Zen The Mystery and Poetry ~ 04

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event type discourse & meditation
date & time 11 Jan 1989 pm
location Gautam the Buddha Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 54min. Quality: good.
Osho leading meditation from 1:34:10.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 52min. Quality: good, but a slight constant audio-noise.
online video
see also
online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle POETRY04
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha. Questions are being read by Osho himself.
After discourse Osho leads No-Mind Meditation.
The sutras
Once, a monk asked master Nan-yin, "What is your special teaching?"
Nan-yin replied, "In autumn we reap; in winter we store."
Another monk asked Nan-yin, "What is the way?"
Nan-yin answered, "A kite flies across the great sky; nothing remains there."
On another occasion, Nan-yin ascended the rostrum and said, "Above the mass of red flesh stands one at an immeasurable height."
A monk then came out from the assembly and said, "Isn't this 'above the mass, and so on,' the master's way?"
Nan-yin replied, "That's so."
At that, the monk then overturned the Zen seat.
Nan-yin said, "Look what a rough, wild fellow you are!"
The monk didn't know what to say or do and Nan-yin drove him out of the temple.

Question 1
Our Beloved Master, do you recommend for your disciples -- as Gurdjieff did for his -- that we identify what our "chief characteristic" is?


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