Rinzai Master of the Irrational ~ 05

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 28 Oct 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 28min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:17:03.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 35min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle RINZAI05
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Rinzai once went to visit one of Ungan's disciples, Anzan. On that occasion he asked Anzan: "What is the white cow of the dewy ground?"
Anzan responded by saying: "Moo! Moo!"
Rinzai commented: "You are dumb!"
Anzan said, "How about you?"
Rinzai observed, "You animal!"
On one occasion Rinzai asked a nun, "Well-come or ill-come?"
The nun shouted.
"Go on, go on, speak!" cried Rinzai, taking up his stick. Again the nun shouted. Rinzai hit her.
On another occasion Rinzai asked Lo'pu, "Up to now it has been the custom for some men to use the stick and others to give a shout. Which comes closer to the heart of the recipient?"
"Neither," responded Lo'pu.
"What does come close?" asked Rinzai.
Lo'pu shouted. The master hit him.

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, is it useful for those of us with you to try to understand what is happening in our meditation and growth, and to be able to articulate it? Or do we just need to watch?


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