Zen The Diamond Thunderbolt ~ 05

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 16 Jul 1988, 19:00
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 23min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:10:33.
Live music after the discourse.
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video Available, duration 1h 25min. Quality: inferior.
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle BOLT05
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Tozan asked a monk, "What is the most miserable condition in the world?"
"Hell is the most miserable," answered the monk.
"No," said Tozan. "What is the most miserable is to wear this robe without understanding the great matter."
Then, addressing all the assembled monks, Tozan said:
The late master, Wu Tzu, one day took a bath, burned incense, sat upright and said to his disciples: "The body of reality is perfectly quiescent, while giving the appearance of going and coming. The thousand sages are from the same source; myriad awarenesses are ultimately one. I am now a bubble bursting -- what is the use of sadness? Don't trouble your minds; just maintain complete awareness. If you follow this order, you are really requiting my kindness. If you stubbornly go against what I say, you are not my disciples."
At that time a monk asked Wu Tzu, "Where are you going?" and Wu Tzu said, "Nowhere."
The monk said, "Why don't I see?"
Wu Tzu replied, "It is not visible to the eye."
Relating this incident to his monks, Tozan commented, "Wu Tzu was an adept."

Question 1
Beloved Osho, need we love enlightenment -- "the great matter" -- for enlightenment's sake?
Is it enough to love the master and want more than anything to "requite his kindness"?
Question 2
Beloved Osho, should not we point out to the Shankaracharya of Puri that all this rain has nothing to do with women committing suicide, as he would like them to, but is because you dedicated these discourses to the clouds?
His enticement to death and your pouring love on the clouds -- does not the difference between his attitude and your understanding say it all?


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