Talks on the Faith Mind of Sosan
There is little known about the ancient Zen master, Sosan, yet with very few words he has revealed how a river finds its course, how a seeker finds his path without knowing. Step by step, Osho unlocks the meaning within Sosan’s verses, revealing the individual, tangible maps contained within every seeker of truth. Through this book the reader can be awakened to sense his own way forward.
This is not a guide book filled with instructions on which turns to take, which decisions to make. It is a book in which Osho skillfully uses words to carve a path into the heart of meditation – a phenomenal journey that begins with the words on a page and ends in the most profound silence of The Book of Nothing: Hsin Hsin Ming.
"Sosan’s book is so small, just like Isa Upanishad, and far more significant. When I say that my heart breaks, because I would like Isa to be the ultimate book, but what can I do? – Sosan has defeated it. Tears come to my eyes because Isa is defeated, and also because Sosan is victorious”.
Osho, Books I Have Loved
Chapter 1: The Great Way Is Not Difficult
Chapter 2: The Way Is Perfect
Chapter 3: Stop Talking and Thinking
Chapter 4: To Return to the Root
Chapter 5: The Unity of Emptiness
Chapter 6: Strive to No Goals
Chapter 7: All Dreams Must Cease
Chapter 8: Life in True Faith
Chapter 9: Not Two
Chapter 10: No Yesterday, No Tomorrow, No Today
All positive emotions and positive attitudes are dynamos of energy; they create more energy, they never drain you. If you are happy, suddenly the whole world flows towards you with energy, the whole world laughs with you. And people are right in their proverbs if they say: "When you laugh, the whole world laughs with you. When you weep, you weep alone." It is true, it is absolutely true.
When you are positive the whole existence goes on giving you more, because when you are happy the whole existence is happy with you. You are not a burden, you are a flower; you are not a rock, you are a bird. The whole existence feels happy about you.
When you are like a rock, sitting dead with your sadness, nursing your sadness, nobody is with you. Nobody can be with you. There simply comes a gap between you and the life. Then whatsoever you are doing, you have to depend on your energy source. It will be dissipated, you are wasting your energy, you are being drained by your own nonsense.
But one thing is there, that when you are sad and negative you will feel more ego. When you are happy, blissful, ecstatic, you will not feel the ego. When you are happy and ecstatic there is no I, and the other disappears. You are bridged with existence, not broken apart – you are together.