ZEN IS NOT A WAY, IS NOT A PATH….OSHO
ZEN IS NOT A WAY, IS NOT A PATH.
Hence they call it the gateless gate, the pathless path, the effortless effort, the actionless action.
They use these contradictory terms just to point towards a certain truth: that a path means there is a goal and the goal has to be in the future.
You are here, the goal is there, and between you and the goal a path is needed, a bridge, to join you.
The very idea of a path means you have yet to arrive home, that you are not at home already.
The second path — the pathless path, the path of enlightenment — has a totally different revelation to make, a totally different declaration of immense value: that you are already it.
"AH, THIS!" There is nowhere to go, no need to go. There is NO ONE to go. We are already enlightened.
Then only can it happen in an instant — because it is a question of awakening.