Kyozan A True Man of Zen ~ 04

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 6 Dec 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 46min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:22:29.
More than 10 minutes of live music after the discourse.
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video Available, duration 1h 43min. Quality: good.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle KYOZAN04
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Kyozan was uncertain as to the validity of Kyogen's enlightenment so, by way of testing him, he said to Kyogen, "I have heard that you composed a verse expressing your enlightenment. Please let me hear it and I will study it."
When Kyogen had finished reciting the verse, he said, "We will leave it ready for some leisure time," and he then proceeded to make another verse:
"Last year my poverty was not real poverty;
This year my poverty is the real thing.
Last year there was no place
For the awl to be struck;
This year I haven't even an awl."
On hearing this verse, Kyozan commented, "What you have got is just nyorai Zen, not patriarchal Zen."
Kyogen then made another verse:
"I had a potentiality
Which I show to him.
If he doesn't understand it,
Let him call the attendant!"
Kyozan then commented:
"Fortunately, you have now attained to patriarchal Zen."

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, to remember to witness, could it be helpful to start with one routine -- like showering or making the bed -- in which as much awareness is brought to the moment as possible? Then when one is able to maintain that for several days, another activity could be undertaken in the same manner. Perhaps triggers could also be used -- like a particular person or a certain color -- to recall the space of witnessing.
Is this a good idea or are there pitfalls I can't see?


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