Relaxation, Watchfulness, a Nonjudgmental Attitude

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From:The Great Zen Master Ta Hui

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"I can see the difficulties Ta Hui is passing through. He can intellectually understand the path of awareness, he can also intellectually explain it to others – but he himself still remains only a philosopher...."
Relaxation, Watchfulness, a Nonjudgmental Attitude
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"I can see the difficulties Ta Hui is passing through. He can intellectually understand the path of awareness, he can also intellectually explain it to others – but he himself still remains only a philosopher...."

Osho continues:
"You may not be able to prove it, but you yourself know, it is absolutely certain.

"Ta Hui's problem is that from the very beginning he has taken the standpoint of an intellectual. If he was just an ordinary intellectual, satisfied with his intellect and his conceptualizations, there would be no difficulty. But there is some part of him which does not simply want to live with borrowed knowledge. A part of him longs to realize and experience and know the mystery firsthand.

"This is his dilemma, and he is continuously moving from one part to another part. As we are going further into his sutras, I feel a hope that his mystical part is winning ground. His intellect is lagging behind – although it is not defeated yet. The first sutra:
I am giving you the name Chan-Jan, 'profound clarity.' a patriarch said, 'As long as there is mental discrimination, and calculating judgment, all the perceptions of one's own mind are dreams. If mind and consciousness are quiescent and extinct, without a single thought stirring, this is called correct awareness.'
"The first thing: clarity is always profound. There is no other way for clarity to be. Profound clarity does not make sense.

"It is just like somebody telling you, 'I love you very, very much.' In fact, you cannot love less, and you cannot love more. Love does not belong to the world of quantity; hence 'less' and 'more' are irrelevant. You can either love, or not love. How can you love less, and how can you love more?

"Still people go on saying, 'I love you very much,' not seeing the tremendous fallacy that love is a quality and not a quantity. A quality is either present or not present. More and less belong to the world of quantities.

"The English word matter and the French word meter come from the Sanskrit word matra, and matra means quantity. That which can be measured is matter – matter simply means measurable – and that which cannot be measured, that which is not within the territory of quantity, is consciousness.

"He's saying, I am giving you the name Chan-Jan. He must be initiating somebody into sannyas and giving him the name Chan-Jan, which means profound clarity."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 116 mins
File Size 28 MB
Type Individual Talks