No Mind The Flowers of Eternity ~ 04

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 29 Dec 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 17min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 54:30.
More than 10 minutes of live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 10min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle NOMIND04
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
One day when Isan and the monks were engaged in picking tea leaves, Isan called to Kyozan, "All day I have heard your voice and not seen you." Kyozan, instead of saying anything, shook a tea plant.
Isan said, "You have got the use, but not the subject."
"I ask you, what do you say?" said Kyozan. Isan kept silent.
Then Kyozan said, "You have got the subject, but not the use."
More than ten disciples of Kyozan's became enlightened.
A few years before Kyozan passed away, he composed the following gatha:
When my years reach
My departure will take place.
I will leave it to my nature
To float or sink
When I leave with my two hands
Embracing my folded knees.
At his death on Tung Ping mountain, in 890, he was seventy-seven years old and actually held his folded knees with both hands. The emperor bestowed upon him the posthumous title "Great master Chih Tung" (meaning wisdom pervasion) and for his stupa the epigraph Miao Kuang (meaning wonderful light).

Question 1
Beloved Buddha, is it not a paradox that you -- who must be the most truly individualistic of beings -- have proved also to be the purest medium for another?


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