Dogen The Zen Master ~ 05

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 29 Jul 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 31min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:15:05.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 36min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle DOGEN05
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Dogen wrote:
When we achieve enlightenment, it is just like the Moon reflecting itself on the water. The Moon will not get wet, nor is the water broken. The moonlight, however vast, reflects itself on a small quantity of water. The whole Moon and the whole sky both reflect themselves even in a dewdrop on the grass, or in a drop of water.
As the Moon never breaks the water, so enlightenment never destroys the man. As the dewdrop never obstructs the reflection of the Moon, so a man never obstructs the coming of enlightenment. The deeper the Moon reflects itself in the water, the higher the Moon is. We should realize that the long and short of time are quite one with the large and small of water, and the broad and narrow of the Moon.

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, Dogen seems to be saying that the more profoundly enlightenment touches one's being, the more potent is the enlightenment. Is it true that there are no grades of enlightenment -- that one is either enlightened or not -- but that enlightenment, like wine, becomes more and more mature?


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