Cuiwei Wuxue
Jap., Suibi Magaku
Emerald Profound     Without Studies
born:   c. 780
died:   c. 850

place:  China
Chan master:  Danxia Tianran (J., Tanka Tennen)
Chan disciples:  Qingping (J., Shohei), Touzi,...
Qingping Cuiwei's disciple – asked Cuiwei ,
"What is the meaning of Bodhidharma's coming
from the West?"
Cuiwei said, "I'll tell you later when nobody is
around."
Sometime later, Qingping said, "Now, there is
nobody. Please master, tell me the answer."
Cuiwei, getting down from the Zen stool, took
Qingping to the bamboo garden. Again, Qingping
asked, "Now, there is nobody. Please master, tell
me the answer."
Cuiwei, pointing to the bamboos, said, "This
bamboo is that long, that bamboo is that short."
stories:

Osho:
Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest,
ch. 10

The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, ch.
10
Chinese simplified:
            oshobob  The Living Workshop                                        
                                                       Zen Masters
Suibi asked Tanka, "Who was the teacher of
all the buddhas?"

Tanka said to Suibi, "You'd better not take
yourself so seriously! Use the floor cloth and
broom more."

Suibi took three steps to the rear.

"A blunder!" cried Tanka.

Suibi then stepped forward three paces.

"Another blunder!" said Tanka.

Suibi raised one leg and turned round on the
other.

Tanka said, "You've got it; you defied the other
teachers of all the buddhas!"


Just a small anecdote, but so beautiful, so
great in its depth and meaning that anyone
who can see the point can become a buddha
that very moment. And here in this assembly,
in this silent moment, you are all in the same
situation as Suibi: centered, silent, doing
nothing. Just being a peace, a love, a
consciousness. You have surpassed all the
teachers of buddhas in this moment...

                                               --Osho
Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest,
ch. 10