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Osho Audiobook - Individual Talk: Zen: The Quantum Leap from Mind to No-Mind, # 13, (mp3) - assembly, daiten, hyakujo


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You Cannot See with Your Ears

Talk #13 of the Series, Zen: The Quantum Leap from Mind to No-Mind

"Maneesha, there are things which mind is naturally incapable of understanding. The mind has limitations, but our ego does not want to accept the limitations of the mind.

"Every sense has its own limitation. You cannot see with your ears and you cannot hear with your eyes. In the same way, you can see objects with the mind but you cannot see the beyond, the formless with the mind. To the mind it will look absurd – just as light is absurd to the blind man, to the deaf no music exists in the world.

"Those who have become too much identified with the mind – and unfortunately all the civilizations and cultures that have existed in the world have enforced and reinforced the mind. Zen is alone and unique."
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Osho continues:
"It points beyond the mind. So remember not to try to understand rationally, intelligently. Only in deep meditation and silence will you be able to feel the significance of these small anecdotes. They have something hidden in them, but it is not possible for the mind to figure it out.

"Put the mind aside, and suddenly you can see the truth which mind was blocking. As far as Zen is concerned, mind is a block to reality. Except mind, nobody is hindering you declaring your buddhahood this very moment.
a great Zen master,
needed to select a monk to be the master
of a new monastery that was to be established
on the mountain of Ta-Kuei-Shan.
He called the cook of his monastery
and told him he had been chosen.
"Before I proceed I have to say something about the cook, otherwise you will not be able to understand the whole story. This cook had entered the monastery as a young man thirty years before the incident, when he was called by the master. Thirty years before when he had entered, he asked the master Hyakujo, 'I don't know for what I am searching, I don't know the question; hence I cannot ask anything. If, out of your compassion, you can show me the way, I will be infinitely grateful.' Hyakujo's monastery had one thousand monks, great scholars, intellectuals, philosophers. The poor man who had come said, 'All that I can do is cook. I am uneducated.'

"The master said, 'There is no problem. You start cooking. Just remember one thing: never come again to me. Whenever I need you, I will call you. Don't ask anyone anything; just remain like a shadow, working.'

"In China and Japan, rice is the main food. The cook was preparing rice for one thousand monks. He would get up early in the morning and go to bed late at night. There was no time for questioning, neither he had any question. Just think: thirty years, cleaning rice, cooking rice. He became completely silent. He was not doing any meditation, but the mind was not needed. His work was so simple that mind retired on its own.

"People had even forgotten that there was a monk who never came to the assembly, who never asked anything, who never read any sutra."
In this title, Osho talks on the following topics:

assembly… daiten… hyakujo… moses

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