• The Goose Is Out

  • Zen in Action
  • By: OSHO
  • Narrated by: OSHO
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Osho International
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (2 ratings)


There is a famous Zen story about a disciple, Riko, who once asked his master, Nansen, to explain to him the old Zen koan of the goose in the bottle. Namely, if a man puts a gosling into a bottle and feeds the gosling through the bottle's neck until it grows and becomes a goose - and then there is simply no more room inside the bottle - how can the man get it out without killing the goose or breaking the bottle? In response, Nansen shouts, "Riko!" and gives a great clap with his hands. Startled, Riko replies, "Yes master!" And Nansen says, "See! The goose is out!"
In this Zen-flavored series of responses to questions, the contemporary mystic, Osho, cuts through the mad complexity of the contemporary human mind and its self-created "problems" with humor, compassion, and even an occasional shout and clap of his hands. The goose in the questioner's bottle may be a philosophical problem or an existential dilemma, a relationship drama or an emotional crisis - in each case, Osho's unique and transformational response sets the goose free, allowing us to rediscover the simple and innocent clarity each of us brings with us when we come into the world. From this space, problems are not solved but rather are dissolved: "The goose is out." This is a beautiful audio series giving an experience of a mystic working with people who are searching for themselves.
©1981 OSHO International Foundation (P)2015 OSHO International Foundation
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5 out of 5 stars
By Onelove on 25-10-17

Osho Now

We were never in❣ Thank you, Osho for your light💞 With all the friction in the world, it's about time for us to wake up❣

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5 out of 5 stars
By UBS on 12-02-16

I wish I could give it more Star'sl

it is something to experience enjoy lovely words wisdom fun settle it is wonderful to know ty for this audio recording. the goose is out 😂😂😂

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