|born: c. 800
Huangbo (J. Obaku)
Chan disciples: Xinghua, (J. Koke), Baoshou (J.
Hoju), Sansheng (J., Sansho), Youzhou (J. Yushu, Tanku), ...
Rinzai: Master of the Irrational (entire book
uses stories of Linji)
Zen: The Quantum Leap From Mind to
No-mind, ch. 6
The Miracle, ch. 1, ch. 3, ch. 7
Turning In, ch. 3
The Original Man, ch. 2, ch. 3, ch. 9
The Language of Existence, ch. 3, ch. 9
The Buddha: The Emptiness of the Heart, ch 4
No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity, ch. 5
One Seed Makes the Whole Earth Green, ch.
1, ch. 2
Yakusan: Straight to the Point of Enlightenment,
The Great Zen Master Ta Hui , ch. 7, ch. 11
| oshobob The Living Workshop
Linji would shout at the disciples to give them a first
experience of their centering. You are both a
circumference and a center. You live on the
circumference; the shout simply pushes you to the
center. Once you experience being at the center
you suddenly see the whole world changing. Your
eyes are no more the same; your clarity and
transparency are absolute. You see the same
green leaves greener, the same roses rosier, the
same life as a festival, as a ceremony. You would
love to dance...
Rinzai: Master of the Irrational, ch. 1
his original English talks, 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
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.