The Buddha The Emptiness of the Heart ~ 05

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 12 Sep 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 29min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:16:22.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 39min. Quality: very inferior: nearly black and white, video-noise, black bands in lower parts (under revision).
online video
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle EMPTI05
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Daio said to Genchu:
Since ancient times, the enlightened ancestors appearing in the world relied just on their own fundamental experience to reveal something of what is before us: So we see them knocking chairs and raising whisks, hitting the ground and brandishing sticks, beating a drum or rolling balls...
Daio continued:
Even though this is so, eminent Genchu, you have traveled all over and spent a long time in monasteries. Don't worry about such old calendar days as these I mentioned -- just go by the living road you see on your own; going East, going West, like a hawk sailing through the skies. In the blink of an eye you cross over to the other side.
On another occasion Daio said to Kusho:
The cause and conditions of the one great concern of the enlightened ones is not apart from your daily affairs. There is no difference between here and there. It pervades past and present, shining through the heavens, mirroring the earth. That is why it is said that everything in the last myriad eons is right in the present.
We value the great spirit of a hero only in those concerned. Before any signs become distinct, before any illustration is evident, concentrate fiercely, looking, looking, coming or going, till your effort is completely ripe.
In the moment of a thought, you attain union. The mind of birth and death is destroyed and suddenly you clearly see your original appearance, the scene of your native land; each particular distinctly clear. You then see and hear just as the buddhas did, know and act as the enlightened ancestors did.

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, is it because you speak from your own fundamental experience that your words spontaneously impress one as true, as unequivocal common sense, even though the listener may not have had such experience?
From the first sentence of yours that I ever read -- before I could have developed the eyes and ears of love -- there was no decision to choose to accept that you were right. You simply were -- whether it suited me or not. I just don't get it: How is it that others could possibly feel otherwise?


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