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The Way To Enlightenment

The Zen way of attaining enlightenment is illustrated through a short story.

A man once approached a zen master and asked, "What is the way?"

"Listen!" said the Zen master.

Everything became silent including the inquirer except for the mummer of the water of a fountain that flowed near the hut of the master.

The master then said, "Hear, this is the way!"

Osho says the word, "Listen," which is totally unrelated to the question asked, brings about a shock which results in silence.

When the master said, "Hear, this is the way," he actually indicates the silent moment that had penetrated the consciousness of the seeker and not the sound of the water which one mistakenly comprehends.

Osho says that in immediacy, by living fully moment to moment, one attains enlightenment.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 15:58 [IST]
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