Roots and Wings ~ 07

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event type discourse
date & time 16 Jun 1974 am
location Lao Tzu balcony, Poona
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 38min. Quality: good.
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video Not available
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shorttitle WING07
Since 1992, first for re-mastered audios, this series is known as A Bird on the Wing.
Reader of the sutras/questions: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
The Japanese Master Ekido was a severe teacher and his pupils feared him.
One day, as one of his pupils was striking the time of day on the temple gong, he missed a beat because he was watching a beautiful girl who was passing the gates.
Unknown to the pupil, Ekido was standing behind him. Ekido struck the pupil with his staff, and the shock stopped the heart of the pupil, and he died.
Because the old custom of the pupil signing his life over to the master had sunk to a mere formality, Ekido was discredited by the general public.
But after this incident, Ekido produced ten enlightened successors, an unusually high number.

Question 1
Beloved Osho, the last line of this Zen story says ten were enlightened and that this was a great number. Ten doesn't seem a great number to me. Can we buy your stick and use it on ourselves to help surrender happen?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, there have been several questions concerning what you were saying about warriors and businessmen. Since most of us were businessman and professionals, and not warriors, are we going to miss enlightenment?


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