Zen The Diamond Thunderbolt ~ 03

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 14 Jul 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 30min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:18:38.
Live music after the discourse.
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video Available, duration 1h 32min. Quality: good.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle BOLT03
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Kyogen was asked by a monk, "What is the way?"
He answered, "A dragon singing in a withered tree."
The monk said, "I don't know what you are talking about."
Kyogen said, "The pupils of the eyes of a skull."
Afterwards, another monk asked Sekiso,
"What is this 'dragon singing in a withered tree'?"
Sekiso said, "It is being invested with joy."
The monk then asked, "What is this 'pupils of a skull'?"
Sekiso said, "It is the garment of wisdom."
Again, a monk asked Sozan what the dragon singing in the withered tree meant, and he answered, "The pulse does not stop."
To the question about what the pupils of the skull signified, he answered, "Not quite dry."
The monk asked, "Is there anyone who can hear the dragon singing?"
Sozan replied, "In all the wide world, there is not a single person who does not hear it."
The monk asked whose words they were.
Sozan said, "I don't know, but whoever hears them will lose his life."
Sozan composed a verse:
The dragon in the withered tree
Really sees the way.
The eyes of the skull above all
Become clear.
Knowledge reaches its limit,
And there is nothing to say.
Who can distinguish the pure
Amidst the impure?
One day a monk came along, and, not knowing he was speaking to the master, asked Bokushu the way to the master's room.
Bokushu took off his sandal and hit the monk on the head with it -- and the monk ran off.
Then Bokushu called to him, "Osho!" and the monk turned his head.
"That's the way to it," Bokushu said, pointing with his finger.

Question 1
Beloved Osho, is not everyone on the way -- old friends and new -- whether we know it or not?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, do you call us "buddhas" -- as Bokushu called the monk in this story "Osho" -- to remind us of the way?


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