You Don’t Want To Achieve Enlightenment

Enlightenment isn’t something you achieve. You can’t make it a goal and aim towards it. You can’t become enlightened through trying to achieve it. This is to completely miss the point – enlightenment is something you realize, something you wake up to. “Being an outsider to some extent, someone who does not “fit in” with…

Ancient Chinese Story On Attaining Enlightenment

Now I know it’s dangerous to throw around the word ‘Enlightenment’, but I think this story truly describes how enlightenment really comes about. It is attained through trying to not attain it, through just being – a fitting paradox.  I came about this as I was reading one of Osho’s transcripts. Ancient Chinese Story –…

Top 5 Zen Koans (Zen Stories)

Koans were onced used by Zen masters to aid their disciples in realizing enlightenment. Koan’s became teaching tools with most being recorded during the Sung Dynasty in China. These fable like stories are usually events which involves a master and his disciple  concluding with the disciple having a deep insight. Koans have an ability to…