The Original Man ~ 04

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 19 Aug 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 2h 11min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:53:37.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 2h 16min. Quality: good.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle ORIG04
Reader of the sutra: Ma Deva Anando. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Dokai said:
As soon as I get up on the seat to speak, I am already involved in the dusts. If I go on and freeze my eyes, it would just show a flaw. The special transmission in a single statement is taking in a thief who ransacks your house. Not losing the fundamental source is like a fox fond of its den. Therefore true thusness, ordinary and holy, is all dream talk; Buddhas and sentient beings are expressions of assumptions.
When you get here turn the light around to shine back, let go your hands and accept it -- even then you still will not have escaped being like a cold cicada clinging to a dead tree, not turning his head when his crying ends.
Dokai raised his staff and concluded:
If you can get it here, it is all something set up by the Buddhas. Even if you can spring up in the East and disappear in the West, open out or shut away freely, you still haven't even dreamed of seeing what was before the Buddhas.
You should know that there is one man who doesn't get anything from others, does not accept any teaching or command, and does not fall within the scope of grade or rank. If you know this man, your life's study is completed.
Here Dokai paused and suddenly called out to the assembly, saying, "If you freeze your eyes any more, don't bother to see me."

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, Dokai says it is all dream talk. Are your words then just an excuse to lull us into a space where hopefully, some day, we may be ready for the special transmission?


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