Rinzai: Master of the Irrational

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Rinzai, who brought Zen from China to Japan, is truly a master of the irrational - a Zen master who sticks his tongue out at one disciple and who created the shout as a device to shock the mind. Osho continually reminds us that it is only a question of time, that everyone is going to become a buddha. He encourages the reader not to believe, but to experience - to have the trust that "if so many people can become enlightened, there is no reason why I cannot." In this small volume he also comments on the timeless paintings-in-words of the famous haiku writer, Ikkyu.
notes
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.
Part of the seven-volume set The Present Day Awakened One Speaks on the Ancient Masters of Zen
Chapter 3 later published as Zen Is a Revolution.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Oct 23, 1988 to Oct 31, 1988 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
8   (see table of contents)


editions

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Rinzai: Master of the Irrational

Year of publication : 1989
Publisher : The Rebel Publishing House, Germany
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 3-89338-069-8 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 191
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition. Copyright © Neo-Sannyas International.
Size : 208 x 146 x 19 mm
Author as Osho Rajneesh
Editing by Sw Krishna Prabhu
Typesetting by Ma Prem Arya
Design by Ma Dhyan Amiyo
Cover photograph by Sw Premgit
Painting by Ma Anand Meera (Kasué Hashimoto), B.F.A. (Musashino Art University, Tokio)
Calligraphy by Sw Anand Govind Dipl-Ing.
Production by Sw Prem Visarjan
In loving gratitude to Osho Rajneesh, Rajneesh Foundation Australia
Talks given to the Rajneesh International University of Mysticism in Gautama the Buddha Auditorium, Poona, India
Printing by Mohndruck, Gütersloh, West Germany
Introduction: Ma Shivam Suvarna B.Sc.
  • Cover back & front.

  • Endpaper-front.

  • Pages II - III.

  • Pages IV - V.

  • Pages VI - VII.

  • Pages VIII - IX.

  • Pages X - XI.

  • Pages 2 - 3.

  • Pages 182 - 183.

  • Pages 188 - 189.

  • Pages 190 - 191.

  • Endpaper-back.

  • table of contents

    edition 1989
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 The Master of the Shouts 23 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 2h 23min video
    2 Empty Heart, Empty Mind 25 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 2h 56min video
    3 Either Experience or Just Go Home 26 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 1h 58min video
    4 How Coarse! 27 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 1h 41min video
    5 Relax and Disappear 28 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 1h 28min video
    6 All You Can Do Is Drop Your Mind 29 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 1h 30min video
    7 There Is No Final Destination 30 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 1h 52min video
    8 Holidays Are Not for Saints 31 Oct 1988 pm Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune 1h 39min video