Zen The Diamond Thunderbolt ~ 08

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 19 Jul 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 33min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:23:50.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 37min. Quality: inferior, a slight constant audio-noise, or mayby the rain.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle BOLT08
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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