Hyakujo. The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus Chapter 6 The disciple is theseed

CHAPTER 6

The disciple is the seed

1 October 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

BELOVED OSHO, ONCE A TAOIST, HAPPENING TO PASS BY HYAKUJO'S MONASTERY, ASKED, "IS THERE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD MORE MARVELOUS THAN THE FORCES OF NATURE?" HYAKUJO REPLIED, "THERE IS." "AND WHAT IS THAT?" THE TAOIST INQUIRED. HYAKUJO SAID, "THE POWER OF comprehending THOSE NATURAL FORCES." THE VISITOR ASKED, "IS COSMIC VITALITY THE TAO?" HYAKUJO RESPONDED, "COSMIC VITALITY IS COSMIC VITALITY. THE TAO IS THE TAO." THE TAOIST SAID, "IF SO, THEY MUST BE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS?" HYAKUJO SAID, "THAT WHICH KNOWS DOES NOT---OSHO NAMAN

Hyakujo. The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus Chapter 5 Dont be idiotbuddhas

CHAPTER 5

Don't be idiot buddhas

30 September 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

BELOVED OSHO, ONCE, HYAKUJO WAS OUT IN THE FIELDS WORKING ALONGSIDE HIS DISCIPLES. JUST AS A CERTAIN MONK LIFTED UP HIS HOE, THE SOUND OF THE DINNER DRUM COULD BE HEARD. WITH THIS, THE MONK LAUGHED LOUDLY, DROPPED HIS HOE AND WENT TO THE TEMPLE. "WONDERFUL!" EXCLAIMED HYAKUJO. "THIS IS THE GATE TO THE ENTERING OF THE BODHISATTVA KANNON." HYAKUJO FOLLOWED AFTER THE MONK, AND ARRIVING AT THE TEMPLE, ASKED THE MONK, "WHAT TRUTH DID YOU PERCEIVE WHEN YOU HEARD THE DINNER DRUM?" THE MONK SAID, "JUST NOW I WAS---OSHO NAMAN

Hyakujo. The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus Chapter 4 Lie down andwitness

CHAPTER 4

Lie down and witness

29 September 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

BELOVED OSHO, ONE DAY WHEN HYAKUJO WAS TO GIVE HIS DAILY DISCOURSES TO HIS DISCIPLES, HE BEGAN BY SAYING, "I AM NO ZEN ADEPT. I HAVE NOT A SINGLE THING TO OFFER ANYONE, SO I MUST NOT KEEP YOU STANDING HERE. GO AND TAKE A REST." ON ANOTHER OCCASION, A GROUP OF DHARMA MASTERS SOUGHT AN INTERVIEW AND SAID: "WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK. ARE YOU PREPARED TO ANSWER THEM, MASTER?" HYAKUJO REPLIED, "YES. THE MOON IS REFLECTED IN THAT DEEP POND; CATCH IT IF YOU LIKE." THE GROUP CONTINUED, "WHAT IS THE BUDDHA REALLY---OSHO NAMAN

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Hyakujo. The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus Chapter 3 In search of a losttreasure

CHAPTER 3

In search of a lost treasure

28 September 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

BELOVED OSHO, THE QUESTION WAS ASKED OF HYAKUJO: "THERE IS A SUTRA WHICH SAYS THAT NOT TO PERCEIVE ANYTHING IN TERMS OF BEING OR NON-BEING IS TRUE DELIVERANCE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?" HYAKUJO RESPONDED: "WHEN WE ATTAIN TO PURITY OF MIND, THAT IS SOMETHING WHICH CAN BE SAID TO EXIST. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, OUR REMAINING FREE FROM ANY THOUGHT OF ACHIEVEMENT IS CALLED NOT PERCEIVING ANYTHING AS EXISTENT. REACHING THE STATE IN WHICH NO THOUGHTS ARISE OR PERSIST, YET WITHOUT BEING CONSCIOUS OF THEIR ABSENCE, IS---OSHO NAMAN

Hyakujo. The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus Chapter 2 The greatpearl

CHAPTER 2

The great pearl

27 September 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

BELOVED OSHO, ON ONE OCCASION HYAKUJO SAID, "IF WE ARE ATTACHED TO A VIEWPOINT THAT WE ARE NATURALLY THE BUDDHAS AND THAT WE ARE IN ZEN BUDDHISM BECAUSE WE ARE ORIGINALLY PURE AND ENLIGHTENED, WE ARE AMONG NON-BUDDHISTS WHO DENY CAUSALITY." AT ANOTHER TIME A VINAYA MASTER NAMED YUAN ONCE CAME TO HYAKUJO AND ASKED, "DO YOU MAKE EFFORTS IN YOUR PRACTICE OF THE TAO, MASTER?" HYAKUJO REPLIED, "YES, I DO. WHEN HUNGRY, I EAT; WHEN TIRED, I SLEEP." YUAN ASKED, "AND DOES EVERYBODY MAKE THE SAME EFFORTS AS YOU DO, MASTER?"---OSHO NAMAN

Hyakujo. The Everest of Zen, with Bashos Haikus Chapter 1 The language ofsuddenness

CHAPTER 1

The language of suddenness

26 September 1988 pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium

BELOVED OSHO, WHEN HYAKUJO FIRST ARRIVED AT CHIANG-SI TO PAY HIS RESPECTS TO MA TZU, MA TZU INQUIRED, "FROM WHERE HAVE YOU COME?" "FROM THE GREAT CLOUD MONASTERY AT YUEH CHOU," ANSWERED HYAKUJO. "AND WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN BY COMING HERE?" ASKED MA TZU. HYAKUJO REPLIED, "I HAVE COME SEEKING THE BUDDHA-DHARMA." TO THIS MA TZU REPLIED, "INSTEAD OF LOOKING TO THE TREASURE HOUSE WHICH IS YOUR VERY OWN, YOU HAVE LEFT HOME AND GONE WANDERING FAR AWAY. WHAT FOR? I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HERE AT ALL. WHAT IS---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 9 Neither this northat

CHAPTER 9

Neither this nor that

29 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

IN THIS WORLD OF SUCHNESS THERE IS NEITHER SELF NOR OTHER-THAN-SELF. TO COME DIRECTLY INTO HARMONY WITH THIS REALITY JUST SIMPLY SAY WHEN DOUBTS ARISE, "NOT TWO." IN THIS "NOT TWO" NOTHING IS SEPARATE, NOTHING IS EXCLUDED. NO MATTER WHEN OR WHERE, ENLIGHTENMENT MEANS ENTERING THIS TRUTH. AND THIS TRUTH IS BEYOND EXTENSION OR DIMINUTION IN TIME OR SPACE; IN IT A SINGLE THOUGHT IS TEN THOUSAND YEARS. FIRST TRY TO UNDERSTAND the word 'suchness'. Buddha depends on that word very much. In Buddha's own language it is TATHATA ­---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 8 Life in truefaith

CHAPTER 8

Life in true faith

28 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

CONSIDER MOVEMENT STATIONARY AND THE STATIONARY IN MOTION, AND BOTH THE STATE OF MOVEMENT AND THE STATE OF REST DISAPPEAR. WHEN SUCH DUALITIES CEASE TO EXIST ONENESS ITSELF CANNOT EXIST. TO THIS ULTIMATE FINALITY NO LAW OR DESCRIPTION APPLIES. FOR THE UNIFIED MIND IN ACCORD WITH THE WAY ALL SELF CENTERED STRIVING CEASES. DOUBTS AND IRRESOLUTIONS VANISH AND LIFE IN TRUE FAITH IS POSSIBLE. WITH A SINGLE STROKE WE ARE FREED FROM BONDAGE; NOTHING CLINGS TO US AND WE HOLD NOTHING. ALL IS EMPTY, CLEAR, SELF-ILLUMINATING, WITH NO EXERTION---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 7 All dreams mustcease

CHAPTER 7

All dreams must cease

27 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

REST AND UNREST DERIVE FROM ILLUSION; WITH ENLIGHTENMENT THERE IS NO LIKING AND DISLIKING. ALL DUALITIES COME FROM IGNORANT INFERENCE. THEY ARE LIKE DREAMS OR FLOWERS IN THE AIR: FOOLISH TRY TO GRASP THEM. GAIN AND LOSS, RIGHT AND WRONG: SUCH THOUGHTS MUST FINALLY BE ABOLISHED AT ONCE. IF THE EYE NEVER SLEEPS, ALL DREAMS WILL NATURALLY CEASE. IF THE MIND MAKES NO DISCRIMINATIONS, THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS ARE AS THEY ARE, OF SINGLE ESSENCE. TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERY OF THIS ONE-ESSENCE IS TO BE RELEASED FROM ALL ENTANGLEMENTS.---OSHO NAMAN

Hsin Hsin Ming. The Book of Nothing Chapter 6 Strive to nogoals

CHAPTER 6

Strive to no goals

26 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall

TO LIVE IN THE GREAT WAY IS NEITHER EASY NOR DIFFICULT, BUT THOSE WITH LIMITED VIEWS ARE FEARFUL AND IRRESOLUTE: THE FASTER THEY HURRY, THE SLOWER THEY GO, AND CLINGING CANNOT BE LIMITED; EVEN TO BE ATTACHED TO THE IDEA OF ENLIGHTENMENT IS TO GO ASTRAY. JUST LET THINGS BE IN THEIR OWN WAY AND THERE WILL BE NEITHER COMING NOR GOING. OBEY THE NATURE OF THINGS (YOUR OWN NATURE), AND YOU WILL WALK FREELY AND UNDISTURBED. WHEN THOUGHT IS IN BONDAGE THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN, FOR EVERYTHING IS MURKY AND UNCLEAR, AND THE BURDENSOME PRACTICE OF---OSHO NAMAN