Osho devotes this series of talks to responding to seeker’s questions on a whole range of topics - innocence, freedom, love, sex, compassion and women. He also talks of his vision of India and his personal "philosia" - life, love and laughter.
While these talks were being given one of Osho’s beloved disciples died, Anand Vimalkirti, who attained enlightenment at the moment of his death. Osho speaks in this book on Vimalkirti’s life and death, encouraging those listening to accept, embrace and celebrate both of these existential phenomena of living and dying.
Zen is not a religion - drop that idea. Zen is not a church - drop that idea.
Zen is a totally different approach.
It is life; it is synonymous with life.
It is living life with such intensity that your ego disappears in it, is burnt out, that you dissolve into life, that you are consumed by the fire of life.
And only then can you know what a beautiful existence has been given to you as a gift.
It is a sheer joy then, each moment... Each moment then is paradise.
Paradise is now or never