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Osho refers to these ancient discourses as most profound insights into nature – not tenets of a doctrine or philosophical treatises but existential insights. Of their originator, the famous 6th century scholar Ko Hsuan, nothing is known except that he is a enlightened master of the caliber of Lao Tzu. Osho explains why Tao is called 'The Golden Gate'- to indicate that god is not a person but an entrance, an opening that happens internally when the seeker is ready.
'Tao seems to be the only life vision which is total. It does not deny the earth, it does not deny the sky. It accepts both, it accepts the unity of both. It says: The man who has come to know spontaneous purity and stillness, who has become relaxed with the whole, with the law of the ultimate -- in him heaven and earth are united. That's my concept of a sannyasin too. In you I would like this meeting to happen. You will be misunderstood all over the world: in the East people will think you are materialist, in the West people will think you have become metaphysical. That means you have gone crazy, berserk, that you are talking mumbo-jumbo. They will say, "Stop all this nonsense! Be realistic, Be pragmatic."
You will be misunderstood everywhere because the East has believed only in half and the West has believed in half. I believe in the whole. To me to trust the whole is the only way to be holy, and to trust the whole is the only way to be whole. And when you are whole, life is bliss, life is benediction, life is a celebration.'