A Bird on the Wing
Zen Anecdotes for Everyday LifeBook - 2013
This book is about the inner search and personal transformation, sharing insights that address our deepest question of life, introducing 11 teaching stories from different Zen masters. At the conclusion of each talk, Osho responds to questions from his international audience, providing direct guidance on matters of love, understanding, and ?the search.” The body and the soul are discussed as the two aspects of importance. Our bodies can be used to reach to the stars, but they must have strong roots here on Earth first. Osho highlights how one’s life can be transformed through integrating meditation into daily life. He also bypasses the rational mind and speaks directly to the heart. The Zen stories Osho uses illustrate the mysterious yet simple world of Zen, where any situation can be used to become more aware, more conscious, more alive.
Eleven classic anecdotes provide starting points to demonstrate the relevance of Zen to every aspect of 21st-century life. From the professor so full of his own ideas that he has no room for any new learning, to the monastery cook who solves a koan by kicking over a jug of water, readers will see themselves, their friends, and even modern-day celebrities and politicians reflected in the characters who populate these fascinating Zen stories. In each chapter, following the discussion of the story at hand, Osho responds to questions from his audience about matters of love, life, relationships, and the search.” Throughout the book he emphasizes the importance both of honoring our "roots" in the simple pleasures of everyday life, and nourishing the "wings" that allow us to experience our connection with that which is universal, transcendent, and eternal.
Publisher: New York : Osho Media International, an imprint of Osho International, 
Branch Call Number: 294.34 OSHO
Characteristics: vii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm