In Osho on Tao, a master discusses five classic Taoist parables and their meaning for everyday life. Osho's primary lesson on the Tao is to see it as a process of "unconditioning" -- unlearning modes of behavior, thinking, and being that have imprisoned our minds for centuries. Osho teaches us to think of the mind as an onion: "Go on peeling, go on peeling ...and a moment comes when nothing is left in your hand. That nothing is what Tao is. That nothing is all. . . . That emptiness is the source of all."|
The five parables he explains are:
The Man of Harmony -- an exploration of the crucial difference between knowledge and knowing, and how most of us "fight with life" without being aware of it
The Secret Taste of Honey on the Tongue -- how memories of the past interfere with our ability to be in the present in every precious moment
The Fundamental Rule -- the idea that as a child each of us brings heaven into the world, only to lose it. If we had not known it, how could we search and seek for it? We can only seek that which we have known before.
A Tree Grows -- the difference between morality and an authentic religiousness
Raise No Dust, Leave No Tracks -- a discussion of the wholeness of life and the problem of science