The Buddha The Emptiness of the Heart ~ 02

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 9 Sep 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 22min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 2:06:29.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 2h 27min. Quality: good.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle EMPTI02
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Edited excerpt: 8min 41sec, a part of sutra **
Daikaku said:
Zen practice is not clarifying conceptual distinctions, but throwing away one's preconceived views and notions and the sacred texts and all the rest, and piercing through the layers of coverings over the spring of self behind them.
All the holy ones have turned within and sought in the self, and by this, went beyond all doubt.
To turn within means all the twenty-four hours, and in every situation, to pierce, one by one, through the layers covering the self, deeper and deeper, to a place which cannot be described. It is when thinking comes to an end and making distinctions ceases, when wrong views and ideas disappear of themselves without having to be driven forth; when, without being sought, the true action and true impulse appear of themselves. It is when one can know what is the truth of the heart.
The man resolute in the way must, from the beginning, never lose sight of it, whether in a place of calm or in a place of strife, and he must not be clinging to quiet places and shunning those where there is disturbance.
If he tries to take refuge from trouble by running to some quiet place, he will fall into dark regions.
If, when he is trying to throw off delusions and discover truth, everything is a whirl of possibilities, he must cut off the thousand impulses and go straight forward, having no thought at all about good or bad. Not hating the passions, he must simply make his heart pure.

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, what is the wisdom of the heart?


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