Title:Roots and Wings: Talks on Zen
Publisher:Routledge and Kegan Paul
Size:140 x 215 mm
This book is based on eleven Zen stories, followed by questions and answers. Religion has always been against ‘roots’ – worldly pleasures – and for ‘wings’ – renunciation. Bhagwan shows that there is no choice to be made, that wings cannot develop without roots, just as a plant cannot flower without a seed, and its roots. We should accept the roots and explore them deeply and consciously, and they will blossom into wings. Bhagwan believes that life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived, and these talks therefore do not give an explanation of the Zen stories but take us deeper into their mystery, towards and understanding of the heart.