The Sound of One Hand Clapping

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"mind is just the opposite of meditation
it is the closing of the heart
meditation is the opening of the heart"
notes
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Later published as part of Osho Books on CD-ROM.
The main text does not contain sannyas names, but the book starts with an index of Old name / new name / meaning / page number, see the scan of Pages XXVI - XXVII for an example.
Colophon page:
The darshans appearing in this darshan diary, the sixty-fourth in the series, took place from 1st to 23rd March, 1981.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping is the last darshan diary.
Bhagwan has now entered a new phase of his work where the communion with his disciples is happening in silence.
Front flap:
WEI-WU-WEI (action through non-action)
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh enters into his ultimate phase of work
From 1st May 1981 he will speak only through silence: the language of existence
Epilogue: see Epilogue below.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Mar 1, 1981 to Mar 23, 1981 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
23   (see table of contents)


editions

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

A Darshan Diary

Year of publication : 1981
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation, Poona
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-633-4 (no printed ISBN in the book) (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 595
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : P
Edition notes : First edition May 1981, 5,000 paperback copies. © Copyright 1981 Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 189 x 132 x 43 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Compilation, Editing and Commentary: Ma Prem Maneesha
Coordination: Ma Yoga Pratima; Ma Dipika
Commentary: Ma Prem Maitri
Design: Sw Premdharma
Design Coordination: Sw Premabhakta
Cover Design: Sw Anand Neeraj
Calligraphy: Sw Aldo
Photography: Sw Krishna Bharti; Ma Prem Champa
Production: Ma Prem Tushita; Ma Anand Katyayani; Ma Sangitama; Sw Anand Peter; Sw Anand Robert; Sw Anand Vijayo; Sw Samantbhadra; Sw Anand Satprem; Sw Anand Hartmut; Sw Shivananda; Ma Prem Viraj; Ma Anand Sudas; Ma Deva Yojana; Ma Anand Parinata; Ma Mary Catherine; Ma Yoga Rabiya; Ma Yoga Prem; Ma Anand Para
Typesetting: Graphic Systems, Poona
Processing: Rajneesh Foundation, Poona
Color Processing: Photo Techniks, Bombay
Printing: Electrographic Industries (D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co. Pvt. Ltd.), Bombay 400018
Colour Printing: Army & Navy Press, Bombay
Binding: Rajneesh Foundation, Poona
Introduction and epilogue: Ma Prem Maitri
  • Cover back & spine & front.

  • Endpaper-front.

  • Pages VIII - IX.

  • Pages X - XI.

  • Pages XIV - XV.

  • Pages XXVI - XXVII.

  • Pages XXXIV - 1.

  • Pages 4 - 5.

  • Pages 104 - 105.

  • Pages 126 - 127.

  • Pages 132 - 133.

  • Pages 198 - 199.

  • Pages 202 - 203.

  • Pages 278 - 279.

  • Pages 302 - 303.

  • Pages 328 - 329.

  • Pages 338 - 339.

  • Pages 344 - 345.

  • Pages 346 - 347.

  • Pages 348 - 349.

  • Pages 452 - 453.

  • Pages 520 - 521.

  • Pages 590 - 591.

  • Pages 592 - 593.

  • table of contents

    edition 1981.05
    chapter titles
    darshans
    event location duration media
    1 1 1 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    2 2 2 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    3 3 3 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    4 4 4 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    5 5 5 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    6 6 6 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    7 7 7 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    8 8 8 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    9 9 9 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    10 10 10 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    11 11 11 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    12 12 12 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    13 13 13 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    14 14 14 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    15 15 15 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    16 16 16 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    17 17 17 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    18 18 18 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    19 19 19 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    20 20 20 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    21 21 Enlightenment Day Celebration* 21 Mar 1981 pm Buddha Hall, Pune 1h 26min audio
    22 22 22 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    23 23 23 Mar 1981 pm Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune unknown none
    * Chapter 21 of the book contains quotes on celebration from:

    Epilogue

    Gate Gate Paragate
    Parasangate bodhi Svaha!
    O All who go, O All who go in perfection
    O men who go to the ultimate Nirvana,
    Alleluia! O Samadhi Alleluia!
    On the twenty-third of March, Bhagwan spoke for the last time in darshan. For the following seventeen days he remained inside, not appearing for the morning discourse or the evening darshans. Finally, on the tenth of April, 1981, the announcement came: Bhagwan has entered a new and ultimate phase of His work. Now He will speak only through silence, the language of existence.
    For many years He has been preparing us, urging us, helping us get ready so that He could stop talking and could meet with us in a silent communion. He had been waiting for the right number of disciples to be ready. Now that has happened, and Bhagwan will be available to us on a deeper and more profound level.
    A secret transmission outside the teachings
    Not standing on written words or letters.
    Direct pointing to the human heart,
    See into its nature and become IT.
    This is the final darshan diary, the last in a series of sixty-four. These were Bhagwan’s last words sung in English. From this time onwards He will no longer be giving discourses in English and Hindi, rather a morning celebration of music and silence will happen each day. Bhagwan will be with us then in silence, it will be SATSANG, a silent heart-to-heart communion.
    For the evening darshans, Bhagwan has chosen Ma Yoga Laxmi and Sw Ananda Teertha as mediums for His work. While Laxmi is away, Sw Satya Vedant will be taking her place. The darshans have resumed with sannyas, blessing, and energy darshans all happening through his mediums.
    A most glorious day, an exquisite breath. There are no words to say the thank-you that needs to be said. Such a dance there is in the hearts of sannyasins today! Such immense celebration! There is vast joy, unutterable gratitude, unrecognisable bliss. It is the silent wind of the dawn.
    We thank you for your words
    We would have died without them
    We could not be borm without them
    There is no way to speak the gratitude ...
    We thank you for your song
    You cannot imagine
    What joy it is
    to be your sannyasins, what blessings!
    Oh Alleluia!
    What joy to have heard your voice morning after morning, evening after evening
    And the song of the birds
    And the distant call of the cuckoo
    I want to say
    we are filled now
    it is happening, now we can celebrate
    and join you
    beloved of beloveds
    in the greatest thing that could ever happen
    You speak to us in silence
    we answer in silence
    your message is silence
    our prayer is silence
    silence unbounded
    Let everyone come now
    Let everyone drink
    Let the gift touch this whole world!
    This is our prayer
    that every human soul will dance
    to the soundless sound
    that every human heart
    will hear
    the Sound
    of one hand
    Clapping
    where we dissolve
    as master and disciple
    where we disappear
    in the perfection of silence
    the soundless sound — anahat nad
    O Samadhi Alleluia!
    Ma Prem Maitri