The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 28

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event type discourse
date & time 15 Aug 1987 pm
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 14min. Quality: good.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 17min. Quality: good, but Osho arriving is inferior.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle TAHUI28
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
Not "keeping the mind still," but mindlessness
Though you may not fully know whether the teachers of the various localities are wrong or right, if your own basis is solid and genuine, the poisons of wrong doctrines will not be able to harm you, "keeping the mind still" and "forgetting concerns" included. If you always "forget concerns" and "keep the mind still," without smashing the mind of birth and death, then the delusive influences of form, sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness will get their way, and you'll inevitably be dividing emptiness into two.
Let go and make yourself vast and expansive. When old habits suddenly arise, don't use mind to repress them. At just such a time, it's like a snowflake on a red-hot stove. For those with a discerning eye and a familiar hand, one leap and they leap clear.
Only then do they know lazy Jung's saying: Right when using mind, there's no mental activity. Crooked talk defiled with names and forms, straight talk without complications. Without mind but functioning, always functioning but non-existent -- the mindlessness I speak of now is not separate from having mind. These aren't words to deceive people.


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