This This A Thousand Times This ~ 14

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 9 Jun 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 28min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:13:43.
Live music after the discourse.
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shorttitle THIS14
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Ungo Doyo was the chief disciple of Tozan. When he first met Tozan, he was asked, "What is your name?"
He answered, "Doyo."
Tozan said, "Tell me transcendentally!"
Ungo replied, "Speaking transcendentally, my name is Doyo."
Tozan said, "When I saw my master, my answer was no different."
Ungo remained with Tozan many years. Tozan never had less than one thousand, five hundred disciples, of whom twenty-eight were enlightened.
After Ungo had realized his own enlightenment and became a master, a monk asked him a question.
Ungo said, "You are a fool!"
The monk said, "So are you!"
"What is the meaning of 'fool'?" asked Ungo.
The monk danced.
Off he went, and Ungo praised him, in his absence, saying, "After all, everybody is out to get something, though of course Zen-getting is a no-getting."
On another occasion, an official said to Ungo: "The world-honored one had a secret message; Mahakashyapa did not keep it a secret. What is this secret word of Buddha?"
Ungo called to him, "Your honor!"
He answered, "Yes?"
Ungo said, "You understand?"
"No," he replied.
Ungo said, "If you don't understand, that is Buddha's secret word; if you do, that is Mahakashyapa's not keeping it a secret."

Question 1
Beloved Osho, to be told that truth is a secret, makes me feel that truth is an exclusive club to which one only gains entrance by having some inexplicable qualification.
But I don't sense that you have some secret you are keeping from us; if anything my own secretiveness is what is in the way.
Is there anything you can say that I might understand?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, last night's discourse was like being aboard Noah's Ark. Your voice was an anchor as we sat so still and silent, literally in the center of the cyclone. It was an amazing example of how existence is right with us -- though I have heard that one bamboo sustained multiple fractures.


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