A Sudden Clash of Thunder

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Osho says that laughter is "the very essence of Zen." And though the theme of this series is meditation - watching, remaining alert and aware - as the only way to truth, Osho encourages us to, "be happy and meditation will follow." There is a wonderful chapter on laughter, Hotei the Laughing Buddha, and enlightenment. As Osho says, "This is the whole effort of all the masters: to create a sudden clash of thunder so those who are fast asleep can be awakened."
notes
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
Chapter 3 later published as Why Should I Grieve Now?
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Aug 11, 1976 to Aug 20, 1976 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

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A Sudden Clash of Thunder

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Talks on Zen Stories and Answers Questions

Year of publication : 1977
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-135-9 (No printed ISBN in the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 271
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition December 1977. © Copyright 1976 Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 222 x 145 x 26 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yaga Laxmi
Compilation and editor: Ma Yoga Anurag
Design: Sw Anand Yatri
Acknowledgement is given to the following for the stories reproduced in this book:
ZEN BUDDHISM - Peter Pauper Press
ZEN: POEMS, PRAYERS, SERMONS, ANECDOTES, INTERVIEWS - ed. Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto - Anchor
Printed by K.P. Puthran at the Tata Press Ltd., 414 Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Bombay 400 070
Introduction: Sw Anand Santosh
  • Book without cover.

  • Inside cover, front.

  • Pages VI - VII.

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    A Sudden Clash of Thunder

    Year of publication : 2005
    Publisher : Wisdom Tree
    Edition no. : 1
    ISBN 8183280102 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 224
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
    Edition notes : Reprint ?

    table of contents

    edition 1977.12
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 A Sudden Clash of Thunder 11 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 22min audio
    2 When You Are Not, God Is 12 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 29min audio
    3 Why Should I Grieve over Him? 13 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 30min audio
    4 Man Is Always an Opening 14 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 35min audio
    5 Listen to the Waves 15 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 28min audio
    6 Life Undefined Is What God Is 16 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 35min audio
    7 Only the Gold 17 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 23min audio
    8 Choicelessness Is Bliss 18 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 25min audio
    9 Laugh Your Way to God! 19 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 18min audio
    10 Towards Nothingness 20 Aug 1976 am Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona 1h 14min audio