The Grass Grows by Itself

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Osho discusses how Zen came into being and describes the remarkable people who spread it across the vastness of the Asian continent. This book contains great stories about Lao Tzu, Bodhidharma, Confucius, Bokuju and others. Osho's humor and insight give the reader a feeling of timelessness, as though the reader has come to Lao to ask about "the way," is being shocked by Bodhidharma's spontaneous totality or is being awakened by Seddyo's koan. And of course, Osho himself...a mystic's mystic!
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Read this book as PDF or create a free account at osho.com to read the book online.
Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
time period of Osho's original discourses/talks/letters
Feb 21, 1975 to Feb 28, 1975 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
8   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Grass Grows by Itself

Talks on Zen

Year of publication : 1976
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-072-7 (No printed ISBN on the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 239
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition December 1976. Copyright by Rajneesh Foundation, Poona, India.
Size : 220 x 146 x 27 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Compilation: Sw Anand Devesh
Editor: Ma Prem Veena
Acknowledgement is given to the following for the stories used in this book:
* Zen Buddhism - Peter Pauper Press
* Zen: Poems, Prayers, Sermons, Anecdotes, Interviews. Ed. Stryk and Ikemoto - Doubleday
* Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. P. Reps - Pelican
Printed by Dineshchandra Bole, K.L. Bhargava & Co., Impression House, G.D. Ambekar Marg, Wadala, Bombay 400 031, India
Introduction: Ma Prem Veena

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The Grass Grows by Itself

Talks on Zen

Year of publication : 1976
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-572-9 (No printed ISBN on the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 239
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition December 1976.
(As the 1976 hardcover.)

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The Grass Grows by Itself

Talks on Zen

Year of publication : 1978
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 0-88050-572-9 (No printed ISBN on the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 239
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First paperback edition January 1978
Printed by DeVorss & Company, Marina del Rey, California 90291
Printed in the United States of America.
(Further edition notes as the 1976 hardcover.)

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The Grass Grows by Itself

Talks on Zen

Year of publication : 1979
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 2
ISBN 0-87516-251-7 (No printed ISBN on the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 239
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : Second paperback printing April 1979. Copyright by Rajneesh Foundation, Poona, India.
Size : 214 x 138 x 20 mm
Printed by DeVorss & Company, Marina del Rey, California 90291
Printed in the United States of America.
(Further edition notes as the 1976 hardcover.)

table of contents

edition 1976.12
chapter titles
discourses
event location duration media
1 The Significance of Zen 21 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 34min audio
2 Master and Disciple 22 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 29min audio
3 Emptiness and the Monk's Nose 23 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 45min audio
4 The Cataract at Luliang 24 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 22min audio
5 The 'Master of Silence' 25 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 30min audio
6 Awakening 26 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 30min audio
7 Not a Dead One 27 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 17min audio
8 A Field Dyed Deep Violet 28 Feb 1975 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 32min audio