master: Fenyang (J. Fun'yo)
Chan disciples: Changshui (J. Chosui)
Ah, This, ch. 7
died: c. 1050
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days gone by Ch'an master Hui Chueh of Lang
Yeh mountain, had a disciple who called on him for
instruction. The master taught her to examine into
the sentence: "Take no notice."
She followed his instruction strictly without
One day her house caught fire, but she said:
"Take no notice."
Another day, her son fell into the water and when
a bystander called her, she said: "Take no notice."
She observed exactly her master's instruction by
laying down all casual thoughts.
One day, as her husband lit the fire to make
fritters of twisted dough, she threw into the pan full
of boiling vegetable oil a batter which made a
Upon hearing the noise, she was instantly
enlightened. Then she threw the pan of oil on the
ground, clapped her hands and laughed.
Thinking she was insane, her husband scolded
her and said: "Why do you do this? Are you mad?"
She replied: "Take no notice."
Then she went to the master Hui Chueh and
asked him to verify her achievement.
The master confirmed that she had obtained the
Zen people call this "the holy fruit," the fruition, the
flowering – coming to the ultimate awakening,
coming to the ultimate experience of yourself and
existence. But remember: it can only happen in the
moment. It can only happen in the instant. It can
only happen now – now or never...
Ah, This!, ch. 7
|[Hui Chueh does not appear in the original chart of Zen masters in Osho's talks but does appear (linked) in the List and (unlinked but lineage position shown) in the Chan chart, for those tracking such things.]|