Rinzai Master of the Irrational ~ 07

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 30 Oct 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 52min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:29:51.
10 minutes of live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 50min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle RINZAI07
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Once, when Kingyu saw Rinzai coming to his monastery, he sat in his room holding his stick crosswise. Rinzai struck the stick three times with his hand, then entered the monk's hall and sat down in the first seat.
Kingyu came in, saw Rinzai, and said, "In an encounter between host and guest, each should observe the customary formalities. Where are you from, and why are you so rude?"
"What are you talking about, old Osho?" answered Rinzai.
As Kingyu was about to open his mouth to reply, Rinzai struck him. Kingyu pretended to fall down. Rinzai hit him again. Kingyu said, "Today things were not to my advantage."
At a later time, Isan asked Kyozan, "In the case of these two venerable ones, was either the winner or loser?"
Kyozan said, "When one wins, one wins unconditionally. When one loses, one loses unconditionally."

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, when there is nothing to perceive -- no input from the body or the mind and so one has nothing by which to define oneself -- is what is left witnessing? There does not even seem to be a witness, but just the awareness that there is no one there.


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