Zen The Diamond Thunderbolt ~ 11

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 22 Jul 1988 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 34min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:24:11.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 33min. Quality: inferior (under revision).
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle BOLT11
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, when master Keizan got up in the hall to speak, a monk called Gazan came forward from the assembly and asked, "Why is it hard to speak of the place where not a breath enters?"
Keizan said, "Even speaking of it does not say it."
Gazan had a flash of insight, but as he was about to open his mouth, Keizan said, "Wrong."
Scolded, Gazan withdrew. After this his spirit of determination soared far beyond that of ordinary people.
One night, as Keizan was enjoying the moon along with Gazan, he said, "Do you know that there are two moons?"
Gazan said, "No."
Keizan said, "If you don't know that there are two moons, you are not a seedling of the 'to' succession."
At this, Gazan increased his determination and sat cross legged like an iron pole for years.
One day, as Keizan passed through the hall, he said, quoting Sekito, "Sometimes it is right to have him raise his eyebrows and blink his eyes; sometimes it is right not to have him raise his eyebrows and blink his eyes."
At these words, Gazan was greatly enlightened. Then with full ceremony, he expressed his understanding. Keizan agreed with him.

Question 1
Beloved Osho, what is meant by "maturity of spirit"?


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