Live Zen ~ 02

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 23 Apr 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 24min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:15:03.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 29min. Quality: good, but Osho arriving is inferior.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle LIVEZ02
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutras and questions: Ma Prem Maneesha.
After discourse Osho leads Let-Go Meditation.
The sutra
Joshu spoke to the assembly and said, "The real way is not difficult.
It only abhors choice and attachment.
With but a single word there may arise choice
And attachment or there may arise clarity.
This old monk does not have that clarity.
Do you appreciate the meaning of this or not?"
Then a monk asked, "If you do not have that clarity, what do you appreciate?"
Joshu said, "I do not know that either."
The monk said, "If you do not know, how can you say that you do not have that clarity?"
Joshu said, "Asking the question is good enough. Now make your bows and retire."
Setcho says:
The real way is not difficult.
Direct word! Direct speech!
One with many phases.
Two with one.
Far away in the heavens the sun rises, the moon sets;
Beyond the hills the high mountains, the cold waters.
The skull has no consciousness, no delight;
The dead tree sings in the wind, not yet rotten.
Difficult, difficult!
Attachment and clarity; watch, and penetrate the secret!


Question 1
Osho, in life one continually has to make practical decisions -- about how one will use one's time and energy, with whom one will keep company, what one will eat...
Is there a difference between making choices, judging and discriminating?


(source:CD-ROM)


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