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    The White Lotus



    The White Lotus


    CHAPTER 1

    Lotus rain
    31 October 1979 am in Buddha Hall

    BELOVED OSHO,
    QUESTION: WHAT IS BUDDHA-MIND?
    ANSWER: YOUR MIND IS IT. WHEN YOU SEE THE SELFSAME ESSENCE OF IT, YOU
    CAN CALL IT SUCHNESS. WHEN YOU SEE THE CHANGELESS NATURE OF IT, YOU CAN
    CALL IT DHARMAKAYA. IT DOES NOT BELONG TO ANYTHING; THEREFORE, IT IS CALLED
    EMANCIPATION. IT WORKS EASILY AND FREELY, NEVER BEING DISTURBED BY OTHERS;
    THEREFORE, IT IS CALLED THE TRUE PATH. IT WAS NOT BORN AND, THEREFORE, IT IS
    NOT GOING TO PERISH, SO IT IS CALLED NIRVANA.
    QUESTION: WHAT IS TATHAGATA?
    ANSWER: ONE WHO KNOWS THAT HE COMES FROM NOWHERE AND GOES NOWHERE.
    QUESTION: WHAT IS BUDDHA?
    ANSWER: ONE WHO REALIZES THE TRUTH, AND HOLDS NOTHING THAT IS TO BE
    REALIZED.
    QUESTION: WHAT IS DHARMA?
    ANSWER: IT WAS NEVER PRODUCED, AND WILL NEVER BE REDUCED; THEREFORE, IT IS
    CALLED DHARMA, THE NORM OF THE UNIVERSE.
    QUESTION: WHAT IS SANGHA?
    ANSWER: IT IS SO NAMED BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTY OF ITS HARMONY.

    I AM ECSTATIC because just the name of Bodhidharma is psychedelic to me. In the long evolution
    of human consciousness there has never been such an outlandish Buddha as Bodhidharma – very
    rare, very unique, exotic. Only in some small ways George Gurdjieff comes close to him, but not
    very close, and only in some ways, not in all ways.

    There have been many buddhas in the world, but Bodhidharma stands out like Everest. His way
    of being, living, and expressing the truth is simply his; it is incomparable. Even his own master,
    Gautama the Buddha, cannot be compared with Bodhidharma. Even Buddha would have found it
    difficult to digest this man.

    This man Bodhidharma traveled from India to China to spread the message of his master. Although
    they are separated by one thousand years, for Bodhidharma and for such men there is no time, no
    space – for Bodhidharma Buddha was as contemporary as Buddha is contemporary to me.

    On the surface you are my contemporaries, but between me and you there is a long long
    distance. We live on different planets. In reality, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Jesus, Pythagoras, Bahauddin,
    Bodhidharma – these are my contemporaries. Between them and me there is no gap either of time
    or of space. Superficially there is a one thousand years’ gap between Buddha and Bodhidharma,
    but there is not even a single moment’s gap in reality, in truth. On the circumference Buddha was
    already dead for one thousand years when Bodhidharma arrived on the scene, but at the center he
    is together with Buddha. He speaks the essence of Buddha – of course he has his own way, his
    own style, but even Buddha would find it strange.

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