died: 869 62 years
Blue Cliff Record, Case 43
This, This, A Thousand Times This: The Very
Essence of Zen, ch. 4, ch. 14, ch. 15.
Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest,
ch.1, ch. 8
The Original Man, ch. 8
The Language of Existence, ch. 7
Nansen: The Point of Departure, ch. 1
Christianity the Deadliest Poison, and Zen the
Antidote to all Poisons, ch. 1
Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind, ch. 7
The Zen Manifesto: Freedom from Oneself, ch 11
| oshobob The Living Workshop
|Yunju Daoying was the chief disciple of
Dongshan. When he first met Dongshan, he was
asked, "What is your name?"
He answered, "Daoying." ('Daoying' means
"receiving the Dao.")
Dongshan said, "Tell me transcendentally!"
Yunju replied, "Speaking transcendentally, my
name is Daoying."
Dongshan said, "When I saw my master, my
answer was no different."
Yunju remained with Dongshan many years.
Dongshan never had less than one thousand,
five hundred disciples, of whom twenty-eight
Remember that in Zen, language is used in a
totally different way than it is used commonly.
"What is your name?" does not mean that your
name is being asked. "What is your name?"
means, "Who are you? Are you here?" It is a
question not about an arbitrary name, it is a
question about the eternal consciousness within
you... "Have you found it...?"
This. This. A Thousand Times This: The Very
Essence of Zen, ch. 14
|Note: In his original
Osho used the Japanese
pronunciations of the Chinese names
used in these stories, to a large extent.
In his books the names were
romanized using Japanese romaji. In
the instances where Osho used the
original Chinese names, they were
romanized in the books using the old
Wade-Giles system, now seen very
infrequently in world wide usage.
The stories shown on this website will
attempt to revert to the more accurate
original Chinese identification, using
modern Chinese pinyin romanization, if
the people and places are Chinese. If
they are Japanese, then Japanese
romaji will be retained.