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    Returning to the Source



    Returning to the Source


    CHAPTER 1

    One Short Note
    11 December 1974 am in Buddha Hall


    KAKUA WAS THE FIRST JAPANESE TO STUDY ZEN IN CHINA, AND WHILE HE WAS THERE
    HE ACCEPTED THE TRUE TEACHING.
    WHEN HEWAS IN CHINA HE DID NOT TRAVEL. HE LIVED IN A REMOTE PART OF A MOUNTAIN
    AND MEDITATED CONSTANTLY.
    WHENEVER PEOPLE FOUND HIM AND ASKED HIM TO PREACH, HE WOULD SAY A FEW
    WORDS, AND THEN MOVE TO ANOTHER PART OF THE MOUNTAIN WHERE HE COULD BE
    FOUND LESS EASILY.
    WHEN KAKUA RETURNED TO JAPAN, THE EMPEROR HEARD ABOUT HIM AND ASKED
    HIM TO COME TO COURT TO PREACH ZEN FOR THE EDIFICATION OF HIMSELF AND HIS
    SUBJECTS.
    KAKUA STOOD BEFORE THE EMPEROR IN SILENCE. HE THEN PRODUCED A FLUTE
    FROM THE FOLDS OF HIS ROBES, BLEW ONE SHORT NOTE, BOWED POLITELY, AND
    DISAPPEARED. NO ONE EVER KNEW WHAT BECAME OF HIM.

    The real teaching cannot be taught, but still it is called a teaching. It cannot be taught, but it can
    be shown, indicated. There is no way to say it directly, but there are millions of ways to indicate it
    indirectly.

    Lao Tzu says that the Truth cannot be said, and the moment you say it, you have already falsified
    it. The words, the language, the mind, are utterly incapable. Truth defies reason; it defies the head-oriented personality; it defies the ego. It cannot be manipulated. It is utterly impossible for reason to encounter it.

    This is the first thing to be understood, and the more deeply you understand it, the more possibility
    will be available to me to indicate towards it. Whatsoever I am saying is not the Truth. It cannot be.
    Through words, only a situation can be created in which Truth may be possible. But that too one can
    never be definite about. It is unpredictable. No cause can be produced for it to happen – it happens
    when it happens. The only thing that can be done is to become available to it. Your doors should
    be open. When it knocks at your door, you should be present there. If you are present, available,
    receptive, it can happen. But remember, through scriptures, through the words of the Enlightened
    Ones, you cannot attain it.

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