Zen The Diamond Thunderbolt ~ 08
|event type||discourse & meditation|
|date & time||19 Jul 1988 pm|
|location||Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune|
|audio||Available, duration 1h 33min. Quality: good.|
Osho leading meditation from 1:23:50.
Live music after the discourse.
|video||Available, duration 1h 37min. Quality: inferior, a slight constant audio-noise, or mayby the rain.|
|online text||find the PDF of this discourse|
- Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
- The sutra
- When he was a monk, Myoshu called on master Emyo, at Saijo, and asked, "What is an entry for the student?"
- Emyo said, "Come here!"
- The moment Myoshu approached him, Emyo grabbed the monk and pushed him away, saying, "There is no entry for you here!"
- As Myoshu got up, the feeling of doubt suddenly arose; and day and night he couldn't put it off.
- Emyo knew secretly that Myoshu was a vessel of dharma, and subsequently drove him out of the temple on the pretext that he had broken the rules.
- Myoshu felt no resentment, but unknown to anyone else, borrowed a room near the monastery and hid there. For six years he was never forgiven, and just sat facing a wall day and night. His meditation work became increasingly refined, until he got to the point of forgetting to sleep or eat.
- One day as he stood beside a cowpen, he suddenly had an insight; he immediately went to the abbot's quarters with full ceremony.
- Emyo shouted at him, "Who gave you permission to come inside the temple?"
- Myoshu said, "Here, an entry is wide open."
- Emyo laughed and said, "A thief has broken down my door!" and the master bowed.
- Thereafter, Myoshu served as Emyo's personal attendant, going deeper into the mystery every day.
- Late in life Myoshu began to teach, and before long his fame spread far and wide, and there were never less than a thousand people surrounding his teaching seat.
- One day, when he had a slight illness he beat the drum to call the community. When everyone had assembled, the master said, "My teaching is come to an end, I am making a bequest to you." Then he raised his staff, shouted once and died standing.
- Question 1
- What does it mean to serve? Are we serving you? Or is it not that the master in fact serves the disciples -- as Jesus symbolized by washing his disciples' feet before he died, and as you bathe us in your presence before we die and resurrect each night?
- Question 2
- Beloved Osho, just as certain chemicals are released when making love, are certain other chemicals released during meditation? -- because that is what it feels like.
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