He diverted the whole thing, he got out of the net completely. Kyozan said, “Ejaku? Ejaku is my name!” Sansho said, “Perhaps, then my name is Enen!”
Seeing the situation, that it is difficult to get hold of this man in a wrong statement….
Both the statements were wrong; according to anybody both the statements are wrong. If he had said “Sansho,” in your eyes that statement would have been right. But in Zen things are different; it is a totally different atmosphere of seeing things.
Kyozan, feeling that he cannot be caught – he is throwing the net back on him – laughed heartily. This laughter accepted that Sansho is as enlightened as Kyozan. Nothing was said, but that laughter is the seal of recognition.
Both grasping, both releasing – what fellows!
Riding the tiger – marvelous skill!
The laughter ends, traceless they go.
Infinite pathos, to think of them!
Setcho is making a beautiful statement about the dialogue: What great fellows, provoking each other to fall into a state of ignorance or to make a statement that is not right. And when it could not happen, then there was just laughter. And laughter leaves no trace behind: The laughter ends, traceless they go.
Just like laughter we come and just like laughter we go.
Maneesha is asking, “Osho, what is in a name?”
The whole world, the whole world that you know. But it is all dream stuff. If you remain confined to names, you will never know the reality. Existence is nameless. All names are given by us.
There was one man in India…. There were only two persons who were called Mahatma: one was Mahatma Gandhi, another was Mahatma Bhagwandin. I never agreed with Mahatma Gandhi, but with Mahatma Bhagwandin I had a great friendship. He was very old and I was so young, but we both felt some synchronicity. So whenever Mahatma Bhagwandin used to come to my city, he used to stay in our house. He was a great scholar and immensely informed. I have never come across anybody who is so informed about so much rubbish. You ask him anything and he will function almost like the Encyclopedia Britannica.