It started with Dionysius. That is, i read
some interesting stuff Osho was saying about him so i went to look for
"his web site" – ha ha! – and found there was nothing,
just dribs and drabs here and there, and i thought that this material
from Osho would do better than that to give people a feel for who he
was. So i made a page for him. Thus i started into the business of making
homepages for these guys i am listing.
Actually not my very first venture into this, as i was shortly reminded by the
god of circumstances, but it set an important precedent of using the
words of my master. Questions arise about whether this crosses the line
into proselytizing. I hope not. It's not that i pretend to be unbiased but i do
like to keep things in proportion.
Independent evidence that this is appropriate was found when i started
extending the idea to disappeared zen masters. I found that most of the
web pages about Kyozan, when i searched for him, used Osho's book of
commentaries on him as a primary source. So, great!
I do not want to just parrot Osho
but there is a place for using his discourses
on those lost in antiquity that do not have other web boosters. This applies
to some early zen masters, as Osho
has talked about many of them, and no one else's enthusiasm comes close.
So far we have . . .