Rinzai Master of the Irrational ~ 08
|event type||discourse & meditation|
|date & time||31 Oct 1988 pm|
|location||Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 39min. Quality: good, but some during first question.|
Osho leading meditation from 1:18:52.
Live music after the discourse.
|video||Available, duration 1h 39min. Quality: good.|
|online text||find the PDF of this discourse|
- Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
- The sutras
- Rinzai said, "I expound the dharma of mind-ground, by which one can enter the secular and the sacred. But you are mistaken if you suppose that your real and temporal, secular and sacred can attach a name to everything real and temporal, secular and sacred. They cannot attach a name to this man. Followers of the Tao, grasp and use, but never name -- this is called the 'mysterious principle.'"
- When he decided that his days were almost over, Rinzai put on his finest robes and seated himself in zazen. He said to his disciples, gathered around him, "After I am gone, do not destroy my treasury of the true eye of the law."
- His chief disciple, Sansho, said, "Who would have the cheek to do that?"
- Rinzai responded, "Afterwards, if someone asks you a question about the true eye of the law, how will you reply?"
- Sansho exclaimed: "Kwatz!"
- Rinzai commented, "Who would have thought that a blind donkey would destroy it?"
- Question 1
- Our Beloved Master, from recognition of an internal, unwavering witness, to worship of an external god for whom people kill -- can we really make the journey back to the witness again within a split second, with just one step? Unless I'm actually sitting in front of you, remembering to witness seems such an uphill task!
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