why? Because science is born out of doubt.
 
"Science only doubts. Right doubt is the key for the development of science. Scientific facts can be discovered only if one goes on doubting. Doubt is a process of discovering the truths of science.
 
"When the discoveries of science started becoming useful to man, when it spread all over from the smallest needle to the atom bomb, science started acquiring prestige. And when it became impossible for man to live without science and science began to win in all fields and its victory flag began to flutter in the material world, naturally doubt also acquired prestige, because science is born out of doubt." Osho
 
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:
 
Sky... life... experience... listening... action... others... bliss... mahavira... marpa... vayu...

 

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