On one occasion, a monk asked master Dogo: “Even if there is no cloud for thousands of miles, it is not yet the original sky. What is the original sky?”
Dogo replied, “Today, it is good to dry wheat.”
On another occasion, Dogo was asked by another monk, “What is the deepest?”
Dogo came down from his seat, made obeisance in the manner of women and said, “You have come from far, and I have no answer for you.”
At another time, Sekiso Keisho asked Dogo, “After a hundred years, if someone asks about the absolute meaning of the universe, what shall I say to him?”
Dogo called the boy attendant, who came, and told him to fill up the water bottle. Dogo waited a while, and then said to Sekiso, “What was it you asked just now?”
Sekiso repeated the question. Dogo thereupon went back to his room, and at this, Sekiso became enlightened.
First, I am going to answer a few questions from the Australian TV crew. They have been here for almost one month. When they had come, they were very serious people, as Australians are supposed to be. But this morning they filmed me, and they have completely changed. They were smiling and laughing and enjoying.
Ecstasy is contagious. It is dangerous to enter this gateless gate! But they are very nice people and very perfectionist. They have been doing a film on the commune, its lifestyle, its philosophical approach to existence. And of course, on me, the spiritual terrorist behind the commune! – or in other words, the center of this cyclone which is going to grow every day bigger and bigger and is going to envelop the whole earth.
When they go back to their homes, their wives will be absolutely surprised – whatever happened to these guys? The very air of the commune changes personalities. Your joy, your laughter, your blissfulness, your silence, touches the very heart of anyone who is alive.
This morning I saw, these people are not dead. They are really alive! So now I can trust that their film and their program for television is going to be a real shock to the whole of Australia. If they can create the shock, I am coming!
Their first question is:
Are either communists or capitalists ready for the consciousness revolution of a spiritual terrorist like yourself?
They are not ready, but I am going to make them ready! The time is ripe. They will have to be ready, because unless they become more and more conscious and alert, the destiny of this earth is doomed.
If anyone loves this earth, the beautiful birds and animals and human beings, if anyone has a sense of this tremendous phenomenon…because the whole universe is without any greenery, without any flowers, without any oceans, without any rivers. This place, this small earth – very small – has a special position in the world. In the whole of existence it is only this earth that has produced buddhas, enlightened people. This earth has become holy, just because so many buddhas have traveled on it.