Ma Tzu The Empty Mirror ~ 05

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 20 Sep 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 28min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:09:22.
Live music after the discourse.
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shorttitle MATZU05
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Ma Tzu had three outstanding disciples who enjoyed a special intimacy with him. They were Nan-chuan, Chih-tsang, and Hui-hai (otherwise known as hyakujo).
One evening, as the three disciples were attending on their master, enjoying the moon together, he asked them what they thought would be the best way of spending such a night.
Chih-tsang was the first to answer. He said, "A good time to make offerings."
Hui-hai said, "A good time to cultivate one's spiritual life."
Nan-chuan made no answer, but shook his sleeves and went away.
Ma Tzu turned to Chih-tsang and said, "The sutras will join the Tsang."
(He was making a pun on Chih-tsang's name, Tsang, which in Chinese means 'Basket', as in carrying the word of Buddha.)
He turned toward Hui-hai and said: "Dhyana will return to the sea."
(Ma tzu was making a second pun, since, in Chinese, Hai means 'sea'.)
Then Ma Tzu concluded, "Nan-chuan alone transcends the realm of all things, all by himself."
On another occasion a monk asked Ma Tzu, "What is the Buddha?"
Ma Tzu answered, "Mind is the Buddha."
The monk then asked, "What is the way?"
"No-mind is the way," answered Ma Tzu.
The monk then asked, "Are the Buddha and the way somewhat different?"
Ma Tzu replied, "The Buddha is like stretching out the hand, the way is like clenching the fist."

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, who of us here would not like to "enjoy a special intimacy" with our master, to have a special place in his heart?
What is it to be truly intimate with you?


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