Zen The Diamond Thunderbolt ~ 06

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 17 Jul 1988, 19:00
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 21min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:10:44.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 24min. Quality: inferior (under revision).
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see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle BOLT06
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutra
One day, Ungo Doyo went up into the hall and quoted Tozan's old saying, "Hell is not really painful. Wearing this robe, to fail to understand the great matter -- that loss is most painful."
Addressing his monks, Doyo said, "You are already within this tradition. A hundred percent is not far from ninety percent. You should exert a little more energy. Then you elders will not tire of your perpetual journey and yet will not turn away from the monastery."
He continued: "An ancient has said, 'If you wish to be able to bear this matter, you must go and stand atop the highest mountain, and walk on the bottom of the deepest sea. Only then have you some power.'"
Doyo said, "If you have not yet taken care of the great matter, for now you must tread the hidden road."
A monk then asked, "What is esteemed by an ascetic?"
Doyo said, "Where mind's consciousness does not reach."
Another monk asked, "What are the grades of Buddhas and patriarchs?"
Doyo said, "Both are grades."
A third monk asked, "What is the meaning of the coming of Bodhidharma from the West?"
Doyo said, "Meeting no one on the ancient road."

Question 1
Beloved Osho, I do not feel the pain of being a disciple and not understanding enlightenment, as I do the hell of those times of being closed to you.
In fact, I seem to only be able to understand anything at all in the context of you, the master. You are my framework, my touchstone. Is that okay?


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