Individual Consciousness: The Highest Growth

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From:The Great Zen Master Ta Hui

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"It is beautiful when Ta Hui simply quotes the words of the awakened ones. But the moment he brings himself in, the whole glory and the splendor is lost. He is trying hard to pretend..."
Individual Consciousness: The Highest Growth
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"It is beautiful when Ta Hui simply quotes the words of the awakened ones. But the moment he brings himself in, the whole glory and the splendor is lost. He is trying hard to pretend..."

Osho continues:
"The first sutra is a very ancient one it has not even originated with Gautam Buddha. Perhaps all the awakened ones have emphasized the fact – they have to because it is so real and so significant, it has to be told to the people – that the master cannot give anything to you. If he could, he would have given you everything. But as far as enlightenment is concerned it is absolutely your individual, private territory. Nobody can interfere with it.

"Then what is the purpose of the master? His purpose is to take away from you things which you think you are. His purpose is negative – he simply takes away your false conceptions. And once all false conceptions are taken away from you, that which is real illuminates in all its beauty. He has not given you anything, but he has removed all the obstructions, all the hindrances which you were clinging to.

"The moment you become enlightened, you will know that this experience has been always with you – just your eyes were closed. The master tries in every way, with arbitrary devices, to wake you up. Once you are awake nothing has to be said, because you are seeing yourself. And the experience of enlightenment is exactly the same.

"Ta Hui is quoting the ancient sutra:
There has never been anything to give to people, only folks who have been able to point out the road for people.
"The actual words of Buddha are: 'I can show you the path, but you will have to travel it. I cannot travel it for you. Not that I don't want to, but it is simply not in the nature of things.'
…able to point out the road for people. An ancient worthy said, 'Having some attainment is the jackal's yelp; having no attainment is the lion's roar.'
"On the path there are many moments when you will feel, 'I have attained it, I have got it.' Remember a criterion: whenever the idea arises in you, 'I have got it,' you are without any doubt wrong. The very idea, 'I have got it,' means an ego achievement. You are there and some goal has been achieved."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 104 mins
File Size 23.72 MB
Type Individual Talks