The Original Man ~ 02

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 17 Aug 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 30min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:13:50.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 38min. Quality: not so good. See also under notes.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle ORIG02
Osho leading the meditation at the end of this discourse is available as a separate film: Gibberish and Let-Go Meditation (1988).
Reader of the sutra: Ma Deva Anando. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Rinzai said:
If you meet a buddha, cut him down; if you meet a patriarch, cut him down; if you meet an arhat, cut him down; if you meet your parents, cut them down and if you meet your relatives, cut them down.
Only thus will you be liberated, and if you are not held by externals, you will be disengaged and comfortably independent.
After this mountain monk has said that there is no dharma externally, students who do not understand this immediately make their interpretation of the internal. They then sit against the wall with the tongue touching the palate, to be in a motionless position and regard this as the Buddha dharma of the patriarchs.
The greatest mistake is that if you take still immobility as the right state, you will mistake the darkness for your master. This is what an ancient meant when he said, "In complete darkness, an abyss is dreadful."
If you take the moving state as the right one, all plants and straws can move. Are they Tao? Therefore, the moving is the element wind, and the unmoving is the element earth. Both the moving and the unmoving have no nature of their own. If you want to catch it in the moving, it will go to the unmoving; and if you want to catch it in the unmoving, it will go to the moving. It is like a fish concealed in the water which it can stir into ripples through which to skim.
Virtuous ones, the moving and unmoving are two kinds of states, but the man of tao can make use of both the moving and unmoving states.

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, I thought enlightenment was the end of all problems. After last night I realized it could be the beginning of a new one: How to avoid becoming a lukewarm bodhisattva?


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