Rinzai Master of the Irrational ~ 08

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 31 Oct 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 39min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:18:52.
Live music after the discourse.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle RINZAI08
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Rinzai said, "I expound the dharma of mind-ground, by which one can enter the secular and the sacred. But you are mistaken if you suppose that your real and temporal, secular and sacred can attach a name to everything real and temporal, secular and sacred. They cannot attach a name to this man. Followers of the Tao, grasp and use, but never name -- this is called the 'mysterious principle.'"
When he decided that his days were almost over, Rinzai put on his finest robes and seated himself in zazen. He said to his disciples, gathered around him, "After I am gone, do not destroy my treasury of the true eye of the law."
His chief disciple, Sansho, said, "Who would have the cheek to do that?"
Rinzai responded, "Afterwards, if someone asks you a question about the true eye of the law, how will you reply?"
Sansho exclaimed: "Kwatz!"
Rinzai commented, "Who would have thought that a blind donkey would destroy it?"

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, from recognition of an internal, unwavering witness, to worship of an external god for whom people kill -- can we really make the journey back to the witness again within a split second, with just one step? Unless I'm actually sitting in front of you, remembering to witness seems such an uphill task!


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