favorite book: Sosan - Hsin Hsin Ming
Osho books that I have loved Chapter#3
Now my work begins. What a joke! The joke
of all jokes is that Sosan, the Chinese sage, was knocking at the
door of my consciousness. These mystics are too much. You can never
know at what moment they will start knocking at your doors. You are
making love to your girlfriend, and Sosan comes and starts knocking.
They come all the time, anytime, they do not believe in any
etiquette. And what was he saying to me? He was saying, "Why
haven't you included my book?"
My God, that is true! I have not included
his book in my list for the simple reason that his book contains all
that is. If I include his hook then nothing else is needed, then no
other book is needed. Sosan is enough unto himself. His book is
called HSIN HSIN MING. HSIN has to be written not like the English
'sin' but h-s-i-n. Now you know the Chinese: what a way to commit a
sin! Hsin... HSIN HSIN MING.
Okay Sosan, I include your book too. That
becomes my first book today. I am sorry, it should have been the
first from the very beginning, but I have already talked about
twenty others. It doesn't matter. HSIN HSIN MING whether I said it
or not, is the foremost, the first. Write the FIRST, Devageet, in
HSIN HSIN MING is such a small book that
if Sosan had known that one day, after him, Gurdjieff would write a
book called ALL AND EVERYTHING, he would have laughed, because that
title belongs to his own book. And Gurdjieff had to write one
thousand pages, yet the few words of Sosan are far more penetrating,
far more significant. They go directly to your heart.
Sosan's book is so small, just like ISA
UPANISHAD, and far more significant. When I say that my heart
breaks, because I would like ISA to be the ultimate book, but what
can I do? -- Sosan has defeated it. Tears come to my eyes because
ISA is defeated, and also because Sosan is victorious.
The book is so small, you can write it on
It is such a beautiful book, each word is
golden. I cannot conceive of a single word that could be deleted. It
is exactly that which is needed, required, to say the truth. Sosan
must have been a tremendously logical man, at least while he was
writing his HSIN HSIN MING.
I have spoken about it and I have never
loved speaking more. The greatest moments of my speaking were when I
was speaking on Sosan. Speaking and silence together... speaking yet
not speaking, because Sosan can be explained only through
He was not a man of words, he was a man of
silence. He spoke just the minimum. Forgive me Sosan, I forgot you