The Zen Manifesto ~ 10

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 9 Apr 1989 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 45min. Quality: good, but a constant noise.
Osho leading meditation from 1:20:18.
Live music before and after discourse: 1989-04-09 Songs.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 41min. Quality: good, but a constant audio-noise.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle ZENMAN10
Before and after discourse there was live singing, main vocalist Ma Amrit Priya, see 1989-04-09 Songs.
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
Shohei -- Suibi's disciple -- asked Suibi, "What is the meaning of Bodhidharma's coming from the West?"
Suibi said, "I'll tell you later when nobody is around."
Sometime later, Shohei said, "Now, there is nobody. Please master, tell me the answer."
Suibi, getting down from the Zen stool, took Shohei to the bamboo garden. Again, Shohei asked, "Now, there is nobody. Please master, tell me the answer."
Suibi, pointing to the bamboos, said, "This bamboo is that long, that bamboo is that short."

Question 1
The other day you spoke about Fritjof Capra. Can you speak about the movement of transpersonal psychology, and in particular about the work and meditation of Ken Wilbur, who is said to be the founder of the spectrum psychology?
Why don't such people come here? Are they imprisoned in being too established? Is your vision and its practical consequences the problem for them?
Question 2
In his book, 'Tao yoga,' Mantak Chia describes the center of life energy as being just two inches inside the navel.
Is this a contradiction to Zen, which says it is two inches below the navel?
Or do they both mean the same?
Question 3
Is the drive towards creativity only another expression of our inability to sit quietly and do nothing?
Question 4
Beloved Osho, Erich Fromm has written in an essay entitled, 'Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism': "I have proposed that if one carries Freud's principle of the transformation of unconsciousness into consciousness to its ultimate consequences, one approaches the concept of enlightenment."
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