Hyakujo The Everest of Zen ~ 02

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 27 Sep 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 15min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 2:01:37.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 2h 31min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle HYAKU02
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
On one occasion Hyakujo said, "If we are attached to a viewpoint that we are naturally the Buddhas and that we are in Zen Buddhism because we are originally pure and enlightened, we are among non-buddhists who deny causality."
At another time a vinaya master named Yuan once came to Hyakujo and asked, "Do you make efforts in your practice of the Tao, master?"
Hyakujo replied, "Yes, I do. When hungry, I eat; when tired, I sleep."
Yuan asked, "And does everybody make the same efforts as you do, master?"
Hyakujo answered, "Not in the same way. When they are eating, they think of a hundred kinds of necessities, and when they are going to sleep they ponder over affairs of a thousand different kinds. That is how they differ from me."
At this, the vinaya master was silenced.
On another occasion, the venerable Tao Kuang asked Hyakujo, "Master, what mental processes do you employ in pursuing the Tao?"
Hyakujo answered, "I have no mental processes that would be of use, and no Tao to follow."
Tao Kuang asked, "If both those statements are true, why is it that every day you convene gatherings during which you urge others to learn how to follow the Tao by means of Zen?"
Hyakujo said, "This old monk does not possess even a dot of ground in which to stick and awl."
"Why, master, you are lying to my face!" exclaimed Tao Kuang.
Hyakujo replied, "How can this old monk, being without tongue to urge people, tell a lie?"
"I do not understand the way the venerable Zen master talks," said Tao Kuang.
Whereupon Hyakujo said, "Nor does this old monk understand himself."

Question 1
Beloved Osho, I would be dishonest if I did not say I also have been jealous, I have not always received from you with grace; I have wanted to be your favorite girl. I don't think I have acted on those feelings, but perhaps I have done in subtle ways.
It is not that I only became aware of all this last night, or that by your pointing out certain things about Anando meant the rest of us were free of those same things. I know we all have the same failings. I know, you know, but I just needed to say all this to you -- for my sake, if you will allow me, or for the record.


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